My last trip to Paris I had a couple of areas I had my heart set on seeing: The Marais and Montmartre. Our day in Montmartre was fabulous; what started as a very cold and wet day turned sunny and warmer (though we were having such a good time we would not have noticed either way.) We started at the Sacré-Coeur Basilica. From there I was set on finding the button shop of Montmartre, Dam Boutons.
Luckily, we did not walk far when we ran across this wonderful little shop. For someone like me, who loves to craft, owns two sewing machines, and never met a fabric or embellishment she didn’t like, I was in Heaven. Buttons are arranged in tubes, sorted by color family, and are offered in all price ranges. I found myself drawn to several cameo buttons they offered. Did I mention that the buttons are sorted by color family in ridiculous organization? My type A inner organizer was in Heaven.
You can see from the photo above the buttons are stored in tubes. When you see one you like, pull out the tube, and the clerk will get the button for you. Browsers are welcome. If you want to take pictures, you must ask first. If you are purchasing buttons, your chances of getting a yes to that request improve exponentially.
I found these to take home. I’ve always been fond of cameos (I owe my love of cameos to my Mother).
While the lizard is a mascot of such, I was more entranced by the sweetest little dog who sat at the doorway, perfectly behaved, and never wavered from his post.
Travel Tip: Speaking of good behavior, if you have children with you, they must be well behaved and understand the do not touch rule or they will be asked to wait outside. Also, if you are learning French, be prepared to have the shop owner
correct you on help you with any mistakes you make.
Neighborhoods: Montmartre, Pigalle, 18ème
+33 1 53 28 19 51
Credit cards accepted.
Nearest Transit stations:
Anvers (we took Anvers)AbbessesPigalle