The cruelest sartorial casualty each winter isn’t those suede boots you stubbornly wore in the snow. It’s buttons. Yeah, man, buttons-the kind that fasten. Buttons on your jackets, buttons on your sweaters, buttons on your shirts. The wear and tear of a hardy winter season means one or two of those suckers is bound to pop off that overcoat or trusty wool top-then where will you be with your jacket half open, and old man winter frostin’ up that delicate little neck. A trip to Stephanie Kheder’s button and trimmings boutique is one solution. The super-sewer owner has a great eye for large vintage vinyl buttons, ideal for heavy coats, and endless quirky smaller pieces in hard-to-find colors and prints. No searching through piles of crap plastic white buttons to find two matching red ones. At Bocage, Kheder’s done the work for you.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on February 1, 2005