Walking around with buttons missing from your coat, your shirt, or, God forbid, your pants is the surest way to mark yourself as a complete and utter slob who’s not living life to the fullest. Get what you need to fill in the gaps at Lou Lou Button, a little midtown shop that really packs a punch, buttonwise: The shelves are stacked floor to ceiling with boxes of buttons in all shapes, sizes, and materials. Have a jacket that needs a facelift? Replacing the buttons will do the trick. Try adding some crystal-studded numbers to an old navy-blue blazer, or swap the boring plastic buttons on a tweed sport coat for real leather ones. You’ll look like a million bucks for less than the price of dinner.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 16, 2013
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