Scissor sharpening service available

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A number of scissor types can be dropped into Buttonmania to be sharpened. Scissors expertly sharpened offsite by Mastersharp. Dressmaking scissors - cost of sharpening is $10 a pair. Pinking shears - cost of sharpening is $15 / $25 a pair (small/large). Please contact us for other types of scissors and associated prices. Bring in your items to be sharpened before 4pm Wednesdays. Pick them up the following afternoon. Drop off items in a tight bag or wrapped up in a tea towel.  If you have any questions, please contact us.

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New postage options!

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Just to let you know we have added a couple of postage options... For small and light button orders you can now choose from: Standard Australia Post - No Tracking Small satchel (up to 125 grams) - $3.50 Small satchel (up to 250 grams) - $4.50

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Buttonmania - New Signage Up...

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We're open!! New signage is up, looks fab. We are still making covered buttons, belts and buckles.. plus have loads to choose from our manufactured button range.  

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Buttonmania - New Owners - New Home!!

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New owners - Denise, Edwina and Jean - are excited to let you know about Buttonmania's new home!  Conveniently located in Highett with street parking; or just a 200 metre walk from Highett Railway Station; and of-course open to postal and phone orders.We've been busy making the shop look lovely for you all to visit - and finding plenty of treasures on the way.  We still have plenty of sorting and organising and counting and adding to the website and... (plus our window signage is on order!), but we are definitely open for business!! We are still making covered buttons, belts and...

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Buttonmania's New Beginnings & Goodbye from Kate

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Buttonmania's New Beginnings
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Buttonmania's New Beginnings &
Goodbye from Kate

Photo: Prince & Mercer

On Thursday 22nd December I will be handing over my 100 year old button and buckle making equipment, along with my lovely set of drawers and boxes, filled to the brim with all my stock, collected over 21 years -- to the new proud owners.

My how time flies when you are having fun.  I feel very lucky to have found my niche in life.  I certainly didn't grow up thinking I wanted to be a button maker. However, it has been the most rewarding occupation with so much variety both in the jobs and in all my lovely customers who, in time, have become friends.

My space in the Nicholas Building that used to be the Ballroom has been a joy to work from.  I never felt shut in. And the light, airy atmosphere always made it a pleasure to come to work.  I have certainly enjoyed the bagpipes especially coming down Swanston St.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your loyalty and support over the years.  And thanks to the Melbourne City Council and staff. 

I know I am leaving Buttonmania in good hands, and hope I get to see you from time to time in Highett.  As quite a few of you know, I am walking in Scotland next year, so I will say bye for now and go (into training!) for a walk.  I mastered buttons; now I need to master hiking.

Buttonmania moves to Highett

New owners - Denise, Edwina and Jean -- are excited to let you know Buttonmania will be relocating. Our new home is conveniently located in Highett, Victoria. Easily accessible from trains and plenty of parking for those driving -- and of course online and postal orders will continue.  We'll be opening the doors at our new home in January 2017.

Buttonmania's new address is:
537 Highett Road,
Highett 3190
Victoria, Australia

Read a Press Release about the transition from Kate to the new owners.

Stay in touch with Kate

Please link to Kate Boulton, Melbourne Facebook & Instagram pages so we can stay in touch, after my retirement from Buttonmania.

Best wishes for a Happy & Healthy 2017,
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