New York City is full of specialty stores, and Tender Buttonsis definitely one to visit. The quaint shop, in a brick townhouse on the Upper East Side, is bursting at the seams with buttons for sale—housed in display cases and wooden drawers. Several antique buttons are even mounted and framed on the wall. The store’s ample collection of these tiny, delicate objects have origins in many different countries and include everything from 18th-century paintings on ivory, to plastic Mickey Mouse from the 1940s, and chunky Bakelite in geometric Art Deco designs. This is the perfect stop for costume designers, fashionistas, collectors and curious minds.