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Vintage Buttons from Archangel Antiques

There is a wonderful antique store in New York City located in the East Village called Archangel Antiques. They have drawers and drawers filled with antique and vintage buttons. I found this beautiful brown velvet button that turned out to be perfect for one of my newest creations that was inspired by a vintage handbag from the 1930's. 


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