Sunday, September 16, 2012

H is for Haberdashery

hab·er·dash·er noun  

British : a dealer in notions 
Merriam-Webster Dictionary

I love vintage sewing notions.  Everything from vintage buttons to seam binding to trims and laces.  I thought I would make a list of some of my favourite online haberdashers for today's post.  Hope you enjoy!

A Fashionable Stitch: Sunni has one of the best online sewing shops around! This is my go-to store for buckle kits (among other things).

 Rita Belt Kits in various sizes from A Fashionable Stitch Shop
D. Raphael Vintage Sewing Goods: A gem of an online shop offering a wide variety of antique and vintage sewing ribbons, lace, trims, and notions. Many date from the Victorian and Edwardian eras; but their goods range all the way from the 1800s through the 1970s.

Spinster Emporium: A great online vintage Haberdasher.  They sell sets of vintage buttons, vintage buckles and trim.  Located in the UK.

Honiton Lace: This amazing online shop specializes in Honiton Lace but also stock all the other main collector laces from throughout Europe (specializing in 16th to 20th century).  While I've never been in the market for antique lace (at least not yet), I do love having a browse at all the beautiful collars and lace pieces.  Based in the UK.

The Old Lace and Linen Shop: Based in Florida, this amazing online store offers a wide range of lace and linens (including vintage clothing).  They have some amazing 1920's lace collars that are absolutely amazing.

Lots of Buttons: A site dedicated to buttons. Though not all vintage, this site has a large variety of great buttons. You can find everything here!  I especially love the braided buttons.

CC's Buttons: Another button shop! This online shop has a variety of vintage buttons, some multiples but many one piece items.
Acme Notions: This online shop has a range of vintage notions including buttons and buckles and they also sell vintage tape measures, scissors, etc.

The Gatherings Antique Vintage: This amazing online store sells offers antique vintage schoolgirl sewing samplers, plus antique vintage sewing tools such as sewing boxes, bags, books and catalogs as well as vintage notions.  They have some amazing vintage buckle and matching buttons sets for great prices!

Button Mad: While not necessarily a vintage shop, this great online store handmakes all their buttons and many remind me of 1940s style buttons.  I just adore them.  I have these adorable buttons that are waiting for the perfect outfit:

 Who are your favourite online haberdashers?


  1. The Honiton Lace site is amazing!  Thanks so much for the link.  I haven't had occasion to use online haberdashers yet.  There is a lady at a local flea market with a huge button collection that she is selling for 25 cents a card (1 to 4 buttons a card) and I have been able to buy some wonderfully unique buttons, 

  2. Wow - this series is quite inspiring.  I can't wait to see what's coming next!

  3. Debi_myhappysewingplaceSeptember 20, 2012 11:44 PM

    What a fabulous deal!! buttons for 25 cents a card!!! I'm a sucker for vintage buttons...I just love them!


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