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Rating: NNNNNGranny-sweater buttons aren’t just for, well, Granny any more. Their colourful details and vintage-inspired shapes can recycle tired duds.


Rating: NNNNN


Granny-sweater buttons aren’t just for, well, Granny any more. Their colourful details and vintage-inspired shapes can recycle tired duds into fresh spring looks.

Sew a foursome of hand-painted Russian wooden buttons ($12, Knit Café, 1050 Queen West, 416-533-5648) onto a favourite cardigan.

Floral picks don’t just have to be functional. Plant these blooms ($1.70/set of two, Fabricland, 20 Bloor East, 416-926-0707, and others, www.fabricland.ca) across a blazer’s lapel.

Be dazzled by bejewelled fasteners like these gold baubles (99 cents each, Queen’s Fabric and Buttons, 461 Queen West, 416-504-6464).

Pre-sewn red stitching adds an extra detail to this blue set ($2.50/set of four, Courage My Love, 14 Kensington, 416-979-1992).

The Bakelite look of these bows ($2.40/set of three, Courage My Love) adds a dainty, retro touch to standard shirt cuffs.

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