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What a Surprise

Being my first trip to Boston, and an avid fiber junkie, I also scour the internet for local yarn... read more

Reviewed June 21, 2012
Nancy M
Pleasanton, California
Good No Frills Shop

I'm a lifelong resident of Boston and have been inside Windsor Button maybe once or twice in my... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2009
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good16%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible25%
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Jun 21, 2012
“What a Surprise”
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35 Temple Pl, Boston, MA 02111-1305
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Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Looks derelict. Notice in window indicates the shop cannot be reopened until fire regulations compliance rectified. Name of shop taken off the front of the building (but you can see the 'ghost' of the name). A shame.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed June 21, 2012

Being my first trip to Boston, and an avid fiber junkie, I also scour the internet for local yarn shops that might be of interest. Eureka for Windsor Button. Not only do they have an amazing selection of buttons, but also yarn, notions, fabric, etc....More

Date of experience: June 2012
Thank Nancy M
Reviewed February 22, 2012

I planned to visit the store on my day off. Located on a side street in the theater district area, I parked my car and ventured in. The store is very large and not something I would ever picture in Boston. The entire left side...More

Date of experience: February 2012
Thank Stefanie S
Reviewed September 24, 2009

I'm a lifelong resident of Boston and have been inside Windsor Button maybe once or twice in my teens. I never found it that remarkable nor did I find the staff there to be very friendly. Back then I wasn't crafty at all, I was...More

Thank JustSomeLady
Reviewed September 17, 2009

In reading some of the reviews of Windsor Button, I have to comment. Boston is an eclectic place; diverse and crunchy and conservative and liberal and prickly and quirky and laid back and wide open to interpretation. I think knitters and yarn stores have a...More

2  Thank LovelyKnitter
Reviewed September 10, 2009

In addition to the United States, I travel all over the world, Paris, New York, London etc., for yarns, buttons and beads. My most recent shopping trip included a trip to Boston at the Windsor Button which I happened upon by going through the yellow...More

1  Thank allknit
Reviewed February 28, 2009

They get at least 4 stars for an excellent selection of buttons, although it is annoying trying to peer across the counter to see which ones you want. It wouldn't be so bad if there was actually someone free to assist and bring over trays...More

1  Thank Red_Jade
Reviewed November 8, 2008

A young clerk helped me find just the right glass buttons for my coat. I didn't have to wait for help. She was pleasant and made sure I was happy with my choice before she rang me out -- showed me many buttons without making...More

1  Thank victoriaBoston
Reviewed April 10, 2008

This incredible sewing shop is on the opposite side of the block from Brattle Books. I could hardly believe my eyes! It's a very old-time operation, with drawers behind the counter full of all manner and color of buttons. My mother had just been complaining...More

1  Thank deborahj62
Reviewed October 19, 2007

We were visiting our son at MIT's family weekend had some time to kill before meeting up with him, so we went to Windsor Button. I'd discovered them online before leaving home and was looking forward to finding some cool & unusual buttons, and who...More

1  Thank ElizH_7
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