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Category Archive: Buttons

It’s 4th of July Time!

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Now that we’ve all recovered (relatively) from the excitement of this past Pride weekend, we are gearing up for the thrills of the upcoming one: 4th of July! Whether you plan on heading outside for a parade or staying at home for a BBQ, we’ve got some fun in-store goodies to help you decorate.

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Celebrate Pride with Britex!

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Here at Britex, we are gearing up for the big Pride Parade and festivities this coming weekend. Need inspiration or last minute swag? Or maybe just want a pretty dose of rainbow for your day? Then take a look at our fun Pride themed items…

 

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Celebrate Royal Ascot Week!

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This week, the UK is celebrating it’s love of fashion, horse racing, and hats with the annual Royal Ascot racing event. We’ve perused the glorious photos from last year, as well as the official Guidelines, and have put together a fun little Ascot accessorizing list. Have at it, racing lovers!

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Britex Does Pantone S/S 2015

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With summer approaching, we’ve been busy finding warm weather inspiration. And what better way than with Pantone’s S/S 2015 color guide? We’ve scoured each of our four floors to find lovely items to match each of the 10 colors. Whether it’s gorgeous Strawberry Chantilly Lace from our 3rd Floor, or Marsala wool from the 1st, we’ve got some suggestions for your color palette!

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Father’s Day DIY Gift Ideas

We know that sometimes the special guys in our lives can be difficult to gift. After hunting the stores, for what can feel like ages, it’s normal to feel down-trodden or uninspired. It’s always the same stuff! Well, we did some hunting and have compiled a list (with corresponding in-store items) of our favorite DIY Father’s Day gifts.

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Pirate Mania!

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Welcome to Pirate season, maties! With summer slowly rolling in, so is festival season; the states offer a wide array of pirate fair opportunities, including our very own Northern California Pirate Festival. So, take inspiration from Peter Pan, Hook, Clobba Clothing, (and many more!) because Britex is here to help outfit you for the high seas.

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Here Comes The Bride…

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As summer quickly approaches, wedding season is what so many of us start to think about. Whether it’s family or friends, someone is always getting ready to tie the knot. And it can be so expensive and stressful! But, Britex is here to help. With a constantly expanding selection, our Notions and Bridal department are here to guide you through. Take a peek at our newest and lovely items — laces, sparkles, buttons, and more!

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In-store Sale: 2/17, All Day, Storewide

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It’s that time of year again…

The big 30% off in-store sale* is on Monday, February 17 from 10 to 7 PM.

Count on incredible deals throughout the entire store, from Main Floor silks to Fourth Floor already-reduced remnants. Turn an ordinary pattern into an exquisite designer look-alike. Make a one-of-a-kind tie. Sew a silk chiffon scarf. Commit to making a coat. Did someone say pleats? 2014 is all about challenging yourself to be a better sewist. We’re here to help with scrumptious quality textiles and accessories plus tips and tutorials to guide you along the way!

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*Limited to stock on the floor. Imported/vintage lace, sale, and  specialty items not included. No mail orders, online, phone, or special orders.

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German Vintage Glass Buttons

glass buttonsBritex Fabrics just made a special buy on rare vintage German glass buttons. We have all the colors of the rainbow…and then a few extra! Pick up a handful of these gleaming glass buttons to add some friskiness to a wool cardigan, or to adorn a delicate silk blouse. Prices range from 95¢ to $2.95. Available in-store only, or email us a service@britexfabrics.com for details.

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50% Off Online Plastic Button Sale Extended!

All buttons in our ginormous online Plastic Button category are 50% off until July 16th 23rd! There are over 250 styles of plastic buttons, with something for everyone. As Gershwin said, “You like potato, and I like potahto”, but whether you pronounce it plastic or plastique, it all comes down to great-looking plastic buttons. Spiff up your older garments; summer is the ideal time to replace sweater and jacket buttons, and one of the fabulous advantages of plastic buttons is that they are washable. We carry faux wood plastic buttons, chef’s studs, imported Lucite, mock tortoiseshell, chic Italian, toggle buttons, and many other distinctive styles of plastic buttons.  Fall sewing season will arrive more quickly than we think; stock up for future sewing projects!  (This sale is good for our Online Plastic Button Category only – in-store buttons are not included in this sale. Quantities are limited to stock on hand.)

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