Old-school signs in the Garment District

The West 30s and 40s are a gold mine of faded and forgotten store signage. “Petite Button” is still open for business off of Sixth Avenue, selling buttons and buckles:

This sign, for the long-shuttered “All Wool Clothes” on Eighth Avenue, only became visible when a contemporary store went out of business and took that sign with them. The typeface looks very 1940s:

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2 Responses to “Old-school signs in the Garment District”

  1. Ricky Says:

    I use to go to Petite Button all the time. They make you covered buttons from your own fabric, in any size, right on the spot!

  2. Reference Says:

    Your blog is terrific!

    Here is the url of the blog from the Archives of the Sandusky Library,
    if you would like to take a look:


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