Today it was back to my favorite Old School Shop, NY Trimming & Notion. Marsha, the sweet magical proprietress with the mischievous twinkle in her eye, welcomed me back warmly and my good friend Wonderwoman Kim was in there taking in all the buttons! I could tell she was like a kid in a candy store just as I am whenever I go in there.
This wonderful shop has been there for 84 years and it is so hard to believe it will be closing it's doors by the end of December. But, until then, we will enjoy it as much and as often as possible as these magical places are becoming so rare in this age of technology and super stores.
You can find things in here that you just can't find ANYWHERE else! The wall of buttons absolutely blows me away. I could spend hours perusing that wall.
Marsha totally shares my love of these beautiful old buttons and knows her stock inside out. Everything here is done the old way. Tallying items on a pad, no high tech register, no credit cards. Old School. The way everything should be. The reason I love the place.
I was rummaging through a basket of old 40's lace fingerless gloves in a rainbow of colors. Marsha gave me a pair in an amazing cinnamon shade. I also found a fabulous old wire high heel which she is going to hold for me.
NY Trim, as we affectionately call it, is located on Main St in the heart of downtown Hackensack NJ. Hurry over there! You won't believe what you can find!
There is a special kind of magic in places like this. I can feel it immediately when I enter into it. It is wonderful and powerful. When places like this are gone, that magic goes with them and that is a very sad thing.
For now I will absorb all the magic I can from this most enchanting of shops. I am thankful to have it for a few more short weeks and to have made an amazing new friend. Successful, independent business women have always been a true inspiration to me and those that acheive it with grace & humor are my favorites (like Marsha!)