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Shopping: Shop Talk

TOBY PEARCE is equally welcoming to anyone who enters his colourful Islington-based button shop, whether young or old, male or female, frumpy or glamorous. Modern and European in style, this is the place to pick up exotic hand- made designer originals, as well as the latest in intricate glass, inlaid shell or crystal and flamboyantly chunky stoneware. The shop's 400 square feet stock over 4000 buttons and prices range from pounds 5 to pounds 15.

Celestial Buttons is at 54 Cross Street, Islington, London, N1 2BA and can be contacted on 0171-226 4766.