About The Button Box
Looking around your home should be a mix of many emotions: comfort, pride, connection. We believe that locally-sourced and responsibly-made products allow for sustainability to flourish and community to thrive.
The Button Box is a Canadian-made boutique. We focus on bringing together thoughtfully chosen brands that elevate fashion, design, and decor. Practical, beautiful and colourful, the products we carry are made from the finest materials, and are chosen to delight and inspire.
At the heart of Chilliwack sits Mill Street. A hub of culture and shopping, the one-way street is home to a unique selection of boutique stores. It’s a great place to shop for local goods, gifts, fashion, and more.
The women I love and admire for their strength and grace did not get that way because things worked out.
They got that way because things went wrong and they handled it. They handled it a thousand different ways on a thousand different days, but they handled it. Those women are my superheroes.
— Elizabeth Gilbert
Many years ago, I found myself at a time in my life when I was presented with the difficult task of sorting and packing my mother’s lifetime of personal belongings.
She was about to be admitted into a nursing home as she was battling Alzheimers disease.
Opening her dresser drawer, I lovingly packed her most precious things. Reaching deep into the drawer, much to my delight, I came upon a treasure so dear to my heart that it brought tears to my eyes. How could I have forgotten? Time and time again, throughout my childhood, it had brought me so much pleasure. The Button Box, in all of its glory, lay before my eyes waiting to unleash the exquisite array of colors, shapes, textures, and sizes.
I have wonderful memories of this rather shabby, but undeniably, elegant tin box. This was particularly so, when I was home from school with the sniffles, as my mother would offer this box as a way to keep me occupied. Slowly, I would lift the lid, my little fingers would gather the contents, and if by magic I imagined they had become jewels. I always had the option of sorting the buttons by colour or I could simply swish them about by the handfuls. From shiny to fabric covered, from smooth to rough textured, with a bevy of colours galore. The beauty of these buttons was delightful but more importantly, the simplicity filled a little girls heart with joy.
Years later, I fulfilled my lifelong dream of opening a shop. I knew that my first priority would be to give it a special name. Upon reflection, The Button Box came to mind, and in a heartbeat, I knew that my quaint shop was born.