- Vintage designer button rings cost $150-$220 each at Hazelnut.
If you're looking to up the bling factor, slide on a vintage designer button ring by Thad Cline. The jewelry designer and his partner Phillip Hefner scour Parisian and Italian flea markets for vintage Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Dior and Yves Saint Laurent garments, harvest the buttons and repurpose them into custom jewelry. "It's a unique way to recycle couture buttons," Hefner says. Hazelnut (5515 Magazine St., 891-2424; www.hazelnutneworleans.com) hosts a trunk show March 28-31. — MISSY WILKINSON