Buffalo Niagara shopping guide
Shopping in Buffalo is better than ever. If you’re not sure where to start, we’ve rounded up 7 trendy hotspots and 5 malls . . . offering the ultimate in retail therapy!
BUFFALO NIAGARA g n i p e p o d i h u S G VisitBuffaloNiagara.com /Shop #ShoppingInBuffalo Shopping in Buffalo Niagara is better than ever. If youâ€™re not sure where to start, weâ€™ve rounded up six neighborhoods, malls and a handful of trendy gift shops . . . offering the ultimate in retail therapy! Photo by Nate Benson #NiagaraUSA Neighborhoods @SecondChicBuffalo @BlushBuffalo Elmwood Village An ultra-cool neighborhood with an organic vibe, the Elmwood Village offers stellar shopping, food, bars, sweets and an elevated art experience. Voted one of the 10 Great Neighborhoods in America by the American Planning Association, the Elmwood Village is one of Buffaloâ€™s best-kept secrets. We encourage you to go exploring! visitbuffaloniagara.com/elmwood @HerStoryBuffalo #ShoppingInBuffalo @VeraPizzeria @BlushBuffalo FASHION EXPERT » LAURA “LULU” ROBINSON How would you describe your personal style? My style tells a story and my closet is a library. Every piece in my wardrobe has a time and place that makes waking up in the morning an opportunity to share finds from my travels and mix them with fashions new and old. Where are your favorite places to shop? The Lexington Co-Op is one of my favorite places to shop in the Elmwood Village. From local produce to natural apothecary needs, the Co-Op has it all in a fun and welcoming environment located right in the heart of the Elmwood Village. I’m also a treasure seeker – you can find midcentury modern at Ró and thrifty vintage gems at Second Chic. Second Chic, Blush and HerStory by Katie Ambrose. Vera Pizzeria by Joe Cascio. LuLu Robinson by Nathan Peracciny. What do you love most about Buffalo? The creative community. Mostly everyone I know is up to their elbows in paint, production and preservation. What’s Buffalo’s best-kept fashion secret? Bureau. This little secret isn’t something I can keep to myself even if I want to. Aside from Bureau being an incredible bespoke suit shop for men and women, it’s more about the experience that takes place the moment you open its bright red door. You’re a pro shopper. Any shopping secrets you would like to share? Less is more. Allow yourself to be the most important part of the look. The rest is just for decoration. #NiagaraUSA Elmwood Village SHOP DIRECTORY Abraham’s Jewelers 798 Elmwood Avenue Allentown Music 1109 Elmwood Avenue Allentown Music Too 1113 Elmwood Avenue Animal Outfitters 986 Elmwood Avenue Anna Grace 799 Elmwood Avenue Artisans’ Hands 754 Elmwood Avenue Aurum Jewelers 487 Elmwood Avenue Bavarian Nut Company 822 Elmwood Avenue Blue Mountain Coffees 509 Elmwood Avenue Blush 1005 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo Bike Share Elmwood and Bidwell Avenue Buffalo Fleece and Outerwear 758 Elmwood Avenue Bureau 830 Elmwood Avenue Campus WheelWorks 744 Elmwood Avenue D’Avolio 814 Elmwood Avenue Elmwood Bidwell Farmers Market Elmwood and Bidwell Avenue Elmwood Pet Supplies 706 Elmwood Avenue Elmwood Specs 1006 Elmwood Avenue Elmwood Village Association 1068 Elmwood Avenue Everyday Gourmet 1008 Elmwood Avenue Everything Elmwood 740 Elmwood Avenue Filigrees Gallery & Boutique 1121 Elmwood Avenue Fowler’s Chocolates 746 Elmwood Avenue Froggy 289 Bryant Street Get Dressed 576 Elmwood Avenue Half & Half Clothing Co. 1088 Elmwood Ave Head Space Glass & Gifts 67 Elmwood Avenue Her Story Boutique 779 Elmwood Avenue Hu’s Discount Store 498 Elmwood Avenue Inspiration Point 481 Elmwood Avenue Lexington Co-Operative Market 807 Elmwood Avenue Mother Nature Plant Emporium 712 Elmwood Avenue MS Eye Candy Boutique 292 West Utica Street The Neighborhood Collective 810 Elmwood Avenue Neo Classic Gifts 512 Elmwood Avenue Nickel City Cheese & Mercantile 423 Elmwood Avenue Offbeat Emporium 507 Elmwood Avenue Pasteurized Tees 478 Elmwood Avenue P LD K W Y SO IERS PL C H A P IN LINCOLN PKWY P OTO M AC AV E W. D E L E VA N AV E L A N C A S T E R AV E C L E V E L A N D AV E BR ANTFOR D PL L A FAY E T T E AV E B I R D AV E AR GYLE PAR K CLEVEBURN PL GRA N G ER P L 1121 1113 1109 1055 1007 1005 951 927 875 831 E L M W O O D 1088 1068 A S H L A N D AV E 1008 1006 587 986 830 822 820 814 798 818 810 758 744 738 732 746 740 736 712 706 A S H L A N D AV E 648 807 801 795 799 793 773 783 779 719 H I G H L A N D AV E S T. JA M ES P L AU B U R N AV E W. F E R RY AV E BI D F O R E S T AV E W EL L PK W Y #ShoppingInBuffalo DIRECTIONS FROM THE PEACE BRIDGE The Peddler 875 Elmwood Avenue Penzeys Spices 783 Elmwood Avenue Piras Fisher Atelier 820 Elmwood Avenue Positively Main Street 773 Elmwood Avenue Poster Art 1055 Elmwood Avenue Presence 795 Elmwood Avenue Ragamuffins 201 West Utica Street Renew Bath & Body 927 Elmwood Avenue Ro 732 Elmwood Avenue Rumpelstiltskin’s 571 Elmwood Avenue Saione Clothing 818 Elmwood Avenue Scoop Shop 648 Auburn Avenue Second Chic 810 Elmwood Avenue Shoefly 801 Elmwood Avenue Spiral Scratch Records 291 Bryant Street Sole High 569 Elmwood Avenue Spoiled Rotten 831 Elmwood Avenue Sunday Skate Shop 587 Potomac Avenue Talking Leaves...Books 951 Elmwood Avenue Thin Ice 719 Elmwood Avenue The Treehouse 793 Elmwood Avenue Turnstyle Buffalo 298 Ashland Avenue Urban Threads 736 Elmwood Avenue Vania and David 1007 Elmwood Avenue Village Beer Merchant 547 Elmwood Avenue Village Designs 448 Elmwood Avenue Watson’s Chocolates 738 Elmwood Avenue White Cow Dairy 241 Lexington Avenue Wild Things 224 Lexington Avenue Zetouna Olive Oils 818 Elmwood Avenue FREE HOT SPOTS QEW PEACE BRIDGE CUSTOMS NORTH Ashker’s Juice Bar 1002 Elmwood Caffé Aroma 957 Elmwood Coffee Culture 448 Elmwood Spot Coffee 805 Elmwood Starbucks 933 Elmwood 190 EAST 2.5 km/1.6 mi 198 2.3 km/1.4 mi Elmwood Ave South/ Art Gallery exit IROQUOIS turn immediately ELMWOOD 1 km/0.6 mi ELMWOOD Intersection AUBURN On-street parking is free Saturday and Sunday. Parking on Elmwood is paid Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. ADDRESS TO USE FOR GPS: For a complete list of shops, go to visitbuffaloniagara.com/shop Shop hours vary - call ahead to confirm open days & times ATLANT IC AV E 765 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, NY 14222 Approximate driving time from bridge: 8-10 minutes L E X I N G TO N AV E ANDERSON PL W. UTICA ST H O D G E AV E SUMMER ST B R YA N T S T 201 OAKLAND PL P 509 498 481 507 487 571 569 547 423 A V E 576 241 298 224 N U E 512 478 292 289 448 291 P NORTH ST Women’s & Children’s Hospital of Bu alo #NiagaraUSA @modern_nostalgia @ModrnNostalgia Hertel Avenue Hertel Avenue is known for its amazing antique finds and home dĂŠcor stores. Itâ€™s crawling with an incredible selection of art-deco antiques, vintage goods and contemporary furniture pieces and home accessories. A burgeoning shopping district with roots in the Italian community, Hertel is a great place to eat, chill, drink and soak up all the action. visitbuffaloniagara.com/hertel @bluecollarbflo #ShoppingInBuffalo @OConnellsClthng @Oconnellsclothing What do you love most about Hertel? It’s the quintessential place to go and spend the day. Shopping local, visiting unique shops, grabbing dinner from one of the many amazing restaurants and ending with a delicious cocktail! What’s Buffalo’s best-kept fashion secret? Hertel is filled with amazing interior design shops. Moda Vintage happens to be one of our favorites. Where else can you find vintage Chanel boots alongside perfect vintage bar cart essentials? What’s your most-prized possession in your closet? KARINA: I recently purchased this adorable elephant necklace from Modern Nostalgia that I’m not quite sure how to take off! CURT: Will Leather Goods Wallet and Stubbs and Wootton smoking slippers, they’re always a hit when I wear them out. What’s your best cheap score of late? We were on the hunt for that perfect vintage bar cart. These days bar carts can range from $800 to well over $1,000. We hit the jackpot with our newest bar cart from Moda Vintage for a whopping $200! FASHION EXPERT » KARINA LOPEZ & CURT ROGERS How would you describe both of your styles? KARINA: I hate to use the phrase eclectic, but it truly is. My style varies from girly-girl one day, to jeans and a tee the other. One thing I love to do is mix high with low. I’ll wear my Balenciaga bag with my Target flats any day! CURT: I feel that my style is very versatile. I try to keep it comfortable and being able to transition it from the work place to a night out. Sneakers are for the gym, keep your feet looking sharp! Where are your favorite places to shop? KARINA: Modern Nostalgia, of course. I also love to stop into room Buffalo to shop for my perfect, future home. You can’t beat the restaurants either! CURT: Blue Collar and O’Connell’s are the men’s stores in Buffalo which I absolutely love. Locally owned, they’re both hidden gems that carry top designers for a great price. Blue Collar Men’s Shop, Modern Nostalgia, Karina Lopez and Curt Rogers by Katie Ambrose O’Connell’s by Nate Benson #NiagaraUSA Hertel Avenue 27 27 Chandler Street Antique Lamp Co. and Gift Emporium 1213 Hertel Avenue SHOP DIRECTORY Conley Interiors 1425 Hertel Avenue Contact Longboards 1201 Hertel Avenue Deja Lu Boutique 1451 Hertel Avenue Glass Roots Stained Glass Studio 600 Crescent Avenue The House of Olives 1211 Hertel Avenue Korona Jewelry 1588 Hertel Avenue The Main Frame 1386 Hertel Avenue Maria’s Italian Gifts 1415 Hertel Avenue Moda Vintage 1493 Hertel Avenue Modern Nostalgia 1378 Hertel Avenue New Buffalo Graphics 1417 Hertel Avenue O’Connell’s Clothing 3240 Main Street P.S. Accessories 1442 Hertel Avenue The Painted House 1438 Hertel Avenue Pamela Inc. 3142 Main Street Pasta Peddler 1547 Hertel Avenue Peek-A-Boo Baby Boutique 1446 Hertel Avenue Project716 1203 Hertel Avenue Queen City Shaken & Stirred 1455 Hertel Avenue FREE Spot Coffee 1406 Hertel HOT SPOTS room / baby room/Sprout 1400 Hertel Avenue Second Chic 1421 Hertel Avenue Second Reader Bookshop 1419 Hertel Avenue Solid 716 1201 Hertel Avenue Terrapin Station 1172 Hertel Avenue Top Shelf Music 1232 Hertel Avenue Village Beer Merchant 1535 Hertel Avenue Bella Mia Chocolates & Candy 1096 Hertel Avenue Blackbird Sweets 1547 Hertel Avenue The Bloody Candlestick Mystery Bookshop 100 Commonwealth Avenue Blue Collar Men’s Shop 1382 Hertel Avenue Buffalo Arts Studio 2495 Main Street Buffalo Wholesale Antiques 1539 Hertel Avenue Cone Five Pottery 1507 Hertel Avenue For a complete list of shops, go to visitbuffaloniagara.com/shop Shop hours vary - call ahead to confirm open days & times SHOREHAM PKWY COMMONWEALTH AVE T E N N Y S O N AV E V I R G I L AV E WILBURY PL H O M E R AV E LOV E R I N G AV E C R E S T W O O D AV E FAIRCHILD PL 1201 1213 1203 1211 T R AYM O R E S T R RUG DAKOTA ST BY DELAWAR E AVE C O LV I N 1096 P 1172 1232 H E R T E L AV 100 EN 384 D UE #ShoppingInBuffalo DIRECTIONS FROM THE PEACE BRIDGE QEW PEACE BRIDGE CUSTOMS NORTH 190 EAST 2.5 km/1.6 mi 198 3.3 km/2 mi Delaware Ave North exit DELAWARE 1.6 km/1 mi HERTEL 1 km/0.6 mi On-street parking is free Saturday and Sunday. Parking on Heretl is paid Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. ADDRESS TO USE FOR GPS: FR O N TE N A C AV E @Moda_Vintage @pshertelave 1400 Hertel Avenue Buffalo, NY 14216 Approximate driving time from bridge: 8-10 minutes N O R T H PA R K AV E WELLINGTON RD N O R WA L K AV E S T E R L I N G AV E S A R A N AC AV E AL RD AV E 1386 1378 1382 1442 1438 1446 P 1451 1455 PARKSIDE 1493 1507 WELLINGTON RD A V E N 1415 1419 1421 1417 1425 U E AV E N 1588 TO MAIN STREET 1535 1539 1547 ADMIR WALLACE LYNDHURST AVE UE W I N G AT E AV E H U N T I N G TO N AV E Moda Vintage by Nate Benson P.S.Accessories by Erin Habes COLTON DR S TA R I N AV E #NiagaraUSA @TheDresssshop @TheDressShops @ooolalafashiontruck @ooolalaboutique East Aurora Not only can East Aurora stake a claim as the birthplace of the American Arts & Crafts Movement, thanks to the Roycroft Campus, but EA also houses the headquarters of FisherPrice Toys. Now that packs a punch! Over the past few years, East Aurora’s shopping district has quietly expanded, with boutiques, restaurants, cupcake cafés and much more to satisfy everyone’s palette. visitbuffaloniagara.com/east-aurora #ShoppingInBuffalo @roycroftcampus @musejar FASHION EXPERT » VANESSA FROST How would you describe your personal style? I’ve spent a lot of time in NYC and California, so I definitely have an urban edge mixed with a California beachy feel. I’m obsessed with vintage Coach bags, but still love my rainbows and Patagonia! Where are your favorite places to shop? West End Gallery has beautiful local artisan jewelry and The Dress Shop has amazing vintage/boho pieces. A perfect day in East Aurora includes: Elm Street Bakery coffee, cocktails at Bar Bill with friends, and a trip to the Knox Farm! Best places to grab a bite to eat? Bar Bill, Rick’s and Elm Street Bakery. Cool galleries to check out: East Aurora has a very deeply rooted artistic community, with loads of history. The best places to check out would be the Roycroft Campus, West End Gallery and red FISH Art Gallery! Dress Shop, Ooo La La Boutique, MUSEJar & Vanessa Frost by Katie Ambrose Roycroft Campus by KC Kratt #NiagaraUSA East Aurora SHOP DIRECTORY 42 Aquatics 23 Pine Street Amish Country Oak Furniture 695 Main Street Ashwood Artisans Gallery 726 Main Street Aurora Action Sports 669 Main Street Aurora Art Glass 16 Buffalo Road Aurora Brew Works 191 Main Street Aurora Outfitters 595 Main Street Aurora Sewing Center 659 Main Street B is for Books 6562 East Quaker Street Big Tree Furniture Works 1514 Mill Road The Bike Shop 609 Oakwood Avenue The Bookworm 34 Elm Street Cameleon 650 Main Street The Copper Shop 31 South Grove Street Costamanga Design 618 Main Street Country Cupboard Natural Food Market 187 Main Street Designing Dish 138 Grey Street Downtown Clothing Exchange 720 Main Street The Dress Shop 712 Main Street Elm Street Bakery 72 Elm Street Firefly Cupcakes 700 Main Street Flowers by Nature 82 Elm Street Fowlers Chocolate & Ice Cream Shop 671 Main Street Gems Unlimited 652 Main Street (Lower) Gold N’ Gifts 96 Hamburg Street Head Over Heels In Love With Shoes 662 Main Street Limelite Music 706 Main Street Made in America Store 900 Maple Road Meibohm Fine Arts 478 Main Street MUSEjar 17 Elm Street Norberg’s Art & Frame 37 South Grove Street Nuwer Florist 198 Main Street Ooo La La Boutique 663 Main Street Paws in the Pantry 652 1/2 Main Street Peppermint Farms Country Store & Herbtique 7431 Seneca Street Petrocy Jewelers 716 Main Street The Dress Shop by Katie Ambrose SHEARER AVE HAMLIN AVE MAPLE ST RIL EY ST F I L L M O R E AV E WHALEY AVE 78 BU FF AL O ST W. FILLMORE AVE N. WILLOW ST CHURCH ST 42 676-694 704 712 696 706 716 700 712 718 E. FILL MO RE AVE 720 PINE ST 16 198 P KNOX RD WALNUT ST ST S. GROVE ST 16 S. WILLOW ST 20A M A I N PA R K P L Roycroft Inn Roycroft Campus 37 478 576 618 595 78 17 21 PAINE ST 650 658 652 662 23 P 25 PERSONS AL TEMPLE ST CENTER ST SAVAGE PL LA SL N 31 EL M ST DO UG 20A 34 72 82 P ST 138 BU RG SYCAMORE ST OA K W O O D AV E KING ST M 96 n aze ov i a Cr ee 609 16 HA C P R O S P EC T AV E KELVER CT P MILLARD FILLMORE PL OLEAN ST GR 187 191 659 663 669 671 EY S T R E E T 695 719 726 k #ShoppingInBuffalo DIRECTIONS FROM THE PEACE BRIDGE Pink Home Decor & More 25 Pine Street R. H. Rahn Jewelers 696 Main Street Ragamuffinz 650 Main Street Rear Ratcha Lynn 704 Main Street RedFish Art Studios & Gallery 21 Elm Street Research and Design 4109 North Buffalo Street Orchard Park Salut Wine & Spirits 658 Main Street Schoolhouse Gallery & Cabinet Shops 1054 Olean Road Sears Hometown Store 42 Riley Street The Toyloft 719 Main Street Tres Chic Pet Boutique 718 Main Street Upstairs Treasures 662 Main Street Rear Wallflower Vintage 712 Main Street West End Gallery 48 Douglas Lane Will Faller Art & Antique 576 Main Street The Woolly Lamb 712 Main Street Zinck’s Fabric Outlet 42 Riley Street FREE HOT SPOTS QEW PEACE BRIDGE CUSTOMS SOUTH Spot Coffee 6519 East Quaker Taste 634 Main 190 WEST 10.1 km/6.3 mi 90 Exit 54-61: 2.6 km/1.6 mi 400 Exit 54: 20 km/13 mi WEST SOUTH Vidler’s 5 & 10 Roycroft Campus Antiques 676 - 694 Main Street 37 South Grove Street The Walk In Roycroft Pottery Closet Company 2860 Eldridge Road 650 Main Street 20A 1.9 km/0.8 mi OLEAN Intersection MAIN 1.1 km/0.7 mi On-street parking is free ADDRESS TO USE FOR GPS: 676 Main Street East Aurora, NY 14052 For a complete list of shops, go to visitbuffaloniagara.com/shop Shop hours vary - call ahead to confirm open days & times Approximate driving time from bridge: 25 minutes 20A E L M W O O D AV E R OAD BROOKLEA DR CARRIAGE DR GLENRIDGE RD 400 C AST LE HIL L #NiagaraUSA @Villages Williamsville First settled nearly 200 years ago, this village is a destination for those who want to skip the malls and prefer the allure of an old-fashioned Main Street shopping experience. Williamsville has come a long way from its historic roots, hosting a bevy of boutiques, cafes, gift shops and restaurants. From indulging in a few cocktails to shopping for your favorite brand, itâ€™s all just steps away from the beautiful Glen Falls. visitbuffaloniagara.com/williamsville #ShoppingInBuffalo FASHION EXPERT » ERIN SCHERER How would you describe your personal style? My style is a mix of classic prep with a dash of boho. I’m pretty minimal when it comes to accessories so I tend to invest in staple pieces like a nice bag, leather boots, and pearl earrings. Comfort is key for me. Where are your favorite places to shop? Tesori has one-of-a-kind pieces for home decor. I always find something I love at LeeLee, they have great taste. What do you love most about Buffalo? I love how it’s a small city with lots of eclectic neighborhoods and a caring community. The close proximity of these neighborhoods make it so easy to get around on foot or bike. Being so close to Lake Erie and the Niagara River is such a treasure, especially in the summer! What’s Williamsville’s best-kept fashion secret? I think the key to a good outfit is a good foundation; Blum’s has the best selection of women’s undergarments, not to mention bathing suits and pj’s. Bee Maternal is a new boutique that has not only maternity wear but beauty products and classes for the moms-to-be. You’re a pro shopper. Any secrets you would like to share? Visit your favorite shops often! When new apparel comes in there are only a few sizes available so make sure to shop often. Get to know the shop owners, as they get to know you and your style they can recommend pieces. All photos by Katie Ambrose Favorite places for a drink? Trattoria Aroma on Main serves up a great cocktail and has a fantastic wine selection. The Eagle House always has craft beers on draft. A perfect day in Williamsville includes: Breakfast at Break’n Eggs Creperie, followed by exploring Glen Falls with a black raspberry ice cream MUSEJAR from Sweet Jenny’s. Who serves the best Village grub? Creekview serves up a great meal every time I’ve been. Billy Bar, a new place from the owner of Tabree, has Williamsville’s only raw bar, and the charcuterie plate is excellent. Glen Park Tavern also has a mean beef on weck sandwich! VILLAGE ARTISANS #NiagaraUSA Williamsville Alex & Ani 5429 Main Street Bee Maternal 5742 Main Street SHOP DIRECTORY Squeeze Juicery 5419 Main Street Sweet Jenny’s Chocolates & Ice Cream 5732 Main Street Talbots 5501 Main Street TeaLeafs 5416 Main Street Ten Thousand Villages 5596 Main Street Tesori 5688 Main Street Tony Walker & Co. 5110 Main Street Village Artisans 5560 Main Street Wild at Heart featuring Jewelry by Karen 5759 Main Street The Wine Room 5272 Main Street H O WA R D AV E Blum’s Swimwear & Intimates 5110 Main Street Green Spa Village Holistics 5526 Main Street Karma Knitting 5546 Main Street LeeLee 5444 Main Street Marty’s Formal Wear 5548 Main Street Monarch 5454 Main Street Pumpkins 5520 Main Street Quench Juice Bar 5461 Main Street Sarah’s Vintage & Estate Jewelry 5459 Main Street GLEN PARK GLE N A VE N.UNI ON RD T RD N.LONG ST GROVES ST RES EXIT 7A ST S T Walker Center N . C AY U G A R D 290 RK CLUB L N 277 G L E N AV E Glen Park E.SPRING ST N.FO 5110 AL P KW Y 5272 5416 5 S.U NIO N RD S.LONG ST M A I N DR 5444 5454 5429 5520 5526 5459 5461 5501 5546 5548 ROCK ST W.SPRING ST PA REI 5560 5596 E BL VD LOS ROBLES ST AV E RD 5419 S T R E E T YUGA ROY T RD OOD CALIFOR YETT Y W . S.CA RES LAFA AL P KW ROY ROY AL P KW S.FO LINW Y E. REIST ST MILTON ST Elli cot Island Park tC ree NIA k #ShoppingInBuffalo DIRECTIONS FROM THE PEACE BRIDGE FREE HOT SPOTS @ShopLeeLee Spot Coffee 5330 Main Starbucks 5429 Main QEW PEACE BRIDGE CUSTOMS SOUTH 190 EAST 10.1 km/6.3 mi 90 Exit 52: 9.2 km/5.7 mi 290 Exit 50: 1.4 km/0.9 mi WEST Main St East exit MAIN 1.6 km/1 mi On-street parking is free ADDRESS TO USE FOR GPS: 5444 Main Street Williamsville, NY 14221 Approximate driving time from bridge: 25 minutes FRANKLIN ST MILL ST N.ELLICOTT ST EAGLE ST SWAN PL 5688 O A K GR O V E D R S. EL LI COT T ST 5732 5742 N R D K D R 5759 RISO PA R PFO HL P L RINE WALT ST SCHOOL ST For a complete list of shops, go to visitbuffaloniagara.com/shop Shop hours vary call ahead to confirm open days & times ORCHARD ST E VA N S S T GAR PA R K D R Glen Falls Park by Katie Ambrose LeeLee by Nate Benson #NiagaraUSA FIRST FRIDAY Allentown With cool vibes dating back to the 60s, this quaint historic neighborhood is a perfectly quirky spot with a local vibe. Filled with bars featuring live music, trendy restaurants, local art galleries, antique shops, bookstores and boutiques, Allentown offers an off-the-beaten path look at Buffaloâ€™s indie culture. visitbuffaloniagara.com/allentown-shops Amy Hartman by Katie Ambrose Indigo Art Gallery and First Friday by Rhea Anna #ShoppingInBuffalo INDIGO ART GALLERY Best places to grab a bite to eat? Cafe 59 is a good lunch spot for coffee and a sandwich. The patio at Cantina Loco for a Spicy Margarita and dinner with friends. What is Buffalo’s best kept fashion secret? Studio Hart Gallery on Allen has a great selection of local artist-made jewelry. FASHION EXPERT » AMY HARTMAN What does your current fashion wish list consist of? I am looking for vintage dresses from Latin and South America, wool plaid, items with wood details, and ALWAYS vintage modernist fabric and accessories. Where do you love to shop in Buffalo? Elmwood Village Fabrics and Hyatt’s for DIY supplies and, of course, all the vintage shops. Best cheap score of late? A great pair of hammered metal earrings from an artist trunk show at The Dress Shop for $25. Do you have any particular shopping strategies? Try looking in shops you might not normally shop in. A mix of high and low end pieces allows for the occasional splurge. Don’t pass up one of a kind pieces that you love. Tell shop owners what you are interested in. Many times they have more selection than what is out, or they know where to find it. How would you describe your personal style? My style is art inspired. I love to mix the pieces. My typical outfit is a collage of patterns, unique color combinations, handmade and vintage. Where are your favorite places to shop? I love all the great vintage shops on Allen. A perfect day in Buffalo includes: An evening walk to enjoy the historic architecture, a First Friday gallery crawl in Allentown, including checking out the new street art murals. Stumbling on one of the many music and literary events going on any night of the week. #NiagaraUSA Allentown SHOP DIRECTORY Antique Man 234 Allen Street Art Dialogue Gallery 1 Linwood Avenue Avenue Art & Frame 441 Delaware Avenue B.E. Clothing 40 Allen Street Black Cat Vintage 85 Allen Street Bloom 846 Main Street Buffalo Big Print 78 Allen Street Buffalo Luv 74 Allen Street Casa de Arte 141 Elmwood Avenue City & Country 43 Allen Street Coming Home Buffalo 140 Elmwood Avenue CowPok 177 Elmwood Avenue Dana Tillou Fine Arts 417 Franklin Street Designs by Dovi & Girls/ African Market 224 Elmwood Avenue The Dress Shop 89 Allen Street El Buen Amigo 114 Elmwood Avenue Elmwood Village Fabrics 543 Franklin Street Essence of Nature etc. 168 Elmwood Avenue Everything & Anything 152 Elmwood Avenue Everything Beauty 156 Elmwood Avenue Eyes Downtown 902 Main Street Flight 104 102 Elmwood Avenue Gift Shop @ Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site 641 Delaware Avenue Glow Gallery 224 Allen Street Hyatt’s All Things Creative 910 Main Street Indigo Art Gallery 47 Allen Street COLLEGE ST MARINER ST ALLEN STREET FREE Café 59 59 Allen HOT SPOTS AV E N U E ELMWOOD 168 156 152 140 114 102 177 141 125 For a complete list of shops, go to visitbuffaloniagara.com/shop Shop hours vary - call ahead to confirm open days & times MARYLAND ST MARINER ST COLLEGE ST W AD SW O R TH S T 257 260 201 234 224 202 P #ShoppingInBuffalo DIRECTIONS FROM THE PEACE BRIDGE STUDIO HART QEW PEACE BRIDGE CUSTOMS SOUTH 190 0.8 km/0.5 mi Exit 8: Niagara St NIAGARA 0.3 km/0.2 mi W.HURON 0.2 km/0.1 mi S.ELMWOOD 1.1 km/0.7 mi ALLEN J’s House of Fragrance 42 Allen Street K-Fashion 152 Allen Street Larry’s Antiques 181 Elmwood Avenue My Pride Buffalo 224 Allen Street Patricia’s Antiques 45 Allen Street Picasso Moon 260 Allen Street Positive Approach 334 Connecticut Street Rick Cycle Shop 55 Allen Street Rick’s Sports Apparel 201 Allen Street Rust Belt Books 202 Allen Street Spirits of Allentown 257 Allen Street Studio Hart 65 Allen Street TGW Gallery 497 Franklin Street Ziggy Starfish 125 Elmwood Avenue 0.3 km/0.2 mi On-street metered parking or a paid lot on Allen Street near Jim’s SteakOut is available. ADDRESS TO USE FOR GPS: 89 Allen Street Buffalo, NY 14202 Approximate driving time from bridge: 8-10 minutes HIGH ST 384 A V E N U E IRVING PL PA R K S T 641 5 497 89 85 65 55 47 45 43 40 42 L ST 181 152 D E L A W A R E A L L E N PA R K S T S T R E E T 78 74 IA P L IN S T 543 M A I N S T R E E T FRA VIR N.P 910 902 Allen Street by Katie Ambrose Studio Hart by Erin Habes NKL GIN EAR CARLTON ST #NiagaraUSA @angeltoapple Lewiston Hop on the I-190 N in downtown Buffalo and head to the elegant Village of Lewiston, located on the lower Niagara River, just minutes from the Falls. Lewiston is dotted with an amazing array of eateries, and inviting shops. Shop, stroll and enjoy the atmosphere that fills this quaint little village, and do it with a delicious custard in hand from Hibbard’s – believe us, it’s worth the drive. visitbuffaloniagara.com/lewiston CENTER STREET ANGEL TO APPLE #ShoppingInBuffalo ANTIQUE TO CHIC @DiCamilloBakery FASHION EXPERT » SOPHIA SMITH How would you describe your personal style? I would describe my style as classic with a dramatic twist. I LOVE color and am not afraid of wearing something a little bit over the top. Where are your favorite places to shop in Lewiston? My favorite places to shop are the antique stores in Lewiston like Antique to Chic, because you can always find something unique and special. A perfect day in Lewiston includes these three things: A sail on the gorgeous upper Niagara river, a picnic with champagne, brie, grapes and olives, and attending or having a fun cocktail party at night. Best place to grab a bite to eat? Without question, my favorite place to dine in Lewiston is Carmelo’s - the food is always scrumptious, the atmosphere is cozy and welcoming and you may bring your favorite wine for a small corkage fee. Angel To Apple, Antique to Chic, DiCamillo’s And Sophia Smith by Katie Ambrose. Center Street by Rhea Anna. #NiagaraUSA Lewiston SHOP DIRECTORY Angel to Apple 451 Center Street Antique to Chic 536 Center Street Bob's Olde Books 480 Center Street Canterbury Place 547 Center Street Cheri Amour 522 Center Street The Country Doctor 549 Center Street D’Avolio Olive Oils, Vinegars & More 449 Center Street DiCamillo Bakery 535 Center Street Enchanted Florist & Gift Gallery 739 Center Street End of the Road Boutique 335 Center Street Ever After Consignment 402 Center Street #3 Fine Antiques 105 North Fourth Street Grandpaws Pet Emporium 402 Center Street Hibbard's Liquor Store 125 Portage Road Hurtin 4 Curtains 469 Center Street Lewiston Music 795 Center Street The Little Yellow Artisan House 476 Center Street Lovin’ My Bags 704 Center Street Luxe Lewiston 777 Cayuga Street, Suite 3 Sgt. Peppers Hot Sauces Etc. 402 Center Street Sister & Brother Children’s Apparel 484 Center Street Soully Created 744 Center Street Stuart Sports 486 Center Street Susha Shoes 424 Center Street The Village Bake Shoppe 417 Center Street LEWISTON WATERFRONT FREE HOT SPOTS Niagara River Region Chamber Office 895 Center For a complete list of shops, go to niagara-usa.com/things-to-do/shopping Shop hours vary - call ahead to confirm open days & times Orange Cat Coffee Co. 703 Center FAIRCHILD ST N. 3RD ST N. 2ND ST 18F ONONDAGA ST N. 5TH ST N. 6TH ST N. 7TH ST Niagara River N. 1ST ST N. WATER ST ST N. 9TH ST N. 8TH ST CENTER ST N. 3RD ST RIDGE ST 105 335 S. 4TH ST 402 417 S. 3RD ST S. WATER ST S. 1ST ST 449 451 469 S. 5TH ST S. 6TH ST S. 7TH ST NIAGARA ST S. 8TH ST 535 549 547 739 795 125 PO R S. 2ND ST PLAIN ST Academy Park G E R ST S. 9TH C E N T E R 424 522 536 S T R E E T 704 744 756 18F C AY U G A S T C AY U G A S T 777 ROB ERT MOS ES PK WY 476 480 484 486 SMITH RIDGE RD 104 TA D 104 #ShoppingInBuffalo DIRECTIONS FROM THE PEACE BRIDGE CHERI AMOUR @angeltoapple QEW PEACE BRIDGE CUSTOMS NORTH 190 33 km/20.5 mi 104 ROBERT MOSES PKWY Exit 25B: .5 km/.25 mi UPPER MOUNTAIN .5 km/.25 mi 104 WEST LEWISTON 2.7 km/1.7 mi NORTH WEST 18F 104 CENTER RIDGE 1.6 km/1 mi On-street parking is available ADDRESS TO USE FOR GPS: 451 Center Street Lewiston, NY 14092 Approximate driving time from bridge: 30 minutes Cheri Amour and Angel to Apple by Katie Ambrose Lewiston Waterfront by Nancy J. Parisi #NiagaraUSA Walden Galleria Malls DIRECTIONS FROM THE PEACE BRIDGE QEW PEACE BRIDGE CUSTOMS SOUTH 190 EAST 10.1 km/6.3 mi 90 Exit 52: 5.3 km/3.3 mi Exit 52E Walden Ave/ Buffalo WALDEN .5 km/0.3 mi Free on-site parking available ADDRESS TO USE FOR GPS: Buffalo Niagara’s premier shopping destination with over than 200 stores, ten sit-down restaurants, an international food court and Regal Cinemas Stadium 16, Walden Galleria is a two-level shopping, dining and entertainment location that offers a little something for everyone. See website for mall hours, including extended holiday hours. One Walden Galleria / Cheektowaga, NY 14225 / 716-681-7600 / waldengalleria.com MALL HIGHLIGHTS Anthropologie Coach Dick’s Sporting Goods Forever 21 Guess H&M JCPenney Lord & Taylor J. Crew Macy’s Lucky Brand Michael Kors Nine West True Religion Urban Outfitters STORES WITHIN 2 MILES Bed Bath & Beyond / 3781 Union Rd. Marshalls / 3735 Union Rd. Michaels / 1740 Walden Ave. Niagara Hobby & Craft Mart / 3366 Union Rd. Pier 1 Imports / 1740 Walden Ave. Ritz Rags / 4060 Union Rd. Sam’s Club / 3735 Union Rd. Target / 1750 Walden Ave. 2050 Walden Avenue Cheektowaga, NY 14225 Approximate driving time from bridge: 13 minutes Mall Rats “ I found my favorite dress of ALL-TIME at Anthropologie last weekend. Can’t wait for the perfect occasion to wear it!” Hayley Sunshine For a complete list of stores, see their website Walden Galleria by Nate Benson Hayley Sunshine by Erin Habes #ShoppingInBuffalo Boulevard Mall DIRECTIONS FROM THE PEACE BRIDGE QEW PEACE BRIDGE CUSTOMS NORTH 190 EAST 9.7 km/6 mi 290 Exit 16: 7.6 km/4.7 mi Exit 3A: Niagara Falls Blvd South SOUTH 62 NIAGARA FALLS BLVD 1.3 km/0.8 mi One of Western New York’s finest shopping centers features more than 120 specialty shops and restaurants, including Macy’s, Macy’s Mens, JCPenney, Sears, TGIFriday’s, Chili’s & Bonefish Grill. See website for extended holiday hours. 730 Alberta Drive / Amherst, NY 14226 / 716-834-8600 / boulevard-mall.com MALL HIGHLIGHTS Aeropostale American Eagle Outfitters Banana Republic Charlotte Russe H&M Hollister Co. JCPenney Macy’s / Macy’s Men’s Shop New York & Company Pacific Sunwear Sears Victoria’s Secret STORES WITHIN 2 MILES Babies ‘R’ Us / 1569 Niagara Falls Blvd. Barnes & Noble / 1565 Niagara Falls Blvd. Burlington Coat Factory / 3097 Sheridan Dr. JoAnn Fabrics / 3097 Sheridan Dr. Mabel Danahy’s / 3099 Sheridan Dr. Payless Shoe Source / 3097 Sheridan Dr. For a complete list of stores, see their website Target / 1575 Niagara Falls Blvd. Trader Joe’s / 1565 Niagara Falls Blvd. Wegmans / 675 Alberta Dr. MAPLE 0.5 km/0.25 mi ALBERTA 0.2 km/0.1 mi Free on-site parking available ADDRESS TO USE FOR GPS: 730 Alberta Drive Amherst, NY 14226 Approximate driving time from bridge: 15 minutes Mall Rats “ The amount of money I saved here deserves an award! My boyfriend would be so proud.” Kayla Bell Kayla Bell by Erin Habes #NiagaraUSA Eastern Hills Mall DIRECTIONS FROM THE PEACE BRIDGE QEW PEACE BRIDGE CUSTOMS SOUTH 190 10.1 km/6.3 mi EAST 90 Exit 52: 14.5 km/9 mi NORTH 78 TRANSIT Exit 49: 2.7 km/1.7 mi Free on-site parking available Eastern Hills is home to more than 85 specialty stores. Shoppers enjoy plasma TVs, free wireless internet access, several fireplaces, seven delicious food establishments in the International Food Court and Dave & Buster’s. 4545 Transit Road / Williamsville, NY 14221 / 716-633-1600 / shopeasternhills.com MALL HIGHLIGHTS Aeropostale American Eagle Outfitters Bath & Body Works Bon-Ton Brooks Brothers Gap / Gap Kids JCPenney Express / Express Men Macy’s New York & Company Victoria’s Secret STORES WITHIN 2 MILES Barnes & Noble / 4401 Transit Rd. Best Buy / 4401 Transit Rd. The Clothes Bar / 4401 Transit Rd. Dick’s Sporting Goods / 5105 Transit Rd. Hive / 9570 Transit Rd. Stein Mart / 7992 Transit Rd. TJ Maxx / 4199 Transit Rd. Toys ‘R’ Us / 4135 Transit Rd. ADDRESS TO USE FOR GPS: 4545 Transit Road Williamsville, NY 14221 Approximate driving time from bridge: 22 minutes Mall Rats “ What do you get when you combine name brand clothing, with a few sales and a 20% coupon? A $15 sweater at Macy's.” For a complete list of stores, see their website Eastern Hills Mall by Lauren Topliffe Nicolle Lamour by Erin Habes Nicolle Lamour #ShoppingInBuffalo McKinley Mall Heading south of Buffalo for a day of skiing, a trip to the Erie County Fair or a Bills Game at Ralph Wilson Stadium? McKinley Mall is a go-to shopping destination in Buffalo’s Southtowns, featuring nearly 100 stores including Barnes & Noble, Bed Bath & Beyond and Best Buy, as well as Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired designs in its food court and entrances. 3701 McKinley Parkway Blasdell, NY 14219 716-824-0462 shopmckinleymall.com MALL HIGHLIGHTS Barnes & Noble Best Buy Bon-Ton Famous Footwear Finish Line Hollister Co. JCPenney For a complete list of stores, see their website STORES WITHIN 2 MILES A.C. Moore / 3760 McKinley Pkwy. Children’s Place / 3467 Amelia Dr. David’s Bridal / 3760 McKinley Pkwy. BJ’s Wholesale Club / 4408 Milestrip Rd. JoAnn Fabrics / 4405 Milestrip Rd. Macy’s / Macy’s Home Store Old Navy Spencer Gifts Victoria’s Secret Wet Seal DIRECTIONS FROM THE PEACE BRIDGE QEW PEACE BRIDGE CUSTOMS SOUTH 190 1.5 km/2.4 mi WEST 5 SKYWAY Exit 7: 9.6 km/6 mi 179 EAST MILESTRIP Exit 7 then 3rd exit from roundabout: 9.6 km/6 mi McKINLEY 1 km/0.6 mi Free on-site parking available ADDRESS TO USE FOR GPS: 3701 McKinley Parkway Blasdell, NY 14219 Approximate driving time from bridge: 16 minutes Mall Rats “ My holiday wish list pretty much includes everything from Hollister Co. I can't get McKinley Mall by Nancy J. Parisi Porscha Colville by Karen Colville enough!” Porscha Colville #NiagaraUSA Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA DIRECTIONS FROM THE PEACE BRIDGE QEW PEACE BRIDGE CUSTOMS NORTH 190 24.8 km/15.4 mi 62 NIAGARA FALLS BLVD Exit 22: 1.9 km/1.2 mi 265 MILITARY 1.3 km/0.8 mi Free on-site parking available The region’s premier outlet shopping center, located minutes from the world-famous Falls, the Canadian border, hotels and casinos. An upscale shopping environment in a beautiful climate controlled space; Fashion Outlets is home to more than 200 top designer brand name stores, offering savings of up to 75% off. 1900 Military Road / Niagara Falls, NY 14304 / 716-297-2022 / fashionoutletsniagara.com MALL HIGHLIGHTS Adidas Outlet Ann Taylor Factory Store Burberry Calvin Klein DKNY Gap Outlet Guess Factory Store J. Crew Kate Spade Nike Factory Store Nine West Outlet Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th Outlet Tommy Hilfiger STORES WITHIN 2 MILES Hobby Lobby / 1560 Military Rd. Target / 7414 Niagara Falls Blvd. Tina’s Hallmark / 1609 Military Rd. T.J. Maxx / 7210 Niagara Falls Blvd. Walmart / 1540 Military Rd. Wegmans / 1577 Military Rd. ADDRESS TO USE FOR GPS: 1900 Military Road Niagara Falls, NY 14304 Approximate driving time from bridge: 14 minutes Mall Rats “ I picked up my Green Savings Card at Customer Service and did some serious damage at Nine West.” For a complete list of stores, see their website Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA by Rhea Anna Lindsay Carucci by KC Kratt Lindsay Carucci #ShoppingInBuffalo Main Place Mall DIRECTIONS FROM THE PEACE BRIDGE QEW PEACE BRIDGE CUSTOMS SOUTH 190 1.2 km/0.8 mi 266 Exit 8: 0.8 km/0.5 mi NORTH NIAGARA 0.8 km/0.5 mi COURT Buffalo’s Central Business District is turning into a 24-hour neighborhood, with hundreds of new apartments and hotel rooms coming online in recent years. Several retail options serve the area including the Main Place Mall, which has a variety of shops and a food court that’s popular with the lunchtime crowd. Just outside the mall, a seasonal farmer’s market showcases some of Western New York’s best produce and baked goods from spring through autumn. Or, buy all your Buffalothemed merchandise at the new Buffalo Niagara Visitors Center at Clinton and Washington Streets. Be part of Buffalo’s rebirth and shop downtown! 424 Main Street / Buffalo, NY 14202 / 716-855-1900 / mainliberty.com MALL HIGHLIGHTS Gift Loft Foot Locker GNC Payless Rainbow Kids Steppin' STORES WITHIN 2 MILES Althea's Second Time Around / 653 Main St. Boutique in the Square / 403 Main St. Buffalo Niagara Visitors Center / 403 Main St. J. Christian Fashion Boutique / 617 Main St. Sasmita Batik / 617 Main St. Sarah Danielle / 295 Main St. 4th exit from traffic circle: 0.5 km/0.3 mi LAFAYETTE 30 m/100 ft Ramp and metered on-street parking available ADDRESS TO USE FOR GPS: 424 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14202 Approximate driving time from bridge: 8 minutes Mall Rats “ A stop into Foot Locker and a slice of Gino & Joe's are my downtown go-to's” Alison Pieroni For a complete list of stores, see their website Alison Pieroni by Erin Habes #NiagaraUSA Exit Through the Gift Shop Albright-Knox Art Gallery Once you’re done touring world-class art at the gallery, make a bee-line for the artfully high style AK Gift Shop. Stocking an energetic and highly curated mashup of avant-garde pieces, books, children’s toys and puzzles, home accessories and whimsical jewelry, you could say this gift shop’s décor is worthy of its own spotlit white pedestal. The sculptural selection offers pieces you won’t want to leave without, and the jewelry is hand-made and utterly fanciful-chic. 1285 Elmwood Avenue / Buffalo, NY 14222 716-882-8700 / albrightknox.org Tea Sets, there is something for you and everyone on your list. The creativity doesn’t stop there; you will find a Buffalo-themed section that’s out-of-this-world, boasting some major Buffalo pride. It’s the Wright thing! 125 Jewett Parkway / Buffalo, NY 14214 716-856-3858 / darwinmartinhouse.org Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens Buffalo Museum of Science After you’ve been inspired by the floral wonders at the Botanical Gardens, stop by the gift shop. Unfortunately the gardeners are not for sale (we wish), but shop for garden supplies and plants, as well as floral-themed jewelry and apparel. Everyone’s garden deserves an addition from the Gardens, whether it be live plants or funky garden art. 2655 South Park Avenue / Buffalo, NY 14218 716-827-1584 / buffalogardens.com Before you leave the museum, creep and crawl over to the Curiosity Shop. Showcasing a wide-range of science-related gifts, the gift shop has everything from educational but fun games and toys to extreme gadgets. Whether it’s a mummy hat or a set of geo crystals, your mad scientist will be set into motion! 1020 Humboldt Parkway / Buffalo, NY 14211 716-896-5200 / sciencebuff.org Roycroft Copper Shop Gallery Darwin Martin House Complex Frank Lloyd Wright’s beautifully designed Martin House Complex includes a museum store that offers up an artfully curated collection of Wright-inspired home décor as well as fine jewelry, accessories and books. From replicas of the famous “Midway Garden Sprite” statues to beautiful Japanese East Aurora’s Roycroft Campus played an integral role in the creation of the American Arts and Crafts movement. You can experience that movement’s legacy today by shopping at the Roycroft Copper Shop, featuring hundreds of works by over 100 local, national, and international artisans including handmade jewelry, ceramics, woodwork, glass, prints and paintings. It’s your one-stop shop for one-of-a-kind gifts. 31 South Grove Street / East Aurora, NY 14052 716-655-0261 / roycroftcampuscorporation.com #ShoppingInBuffalo Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site A trip to this beautiful landmark is like stepping back in time. The exhibits capture the excitement of the Pan-American Exposition, where millions of people traveled to Buffalo to see the sights. Its gift shop features everything from TR finger puppets, mustaches and spectacle shot glasses to historical books and Teddy bobble heads. You’re bound to have a bully-good time shopping at the TR Site! 641 Delaware Avenue / Buffalo, NY 14202 716-884-0095 / trsite.org Buffalo Zoo Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! The Zootique is full of animal-themed items from around the world, as well as Buffalo Zoo branded T-shirts, sweatshirts, stuffed toys, postcards, calendars, mugs and educational toys. A Zootique gift can be the perfect way to remember your day at the third oldest zoo in the United States, which is set within the Frederick Law Olmsted-designed Delaware Park. 300 Parkside Avenue / Buffalo, NY 14214 716-837-3900 / buffalozoo.org Burchfield Penney Art Center This gift shop is a true extension of the gallery, offering a broad range of work by local artists. While most museum gift shops are filled with knick-knacks and memorabilia, the Burchfield’s shop is filled with work by local artists. There are some seriously cool, collectable items to be found. The museum itself is known for showcasing cutting-edge artists and exhibitions, and the creativity obviously doesn’t stop at the art. 1300 Elmwood Avenue / Buffalo, NY 14222 716-878-6011 / burchfieldpenney.org Graycliff Estate Frank Lloyd Wright’s Graycliff estate, situated on the Lake Erie shore, was the former summer home to one of Buffalo’s prominent families. At its gift shop, browse through hundreds of Frank Lloyd Wright and arts and crafts style items, including necklaces, apparel, household décor and many Graycliff exclusives. Handmade wooden bowls created from local trees felled by a storm are just one unique find. 6472 Old Lake Shore Road / Derby, NY 14047 716-947-9217 / graycliffestate.org Albright-Knox Art Gallery by Rhea Anna Burchfield Penney Art Center by Erin Habes #NiagaraUSA Buffalo's Hidden Gems Love the thrill of the hunt? Many of the best things about Buffalo’s shopping destinations are totally off the beaten path. The best way to discover these hidden jewels is to pound the pavement and explore. Here’s a handy cheat sheet of those must-shop boutiques. West Side Bazaar Beauty junkies, listen up! Pro makeup artist Katie Ambrose brings her favorite beauty finds to the Hotel @ The Lafayette. Groom Service Beauty Bar offers a dazzling array of beauty inspiration, blowouts, makeup and more! Hotel @ The Lafayette (391 Washington Street) Buffalo, NY 14217 / 716-748-6602 groomservicebeautybar.com Groom Service Beauty Bar The West Side Bazaar is a grassroots project that empowers our ethnic community in the heart of the Grant and Ferry Marketplace. A true destination where shoppers can find exotic handcrafted gifts, clothing, and jewelry from all over the world and fresh exciting ethnic foods. 25 Grant Street / Buffalo, NY 14213 / 716-464-6389 westsidebazaar.com Made by Anatomy Westside Stories A great little bookshop located in the heart of Buffalo’s Westside. This used bookstore brings back the nostalgic joy of wandering around a bookstore and loosing yourself in the pages. P.S. Pick up a book and walk over to Sweetness 7 Café, where you’ll have some good coffee & conversation! 205 Grant Street / Buffalo, NY 14213 / 716-803-8173 westside-stories.com West Side Bazaar by Rhea Anna / Groom Service Beauty Bar by Katie Ambrose Made by Anatomy by Ayres Photography / Cats Like Us by Andrew Davis O'Connell's by Nate Benson / Erin Habes by Katie Ambrose Forget about standardissue gowns – indie designer Ali Eagen’s shop Made by Anatomy is filled with handmade items that are equal parts dreamy, feminine, and eclectic. You’ll find custom-made gowns, headpiece, vintageinspired baubles, and more. Hotel @ The Lafayette (391 Washington Street) Buffalo, NY 14217 716-882-1500 madebyanatomy.com #ShoppingInBuffalo Cats Like Us There’s no question vintage-style is having a renaissance. Cats Like Us embraces a fashion era of hip-hugging, cleavage-enhancing, silhouettes of the midcentury. Release your inner rockabilly and head over to their boutique in Tonawanda or click your way around their website! 67 Main Street Tonawanda, NY 14150 716-694-6600 catslikeus.com What A Woman Wants The perfect accessory is the key to the perfect outfit. What A Woman Wants boutique specializes in accessorizing your neck with the perfect scarf, your wrist with the cutest bracelet, your shoulder with a leopard-print purse and your home with funky décor pieces. Whether you’re looking for laid-back and casual or chic and glam, What A Woman Wants has just the thing. 1 Buffalo Street / Hamburg, NY 14075 / 716-649-2034 shopwhatawomanwants.com O’Connell’s Talk about retail legends in Buffalo and O’Connell’s is at the top of the list. O’Connell’s offers the ‘backbone’ of a traditional men's and women's wardrobe, fused with a cool contemporary fashion sensibility. A “must” for your “things to do in Buffalo” bucket list, a visit to O’Connell’s will make you feel as if you just went back in time, when retail was a rather refined affair! 3240 Main Street / Buffalo, NY 14214 / 716-836-4140 oconnellsclothing.com FASHION EXPERT » ERIN HABES How would you describe your personal style? I love an androgynous look. A cozy fisherman's sweater with a great pair of jogger jeans mixed with some bold accessories. It’s all about materials and texture. And, definitely sneaks or flats, I’m always on the move! Research and Design Take a detour from your East Aurora shopping excursion and head to “The Barn” in Orchard Park. Research and Design (RD for short) is a carefully curated women’s clothing store that combines high-end luxury with a cool off-duty sensibility. Follow them @researchanddesign! 4109 N. Buffalo Road / Orchard Park, NY 14127 716-662-0800 / researchanddesign.com #NiagaraUSA Crossing the Border SUGGESTIONS FOR CROSSING THE BORDER Have proof of citizenship (birth certificate or passport) readily available. Have birth certificate for each child in your vehicle. If traveling with children who are not a part of your family, have a note or proof that the child has permission to cross the border with you. Turn off radios and cell phones when talking to border agents. Declare all fruits, vegetables, plants and plant products, animals, birds, eggs, meat and meat products. Declare all items acquired for personal use. Resident aliens must carry residency cards at all times. Dogs and cats must be free of evidence of diseases communicable to humans. Dogs older than three months must have proof of a rabies vaccination. Don’t fool around. Customs and Immigration Agents on both sides of the border are law enforcement officials who take their duties very seriously. Don’t drive under the influence of alcohol. Be patient. Additional security has been instituted for safety on both sides of the border. The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, or WHTI, requires U.S. and Canadian travelers to present a passport or other document that denotes identity and citizenship when entering the U.S. For additional information, including document options and requirements for special audiences, please visit GetYouHome.gov. U.S. citizens returning home from Canada are required to present one of the travel documents listed here: U.S. Passport U.S. Passport Card Enhanced Driver’s License Trusted Traveler Program Cards such as NEXUS, SENTRIU or FAST enrollment cards Special Audiences (Special documents for U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents, U.S. Military, Native Americans, and Boaters; birth certificates for children under the age of 16). Canadian citizens entering the U.S. are required to present one of the travel documents listed here: Canadian Passport Trusted Traveler Program Cards such as NEXUS or FAST/ Express enrollment cards Enhanced Driver’s License Special Audiences (Special documents for Native Americans and Boaters; birth certificates for children under the age of 16). WHAT YOU CAN BRING HOME TO CANADA How much can I spend shopping in Buffalo without paying duty at the border? The longer you stay, the more you can spend, so book your overnight stay in Buffalo! But if you really need to know... TIME OUT OF COUNTRY EXEMPTION LIMITS (Effective 6/1/12) CA $0 CA $200 CA $800 CA $800 NEW YORK STATE SALES TAX EXEMPTION Effective immediately, clothing and footwear priced under $110 USD will be exempt from New York State’s 4% sales tax. Total cost of qualifying clothing and footwear items can exceed $110 USD as long as each individual item costs less than $110 USD. Out of country within 24 hours More than 24 hours, but less than 48 hours More than 48 hours, but less than 7 days More than 7 days For more information on where to stay overnight in Buffalo, go to visitbuffaloniagara.com/hotels KC KRATT KATIE AMBROSE