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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!

All photos by Katie Ambrose

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SECOND CHIC

ELMWOOD VILLAGE

An ultra-cool neighborhood with an organic vibe, the Elmwood Village offers stellar shopping, food, bars, sweets and an elevated art experience worth seeing. Voted one of the 10 Great Neighborhoods in America by the American Planning Association, the Elmwood Village is one of Buffalo’s best-kept secrets. We encourage you to go exploring! visitbuffaloniagara.com/elmwood

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VERA PIZZERIA

HER STORY

What’s Buffalo’s best-kept fashion secret? The Military Surplus store at 290 Larkin. Best vintage and new military clothing that’s timeless for any wardrobe.

FASHION EXPERT » LAURA “LULU” ROBINSON How would you describe your personal style? Have you ever seen a six-year-old play dress up? Well, that’s me. My style is playful yet refined.

You’re a pro thrifter. Any vintage shopping secrets you would like to share? If you can, get to know the story of the piece. Every vintage find I own has a little history and sometimes it’s those stories that make wearing the garment that much better.

Where are your favorite places to shop? Second Chic for duds, Spiral Scratch for tunes and, of course, Campus Wheelworks for spokes.

Favorite places to drink? Vera Pizzeria.

What do you love most about Buffalo? The creative community. Mostly everyone I know is up to their elbows in paint, production and preservation. Second Chic, Blush, HerStory and LuLu Robinson by Katie Ambrose Vera Pizzeria by Joe Cascio

Do you have any particular shopping strategies? How does it fit? Don’t buy into labels or sizes. Love yourself and your style. 3


Buffalo Fleece and Outerwear 758 Elmwood Avenue

Allentown Music Too 1113 Elmwood Avenue

Campus WheelWorks 744 Elmwood Avenue

Animal Outfitters 986 Elmwood Avenue

D’Avolio 814 Elmwood Avenue

Anna Grace 799 Elmwood Avenue

Elmwood Pet Supplies 706 Elmwood Avenue

Artisans’ Hands 754 Elmwood Avenue

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Filigrees Gallery & Boutique 1121 Elmwood Avenue

Inspiration Point 481 Elmwood Avenue

Fowler’s Chocolates 754 Elmwood Avenue

Lexington Co-Operative Market 807 Elmwood Avenue

Froggy 289 Bryant Street

Mother Nature Plant Emporium 712 Elmwood Avenue

Get Dressed 576 Elmwood Avenue

MS Eye Candy Boutique 292 West Utica Street

Half & Half Clothing Co. 1088 Elmwood Ave

The Neighborhood Collective 810 Elmwood Avenue

Head Space Glass & Gifts 67 Elmwood Avenue

Neo Classic Gifts 512 Elmwood Avenue

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Aurum Jewelers 487 Elmwood Avenue

Hu’s Discount Store 498 Elmwood Avenue

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Allentown Music 1109 Elmwood Avenue

Fierce Accessories 830 Elmwood Avenue

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Blush 1005 Elmwood Avenue

Homeward Bound 927 Elmwood Avenue

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Abraham’s Jewelers 798 Elmwood Avenue

Everything Elmwood 740 Elmwood Avenue

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Blue Mountain Coffees 509 Elmwood Avenue

Her Story Boutique 779 Elmwood Avenue

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Abalie 569 Elmwood Avenue

Elmwood Village Association 1068 Elmwood Avenue

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Nickel City Cheese & Mercantile 423 Elmwood Avenue Offbeat Emporium 507 Elmwood Avenue Pasteurized Tees 478 Elmwood Avenue The Peddler 875 Elmwood Avenue Penzeys Spices 783 Elmwood Avenue Piras Fisher Atelier 820 Elmwood Avenue Positively Main Street 773 Elmwood Avenue

Presence 795 Elmwood Avenue

Spoiled Rotten 831 Elmwood Avenue

Village Beer Merchant 547 Elmwood Avenue

DIRECTIONS FROM THE PEACE BRIDGE

Ragamuffins 201 West Utica Street

Sunday Skate Shop 587 Potomac Avenue

Watson’s Chocolates 738 Elmwood Avenue

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Ro 732 Elmwood Avenue

Talking Leaves...Books 951 Elmwood Avenue

White Cow Dairy 241 Lexington Avenue

Rumpelstiltskin’s 571 Elmwood Avenue

Thin Ice 719 Elmwood Avenue

Wild Things 224 Lexington Avenue

Saione Clothing 818 Elmwood Avenue

The Treehouse 793 Elmwood Avenue

Zetouna Olive Oils 818 Elmwood Avenue

Scoop Shop 648 Auburn Avenue

Turnstyle Buffalo 298 Ashland Avenue

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Second Chic 810 Elmwood Avenue

Urban Threads 736 Elmwood Avenue

Shoefly 822 Elmwood Avenue

Poster Art 1055 Elmwood Avenue

Spiral Scratch Records 291 Bryant Street

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Ashker’s Juice Bar / 1002 Elmwood Caffé Aroma / 957 Elmwood Coffee Culture / 448 Elmwood Spot Coffee / 805 Elmwood Starbucks / 933 Elmwood

198 2.3 km/1.4 mi

Elmwood Ave South/ Art Gallery exit IROQUOIS turn immediately

For a complete list of shops, go to visitbuffaloniagara.com/shop Shop hours vary - call ahead to confirm open days & times

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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:

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Approximate driving time from bridge: 8-10 minutes


HERTEL AVENUE

Hertel Avenue is known for its amazing

antique finds and home décor stores. It’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

BLUE COLLAR MEN’S SHOP 6

MODERN NOSTALGIA


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. 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?

O’CONNELL’S CLOTHING

FASHION EXPERTS » 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!

Blue Collar Men’s Shop, Modern Nostalgia, Karina Lopez and Curt Rogers by Katie Ambrose O’Connell’s by Nate Benson

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.

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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!


HERTEL AVENUE SHOP DIRECTORY Cone Five Pottery 1507 Hertel Avenue

Blue Collar Men’s Shop 1382 Hertel Avenue Blue Hill Kitchen & Home 1374 Hertel Avenue Buffalo Arts Studio 2495 Main Street Buffalo Wholesale Antiques 1539 Hertel Avenue Chic and Sweet 1453 Hertel Avenue

Conley Interiors 1425 Hertel Avenue Contact Longboards 1201 Hertel Avenue Coo Coo U Modern 27 Chandler Street Deja Lu Boutique 1451 Hertel Avenue Eaton Chocolate 1856 Hertel Avenue Essential Home Decor 1478 Hertel Avenue MODA VINTAGE

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Bella Mia Chocolates & Candy 1096 Hertel Avenue

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Antique Lamp Co. and Gift Emporium 1213 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 Ave Maria’s Italian Gifts 1415 Hertel Avenue Moda Vintage 1509 Hertel Avenue

Modern Nostalgia 1378 Hertel Avenue

room / baby room 1400 Hertel Avenue

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New Buffalo Graphics 1417 Hertel Avenue

Second Reader Bookshop 1419 Hertel Avenue

O’Connell’s Clothing 3240 Main Street

Sprout 1396 Hertel Avenue

Famous Footwear 2101 Elmwood Avenue

P.S. Accessories 1442 Hertel Avenue

Terrapin Station 1172 Hertel Avenue

Pamela Inc. 3142 Main Street

Top Shelf Music 1232 Hertel Avenue

Peek-A-Boo Baby Boutique 1446 Hertel Avenue

Village Beer Merchant 1535 Hertel Avenue A C AV E

Project716 1203 Hertel Avenue

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Kohl’s 2232 Delaware Avenue

PEACE BRIDGE

Marshall’s 2152 Delaware Avenue

CUSTOMS

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Party City 2141 Elmwood Avenue

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Target 2626 Delaware Avenue

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198 3.3 km/2 mi

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For a complete list of shops, go to visitbuffaloniagara.com/shop Shop hours vary - call ahead to confirm open days & times

DIRECTIONS FROM THE PEACE BRIDGE

HOT SPOTS

Delaware Ave North exit

Allegro Café / 1633 Hertel Spot Coffee / 1406 Hertel

DELAWARE 1.6 km/1 mi

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On-street parking is free Saturday and Sunday. Parking on Heretl is paid Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

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HERTEL 1 km/0.6 mi

ADDRESS TO USE FOR GPS:

1400 Hertel Avenue Buffalo, NY 14216

Approximate driving time from bridge: 8-10 minutes


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 Fisher-Price 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

THE DRESS SHOP

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ROYCROFT CAMPUS

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!

A perfect day in East Aurora includes: Elm Street Bakery coffee, cocktails at Bar Bill with friends, and a trip to the Knox Farm!

Where are your favorite place sto shop? West End Gallery has beautiful local artisan jewelry and The Dress Shop has amazing vintage/boho pieces.

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

Best places to grab a bite to eat? Bar Bill, Rick’s and Elm Street Bakery.

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Limelite Music 706 Main Street

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Head Over Heels In Love With Shoes 662 Main Street

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The Copper Shop 31 South Grove Street

Gold N’ Gifts 96 Hamburg Street

Judi Laird Draperies & Upholsteries 618 Main Street

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The Bookworm 34 Elm Street

Fowlers Chocolate & Ice Cream Shop 671 Main Street

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The Bike Shop 609 Oakwood Avenue

Paws in the Pantry 652 1/2 Main Street

Flowers by Nature 82 Elm Street

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Big Tree Furniture Works 1514 Mill Road

Firefly Cupcakes 700 Main Street

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B is for Books 6562 East Quaker Street

Ooo La La Boutique 663 Main Street

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Aurora Sewing Center 659 Main Street

Nuwer Florist 198 Main Street

Elm Street Bakery 72 Elm Street

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Aurora Outfitters 595 Main Street

The Dress Shop 712 Main Street

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Aurora Brew Works 191 Main Street

Norberg’s Art & Frame 37 South Grove Street

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Aurora Art Glass 16 Buffalo Road

Downtown Clothing Exchange 658 Main Street

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Aurora Action Sports 669 Main Street

MUSEjar 17 Elm Street

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Ashwood Artisans Gallery 726 Main Street

Meibohm Fine Arts 478 Main Street

Designing Dish 138 Grey Street

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Amish Country Oak Furniture 695 Main Street

Made in America Store 900 Maple Road

Country Cupboard Natural Food Market 187 Main Street

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42 Aquatics 23 Pine Street


Peppermint Farms Country Store & Herbtique 7431 Seneca Street

Research and Design 4109 North Buffalo Street Orchard Park

Petrocy Jewelers 716 Main Street

Roycroft Campus Antiques 37 South Grove Street

Pink Home Decor & More 25 Pine Street

Roycroft Pottery 2860 Eldridge Road

R. H. Rahn Jewelers 696 Main Street

Salut Wine & Spirits 658 Main Street

Ragamuffinz 650 Main Street Rear

Schoolhouse Gallery & Cabinet Shops 1054 Olean Road

Ratcha Lynn 704 Main Street

West End Gallery 48 Douglas Lane

The Toyloft 700 Main Street

Will Faller Art & Antique 576 Main Street

Tres Chic Pet Boutique 718 Main Street

The Woolly Lamb 712 Main Street

Upstairs Treasures 662 Main Street Rear

Zinck’s Fabric Outlet 42 Riley Street

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The Walk In Closet Company 650 Main Street Wallflower Vintage 712 Main Street

DIRECTIONS FROM THE PEACE BRIDGE

SOUTH

Vidler’s 5 & 10 676 - 694 Main Street

Sears Hometown Store 42 Riley Street

RedFish Art Studios & Gallery 21 Elm Street

Swirls Cupcakery 634 Main Street Rear

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Swirls Market Café / 650 Main Taste / 634 Main

For a complete list of shops, go to visitbuffaloniagara.com/shop Shop hours vary - call ahead to confirm open days & times

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400 Exit 54: 20 km/13 mi WEST

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ADDRESS TO USE FOR GPS:

676 Main Street East Aurora, NY 14052

Approximate driving time from bridge: 25 minutes


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 ya few cocktails to shopping for your favorite brand, it’s all just steps away from the beautiful Glen Falls. visitbuffaloniagara.com/williamsville

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TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES


FASHION EXPERT » ERIN HABES How would you describe your personal style? My style is a mashup of classic chic meets boho whimsy. I’m also obsessed with accessories. Big bold silver pieces, a statement handbag and a great pair of Frye boots equals perfection in my book!

VILLAGE ARTISANS

Where are your favorite places to shop? LeeLee has an amazing selection of designer brands, and I always love to support local artists and designers . . . Village Artisans is adorable. Especially for some Buffalove purchases!

MUSEJAR

A perfect day in Williamsville includes: Enjoying a mouth watering sandwich at Nickel City Cheese (the prosciutto is to die for), shopping at Ten Thousand Villages for some fair trade finds and a beautiful walk through Glen Falls. Who serves the best Village grub? Breakfast at The Original Pancake House, ice cream at Sweet Jenny’s, and dinner at Creekview, Glen Park Tavern, Prosit! or The Irishman Pub and Eatery. Sense a theme? They all have good beer! What do you love most about Williamsville? The Village’s history, including its role in the Underground Railroad, is so fascinating and it has become a vibrant shopping district. You can’t go wrong in the Will Ville! All photos by Katie Ambrose

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GLEN FALLS

Karma Knitting 5546 Main Street

The Shoe Suite 4446 Main Street

LeeLee 5444 Main Street

Simply Chic Boutique 5742 Main Street

Marty’s Formal Wear 5548 Main Street

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Sarah’s Vintage & Estate Jewelry 5459 Main Street

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Green Spa Village Holistics 5526 Main Street

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Ricki & Company 5542 Main Street

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Dave and Adam’s Card World 5575 Transit Road

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Pumpkins 5520 Main Street

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Blum’s Swimwear & Intimates 5110 Main Street

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Nickel City Cheese & Mercantile 78 East Spring Street

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Be Dazzled 5429 Main Street

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WILLIAMSVILLE SHOP DIRECTORY


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 5651 Main Street

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290 Exit 50: 1.4 km/0.9 mi

Main St East exit MAIN 1.6 km/1 mi On-street parking is free

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Glen Falls and street banner by Katie Ambrose LeeLee by Nate Benson

ADDRESS TO USE FOR GPS:

5444 Main Street Williamsville, NY 14221

Approximate driving time from bridge: 25 minutes


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 Buffalo’s indie culture. visitbuffaloniagara.com/allentown-shops

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art murals. Stumbling on one of the many music and literary events going on any night of the week. 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 artistmade jewelry. 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 MUSEJAR fabric and accessories.

IT’S A MOD MOD WORLD

FASHION EXPERT » AMY HARTMAN

Where do you love to shop in Buffalo? Elmwood Village Fabrics and Hyatt’s for DIY supplies and, of course, all the vintage shops.

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.

Best cheap score of late? A great pair of hammered metal earrings from an artist trunk show at The Dress Shop for $25.

Where are your favorite places to shop? I love all the great vintage shops on Allen. Shop 43 is a well curated mix of home products and apparel.

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 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.

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 All photos by Katie Ambrose

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El Buen Amigo 114 Elmwood Avenue

Art Dialogue Gallery 1 Linwood Avenue

Electronic Outlet 168 Elmwood Avenue

Avenue Art & Frame 441 Delaware Avenue

Elmwood Village Fabrics 543 Franklin Street

Black Cat Vintage 85 Allen Street

Everything & Anything 152 Elmwood Avenue

Bloom 846 Main Street

Everything Beauty 156 Elmwood Avenue

Buffalo Big Print 78 Allen Street

Eyes Downtown 902 Main Street

Casa de Arte 141 Elmwood Avenue

Gift Shop @ Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site 641 Delaware Avenue

City & Country 43 Allen Street

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Hyatt’s All Things Creative 910 Main Street

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Designs by Dovi & Girls/ African Market 224 Elmwood Avenue

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Dana Tillou Fine Arts 417 Franklin Street

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Coming Home Buffalo 140 Elmwood Avenue

Gloria’s No Limit 95 Allen Street

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College Street Gallery 244 Allen Street

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Indigo Art Gallery 74 Allen Street

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It’s A Mod Mod World 93 Allen Street J’s House of Fragrance 40 Allen Street

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Antiques Allentown 146 Elmwood Avenue

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The Dress Shop 89 Allen Street

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Antique Man 234 Allen Street

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Dress by Design 43 Allen Street

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Allen Street Connection 81 Allen Street

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ALLENTOWN SHOP DIRECTORY

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K-Fashion 152 Allen Street

Patricia’s Antiques 45 Allen Street

Krudmart 497 Franklin Street

Picasso Moon 260 Allen Street

Larry’s Antiques 181 Elmwood Avenue

Positive Approach 125 Elmwood Avenue

Lonnie B’ Beads 81 Allen Street

Rick Cycle Shop 55 Allen Street

Marverly’s 625 Delaware Avenue

Rick’s Sports Apparel 201 Allen Street

My Pride Buffalo 224 Allen Street

IT’S A MOD MOD WORLD

QEW PEACE BRIDGE

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Exit 8: Niagara St NIAGARA 0.3 km/0.2 mi

Spirits of Allentown 257 Allen Street

Café 59 / 59 Allen

W.HURON 0.2 km/0.1 mi

For a complete list of shops, go to visitbuffaloniagara.com/shop Shop hours vary - call ahead to confirm open days & times HIGH ST

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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

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Rust Belt Books 202 Allen Street

HOT SPOTS

CUSTOMS SOUTH

Shop 43 43 Allen Street FREE

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ANTIQUE WORLD

CLARENCE

Founded in 1808,

Clarence is the quintessential historic colonial town. A visit along its Main Street is like walking back in time with a selection of cute shops and cafes housed in beautiful 19th century buildings visitbuffaloniagara.com/clarence 22


ANTIQUE WORLD

FASHION EXPERT » CHRIS BISSONETTE How would you describe your personal style? I do think Buffalo Dandy is the perfect description. I’m someone who appreciates a good bow tie, but prefers to wear it with jeans rather than a three-piece suit. A perfect day in Buffalo includes these three things: This is going to sound sappy, but still one of my favorite days was my first date with my now wife. We started the day with brunch at Betty’s restaurant followed by an afternoon exploring Forest Lawn then doing some shopping/antiquing. That evening we headed downtown for drinks and romantic candlelight dinner. That was the day I fell in love with her and the city played such a big part of it… For that reason, all of those things remain my favorite things to do in Buffalo. What’s your best vintage score? Hands down my favorite vintage find was when I happened into a local thrift shop and found three Harris Tweed blazers for a combined price of $16. The jackets fit incredibly, only needing a few slight alterations. I had been searching for a Harris Tweed blazer for a few years now and to find not one, not two, but three was just incredible. What’s your favorite restaurant? If you’re doing some antiquing, the Hollow Bistro & Brew or Asa Ransom House in Clarence are amazing. If you’re headed downtown, I would have to say a tie between Mike A’s in the Lafayette Hotel or Bacchus. All photos by Katie Ambrose

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All photos by Katie Ambrose

CLARENCE SHOP DIRECTORY 3 Old Dogs Antiques 11079 Main Street

Clarence Country Store 10863 Main Street

Kelly Schultz Antiques 11145 Main Street

Alethea’s Chocolates 8301 Main Street

Creative Essence Shop 9450 Clarence Center Rd

Antique World & Marketplace 11111 Main Street

DKd Studio 10593 Main Street

Niagara Emporium’s Olde Country Store 10867 Main Street

Antiques at the Glencroft 10210 Main Street

Family Chocolate Shoppe 10295 Main Street

Artsy Elements 4773 Harris Hill Road

Garden of Earthy Delight 10852 Main Street

Bellus Lux Lucis Fine Art Gallery 10750 Main Street

Get Heeled 6000 Goodrich Rd

Betsy Ross Costumes 9670 Main Street

Hen House Antiques 5270 Salt Road

Buffalo Road Imports 10120 Main Street

Joe’s Farm Market 11072 Main Street

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Uncle Sam’s Antiques 11111 Main Street

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The Podge 10205 Main Street

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10.1 km/6.3 mi EAST

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Exit 49: 2.1 km/1.3 mi EAST

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10.3 km/6.4 mi Paid parking available at Antique World Marketplace ADDRESS TO USE FOR GPS:

11111 Main Street Clarence, NY 14031

Approximate driving time from bridge: 30 minutes

ANTIQUE WORLD


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

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ANTIQUE CHIC DiCAMILLO BAKERY

FASHION EXPERT Âť 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.

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.

Where are your favorite places to shop in Lewiston? My favorite places to shop are the antique stores in Lewiston, because you can always find something unique and special.

All photos by Katie Ambrose

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Luxe Lewiston 777 Cayuga Street, Suite 3

LEWISTON SHOP DIRECTORY

Sister & Brother Children’s Apparel 484 Center Street

Canterbury Place 547 Center Street

Greg’s Pools 840 Seneca Street

The Caravan 404 Kenwood Drive

Jacob’s Ladder Antiques 922 Upper Mountain Road

Cheri Amour 522 Center Street

Lewiston Music 105 South Fourth Street

The Country Doctor 756 Center Street

The Little Yellow Artisan House 476 Center Street

D’Avolio Olive Oils, Vinegars & More 449 Center Street

Lovin’ My Bags 704 Center Street

DiCamillo Bakery 535 Center Street

For a complete list of shops, go to visitbuffaloniagara.com/shop Shop hours vary - call ahead to confirm open days & times

The Village Bake Shoppe 417 Center Street FREE

HOT SPOTS

Orange Cat Coffee Co. / 703 Center

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Susha Shoes 424 Center Street

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Stuart Sports 486 Center Street

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Stimson Antiques & Gifts 1727 Ridge Road

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Soully Created 744 Center Street

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Niagara River by Nancy J. Parisi

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Fine Antiques 105 North Fourth Street

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ARTZEE… 549 Center Street

N. 1ST ST

Enchanted Florist & Gift Gallery 739 Center St

N. WATER ST

Antique to Chic 536 Center Street

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DiMino’s Lewiston Market 906 Center Street

Niagara River

Angel to Apple 451 Center Street

Angel to Apple and Antique Chic by Katie Ambrose

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DIRECTIONS FROM THE PEACE BRIDGE

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33 km/20.5 mi ROBERT MOSES PKWY

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Exit 25B: .5 km/.25 mi

UPPER MOUNTAIN .5 km/.25 mi WEST

104

LEWISTON

2.7 km/1.7 mi NORTH

18F

RIDGE

WEST

104 CENTER

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

ANTIQUE CHIC


DIRECTIONS FROM THE PEACE BRIDGE

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CUSTOMS

SOUTH

190

10.1 km/6.3 mi EAST

WALDEN GALLERIA Buffalo Niagara’s premier shopping destination with over than 200 stores, 11 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

STORES WITHIN 2 MILES

For a complete list of stores, see their website Anthropologie H&M

Lucky Brand

Coach

JCPenney

Michael Kors

Dick’s Sporting Goods

Lord & Taylor

Nine West

Forever 21

J. Crew

True Religion

Guess

Macy’s

Urban Outfitters

Bed Bath & Beyond / 3781 Union Road Marshalls / 3735 Union Road Michaels / 1740 Walden Avenue Niagara Hobby & Craft Mart / 3366 Union Road Pier 1 Imports / 1740 Walden Avenue Sam’s Club / 3735 Union Road Target / 1750 Walden Avenue

Photo by Nate Benson

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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:

2050 Walden Avenue Cheektowaga, NY 14225 Approximate driving time from bridge: 13 minutes


DIRECTIONS FROM THE PEACE BRIDGE

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CUSTOMS

NORTH

190

9.7 km/6 mi EAST

290

BOULEVARD MALL One of Western New York’s finest shopping centers features more than 120 specialty shops & 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

Exit 16: 7.6 km/4.7 mi Exit 3A: Niagara Falls Blvd South SOUTH

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1.3 km/0.8 mi

MAPLE

MALL HIGHLIGHTS

STORES WITHIN 2 MILES

For a complete list of stores, see their website Aeropostale H&M American Eagle Outfitters Banana Republic Charlotte Russe

Photo by Boulevard Mall

New York & Company

Hollister Co.

Pacific Sunwear

JCPenney

Sears

Macy’s / Macy’s Men’s Shop

Victoria’s Secret

Babies ‘R’ Us / 1565 Niagara Falls Boulevard Barnes & Noble / 1565 Niagara Falls Boulevard Burlington Coat Factory / 3097 Sheridan Drive JoAnn Fabrics / 3097 Sheridan Drive Mabel Danahy’s / 3099 Sheridan Drive Payless Shoe Source / 3097 Sheridan Drive Target / 1565 Niagara Falls Boulevard Wegmans / 1565 Niagara Falls Boulevard 31

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


DIRECTIONS FROM THE PEACE BRIDGE

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CUSTOMS

SOUTH

190

10.1 km/6.3 mi EAST

EASTERN HILLS MALL

90

Exit 52: 14.5 km/9 mi NORTH

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

STORES WITHIN 2 MILES

For a complete list of stores, see their website Aeropostale

Brooks Brothers

Macy’s

American Eagle Outfitters

Gap / Gap Kids

New York & Company

JCPenney

Victoria’s Secret

Bath & Body Works Bon-Ton

Photo by Lauren Topliffe

Barnes & Noble / 4401 Transit Road Best Buy / 4401 Transit Road The Clothes Bar / 4401 Transit Road Dick’s Sporting Goods / 5105 Transit Road Hive / 9570 Transit Road Stein Mart / 7992 Transit Road TJ Maxx / 4199 Transit Road Toys ‘R’ Us / 4135 Transit Road

Express / Express Men

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Exit 49: 2.7 km/1.7 mi Free on-site parking available ADDRESS TO USE FOR GPS:

4545 Transit Road Williamsville, NY 14221

Approximate driving time from bridge: 22 minutes


McKINLEY MALL

DIRECTIONS FROM THE PEACE BRIDGE

Located in the Town of Hamburg, the McKinley Mall has some great shopping, dining and entertainment south of the city. Find your favorite stores and brands, and discover the exciting McKinley Mall shopping experience.

QEW PEACE BRIDGE

3701 McKinley Parkway / Blasdell, NY 14219 716-824-0462 / shopmckinleymall.com

CUSTOMS

SOUTH

190

1.5 km/2.4 mi WEST

MALL HIGHLIGHTS

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For a complete list of stores, see their website

Exit 7: 9.6 km/6 mi

Barnes & Noble

Hollister Co.

Spencer Gifts

Best Buy

JCPenney

Victoria’s Secret

Bon-Ton

Macy’s / Macy’s Home Store

Wet Seal

Famous Footwear Finish Line

EAST

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MILESTRIP

Exit 7 then 3rd exit from roundabout: 9.6 km/6 mi

McKINLEY

Old Navy

1 km/0.6 mi Free on-site parking available

STORES WITHIN 2 MILES

ADDRESS TO USE FOR GPS:

A.C. Moore / 3760 McKinley Parkway Children’s Place / 3467 Amelia Drive David’s Bridal / 3760 McKinley Parkway BJ’s Wholesale Club / 4408 Milestrip Road JoAnn Fabrics / 4405 Milestrip Road

Photo by Nancy J. Parisi

SKYWAY

3701 McKinley Parkway Blasdell, NY 14219

Approximate driving time from bridge: 16 minutes

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DIRECTIONS FROM THE PEACE BRIDGE

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CUSTOMS

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190

24.8 km/15.4 mi

FASHION OUTLETS OF NIAGARA FALLS USA 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 150 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

STORES WITHIN 1 MILE

For a complete list of stores, see their website

DKNY Outlet / 1760 Military Road Tina’s Hallmark / 1609 Military Road Walmart / 1540 Military Road

Adidas Outlet

Coach Factory Outlet

Nike Factory Store

Ann Taylor Factory Store

DKNY

Nine West Outlet

Gap Outlet

Sakes Fifth Avenue OFF 5th Outlet

Barneys New York Burberry Calvin Klein

Guess Factory Store J. Crew

Tommy Hilfiger

Kate Spade

Photo courtesy Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA

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Exit 22: 1.9 km/1.2 mi

265

MILITARY

1.3 km/0.8 mi Free on-site parking available ADDRESS TO USE FOR GPS:

1900 Military Road Niagara Falls, NY 14304

Approximate driving time from bridge: 14 minutes


CROSSING 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.

SUGGESTIONS FOR CROSSING THE BORDER

U.S. citizens returning home from Canada are required to present one of the travel documents listed here:

 Have proof of citizenship (birth certificate or passport) readily available.  Have birth certificate for each child in your vehicle. If traveling

 U.S. Passport

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.

 U.S. Passport Card  Enhanced Driver’s License

 Turn off radios and car phones when talking to border agents.

 Trusted Traveler Program Cards such as NEXUS, SENTRIU

 Declare all fruits, vegetables, plants and plant products, animals,

or FAST enrollment cards

birds, eggs, meat and meat products.

 Special Audiences (Special documents for U.S. Lawful

 Declare all items acquired for personal use.

Permanent Residents, U.S. Military, Native Americans, and Boaters; birth certificates for children under the age of 16).

 Resident aliens must carry residency cards at all times.  Dogs and cats must be free of evidence of diseases communicable

Canadian citizens entering the U.S. are required to present one of the travel documents listed here:

to humans. Dogs older than three months must have proof of a rabies vaccination.

 Canadian Passport

 Don’t fool around. Customs and Immigration Agents on both

sides of the border are law enforcement officials who take their duties very seriously.

 Trusted Traveler Program Cards such as NEXUS or FAST/Express

enrollment cards  Enhanced Driver’s License

 Don’t drive under the influence of alcohol.

 Special Audiences (Special documents for Native Americans and

 Be patient. Additional security has been

instituted for safety on both sides of the border.

Boaters; birth certificates for children under the age of 16). 35


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.

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 Out of country within 24 hours

EXEMPTION LIMITS (Effective 6/1/12) CA $0

More than 24 hours, but less than 48 hours

CA $200

More than 48 hours, but less than 7 days

CA $800

More than 7 days

CA $800

For more information on where to stay overnight in Buffalo, go to visitbuffaloniagara.com/hotels

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Photo by Katie Ambrose

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