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Just imagine a weekend full of stylish shopping, delicious food and cocktails, limitless entertainment and a relaxing treatment at the spa - all with a couple of your closest girlfriends. It’s the perfect getaway. Browse through the top fashions of over 200 designer outlets in Niagara Falls USA or discover the latest trends in Buffalo’s new boutiques. To make your trip completely care-free, we’re showcasing the finest shops, malls and neighborhoods along with an itinerary for a fabulous girlfriend getaway. Welcome to the nearest faraway place!



WHAT’S INSIDE ALLENTOWN. ...................................30-33 GIRLFRIEND GETAWAYS. ................ 2-5 MALLS. .................................................34-38 ELMWOOD VILLAGE. ........................ 6-9 MENSWEAR.............................................39 HERTEL AVENUE.............................10-13

DOWNTOWN..................................... 14-17

MUSEUM GIFT SHOPS................ 40-41


HIDDEN GEMS............................... 42-43

EAST AURORA................................ 22-25

BORDER CROSSING INFO............. 44

WILLIAMSVILLE...............................26-29 ON THE COVER Photography by City Lights Studio / Models: Myari Ware and Corrinne Wheatley Custom made dresses by Made by Anatomy and Dana Saylor / Hair by Kristin Draudt, Fawn & Fox Salon Makeup by Christina Sergakis, Koukla Cosmetics / Accessories by Moda Vintage Styled by Erin Habes / Style Assistant: Zoe Peppas

Girlfriends visit the





Clockwise from top: Canalside, Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA, Seneca Niagara Casino



Buffalo Niagara offers a luxe getaway



rich historical pedigree, Buffalo and Niagara Falls are the grande dames

of Western New York State. A mere half hour apart, they offer a double whammy of wining, dining and other delights for two girlfriends ready to replace their usual multitasking to-do lists for a more adventurous go-to list.

The plan for our great escape is simple:

We’re pumped to get in on the action.

Two counties. Two days. One tank of gas.

But first, dinner. We walk to Toutant,

And a morning-to-night jam-packed itinerary

a popular new spot in downtown Buffalo

to ensure we squeeze the most out of our

featuring Southern-inspired comfort food

48-hour getaway.

and an impressive array of whiskey. We sip

On our agenda: kayaking, water biking and stand-up paddleboarding at Buffalo’s revitalized Canalside, bagging budget-friendly designer finds at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA, sampling the resort experience at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, perusing

on Buffalo Trace and Four Roses before ordering a bountiful batch of shrimp and sausage jambalaya and topping it off with a recommendation from our waitress — ooey gooey cake, a practically carnal concoction of praline pecans and bourbon caramel.

tantalizing menus at top-notch restaurants,

The next morning we head to Canalside for a

one-of-a-kind boutique street shopping and

triple dose of aqua activity. After a five-minute

a meandering lakeside drive through the

lesson from BFLO Harbor Kayak, we’re up

Niagara Wine Trail, USA.

on our paddleboards looking like pros. A half

Cruising Canalside After a late afternoon check in at Buffalo’s sleekly designed new Marriott Harbor

Center, we’re awestruck by the view 18 floors below of bustling Canalside,

a formerly industrial waterfront area that’s been turned into a massive city playground thanks to $300 million in new development.

hour later, perched high on water bikes, we giggle like kids trying out giant trikes as we giddily bounce along the rippling surface. Next it’s a surreal and peaceful kayak paddle in the shadow of one of the largest collections of grain elevators in the world. As we drift by the still operating General Mills plant, workers on an afternoon break wave in friendly greeting. Buffalo’s waterfront has achieved what many thought impossible — carving out a natural preserve in the heart of a former industrial heartland.



Niagara-bound for Shops & Slots

At lunch we have a waterfront seat on the outdoor patio at RiverWorks, a 1,000 seat restaurant and entertainment complex (it includes a roller derby track and hockey rink) that rises majestically from among towering waterfront grain elevators. One of the RiverWorks grain elevators has turned into a brewery, while adjacent silo ruins have opened as a beer garden.

Back in the car on the I-190 we head toward the must-shop stop that’s an essential part of any girlfriend getaway to Niagara Falls — the 200-store Fashion Outlets of Niagara

Falls, USA, a premier designer outlet mall

for Western New York and Southern Ontario.

That afternoon we stroll Canalside’s boardwalk,

Here, sales reign supreme with savings up to

which pulses with positive energy thanks to

75% on classic wardrobe items from the likes

free outdoor activities from yoga classes to

of Ann Taylor, Brooks Brothers, Dress Barn

weekly concerts and outdoor games such as

and The Limited, footwear from Coach and

ping pong, checkers, hula hoops, bean bag

Converse and housewares from Le Creuset and

toss and ladder ball. There are funky public

Corningware. We happened upon an end-of-

art installations, a giant sandbox, lemonade

season blow-out sale at New York & Company

stands, ice cream huts and wine bars that

and I dropped less than $100 for four fitted

attract everyone from rambunctious tots to

stretch cotton blouses, 2 button-up sweaters in

handholding hipster couples and promenading

hot pink and sapphire blue, grey leggings and a


handful of silver jewelry. Score!

At day’s end we settle into a couple of the 100 colorful and iconic Adirondack chairs provided


for patrons’ seating pleasure. With a glass of chardonnay in hand, we catch an open mic show of musical performances. As the cool breeze off the Buffalo River fluffs our hair, we’re blown away by 13-year-old Maggie O’Connell belting out Etta James’ At Last with all the powerful emotion of a seasoned jazz singer. Just another magical moment at Canalside.


Top: Buffalo RiverWorks / Right: Toutant


Bagging those deals

with an extensive

means there’s a good

menu of soups, sand-

chance lady luck

wiches, salads and

might smile on us at

brick-oven pizzas,

the Seneca Niagara

makes for a great

Resort & Casino,

lunch spot.

which boosts 3,600

In Niagara County,

slot machines and 90 gaming tables. Even if you aren’t much of a gambler, you can live the Vegas lifestyle complete with resort-style amenities — relax on the rooftop in elegant chaise loungers, take advantage of the three-hour “Queen for a Day” spa package, and hit the culinary jackpot at the award-winning Western Door Steakhouse, which has just undergone a $5 million renovation. We were putty in the hands of Tony, our knowledgeable waiter, taking him up on his every suggestion, from the Meiomi pinot noir to the blackened scallops with roasted pistachio and smoked corn jam and the daintily-arranged crème brûlée with fresh whipped cream and a lace cookie.

A little bit country

visit Shawnee RHEA ANNA

Country Barns Antique Co-op,

a 100-vendor premier destination antique and craft store housed in a restored 1912 barn in North Tonawanda. While you’re in town, be sure to take a quick spin around the Herschell

Carrousel Factory Museum.

The charming Village of Lewiston also offers a unique shopping experience. After fortifying ourselves with Fountain of Youth smoothies (made with fresh spinach, grape, strawberry and banana) at 700 Center Street Juice

Bistro & Café, we hit the retail jackpot at jewelry store Cheri Amour, accessory paradise The End of the Road Boutique and You & Me Boutique, where you can pick up everything from adorable party dresses to bracelets

There are plenty of opportunities for easy side

to match every outfit in your closet. The Village Bake Shoppe, where the featured special is the

trips outside the city limits of Buffalo Niagara.

“mile-high” apple pie made with five pounds of

Stop in for a breakfast of carnitas con huevos,

apples, offers a tempting variety of made-from-

biscuits and gravy or scrambled tofu hash at

scratch treats, sandwiches and soups.

Betty’s, a communal gathering hub in Buffalo’s Allentown, before making the half hour trek to East Aurora for a tour of the Roycroft

Campus, which details the 120-year-old history of a unique community of artists which formed part of the Arts and Crafts movement in the U.S. Then head to Main Street for street shopping — be sure to stop at Vidler’s, the largest five and dime in the world with more than 75,000 items in four adjoining 19th century buildings. The inviting Elm

Street Bakery,

The final item on our to-do list is a trek through the Niagara Wine Trail, USA where we sample two of our favorite things — wine and chocolate — with a delectable pairing at Black Willow Winery in the hamlet of Burt. On the drive back to the Canadian border we stop at a roadside fruit stall where, determined to bring a taste of our getaway home with us, we load up the backseat with RHEA ANNA

fresh corn, seedless concord grapes, bubblegum plums and full-to-bursting peaches. Talk about hitting

Top: Shawnee Country Barns Country Co-op Bottom: Niagara Wine Trail

the sweet spot. v




ELMWOOD v i l l a g e With a style all its own, the Elmwood Village is a one-of-a-kind Buffalo neighborhood. Lined with dozens of fashionable, locally-owned retailers and crafty shops, the district is a mustvisit during any getaway. Named by the American Planning Association as one of the country’s 10 best neighborhoods, there’s no shortage of new stores, bars and restaurants here.


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ELMWOOD v i l l a g e

Aurum Jewelers


HERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT WALKING PAST Aurum Jewelers that makes you stop and smile. It offers that Breakfast at Tiffany’s-Holly Golightly scene DREW BROWN that’s seared into every woman’s cinematic memory. You know the one where Hepburn, looking fabulous, peers into the gem-filled window after a night on the town. Sigh. Aurum is the longest standing retail shop on Elmwood Avenue. With 50 years of experience, owner Paul Michaels has been serving discerning customers in this location for the past 32 years. He opened Aurum at a very special time in Elmwood’s history, when Buffalo local retail legends like L.L. Berger and the Lighting Fixture Company were avenue staples. Now, that part of Elmwood is part of Buffalo’s rebirth. Michaels’ location on Elmwood offers him front row seats to the new Thin Man Brewery directly across the street. With a ton of action on this strip of Elmwood, from new restaurants to retail, the avenue’s 400-500 block keeps growing. Despite the nearby changes, the level of customer service at Aurum hasn’t, and never will. It’s all about the customer’s needs and wants, offering the finer side of retail. Along with stunning custom designs, Aurum also carries European antiques and estate jewelry. Michaels describes his designs as inspired by neo-classical architecture and nature. A love of symmetry shows in his creations. Each piece of jewelry has a story. One of my favorite pieces was a pair of earrings fashioned from vintage lingerie pins. It’s that kind of creative genius that lives here at Aurum. Whether you are looking for a unique ring for a loved one or that special piece of bling for yourself, Aurum will be with you for a lifetime. DREW BROWN

487 Elmwood Avenue 716.886.1300 aurumon


ELMWOOD v i l l a g e Abraham’s Jewelers

798 Elmwood Ave Allentown Music

1109 Elmwood Ave Allentown Music Too

1113 Elmwood Ave Animal Outfitters

986 Elmwood Ave Anna Grace

799 Elmwood Ave Aurum Jewelers

487 Elmwood Ave Bavarian Nut Company

822 Elmwood Ave Blue Mountain Coffees

509 Elmwood Ave Blush

1005 Elmwood Ave Buffalo Fleece and Outerwear

Elmwood Village Association

875 Elmwood Ave Everything Elmwood

740 Elmwood Ave The Farm Shop

241 Lexington Ave Fern + Arrow

773 Elmwood Ave Fern Croft Floral

291 Bryant St Filigrees Gallery & Boutique

1121 Elmwood Ave Fowler’s Chocolates

754 Elmwood Ave Froggy

289 Bryant Street Get Dressed

576 Elmwood Ave Gutter Pop Comics

Lexington Co-Operative Market Mother Nature Plant Emporium

1109 Elmwood Ave

712 Elmwood Ave

Sole High

MS Eye Candy Boutique

Sole Man

565 Elmwood Ave

Neo Classic Gifts

Spoiled Rotten

512 Elmwood Ave

831 Elmwood Ave

OffBeat Emporium

Talking Leaves... Books

507 Elmwood Ave Pasteurized Tees

795 Elmwood Ave The Peddler

656 Elmwood Ave Penzeys Spices

783 Elmwood Ave Piras Fisher Atelier

830 Elmwood Ave Elmwood Bidwell Farmers Market

Elmwood Ave and Bidwell Pkwy Elmwood Pet Supplies 

706 Elmwood Ave

719 Elmwood Ave The Treehouse

793 Elmwood Ave Turnstyle Buffalo

298 Ashland Ave

736 Elmwood Ave



Thin Ice

Urban Leisure & Luxury

Half & Half Clothing Co.

1068 Elmwood Ave

951 Elmwood Ave

820 Elmwood Ave


Cool Hand

569 Elmwood Ave

292 West Utica Street

Poster Art

744 Elmwood Ave

719 Elmwood Ave Spiral Scratch Records

1028 Elmwood Ave

Campus WheelWorks


807 Elmwood Ave

758 Elmwood Ave 830 Elmwood Ave



1055 Elmwood Ave

Vania and David

1007 Elmwood Ave

1088 Elmwood Ave

201 West Utica St

Head Over Heels in Love with Shoes

Renew Bath & Body

Village Beer Merchant

927 Elmwood Ave

547 Elmwood Ave

Village Designs

732 Elmwood Ave

448 Elmwood Ave



571 Elmwood Ave

735 Elmwood Ave

Scoop Shop

Watson’s Chocolates

648 Auburn Ave

738 Elmwood Ave

Second Chic

Wild Things

810 Elmwood Ave

224 Lexington Ave

754 Elmwood Ave Head Space Glass & Gifts

67 Elmwood Ave Her Story Boutique

779 Elmwood Ave Hu’s Discount Store

498 Elmwood Ave Inspiration Point

483 Elmwood Ave


801 Elmwood Ave

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



SIP » VERA 220 Lexington Avenue / / 716.551.6262 Offering prohibition-style cocktails and totally original concoctions, Vera is serving some of the most upscale beverages in town but with a warm, inviting atmosphere. Enjoy fresh charcuterie and locally-sourced appetizers or swing by a little later in the evening for a lively nightcap with friends. Make sure to pony up at the bar to chat with the friendly bartenders who are more than happy to explain the “whys” and “hows” of that fancy drink you’re sipping on. There’s a reason it tastes so good! SHOP » FERN & ARROW 773 Elmwood Avenue / / 716. 882.5858 From stylish coffee mugs, to colorful stationery and loads of rustic goods you didn’t even know you needed, Fern + Arrow carries artisan goods for life, home and office. Aesthetically speaking, you’ll fall in love with their space in the heart of the Elmwood Village. Rustic, minimal and with a hint of DIY-ness. If you’re looking for the perfect, unique gift to bring back home for your best friend or loved one, you’ll want to make a point of stopping into Fern + Arrow. SAVOR » THIN MAN BREWERY 492 Elmwood Avenue / / 716.923.4100 Mike Shatzel has done it again. The local beer aficionado has finally brought a brewery to the Elmwood Village. And although the beer might seem like the focus, don’t sleep on Thin Man’s exceptional food menu. With refreshing soups, monstrous burgers and unique takes on culinary favorites, the kitchen staff is hard at work making Thin Man one of Buffalo’s premier dining destinations. Whether you’re people watching on the first floor or enjoying a meal on the second floor patio, you’re bound to have a fabulous meal that you’ll rave about.




HERTEL A V E N U e Hertel is making quite the mark on Buffalo’s shopping scene. The avenue is home to remarkable antique retailers displaying historic art-deco and contemporary items, upscale modern and second-hand shops and chic home decor outlets. Steeped in proud Italian heritage, complemented by recent arrivals from the Middle East, Hertel Avenue is a superb place to grab a bite, shop and explore.

NANCY J. PARISI @moda_vintage

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ERTEL AVENUE IS HOME TO ONE OF BUFFALO’S best home furnishings and design stores, room. Co-owner and principal designer Michael Poczkalski, aka DREW BROWN Michael P., has gained national notoriety, being featured on HGTV and DIY shows. You’ll find the results of Michael P.’s interior design genius spread out across the country, from Buffalo homes to condos in Florida to rehabs in Austin. You might think that Michael P. took a straight line to his incredible design business, but he arrived there via a six-year detour after receiving his Masters of Architecture degree from the University at Buffalo. He decided to enlist in the Navy and was a nuclear mechanic on ballistic missile submarines. After achieving military success, he returned to his hometown of Buffalo with a new zest for life and design. Michael P. then earned a fellowship to Harvard Graduate School of Design. It was there that he honed his innate sense of style and design and turned it into a widely respected interior design firm of Michael P. Design. Creativity runs wild within the walls of room. It’s a playground for those hungry for high style in their home. Michael P. and his team of designers are constantly working up artistic window displays and merchandising the retail floor. Walking in is like entering a posh New York City furniture store, as they carry well-known and highly respected brands such as Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, American Leather and GUS Modern. You’ll assuredly fall in love with the luxury of leather, fine woods and stainless steel furniture offered, as well as the comfort of luxurious, color-storied home accessories. What’s more, room also offers the best-designed baby furniture and baby gifts in the area. Take a seat on any sofa in the store, breath in your surroundings and relax. We have a feeling you’ll be inspired by Michael P. and his collection at room. DREW BROWN

1400 Hertel Avenue 716.886.3541




27 Chandler

The House of Olives

O’Connell’s Clothing

Savory Sips

27 Chandler St

1374 Hertel Ave

3240 Main St

1448 Hertel Ave

Agorie Headwear

Huddle on Hertel

One Unique Boutique

1434 Hertel Ave

1209 Hertel Ave

1639 Hertel Ave

Second Reader Bookshop

Antique Lamp Co. & Gift Emporium

Korona Jewelry

North Park Florist

1588 Hertel Ave

1213 Hertel Ave

The Main Frame

P.S. Accessories

1386 Hertel Ave

1442 Hertel Ave

Makers Buffalo

Pamela Inc.

1382 Hertel Ave

3142 Main St

1547 Hertel Ave

Man Cave Outfitters of Buffalo

Pasta Peddler

Bonfire Craft

1453 Hertel Ave

1213 Hertel Ave Bella Mia Chocolates & Candy

1096 Hertel Ave Blackbird Sweets

1547 Hertel Ave

Maria’s Italian Gifts

Peek-A-Boo Baby Boutique

1415 Hertel Ave

1446 Hertel Ave Queen City Antiques

Buffalo Antiques

Michael Donnelly Interiors

1539 Hertel Ave

1390 Hertel Ave

Chow Chocolat

Moda Vintage

1438 Hertel Ave

1493 Hertel Ave

Cone Five Pottery

Modern Nostalgia

1508 Hertel Ave

1382 Hertel Ave

Conley Interiors

New Buffalo Graphics

1425 Hertel Ave

1417 Hertel Ave

1455 Hertel Ave Buffalo Arts Studio

2495 Main St

1484 Hertel Ave Revolver Records

1451 Hertel Ave room / baby room

1400 Hertel Ave

1421 Hertel Ave Shickluna Bike Shop

1835 Hertel Ave Silent Voices Arts

1495 Hertel Ave Start With Sleep

1211 Hertel Ave Terrapin Station

1172 Hertel Ave Village Beer Merchant

1535 Hertel Ave WEBB Exchange Antiques

1507 Hertel Ave Wine on Hertel

1370 Hertel Ave Wrafterbuilt

1376 Hertel Ave @wrafterbuilt

Daisy’s Doghouse

1448 Hertel Ave Dana Tillou Fine Arts

1478 Hertel Ave Elmwood Yarn Shop

1639 Hertel Ave Emerson James Inc.

1376 Hertel Ave Eyewear Unlimited

1480 Hertel Ave Gypsy Grey

1421 Hertel Ave House of Jacob

1453 Hertel Ave 12


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



SIP » LLOYD TACO FACTORY 1503 Hertel Avenue / / 716.863.9781 Who would’ve thought Buffalo’s first food truck, in six years, could expand to multiple trucks and a brick-and-mortar restaurant? Even further, who could’ve imagined the local taco slingers would be crafting some of the most scrumptious cocktails in the city? Well if their food was any indication, there should have been no doubt. With a zany, Willy Wonka-esque vibe, Lloyd Taco Factory is shaking up the Buffalo beverage game with drinks like the Snozzberry Mule and the ultra-refreshing Gin & Juice, using a house-made juice blend. Lloyd is doing big things on Hertel! SHOP » P.S. ACCESSORIES 1442 Hertel Avenue / / 716.833.0678 Style reigns supreme at P.S. Accessories. Whether you’re looking for a new clutch for a night on the town, a shiny necklace or a chic dress to pair it all with, you can find it at this lovely shop on the Hertel strip. Even better, everything in store is under $50 so you’ll be looking fashionable without breaking the bank. Stop in and peruse their always rotating stock of merchandise and save a couple pennies for date night with your best girlfriends. SAVOR » RISTORANTE LOMBARDO 1198 Hertel Avenue / / 716.873.4291 The Italian roots of Hertel are strong and there’s no better sign of that cultural culinary pride than at Ristorante Lombardo. Currently in their 4th decade of business, this restaurant is not only one of your best food options on Hertel, but in all of Western New York - elegant and delicious without being pretentious. You and your girlfriends can enjoy rustic, regional Italian cuisine in Lombardo’s gorgeous indoor dining room or outside on their landscaped patio during a warm Buffalo evening.



@trend_up_store @TrendUpStore

DOWNTOWN The epitome of the New Buffalo, shopping has made a triumphant return to downtown. Treat yourself to a new do, stock up on creative handmade greeting cards and stationery, peruse fun, quirky interior designs and find the perfect dress - all in the heart of the city.


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HAT WAS ONCE VACANT HAS NOW been reborn. Take a walk down the 500 block of Main Street. Just a year ago you couldn’t drive DREW BROWN down this portion of our main thoroughfare. Buildings desperately needed a creative eye willing to be a catalyst for the community. It takes an active group of individuals to pump new life into an area that’s primarily a weekday working district. One of those creative individuals is Joe Incao, owner of Furnishings; a gift shop that will single-handedly keep you and your home aesthetically up-to-date. Incao opened about a year ago in the former L.L. Berger department store building on the 500 block of Main Street. “When I came here to look at this space there was nothing on this block. D’Avolio opened, then I opened, then Raclettes, then Jerk’s Soda Fountain & Ice Cream, then Just Fries. The amount of positive change that has happened in 6 months is just amazing. I like to think, what will happen in 6 more months?”, Incao says. Incao is a Buffalo advocate trying to raise the bar. He’s a part of a community of business owners and developers who are working to change the mentality of Buffalonians and visitors alike. Incao says, “Furnishings opened just a little ahead of the curve for retail in downtown Buffalo, but as soon as people recognize that this is a walkable neighborhood, one that’s perfect for strollers, dog walking and weekend fun, I’m their neighborhood gift and home store.” Furnishings is the ultimate gift store in downtown, stocked with a curated selection from fun and quirky to modern and sophisticated. There’s something for everyone’s style and budget. Think funky light fixtures, cool Buffalo pillows, imaginative décor and roadie wine glasses. Incao encourages you to come downtown to shop and experience the New Buffalo shopping scene. DREW BROWN

500 Main Street 716.381.8275 furnishings




Abino Mills Glassworks 255 Delaware Ave

Edible Arrangements 403 Main St

Print Colletion 686 Main St

Althea’s 2nd Time Around Boutique 661 Main St

EmbroidMe 23 Lafayette Square

Queen City Gallery 617 Main St (inside Market Arcade)

Architect For Men 600 Main St

Fowler’s Chocolates 75 Main St (inside HarborCenter)

Barrel + Brine 257 Carolina St

Furnishings 500 Main St

Buffalo Adore 617 Main St (inside Market Arcade)

Groom Service Beauty & Dry Bar 391 Washington St (inside Hotel @ The Lafayette)

Buffalo Barkery 617 Main St (inside Market Arcade) The Buffalo Scooter Company 198 Oak St CEPA Gallery 617 Main St (inside Market Arcade) City Wine Merchant 715 Main St Clayton’s Toy Store 75 Main St (inside HarborCenter) D’Avolio 535 Main St

Made by Anatomy 391 Washington St (inside Hotel @ The Lafayette) Main Place Mall 424 Main St Maureen's Buffalo Wholesale Flower Market 441 Ellicott St MMW Style Studio 403 Main Street Suite 108 New Era Flagship Store 160 Delaware Ave Old Editions Bookshop & Café 74 E. Huron St

Sai One

Red Siren 75 Main St (inside HarborCenter) Rust Belt Love 617 Main St (inside Market Arcade) Sabres Store 1 Seymour H Knox III Plaza (inside KeyBank Center) Sai One 617 Main St (inside Market Arcade) Sarah Danielle 295 Main St (inside Ellicott Square Building) Sasmita Batik Indonesia 617 Main St (inside Market Arcade) ScentCerely Yours! 610 Main St Something Blue by LeeAndi’s 657 Main St Trend Up 617 Main St (inside Market Arcade) Western New York Book Arts Center 468 Washington St Woyshner’s Flower Shop 391 Washington St (inside Hotel @ The Lafayette) Yar Mo’s Muse 700 Main St



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




SIP » MARBLE + RYE 112 Genesee Street / / 716.853.1390 Boasting a stunning, modern atmosphere, Marble + Rye may be a relative newcomer to the downtown drinks and dining scene, but they’re already making an impact. Showcasing top shelf spirits from exotic gins, hearty whiskeys and bourbons, smoky mezcals and a choice collection of craft brews, M+R is a cocktail palace. Located in the Genesee Gateway, just steps away from Buffalo’s historic Theatre District, Marble + Rye is the perfect spot to sip on a martini before your evening out downtown. SHOP » RUST BELT LOVE 617 Main Street (wihin the Market Arcade) / / 716.218.8814 There’s something about receiving a thoughtful card that’s just irreplaceable. You’ll be happy to know that print is alive and well at Rust Belt Love. From heartfelt to downright hilarious, every card and piece of stationery you see is designed and printed in Buffalo. Tailored for every occasion, you’ll find something for that special someone back home. Rust Belt Love also specializes in wedding and event design. So if you’re looking for a little inspiration, the displays at their shop in the historic Market Arcade can’t be missed. SAVOR » BUFFALO PROPER 333 Franklin Street / / 716.783.8699 Brunch, dinner and late-night, Buffalo Proper is serving up top-notch grub in downtown Buffalo. Priding itself on fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, this foodie’s paradise presents familiar favorite dishes with a bit of an adventurous twist. Enjoy a delicious Sunday brunch on a second floor patio with a sweeping view of the Buffalo skyline, sit down for a pre-show dinner in the dining room adorned with beautiful woodwork or stop in after hours for one of Buffalo’s best late night kitchens, serving tasty treats until 1am.




LEWISTON A scenic 10 minute drive north of Niagara Falls paves the way into the posh Village of Lewiston. The community, situated along the lower stretch of the mighty Niagara River, is a treasure trove of shops, cafes and restaurants from the charming to the refined. This neighborhood is one that you’ll find difficult to leave. ERIN HABES

Sweet Peach Baby Boutique

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Cheri Amour


VERYONE AND EVERYTHING HAS A STORY in the tiny, historic village of Lewiston - even the boutiques. One that stands out with an especially unique DREW BROWN story is Cheri Amour. A destination for all gifts, this jewelry boutique delivers a mantra of strength, peace and love and, true to its story, it all started with a single charm bracelet. In typical Western New York fashion, it is a family affair. Two sisters from Niagara Falls, one on the East coast and the other on the West coast, joined together over their love of Paris and were inspired to open the shop when they spotted a unique bracelet by Italian line, Nominations. Founding the business in 2002, Cheri Clark and Janeanne Winberg have a way with style and their sweet whimsical vibes are represented through their jewelry. Cheri Amour is always on the cutting edge in the jewelry world. The sisters work as a team. With Winberg living in Reno, she sees all the hot new trends, while Clark manages the shop. With her lovable personality, Clark herself is known as Lewiston’s “Cheri Amour.” This is a full-fledged family run business, from the sisters’ parents who skillfully emblazon their shop’s bags with stickers, bows and intricately folded tissue paper, to close friends that help design their legendary window displays. Clark says, “A lot of people come to us for something that says something, and a lot of my jewelry says something.” Whether it is a charm bracelet by Alex and Ani to Mantra Bands, or a necklace by local jewelry designer Her Story, every piece comes with a story. With fourteen successful years in Lewiston, Clark says, “It’s a wonderful community to have your business in, and the people really want to support local.” Not to mention the village’s sumptuous feast of events featuring everything from the likes of the internationally renowned Lewiston Jazz Festival to the Garden Festival, thousands of visitors are attracted annually. So, go ahead and shop outside the big box for inspired jewelry designs by visiting Lewiston’s Cheri Amour. It’s a “gem” of a story! DREW BROWN

522 Center Street 716.754.8675 cheriamour


LEWISTON 700 Center Street Bistro & Café 700 Center St Antique to Chic 536 Center St Brewed and Bottled Craft Beer Shop 402 Center St Canterbury Place 547 Center St Cheri Amour 522 Center St The Country Doctor 549 Center St Dash of Divinity 345 Center St


End of the Road Boutique 335 Center St Fine Antiques 105 North Fourth St Grandpaws Pet Emporium 402 Center St Hibbard’s Liquor Store 125 Portage Rd Hurtin’ 4 Curtains 469 Center St Lewiston Music 791 Center St Mangia Café 621 Center St McNerney’s Irish Imports 480 Center St

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

Orange Cat Coffee Co. 703 Center St

DiCamillo Bakery 535 Center St

Sgt. Peppers Hot Sauces Etc. 402 Center St

Enchanted Florist & Gift Gallery 739 Center St

Scott’s Corner Art Bistro 402 Center St

Sister & Brother Children’s Apparel 484 Center St Soully Created 744 Center St Spiritually Rooted II 402 Center St Stuart Sports 486 Center St Sue’s Frame of Mind 748 Center St Sweet Peach Baby Boutique 476 Center St The Village Bake Shoppe 417 Center St Village Goldsmith 744 Center St Warren’s Village Hardware 185 Portage Rd You & Me Boutique 467 Center St




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SIP » WATER STREET LANDING 115 South Water Street / / 716.754.9200 As the jetboats zip by along the lower Niagara River and the sun sets over the valley, you’ll enjoy views of it all from the balcony at Water Street Landing. Over the years, Water Street Landing has become a destination for surf & turf, great live music and, you guessed it, delicious refreshing cocktails. After you’ve worked your way down the main shopping strip in Lewiston, Water Street Landing is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a drink after a day well spent. SHOP » YOU & ME BOUTIQUE 467 Center Street / / 716.405.7692 Situated in the quaint Village of Lewiston, this modern boutique features clothing, jewelry and accessories and unique gifts for special occasions. You can always count on saying to yourself, “a gift for you, and a little something for me.” SAVOR » THE VILLAGE BAKE SHOPPE 417 Center Street / / 716.754.2300 From lunch options to sweet treats, The Village Bake Shoppe has been warming hearts and satisfying the sweet tooth of dessert lovers for over 20 years. Using only the finest and freshest ingredients, the Bake Shoppe offers made-from-scratch desserts, savory paninis and seasonal gelato flavors. Not only can you enjoy these goodies directly at the Shoppe but various restaurants in Buffalo and Niagara USA serve these delectable desserts.


Vidler’s 5 & 10

EAST AURORA Villages don’t get much quainter than East Aurora. Located a short 25 minute drive south of the city of Buffalo, EA is arts & crafts Americana in its truest form. Rekindle your childhood memories at the classic five-and-dime, find your inner artist or splurge at one of the village’s several boutiques, art galleries, crafty gift shops and specialty stores. ERIN HABES

redFISH Art Studios

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HE BIRTHPLACE OF THE ARTS & CRAFTS Movement, the Roycroft Campus and home to the imagineer, Elbert Hubbard, it’s no wonder the creative spirit runs rampant in the quaint Village of East Aurora. Vanessa Frost – owner of MUSEjar, an art supply shop and studio, on Elm Street in the heart of village – is a true torchbearer of that notion of imagination and community. MUSEjar, opened in 2013, offers not only the materials to be creative, like canvases, sculpting tools and hard-to-find paints, but also carries wares crafted by some of the region’s best makers, jewelers and designers. Frost also offers classes and workshops to help folks discover their inner-artist and meet with other creatives. Workshops range from beginner-level tutorials to in-depth sessions based on calligraphy, Shibori dyeing and much more. Frost explains, “A place to meet and talk to fellow creatives is more valuable than you think. A place to get ideas and have someone to bounce ideas off of. Or find a book and get inspired by other local artisanal goods. Art is all encompassing and inspiration can come from so many different places.” And while Frost has lived in many different places, she states that there’s no place she’d have rather planted the seeds of MUSEjar than in East Aurora. She says, “East Aurora has the support of a small town but the energy of a city. The village is alive and filled with so many wonderful and creative people that want to make changes in a new direction. I realized this was a place MUSEjar could thrive. This place truly lives up to ‘it takes a village’.” As MUSEjar exists by the mantra of “supply, inspire, create”, a stop in the shop will fulfill any needs you have to bring your imagination to life.


17 Elm Street 716.655.1015




Amish Country Oak Furniture

Country Cupboard Natural Food Market

Made in America Store

695 Main St

586 Main St

1000 W. Maple Ct

Aurora Action Sports

Designing Dish

Meibohm Fine Arts

669 Main St

138 Grey St

478 Main St

Aurora Art Glass

Downtown Clothing Exchange


16 Buffalo Rd Aurora Brew Works

191 Main St Aurora Outfitters

594 Main St Aurora Sewing Center

659 Main St

720 Main St The Dress Shop

712 Main St East Aurora Cooperative Market

591 Main St Elm Street Bakery

17 Elm St

Roycroft Copper Shop

31 South Grove St Roycroft Pottery

2860 Eldridge Rd Salut Wine & Spirits

658 Main St

Norberg’s Art & Frame

Schoolhouse Gallery & Cabinet Shops

37 South Grove St

1054 Olean Rd

Nuwer Florist

Sears Hometown Store

198 Main St Ooo La La Boutique

42 Riley St

663 Main St

The Toyloft Tres Chic Pet Boutique

719 Main St

668 Main St

Firefly Cupcakes

Peppermint Farms Country Store & Herbtique

Beulah's General Store

700 Main St

7431 Seneca St

660 Persons St

Bella Casa

72 Elm St

Flowers by Nature

Petrocy Jewelers

Upstairs Treasures

726 Main St

82 Elm St

716 Main St

662 Main St

The Bike Shop

Four Honey Bees Cottage

Purrfect Tea & Tea Lounge

Vidler’s 5 & 10

306 Main St

586 Main Street, Suite 5

576 Main St Blush

4218 N. Buffalo Rd (Orchard Park) The Bookworm

34 Elm St Cameleon

650 Main St Costamanga Design

618 Main St

Fowlers Chocolate & Ice Cream Shop

R. H. Rahn Jewelers

676 - 694 Main St The Walk In Closet Company

650 Main St

671 Main St

696 Main St

Gems Unlimited

Ratcha Lynn

650 Main St (Lower)

704 Main St

Gold N’ Gifts

96 Hamburg St

RedFish Art Studios & Gallery

Head Over Heels In Love With Shoes

21 Elm St

Will Faller Art & Antique

Research & Design

21 Elm St

662 Main St Limelite Music

706 Main St

4109 N. Buffalo Rd (Orchard Park)

Wallflower Vintage

712 Main St West End Gallery

48 Douglas Ln

The Woolly Lamb

712 Main St

Roycroft Campus Antiques

37 South Grove St


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SIP » BAR BILL TAVERN 185 Main Street / / 716.652.7959

On Main Street in the idyllic village of East Aurora is a bar that, even on your first visit, feels like your favorite neighborhood watering hole. Bar-Bill is always packed with locals, ex-pats returning home to catch a Bills game and nibble on arguably some of the best wings in the area, and out-of-town guests checking to see if the Beef on ‘Weck is really that good. Stop in the Bar-Bill to sip on a pint of frosty homegrown brews. Who knows, you might even love it so much that you’ll get your own customized mug placed on the back bar. SHOP » HEAD OVER HEELS...IN LOVE WITH SHOES 662 Main Street / / 716.655.1811 Head Over Heels…In Love with Shoes is an East Aurora staple. This multi-sensory shopping experience hits you right at the entrance, with an explosion of polka dots and flowers on the storefront. Step inside and you are transported into a fashion lover’s dream. One look around will make you wish you had a shopping cart to fill with your incredible finds. Bright colored scarves, gems and heels in all shapes and sizes, make this shop a fashionista destination. SAVOR » ELM STREET BAKERY 72 Elm Street / / 716.652.4720 Breakfast, lunch and dinner, Elm Street has it all. Rustic, wholesome and downright delicious, this bakery serves up delectable creations from muffins to wood-fired pizza. Sourced from fresh local vendors and farmers, the ingredients at Elm Street are always top-notch. Pull up a chair after strolling Main Street for an iced coffee and a scone at breakfast, a light salad for lunch or a hearty entree at supper time. And because their menu changes with each passing season, you’ll always have a reason to return.




WILLIAMSVILLE The perfect blend of history, elegance and small town charisma, Williamsville is the place to visit for those looking to skip the mall. For the group of girlfriends seeking to shop top name brands, indulge in a relaxing day at the spa and dine on the finest cuisine, look no further than Williamsville. NANCY J. PARISI


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ILLIAMSVILLE'S SHOPPING district is alive with great retail shops. LeeLee, a women’s clothing and DREW BROWN accessory boutique, has been a staple in the village for 17 years. Owner Lisa Keating, started her career as a lawyer, but always loved fashion. She worked as a business attorney and decided early on she wanted to run her own business, and LeeLee was born. Naming her shop LeeLee after her childhood nickname, Keating started to explore brands and expanded into clothing. Keating has built her business into a shopping destination, featuring trendy brands Trina Turk, Michael Stars, Nicole Miller, Velvet, and local jewelry designers – Peg’s Hardware and Mahina, just to name a few. LeeLee has over 30 brands for women, ranging from denim and t-shirts to fun party dresses. When she first opened LeeLee she was a new mom, and says, “There were times I would have Chloe at the shop with me and she would be sleeping in one of the dressing rooms. She’s grown up in retail and helps with all the buying for the store. She now attends Barnard College Columbia University in New York City, where she’s pursuing a degree in economics.” Keating is happy to see Buffalo and the Village of Williamsville thriving, and says, “I always had faith in Buffalo, both my husband and I chose to stay, live, work and raise our daughter here. It’s incredible to see the change with tourism, even in the Village. Now we see tourists coming into the shop every week. It broadens everyone’s business.”


5444 Main Street 716.631.0840



DiCamillo Bakery

Painted House


Inside the Williamsville Water Mill, 56 Spring St

5329 Main St

5823 Main St

5501 Main St

Farmers and Artisans


Taylor K Boutique

Alex and Ani

4557 Main St

5520 Main St

5823 Main St

Green Spa Village Holistics

Sarah’s Vintage & Estate Jewelry



3959 Main St

5526 Main St

5459 Main St

Bee Maternal

Initially Yours

Scherer’s Jewelers

Ten Thousand Villages

5742 Main St

4511 Main St

4567 Main St

5596 Main St

Blum’s Swimwear & Intimates

The Jacqueline Shoppe

Second Chic


5727 Main St

5524 Main St

5454 Main St

5688 Main St

Shabby Chic Boutique

Tony Walker & Co.



5228 Main St

5444 Main St

5544 Main St

5110 Main St

Simply Sweet

Vern Stein Fine Art

Clayton’s Toy Store

Marty’s Formal Wear

5225 Main St

5548 Main St

5742 Main St

5747 Main St

Squeeze Juicery

Village Artisans


Mischler’s Florist

5651 Main St

118 S. Forest Rd

5419 Main St

5560 Main St



5409 Main St

5454 Main St

Sweet Jenny’s Chocolates & Ice Cream

Wild at Heart featuring Jewelry by Karen

Dalias Bridal

Muleskinner Antiques

5732 Main St

5759 Main St

Sweet Jenny’s

The Wine Room

Inside the Williamsville Water Mill, 56 Spring St

5272 Main St

5429 Main St

4558 Main St


beematernalshop @beematernal4u



5548 Main St

5416 Main St



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SIP » MOOR PAT 185 East Spring Street / / 716.810.9957 Moor Pat is beer. Really good beer. Sporting a list of taps leaning to the more experimental side plucked from micro breweries near and far, you’ll be sipping on brews ranging from tangy goses to fruity wheat beers, extra hoppy ales and rich stouts. Just like a fine wine, you’ll want to pair your brew with one of Moor Pat’s appetizing menu items featuring a varied selection of sausage and wursts. You’ll know you’ve had your fill when you start reading the bar name backwards… taP rooM. SHOP » 10,000 VILLAGES 5596 Main Street / / 716.810.9333 A neighborhood shop that connects thousands of neighborhoods across the globe, 10,000 Villages is a truly unique shopping excursion. Bringing together handmade crafts from makers across the globe, you’ll find something for you or a loved one that has real meaning. And you can rest assured that your purchase goes towards a good cause as 10,000 Villages is fair trade certified, giving back to the global artisans that make this shop a one-of-a-kind experience. SAVOR » SHARE KITCHEN 5590 Main Street / / 716.906.3400 This is new American cuisine at its best. Share fuses together classic dishes with unique flavors. Dine on fresh salads and veggies, juicy steaks and straight-from-the-ocean seafood along Main Street in the historic Village of Williamsville. With a menu centered around small plates and with a fantastic selection of bottled wine, you’ll want to round up several of your best girlfriends and share the night away. Just make sure you don’t forget dessert!





With all the quirks and eclectic vibes that you’d expect from any artsy neighborhood, Allentown is the embodiment of Buffalo’s unique styles and flavors. Lined with several long-standing boutiques and restaurants with a healthy dose of new flair, Allentown is the place all the cool kids call home. IndigoArtBuffalo

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Allen Street Dress Shop


PITOMIZING THE FEARLESSNESS AND spirit that defines Allentown, The Allen Street Dress Shop is a legend in the Buffalo retail world. With DREW BROWN two locations, one in East Aurora and the second on Allen, owner Danielle “Den” Webb, has been on the forefront of curating this indie culture. In 1982, she opened her very first shop in East Aurora with her husband using their college tuition fund. She laughs saying, she “wasn’t college bound, and that the store was her education.” Born into a very supportive family, Den’s grandmother was in the clothing business, and her father was in sales. The business started to take off and she found herself moving into the Roycroft Inn. The late preservationist and fashion icon, Kitty Turgeon, owner of the Roycroft at the time, gave her a chance to sell items on the porch of the Roycroft. After opening the first shop on Main Street in East Aurora, she was convinced it was time to open another in Allentown. One thing that sticks out about The Dress Shop is the incredible clients it caters to. Webb’s talent lies in being able to dress all shapes, sizes and ages. Den truly knows how to dress the female body, it’s a talent, and she does it well. As a buyer, Den tries to focus on “bringing in at least 1/3 domestically made product, and tries to put a focus on natural fibers.” She says, “These days I’m finding some of the polyesters to be fantastic, but I believe in linen like nothing else. I think it’s God’s gift.” Webb has witnessed Allentown’s many transformations and continues to love every minute of the experience. Allentown was built for retail and is extraordinarily diverse in every way. It’s one of the things she loves most about Allentown, and she’s excited to see what happens with the growth and development. Den is passionate about the Allentown community and preserving it for generations to come.


89 Allen Street 716.883.0871


ALLENTOWN 125 Art Collective – Curiosity Shop & Tattoo Studio

125 Elmwood Ave Antique Man

234 Allen St Antiques Allentown

146 Elmwood Ave Art Dialogue Gallery

1 Linwood Ave Avenue Art & Frame

441 Delaware Ave Black Cat Vintage

85 Allen St Bloom

846 Main St ¡Buen Vivir! Gallery

148 Elmwood Ave Buffalo Big Print

78 Allen St Casa de Arte

141 Elmwood Ave CowPok

177 Elmwood Ave

Designs by Dovi & Girls/ African Market

224 Elmwood Ave The Dress Shop

89 Allen St El Buen Amigo

114 Elmwood Ave Elmwood Village Fabrics

543 Franklin St Essence of Nature etc.

168 Elmwood Ave Eyes Downtown

902 Main St Freshly Dipped

93 Allen St Gift Shop @ Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site

641 Delaware Ave Hyatt’s All Things Creative

910 Main St Indigo Art Gallery

47 Allen St Lace & Day

445 Franklin St


Larry’s Antiques

181 Elmwood Ave Little Allen Fashion

152 Allen St My Pride Buffalo

224 Allen St Patricia’s Antiques

45 Allen St Picasso Moon

260 Allen St Pine Apple Company

224 Allen St Positive Approach

334 Connecticut St Red Poppy Etc.

141 Elmwood Ave Rick Cycle Shop

55 Allen St Rick’s Sports Apparel

201 Allen St Spirits of Allentown

257 Allen St Studio Hart

65 Allen St @elbuenamigolaca

TGW Gallery

497 Franklin St



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SIP » BILLY CLUB 228 Allen Street / / 716.331.3047 One of the newest additions to Allen Street’s renowned nightlife scene, Billy Club is a modernday saloon. With an entire back bar filled with craft whiskeys, bourbon, rye and scotch, there’s still much more on the menu. The experienced bartenders are ready to shake up your favorite traditional cocktail or step outside your comfort zone with one of their innovative drink creations. Give your drink a sidekick with one of Billy Club’s speciality dishes ranging from unique spreads of farm-fresh veggies, Southern-inspired gator and lively twists on your favorite blue-collar foods. SHOP » LACE & DAY 445 Franklin Street / / 716.884.1580 Being comfortable and confident are the virtues that Lace & Day holds most dear. The talented seamstresses at this new shop along Franklin Street in Allentown know that no two women are the same. With expert precision, they’ll fit you with lingerie that will have you looking - and feeling - your very best. And for all the fellas out there, don’t worry they’ve got you in mind too. With several lines of speciality products you’ll walk out feeling great. SAVOR » ALLEN BURGER VENTURE 175 Allen Street / / 716.768.0386 Thick, juicy burgers, hand-cut fries, a legendary selection of craft brews and wine-on-tap await in this punky Allentown food destination. Fuel up for a late night of bar-hopping on Allen Street with a burger the size of your head. Order a traditional beef patty with complex toppings (one comes with peanut butter), or try one of the more exotic meats. There’s even options for all you veggies out there.




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 200 top designer brand name stores, offering savings of up to 75% off. See website for a complete list of stores and mall hours, including extended holiday hours.

1900 Military Road / Niagara Falls, NY 14304 716-297-2022 /


J.Crew Factory Kate Spade New York Kenneth Cole LOFT Marshall's Michael Kors

Burlington 2429 Military Rd Hobby Lobby 1560 Military Rd Target 7414 Niagara Falls Blvd T.J. Maxx 7210 Niagara Falls Blvd Ulta Beauty 1520 Military Rd Walmart 1540 Military Rd

MALL HIGHLIGHTS Ann Taylor Factory Store Burberry Calvin Klein Coach DKNY Express Factory Store


Nine West Outlet Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th The Limited Outlet Victoria's Secret White House | Black Market

Wegmans 1577 Military Rd

WALDEN GALLERIA Buffalo Niagara’s premier shopping destination with over 200 stores, twelve 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 a complete list of stores and mall hours, including extended holiday hours.

One Walden Galleria / Cheektowaga, NY 14225 716-681-7600 / MALL HIGHLIGHTS Anthropologie


Michael Kors



Nine West

Dick’s Sporting Goods

Lord & Taylor

True Religion

J. Crew

Urban Outfitters

Forever 21 Guess

Macy’s Lucky Brand

STORES WITHIN 2 MILES OF WALDEN GALLERIA 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 Ritzy Rags 4060 Union Rd Sam’s Club 3735 Union Rd Target 1750 Walden Ave


BOULEVARD MALL 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 and Bonefish Grill. See website for a complete list of stores and mall hours, including extended holiday hours.

730 Alberta Drive / Amherst, NY 14226 716-834-8600 /

Banana Republic Charlotte Russe H&M



Pacific Sunwear

Macy’s / Macy’s Men’s Shop


New York & Company

Babies ‘R’ Us 1569 Niagara Falls Blvd Barnes & Noble 1565 Niagara Falls Blvd Burlington Coat Factory 3097 Sheridan Dr JoAnn Fabrics 1551 Niagara Falls Blvd Payless Shoe Source 3049 Sheridan Dr

MALL HIGHLIGHTS American Eagle Outfitters


Victoria’s Secret

Target 1575 Niagara Falls Blvd Trader Joe’s 1565 Niagara Falls Blvd Wegmans 675 Alberta Dr


EASTERN HILLS MALL Eastern Hills is home to more than 85 specialty stores. Shoppers enjoy plasma TVs, free wireless internet access, several fireplaces and seven delicious food establishments in the International Food Court. See website for a complete list of stores and mall hours, including extended holiday hours.

4545 Transit Road / Williamsville, NY 14221 716-633-1600 /

Bath & Body Works Bon-Ton

Barnes & Noble 4401 Transit Rd Best Buy 4401 Transit Rd Dick’s Sporting Goods 5105 Transit Rd Hive 9570 Transit Rd

MALL HIGHLIGHTS American Eagle Outfitters


Dakota Watch Co.

New Age Creations

Stein Mart 7992 Transit Rd


New York & Company

TJ Maxx 4199 Transit Rd

Victoria’s Secret

Toys ‘R’ Us 4135 Transit Rd

Laux Sporting Goods


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. See website for a complete list of stores and mall hours, including extended holiday hours.

3701 McKinley Parkway / Blasdell, NY 14219 716-824-0462 / MALL HIGHLIGHTS Barnes & Noble Best Buy Bon-Ton Famous Footwear Finish Line Hollister Co. JCPenney Old Navy Spencer Gifts Victoria’s Secret Wet Seal

STORES WITHIN 2 MILES OF McKINLEY MALL 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 NANCY J. PARISI


JoAnn Fabrics 3540 McKinley Pkwy

MENSWEAR Architect for Men

600 Main St, Buffalo Bureau

830 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo Cats Like Us

67 Main St, Tonawanda Cool Hand

1068 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo

O’CONNELL’S CLOTHING All the purveyors of style know O’Connell’s clothing, located on Main Street in the student-rich University Heights.

Get Dressed

Established in 1959,

576 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo

they have been a family-

Half & Half

owned and operated

1088 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo

clothier offering men’s,

Marty’s Formalwear

women’s, and young

5548 Main St, Williamsville

men’s clothing.

Modern Nostalgia

Store owner Bernhard Huber has been an influencer in the local

1382 Hertel Ave, Buffalo


fashion industry for 55+ years. He’s always had the vision and

Napoli’s Men’s Shop

creativity to withstand Buffalo’s highs and lows, and never once

6815 Main St, Amherst

has compromised on style, quality, and service. Over the years,

New Era Flagship Store

Huber’s sons John and Ethan Huber have joined the business.

160 Delaware Ave, Buffalo Riverside Men's Shop

3063 Sheridan Dr, Amherst

Today, O’Connell’s Clothing maintains a website that reaches a worldwide audience and includes both men’s and women’s clothing, footwear and accessories. There are currently over 8,000 in-stock

Sole High

items such as blazers, ties and shoes and features fashion heavy-

569 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo

weights like Barbour, Alden Shoes, Bills Khakis, Quoddy, Salko Coats,

Sole Man

and Marrimekko.

565 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo Sunday Skate Shop

212 Grant St, Buffalo Tony Walker & Co.

5110 Main St, Williamsville

O’Connell’s is not only known for their exclusive top-notch brands, but also has a coveted private label collection. Huber says, “The private label is done the way we want them and made in the USA. We buy the cloth, have it made in four colors and sell it just as fast as we make them. It’s O’Connell’s because it’s exactly the way we

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want it and made to our specs and standards.” This custom O’Connell

617 Main St, Buffalo

product fills the void, which includes everything you ever wanted

Urban Leisure and Luxury

and could never find, including that pair of beer and pretzels

736 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo

embroidered trousers you have been dreaming of…


3240 Main Street, Buffalo / 716-836-4140

735 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo






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 Ave, Buffalo 716-882-8700 /


Dive in to the ‘Fin’ esse Gift Shop and browse an array of marine-related mementos! Shop an assortment of fun and educational products including book, videos, clothes, toys and plush animals.

701 Whirlpool St, Niagara Falls 716-285-3575 /


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 Ave, Buffalo 716-827-1584 /



Offers items related to the history of Western New York and its people, such as postcards, posters, fine gift items, children’s books, and a wide selection of publications about Buffalo architecture, ethnic heritage, genealogy, the Arts & Crafts movement and Frank Lloyd Wright.

One Museum Court, Buffalo 716-873-9644 /


Showcasing a wide-range of science-related gifts, the Curiosity 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 Pkwy, Buffalo 716-896-5200 /


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 this charming zoo, which is set within the Frederick Law Olmsted-designed Delaware Park.

300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo 716-837-3900 / 40


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, collectible 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 Ave, Buffalo 716-878-6011 /


Featuring a unique selection of jewelry, art glass, books, art cards, children’s items and hand-made trinkets from around the world. Exhibition related merchandise and catalogs as well as a full selection of items that complement the folk arts and educational programs are also available.

5795 Lewiston Rd, Niagara University 716-286-8200 /

DARWIN MARTIN HOUSE COMPLEX An artfully curated collection of Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home décor as well as fine jewelry, accessories and books. From replicas of the famous “Midway Garden Sprite” statues to beautiful Japanese Tea Sets, there is something for you and everyone on your list.

125 Jewett Pkwy, Buffalo 716-856-3858 /


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.

6472 Old Lake Shore Rd, Derby 716-947-9217 /


Located in the Visitor Center, the Museum Shop offers a wide-variety of books, apparel, historic reproductions and other unique gift items.

Fort Niagara State Park, Youngstown 716-745-7611 /


The gift shop features everything from TR finger puppets, mustaches and spectacle shot glasses to historical books and Teddy bobble heads.

641 Delaware Ave, Buffalo 716-884-0095 /


You can experience the American Arts and Crafts 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.

31 South Grove St, East Aurora 716-655-0261 /






Love the thrill of the hunt? Many of the best things about Buffalo Niagara’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.


This antique shop has an overflowing collection of modernist and art deco pieces. Owner Michael Merisola has expanded and rebranded his longtime Hertel Avenue shop, COOCOOU. With an eclectic taste for mid-century, art industrial, antiques, and down right weird, he has developed a massive following for those who covet one-of-a-kind finds. Be sure to check out the website for up-to-the-minute inventory.

27 Chandler St, Buffalo / 716-432-6216


In this store, the contemporary yet trendy selections of beautiful clothing, jewelry, handbags and footwear easily ranks with the likes of Barney’s and Saks Fifth Avenue. Offering an evolving platform of curated designers, Annarlette has searched far and wide to bring exclusive labels to Buffalo.

3959 Main St, Amherst 716-833-7000 / 42


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 mid-century. Release your inner rockabilly and head over to their boutique in Tonawanda or click your way around their website!

67 Main St, Tonawanda / 716-694-6600


A quaint and homey atomosphere where you can sip, shop and stay awhile. Browse a unique mix of fashion handbags, jewelry, scarves and accessories for both fashion and home décor. Unwind in the riverside café with coffee and homemade pastries or let your creativity flow at a hands-on paint class.

7917 Buffalo Ave, Niagara Falls 716-371-2199 /


Nestled in a quaint red brick building, Hip Gypsy features whimsical fashion, artisan jewelry, home décor, comforting coffee and teas, along with various trinkets and treasures.

78 Webster St, North Tonawanda 716-260-1313 /


166 years in the making, one step into the store and you’re instantly brought back in time. Gaze at the aisles and shelves filled with unique gifts, crafts and sweets. They offer hundreds of hand-made pieces like candles, ceramics and home décor. While you shop and visit the attached museum, enjoy a hand-dipped ice cream cone too!

1673 Two Rod Rd, Marilla 716-655-1031 /


A handmade bath and body emporium featuring cold process soaps, hand and body lotion, scrub drops and other luxurious yet affordable scented products. Crafted from a proprietary blend, Martinsville Soapworks offers both classic and masculine fragrances, perfect for all.

88 Webster St, North Tonawanda 716-694-4822 /


Pamela Inc. offers a wide selection of finely crafted hats, scarves, jewelry, watches, and sunglasses. Find unique, one-of-a-kind accessories at this shop.

3142 Main St, Buffalo / 716-725-6215




Housed in a circa 1950 schoolhouse, the gallery and adjacent woodworking studios provide you with a unique opportunity to see the craftsmanship and working methods of four Roycroft Master Artisans. Their exquisite hand-made furniture, mirrors, frames, lamps and more would be the perfect addition to your home!

1054 Olean Rd, East Aurora / 716-655-4080


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 St, Buffalo / 716-464-6389


A 3,000 square foot barn uniquely staged featuring an eclectic mix of furniture, home décor, accessories, antiques, vintage clothing and architectural salvage. From rustic to modern décor, Patricia’s Back Barn specializes in mixing the old with the new.

A great little used bookshop located in the heart of Buffalo’s Westside that brings back the nostalgic joy of wandering around a bookstore and losing 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!

6610 Shawnee Rd, North Tonawanda 716-731-1911 /

205 Grant St, Buffalo / 716-803-8173


From classic to edgy, Rove offers unique jewelry, accessories and gift items for both men and women, always keeping in mind today’s fashion trends and affordability.

638 Lake St, Wilson / 716-205-1717


This 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, this shop has just the thing.

1 Buffalo St, Hamburg / 716-649-2034


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 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). 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.

WHAT YOU CAN BRING HOME TO CANADA How much can I spend shopping in Buffalo Niagara without paying duty at the border?

The longer you stay, the more you can spend, so book your overnight stay in Buffalo Niagara! But if you really need to know... TIME OUT OF COUNTRY


Out of country within 24 hours

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

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 individualitem costs less than $110 USD.

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