Best + Most Unique Shopping in Buffalo, WNY
Looking for something to do over the long weekend? How about shopping? After the long winter we had you may be due for some shorts, dresses, skirts, sandles, sunglasses -- you know, summer gear! Check out these little known, quirky, deal-filled, huge and otherwise unique shopping stops in Buffalo and Western New York.
The Made in America Store is roughly 20 minutes from Buffalo and an hour from Niagara Falls. The store, which opened in 2010, sells 100 percent American-made products. The store has been profiled numerous times, including international media with reporters from Japan and Russia.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls is about ten minutes from the Falls and features discount prices in over 150 brand-name stores. You might not want to go on a 'busy' shopping day. Check their website (http://www.fashionoutletsniagara.com/Sales) to see some of the sales happening.
In Cheektowaga, the Walden Galleria houses more than 200 retailers. Yes, it is a mall, but this is a BIG mall with a raceway and movie theater inside.
Allentown is the funky but historic part of buffalo. Shop for music supplies, check out art displays, find unique gifts, check in at a floral shop, explore boutiques with glass wear, candles, incense, tapestries, clothes and antiques and more.
Jewelry, a magic shop, Italian crafted gifts and wedding favors, a consignment shop, a premier glass gallery specializing in hand-blown accessories, furnishing, interior decorating and a pet boutique -- Hertel Avenue provides shoppers unique stores and boutiques with one-of-a-kind items.
East Aurora features shopping on the Roycroft Campus and a quaint Main Street with an old-fashioned five and dime shop, ice-cream, a toy store, antiques and art galleries.
Opened in 1930, Vidler's 5 &10 is one of the last few five and dimes in the country and the LARGEST in the world. With over 75,000 items and a lot of history, this neat shop might be worth the trip for you.
Oliver's Candies has been around for over 80 years, and yes, there is sponge candy. As well as peanut clusters, nuts & Creams, hostess squares, rainbow crunch, pastel mints, cherry cordial, ice cream, ribbon candy, peanuts, gift baskets and boxes, licorice, gummies boxed chocolates, popcorn treats, snack mixes, truffles, mollypops, malted milk balls, chocolate bark...you get the idea.