All systems are a go and shopping in Buffalo is better than ever. If you're not sure where to start, we've rounded up 7 trendy hotspots...offering the ultimate in retail therapy (with your credit card in hand!). For more info, check out our brand new Buffalo Niagara Shopping Guide!
1. Elmwood Village
The best of city shopping can be found in the Elmwood Village, a vibrant neighborhood recently voted one of the ten great neighborhoods throughout the United States by the American Planning Association. Elmwood Avenue is a funky yet chic strip of mostly independent boutiques, restaurants and bars. Just a short ride from downtown, the Elmwood Village offers a charming slice of city life.
2. Walden Galleria
Walden Galleria offers some of the best deals of the season; definitely worth Facebook stalking. With more than 200 stores, services and restaurants, Walden Galleria draws the most dedicated deal-hunters. It's easy when you have major retailers including Macy's, Lord & Taylor, JCPenney, Coach, Michael Kors, Sephora, Anthropologie, H & M, White House Black Market and Urban Outfitters. Restaurants include The Cheesecake Factory, P.F. Chang's, The Melting Pot, Gordon Biersch, Bravo! Cucina Italiana!
3. Hertel Avenue
A retail mecca of some of the best stores in Buffalo, Hertel is giving you the green light to gift giving. With unique shops, great restaurants...and oh did I mention the antiques? Known for its extensive vintage antique offerings, Hertel has more than meets the eye.
4. Boulevard Mall
With over 100 specialty shops and restaurants, Boulevard Mall doesn't disappoint when you're looking to deck yourself out in the hottest new looks. Stores include Macy's, Banana Republic, Express, Victoria's Secret, Naturalizer Shoes and more. In fact, "more" has arrived - H&M and The Limited are NOW OPEN!
5. Fashion Outlets
Taking a trip to the outlet-mall is like training for a marathon...you plan, prep and execute your purchases with precision. Niagara Falls is giving us another reason to fulfill our wildest dreams and we're not just talking about the water attraction. Give in to all your shopping fantasies at the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls. With up to 75% off designer fashions, we highly encourage stalking your favorite stores like Burberry Outlet, Saks Off Fifth, Barney's and more.
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Sample the shops in the quaint Village of East Aurora, home of the Roycroft Campus, a national historic landmark. Here you'll find antique dealers, art galleries, an old-fashioned five and dime, ice cream shop, toy store and much more along a charming Main Street that recalls an era of simple pleasures and genteel pastimes.
Located directly off the I-290, the Village of Williamsville offers the savvy shopper the opportunity to spend a leisurely day discovering retail gems set amidst the scenic beauty of Glen Falls. Stroll down Main Street and gather unique teas, artisan olive oils and vinegars, handmade ice cream and chocolates, antiques, locally handcrafted jewelry and gifts, high-end fashions and accessories. Home-town business owners will greet you with a smile and will be happy to direct you to their favorite village eateries and pubs where you can take a break before hitting the street again in search of that perfect gift. It's all in the ‘ville!