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. Over the past few years, East Aurora’s shopping district has quietly expanded, with boutiques, restaurants, cupcake cafés, an old-fashioned five and dime and much more to satisfy everyone’s palette.
Fashion Expert > Carla Measer-Costamagna
How would you describe your personal style?
I’m love Parisian street fashion, (French culture obsessed) and also the flower children of San Francisco in the late 60s. But because I lived in NYC for many years, I like to mix Boho style with other chic and more glam pieces. Definitely lots of high heels, color, and bold patterns!
Where are your favorite places to shop?
Head Over Heels (in Love with shoes) has fun statement jewelry and awesome shoes for every style, from cute flats to sexy sky-high stilettos. I could also spend hours searching through the racks at The Walk-in Closet.
A perfect day in East Aurora includes:
A warm and flaky Croissant with a coffee at Elm Street Bakery, followed by a walk or bike in the village stopping at some of the many garage sales that occur on weekends (I’m always on the lookout for treasures to add to my ever growing vase and event décor collection) ending the afternoon with a craft beer flight at Aurora Brew Works.
What’s your best cheap score as of late?
I found a pair of high wasted jeans and a leather fringe purse at The Walk-in Closet. Both for less than $50!
How do you tackle a neighborhood like East Aurora?
East Aurora is the perfect biking village, there is so much to see and do and I always suggest trying to see both East and West side so a bike will take you from one side to the other in less time and you also get a little workout out of the day!
To explore more of East Aurora, check out their Neighborhood page!