Buffalo’s indie scene breaks the mold. Our city has such a wonderful renegade fashion spirit unlike anyplace else. We basically created DIY before it was cool.
Thanks to the Roycroft Campus, we have a rich history in the American arts and craft movement. This was a place that printers, furniture makers, metalsmiths, leather smiths and bookbinders came together to create.
That same spirit is alive today in all of our local artists, designers and boutiques, who bring that handcrafted experience to each and every piece that is created in Buffalo. It’s time to take a detour from your favorite tried-and-trusted mall hot spots.
Start in the heart of the city, where screen printing and letterpress is alive at Western New York Book Arts. From classes to craft, WNYBAC has its finger on the pulse of Buffalo, offering prints galore and t-shirts in their gift shop.
If you’re as shoe-obsessed as your favorite Kardashian, Head over Heels in East Aurora is worth a visit but don’t let the name fool you, this fashion boutique offers a selection of eclectic purses and accessories in addition to funky footwear.
If you’re looking for an addition to your closet that’s as unique as you are, Black Monarchy in the Five Points neighborhood is a must. The boutique curates the vividness of cultural clothing and jewelry made of raw authentic materials and authentic fabrics that recreate the conglomerate of our world. These pieces have diverse origins from India, Africa, America, Mexico, Indonesia, Thailand and many more.
For the bride-to-be looking for that special item for her big day, Made by Anatomy is enchanting. Located in the grand Hotel @ The Lafayette, Ali Eagen offers custom made bridal and formalwear. She also has an array of beautiful bridal accessories by local designers.
Save time for the Elmwood Village, a thriving neighborhood with some of the best shopping (and restaurants) in Buffalo. For the jewelry obsessed, head over to Wild Things, and if you’re hungry stop by Kuni’s located right next door. After your hands are filled with chunky silver statement pieces, Thin Ice is another local shop that supports artists from WNY. It’s like Etsy comes to life!