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Letterpress isn’t novel to brothers DJ and Matt Schutt — but rather the old-fashioned technique their father, who had decades of experience in commercial printing, taught them in the garage. That was Donald’s makeshift printing shop, a retirement project turned family business sparked by the discovery of a 1907 Chandler & Price press in someone’s attic nearby. It wa…

Buffalo Magazine: Style

It’s no coincidence that some of Buffalo’s best-dressed women also happen to own clothing stores. One might think it’s because a 2,000+ square foot personal closet expands the options, but it’s more the opposite — a keen style sense is what led them to retail in the first place. Sharon Randaccio Red Siren 976 Elmwood Ave. Sharon Randaccio didn’t need to open a store.…

Buffalo Magazine: Shopping

Toys “R” Us may be closing forever, but that doesn’t mean you have to grow up. Just look local to Clayton's and The TreeHouse. These neighborhood shops channel childhood magic…arguably much better than the large big box store experience ever could.

Buffalo Magazine: Food + Drink

Laura Klein winces when asked what her monthly budget for groceries is, admitting she doesn’t really have one. Though she tries, life has a way of making that difficult for her and her husband, Tom, who both work full-time. Raising two teenagers, with their son Jeffrey playing on two travel hockey teams and a travel baseball squad, means much of their life is spent on the …

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Akron native Patrick Winney works behind a bar on Buffalo’s Hertel Avenue. He makes complicated drinks for lines of patrons, exchanges money with customers, and exhales friendly banter between orders under the jamming hum of a Phish soundtrack. One would think that tipping a busy man like Winney is a given. But it isn’t — because he serves coffee, not cocktails. Such…

Buffalo Magazine: Style

Over the last few years, shoppers have witnessed the rapid transformation of the retail market. Rules on how we shop, where we shop and when we shop have changed dramatically. The emergence of e-commerce and the so-called “Amazon Effect” have disrupted the industry and created an ongoing consumer shift to online shopping. That has created havoc for traditional retailers…

Buffalo Magazine: Feature

If you’re like me, you know you need to clean out your basement/attic/garage, but feel daunted by what to do with all the stuff — your daughter’s long-abandoned clarinet, that lavender bridesmaid’s dress you wore ten years ago, the desktop computer you no longer use. And when you open a storage bin to see the Furby you scrambled to put under a long-ago Christmas tree, y…

Buffalo Magazine: Home

Store owners who re-purpose make the case that not only are their goods more affordable, they’re also better quality. “They don’t make furniture like they used to,” said Donna Kennell, owner of ReFab-ulous Furniture. Kennell turned a hobby into a business; she and her fiancé restore and repurpose old furniture and sell it from their Elma store. They also recently compet…

Buffalo Magazine: Shopping

CipShopBflo Katie Cipollone By day, Tonawanda resident Katie Cipollone runs a Head Start preschool program on the West Side of Buffalo…at night she’s crafter extraordinaire! Her pieces mostly focus on Buffalo-themed gifts and décor, including wine glasses, coasters and pallet signs, and she receives orders from Buffalovers all over the country. See more at Etsy.com/sho…

Buffalo Magazine: Food + Drink

In Buffalo, the questions “Who makes the best wings in town?” and “Where’s the best beef on weck?” are met with fiercely defended proclamations by factions of fans who swear by their picks, and theirs alone. These alliances are often sworn based on family favorites and ever-so-subtle differences in flavor, texture or presentation that most out-of-towners would never notice…

Buffalo Magazine: Style

We spend all day trying to look and feel our best, so why do we throw on the first pair of ratty pajama pants and sweatshirt we find once we’re home? The good news is that you don’t have to compromise comfort for looking good. Here are three flattering pajama sets just in time for Valentines Day...all available from locally owned stores. Cute and cozy Check out this …

Buffalo Magazine: Shopping

The Witty Gritty Paper Co. Melinda and Meredith Preve Mother and daughter design duo Melinda and Meredith Preve create clever cards, cute art prints and all manner of paper hoopla from sticky notes to pencils and notebooks. The pair uses high-quality watercolor paints and illustration inks as well as 100 percent recycled materials whenever possible. Find their prod…