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Buffalo Magazine: Shopping

So, who isn’t looking for a bargain these days? Or, better yet, who doesn’t love the challenge of a scavenger hunt? Auctions and local flea markets bring you the best of both worlds — bargains and adventure, wrapped up in a swirling cacophony of voices and vibrant colors. And we have found some of the biggest, best and most delicious spots to grab a good deal. Time to s…

This time of year many of us look out in our driveway and sigh. The old family jalopy made it through another winter...but is it time to give it the old heave-ho? When is the best time to shop for a car? Spring? The middle of winter? Tuesday morning? It’s not quite so mysterious, said Joe Erbacher, general manager of Northtown Chrysler Jeep Dodge. “The best time to buy …

Buffalo Magazine: Food + Drink

Artisanal foods — the opposite of mass-market-produced fare that defined American food consumption in the 20th century — are making big inroads in Western New York. Options are growing for small, locally-crafted foodstuffs ranging from sausage and ice cream to coffee and gin. Part entrepreneurial, part consumer driven, local farms and small businesses are developing foo…

Buffalo Magazine: Shopping

We know that shopping locally keeps retail dollars in the community. But now more than ever, shopping independently-owned boutiques also supports local creative people whose lines of jewelry, clothing and accessories are offered there. Fortunately for WNY shoppers, the word “boutique” doesn’t necessarily mean “expensive.” So whether you’re searching for formalwear, gift…

Buffalo Magazine: Shopping

Thanks to the farm-to-table movement, tastes are changing in nearly every culinary arena, providing Buffalonians with more options than ever for organic or artisanal products — including cheese. Savvy consumers can easily skip past the vacuum-sealed blocks of cheese to find an array of fantastic, unique varieties sourced locally…or from thousands of miles away. From cav…

Buffalo Magazine: Shopping

In an age when the words on the screen reign supreme, it’s a wonder we even remember what it feels like to turn the page of an actual book. But there’s something about the weight in your hand, the smell of the pages and the fantastic feeling of anticipation that comes with holding a real book. For readers who like their words the old-fashioned way, here’s a short list of s…

Buffalo Magazine: Shopping

You see it every Sunday — Buffalo fans wearing jerseys, hats and T-shirts to cheer on the team. Wouldn’t it be great if that same gear could also help a family in need? That’s the idea behind 26Shirts, a charitable initiative founded last fall by Del Reid of Kenmore. Every two weeks, 26Shirts debuts a new limited edition, Buffalo sports themed shirt, and all proceeds be…

Buffalo Magazine: Shopping

Vintage. Secondhand. Antique. Repurposed. Upcycled. Previously loved. Or, to put it bluntly, used. We’re talking furniture, but this isn’t the stuff of your grandma’s garage sale. Today, local shops are selling quality, handcrafted, brand name furniture and accessories that look like new and are built to last, at a fraction of the original price. Each of them take a sli…

Buffalo Magazine: Shopping

For many, bikes were our first tastes of freedom — leaving the doting world of mom and dad behind to pedal toward endless exploration. They took us on our first adventures and to the places we needed to go: the public pool, the neighborhood kickball game. Nickel City Cycles wants to tap into that nostalgia by creating custom bikes that adults will feel comfortable ridin…