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Buffalo Magazine: Shop Local

Kait Niland was just looking for a unique Christmas gift to give to her friends and family when she made her first batch of candles. Now, 14 years later, it’s her full-time career. “I found a make-it-yourself kit and I mad…

Buffalo Magazine: Shop Local

One fed up mom describes how necessity was the mother of invention behind her chemical-free baby wipes. The impetus for your product? As a first-time mom, dealing with the horrible diaper rash my son Archie was experiencing…

Buffalo Magazine: Shop Local

Art can make your place feel like a home—especially when it has meaning. Here in Buffalo, we’re proud of where we live, so it’s only right that we display our city love. Local graphic designers have created beautiful pieces t…

Buffalo Magazine: Shop Local

Greg Dudley, the creative force behind Interlaken Boat Works, is yet another in a growing line of people from somewhere else who have come to the city of Buffalo and fallen in love. “This is a really interesting place,” he…

Buffalo Magazine: Shop Local

Wooden Polish eggs, or pisanki, are a staple for many preparing an Easter basket to be blessed on Holy Saturday. “Eggs are a representation of the original source of creation. They were decorated with symbols and colors to…

Buffalo Magazine: Community

At just 24 years old, Jake Moslow is an anomaly in his trade. The few fellow custom sign painters that remain have been in the industry for decades, many nearing retirement. But the creative force behind JM Signs can be fo…

Buffalo Magazine: Shop Local

To illustrate just how diverse consignment fashion can be, we teamed up with Annie Adams, owner of Second Chic, to create three distinct outfits solely from the assortment in her Williamsville store—then enlisted Jane Dewey o…

Buffalo Magazine: Shop Local

Bring along batteries. Always test small appliances and electronics; the seller may not even know if they work. Likewise, it’s a good idea to screw in a light bulb before you invest in that antique brass floor lamp. Carry …

Buffalo Magazine: Shop Local

Usually the result of one of the three Ds–divorce, downsizing or death–estate sales are a way to liquidate someone’s belongings, not just get rid of some stuff around the house. With the goal of unloading as much as possible,…

Buffalo Magazine: Shop Local

In this age of fast fashion and other throwaway goods, shopping at consignment stores is a better-than-ever option. Not only does it reduce waste and promote reuse, you’ll also benefit from pre-loved pricing. These shops—for …

Buffalo Magazine: Ideas & Advice

The perfect wedding day look is an amalgamation that leaves you feeling radiant and special—and also distinctly you. But how do you strike that balance when donning a once-in-a-lifetime white dress...something that’s decidedl…

Buffalo Magazine: Shop Local

Take your holiday cards up a notch with greetings crafted in Buffalo by Witty Gritty Paper Co., Great Arrow Graphics and artists for WNY Book Arts Center.

Buffalo Magazine: Shop Local

A lot has been said about shopping local. One more benefit? Retailers who wrap. My sister, a mom of two young children, actually strategized her entire holiday shopping plan last year based on stores that wrap. Local shop own…

Buffalo Magazine: Shop Local

We all have those moments when we’re torn between the simplicity of knocking out our holiday shopping on Amazon versus supporting small local businesses. But this year you don’t have to choose, with these gifts from local sho…

Buffalo Magazine: Shop Local

Not to rush the seasons, but Christmas is roughly 58 days away. If this sends a wave of panic through you, don’t worry. We’re here with tips and tricks to get your list checked off…with a Western New York focus. Boutiques or…