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Upon entering Rust Belt Books, visitors immediately perceive that tell-tale odor of aged books and paper. With stacks-upon-stacks of books that feature every subject at ridiculous prices, this is everyone's favorite bookshop in the entire city. In addition to books, the store carries a ton of vintage magazines, manuscripts and other rare treasures like library catalog tables filled with anachronistic postcards, letters, etc. On occasions, Rust Belt hosts in-store performances and other events, so check website for more details.
Half & Half's inviting storefront, usually displaying effortlessly chic womenswear, will catch your eye as you walk along the fashionable stretch of Elmwood Avenue. Once you go in, you will be greeted by a diverse array of women's apparel, jewelry and one-of-a-kind trinkets. Having been a fashion staple in Buffalo for a better part of two decades, Half & Half also promises incredible quality on top of its stylish designs. It also makes for a great choice for gifting, and note that the wrapping is complimentary!
Occupying a small area in southeast Buffalo, this decades-old antique showroom features a diverse array of antique objects. Vintage lovers will love the collection of Roycraft furniture, jewelry items, fine art paintings, books, old coins, Native American heirlooms and relics, and glassware on sale here. Since Side by Side Antiques keep adding to their collection, you will most likely find something new each time you visit.
Spread over three stories in a warehouse in northwest Buffalo, this cool and quirky furniture store is one of the most definitive places in town to shop for antique furniture. The store mainly carries a diverse range of mid-century modern furniture, alongside curious curios, knickknacks, vintage musical instruments, lighting fixtures, and even a smattering of framed fine art for your living room. You can also find a beautiful bevy of French Art Deco storage units, rosewood cabinets, and Baker chests.
Deep in the heart of The Heritage District in South Buffalo is this charming Irish store. Established in 1978, this boutique provides one of the largest selections anywhere of Irish jewelry, clothing, Belleck or Royal Tara China, and Waterford Crystal. The shop also serves as an information center for all things Irish in the area—and attracts customers from across Western NY. With the luck of the Irish and a good delivery service, they will ship their wares anywhere in the U.S. Don't forget to order or pick-up your Claddagh Ring!