This is the perfect place to buy everything you need to celebrate special occasions such as weddings, corporate functions or a child's birthday. This store offers everything from tuxedo rental to balloons, limousines and accessories to invitations. They'll even provide a magician, clown or costumed character for your child's party. Its line of tuxedos ranges from Perry Ellis to Michael Jordan. Located near the Niagara Expressway, not far from the Niagara Falls International Airport, this store literally does it all—all you have to do is party.
From its humble beginnings in downtown Niagara Falls in 1912, this jewelry store has grown to 14 retail outlets in five states, but it still retains its family-owned and operated atmosphere. Many of the customers at the store, now located near the Niagara Falls International Airport and the Niagara Falls Prime Outlet Malls, are long-time regulars. The jewelers here are more than happy to appraise your gems or make repairs. In-store goldsmiths can also make a unique creation, working from hand drawings or computer-generated designs.
This family-operated candy shop and ice cream parlor has a large selection of premium chocolates and other candy treats. Named after owner dean Tassy’s grandmother who was a candy maker in Greece, the shop features candy handmade in their chocolate factory behind the shop. Some of the featured confections include sponge candy, a treat unique to western New York. It consists of a candy "sponge" made from sugar water, corn syrup and baking soda covered in chocolate. Alethea’s also has a variety of dark chocolates, light chocolates, truffles, chocolate drizzled popcorn, and more. You can even custom order personalized gifts for weddings and other occasions. Their ice cream parlor across the foyer from the candy shop has treats like classic sundaes and cones. -Christine A. Smyczynski
Located in the Mount Carmel Centre north of the Falls, this garment shop has been in business since 1959. Known to provide superior service and fashionable clothing for men, the store also carries a small line of clothing for women and children. The shop features items from designer Alex Tilley, Coppley, Jack Victor, Point Zero and Tommy Bahama. This shop prides itself on standing apart from the cloned department stores with its unique selection and courteous staff. Attractions located in the vicinity include the Whirlpool Golf Course and Great Gorge Adventure.
Your lingerie shopping now has a new destination, at My Top Drawer in Niagara Falls. The store is known for its high quality women’s lingerie, personalized products with top-notch craftsmanship with a whole lot of comfort. Apart from lingerie, you will find a lot of maternity wear and a night dresses in silk, faux fur, etc. Each of their products are very carefully crafted and designed to give the perfect fit.
Probably one of the best and the finest collection of boots in all of Niagara Falls region will only be available at the UGG Australia Outlet. The outlet is huge with a wide range of shoes to choose from. UGG stocks a unique variety of sheepskin boots that are wildly popular across the world. The collection includes several different styles of boots for both men and women. They also have a special kids edition.
This company was started in 1920 by Ehrhardt Koch in Buffalo, NY and named New Era Cap Company in 1922. In the 1930's they got into the sports cap business and by the 1940's were providing caps to a variety of sports teams. In the 1950's they were the only independent supplier to professional teams. By the 1990's they had the first exclusive license with Major League Baseball. They are the largest growing headwear manufacturer in the United States, and the store in Buffalo, which is one of their flagship stores, has a huge selection of caps. They also have stores in New York City, Atlanta, Toronto, and London. -Christine A. Smyczynski
This popular candy shop and ice cream parlor, which has the largest selection of locally-made chocolates in western New York, was established by Joseph Boyd Oliver in 1932. Mr. Oliver started out by selling peanuts door to door and alter crated his signature cashew glaze. The shop carries over 350 varieties of candy, including a regional favorite: sponge candy. Non-chocolate specialties include maple candy, popcorn, jelly beans and lots of varieties of nuts. The ice cream parlor in the back of the shop is open year-round. Gift baskets are available. - Christine A. Smyczynski
Since its founding in 1925 by the late Pitt and Elizabeth Petri, this family-owned and operated high-end gift shop has been the place for Buffalonians to buy gifts for all special occasions. Buffalo Spree Magazine has rated the store as one of the best places in the city to buy that special gift. Merchandise includes art, home décor, Buffalo-themed items, baby and children's gifts, china , crystal, picture frames, kitchenware, Vera Bradley and more. The majority of items are sold through their extensive and impressive bridal registry. - Christine A. Smyczynski
This small, independent cheese factory and retail operation was originally established by Leo Kutter, a German immigrant in Cowlesville, NY in 1923. The operations were later moved to Corfu in 1947. This business offers homemade as well as imported cheeses for sale. Some of the cheeses include cheddar, muenster, colby, edam, gouda and havarti. They also have a selection of cheese curds, dips and cottage cheese. Since 1997 they have been partnered with hunt county Vineyards (located in New York’s Finger lakes region), so you can sample some wine with your cheese and purchase wines to bring home. They are also partners with Yancy’s Fancy, which is noted for artisan cheese items. - Christine A. Smyczynski
On the cusp between Allentown and the Elmwood Strip, this non-profit gallery and store offers both art and imported goods from Central and South American crafts co-ops. Run by the local Latin American Cultural Association, the store also features language, dance and cooking lessons, as well as exhibits of contemporary art. Friendly staff is on hand to help should you have any questions about their products or classes.Poetry lovers can partake in the occasional readings held at 7:30p, after normal store hours.
This eclectic gift shop and gallery, owned and operated by sisters Joan and Joyce Zoerb, has been a popular destination for over a quarter century. It was located at the corner of Allen and Franklin for its first 23 years, but recently was moved to the high traffic Elmwood avenue, at the site of the former Junior League shop. The 2,000 square foot store has many unique items, including wine glasses, home décor, kitchen items, lamps, bath and body, gourmet coffees and teas, seasonal items and more. Many of the items are bought at markets in NYC. Their signature gift wrap includes handmade bows and silk flowers.-Christine A. Smyczynski