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Expert shoppers may be pleasantly surprised to find Buffalo's growing shopping scene, that includes many local specialty stores, artisan stands, outdoor (and indoor) markets, and trendy neighborhoods that rival those in other major cities.
Take Elmwood Village, a hip and bustling street full of restaurants, bars, mom-and-pop stores, boutiques, outdoor cafes, and public spaces for people watching. Or, Hertel Avenue (in Buffalo's "Little Italy") is quickly becoming another hotspot for shoppers seeking antiques and collectibles. If you seek homemade treasures and arts and crafts, be sure to explore the Roycroft Campus in East Aurora, a stunning historical campus full of artisans.
One of Buffalo's newest public spaces is Larkin Square, and during the summer months it is packed with visitors and locals strolling through the marketplace looking for items from local vendors. Not to far from the square is the West Side Bazaar, an international marketplace showcasing jewelry, clothing, and accessories from immigrants who have settled in Buffalo. You'll also find some of the city's best cuisine here, including Thai and Ethiopian restaurants within the Bazaar.
We've rounded up the 10 best places for shopping in Buffalo that offer a local experience and wide variety of options. See for yourself why Buffalo is becoming a new shopping destination for tourists from around the world.