Where to Shop
Shop until you drop in Buffalo! Vibrant business districts including Elmwood Village, Hertel Avenue and Allentown in Buffalo and the villages of East Aurora and Williamsville will leave you strolling for hours with a variety of shops and boutiques. If that’s not enough, the two-story Walden Galleria Mall and the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA are just the beginning of the local shopping mall scene. Whether you’re planning for a quick afternoon of shopping or a getaway weekend, Buffalo Creek has got you covered.
Imagine a neighborhood where visitors linger at open-air cafes and browse farmer’s market vendors on a tree-lined parkway in the summer, while gathering at cozy coffeehouses and pubs in the winter. Picture a district where independently-owned and artisanal are the descriptors used for retailers instead of chain and franchise. Think of a place where public art can be seen on nearly every block. That’s Buffalo’s Elmwood Village, named by the American Planning Association as one of the country’s 10 best neighborhoods and home to some of the city’s most popular shops, bars and restaurants.
Few Buffalo neighborhoods capture the city’s historic charm and exciting rebirth quite like Hertel Avenue. An influx of new bars and restaurants complement the neighborhood’s established eateries and the North Park Theatre, a nearly century-old moviehouse recently restored to its original grandeur. It’s also one of Buffalo’s most diverse business districts, with Middle Eastern merchants selling shawarma and halal alongside Italian grocers and delicatessens.
Village of Williamsville
The allure of a Main Street shopping experience will draw you to Williamsville, located northeast of downtown Buffalo. Practice the art of window shopping at one of their bustling boutiques, enjoy a sunny afternoon admiring Glen Falls and then grab a bite and a brew at any of their local restaurants.
Village of East Aurora
The village where America’s Arts and Crafts movement began over a century ago continues to embrace a creative vibe today. Located 20 minutes from downtown Buffalo, East Aurora is full of distinctive attractions, from the only house built by a U.S. president with his own hands to a family owned 5 & 10 store and a variety of cafes, boutiques and restaurants. It’s easy to see why so many visitors stay an entire day or a weekend in the village.
Buffalo Niagara’s premier shopping destination with over 200 stores, 10 sit-down restaurants, an international food court and Regal Cinemas Stadium 16! Walden Galleria is a two-level shopping, dining and entertainment location that offers a little something for everyone! Walden Galleria has a Customer Service kiosk located on the upper level outside of Macy’s. Walden Galleria hosts a mall walkers club, a community room and several restrooms within the mall. Please visit our website for mall hours including our extended holiday hours. Located on Walden Avenue, I-90, exit 52 east or west. Closed Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas days.
One Walden Galleria
Buffalo NY 14225
One of Western New York’s finest shopping centers features more than 120 specialty shops & restaurants, including Macy’s, Macy’s Mens, JCPenney, Sears, TGIFriday’s, Johnny Rockets, Chili’s, Grand Buffet & Bonefish Grill and over 100 specialty shops. Closed Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas day; extended holiday hours.
730 Alberta Drive
(Niagara Falls Boulevard and Maple Road)
Amherst NY 14226
Fashion Outlets of Niagara
Only five minutes from the world-famous Falls and Casinos, Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls (formerly Prime Outlets) is home to 150 outlets offering great savings on name-brand apparel with up to 75% off. Among the outlets are Coach, Banana Republic, Burberrys, Juicy Couture, Saks Fifth Ave Off 5th, Tommy Hilfiger, Timberland, Michael Kors, Hugo Boss and Nike.
Closed Christmas Day.
Eastern Hills Mall
Known as “the friendliest place to shop in Western New York,” Eastern Hills is home to Sears, JCPenney, Macy’s and Bon-Ton and more than 85 specialty stores. Eastern Hills Mall also features exclusive merchants such as Orvis and 346 Brooks Brothers. Shoppers enjoy plasma TVs, free wireless internet access, several fireplaces and seven delicious food establishments in the International Food Court. They also offer a Dave & Buster’s location. Easy access from all directions, plentiful parking, sparkling corridors and a wide variety of stores makes shopping stress-free at Eastern Hills Mall! Visit our website for a complete list of upcoming events, store promotions, mall hours and directions. Over 85 stores, including Dave & Buster’s, Orvis and a new food court.
4545 Transit Road
Williamsville NY 14221