After crossing the border we headed straight for Walden Galleria, which is a premier shopping center in Western New York. At Walden Galleria, we found an impressive selection of retail stores, services and restaurants to make our Family Day weekend shopping experience a truly exceptional one. We spent most of our time at Macy's though.
We noticed that compared to those in Lee, Massachusetts, Tangers and other Malls in Boone, NC, and Pittsburgh, this Mall had an ethnically diverse population of shoppers.
Dick's Sporting Goods
Lord & Taylor
Abercrombie & Fitch Co.
Against All Odds
American Eagle Outfitters
Lucky Brand Jeans
What to buy: We bought clothing, jewelery and sporting items at this Retail Mall.
What to pay: Canadians can expect less to pay as there are less taxes and prices are on lower side in any case.
Burlington Coat Factory is our favorite outlet mall no matter where it is located. One find a large assortment of current, high-quality, designer and name-brand merchandise at up to 60% less than other department stores.
Burlington Coat Factory is a convenient one-stop shopping experience at lowest prices and this combination means a very busy mall.
Store Offerings Include:
Coats for the entire family
Ladies’ dresses and suits
Ladies’ career and casual collections and separates
Lingerie and accessories
Men’s clothing and furnishings
Men’s sportswear and activewear
Children’s clothing, newborn to pre-teen
Shoes for men, women, and children
Everything you want and need for baby
Linens and home décor
What to buy: Our entourage shopped for coats, clothing, jewelry, and shoes. One brand that is popular with my husband and son is US Polo Association and their major shopping is done around this brand.
This is a premier outlet shopping center located minutes from the world-famous Falls, the Rainbow Bridge of US-Canada border, area hotels and casinos. An upscale shopping environment in a beautifully designed interior and popular with touring shoppers that were left off in droves by buses; Fashion Outlets is home to over 150 top designer brand name stores, offering savings of up to 75% off.
What to buy: There are 150 designer stores and shopping options are limitless. Since there were major discounts on shopping, we shopped our hearts out here.
This is not A shop... it is a shopping mall. Perhaps a little more upscale than some people wish to go to, but for that reason, it can just be a great place to look around, and think of it as a modern-day museum of consumer gluttony! Personally, I don't think that you would need it, or want it, if you can't find it at Walden's Galleria!! I've enjoyed going just to check out the shops and then trying to decide what to eat in the food court, or one of the restaurants.
What to buy: There are over 200 shops here.
What to pay: Anything from $1 upwards
Build-a-Bear lets you do just that - build your own teddy bear. You select the type you want from at least a dozen different colours and types - including a koala, some dogs and cats. You can put a sound inside it - even create your own sound. Next step is the stuffing - this involves not just getting the stuffing material, but adding a heart AFTER you rub it between your hands, rub it on your heart, on your ear, and then turn around - and you get to say how much stuffing should be in your new friend. There is another step of blowing off the excess fluff. After that you stop at the computer and make up a birth certificate for your toy. Now, if you want to really splurge there are all sorts of clothes you can get for your bear - lots of Halloween costumes out now. After that, you pay for it! They do birthday parties here - they had one going on while we were there, and the kids were having a ball. It is just a really fun place to be.
What to buy: Of course - a bear. I "adopted" a Koala, whom I unoriginally named Sydney.
What to pay: Anywhere from $12-22US for a naked, no sound bear. I believe you can spend well upwards of $80US for some of the very special bears in fancy dress.
The Elmwood stip is Buffalo's answer to Soho. There are numerous shops, boutiques and cafes down this street. You can find everything from gifts, trendy clothing, sophisticated clothing, garden supplies, pet supplies to a food cooperative. When in Buffalo, skip the malls in suburbia and come to Elmwood Avenue.
At every airport in america there is a gift shop to buy a souvenir of your time in Buffalo.
There are all sorts of gifts to buy for yourself or your family & friends: shot glasses, buffalo toys, Billbs & saber gifts
What to buy: If your a mad NFL fan like me I would buy a Buffalo bills Helmet Pin. Its small, cheap & you can wear it with pride to tell people about the time you went to buffalo
What to pay: Pins are $5.50 smal items go between $3-12
Made in Buffalo.com is Western New York's favorite website for everything that makes Buffalo a great place to live, eat and raise a family.
What to buy: Original Buffalo Wings and Wing Sauce, Buffalo clothing, food and collectables.