Buffalo has become a hot spot for shoppers. The reason? The more than twenty occasional stores. That means they are only open certain days and times. The idea behind the sales has picked up over the years and literally attracts people from all over the area.
Reporter Emily Engberg picks three spots worth checking out during your visit to Buffalo.
- Second Hand Rose
609 Soo Lane
Open First Thursday-Sunday of each month
Thursday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Second Hand Rose is the original spot for occasional sales in Buffalo. It’s known for its uniqueness in jewelry, upholstery, salvage and more.
- Jute, Twine and Burlap
24 ½ Central Ave.
Open first Thursday-Sunday of each month and by appointment
Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Jute, Twin and Burlap has a variety of reclaimed and repurposed items. They also have new handcrafted furniture and décor. The shop is set up with inspiration from designers to show you what the pieces could look like in your own home.
- The Porch & Atelier
32 Central Ave.
The ambiance of this place makes it even more interesting. It matches what they are known for. The building was built in 1902 and at one point was the old post office. They are known for style, inspiration and value. You’ll find vintage and estate finds, secondhand and up-styled furniture and home and garden items.
Two shop levels are open four days each month. The first Thursday-Sunday. The atelier level is open weekly Thursday-Saturday.
To learn more about other occasional shops in Buffalo, click here.