Since the summer is nearly half way over now, I thought it’d be a good time to share some local fashion news, along with some of my most recent purchases. I’ve spent a majority of this summer enjoying local thrift markets and consignment shops in Buffalo and have found some really great pieces.
Vintage Camel Brown Dress
First off, I got a blue and white pleated dress from one of the Elmwood Village’s greatest assets, Anna Grace. The dress has a cut out (tie) back and adjustable straps. It also features great box pleats and a unique pattern. Being my concentration of fashion is on textile patterns, the cohesive pattern on this dress is one of the first things that caught my eye.
Living in the Allentown area, I’m always looking for consignment and thrift shops nearer to my location. One of my favorite shops in the Allentown area is Black Cat Vintage. This boutique is a great consignment shop that gets new items in regularly and is also extremely affordable. Recently I’ve bought three dresses from Black Cat Vintage, all of which were in perfect condition and under $20. Two of them are longer vintage dresses, and the other is a royal blue, short corduroy dress. Black Cat Vintage is also great to check out during the M&T First Fridays in Allentown while visiting the art galleries.
Black Cat Vintage Corduroy Dress
Vintage markets are one of my favorite places to find previously used clothing and furniture. The Peddler Market on West Ferry & Elmwood every Saturday is always a good one to be at and has been pretty successful the last couple of years. This summer, however, the Peddler took its spot to an even larger location at the Silo Fleas. Bringing the vintage flea market to a spot as unique to Buffalo as the grain elevators in Silo City gives the market a really cool ambiance––one that is entirely special to Buffalo. The next Silo Flea is Sunday, July 27th and I encourage checking it out and walking through Silo City after the market.
Another market I’ve really enjoyed this summer is the Larkin Market, which is every Tuesday at Larkin Square from 4-7:30 pm. A couple weeks ago at Larkin Square I picked up one of my favorite buys of the summer: a vintage camel brown dress from the Scoop Shop. The dress is a-lined and features a simple pocket in the front (pictured above). The Larkin Market is a great place to find vintage buys and eat some great food.
The next vintage market I’ll be attending is the Artists & Fleas market in Williamsburg, Brooklyn when I visit at the end of the month!