Memories are indeed wonderful ways to remember treasured moments in time or special occasions, but another way to relish something is the perfect keepsake — a token that serves as the embodiment of a trip, holiday or vacation.
In Niagara Falls USA, it is easy to happen upon such a remembrance. Whether it’s a one-of-a-kind dress from Confetti Cottage Boutique or a new piece of jewelry from Chéri Amour, you’ll find a bounty of souvenirs at myriad boutiques and specialty shops. Here are just a few local Niagara Falls boutiques and shops to enjoy.
Can’t get to these shops in person? Many have online stores — all noted below!
In Niagara Falls:
Confetti Cottage Boutique & Gifts
Confetti Cottage is home to an array of women’s clothing, scarves, handbags, jewelry and more. It’s easy to find a special something in this boutique, which is owned by two sisters and their cousin. Shop online here.
Whether you have an extensive vinyl collection or are just getting started, Daredevil Records is a haven for music lovers. This boutique record store also doubles as a listening lounge, frequently hosting album listening parties, live performances and more. (Think Taylor Swift album sing-alongs, concerts from local musicians, poetry nights, and more!) Stay tuned to their Instagram for the latest happenings. Shop online here.
Lewiston’s Chéri Amour — known as “a touch of France in the Falls” — offers exclusive jewelry collections and a range of hand-selected gifts, including candles and greeting cards. The boutique, which is owned by sisters Cheri Clark and Janeanne Winberg, has been an area mainstay for nearly two decades. Clark and Winberg say that, in addition to enjoying interacting with their customers, giving them a customized shopping experience is one of the hallmarks of Chéri Amour.
Research and Design
From trendy coats and jeans to rompers and maxi dresses, Research and Design brings a curated collection of top fashion brands to this corner of Western New York. You’ll also find footwear, girly accessories, candles, home goods — essentially, everything you need to gift the members of your girl squad. There’s even a large kids section, too!
“Our concept is simple: we sell things that smell great.” That’s the message front-and-center on Trait-Carré’s website, and it’s easy to see why: This Lewiston shop offers a curated collection of soaps, candles, aromatherapy, skincare products and more. If you’re in need of some self-care, pop into this shop and you’re guaranteed to find a scent that speaks to you!
Everyone loves a little bling, and that’s exactly what you’ll find at this trendy-Lockport boutique. Shop with a stylist and find the perfect gift, accessory or outfit for any occasion — and nothing is over $25. And for the men: tuxedos and suits are available to purchase or rent. Shop online here.
Julie Moscato Gifts
Owned and curated by a local interior designer, Julie Muscato Gifts is a Lockport favorite for all things gift-y: candles, books and home décor, as well as a well-stocked “kids corner” brimming with fun things for your littles. Keep an eye out for Julia’s treasure trove of locally made goodies.
Nestled on Main Street in Lockport, Motherland Apotheca encourages “tapping into nature as physical and spiritual medicine, education and art.” Peruse items like plant-based elixirs and tonics, botanical goods, artwork, curated homewares and reading materials. Plus, Motherland even hosts workshops like herbal classes, reader’s theater and more.
This cute-as-can-be boutique offers two Lockport locations — the Barn and Mercantile — both of which feel like stepping into your favorite catalog or Pinterest board. You’ll find vintage and new goods for your home and garden, with items for any season or holiday just waiting to be brought home with you.
In North Tonawanda:
Cats Like Us
Calling all vintage-clothing sleuthers and lovers of all things Old Hollywood: Cats Like Us is your haven! Transport yourself back half a century or so while you browse vintage jewelry, 1970s shirtdresses, 1950s party dresses and more. You’ll find plenty of Rockabilly looks for men, too, as well as books, music and everything you’d need to host your own tiki party. Shop online here.
Soap, soap and even more soap! Martinsville Soapworks, a “handmade bath and body emporium,” is home to — you guessed it — soaps, washes, balms and more. From everyday scents to seasonal favorites, a visit to Martinsville Soapworks is part of a potent recipe for a trip to remember. Shop online here.
If you’re looking for somewhere that’s a true local favorite, Rustic Buffalo is the place to go! With over 110 local artisans, you’ll find thousands of unique items that you cannot get anywhere else. From clothing and candles to antiques, accessories and art, this artisan market has it all.
There are plenty of other shopportunities in Niagara Falls USA. Click here for more inspiration!