The Best Places to Shop on Hertel Ave


If you’re in the mood to shop uber-local, we’re here to tell you that Elmwood Village isn’t the only place to do it.  Don’t get me wrong, some of our favorites are on Elmwood, but it’s time to realize that Hertel Ave has blossomed into a stacked strip of trendy shops.  While you’re up North, catch a classic film at North Park Theater, enjoy a bite at Craving and grab a coffee/catch an act at Daily Planet Coffee Co.   Here’s a guide to a few of our favorite Hertel spots.

Michael Donnelly Interior Design
Photo from Michael Donnelly Interior Design’s Facebook

Michael Donnelly Interior Design

1390 Hertel Ave in Buffalo / 716-308-6520

Looking to remodel your home or spice up your apartment? From accessories to furniture, Michael Donnelly Interiors is the perfect place to meet your home décor needs.  Their Buffalo frosted glasses add a nice touch to any local kitchen! They offer mid to high end products and a gift gallery.


Modern Nostalgia Clothing
Photo from Modern Nostalgia’s Facebook / Photo by Jessica Kelly

Modern Nostalgia

1378 Hertel Ave in Buffalo / (716) 844-8435

Modern Nostalgia is a woman’s clothing and accessories boutique full of trendy pieces.  Their unique clothing is a plus, but I’m most in love with their accessories.  My favorite piece right now? Their Buffalo nickel necklaces.  If you’re looking for something to catch the eyes of passersby’s, try a piece from Modern Nostalgia. Tip: check out the Makers Buffalo events often held at Mod Nos. Plus, they host free yoga classes on Thursdays.


New Buffalo Graphics

1417 Hertel Ave in Buffalo / (716) 885-5188

Looking for a sweatshirt, T-shirt or hat that will capture attention? The New Buffalo Graphics creates posters, clothing, hats, and cards to represent our frigid winters and our Buffalo teams.  I love seeing people crack a smile when I wear my smoky grey Sabres sweatshirt sporting two snow shovels where the swords usually are in the logo.


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Pasta Peddler's Hanging Pasta
Photo courtesy of Pasta Peddler

Pasta Peddler & Blackbird Sweets

1547 Hertel Ave in Buffalo / (716) 253-1115

The Pasta Peddler and Blackbird Sweets share a space at 1547 Hertel Ave.  This is a great spot to check out right after the Horsefeathers winter market. After you get a mouth full of Pasta Peddler’s gourmet artisan pasta, sauce, and raviolis, plain old boring pasta from the supermarket just won’t cut it anymore.  I love the red wine pasta and have been dying to sink my teeth into the stuffed hot pepper ravioli full of hot peppers, ricotta, mozzarella, provolone, asiago, onion, olive oil, salt, and pepper.  Hello cheese! Their selection of seasoned salts can spice up (literally) any meal. Blackbird Sweets is owned and operated by Andrea Amodeo, a professional cake artist and serves up some scrumptious cupcakes and treats.  Savor a cranberry orange white chocolate cupcake to give yourself a sugar rush that will help you finish your day of shopping on Hertel!


P.S. Accessories
Photo from P.S. Accessories’ Facebook

P.S. Accessories

1442 Hertel Ave in Buffalo / (716) 833-0678

P.S. Accessories is full of fun handbags, jewelry, clothing and more.  Everything comes around full circle I suppose, so apparently leg warmers are in again (according to my little sister).  I bought my sister the cutest burgundy leg warmers with buttons on top, so they poke out of her boots.  The best part is everything is affordable and fashionable.


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Shaker from Queen City Shaken and Stirred

Queen City Shaken and Stirred

1455 Hertel Ave in Buffalo / (716) 235-8085

We’ve already had the pleasure of guiding you through making your own Lockhouse Gin Fizz. And if you haven’t gotten around to it yet, believe me when I say a trip to this craft cocktail mecca will involuntarily move it to the top of your to do list. This cocktail supply shop is almost certain to have anything you’ll need to craft your own cocktail.  From a Hoffman Bar Spoon and bitters to fun bar glasses, shakers and books, explore the shop and start stocking your home bar for the party months to come!


Bedroom Styling at room buffalo
Photo from room buffalo’s website

room buffalo

1400 Hertel Ave in Buffalo / (716) 939-2692 

This luxury furniture boutique is the brianchild of Michael Poczkalski and David Brugh, offering classic contemporary styling for residential homes and commercial interiors. The shop was created to provide Buffalo with a beautiful collection of quality furniture and accessories from sustainable brands and eco-friendly designs. A visit to room on Hertel doesn’t end with the original concept – that is room. You’ll find their expansions to included babyroom, which offers Buffalo a “baby cool” option, and sprout, providing “all you need for Buffalo’s changing seasons”. As you can see, it’s well worth a trip and is certainly a must stop on a Hertel shopping spree.


Second Chic
Photo from Second Chic’s Facebook

Second Chic

1421 Hertel Ave in Buffalo / (716) 862-8222

Equally as stacked as it’s sister shop on Elmwood, this locally owned consignment shop has a lot to offer. It’s the kind of second-hand store that takes it upon themselves to showcase what they’ve got through Facebook and Instagram and right in store. They don’t over crowd the racks so that it’s impossible to find anything and they take pride in knowing that the items they stock have a lot left to give. Great prices, great options, friendly staff and style. What more can you ask for in a consignment shop? Oh and by the way, rumor has it they’re opening a third store in Williamsville.


Wine Rack from The Painted House
Photo from The Painted House’s Facebook

The Painted House

1478 Hertel Ave in Buffalo / (716) 425-1575

The Painted House features artfully refurbished furniture, decorations to add that wow factor to your place, and fun gifts.  Their colorful jar candles will fill your place with yummy scents and add a pop of color to any room.


The Second Reader Bookshop
Photo by Jessica Kelly

The Second Reader BookshopUsed Books

1419 Hertel Ave in Buffalo / (716) 862-0001

When you visit this used bookstore, be prepared to spend some time.  Allow yourself an afternoon to dust off a few good books and do some digging.  It’s fun to get lost exploring the options!  I know we’re in the midst of the “age of the Kindle,” but there’s nothing quite like finding a new story that you maybe wouldn’t have thought to search for online.


Village Beer Merchant North

Fine Beers, Gourmet Specialties & More

1535 Hertel Ave in Buffalo ‎/ (716) 768-1436

The VBM North is home to more than hundreds of specialty beers and gourmet accoutrements. Next time you find yourself at the corner of Wellington and Hertel, check out the awesome selection of beers at Village Beer Merchant North.  They even sell Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale!  Sticky…Toffee…Pudding…ALE!  Side note, if you’ve never tried the Sticky Toffee Pudding dessert at The Black Sheep, you’re missing out on the best dessert ever. We recommend you fix that immediately.


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