Modern Nostalgia is Completely Changing the Way Buffalo Shops



Written by Lauren Spoth

Published on July 19, 2016


Warning: this article is about one of ours and Oprah’s favorite things… SHOOOOOPPIIIIIIIINNGGG!

The Buffalo shopping scene has been getting better and better over the years ~halleloo~ and our closets, houses, and pets are all the flyer for it. With so many places to choose from these days it’s great when local shops can come together in one place for your shopping pleasure. With this in mind, Modern Nostalgia decided the shoppers of Buffalo and Western New York needed a place to find multiple local businesses all operating under the same roof…and thus their function collaborative “Lifestyle Shop” was born!
Ever scroll through Instagram and wish you dressed/had the apartment of/had the life of all those fashion bloggers you follow (read: stalk)? Modern Nostalgia, or Mod Nos as it’s lovingly called, is one of those places where you walk in and immediately need everything. And we mean EVERYTHING. Because it looks exactly like where those fashion bloggers you stalk must shop. Mod Nos curates the clothes, jewelry, bags, prints, postcards, home accessories, and everything in between with lots of TLC so when you shop there you know you’re getting the best of the best/cutest of the cute. Mod Nos also carries lots of amazing local brands like Buffalo Book Arts, Pegs Hardware, Little Pearl Big City, Once and For All, Hemingway, Ian Michael Co, and Zandra which makes our hearts flutter #shoplocal. Plus with a wide range of brands and products like this there’s something for everyone’s style and budget. AKA exactly what we’re looking for in a shopping experience. Get in loser we’re going shopping.
But wait, there’s more! Local favorites Makers, Love in Motion, Wrafterbuilt, and Emerson James Inc. all call the Mod Nos space home-base. The inspiration to create this function collaborative Lifestyle Shop together with other great local businesses came about by Mod Nos’ desire to constantly evolve and bring newness to their ever evolving customer (hint: that’s you). From Makers’ Mini Maker Camps to yoga sessions to furniture and lighting fixtures, there is truly something for everyone at Mod Nos. Never heard of one/two/any of the aforementioned businesses? Nbd, you can check out the amazing things they have to offer by just going to *one* store. They literally couldn’t have made this any easier or cooler for us.
Sparknotes: Mod Nos is a one-stop-shop filled with a bunch of Western New York businesses that fulfills all of your shopping needs. Also the layout of the collaborative is one giant #houseinspo/#waredrobeinspo/#lifeinspo trio so plan on wanting to live here because it’s adorable.

Modern Nostalgia

Address: 1376 Hertel Ave / Hertel / North Buffalo | 716-844-8435
Hours: Monday-Tuesday: 11:00 – 5:00; Wednesday – Friday: 11:00 – 7:00; Saturday: 11:00 – 6:00 Sunday: 11:00 – 4:00

What you’ll find at Modern Nostalgia:

Modern Nostalgia

Modern Nostalgia aka “Mod Nos” features effortlessly stylish women’s and men’s clothing and accessories – featuring local, indie and national designers. We are classic with a twist, and many of the items are chosen with the intent of transitioning through multiple seasons. Our goal is to make every closet new again! Check out their featured brands


Makers is a DIY workshop offering modern craft, evolving classes and events fit for everyone.

With the mindset that art has many faces, Makers believes that by tapping into your creative side you will find new ways of expression and relaxation. Class Schedule and More

Love in Motion

“Life inspires practice, practice inspires life.” Kathleen of Love in Motion is a movement junkie who lives, breathes and teaches yoga in Buffalo, NY. Her goal is to share with you her experiences and inspirations, on and off the mat. Weekly yoga classes: Wed 6-7 pm and Fri 8:15-9:15 am at Modern Nostalgia; Sunday 10:30 am and Mon 8:15 pm at Revolution. Follow Kathleen’s adventures


Wrafterbuilt is a custom carpentry and design studio located in Buffalo, NY. Working with reclaimed wood to rejuvenate homes in and around the city they love. They also work to create custom interior carpentry and cabinetry, architectural salvage and furniture made from materials that have been locally reclaimed. More information here

Emerson James Inc.

Emerson James Inc. exists to create custom designed products for your custom life and your business. Fixtures that will not only bring you light, but a new understanding and appreciation of the space in which in they shine. Mixing high quality new lamp parts along with reclaimed steel, lumber, and vintage pieces to produce one of a kind lamps, sconces, pendants and chandeliers. More information here

Check out Modern Nostalgia, Makers, Love in Motion, Wrafterbuilt, and Emerson James Inc. at their uber cool North Buffalo store located at 1376 Hertel Ave. Bonus: it’s near tons of great bars, restaurants, and other shops! Group-text your friends “girls’ day” like, now.
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Written by <a href="" target="_self">Lauren Spoth</a>

Written by Lauren Spoth

Lauren is the Creative Marketing Director at Step Out Buffalo aka the person who posts all those memes on social. A lover of Buffalo, food, travel, and animals, she can usually be found trying different local restaurants while planning her next adventure and asking passersby if she can pet their dog. Follow her dog-petting adventures on Instagram @laurenspoth
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