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‘Just’… Vintage!

It’s hard to believe that Allentown has been without a vintage clothing store until this point. It took the retro visions of Jessie Dodge (photo) and Mary Parker to bring a business called ‘Just’ to the bohemian district. To walk into the boutique is to walk into a world of trippy colorful dresses and skirts, boots and sunglasses, belts and shirts. The two owners should be commended for not only stocking one-of-a-kind treasures for the ladies, but also for including some great shirts, ties, belts and hats for the guys. Don’t think that this is just a hodgepodge of throwaways, rather it is a thoughtful collection of unique hand-me-downs that have stood the test of time and are ready for yet another life.

Not only is this business green, since the clothing is all recycled, the owners also give partial proceeds to charities such as the City Mission, animal shelters and the Nature Conservancy. More than anything else, a visit to ‘Just’ is just plain fun. The clothing ranges from everyday ensembles to funky party favorites. I picked up a cool belt buckle (cheap!) for myself while a fellow shopper snagged the bright yellow vintage raincoat displayed in the front window. It’s great to see vintage in Allentown once more, along with the various other fashion destinations that dot Allen Street.

70 Allen Street (next to Fiddle Heads)
Buffalo NY

Hours: 11-5pm Wed-Sat


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Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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