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2011 ‘Buy Local’ Holiday Shopping: Day 22 – Chic and Sweet

Now that Christmas is only a few days away, I though that it would be nice to cover a business where you can cover a couple of bases. Chic an Sweet, one of Hertel’s newest fashion boutiques, carries practical and hip everyday wear as well as fun seasonal selections. Don’t forget that New Years is just around the corner, and that’s the time to spice up an outfit. If you want to learn more about Sweet and Chic, you may want to check out this BRO article that came out over the summer. In the meantime, it’s time to get down to business to see what’s hot this holiday season, and get the scoop on the shop’s choice selection.

What’s Hot:
Right now, it’s all about the shiny trench coat. Made by Coffee Shop, this outerwear is light weight, yet offers protection from the elements. Perfect for heading out on the town, or spicing up a work outfit. As you can see, these coats are easy to accessorize, which means that really are practical due to their simple-yet-sopjisticated nature. Whether you’re looking for the modern or the retro, these trench coats will have you covered. Priced to sell at $84.
Shop Pick: 
So what are you wearing for New Years this year? According to the staff at Chic and Sweet, this is the year for fun party tops. Did you know that sequins are in? They add a reflective splash to these tops that make them perfect for an office party or dancing at your favorite club. In the photo below (l-r), we see a top by Arc and Company for $48, one by Freeway for $60 and a top by Oxmo for $95. These tops are soft and flowy and are perfect to wear with a pair of skinny black jeans or leggings with boots.
Chic and Sweet
1453 Hertel Avenue, 
Buffalo, NY 14216
While you’re there:
Why not pop across the street and venture into CooCooU, one of the best vintage retro shops around. CooCooU is filled with all sorts of one of a kind finds that are all authentic and diverse. From tables and chairs to musical instruments and gnarly scooters, there’s a reason that CooCooU has been around as long as it has. If you’re looking for the real thing… no imitations, then you have to stop in to see all of the fantastic offerings.
1478 Hertel Ave
Buffalo, NY 14216-2838
(716) 837-3385
Bonus Stop:
Who can resist La Dolce Vita. While you’re in the neighborhood, why not bring you appetite for a homemade soup of the day and a margherita pizza? Or a panini with prosciutto, sopressata, spicy capicola, provolone cheese with kalamata olive spread? Yum! Or, if you’re not in the mood for a meal, then simply stop by for a cup of coffee and an authentic Italian dessert?
La Dolce Vita
1472 Hertel Ave
Buffalo, NY 14216-2838
(716) 446-5690
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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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