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BRO Holiday Shopping Guide 2013: Second Chic

This holiday season I’m going to feature a shop or a gift every day until Christmas. While I was going to concentrate on one gift a day, this is the time of year that I tend to find a few general retail surprises along the way. Like Second Chic on Elmwood Avenue – a second hand clothing boutique that has expanded a number of times and now occupies almost the entire Neighborhood Collective. Not only has the store continued to expand into all corners of the building from its original designated room, the endless selection of merchandise is finely displayed and easy to browse. Second Chic has turned into an extremely impressive shop, and thankfully adds a needed splash of vintage and recycled fashions to the street.


This consignment shop brings both women’s and men’s gently used contemporary and vintage clothing and accessories to Elmwood. Whether you’re looking for purses or shoes, jewelry or coats, Second Chic is packed with great finds, just waiting for a holiday shopping visit. Not to mention that it’s located in the heart of the Elmwood Village, across from the booming Lexington Co-op.

When you shop at a consignment shop, remember that you are saving money and supporting green living. Recycle, reuse and save money while you’re at it!


While you’re visiting Second Chic, be sure to stop into Taste of Siam, a Thai restaurant that is located in front of the consignment shop (learn more). Taste of Siam is relatively new to the street, but offers up consistently delicious cuisine and is one of the most beautiful restaurant settings in the city.

A stop over to Second Chic, with a wrap up lunch or dinner at Taste of Siam, is a one-two punch that makes shopping and dining on Elmwood a memorable experience.

Second Chic | 810 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, New York 14222 | (716) 882-8222 | Facebook

Taste of Siam | 810 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo NY 14222 | (716) 886-0746



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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