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Stop by Scoop Shop during Elmwood’s Sip ‘n Shop

scoop-buffalo-ny-shop-3A consignment shop that opened in 1945 at 648 Auburn Avenue just off Elmwood – Scoop Shop – feels like it’s been there forever and completely new at the same time. That’s because every time you go in, there are new “pre-loved” clothing items. There are also shoppers to share the “dress up” experience, provided by the warm and enthusiastic presence of owner, Wendie Reed. Despite the sign out front that says it’s a Women’s Consignment shop, there are both women’s and men’s clothing, from cashmere sweaters to gowns and disco shirts, and even four button suits. If you need a warm winter coat, you can find one there and if you need a place to consign clothing you no longer wear, this is the place.

Wendie Reed dresses up
Wendie Reed dresses up

It’s apparent that Wendie loves what she does, especially socializing with people who come into the store. She is the third owner of Scoop Shop in its more than 70 year history. This is how she describes her work, “Owning a consignment store is like Christmas every day. I never know what treasures my clients will bring me, and once I receive them, I get the joy of seeing someone choose to take them home.”

scoop-buffalo-ny-shop-2We know that shopping local is both a fun and community-conscious thing to do. We also know that cleaning out our closets is a good thing – especially before the holidays. It’s out with the old and in with the new! Wendie receives clothes on consignment by appointment only; call the store at 716-885-2306. Why not combine socializing and socially responsible behavior while meeting shop owners like Wendie?

For an afternoon of fun and meeting other shoppers, Wendie hosts Sunday dress up day where anyone can stop by to try on clothes and get their picture taken. All are welcome.

Wendie expresses her community commitment by supporting local artists. She is currently featuring Stacey Smith’s line of handmade jewelry, Nox Corvum.


On Friday, November 11th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Scoop Shop, you can meet artist Stacey Smith, shop, and enjoy a glass of sangria. It’s the “Sip ‘n Shop” event in the Elmwood Village. During the Friday evening event, you can visit several stores including Anna Grace, Shoefly, Bureau, Urban, Her Story, Thin Ice, Buffalo Fleece, Fern and Arrow, Ro, and Vania and David. Make a night of it!

Scoop Shop | 648 Auburn Avenue | Buffalo, NY 14222 | (716) 885-2306 | Twitter | Facebook

Written by Judith Frizlen

Judith Frizlen

Judith Frizlen is the founder of the Rose Garden Early Childhood Center and author of Words for Parents, Words for Teachers and Caregivers and Unpacking Guilt, a Mother's Journey to Freedom. Books and blogposts are on her website at She is a fan of early childhood, urban architecture and the revitalization of Buffalo.

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