Cats Like Us Blog — Behind the Scenes

Cats Like Us Celebrating 10 Years!!!

Posted Julie Ann Davis Behind the scenes Halloween

Cats Like Us made it! After 5 years we thought that was quite an accomplishment, but we are on 10! We've been through quite a bit. So far we have survived our building being hit by a car, trademark infringement (someone stole our logo), two commercials, hosting many MANY in-store events, fighting to get a park bench out front, finding "treasures" on said bench, being audited, a leaky roof, ten Canal Fests (Tonawantonians understand), becoming part of #retroblocktonawanda, pivoting to sell vintage in addition to retro, winning several Artvoice and Buffalo Spree awards, and much more! A GIANT THANK YOU...

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Halloween Specials with Sweet Heart Pinup!

Posted Julie Ann Davis Behind the scenes Lifestyle Local

I'm so honored to be surrounded by talented business owners on our #RetroBlockTonawanda, and Sweet Heart Pinup is the place to be this spooky season! 

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Chevygrrl Our Halloween Pinup!

Posted Julie Ann Davis Behind the scenes Halloween Lifestyle Local

The lovely lady featured in our Everyday is Halloween Collection banner is Chevygrrl. Known locally for founding the Nickel City Dolls and as an internationally published pinup, we decided to get to know her a little more! Photo: Sweet Heart Pinup What's the story behind your pinup name? My Name is Anjie, but in the pinup world I go by Chevygrrl. Back in 1995, I bought my first classic car, a 1972 Chevelle. Also around this time was the wonderful world of the AOL chatroom and I needed a handle. One of my customers at the bar I was working...

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Behind The Scenes at Sweet Heart Pinup Studio

Posted Andrea P Behind the scenes Local

Here at Cats Like Us, we enjoy having in store events that feature fellow business owners, artists, and musicians from Western New York. This February 3rd 2018 from 11am to 3:30pm we will have Destiny from Sweet Heart Pin Up Studio (located just down the street from Cats Like Us) joining us again in-store to book sessions and answer questions for prospective clients. She's easy to recommend -- a real pro and sweet heart herself!  We sat down with Destiny to learn more about her life, what inspires her, and how she approaches photography.   How long have you been a...

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The First Annual Retro Ladies Day!

Posted Julie Ann Davis Behind the scenes Lifestyle Local Style

On Saturday May 27, 2017 I was lucky enough to attend the 1st Annual Retro Ladies Day held by the Salt City Belles and Beaus at the Barnes Hiscock Mansion in Syracuse, NY. Only a two and a half hour drive from Buffalo, Destiny from Sweet Heart Pinup (just up the street from Cats Like Us) and I felt it was a no-brainer to attend. After all, it would give us an excuse to wear fancy vintage hats and gloves. There was even a complimentary glass of champagne, hors d’oeuvres, and a swag bag from the Salt City ladies included in...

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