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The Houdini Dress: 6 Ways for Halloween! It's MAGICal!

Posted Julie Ann Davis Crafts & home Halloween

I love a good basic dress. You might think that The Houdini Striped Swing Dress isn't a Little Black Dress so it's NOT basic, but it truly is! I always say stripes are a neutral, especially black and white stripes! Here are the many ways you can wear this dress for Halloween by adding a couple accessories, and then wear later as just a striped dress.

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Rockabilly Greg & Buffalo Music

Posted Julie Ann Davis Behind the scenes Lifestyle Local Music

When were you first interested in rockabilly music? I was born in the mid 60’s. Growing up in that era and I had access to all of the variety shows at the time that included artists like Glen Campbell, Mac Davis, Dean Martin, Johnny Cash, Sonny and Cher, Donnie and Marie, Hee Haw and many more. Many evenings were filled watching these programs and all of the great music segments. On Saturday mornings, after cartoons were over, American Bandstand and Soul Train came on. And, AM radio was popular, for the most part, and you could hear many different genres...

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Waist Not, Want...Not?

Posted Julie Ann Davis Fashion Food Lifestyle Style Vintage

Some of the blogs I've written are based on real life questions I get from customers, and this one is no different. Since Cats Like Us started carrying vintage clothing one of the more frequent questions I get asked from the ladies is, "Why are waist measurements so small on vintage clothes?"

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The Lovely Buckminster Cat Cafe

Posted Julie Ann Davis Beer Behind the scenes Cats Food Local

I knew the Buckminster Cat Cafe was opening soon, as the owner Molly stopped in my shop Cats Like Us last summer and we were in communication about cross promotion. Well they finally opened in November and our family holiday obligations calmed down, so we stopped in for a visit! It was awesome! We paired up for a little cross-promo too!

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Your Vintage Wedding!

Posted Julie Ann Davis Fashion Lifestyle Vintage

I often get asked, "Where can I find vintage wedding dresses?" Here's a short blog about that (hint: you can find them at Cats Like Us!) As the saying goes... Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. We can cover three out of four, sorry you can't borrow from us. If you did, we wouldn't be able to stay open! Let's start with the "old" shall we? The dresses listed here are true vintage, and some may be a little unconventional, but I know if you're reading this YOU'RE not conventional! It's YOUR wedding, so make it your...

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CLU Gift Guide 2019

Posted Julie Ann Davis

We know people can sometimes be hard to buy for... Well you're in luck -- Cats Like Us wasn't awarded Best Funky Accessories for nothing! Here's a blog to get you inspired and shopping for that special someone. For Him Stick with a classic gift ~ ties! We have a wide assortment of Vintage & Retro Ties, everything from a conservative stripe to novelty print. Starting at $18, they are a safe investment and if you buy vintage, you are doing a small part in saving the planet by recycling!  Want to "up" the tie game? Add a vintage Tie Bar or...

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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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Cats Like Us Halloween Mix

Posted Julie Ann Davis Halloween Music

If you visit Cats Like Us anytime in October you're likely to hear our Halloween mix playing. We often get asked for our playlist -- so here is our collection of the best of the best kooky-spooky tunes that help keep us sane thru the holiday season! We have included YouTube videos of some of our favorites. Enjoy and have a wonderful Halloween everyone! ~Andrew   Halloween Mix   Sheb Wooley - The Purple People Eater Screaming Lord Sutch - Jack the Ripper Various Artists - The Twilight Zone 4 Flops - Trick Or Treat The Misfits - Halloween Harry...

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Halloween with the CLU Retro Collection

Posted Julie Ann Davis Fashion Halloween Lifestyle

Here at Cats Like Us we are always thinking about Halloween and it's time to take a look at our Retro Collection! What fun costumes can we come up with? Well here's some inspiration for 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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