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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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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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Halloween with the CLU Vintage Collection!!!

Posted Julie Ann Davis

It's never too early to start planning Halloween costumes. Here's a little inspiration using some of the vintage pieces from our Cats Like Us Vintage Collection. What's great about vintage and retro clothes and accessories is that you can play them up for Halloween, but style them different to wear throughout the year!  Channel your inner Joan Crawford with this 1940s LBD! Add a half updo and a sparkly bracelet and you're a star darling! But please no wire hangers.     June Cleaver was known for keeping the home on Leave it to Beaver spotless in her pearls and full...

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Vintage Easter!

Posted Julie Ann Davis Style

Spring is here and we're taking a step back in time to see how Easter was celebrated in the 1950s!  The Fashion: Easter was a time for family photos wearing matching outfits. Look at all the coordination going on! Mother and daughters in their matching Easter dresses.    The Food: The Easter ham.....with French's Mustard. Can't forget the candy for the Easter baskets! And making a Easter egg cake.  And the Easter Bunny: Hey kids, I would be crying too. Haha! Happy Easter and Merry Spring!!

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AAAAH! What to do and wear at VIVA!

Posted Julie Ann Davis Fashion Lifestyle Music Style Tiki

With VIVA LAS VEGAS ROCKABILLY WEEKENDED less than 2 weeks away, we can't help but notice all the "first time what do I wear/do" posts on Facebook. Never fear guys and gals, we're here to share a few tips we have learned in our many trips to the event. What to do at VIVA The VIVA Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender itself is jam packed, so there's always something to do! It might seem obvious, but read the program and get a lay of the land, and the schedule of events and bands. Some vendors put discount codes in there too!...

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Yipes?! Stripes!

Posted Julie Ann Davis Fashion Style

For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved stripes. I don’t know what it is that always draws me to them, so today I’ve decided to explore my obsession. Is it the slightly artsy beatnik flair of black and white stripes?  Is it the slick pairing of stripes that matches everything without being too over the top? Is it the contrasting colors in parallel lines that are classic and never go out of style? Is it that it’s a print without really being a print? Is it looking like being in the French navy? I would have to say...

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Where to Find Vintage Style Shoes?

Posted Julie Ann Davis

Many of the blogs we write come from conversations with customers in Cats Like Us... and this one is no different. I often get asked where you can buy vintage looking shoes. True vintage shoes are hard to come by because people wore them out. Often the leather is cracked, vinyl peeling, soles disintegrating, and sizes are short and narrow... But do not despair... there are a lot of companies making reproduction, and vintage looking shoes today! Here are my suggestions for places to find vintage style shoes along with a vintage photo reference. Classic Style Naturalizer has been my...

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