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Cats Like Us Nominated for Best Vintage/Thrift Store!

Posted Andy Davis Behind the scenes Local Vintage

Big thanks to everyone who nominated us! We have been nominated for Best Vintage/Thrift store in The Best of 716 poll! Last year we won this category, and with your help we can do it again! Vote for your favorites here (hopefully that's us!)    

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Monster Matt's Garage Ts Are Here!

Posted Andy Davis Classic cars Fashion Halloween Local

  We couldn't be more excited!   Our new line of Kooky-Spooky Ts, expertly printed locally and featuring exclusive original artwork by "Monster" Matt Patterson, are now available in-store and online!   Also known as "the man of 1000 bad monster jokes", Matt is an artist and award-winning author that resides in Western New York. He's known for his one-of-a-kind sculpted monster masks and love of horror movies.   Cats Like Us is proud to produce Matt's exclusive classic movie monsters as wearable art! The hang tag on the shirts feature the original artwork the shirt is derived from too!...

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Unexpected Donation From Frontiersmen VFW POST 7545!

Posted Andy Davis Cats Local

We had a very pleasant surprise the other day. The head of the Frontiersmen VFW POST 7545 Tonawanda NY stopped in to present us with a check for The SPCA Serving Erie County, NY We are always happy to support the Frontiersmen's breakfasts and car shows, and they wanted to do something for us that was near and dear to our hearts. "In appreciation for all Cats Like Us does to support the community and our post- we’re happy to support causes that are important to them, and now the SPCA Serving Erie County will be able to take care...

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CLU Featured by Visit Buffalo Niagara!

Posted Andy Davis Local

Our little #retroblocktonawanda got a nice write up from @visitbuffaloniagara be sure to check it out!

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CLU Photo Included in CEPA Gallery Exhibition by Stephen Gabris

Posted Andy Davis Art Behind the scenes Local

  We are thrilled to have one of our recent photographs by Stephen Gabris in an exhibit at CEPA gallery! (In case you missed it, Stephen's photography was featured in Buffalo Spree Magazine's article about us, located here.) "Stephen Gabris“ Four Years, One Hundred and Eighty Portraits” opens Friday, January 14th from 6p-8p at CEPA Gallery 617 Main St # 201, Buffalo, NY 14203 and runs through Feb 28th. CEPA Gallery page here More about Stephen Gabris here Cats Like Us article featuring Stephen's photography (and more great photos) here

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2022 Buffalo Bombshells Calendar

Posted Julie Ann Davis Local Pinup

  ** Calendar is no longer available in store. If you would like to purchase a copy please contact Elizabeth Snyder Photography directly here. ** Filled with classic pinups in the style of the cheesecake artists from the 1950s, this 2022 Buffalo Bombshells Calendar makes a great gift for you or a friend! We were happy to help Elizabeth Snyder Photography outfit her models in clothes from Cats Like Us! It's $20 and 100% of the sales go toward Crisis Services. ** Calendar is no longer available in store. If you would like to purchase a copy please contact Elizabeth...

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The Retro Block is no longer a secret!

Posted Andy Davis Behind the scenes Lifestyle Local

Cats Like Us and our Retro Block (city of Tonawanda Main Street) was featured in Buffalo Rising! Checkout the very nice article here A Retro Block in Main Street USA. Thank you BR!     Photo: Newell Nussbaumer

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Best of 716 Names Cats Like Us Best Vintage & Thrift Shop!

Posted Andy Davis Local Vintage

Have you heard? The Buffalo News has awarded Cats Like Us Best Vintage & Thrift Shop in their Best of 716 poll... and also made "Favorite" status for a mention as a favorite for Best Women's Clothing! We're thrilled! A huge thank you to everyone who voted for us!!

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Julie Ann is a guest judge for The first Nickel City Dolls Sponsored Pin-Up contest!

Posted Andy Davis Behind the scenes Local Pinup

Cats Like Us will be closed THIS Saturday August 28th, as Julie Ann is a guest judge for The first Nickel City Dolls Sponsored Pin-Up contest! More information on their Facebook event page here:   Update The pinup contest was a great success! Many thanks to Nickel City Dolls for inviting Julie Ann to be a judge! (Photo: Pamela Widger) The outfits were outstanding! (Photo: Pamela Widger)  

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Behind the Scenes at the Best of WNY Photo Shoot

Posted Andy Davis Behind the scenes Local

The photographer for the Best of WNY event ( has made all our photos available! For a behind the scenes look, check out the gallery here You can read more about our award for BEST VINTAGE here!

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