Now that we're in October, we're looking forward to the holiday shopping season. October and November also feature great fall sales events at stores, so you know that Buffalonians will be taking advantage of that over the next few weeks and months.

One of the things that makes Buffalo so special is the great mix of both national retailers and local retailers. The local retailers are what separates Buffalo from most other regions of the country.

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We have both mom & pop shops, but also some pretty big local retailers that are part of the fabric of the community.

I spent a lot of time at many of these stores growing up, since my mom loved (and still does) to shop at them. It could be retailers who sell clothes, antiques and gift ideas. They're also also grocery stores that keep Buffalo stocked up on food and supplies at any time of the year.

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