Shopping in Jamestown

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Since 1910, Hallmark has stocked its shelves with a wide variety of greeting cards, gifts, and thoughtful keepsakes. Patrons can write a formal request for better candy from neighbors with Halloween greeting cards ($0.99+ each) or record a personalized greeting card to document a baby's first words in English or made-up baby language. Keepsake ornaments ($9.95+) inspired by the memorable Peanuts comic strip feature Snoopy, Lucy, and Charlie Brown decked out in Halloween costumes, and a variety of scrapbook kits and photo albums help to preserve memories without having to pickle the brain. A large selection of wrapping paper, ribbons, and bags encloses gifts in layers of festivity.

318 E Fairmount Ave
Lakewood,
NY
US

For more than a century, the Woodbury family has tilled the rich, porous soil of the Fredonia area to craft one-of-a-kind, flavorful wines from homegrown grapes. The vineyard’s serene surroundings—from the doting shelter of the nearby Allegheny uplands to the temperate words of encouragement from Lake Erie—work together to rear aromatic, mature, and emotionally balanced crops. Sippers may indulge in the complex flavors of a full-bodied cabernet ($24/bottle), the peppery floral notes of the Gewürztraminer ($24/bottle), or the regional sweetness of a niagara ($9.50). In addition to bottling up high-quality grape juice, the expert vintners at Woodbury shake down local orchards for refreshing fruit wines, such as a tastefully tart cranberry ($12) or delicate apple ($12), simultaneously capable of banishing thin-skinned doctors and impressing teachers with its semidry personality and ability to rinse chalkboards.

3215 S Roberts Rd
Fredonia,
NY
US

The walls and racks at Teaching Touches bring order to an enormous collection of activity books, science experiments, teaching tools, and more. Friendly, knowledgeable staff members guide education professionals and parents through a heady maze of bingo games, in which students are introduced to time telling, addition, vowels, and more ($9.99+), before reaching the grove of colossal-size classroom posters, featuring inspirational classics such as Open for learning, Are you making progress?, and You’re doing an interesting job dressing yourself ($15.49 for a combo pack of six). The Mulplication Rock DVD ($19.99) teaches kids math through music, and Games to Go let kids learn anywhere, from road trips to Red Rover breaks ($22.99+). Give nascent imaginations a concrete outlet with PlayFoam, which equips young sculptors with the power to replicate Michelangelo's David or craft unflattering busts of their pediatricians.

1846 W 26th St
Erie,
PA
US

This high-end resale shop stocks its racks with new and slightly used stylish merchandise. Carrying sizes from 0–26, as well as petites and maternity clothes, Clothes Mentor supplies the raw materials for women of any body type to radiate glamour like a countess caught in a solar storm. Name-brand jewelry ($3+), purses from Vera Bradley ($35), and boots by Liz Claiborne ($15) share space with brands such as J. Crew, Banana Republic, Gap, and Ann Taylor, giving fashion-forward, budget-conscious women a multitude of options for reinvigorating their wardrobes. Clothes Mentor’s experienced buyers pay cash for gently used, high-quality items, keeping store shelves buzzing with a steady influx of fresh arrivals.

7200 Peach St
Erie,
PA
US

Milestones outfits newborns and toddlers sizes 0–16 with fashionable gently used apparel and toys. Most name-brand ensembles tip the money scales at under $10, so parents spend less while accommodating their child’s daily costume changes, allowing kindergarteners to arrive at school as a fairy princess, prepare for hide-and-seek at recess in urban-camo gear, and morph into an accountant in time for basic math. Corners of creativity designated for age-appropriate games and interest-specific toys gather to vie for the attention of kids outgrowing toys as fast as they outgrow their Osh Koshes. Infant equipment such as baby cages, diaper genies, and nursing pillows claim an entire room to themselves and seasonal threads line the store’s wall to entice tiny swimmers and future roller-derby queens.

3735 W Lake Rd
Erie,
PA
US

Tom Karle & Son Traditional Clothiers outfits dapper chaps in exquisitely tailored sartorial selections that traverse the divide between board room and clubhouse with nary a problem. Tom Karle’s elegantly outfitted garmentmongers cull traditional dress clothing and sportswear from brands including Jack Victor, Cutter & Buck, Gitman Brothers, Peter Millar, and Allen Edmonds. They also proudly purvey custom suits, shirts, and sexy teapot covers handmade by their full-time in-house tailor. Vestments include sport coats starting at $45, ties starting at $45, socks starting at $13, and belts starting at $40. Sportswear by Cutter & Buck and Bobby Jones cuts a handsome figure on the golf course, out on the town, or while traversing a shopping mall’s complex series of escalators ($50–$295).

2612 W 8th St
Erie,
PA
US