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Best Niagara Falls Shopping

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Niagara Fall's best shopping can be found in nearby Lewiston, especially for lovers of homey crafts, scented candles, jars of jams, preserves and other typical "north country" goods. Of course you can pick up tons of memorabilia to commemorate your trip to the falls—the city's awash in T-shirts, hats, cups and more. For real bargains, though, it's the famous Fashion Outlets mall. That's where you'll find the real deals on high-end designer goods. Canadian residents of Niagara have been known to cross the border just for a chance to shop there.

Bee Hive

Neighborhood: Lewiston

Create your own special Niagara keepsake at Bee Hive, which is equal parts crafts studio and pottery store. The friendly owners, "Mr. and Mrs. B," give frequent classes on pottery making to local kids and adults—you might walk in on a session yourself. Even if you don't actually cast your own piece of pottery, you can buy one and decorate it as you will, or just peruse the shelves for what's already been put together by someone else.

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Little Yellow Chocolate House

Neighborhood: Lewiston

While you’re shopping for some sweet treat to carry home as a gift, indulge your sweet tooth with some ice cream stuffed with sponge candy, a signature, syrupy treat flavored with molasses. The over-the-top dessert is an addictive pleasure, one that keeps everyone coming back to co-owner Jonathan Boas's rickety little shop in Lewiston. He does stock basic groceries, as well, but everyone pretty much comes for the deep, dark chocolatey treats, like maple fudge, peanut-butter fudge, and vanilla praline, plus decadent chocolate-covered cookies that he and his wife serve fresh daily, which make for a short-lived Niagara Falls souvenir.

Fine Antiques

Neighborhood: Lewiston

Marked by a sign in the shape of an old boot, Fine Antiques is bursting with aged bric-a-brac. To find something appealing in this Niagara Falls shop, you need to have a taste for turn-of-the-century home goods, like quaint salt, pepper, flour and sugar holders or ornate, Tiffany-inspired desk lamps. As much as you may not want to carry something like that home with you, it's still fun to look at the extensive collection—and who knows, you may find an old figurine or first edition book that catches your fancy.

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Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA

Neighborhood: Downtown Niagara Falls
There's a veritable cascade of bargains to be found at Fashion Outlets, an indoor and outdoor mall full of discount offerings from such high-end designers as Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Burberry, Liz Claiborne and Saks Fifth Avenue’s OFF 5th Outlet. There are also discount shops for more casual brands like Banana Republic, Eddie Bauer, Timberland and Coach. The mega-mall is not far from the airport, within the Niagara Falls business district, making it an easy stop to hit on your way in or out of town.

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George Edwards Jewelers

Neighborhood: Downtown Niagara Falls

If you're going to get married in Niagara Falls, you have to have a ring. This local jeweler offers a mix of antique rings and family heirloom rings, mostly bought from estate sales or purchased directly from owners, as well as newer, more fashionable creations. There's plenty of other jewelry to choose from as well: earrings, necklaces, bracelets and more, and customers can also request items done in a specific design. For a really over-the-top memento, bring in a favorite picture and it can be engraved into a bracelet charm for you.

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