Shop Local Rochester

100+ Places to Shop Locally

Shopping locally is about discovering interesting items and experiences that are uniquely Rochester. It’s also about supporting small businesses which directly impact the lives of our families, friends, and neighbors.

Rochester and its surrounding villages are home to talented individuals who operate boutiques, confectioneries, and novelty and artisan gift shops. You can find items created with care and attention to detail, whether a piece of jewelry, hand-crafted chocolates, fine art, a craft beverage, or a farm-to-table meal.

In addition to supporting the local economy, shopping locally also helps to build a sense of community. When you visit these businesses, you’ll have the opportunity to meet the owners and learn more about their craft. You might even make some new friends along the way!

So, the next time you’re out and about in Rochester or its surrounding villages, check out a few regional specialties. You’ll be supporting the local community in the process.

This list of local shops is ever-changing, so please let us know if you have a favorite local, family-owned, or small business in the comments below or contact me directly.

City of Rochester

Little Button Craft
Little Button Craft
  1. Aaron’s Alley
  2. Abode
  3. Akimbo Bookshop
  4. Anderson Alley Artists
  5. Andy’s Candies 
  6. Archimage
  7. Arena’s
  8. Arlene’s Costumes
  9. The Artful Gardener  
  10. Artisans Annex
  11. Craft Company No.6
  12. The Creator’s Hands
  13. Eastman Museum
  14. F. Olivers
  15. Gods N Gladiators
  16. Rochester Greenovation
  17. Hedonist Artisan Chocolates
  18. Hipocampo Children’s Books
  19. A Horse with Wings improbable beautiful things
  20. Hungerford Artisans
  21. Image City Photography Gallery
  22. Joe Bean Roasters
  23. Laughing Gull Chocolates 
  24. The Library Store
  25. Little Button Craft
  26. Living Roots Wine & Co
  27. Mood Makers
  28. Memorial Art Gallery
  29. More Fire Glass Studio
  30. The Op Shop
  31. Parkleigh
  32. Record Archive
  33. ReHouse Architectural Salvage
  34. Rochester Museum and Science Center
  35. Rochester Public Market
  36. Salty Boutique
  37. Shop Peppermint
  38. Small World Books
  39. Statement
  40. Stever’s Candy 
  41. The Strong National Museum of Play
  42. Transit Apparel
  43. useless objects
  44. Warehouse 127
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Monroe County


  1. Eleventh Hour Gifts  
  2. Panache Vintage & Finer Consignment  
  3. Tree Town Cafe (nearly Penfield)
Bittersweet in Brockport


  1. Bittersweet
  2. Lift Bridge Book Shop
The Glue Factory
The Glue Factory


  1. The Glue Factory Gift Shop
  2. Amish Outlet & Gift Shop
Main Street Mercantile
Main Street Mercantile


  1. Affaire de Chocolat
  2. Another Chapter Bookstore
  3. Corner Bookstore
  4. Lollypop Farm
  5. Main Street Mercantile
  6. What’s Good


  1. The Garden Factory
  2. Pure Imagination Cafe
Shops on West RIdge
Shops on West RIdge


  1. The Shops On West Ridge
  2. Illuminating Expressions


  1. Partyka Farms


  1. Shop 1 at RIT  
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Aman’s holiday train display


  1. Aman’s Farm & Market
  2. Bentley’s Studio
  3. Black’s Hardware
  4. Dan’s Crafts and Things
  5. Encore Chocolates
  6. Genrich’s Garden Center, Florist & Greenhouses
  7. House of Guitars
  8. Juniper Gifts + Local Art
  9. Ontario Mall Antiques
  10. Personal Designs Florist
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Book Culture, Pittsford


  1. Book Culture
  2. Cleo + Kin
  3. Cocoa Bean Shoppe
  4. A Different Point of View
  5. Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters
  6. Notion
  7. One World Goods
  8. Pittsford Farms Dairy & Bakery
  9. Powers Farm Market
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  1. Kittelberger Florist & Gifts
  2. The North Bee
  3. Schutt’s Apple Mill
Genesee Country Village Museum store
Genesee Country Village & Museum


  1. Artisan Coffeehouse
  2. Genesee Country Village & Museum
  3. Primitive Country Gifts

Genesee Valley

  1. ace + oak
  2. Pastique
  3. Geek Chic Floral Boutique
  4. Market on Main
  5. Not Dot Shop

Finger Lakes

Olde Country Store and More North Cohocton
Olde Country Store and More
  1. Artisan’s Loft
  2. The Dog Eared Book
  3. Flint Creek Soap Company
  4. Handwork, Ithaca’s Artisan Cooperative
  5. L W Emporium Co-op
  6. MacKenzie-Childs
  7. MacKenzie’s Marketplace  
  8. The Olde Country Store and More – 1849
  9. Original Candy Kitchen
  10. Sauders Store
  11. Skaneateles Artisans
  12. Sweet Expressions
  13. The Windmill Farm and Craft Market

Western New York

East Aurora store Vidlers
  1. Everything Elmwood
  2. Downtown Browsery
  3. Fowler’s Chocolates
  4. Lakeview Village Shoppes
  5. Marilla Country Store
  6. Oliver’s Candies
  7. Thin Ice
  8. Vidler’s 5 & 10

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Where are your favorite places to shop local?

Your insights and experiences are valuable. Please share them in the comments.

Debi Bower, Day Trips Around Rochester NY

Debi Bower is the founder and creative director of and author of the book Day Trips Around Rochester, New York.


7 thoughts on “100+ Places to Shop Locally”

  1. Rochester greenovation! It’s a great 2nd hand thrift store that has been around for 11 years!
    Originally on main Street, then had to move to st Paul St, and is now moving to Flint st.
    They are volunteer run and their mission is to keep usable items out of the landfill and help the community with affordable prices

  2. ReHouse Architectural Salvage at 469 W. Ridge, Rochester has over 21,000 sq ft of local salvage from properties that are being torn down or renovated. The space is well organized, bright and easy to stop. For unique, one of a kind items that add charm and character, shop ReHouse.

  3. Arlene’s Costumes is your One Stop Disguise Shop for Halloween and so much more. They have been family owned and operated for 5 generations and 65 years!

    They carry retail and rental costumes and accessories, theatrical makeup, wigs, hats, masks and other special products to make your events perfect.

  4. Sequels Consignment shop just added a new, second showroom in Brighton at 3450 Winton Place. The shop opened 6 years ago in Victor at a warehouse on 100 Rawson Rd. Added to all styles of furniture, the new 15,000 square foot shop has beautiful glassware, pottery, lighting, rugs, mirrors, and artwork–many from local artists. The owners also travel up and down the east coast to various auctions, bringing back furnishings and home decor not easily found in our area. You’ll find fine brand names like Stickley, Ethan Allen, MacKenzie-Childs, Waterford and many more. Open Tuesday through Saturday 11 to 5.

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