Shop Local Rochester

96 Places to Shop Local, Rochester!

You don’t have to limit shopping local to Small Business Saturday! We have some incredibly talented individuals throughout the Rochester area operating their own boutiques, confectioneries, novelty and hand-crafted gift shops.

As you’re out exploring the city and surrounding villages, stop by these wonderful businesses. Shop Rochester and make a big impact in our community all year long!

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This is an ever-changing list! Please let us know if you have a favorite local, family-owned, or small business in the comments below, or contact us directly.

Shop Local Rochester - Little Button Craft
Little Button Craft


  1. Aaron’s Alley
  2. Abode
  3. Anderson Alley Artists
  4. Andy’s Candies 
  5. Archimage
  6. Arena’s
  7. Arlene’s Costumes
  8. The Artful Gardener  
  9. Craft Company No.6
  10. The Creator’s Hands
  11. Eastman Museum
  12. F. Olivers
  13. Gods N Gladiators
  14. Hedonist Artisan Chocolates
  15. Hipocampo Children’s Books
  16. A Horse with Wings improbable beautiful things
  17. Hungerford Artisans
  18. Laughing Gull Chocolates 
  19. The Library Store
  20. Little Button Craft
  21. Mood Makers
  22. Memorial Art Gallery
  23. More Fire Glass Studio
  24. Parkleigh
  25. Record Archive
  26. Rochester Museum and Science Center
  27. Rochester Public Market
  28. Shop Peppermint
  29. Small World Books
  30. Stever’s Candy 
  31. Statement
  32. Transit Apparel
  33. useless objects
  34. Warehouse 127


  1. Eleventh Hour Gifts  
  2. Panache Vintage & Finer Consignment  
Bittersweet in Brockport


  1. Bittersweet


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


  1. Affaire de Chocolat
  2. Corner Bookstore
  3. Lollypop Farm
  4. Main Street Mercantile


  1. The Garden Factory
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  


  1. Encore Chocolates


  1. Cocoa Bean Shoppe
  2. A Different Point of View
  3. Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters
  4. One World Goods
  5. Powers Farm Market
Shop Local Rochester - Kittelberger Webster


  1. Kittelberger Florist & Gifts
  2. The North Bee
  3. Schutt’s Apple Mill
Genesee Country Village Museum store
Genesee Country Village & Museum


  1. Genesee Country Village & Museum
  2. Primitive Country Gifts
Gatherings at the Depot
Gatherings at the Depot

Genesee Valley

  1. ace + oak
  2. Pastique
  3. Gatherings at the Depot
  4. Geek Chic Floral Boutique
  5. Market on Main
  6. Not Dot Shop
Olcott Lakeview Village Shoppes
Lakeview Village Shoppes

Western New York

  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
Olde Country Store and More North Cohocton
Olde Country Store and More

Finger Lakes Region

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

Rochester, NY Artists on Etsy

  1. 3rd ROC Custom
  2. Crazy Dog T-Shirts
  3. Dave Pollot, Repurposed & Enhanced Thrift Art Parodies
  4. Fahsye
  5. KW Photography & Designs
  6. May and Birch
  7. Merry Skyer
  8. ROC The City with Hope
  9. ROCART Studio
  10. Owl Post Lettering
  11. Wanamaker Designs

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Where are your favorite places to shop local?

Share your thoughts with us in the comments. Your insight and experience is invaluable!


3 thoughts on “96 Places to Shop Local, Rochester!”

  1. 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.

  2. 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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