Buffalo Kids Opening First Ever Store at Walden Galleria
— Local lifestyle brand set to open brick and mortar location at WNY’s largest shopping center —
Buffalo, NY: With an assortment of Buffalo sports t-shirts, sweatshirts and jerseys, Buffalo Kids has cultivated a unique apparel line that plans to take their virtual online store to Walden Galleria. Buffalo Kids is planning to open their first ever brick and mortar location in a 1,320 sq. ft. store on the lower level of the shopping center near Starbucks. The local lifestyle brand has plans to open after the first of the year.
Buffalo Kids was founded by rapper and Buffalo native, Westside Gunn, along with local rappers, Conway the Machine (brother) and Benny the Butcher (cousin). In 2014, Westside Gunn founded Griselda Records and clothing brand Fashion Rebels. Two years later after releasing his first commercial album, Griselda Records signed a music deal with Eminem Shady Records, a subsidiary of Interscope, establishing Westside Gunn and Conway the Machine as the first Buffalo rappers to ever sign with a major label.
The store will feature Buffalo Kids and Westside Gunn apparel, along with his wrestling company’s clothing line, Fourth Rope, and items from Griselda by Fashion Rebels. Plans are also in the works to host meet and greet events with celebrities, both national and local, inside the store. The Buffalo Kids brand has a strong online following within the local community, which owner Westside Gunn hopes to launch further at the area’s largest shopping center.
“This is one of the most exciting times of my life. Growing up in Buffalo, Walden Galleria has always been the premier shopping center. At age 14, I started designing clothing and I’ve always been taught the sky’s the limit,” says Westside Gunn. “I wanted to bring a lifestyle brand for the people and give them the highest quality garments at a high fashion designer level. I breathe art and this will give the city something to be proud of. I will do my best to provide experiences the town has never seen before. Thank you for supporting Griselda and now, I present to you, Buffalo Kids.”
Fans and customers are encouraged to visit www.buffalokids.myshopify.com who want to start browsing online before experiencing the brand in person.
About Buffalo Kids
Westside Gunn has transformed the representation and reputation of Buffalo, New York across the world by bringing positive vibrant energy through his artistic creation of Buffalo Kids LLC, established in 2018. We’re known to manufacture only the highest quality and limited availability of apparel, art and decor. We strive to “wow” all our customers and continue to impact and provide support to the youth of Buffalo. The merchandise level of uniqueness and high fashion quality is so grand; it also extends to reach all ages because of the demand, ritzy look and impact it brings to the culture. This online brand is always in high demand and will now be accessible to reach all audiences who would like to have an upscale, in-store retail experience and indulge in the love for Buffalo. All while remembering through art and detail, its home to multiple historic sites, wrestlers and New Era Cap, of which we also have partnered with.
About Walden Galleria
Walden Galleria is the Buffalo-Niagara region’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination. With over 200 retailers, 8 sit-down restaurants, an international food court, and Regal Cinemas Stadium 16 with RPX theatres and full reclining seats, Walden Galleria truly dominates the retail market. Walden Galleria attracts over 23 million visitors a year by offering an impressive and unique selection of retail, restaurants, and entertainment that cannot be found anywhere else in the market including Anthropologie, lululemon athletica, Free People, Urban Outfitters, Apple Computer, ZARA, World of Beer, Texas de Brazil, The Cheesecake Factory, Dave & Buster’s, 5 Wits and many more! For more information, visit www.waldengalleria.com.
About Pyramid Management Group
Pyramid Management Group is one of the largest, most innovative, privately-held real estate developers in the northeast. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, Pyramid’s portfolio of dynamic shopping, dining and entertainment destinations and expanding hospitality presence dominate the northeast with 14 properties located throughout New York and Massachusetts. For 50 years, Pyramid has built its reputation on being first, fast, ahead of the curve and always what’s next, leading the industry in combining the best elements of traditional retail with world-class dining and entertainment, all under one roof. For more information, visit www.pyramidmg.com.