EA 6: Local Shops We Love

Here at EA, we love small businesses and supporting local as often as we can.

So, we created EA 6: an ongoing and collaborative project involving our team and their favorite local shops, things to do and hidden gems to explore in the Erie area.

Every few weeks we’ll brainstorm together, and come up with a new list to share with all of you. And as this project grows, so will our lists and the number of local, small businesses we can spotlight.

Here's our first edition of EA 6: Local Shops We Love

1. Buona Cucina

Located in the Greengarden Plaza, Buona Cucina offers over 50 varieties of the most luxuriant, single-source olive oils, sweet and savory balsamic vinegars, and flavor-packed cooking salts and herbs at affordable prices. Whether you’re looking for healthy alternatives,  new flavors to try or the perfect holiday gift, Buona Cucina has it all. Visit their website to browse their collection of products and explore their blog full of delicious recipes.

Hours:
Mon: 12:00PM - 5:30PM
Tues-Sat: 10:00AM - 5:30PM

Best known for: Olive Oils, Vinegars, Salts, Herbs
Learn more
: https://buonacucinaerie.com // @buonacucinaoils

2. Lollie & Co.

“You can get clothes anywhere. But if you’re looking for ageless, effortless, classic fashion that allows you to embrace the uniqueness of who you are… welcome to Lollie.” With locations in Erie and Northeast, Lollie & Co is home to truly unique clothing, shoes and accessories for women of all ages.

Hours:
Mon-Sat: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Sun: Closed

Best known for: Women’s Clothing Store
Learn more
: https://lollieco.com // @lollieandco814

3. Pressed Books & Coffee

Locally owned and operated, Pressed is a book and gift store, and a full-service coffee shop. Whether you’re searching for a beautifully printed book or looking to enjoy an artfully crafted cup of coffee, Pressed is the place to be — always providing a unique and pleasant shopping experience.

Coffee Shop Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun: 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Bookstore Hours:
Mon-Fri: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun: 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Best known for: Books, Gifts & Coffee
Learn more
: https://www.pressedbooks.com // @pressedbooks

4. Copper Carriage

Copper Carriage specializes in repurposing and giving life to old pieces, whether it be antique, vintage or home decor goods. If you’re looking for something specific, they can find it! Visit Copper Carriage’s brick and mortar store on Chestnut St. or attend their Christmas Open House on Saturday, December 4th for festive small business shopping.

Hours:
Sun-Wed: Closed
Thurs-Fri: 11:00AM - 4:00PM
Sat: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun: 11:00AM - 3:00PM

Best known for: Antiques & Vintage Decor
Learn more
: @coppercarriage

5. Candle Box Company

In 2015, Leah chose to turn her passion into a profession. What began as a hobby quickly blossomed into a full-scale business. Candle Box is now Erie’s leading provider of handmade coconut wax candles for any occasion, including the holidays. Shop and explore Candle Box Company’s holiday signature collection, featuring scents like White Birch, Christmas Tree, Gingerbread and more.

Hours:
Sun-Tues: Closed
Wed-Fri: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Sat: 10:00AM - 2:00PM

Best known for: Coconut Wax Candles
Learn more
: https://candleboxcompany.com // @candleboxco

6. Inside the Jelly Jar

Located at The Shops at The Colony, Inside the Jelly Jar is the perfect shopping destination for children’s gifts and toys. They’re home to a great selection of educational toys and games, including the largest selection of Playmobil in Northwestern Pennsylvania.

Hours:
Mon-Sat: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun: 11:00AM - 3:00PM

Best known for: Toy Store
Learn more
: https://www.facebook.com/InsideTheJellyJar

Honorable Mentions

In addition to our highlighted EA 6, here are a few additional honorable mentions we wanted to share with you:

MGriffWood

Based out of Fairview, you’ll find beautifully crafted cutting boards and coasters on their Etsy shop. A perfect holiday gift for mom, dad or the family.

Learn more: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MGriffWood

Relish

At Relish you won’t find ordinary or cookie cutter — you’ll find custom, handmade beach glass jewelry, gifts and home decor. Browse their website or storefront on W. 12th Street for some beautifully unique holiday gifts.

Learn more: https://www.relishinc.com

Serendipity Emporium

Specializing in all things feminine, fanciful and fun, you’ll find a variety of soaps, jewelry, kids toys and random home goods at Serendipity Emporium.

Learn more: https://www.serendipityemporium.com