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“Americana at its best”
Review of Vidler's 5 & 10

Vidler's 5 & 10
Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in East Aurora
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Opened in 1930, as one, small shop, Vidler's has grown to become the largest 5 & 10 store in the world! Today the third generation of the Vidler family runs the store which has become a local landmark and destination point for shoppers near and far. A great place for the entire family and out-of-town guests, we are an old fashioned five and dime store, and so much more! With 2 levels occupying 4 connected, 19th century buildings, our many counters overflow with a wide variety of merchandise. From nostalgic candy and toys, kitchen gadgets and crafts to the newest items for the recreational shopper, our distinctive shops feature gifts, home decor, jewelry, candles and seasonal decor. A one-of-a-kind shopping experience awaits you at Vidler's, located on East Aurora's historic, red-brick Main Street.
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Vidlerss is a throwback in time that will spur your fondest childhood memories and delight your current kids with a wide range of toys, gifts, novelties, and just about anything else you can imagine. The place has everything you never knew you needed and is well worth a visit to stock up on gifts. Within a block or two are some outstanding restarants and a brew pub to complete your visit. East Aurora is a cool town with lots of history and interesting and historical places to see, Defiinety go to Vidler’s 5&10 when you are anywhere nearby and you wont be dissapointed.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Don V, Owner at Vidler's 5 & 10, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

Thanks for the wonderful review. If / when next time you're in the store, please ask for me and introduce yourself as one of our Trip Advisor reviewers. Don Vidler

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"penny candy"
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"step back in time"
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"kitchen gadgets"
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"old fashioned candy"
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"greeting cards"
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"unique items"
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"cookie cutters"
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"buying something"
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"fun place to visit"
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"gag gifts"
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"art supplies"
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"christmas items"
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"awesome store"
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

This is a combo of new and nostalgic items, you'll find a little of everything, old items your mom used in the house, old toys you remember your kids playing with them, new toys items are there to find. Must take your time, stroll around and then go back again, you'll find things you missed the first time. I always find something new to see/buy. It's never too early/late to buy for the upcoming holidays. will go again in a few months to find more "stuff"

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to find souvenirs or just something special for yourself. Of course, there are t-shirts and hats and greeting cards; but there are also old fashion candies, board games and toys that don’t need batteries. Downstairs there are kitchen goods that will make your life easier. Be sure to save at least an hour, you’ll need it just to look through all the store carefully. I took my visitors from Japan and they didn’t want to leave!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

What an experience. Four store fronts and several levels. Virtually anything you are looking for and lots of things you didn't know you needed are here. Definitely a place to visit in Buffalo area.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank M3203ESgarys
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Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Vidler’s is extremely fun to visit! They have gifts and trinkets and toys for all ages. It’s very entertaining to browse and search for gifts, and along the way, you’ll probably find something you never knew you needed! Allow plenty of time to wander through all of the different rooms.
I enjoy stopping at Vidler’s around Christmas and Easter in particular, because it’s easy to find a few "different" little stocking/ basket stuffers.
Free parking lot in the back. Friendly staff.

Date of experience: August 2018
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