Cats Like Us
Rockabilly cats and psychobilly chicks, tiki mavens and modern pin up kittens, look out! Western New York State has gone from cold to cool now that the Cats Like Us retro-style clothing boutique has arrived.
All Pictures with friendly permission by Cats Like Us
Based in Tonawanda, an upstate New York town, husband and wife team Julie Ann and Andrew Davis are going global with their selection of hand-picked, vintage-inspired ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s-style clothing with brands like Bettie Page Clothing, Cupcake Provocateur, Leg Avenue, Lolita Girl Clothing, Lucky 13, Zombie Kitten, Retro a-go-go!, Mode Merr and much more to choose from.
Offered not only in their store but also on their online shop of the same name, Cats Like Us is committed to providing high-quality apparel designed and made locally in the United States. They even collaborate with local designers like Dolly Valentine to come up with exclusive lines offered nowhere else.
Retro for the whole family, Cats Like Us carries threads not just for swing kings and zombie mommas but also for their little ones. Founders Julie Ann and Andrew’s original concept was to start a true vintage clothing store but soon realized that the difficulty finding and restoring honest-to-goodness vintage apparel combined with the fact that people are far larger than they used to be would mean that their shop would be sparsely populated with prohibitively priced clothing that catered only to the truly tiny members of the retro population.
Undaunted, they took a trip to a Las Vegas vintage-inspired clothing trade show and discovered scads of modern retro-style brands made with contemporary breathable fabrics in sizes up XXL. Inspired, the duo directly went about creating their current shop, and now Cats Like Us has one of the largest inventories of different retro brands around, both indie and well-known.
Cats Like Us currently ships within the United States and Canada as well as Europe, Australia and New Zealand via USPS Priority Mail. They accept returns on selected un-worn, non-sale items with tags intact within 30 days of the original purchase, although they will consider returns after 30 days with a 30% percent restocking fee applied.
In-store pickup is another option for those shopping on their website, and while you are there take the opportunity to browse through their Tonawanda boutique!