A brief history of Mabel Danahy's in Buffalo and Amherst, New York

Danahy's had its origin in another—and very different—era in Buffalo's colorful history.

In 1925, when the high fashion boutique was founded on Delaware Avenue by Mabel Danahy and her sister, the city of Buffalo was at its zenith, and Delaware Avenue was lined with stately homes and towering elm trees.

The Danahy shop was at the center of a prominent group of clothiers and seamstresses catering to a stylish clientele known as the carriage trade. Through the years, the street became an address synonmous with fashion.

A new era began for Danahy's in 1961, with a change in owners. Times were changing, and as the suburbs grew in ever-widening rings around Buffalo, lifestyles were changing too. Businesses must adapt to prosper, so after 72 years on Delaware, the decision was made in 1996 to relocate to Northtown Plaza on Sheridan Drive in Amherst. After 20 years at the Northtown Plaza Danahy's moved to the Piccadilly Plaza across the street behind the Starbucks in October of 2017.

What remained the same, however, was the commitment to world-class fashion and the highest standards of quality and service.

Now positioned to serve a wider clientele from a bright, beautiful new store, Danahy's continues to explore exciting new horizons as it moves into the future.

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