Rhody Gem: White Buffalo

October 2020


What it is:

Among the curated collection of oddities, paper goods, jewelry, and vintage clothing, find one-of-a-kind handmade and fair trade gifts, including many pieces made onsite by owner Dana Kretzmann.


Where to find it:

The recently reincarnated storefront still lives in the West End, but now off of Broadway on Washington Street, about midway between The Avery and Ogie’s.


What makes it a Rhody Gem?

Past the funky socks, clever cards, and vintage denim (all appealing in their own right), White Buffalo is a place to center yourself among the healing products offered, from crystals and candles to incense and herbal teas. A gathering spot pre-pandemic and still a place to social distance and hang out, guests can look through cards from tarot and oracle decks and visit with friendly shop dogs Honey and Trudy. Kretzmann also supports local makers and neighbors with pop-ups and donation drives. “White Buffalo is the most tranquil shopping experience I’ve ever had,” one customer comments. “Laid back, but with care and thought poured into every corner.” Reopened just in time for the fall season, find spooky artifacts like taxidermy creatures in glass cases, coyote skulls, fossils, and astrological prints.


White Buffalo • 498 Washington Street  • @WhiteBuffaloRI


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