The easiest way to spruce up a staid closet is with a new pair of shoes or a great handbag. Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to treat yourself to a new designer item, without the designer price tag. The New Orleans store received a gorgeous selection of shoes, ranging from boho embroidered boots, sexy satin platform heels, and demure peep toes.
Design:Retail (formerly DDI Magazine) featured one of Buffalo Exchange’s Washington, D.C. locations in their interior design project gallery on January 9, 2013: “The space boasts repurposed décor and an industrial-vintage vibe…Preserved natural brick and metallic, spiral ductwork set the theme for this vintage-industrial-inspired store.”
Buffalo Exchange recommended by Used York City in “Buffalo Exchange Offers New Yorkers Clean Closets + Cash” on January 8, 2013: “This past Sunday I set out on a mission to [kill] jumpstart two resolutions with one stone: de-clutter my closets and be a master budgeter. … Recruit a friend to help carry, hop on the train, and head to Buffalo Exchange. … Trade clothes for cash or gift cards. Buffalo Exchange accepts clothes that fit the current season, and also looks for certain items at certain times. (Boots, chunky sweaters, and anything layerable are currently all the rage.) … Raise your glass in a toast to cleaning out your closet and being a rockstar budgeter in 2013! Cheers!”
In the eccentric Scandinavian community of Ballard winter is here. Layering is the name of the game this year. We are seeing this trend in neutrals, blacks, pops of colors and metallic. Women are drawing inspiration from witchery and magic; crosses, layering of sheer fabrics and mixed leather outerwear completes these looks. Oversized chunky knit sweaters with funky patterns are also making a comeback in full force. “Cozy Chic” describes these fearless women braving the cold weather accessorizing with beanies, scarves and pumpkin spice lattes. Tribal print has expanded since summer, leaving behind bright neon hues, to flourishing on young women in all shapes and sizes. From ponchos to leggings, this print shows it really can shine through multiple seasons.
By Joe Carrel, Buffalo Exchange Tempe
When I was a kid I noticed that although my parents sang along to most every old song on the radio, they rarely knew the words to newer ones. I deduced that there must’ve been a point where they stopped listening to current music – and though my childhood brain couldn’t quite pinpoint why, that fact made me sad. I determined that when I grew up, I’d keep listening to the new stuff.
By Bailey Ellis-Wiard and Melanie Moseley
What’s your New Year’s resolution?
They’re easy to make, but hard to keep; it’s the time of year to make up your list of New Year’s resolutions. Here at the Downtown Portland Buffalo Exchange, we asked customers and staff what they wanted to accomplish in life and their wardrobe during 2013. Here’s what a few folks had to say!
Olivia Mick, Portland Customer
- New Year’s Resolution: “Start swimming for 30 minutes to an hour, three times a week.”
- Fashion Resolution: “Focus on basics, outfits I can mix and match to no end!”