Buffalo Exchange New Orleans Mardi Gras Traditions

Let the Good Times Roll: Mardi Gras Traditions

By Buffalo Exchange New Orleans

Each January, the New Orleans Buffalo Exchange starts getting ready for the magical Mardi Gras traditions of Carnival Season, which runs from January 6th (Kings Day or Epiphany) through Mardi Gras (translation: Fat Tuesday). Basically, it is a period of celebration before the fasting of Lent. Carnival season can be as short as four weeks or as long as nine weeks, depending on when Easter falls. For 2017, Mardi Gras falls on February 28th.

Mardi Gras Traditions: King Cake

Buffalo Exchange New Orleans Mardi Gras Traditions King Cake

Beginning on January 6th, New Orleanians start indulging in king cake, a sweet, coffee cake-type dessert with icing and purple, green and gold (yellow) sprinkles on top. These are the colors of Mardi Gras, representing Justice, Faith and Power. At this stage, many revelers start working diligently on costumes for various Mardi Gras parades.

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Buffalo Exchange Spring 2017 Fashion

Spring 2017 Fashion: Transitioning to Sunny Days Ahead

By Monica Eckhoff, Buffalo Exchange HQ

As temperatures start to creep up, our new merchandise department is working on stocking Buffalo Exchanges across the country with the freshest looks for the season. To master spring 2017 fashion with ease, try out these fun transitional trends!

The Bralette

Buffalo Exchange Spring 2017 Fashion Bralette

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Buffalo Exchange Publicity

“WEARING ART ON YOUR SLEEVE” BY DESERT LEAF

Desert Leaf featured our very own, Kathryn Riser in “Wearing Art on Your Sleeve” in the March Edition of their magazine.

“As a little girl, Riser played with Barbie dolls, changing the clothes and developing a taste for fashion…According to Riser, the post–World War II economic boom led to interest in Mexico as a tourist destination, which spawned a market for handcrafted souvenirs, including sombreros, silver jewelry, ponchos, embroidered shawls, tourist jackets, and painted circle skirts. ‘I found many of my jackets and skirts at the vintage shops on Fourth Avenue and various antique stores, as well as the Buffalo Exchange stores,’ says Riser, who eventually went to work as a CPA for Buffalo Exchange. …”


Buffalo Exchange Perry Customer Vintage Style

Exploring Your Originality: Vintage Style with Lauren

By Buffalo Exchange Phoenix

Buffalo Exchange Phoenix sits down with longtime Buffalo Exchange customer Lauren to talk about her vintage style and how she keeps her wardrobe fresh. Her best style advice? “Be YOU!”

How would you describe your personal style?

Buffalo Exchange customer Phoenix

I draw a lot from 1930s and 1940s vintage. I also love the 50s Traci Lords “bad girl” feel, so I’m always on the lookout for tight, black clothing that leans more towards Victorian Gothic.

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Buffalo Style Stars

Head to Toe Buffalo

By Jessica Pruitt, Buffalo Exchange HQ

Every day, our customers continue to surprise us with innovative styling and unique Outfit of the Day ideas. In fact, we get much of our own fashion inspiration from Buffalo customers in-store and online. Here are some of our favorite Instagram #HeadToToeBuffalo outfits of the moment!

Rugged Wrangler

Buffalo Style Star Britt Kemp

Britaney (@brit.kemp) paired Zara boots and Levi’s jeans from Buffalo for a rugged chic style sure to make Ralph Lauren jealous. “I love shopping at Buffalo Exchange because I really enjoy finding good brands and one-of-a-kind pieces for low prices,” she says. “I also feel like I’m helping the environment in some way because I’m always wearing recycled clothing.”

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Buffalo Exchange True Cost

The True Cost of Fashion

By Jessica Pruitt, Buffalo Exchange HQ

If you’re on a tight budget, you want to make sure you get the most wardrobe for your hard-earned wages. For many, that translates to a quick Forever 21 or H&M trip. The true cost of fashion, however, goes far beyond the price you pay at the register.

Price per Wear

Buffalo Exchange True Cost of Fashion

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Date-Night Outfit Ideas

By Jessica Pruitt, Buffalo Exchange HQ, and Buffalo Exchange Williamsburg

Whether you’re making it a Galentine’s Day with your best friends or celebrating with your sweetheart this February 14, we’ve come up with a variety of different date-night outfit ideas from Buffalo Exchanges across the country.

Game of Hearts, Buffalo Exchange Tempe

Buffalo Exchange Valentines Date Night Outfit

Layered over a button-up, this heart print dress makes for a unique, casual date-night outfit idea. Add a little edge with platform Oxfords and a wide-brimmed hat and you’ve got a great look for seeing a show or heading out to a house party.

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