By: Savannah Rodriguez, Buffalo Exchange HQ
For me, my mom was the original influencer. Vintage silk gowns, artisan jewelry, structured classics and a sea of heels filled her closet. I would touch and try on everything, feeling the textures and checking the labels. The different silhouettes and fabrics helped me find my own style and develop an appreciation for quality construction. Some of my most beloved pieces, like a vintage Navajo onyx cuff and a 50s Hermes scarf, were gifts from my mother. Such heirlooms are the key to transforming a wardrobe from trendy to timeless.
Building a Distinctive Wardrobe
My mother is a master of shopping – she knows no boundaries. She will strike gold in the most unlikely of places, like a small neighborhood market at a park in Tecate, Mexico, where her family is from. There, she bought me an embroidered, handmade backpack that I adored and still have to this day. My mother was a frequent shopper of both Buffalo Exchange and Nordstrom. She taught me that the price you pay is irrelevant – it’s the quality that matters. Her keen eye for style and openness to look for it wherever she goes inspires me to do the same.