The Goods: 90s Biker Grunge at Buffalo Exchange Seattle (Ballard)

By Buffalo Exchange Seattle (Ballard)

Biker grunge is taking the Pacific Northwest by storm and customers in Seattle can’t get enough of this rock and roll trend. This retro resurgence of isn’t going anywhere and we’re not at all mad about it. To rock the 90s biker grunge trend, stop by your local Buffalo Exchange for a selection of Harley Davidson tees and primo leather goods.

90s Biker Grunge Essentials: Harley Davidson T-shirts

Buffalo Exchange Seattle Harley Tees

Harley Davidson T-shirts are the ultimate staple item for that 90s biker grunge look. Pair them with a leather mini skirt, worn-in denim cutoffs or the perfect pair of overalls and you have an easy day-off uniform.

Moto Jackets

Buffalo Exchange Seattle Moto Jacket Outfit

The moto jacket has become the closet cure-all. Raid your dad’s closet (or your local Buffalo Exchange) and pull this wardrobe staple out the archives. (Who are we  kidding? It never really went out of style.) Forget any rules about clashing – the motorcycle jacket goes with any outfit, classy or casual.

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Buffalo Exchange Philadelphia Fall trends

Back to School Fall Trends Lookbook at Buffalo Exchange Philadelphia

Styling by Buffalo Exchange Philadelphia, Photos by Brandon Hayden aka @theybhayden

We love summer, but we have to admit: we’re pretty excited for layers. We threw on some of our favorite fall trends here in Philadelphia for photographer Brandon Hayden. On our back to school shopping list this year? Plenty of retro athleisurewear, Clueless-inspired plaids, camo and denim.

Fall Trends: Feeling Fit

Buffalo Exchange Philadelphia Fit

Buffalo Exchange Philadelphia Fit Men's

Buffalo Exchange Philadelphia Fit Ladies

Rolling out of bed and heading to class has never been easier. This season, we’re all about track pants, track jackets, retro sneakers (how about these old-school Air Jordans?!)  and classic athletic logo tees. These looks are the 90s all over again and we couldn’t be happier about it. Fair warning, though: if you often use the excuse of, “I forgot my gym clothes at home,” you’re out of luck. Welcome to the fittest fall yet!

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“WITH JEANS AND SHOWER SONGS, SARA ZAGHI GIVES BACK” BY STUDY BREAKS

Study Breaks mentioned Buffalo Exchange in an article titled, “With Jeans and Shower Songs, Sarah Zaghi Gives Back” on July 26, 2017. …” Teens for Jeans, a campaign she started in 2011, provides homeless teenagers across the country with the thing they request the most—a pair of jeans. …I worked with Buffalo Exchange, a recycled clothing store, who donated all their unwanted jeans to the drive. Abercrombie and Articles of Society also donated brand new jeans to my drive. …”


Buffalo Exchange Chicago Pitchfork Music Festival

Buffalo Goes to Pitchfork Festival

By Buffalo Exchange Chicago

We had so much fun at Pitchfork Festival this year! Buffalo Exchange Chicago came out and set up with a collection of our favorite festival styles and some sweet Buffalo swag. Big thanks to everyone who stopped by!

A Little Bit about Pitchfork Festival

Buffalo Exchange Chicago Pitchfork Festival

If you’re not familiar with the Pitchfork Festival, it’s an independently run music festival that has quickly gained international acclaim in the 12 years since it started. It showcases more than 40 bands over three days each summer in Chicago’s Union Park and focuses on supporting local businesses and keeping ticket costs reasonable. This year’s festival took place from July 14 to July 16, 2017 and Buffalo Exchange Chicago was lucky enough to be there with our favorite festival wears in tow. This year’s lineup included favorites like LCD Soundsystem, A Tribe Called Quest, Solange, PJ Harvey, Dirty Projectors and more!

Buffalo Exchange Chicago Pitchfork Promo

Buffalo Exchange Chicago Pitchfork Fans

Customers loved our Buffalo Exchange fans, great for keeping cool when the sun was shining bright! Want a fan like this? Stop into one of our stores to see if we have any in stock! They’re free, plus they make you feel like Buffalo royalty.

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Meet Pittsburgh’s Style Stars

By Jessica Pruitt, Buffalo Exchange HQ

On Saturday, July 29, Buffalo Exchange Pittsburgh will be celebrating local Pittsburgh style by hosting some of the city’s most fashionable individuals! Don’t miss your chance to meet @PaaTee_, @Anna_Maleeva, @Kelclight, @Lola_LeCroix and @DavinaaRose_ and shop their top picks! Read on to find out more about their take on personal style and why they love shopping at Buffalo Exchange. Their top advice? Be yourself!

@PaaTee_

Buffalo Exchange Pittsburgh PaaTee_

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Paa Tee moved to Pittsburgh from Ghana a few years ago. He is always on the prowl for the latest fashion and his dapper take on street style is inspired by his hometown of Accra, Ghana (the capital city) and US hip-hop. His biggest influences include Kanye West, Luce, A$AP Rocky and Pharrell Williams.

Why do you like shopping at Buffalo Exchange?

I always get great finds for great prices. I also love that Buffalo Exchange is community-driven and dedicated to giving back.

Any style advice for others?

Believe in yourself. Don’t be afraid to be innovative and go against the grain.

@Anna_Maleev

 Buffalo Exchange Pittsburgh Anna_Maleev

Buffalo Exchange Pittsburgh @Anna_Maleev

Anna Maleeva is a Russian-American fashion blogger. Her obsession with shoes, bright colors and prints has taken her to the forefront of the Pittsburgh style scene. When it comes to personal fashion, she loves trying new things and taking risks and often builds her outfits from the ground up –starting with her shoes!

Why do you like shopping at Buffalo Exchange?

I love resale shopping because you never know what you will find – a lot of unique items that aren’t in stores anymore or, if they are in stores, the price doesn’t break the bank.

Any style advice for others?

BE YOURSELF, wear what you like, be creative. Don’t take fashion too seriously – have fun with it!

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“OUR FAVORITE THRIFT STORES TO SAVE SOME CASH AND STILL LOOK FLY” BY SAN DIEGO ENTERTAINER MAGAZINE

San Diego Entertainer Magazine mentioned Buffalo Exchange in an article titled, “Our Favorite Thrift Stores to Save Some Cash and Still Look Fly” on July 19, 2017. “…San Diego has a lot of great thrift shops, but here’s a list of our favorites: … Perhaps the reason Buffalo Exchange has become such a big name is because each store has such a wide variety of men’s and women’s clothing, ranging from trendy to designer to vintage to everyday staples. …”


Buffalo Exchange Pittsburgh Inventory

The Goods: Buffalo Exchange Pittsburgh

By Buffalo Exchange Pittsburgh

Perhaps the most exciting part of working for Buffalo Exchange is the thrill of the buy counter. Our inventory is constantly changing and we get to see a wide variety of clothing brands and styles EVERY SINGLE DAY. The Buffalo Exchange Pittsburgh store is no exception to this rule: since we first opened our doors a year and a half ago, we’ve built strong relationships with regular sellers to keep exciting pieces coming through our doors. Today, I’d like to share some of the pieces we recently had in store that we as a team are very excited about!

A Fly Look

Buffalo Exchange Pittsburgh Men's Style

Derek, one of our Buyers here at Buffalo Exchange Pittsburgh, loves creating displays and putting outfits together. Here, he’s wearing an H&M micro-print airplane button-up and the coolest pair of Scotch & Soda cargo shorts EVER. Having fun and exciting men’s items in our inventory is a top priority, and these two pieces definitely fit the bill!

The Perfect Prada Shades

Buffalo Exchange Pittsburgh Prada

These AMAZING Prada sunnies have been quite the topic of conversation among customers peering into our jewelry case. The loud design may not be for everyone, but we’re so excited we had these in store! This year, loud shades with 80s-inspired details are all the rage, so these are the perfect summer accessory!

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Buffalo Exchange Standup Anwar Newton

Sit Down with Standup Anwar Newton

By Joe Carrel, Buffalo Exchange HQ

We spoke with Anwar Newton, a standup comic based in Phoenix, AZ, about finding your voice, the changing landscape of comedy and creating Literally the Worst Show Ever.

The Path to Becoming Funny

Was comedy something you always wanted to do?

Not at all, really. But people were always telling me I should do standup, so I went and hung out at an open mic – just sat in the back for several months. Eventually I saw one too many comedians that I thought I was funnier than. I thought, “If this guy can do it, anybody can.”

What was your first time on stage like?

A nightmare. It’s a wonder that I’m still doing it. I left feeling like, “This was the worst thing that has ever happened on this stage… at this bar… in this city!” There should have been some beacon of humanity to walk up to me and say, “Go give your day job your all. Get promoted. Invest in your 401k. Have a plan.”

What kept you coming back?

I learned that you don’t really understand how to be funny until you have enough failure under your belt. You think that you’d get better by constantly making people laugh, and the more laughs mean you’re getting funnier. But actually it’s the utter failures, the complete dejection of just crashing and burning – those feelings of despair you take off the stage really start to mold you into a great performer. And not just in comedy. It applies to a lot of performance art. Being at the very bottom helps you pull something genuinely magical out – something truly unique that people can really attach themselves to.

Was there a certain performance where it finally seemed to click?

I had agreed to appear at a friend’s out-of-town amateur standup showcase. I was broke, with rent due soon, and wound up having to turn down multiple good-paying shows so that I could be there. After a couple hours of driving to the venue, I was super frustrated, but there was no place for that frustration to go. I got onstage and grabbed the mic, not knowing which of my jokes – that I was already sick of telling – I was going to begin with. And I just stood there for about ten seconds.

Then I immediately started talking about something that was so controversial and on the top of everybody’s mind. I felt a certain way about it and just laid it out. That raw emotion made it genuinely relatable and funny. Afterwards people were like, “Dude, that is the funniest take on that issue I have ever heard.” It was this eureka moment. We always talk, me and other comedians I’m close to, that you get to the point where you stop telling jokes and you start just being funny.

Buffalo Exchange Sit Down with Anwar Newton

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Buffalo Exchange Albuquerque Summer Packing List

Summer Packing List

By Buffalo Exchange Albuquerque

Packing for summer vacation can be a daunting task. You want to look your best for whatever activity comes your way. Sightseeing, fancy dinners, outdoor adventures, lying on a beach and indulging in new and delicious foods come to mind. It’s all too easy to go overboard and try to bring everything in your closet, ‘just in case.’ Luckily, you don’t have to bring your entire wardrobe on vacay in order to look amazing. With this summer packing list, you’ll find yourself looking fantastic with room in your luggage to spare!

Get Back to Basics

Buffalo Exchange Albuquerque Summer Packing List Mens

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One of the simplest ways to eliminate bulk in your baggage is to bring staple pieces that all work together. When an item can be worn in a variety of ways, you save space and expand your options. For your bottoms, start with a great pair of denim, a cute skirt and the perfect summer short. Now, pull out some great tees that work with all your bottoms. Solid colors are easier to match, but throw in a pattern or two to add a little fun. Pick light-colored natural fabrics because they are easier to wear in hot climates and help protect you from the sun. Cotton-poly blends are best since they also don’t wrinkle in your suitcase.

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