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Finding My Personal Style

By: Christina Hebets, Buffalo Exchange HQ

I am a numbers person, the ultimate problem solver and, until recently, fairly fashion illiterate.  Fresh out of college, I came to Buffalo Exchange Headquarters for the opportunity to grow my career and jump head first into the working world. It didn’t take long before the fashion energy around me became contagious. In order to embrace my new environment and grow as a person, I decided to make it a goal for myself to “find my personal style”.

The Back Story: Before I Found My Personal Style

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Hiking Machu Picchu, Peru
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Rock Climbing in Krabi, Thailand

I am an avid rock climber, hiker and overall adventure seeker, so it had been a long time since I had thought of clothes as anything more than a necessity or protection against the elements.  As I looked at my old wardrobe, it seemed to range anywhere from high school clothes to comfy pants with holes and, most prevalently, athletic garb. Now that I had a grown-up job, I knew that it was time for the dreaded closet upgrade, but I didn’t know where to start.

I decided to begin with the most comfortable first step I could think of: a closet makeover. I feel stressed with clutter, so I couldn’t wait for a clothing purge.  If I hadn’t worn it recently, gone. If it didn’t fit, gone. And most importantly, if I didn’t feel good in it, GONE! It was like getting a haircut – I felt lighter and freer immediately.

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Buffalo Exchange Albuquerque Vintage Styles

More than a Vintage Store: Mixing Modern with Vintage

By Buffalo Exchange Albuquerque

Here at Buffalo Exchange, we take pride in being a vintage store in addition to reselling current trends and staples. In fact, we love mixing vintage with modern. Some people love pieces that hail from decades past but feel like they don’t know how to style them for every day. When you mix and match, vintage can actually add a timeless feel to your wardrobe.  Added bonus: you probably won’t see anyone else wearing the same thing!

Vintage Store Finds: The 40s

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Finds from the 1940s are rare, so we were particularly proud to have these elegant pieces on our racks. To style them for 2017, we paired with modern footwear and plenty of fun accessories. Whether you have a movie premier on your calendar or a Friday night date, these looks are guaranteed to make you stand out from the crowd.

Vintage Store Finds: The 50s

Buffalo Exchange Albuquerque Vintage Dress 50s

We love this adorable sky blue 50s number! For this one, we decided to go full-on vintage with a fun hat and made it modern by adding one of the most popular colors of the year – pink.

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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

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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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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_

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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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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

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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 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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Buffalo Exchange Summer Fits

Pretty in Pink: Summer Fits for $50 or Less

By Tiara McConnell, Buffalo Exchange Sherman Oaks

Here at Buffalo Exchange in Sherman Oaks we’ve never been more ready for those long summer days! We have some wonderful finds that will take your summer ‘fits to the next level. Whether you prefer spending your days out in the city or kicking back at a friend’s, these looks will make your summer glow-up real. And the best part? We put these all together for $50 or less!

Pink is the New Black

Buffalo Exchange Sherman Oaks Pink

Have you heard that pink is the new black? Well, we’ve jumped on board! We paired these frayed edge jeans (our favorite denim trend of the season) with a sheer dusty pink top and pink mules for an amazingly effortless look. Summer is the time to kick back, relax and look adorable. Top – $12, bandeau – $8, jeans – $16, shoes – $14.

Sheer Genius

Buffalo Exchange Sherman Oaks Look

Want to roam around the city without feeling like your clothes are weighing you down? Turn heads in a sheer slip layered over simple shorts and a tank top. Finish the look off with classic ankle boots and a wide-brimmed hat and you’ll be ready to conquer the streets in no time. Sheer slip dress – $22.50, hat – $10, boots – $28.

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Buffalo Exchange Lit Looks

Summer Outfits: Looks that are Lit

By Monica Eckhoff, Buffalo Exchange HQ

Flames are lighting up the streets this summer! This season’s flame trend is a fun take on the 90s. We’ve styled our favorite versions of the trend into a few different summer outfits so that, no matter your style, you can find a way to rock this classic 90s look. Best of all, when the weather cools down, you can keep your style hot by layering these looks with tights, boots and jackets.

That’s My Vibe

Buffalo Exchange Vibe

This look is an easy option for summer. Pair your flame tee with a denim overall romper and this year’s footwear du jour – crisp white sneakers. Throw on a fanny pack and some sunnies and you’re ready to go!

Buffalo Exchange Men's Vibe

If you basically live in athletic pants, this is the perfect summer outfit. We love the sporty vibe of this T-shirt’s mesh sleeves. Paired with a matching set of holographic shoes and a hat, you’re sure to set your summer style on fire.

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Buffalo Exchange Summer Must Haves

Summer Must-Haves

By Buffalo Exchange Ventura

Now that summer is going strong, we’re excited to be wearing all of our favorite warm-weather pieces. From fun prints to statement earrings, we love making our summer wardrobe pop! The good news is, you’ll also be able to wear many of these items in a month or two when you start to transition your style for fall.

Gingham

Buffalo Exchange Ventura Gingham

Buffalo Exchange Ventura Men's Gingham

Made popular by Hollywood stars like Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly, gingham has been around forever and we’ve been seeing it come back strong this summer. And it’s no longer for just picnic baskets! From playsuits and dresses to blouses and tees, gingham is everywhere with its adorably retro vibes. Match it with your favorite pair of espadrilles, Vans or even Doc Martens! For summer, wear it with jean shorts. Then, when fall comes around, wear it with dark wash denim for a completely different look.

Statement Earrings

Buffalo Exchange Ventura Earrings

This summer, the secret to taking any outfit from average to awesome is statement earrings. Big, bold and beautiful, tassel earrings can be found everywhere this season – and for good reason! They are an easy way to add some pop to your summer wardrobe halfway through the season and draw attention toward your beautiful face. Be sure to pick up a pair at your local Buffalo Exchange and up your summer style game!

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