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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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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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 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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5 Steps to Having an Unforgettable 4th of July!

By Buffalo Exchange Brooklyn (Boerum Hill)

It’s that time of year again! Summer brings warm weather, adventures and, of course, the 4th of July. Don’t let this year’s Independence Day fizzle out. Light up your holiday with these 5 steps for making this 4th of July one to remember!

Step #1: Find a look that’s on fire!

Buffalo Exchange Brooklyn July 4th look

We always buy in the hottest trends and unique finds here at Buffalo Exchange. You know what that means? It means WE GOT YOU! Stop into one of our stores and have a peek at our inventory. There’s a high chance we have what you’re looking for, whatever it may be!

Step #2: Do it for the ‘Gram!

Buffalo Exchange Brooklyn July 4th Outfit

Now that you found the perfect outfit, grab your BFF and snap away! The goal is to produce the most epic Instagram pic ever.  Use props or contort yourself into the most ridiculous poses. The crazier you get, the more fun you’ll have. Of course, the main goal is to show off the awesome ‘fit you put together! This photo will you earn you all the likes, but more importantly, it will give you and your BFF something to remember the holiday with.

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4 Festival Outfits to Wear Now

By Buffalo Exchange Tempe

Music is in the air! Do you have your summer festival outfit yet? This year, denim cutoffs, fringe and flower crowns are still on the scene, but we’re also seeing plenty of street styles emerge for an effortlessly cool look. Never fear – unique vintage, embroidery and bell bottoms are still essential players! Whatever your favorite summer festival, we bring you our top 4 looks to rock out in style.

That 70s Look

First time festival goer? No problem! Pair your favorite band tee with some light wash flares and then finish off your look with a vintage handkerchief and rad turquoise accessories for a super 70s look. Never be afraid to show off your sense of style at your first festival: this is your right of passage!

Vintage Gal

If you want to go for a chic vintage vibe, pair your favorite 70s dress with a long suede coat (late-night festivals can get a bit chilly, even in the heat of summer!). Make this outfit stand out even more with some statement jewelry and trendy denim boots.

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Summer Travel Packing Tips

By Christina Hebets, Buffalo Exchange Headquarters

Travel can be stressful, but the payoff is worth it. Make it easier on yourself and your baggage with these 4 simple tips, then find out our favorite pieces to pack:

  1. Pack Your Dense Clothing First: Most suitcases have grooves and notches on the bottom, making for uneven packing space. Use your denim and puffier clothing to fill the gaps and add padding for the rest of your items. Bonus: you won’t have to figure out how to stuff those in at the end if you pack them first. For other clothing items, roll them up tightly rather than folding them to save on space.
  2. Stuff Those Shoes: The inside of a shoe is just wasted space if left unused. Stuff your socks and delicates in there to hold the shoe’s shape and use every square inch. This is also a great way to protect jewelry!
  3. Leave Room for Souvenirs (More Shopping, Anyone?): It is always tempting to stuff your bags to the brim, but trust me, it’s worth leaving some room. Hit up your local Buffalo Exchange while you’re jet-setting and bring home some new styles, local to your destination.
  4. Wear It More Than Once: Durable clothes, especially jeans and bottoms, can easily be worn more than once. If you pack items that can mix and match, you can create a bunch of outfits from just a handful of pieces.   Plus, you’ll be happy for the extra room and lighter baggage.

Here are some of our favorite fashions to pack:

Denim (always):

Denim basics are versatile and easily combined with the latest trends – think embroidery, patches and more! Whether you prefer to wear your denim in the form of jeans, a jacket or even a skirt, it’s guaranteed to match everything. You can even do denim on denim. The fabric is somewhat heavier to carry, but its durability makes it a staple item for any travel wardrobe.

Buffalo Exchange Tempe Packing Tips Distressed Denim

Buffalo Exchange Tempe Packing Tips Embroidered Denim Jacket

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