We’re celebrating the winter season with 12 days of giveaways on our INSTAGRAM! Starting Sunday, Dec. 13–Thursday, Dec. 24, we’ll be giving away fun accessories, home goods, and more. Check @BuffaloExchange daily to see out prize of the day, and enter to win by tagging your friend in our Instagram comments section. For more details visit our official rules page.
We’re officially opened in Pittsburgh! Our newest addition to Buffalo Exchange is located in the Southside Flats neighborhood on 1214 E. Carson St., Pittsburgh, PA 15203. Stop in and say hi to our newest Buffalos! You can buy, sell, or trade your new and recycled clothing and accessories anytime we’re open: Monday–Saturday 11am–7pm and Sunday 12pm–6pm.
By Denise L., Buffalo Exchange New Orleans
We’re celebrating our 10 year anniversary this Saturday, May 9 from 11am–7pm!
Close your eyes for a moment and flash back to May 2005. Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston had just announced their separation, Britney Spears was married to Kevin Federline, and the radio was blasting “Hollaback Girl” by Gwen Stefani and “Soldier” by Destiny’s Child. Hot movies at the box office were Kung Fu Hustle, Sahara, and Sin City. On television Lost was ending its first season and Family Guy was beginning its broadcast. Carrie Underwood won the fourth season of American Idol and Tom Cruise was proclaiming his love for Katie Holmes on Opera’s couch. In fashion camisoles were popular embellished with sequins or layered under tees, flared low rise jeans, boho skirts, and knit gauchos were all over the streets. For men, Ed Hardy tees and super skinny jeans were all the rage.
By Buffalo Exchange Ventura
While ringing in our five year anniversary we thought it was only suitable to interview a few of our regular customers.
1. How long have you been shopping with us? Twenty years! I started shopping in the San Francisco Buffalo stores and now I shop here in Ventura.
2. What is your favorite Buffalo Exchange find? A pair of broken-in Frye boots that I found in one of the Portland stores.
3. How did you first hear about Buffalo? I moved to San Francisco right out of college and there was a Buffalo down the street.
4. What do you find yourself searching for every time you shop here? High quality pieces.
5. What do you tell your friends about us? It’s where I find everything!
Congrats Songja, our 40th Anniversary $1000 Buffalo Exchange gift card winner!
Check out some of the fun items Songja found at our Somerville location!
By Quinn Coats-Fitzhugh, Buffalo Exchange San Fran (Haight)
It was a beautiful day here in San Francisco, and the charm of our gorgeous 1969 Airstream trailer only added to the ambiance of our predominantly Victorian-style neighborhood. Tourists and locals alike were strolling along the sunny streets of the Haight-Ashbury District, at first timidly, then boldly poking their heads into our vintage pop-up shop to see what all the fuss was about! We had rows of things like colorful plaid Pendleton pieces for the gents, and a handsome gaggle of resin- and Bakelite-handled purses for the ladies. Young and old customers had fun playing dress up and reminisced about the days of polyester while listening to the music of our friend, (and member of the local band “Owl Paws”) Derek and his trusty guitar. We had a surprise visit from some very loyal friends of Buffalo Exchange, who were happy to help us celebrate 40 years of doing what we do best! Three of our former employees who were with us in the 1980s joined together from various corners of the globe (even from as far away as Australia) to check out the festivities! Everything went off without a hitch and we are sure to remember this special day for many years to come. We await our 50th anniversary with fashion-loving hearts!
By Buffalo Exchange Berkeley
At the Berkeley store, we showcased the best of the best curated collection of vintage, one-of-a-kind, and western wear the East Bay has to offer. The Airstream was packed full of treasures that would make anyone’s wardrobe truly envy worthy, from 60s floral one-piece swimsuits to hand embroidered clutches. There was a little something for everyone to find that would fit nicely into their closets, from birdcage bonnets, fringe leather jackets, multicolored ponchos, and delicately layered petticoats. Go to staples in the Airstream were the multitude of belts and cowboy boots. Almost any style or color of embossed leather or beaded belt could be paired nicely with a Scully western shirt, Pendleton skirt, and pair of Justin Boots.
By Buffalo Exchange Eugene
The sun shined down as we set up our Airstream for an exciting day full of vintage gems and western pieces! We are so fortunate to have our own parking lot right out front, which gave us an amazing (and convenient) space for our shop. Tons of our regular customers came to support their favorite Buffalos, and hunt for their own unique pieces to add to their wardrobe. Many people had their calendars marked, and even journeyed up to three hours to check out the goods we had. They found everything from a beaded fringed Scully jacket, to handmade vintage dresses, and cowboy boots galore! For regular customer, Harland, this was his fourth stop on our tour (he also hit both Tucson stores and Phoenix). Customers enjoyed some delicious cake, decked out in our beautiful Buffalo Exchange tattoo artwork, as well as drank refreshing Jumex fruit juices. It was a day filled with so much laughter, dancing, treasure hunting, and, of course, shopping.
By Josiah Earle and Amy Hjorth, Buffalo Exchange Portland (downtown)
On its arrival to downtown Portland, our 40th Anniversary Airstream trailer was greeted by one of our warmest (and breeziest) days this year! Portland’s eclectic style was on parade with plenty of diverse customers visiting our vintage pop-up shop along with lots of furry friends! Our curated collection of classic and western wear pieces included amazing dresses of all eras, Hawaiian shirts, lots of embroidery, and even a pair of sixties roller skates! The celebration was extended beyond the trailer into our Burnside store with festive decorations and seventies trivia. Water Avenue Coffee and Hungry Heart provided refreshments and cupcakes to supplement our shoppers’ delights! Not only was it a beautiful day for Portland, it was also an exceptionally fun day for employees and customers alike. Happy Birthday Buffalo! Forty never looked so good!