Buffalo Exchange Alfred Banks

Wear What You Like: Profile of Alfred Banks

By Jessica Pruitt, Buffalo Exchange HQ

We talk with New Orleans rapper Alfred Banks (aka @UnderDogCentral) about his River Kings 2 Tour of “The Beautiful” (happening now!), his music career and his take on personal style. Banks loves shopping at resale stores like Buffalo Exchange because it gives him the freedom to build his style from the ground up.

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What do you like about shopping resale and Buffalo Exchange in particular?

For me, the hunt of finding something so cool among the shelves of a resale store like Buffalo Exchange really excites me. Putting an outfit together from a complete blank canvas is awesome.

How did you get started shopping at Buffalo?

I’ve always lived close to Buffalo Exchange down here in NOLA, so one day in 2007, I just decided to walk in and see what you guys had. Ten years later, I still walk in all the time.

You’ve travelled all over the US. What’s your favorite Buffalo you’ve shopped at?

My favorite Buffalo has to be here in NOLA. The one in Austin is really cool, but nothing compares to my hometown.

What’s been your favorite Buffalo find recently?

Recently, I found a pair of High Top K-Swiss Midcourts and they are so dope. Awesome color way and super comfy.

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Stardust Memories

by Joe Carrel, Buffalo Exchange HQ

While driving through downtown Phoenix, I happened upon a series of murals that made me pull over and take notice. The 80-foot stretch of paintings by courthouse sketch artist Maggie Keane inspired me to gather some intriguing tidbits about their iconic subject, David Bowie.

Changes

Born David Robert Jones, Bowie changed his name at the age of 18 to avoid confusion with fellow British musician (and Monkees frontman) Davy Jones. Infatuated with American culture and movies, he was inspired by 1960’s The Alamo. His new moniker payed homage to Texan rebel Jim Bowie; in fact, David’s wife, Iman, even has Jim’s famous Bowie knife tattooed on her ankle.

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The True Cost of Fashion

By Jessica Pruitt, Buffalo Exchange HQ

If you’re on a tight budget, you want to make sure you get the most wardrobe for your hard-earned wages. For many, that translates to a quick Forever 21 or H&M trip. The true cost of fashion, however, goes far beyond the price you pay at the register.

Price per Wear

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Buffalo Exchange Best Music of 2016

Best Music of 2016

Written & illustrated by Joe Carrel, Buffalo Exchange HQ

What do you get when you’re a music fan AND a stat nerd?  66 music “Best Of”s distilled to one consensus list to rule them all.

There are, of course, drawbacks to cobbled-together selections like this, what with their common denominator-ness. But it’s similar to the annual nominees for Best Picture – while your favorite may not be on the list, it’s still a good snapshot of what’s making an impact at the time. So, whaddaya say we get that turntable spinnin’ and drop the needle? Without further ado, we present the best music of 2016.

  1. PINEGROVECARDINAL

This album made it onto 26% of Best Of lists and 3 Top Ten lists.

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Fashion Icon Game Night

By Joe Carrel, Buffalo Exchange HQ

Like any other company, Buffalo Exchange has its share of meetings. But ours are actually fun. Not only do we dedicate an entire evening to game play, we can’t help but throw a dress-up element into the mix!  For our most recent game night, the dress-up theme was “fashion icon,” and attendees took that cue in many colorful directions. The past and present worlds of the fashion, film and music collided for one evening of fun that was not to be missed.

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Eco-friendly Fashionista

By Gneiss Hobbs and Joe Carrel, Buffalo Exchange HQ

She’s an environmental scientist, but she’s also a clothing connoisseur. Find out how the two go hand in hand and meet the woman behind the eco-friendly fashion/beauty/lifestyle website Sustainable Daisy.

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Family of Fashion Designers

By Joe Carrel, Buffalo Exchange HQ (with photos by Jessica Pruitt and Christy Klep)

The family that sews together grows together. We asked Portland’s Irene Veldstra about fashion, upcycling and her ultra-creative household.

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Think Little, Live Large

By Joe Carrel, Buffalo Exchange HQ

Halfway through an episode of Tiny House Hunters I had two realizations: 1) I definitely need to reevaluate my TV viewing habits, and 2) minimal living isn’t simply a twenty-tens fad –– it’s the future.

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Entertainment is Served

By Joe Carrel, Buffalo Exchange HQ

I’m not a foodie. Not even close. Most of my dining experiences involve the phrase, “I’ll have the #9.” So I was more than a bit skeptical when a friend recommended I try the Netflix series Chef’s Table. Once I began watching, however, that skepticism soon transformed into an appetite for more. How so? Let’s just say that this show, like all good recipes, contains a secret ingredient.

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