KGW Portland featured Linda Hjorth, Store Manager of Buffalo Exchange Portland (Downtown), in a segment titled “Fall Thrift Store Finds” on October 23, 2017. “Go in and be open to possibilities … the great thing is we’re always getting new stuff every day… We’re always buying all seasons, all year round, so you don’t have to wait and hold your summer pieces until next summer. If it’s something that we can buy for the store, that will sell for us either now or later, we will buy it,” says Linda Hjorth.
By Jessica Pruitt, Buffalo Exchange HQ
There are hundreds of reasons to love autumn – leaves turning to bright hues of red, orange and yellow, crisp fall air, cozy fires, pumpkin spice lattes and the start of the holiday season. TBH, though, the main reason is the return of comfy clothes and all of the new fall fashion trends. From plaid to retro athletic gear to the perfect accessories, we’re already clocking our favorite looks of the season.
Plaid About It
This fall, we’re loving the return to plaid – in particular, plaid trousers for both guys and gals. This must-have print makes for looks that feel retro but also totally new. Check and mate!
Are You Over It?
Ok, so we just can’t get over the overall trend – and we’re guessing you can’t, either! They’re great for layering as you move into fall. Wear yours with booties and a cashmere turtleneck for a chic look or pair with sneakers and a sweatshirt for a more athletic take.
By Moriah Masters
As a fashion marketing student, it’s important to me to return to campus in style. A back to school shopping trip is always in order, but being a college student, I have to stick to a budget. You know what that means – a trip to Buffalo Exchange! This year, I was looking for everything from 90s-inspired street style to dark bohemian prairie vibes. At Buffalo, I was able to put together three fall style looks that I absolutely love without going over budget!
Don’t Mesh with My Fall Style
This feminine chic fall style is all about layering and uses lightweight mesh dresses that are great transitional pieces. In particular, I was looking for something with asymmetrical lines and ruffles, which are all the rage right now. At my local Buffalo Exchange, I ended up finding a mock neck mesh dress that fit the bill and layered it with items I already had in my closet. Since these dresses are sheer, layering is a necessity. For a more casual look, you could pair a mesh dress with a pair of shorts or jeans and a tank or bralette.
Luxe in Metallic
90s-inspired looks with high-shine? Yes please! Metallics were top on my list of fall style must-haves. Luckily, I found the perfect pleated skirt and paired it with a New York tank to achieve the vibe I was looking for. With metallics, it’s all about balance! Pick a statement piece and then dress it down with denim and a neutral-colored top.
By Buffalo Exchange Atlanta
Shopping for back to school wardrobes can be quite the tall order. If you’re anything like us, you plan out your first-day outfit to a T, PLUS try to stock up on a solid selection of basics, PLUS pick up the year’s top back to school trends, all while staying under budget. Geez – say that five times fast. To help you out, we’ve put together a few of our favorite looks of the year, all crafted affordably with finds from Buffalo Exchange. Whether worrying about your GPA is (thankfully) a thing of the past or you’re still trucking your way through school, these looks are perfect for fall!
Camouflage has been on the radar all summer long, but it’s now available in a refreshing array of colors, including pink, fluorescent yellow and orange. Perhaps surprisingly, this is one of the more versatile back to school trends – if you want to dabble with camo, pick up a tee, hat or bag with the print. Otherwise, go for the most popular camo item, by far: a baggy, army-style pant. Pair these with crop tops, graphic tees, band tees or mesh.
New Takes on Denim
When we think of back to school shopping, we think of the hunt for the perfect jeans. There’s nothing more classic than denim for fall, but you don’t have to stick to just jeans and a tee! Interesting new back to school trends in denim are available this year: think frayed hems and distressing, embroidery, button-front skirts, overalls, jumpsuits and denim jackets for a full Americana look. Denim looks especially good when paired with bandanas or covered with patches and pins.
By Monica Eckhoff, Buffalo Exchange HQ
Fall and winter are no stranger to denim, but we’re seeing so many fun updates this season! Here are a few of our must-have denim trends hitting stores now.
Denim Trends: The Trucker Jacket
Denim jackets are a classic Americana staple in everyone’s closet, but this year we’re seeing fun customizations with patches, text, distressing and raw hem lines for that worn-in look. These are available in any wash you could want, including light washes, dark denim and, of course, black!
Denim Trends: How to Style Embroidered Jeans
Embroidery isn’t just for summer! We’ve paired these fun light wash, raw hem jeans with a dark tie-neck bodysuit and a simple matching rose beanie and wedges.
If you prefer a look that’s more casual but still totally cute, pair the same jeans and beanie with a fun ruffle sleeve tee and a denim jacket for some denim on denim action.
For the sportier gal, we paired some darker wash step- hem jeans with a cropped choker neck hoodie. Add some comfortable sneakers and a backpack and you’re ready to head off to class.
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
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.
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.
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
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!
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
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!
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.
By Monica Eckhoff, Buffalo Exchange HQ
This summer, it’s all about the details! We’re seeing the embroidery trend and colorful trims on everything from clothing to accessories. Take a look below at some of the fun styles we’re stocking our stores with. Maybe you’ll even get inspired for your next festival outfit!
This easy breezy prairie style maxi dress is perfect for a day out on the town. We’ve paired it with some embroidered velvet wedges for an on-trend look, head to toe. Add some sunglasses and you’re ready to go!
By Buffalo Exchange Manhattan
The sun is out, the birds are chirping and we are beyond ready for warm weather at Buffalo Exchange Manhattan! While it may still be a little chilly outside, we aren’t waiting any longer to clean out our winter closets and stock up on spring and summer essentials. Our go-to looks this year include everything from bright florals for guys and gals to updated denim. Let’s take a look!
Flirty and feminine cuts are a breakout trend this season. Off-the-shoulder blouses with ruffle details and the occasional lace accent are becoming a new staple. Simple mules complete the look.