By Aarian Frye (Buffalo Exchange HQ) & Buffalo Exchange Tempe
At Buffalo Exchange, it’s not uncommon to hear about die-hard shoppers turning their love of the store into fashion careers! Today, we meet Cornell, who has worked as a Buyer at Buffalo Exchange Tempe since March 2017. We talk about his journey in the fashion industry and his personal style!
The Stuff Fashion Careers Are Made Of
Cornell’s enthusiasm for Buffalo started at a young age. In middle school, he “came to the realization that you could love fashion and make a career out of that passion.” Cornell couldn’t wait to apply and join the team at Buffalo Exchange Tempe.
Why Cornell Loves His Job
When asked about his favorite parts of working at Buffalo Exchange, Cornell says that he enjoys personal shopping for customers. “I love to help each customer find their confidence and to experiment with new pieces,” he says. “For anyone in search of fashion advice, I’d like them to know not to be afraid of what people think and to try out new things until you find what works for you.” To Cornell, because of these opportunities to style customers, this is one of the best fashion careers he could have hoped for!
Style That Is “Authentically Me”
Cornell’s personal style is all about pushing the boundaries and he cites influential artists Solange and Rihanna as his fashion icons. “Solange and Rihanna have a genuine and effortless style that really speaks to me,” he says. “For me, having a personal style that feels and looks ‘authentically me’ is what’s the most important.”
Last but certainly not least, Cornell shows us his favorite three items in his wardrobe: Marc by Marc Jacobs Mini Toolbox Bag, Louis Vuitton keychain turned earring and vintage Fendi pants!
“I love that I get to express myself while working and I get to learn about all aspects of the retail and fashion industry.” If this sounds like one of your dream fashion careers, Buffalo Exchange is always looking for friendly, fashion-driven people around the country. Visit your local Buffalo Exchange to fill out an application and meet our team or apply online today.