Holiday Style Hustle: 11 Quick and Easy Holiday Party Looks

 

By Aarian Frye, Buffalo Exchange HQ ; Photos from Buffalo Exchange Albuquerque

We’ve all been there: you’re at home in your pajamas, chowing down on some cookies and deciding what to binge-watch next. Suddenly, you remember: there’s a holiday party tonight and you don’t have anything to wear! Fret not, my fellow procrastinator. We’ve rounded up the cutest holiday style to get you out the door and on the dance floor on the fly. Just head to your local Buffalo Exchange and we can help you throw something together!Full Story


Austin Nonprofits

Spotlight on Austin Nonprofits: TreeFolks

By Amelia Gotobed, Buffalo Exchange HQ

We all know that money doesn’t grow on trees. Instead, it takes an outpouring of community support to run Texas non-profit TreeFolks. Trees are essential to our environment, cleaning our air and water and providing habitat for wildlife. That’s why TreeFolks works so hard to plant trees in Texas. And that’s why Buffalo Exchange Austin is proud to sponsor TreeFolks as one of the three Austin nonprofits in our Tokens for Bags® program.

What is TreeFolks?

Austin Nonprofit TreeFolks

Established in 1989, TreeFolks has planted 1 million trees in the urban Austin area, cultivating better air quality and shelter from the hot Texas sun. TreeFolks engages thousands of volunteers to help plant trees in community areas like parks, preserves and schoolyards. TreeFolks also helps with reforestation efforts in the wake of natural disasters. This is one of the only Austin nonprofits that promotes comprehensive urban forestry.

Tree Teachings: Why TreeFolks is One of the Top Austin Nonprofits

TreeFolks also provides comprehensive, research-based tree education. These educational opportunities, which use the urban forest as a classroom, are available to the public all year round, free of charge. TreeFolks’ educational programs serve the diverse population of Central Texas, allowing them to connect with and learn about the trees that are to vital to our lives. From Tree Adventures, which involves bike rides and tree climbs, to Sapling Days, during which thousands of baby trees are planted, this Austin nonprofit’s programs include something for everyone.

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Buffalo Exchange Unique Costume Ideas, Daily

Unique Costume Ideas for Every Spooky Occasion

Welcome back to our Costume of the Day series! From now until Halloween, we’ll be posting new unique costume ideas daily, all created out of items found at Buffalo Exchange. We’re brewing up some scary good ideas for you guys, so be sure to check back regularly! Now that you mention it…we actually really enjoy coming up with costumes. So need a hand? Stop by your local Buffalo Exchange! We have designated Costume Stylists on hand daily to help you make your Halloween dreams a reality. Just look for an employee wearing a Costume Stylist name badge.

Keep It Fresh!

Buffalo Exchange Costa Mesa Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Costume

Take some fashion inspiration from the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and dress up as the Banks Family for Halloween. Get together a few of your friends, pick up some 90s gear from Buffalo Exchange Costa Mesa and be sure to practice the theme song! “In West Philadelphia, born and raised. On the playground is where I spent most of my days…”

Spice for Life

Buffalo Exchange Hollywood Florida Unique Costume Ideas Spice Girls

Another take on the Spice Girls from Buffalo Exchange Florida! You really can’t go wrong with this 90s group costume. Bust out some group choreography to really make an impression this Halloween!

To Be or Not to Be

Halloween Unique Costume Ideas

Still don’t know what to be this Halloween? Then take a page out of the old bard’s book and dress as Hamlet or any renaissance character.  Find a poofy sleeved shirt for men and be sure throw on those tights! Accessorize by carrying around a skull like we did at Buffalo Exchange Bellingham. Romeo and Juliet also makes a great – but tragic – couples costume.

The Coven

Buffalo Exchange Halloween

Channel your American Horror Story fandom into a simple – but effective – Coven look this Halloween. To create these looks at Buffalo Exchange New Orleans, we threw on as much black as possible – dresses, tights, hats and boots – and then posed in front of the genuine Coven house. It may not be quite as easy to find a sweet old mansion if you live outside of NOLA, but guaranteed you can put one of these monochromatic looks together in no time.

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Casual Date Night Outfits for the Guys

By Buffalo Exchange Austin

Casual date night outfits are easy for the gals: all it takes is amping up the glam a bit and maybe adding some jewelry. Voila! But what about the guys? Here at Buffalo Exchange Austin, we  show you how to transition your look from day to night by adding just a few pieces.

Casual Date Night Outfits, Harley Style

Buffalo Exchange Austin Casual Date Night Outfits for the Guys Harley Davidson

For the daytime, Jeordon keeps cool and casual in a sleeveless vintage Harley Davidson tee paired with classic vintage Levi’s and sunnies for that Texas heat. When he heads out for the night, all he has to do is throw on his favorite leather moto jacket and a hat to dress up the look.

Southwest Style Star

Buffalo Exchange Austin Casual Date Night Outfits for the Guys Southwest

Here’s a look that is 100% Southwest – and super easy to transition from day to night! For day, Ben wears white Levi’s, a white Guess shirt and a bold vintage necklace. When the sun goes down, he puts on his suede vest before meeting up with his date to see some of the city’s coolest indie shows, where he’s often mistaken for part of the band. This just goes to show how easy it is to switch up your look with a single layer!

When in Doubt, Keep It ClassicBuffalo Exchange Austin Casual Date Night Outfits for the Guys Athleisure Classic Chic

This is one of the most classic of all the casual date night outfits. To start off, Ken rocks minimal black joggers styled with a color blocked chambray shirt. His bright red sneakers and Herschel backpack are perfect for a day on campus. Later in the evening, all he needs to do is swap his sneakers for black leather loafers and throw on his vintage Members Only jacket and a denim tie. There you have it – casual to snazzy in just three pieces!

If you’re anything like us, your schedule is packed full of work, classes and social engagements. Going home and completely changing before heading out for the night? Ain’t nobody got time for that. Instead, stop by Buffalo Exchange. We can help you find the perfect accessories and layering pieces to turn your daytime looks into a variety of casual date night outfits. Just throw ‘em in your bag when you leave in the morning and you’ll be ready for any occasion.


Buffalo Exchange Halloween 2017

Creative Halloween Costumes for Your Spookiest October Yet

By Jessica Pruitt, Buffalo Exchange HQ

Tired of recycling your same old witch or zombie outfits and need a few ideas for creative Halloween costumes this year? Look no further! Whether you prefer whipping your costume up the night before or you like to go for something a little more elaborate, we’ve got tons of inspiration to help you put together your spookiest costume yet.

The 90s Come Back to Life

Buffalo Exchange Pokemon Costume

Buffalo Exchange Spice Girls Costume

Buffalo Exchange Spice Girls Costume

Buffalo Exchange Character Costume

Buffalo Exchange 90s Character Costume

Buffalo Exchange Magic School Bus Costume

Buffalo Exchange 90s Costume

Buffalo Exchange Monster Costume

Buffalo Exchange Rugrats Costume

Anyone who lived through the 90s knows how many fantastically hilarious 90s characters, bands and celebrities there are to replicate via costume: Spice Girls, Coneheads, ET and cartoons like Rugrats, Aaahh!! Real Monsters or The Magic School Bus come to mind. To get in the Halloween spirit, find your favorite throwback show on Netflix, then get costuming.

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Sell Men’s Clothing for Cash or Trade

Hey Gents! Clean out your closet and bring in your past faves to Buffalo Exchange for cash or in-store credit on the spot! We’re looking for excellent fall and winter styles, including sweaters, jackets, denim, shoes and accessories. We love everyday basics, current trends and designer as well as great vintage and unique items. Don’t forget that we also buy the best of all seasons, all year round.


Buffalo Exchange Spring Styles 2017

Spring Styles We Love

By Jessica Pruitt, Buffalo Exchange HQ

As we put the turtlenecks and peacoats away, we’re getting excited to pull out some of our favorite spring styles and let a little light into our winter closets. But what to wear for the new season? Here are some of our favorite spring styles of 2017 – all coming to a Buffalo Exchange near you! If you like one of these outfits but need help putting your own version together, just ask one of our talented employees for help styling next time you’re shopping!

Earn Your Stripes

Buffalo Exchange Los Angeles (Santa Monica) Spring Styles Stripes

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Buffalo Exchange Zine Spring 2017 Fashion

Announcing the Spring/Summer 2017 Zine!

By Jessica Pruitt, Buffalo Exchange HQ

If you’re familiar with our biannual zine, you might have noticed that we skipped our Fall/Winter 2016 issue. After realizing that our customers actually like these little mags, we are proud to announce a return to print! Stop by your local Buffalo Exchange to pick up a free copy, packed full of spring 2017 fashion trends, unique style and closet organization tips.

Vintage Style

Buffalo Exchange Zine Vintage Dress

Jen Williams, Store Manager at Buffalo Exchange Nashville, has a vintage party dress collection sure to make any vintage aficionado jealous. “I started collecting vintage party dresses when I was 16 years old,” she explains, “due to an intense fear I’d show up to prom in the same dress as someone else.” Pick up a copy of the new zine to see the whole collection!

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Buffalo Exchange Spring Fashion Layering

The Perfect Jacket: Spring Fashion and the Art of Layering

By Jessica Pruitt, Buffalo Exchange HQ; Featuring Buffalo Exchange Ventura, Buffalo Exchange Costa Mesa and Buffalo Exchange Austin

We don’t know about you, but we’re already dreaming of blue skies, birds chirping and the perfect spring picnic. Ahhh, we can see it now. When it comes to spring fashion, though, picking an outfit can actually be a little confusing. Should you dress for frigid morning temps or 75 degree afternoons? The answer is both, of course! Spring temperature swings require artful layering and, most importantly, the perfect jacket.

American Gothic – Buffalo Exchange Costa Mesa

Buffalo Exchange Costa Mesa Spring Fashion Layering
Photographed by Buffalo Exchange Associate Manager Julia Mejia, Styled by Julia Mejia and Sara Villegas, Modeled by Buffalo Exchange Buyer Zoe Juarez and Darren McAtee

Buffalo Exchange Costa Mesa shows us how to layer for spring fashion at the office. We love this monochromatic, business casual take on the slip dress-and-shirt layering trend. Throw on a floppy hat and you’re ready to soak up some rays during your lunch break. For the guys, layer a vest over your button-up instead of going for a full-on blazer.

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Buffalo Exchange Tokens for Bags program

Tokens for Bags® Charities Fall 2017

Every six months, we support new local charities through our Tokens for Bags® program. Instead of giving out bags, we give customers the opportunity to donate five cents (the cost of the bag) to a charity of their choice. Since 1994, we have raised over $704,200 for thousands of local nonprofit organizations through our Tokens for Bags® program, saving 14 million bags from polluting the environment.

Find your local Buffalo Exchange below and check out the charities you can give back to.

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