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.

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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

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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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Buffalo Exchange Charity Animal Haven NYC

Cuddle Up with Brooklyn’s Tokens for Bags® Beneficiary, Animal Haven NYC

By Danielle Hargett, Buffalo Exchange HQ

Our Buffalo Exchange Brooklyn stores (Boerum Hill and Williamsburg) not only offer a variety of designer and vintage recycled clothing, they also give customers the chance take part in our Tokens for Bags® program every time they shop. Instead of receiving a plastic bag with each purchase, customers receive a 5 cent token to donate one of 3 rotating local nonprofits. This year, our Brooklyn locations have selected Animal Haven NYC as one of their program beneficiaries.

Big Cuddles in the Big Apple

The hustle and bustle of living in NYC can wear you down over time. Luckily, with a mission to find homes for abandoned cats and dogs, Animal Haven NYC gives city dwellers the opportunity to find comfort through cuddles with a new furry best friend! What better way to end a busy day than by snuggling a rescued fur baby?

Buffalo Exchange Animal Haven NYC Puppy

Animal Haven NYC: Safe Haven until Forever Home

Animal Haven NYC opened its doors in 1967 and has been finding homes for homeless cats and dogs ever since. As a no-kill animal shelter, the nonprofit firmly believes in caring for their animals until they can find them the purrfect forever home. In some cases, they even provide animal behavior intervention to increase chances of adoption.

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More Than Just An Animal Shelter

In addition to finding homes for cats and dogs, Animal Haven NYC actively educates children about animal welfare, raises awareness about the human-animal bond and serves as a resource for pet owners in need of assistance. Through its Caring Kids program, the nonprofit teaches children about existing issues with animal welfare and ultimately encourages them to become animal advocates in their community.

Animal Haven NYC also has programs like Helping Pets and People in Crisis and the Pet Assistance and Resource Center. These provide emergency planning assistance and help people hold onto their pets  when unexpected circumstances arise.

Buffalo Exchange Animal Haven NYC Kittens

Interested in finally taking home the pet you’ve always longed for?  Learn more about Animal Haven NYC’s adoption process and view photos of animals that are currently in need of homes. Not able to support a pet just yet? Come by Buffalo Exchange Boerum Hill or Buffalo Exchange Williamsburg and donate your 5 cent token at checkout!


Read about Rocco

Working at Buffalo Exchange: Meet Rocco

By Buffalo Exchange Headquarters

Rocco Paone started working at Buffalo Exchange Brooklyn as a Buyer in 2007. Since then, he’s come a long way. Believe it or not, this mild-mannered young man recently distinguished himself as the very first person in Buffalo Exchange history to have worked in management at all 5 of our New York locations!

New York State of Mind  

    Buffalo Exchange Brooklyn Buyer

Rocco moved to Williamsburg in 2006, fresh from college in upstate NY.  This was back when rent was still affordable in Brooklyn and he was eager to move to the Big City.  He worked at our Brooklyn location for 3 and ½ years, climbing the ladder to earn an Associate Manager promotion in 2010.

In November 2010, Rocco helped open the Chelsea location as an Associate Manager and was amazed to watch business skyrocket from day one. From there, he rocked on to the Boerum Hill store in downtown Brooklyn and then to Astoria, Queens, all in 2013. He loved being part of the gamble Buffalo Exchange took opening in Queens – there was no other store like it in that part of New York.

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40th Tour: Brooklyn (Williamsburg)

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Buffalo Exchange brought the best of the west to Williamsburg yesterday to celebrate the company’s 40th Anniversary. The Airstream trailer turned vintage pop-up shop was parked in front of our store on Driggs Ave. in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. New Yorkers love a good hunt for vintage classics, and with only one day to experience it in Williamsburg, fashion lovers came over with a curious eye! New and regular customers peeked inside to see the hand-selected vintage and western clothing: leather and suede jackets, vintage dresses, classic western men’s shirts, boots, leather accessories, and turquoise and silver jewelry were in full supply as passing New Yorkers got a breeze of the desert air. A blast of spring came through the city, which gave us perfect weather for an outdoor performance by one of our associates, singer-songwriter, Lauren Eylise. Customers were given Buffalo Exchange souvenirs, invited to take photos with the Airstream, enter a contest to win a $1,000 Buffalo Exchange gift card, enjoy the live music, and snack on treats. The 40th Anniversary Tour keeps trucking through the city this week, as it makes its way through the northeast, spreading love, happiness, and, of course, guilt-free fashion all across the country.

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An Era-inspired Fall

By Buffalo Exchange Brooklyn (Williamsburg)

We are taking our fashion cues from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s here in Williamsburg this fall! Bright colors, geometric prints and bold black and whites are hitting the streets and our customers love these looks.

For a laid back ‘70s feel, grab your floppy hat and oversized bag. Keep it current with a sheer geometric blouse and pop of floral.

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Heart Throb Pins

By Jem Ross, Buffalo Exchange Brooklyn

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I don’t know about you guys but Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite Holidays. All of the love heart merchandise piling every shelf, chocolates, candy colored macaroons, and a fun excuse to have a party in the middle of one of the drearier times of the year here in Williamsburg, NYC.

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Williamsburg Crafterday

CraftingRecently our Williamsburg store hosted their first “Crafterday!” This Crafterday was dedicated to creating your very own floral crown/headband. Many showed up with bare heads and left with glorious floral arrangements for their noggin.  Did you miss this event? Have no fear; you can catch the next Crafterday this Saturday from 2-6pm at our Williamsburg location. This round we’ll help you distress and stencil an old pair of denim whatever or your new Buffalo Exchange purchase. See you there!Full Story


Style Watch: Williamsburg

Congratulations Michelle, our Necklace Giveaway winner! Check back later this month for more giveaways!

Williamsburg Style

When you walk the streets of Williamsburg you can guarantee you’ll pass more than a few fashionable folks. Check out these stylish people our Buffalo Exchange Brooklyn team spotted.Full Story


Style Watch: Williamsburg

Williamsburg Style

We hit the streets of Williamsburg again, snapping photos of our favorite outfits on the most stylish people. You’re looking fabulous Brooklyn!Full Story


Williamsburg Walks

Street FestivalWilliamsburg Walks is a series of car-free Saturday afternoons on Bedford Avenue. The idea is for people to use the closure to cars in order to rethink their public space and to offer a space to celebrate the neighborhood. This event takes place on 3 Saturdays in June, 9th, 16th and 23rd. The main shopping street in Williamsburg, Bedford Ave.is closed off for 10-12 blocks for pedestrians, booths, music and activities. Here are some photos from the June 16th events!Full Story