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One Piece, Three Ways: Holiday Party Looks to Take You Through The Season

By Aarian, Buffalo Exchange HQ

What’s up, winter Buffaloes! During the last few weeks of December, it’s likely that you’ll receive a slew of invitations to holiday parties, kickbacks and soirees alike.  It’s also likely that, after years of attending such engagements, you’re at a loss for something to wear that doesn’t make you feel like you’re living your own personal Groundhog Day – and all without breaking the bank.  To combat this closet conundrum, I set out to Buffalo Exchange Tucson with one of my holiday wardrobe staples in hand (a navy blazer!)  to style three holiday party looks. Keep reading for style secrets and plenty of sequins!

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Sequins for a Soiree: A Casually Glam Holiday Party Look

For my first look, I wanted to create a holiday party outfit that looks put-together without feeling overthought. I found exactly what I was searching for with this fully sequined midi dress. Featuring a front vent and fluted hem, this dress is one-of-a-kind and certain to grab the attention of your fellow party-goers.  With the addition of my boucle blazer and dove gray velvet mules, I brought a lot of texture into the mix, making this fabulous dress more relaxed. Wear this look to a family dinner or office fete; in this copper number, the world is your oyster, my pretty penny!Full Story


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DIY Holiday Sweaters: Snow Globe Edition

By Savy Kroop, Buffalo Exchange HQ

Looking for the most festive sweater of all to rock this rock this holiday season? Stop into your local Buffalo Exchange for tons of cute and kitschy options. If you’re feeling a little crafty, though, try DIY-ing one of your own holiday sweaters. This snow globe sweater is unlike anything you can buy and will surely bring holiday cheer! For added fun, get a group of your friends together and make it into a craft night party.

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What You’ll Need to DIY Your Snow Globe Holiday Sweaters

To start off, you’ll need to find the sweater you want to use as your base. Choose one from your closet that you’re no longer wearing or stop by Buffalo Exchange to pick one up – I found this cute gray sweater with pearl detailing at my local Buffalo and all of my crafting supplies at the dollar store. I spent under $20 on this project and only took about 30 minutes to complete! I don’t know about you, but I think I’ll be DIY-ing my own holiday sweaters from now on.

Supplies:

  • Sweater
  • Clear plastic bowl
  • Plush snowman (or any other festive toy – i.e. reindeer or an elf)
  • Tinsel
  • Fake snow
  • Snowflake stickers
  • Glitter
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Marker

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Last-Minute Group Halloween Costumes to Make Your Squad Ghouls Come True

By Jessica Pruitt, Buffalo Exchange HQ

Still looking to put together some group Halloween costumes that are guaranteed to win the costume contest at every party you go to this weekend (not to mention make everyone jealous of your awesome squad)? It’s not too late! Halloween is almost here, but you can still put together these fun group costumes with items in your closet and a quick trip to Buffalo Exchange. Make your squad GHOULS come true with these last-minute group costume ideas!

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Wes Anderson Group Costume for 5 People
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Tim Burton Group Costumes for 7 People
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Matrix Group Costume for 6 People
Buffalo Exchange Group Halloween Costumes The Addams Family Costume
The Addam’s Family Group Costume for 7 People
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Mean Girls Group Costume for 5 People
Buffalo Exchange Group Halloween Costumes Pulp Fiction Costume
Pulp Fiction Couples Costume

Group Halloween Costumes Inspired By Your Favorite Movies

For an Oscar-worthy performance this October, go for group Halloween costumes inspired by your favorite cinematic moments. Some of our favorite options include Wes Anderson costumes, Tim Burton costumes (great for groups of 3, 4, 5 or more because of all the options!) and The Matrix costumes. And, of course, you can’t forget The Addam’s Family costumes (a Halloween classic) and Mean Girls costumes (everyone’s favorite 00s movie). Or, for a super cute and easy couples costume (also great for BFFs!), go as Vincent Vega and Mia Wallace for a Pulp Fiction costume.

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Buffalo Exchange Easy Halloween Costumes

Easy Halloween Costumes That You Can Create Last-Minute

By Savy, Buffalo Exchange HQ

I don’t know about you, but even though Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, I am almost never prepared! Every year, I have to throw together something at the last minute. So this year, I decided to test my skills to see how many easy Halloween costumes I could come up with. You can throw these costumes together with items already have in your closet or with a quick shopping trip to Buffalo Exchange!

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Wacky Tourist

If you’ve ever been to Disney or a crowded boardwalk on the beach, you might be familiar with this get-up. You can pull together a Wacky Tourist Halloween costume in minutes. All you need is a brightly colored Hawaiian shirt, sandals and some sun protection (sunglasses and a visor/hat). Add a glob of sunscreen on your nose to top it all off! If you live in a colder locale, just swap the shorts for pants and add socks with your sandals. Major bonus: I will totally wear most of these items again next summer (albeit maybe not all at once).

Buffalo Exchange Easy Halloween Costumes Sandy Grease

Still Looking For an Easy Halloween Costumes? You Better Shape Up!

Who doesn’t love Grease? And how about Sandy’s totally rockin’ greaser look? You can quickly throw together this costume with clothing from your own closet or stock up at Buffalo Exchange. Classic items like these work all year round, so if you’re trying to avoid spending money on a costume you’ll only wear once, this is the way to go!

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Fall Fashion Lookbook: Plaid, Denim and Classic Sneakers

By Aarian Frye, Buffalo Exchange HQ; Photographed by Monique Woolley for Buffalo Exchange San Diego (Hillcrest)

With the semester in full swing, it can be easy to fall into a style rut – but Buffalo Exchange is here to give you some cool weather wardrobe inspiration! We stopped by Buffalo Exchange San Diego – Hillcrest and pulled together a few 90s-inspired fall looks featuring plaid, denim and classic sneakers galore! Read ahead for outfit details in our fall fashion lookbook.

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Grunge for fall and plaid for all!

Buffalo Exchange Fall Fashion Lookbook Monique Woolley

Buffalo Exchange Fall Fashion Lookbook Monique Woolley

Big or small, cuffed jeans make an impact.

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Buffalo Exchange Richmond Opening

Welcome to Buffalo Exchange Richmond!

By Jessica Pruitt, Buffalo Exchange HQ

Here at Buffalo Exchange, we’re proud to announce the newest member of our family – Buffalo Exchange Richmond! The new store is located right in the heart of historic Carytown, alongside tons of independent businesses and great restaurants and just a quick jaunt from VCU. Thanks to a VERY WARM welcome from Carytown residents and our neighboring businesses, the store is off to a great start! We’re so happy to be a part of this unique and thriving neighborhood.Buffalo Exchange Richmond Now Open Vintage Decor Picture Frames

Buffalo Exchange Richmond Now Open Vintage Decor Plachinko Machines

Vintage Decor

Many shoppers are already noticing our store’s unique décor, a mix between Buffalo’s eclectic, vibrant style and the modern-historic feel of Carytown. Complete with vintage pressed tin ceilings and big display windows, this space is beautiful all on its own. To accent the store’s natural charm, our in-house interior design team added hand-painted signs, vintage displays featuring everything from old pachinko machines to one-of-a-kind mirrors and art deco-look tiles.

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Gone Wild: How to Wear Animal Print

By Savannah, Buffalo Exchange HQ

Time to breathe in that pumpkin spice and cozy up in layers! This season, we’re amping up our usual soft knits and booties combo with funky prints. From tiger stripes to cheetah spots, animal print is the answer to having some fun with your cool-weather wardrobe. Not sure how to tie them into your ensemble? Look no further! We’ve come up with five simple ways to show off your wild side.

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Who doesn’t love a good bootie? Try mixing an animal print boot with another cool-weather favorite like plaid or polka dots for a totally on-trend outfit. Too much? Wear them with jeans and a simple white tee for a classic, cool look.

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Flame Prints, Flannel and Floral: Top 90s Trends

By Savy Kroop, Buffalo Exchange HQ; Styling by Jessie Whitehouse; Photography by DreamKloudVisuals

This year, we’ve been reliving all our favorite 90s trends and loving it. Whether it’s classic 90s pop culture like Betty Boop (boop-oop-a-doop!), flame prints or flannel, we just can’t get enough! Buffalo Exchange employee Jessie Whitehouse feels the same way – read on for her take on the 90s.

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Kick Back With Your Favorite 90s Trends

When I think 90s trends, the first things that come to mind are grunge, flannels and Dr. Martens. Try pairing your Docs with a flannel for a classic look or go Drew Barrymore’s route and style them with a floral dress. Jessie gave this throwback trend a modern spin with a sweatshirt-flannel combo that’s fastened together by metal hardware. Pretty 90s punk rock if you ask me!

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Keep It Or Sell It

Shopping is easy, but deciding what to keep and what to sell when your closet’s feeling a little overstuffed? Not so much. Unless you have a good friend over to help you decide! Follow along as Aarian helps Amelia clean out her closet and find things to sell at Buffalo Exchange – from cute jeans that just don’t quite fit to a pair of shoes she only wore once. (Plus, stay tuned for a cameo by Amelia’s cat Marge!)


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Fall/Winter Zine In Stores Now!

As fall rolls in, we’re more than excited for layers, cool-weather trends and a general wardrobe update! In our Fall/Winter Zine, say hello to some of your favorite fall trends – from 1940s style at Buffalo Exchange San Diego (Hillcrest) to music-inspired streetwear at Buffalo Exchange Houston. Be sure to take a peek at our handy flowchart, perfect for figuring out which items to keep and which items to bring in to sell. Then, find out what inspires some of our favorite Instagram style icons. Stop by your local Buffalo Exchange to pick up a free copy of the zine!

By the Sea

Buffalo Exchange Fall Winter Zine By the Sea Photoshoot 2 Girls and 1 Guy 1940s Fashion

For anyone really feeling the 1940s right now, head to the shore with us in this vintage-feel editorial from Buffalo Exchange Hillcrest. This fall, we’re thinking knee-length dresses, striped trousers and naval-inspired hats. Photography by Monique Woolley (@momomerlot). Styling by Teha Wallace (@TehaWallace).

Musically Inclined

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This photo shoot was inspired by some of our favorite music icons. Channel your inner superstar with moto jackets, canvas outerwear and your own take on denim from Buffalo Exchange Houston. Photography by Martha Rincon (@TotallyMartha). Styling by Martha Rincon and Urma Redmond.

Keep It or Sell It

Buffalo Exchange Fall Winter Zine Closet Photo

When struck with the age-old quandary – to keep or to sell – consult our handy flowchart. Pick up a copy of our zine and keep it close by during your next closet cleanout!

Our Favorite Style Icons

Buffalo Exchange Fall Winter Zine Instagram Influencers

ConnoisseurOfCute: Okay, well it doesn’t get much cuter than Elizabeth Winn Colley. Head over to her feed for an overload of all things pink and adorable.

SofiaGConte: How adorable is Sofia? We love her fun, classic take on style.

OscarDeLarmenta: We totally dig Oscar Armenta’s unique, early 2000s-inspired style. Oh and did we mention that he looks fantastic in tiny sunglasses?

AFashionNerd: If you’re feeling Wes Anderson vibes when you scroll Amy Roiland’s feed, you wouldn’t be wrong. She draws much of her style inspiration from the filmmaker and even had a “Wes-tern Anderson”-themed wedding.

This is just a taste of the fall style inspiration in our latest zine, so stop by your local Buffalo Exchange to pick up your own copy. Then, be sure to consult our Keep It or Sell It flow chart as you’re cleaning out your closet for the new season – we’re buying for fall and the best of all seasons!