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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Mother-Daughter Style at Buffalo Exchange Chelsea

Text by Meghan Kane, Photos by Ruben Lawrence, Buffalo Exchange Chelsea

Buffalo Exchange Chelsea employee Bree and her mother Brenda choose outfits for each other and talk about their personal style. From the way these two women interact, it’s clear that they inspire each other in both fashion and life!

What is your go-to style?

Bree: A lot of streetwear. I like oversized pieces of clothing and I definitely prefer shopping in the men’s department over the women’s. Hip hop culture inspired a lot of that.
Brenda: A plain, white T-shirt with some comfy, distressed jeans and a pair of Adidas; very comfortable and classic.

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Would you say you influence each other’s style in any way?

Bree: We have very different styles. My mom is of a more classic, clean but still girly vibe, while I basically dress like a boy most of the time. But I don’t think she realizes the influence she had on me. When I was little, she put me in a lot of boy clothes and sneakers. I was very sporty as a kid, so I think her instilling that style in me is how I ended up still dressing this way today.

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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 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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Buffalo Exchange Best Music of 2016

Best Music of 2016

Written & illustrated by Joe Carrel, Buffalo Exchange HQ

What do you get when you’re a music fan AND a stat nerd?  66 music “Best Of”s distilled to one consensus list to rule them all.

There are, of course, drawbacks to cobbled-together selections like this, what with their common denominator-ness. But it’s similar to the annual nominees for Best Picture – while your favorite may not be on the list, it’s still a good snapshot of what’s making an impact at the time. So, whaddaya say we get that turntable spinnin’ and drop the needle? Without further ado, we present the best music of 2016.

  1. PINEGROVECARDINAL

This album made it onto 26% of Best Of lists and 3 Top Ten lists.

Buffalo Exchange Best Music of 2016 Pinegrove Cardinal

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Buffalo Exchange Tokens for Bags program

Tokens for Bags® Charities

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 $728,595 for thousands of local nonprofit organizations through our Tokens for Bags® program, saving 14.5 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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Best of 2016: Style Edition

By Jessica Pruitt, Buffalo Exchange

As 2016 comes to a close, we think it’s important to look back at all the great things that have happened during the past year. Here at Buffalo Exchange, we’re grateful to have opened three new stores in Ohio, Tennessee and Florida. Not to mention we saw tons of fantastic style finds and major outfit inspiration from Buffalo Exchanges across the country. So, before we bid adieu, we’ve rounded up our top Instagram posts of the year. 2017 style resolutions, here we come!

Best Employee Style of 2016

Buffalo Exchange Nashville Best of 2016 Style

When your wings match your outfit…Morgan from Buffalo Exchange Nashville rocking some seriously vintage style.

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Buffalo Exchange New Year

Thank You for Another Great Year

As 2016 comes to a close, our thoughts turn to those who have made our success possible. Thank you and best wishes for the New Year to all of our wonderful Buffaloes – customers and employees alike! Here’s to 2017!

– Buffalo Exchange

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