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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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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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.

Buffalo Exchange Chelsea Mom Daughter

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.

Buffalo Exchange Chelsea Pants

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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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