Buffalo Exchange Chicago Pitchfork Music Festival

Buffalo Goes to Pitchfork Festival

By Buffalo Exchange Chicago

We had so much fun at Pitchfork Festival this year! Buffalo Exchange Chicago came out and set up with a collection of our favorite festival styles and some sweet Buffalo swag. Big thanks to everyone who stopped by!

A Little Bit about Pitchfork Festival

Buffalo Exchange Chicago Pitchfork Festival

If you’re not familiar with the Pitchfork Festival, it’s an independently run music festival that has quickly gained international acclaim in the 12 years since it started. It showcases more than 40 bands over three days each summer in Chicago’s Union Park and focuses on supporting local businesses and keeping ticket costs reasonable. This year’s festival took place from July 14 to July 16, 2017 and Buffalo Exchange Chicago was lucky enough to be there with our favorite festival wears in tow. This year’s lineup included favorites like LCD Soundsystem, A Tribe Called Quest, Solange, PJ Harvey, Dirty Projectors and more!

Buffalo Exchange Chicago Pitchfork Promo

Buffalo Exchange Chicago Pitchfork Fans

Customers loved our Buffalo Exchange fans, great for keeping cool when the sun was shining bright! Want a fan like this? Stop into one of our stores to see if we have any in stock! They’re free, plus they make you feel like Buffalo royalty.

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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 How to Layer Winter to Spring

How to Layer Your Way Straight Into Spring

Styled & Written by Teresa Gugliotta Kremer, Photography by Katie Peter, Buffalo Exchange Chicago

Now that Old Man Winter has really made himself at home, many of us are already dreaming of springier styles ahead. When the temperatures are below freezing, though, how do you update your look while still staying warm? The answer lies in layering. No matter your style, these looks from Buffalo Exchange Chicago are perfect now or later. Come spring, peel off a few layers and you’re ready to roll!

How to Layer: Maximal Artist

Buffalo Exchange How to Layer Artistic

This printed sleeveless dress layered over a colorful orange turtleneck and pink tights makes for a fun spring look. But how to layer this outfit so you can wear it now? The right coat and boots, of course! The Maximal Artist knows this well, going for a bold, unique look with a lime green faux fur coat and platform boots in white cracked leather. These are sure to keep her on top of the snow and win her compliments!

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Buffalo Exchange Tokens for Bags program

Tokens for Bags® Charities Spring 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 $656,798 for thousands of local nonprofit organizations through our Tokens for Bags® program, saving 13.1 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 How to Sell Your Clothes

How to Sell Your Clothes

By Jessica Pruitt, Buffalo Exchange HQ

Whether your closet is overflowing (literally) or you’re just looking to make a little extra cash, you may find yourself wondering how to sell your clothes. It all starts with cleaning out your closet. Find out the top tips for reorganizing your closet and reselling your clothes at Buffalo Exchange.

1) Clean out early, clean out often

Capsule wardrobe specialists and minimal lifestyle gurus recommend cleaning out every three months – once per every season change. If you’re overwhelmed just thinking about it, try every six months. When you clean out, sort into three categories: out-of-season items to be stored away in plastic tubs, worn-out items to be donated and items to sell.

Remember that most clothing resale stores start buying for the upcoming season a few months in advance. At Buffalo Exchange, for example, we start taking Fall inventory in July. We also buy current, high quality items in excellent condition out of season.  Moving to Hawaii (you lucky duck!) and wondering what to do with the brand new Patagonia jacket you’ll never wear? Bring it in!

Buffalo Exchange How to Sell Your Clothes Tropical Gingham Flower Print Romper
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Check-in with a Buffalo Exchange Costume Stylist on each Friday & Saturday in October for unique costume ideas!

Costume of the Day

Welcome to our Costume of the Day series! Throughout the month of October, we’ll be posting a new Head-to-Toe-Buffalo costume every day from each one of our stores.

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Buffalo Exchange Tokens for Bags program

Tokens for Bags® Charities Fall 2016

Every six months we support local charities through our Tokens for Bags® program. Shoppers are encouraged to accept a token instead of a bag for purchases and we donate five cents (the cost of the bag) to a charity of the customer’s choice. Since 1994, we have raised over $656,798 for thousands of local nonprofit organizations through our Tokens for Bags® program, saving 13.1 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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Style Icon: Mom

By Frances Rich, Buffalo Exchange Chicago

Hello my name is Frances Rich and I work at the Buffalo Exchange in Wicker Park. For Mother’s Day I decided to interview one of my fashion icons, my mom! She currently resides in Portland and has a style that consists of staple pieces and other unique ones that she’s found over the years. Growing up I looked up to my mom completely as a style icon. She’s taught me that style is not about how much money you spend on your clothes or what brand it is, but it’s about how you present it and how you feel when you’re wearing them. Now that I’m older, I find myself shopping the same way she does, picking pieces that others might not choose right away. I’m so proud and thankful to have a stylish mom! Without her my wardrobe would be nowhere near as interesting as it is today.

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40th Tour: Chicago

By Liz Welker, Buffalo Exchange Chicago

Buffalo Exchange (8)All the Buffalos in Chicago love a reason for flair,

and the 40th Anniversary tour was such an affair.

 

With excitement they waited, for the stories foretold,

of the magical Airstream, and the wonders it would hold.

 

The trailer had arrived! It was gleaming and festive,

filled with silver and leather and all things southwestive.

 

The Earth Day sale was a successful endeavor,

and Mother Nature gave them a break from the “worst winter ever.”

 

The store was packed with shoppers! It was bustlin’ and shakin’!

And some kid bought a t-shirt with the face of Kevin Bacon.

 

The band was a-rockin’ and the corn was a-poppin’.

It seemed everyone in town wanted to do some smart shoppin’.

 

The Buffalos could have spent all-night with their fashionable friends,

but sadly the party had to come to an end.

 

“Don’t go!” the Buffalos cried, as the trailer pulled away.

“Fear not, my Buffalos, I’ll be back someday!

Well, probably not…

 

but what’s important is to remember me fondly, for I’m out there somewhere!

Wherever a soul needs fashion inspiration, I will be there!

 

And across this great land my anthem shall ring,

‘Great Fashion at Great Prices!’ I’ll joyously sing.”

 

So let’s give a toast to our fortieth year!

To Kerstin and Spencer, and Buffalos far and near!

 

What better way to celebrate than this day full of cheer?

And now I think that we all deserve some beer, because we had such a successful event…

 

Hmm, that kind of fell apart on me at the end there. I’m also now realizing that I have written that the trailer is talking to us. That’s sort of nonsensical and out of nowhere, oh well. It’s really nice that you’re still reading, but the poem is clearly over.

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Make a Fall Statement

By Buffalo Exchange Chicago

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Fall is a fashion lover’s dream! It’s that time of year when you can make more of a statement with the accessories you pile on.

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