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Nathanael Gregory Myers Receives Buffalo Exchange Arts Award

By Danielle Hargett, Buffalo Exchange HQ

“Art is not something that humans do when they have nothing else to do. Art is an essential part of the human condition. It happens everywhere and in all circumstances.” – Spencer Block, Co-founder of Buffalo Exchange

Every year, the Buffalo Exchange Arts Award honors an emerging artist in Southern Arizona with $10,000 so that they can continue doing great work for the local community. This year, the award went to Nathanael Gregory Myers. On January 24, 2018, family, friends and other local artists gathered at the University of Arizona Poetry Center to celebrate as Nathanael accepted the award. Luckily for everyone in attendance, he also offered up a very cool performance!

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Nathanael Myers accepting the 2017 Buffalo Exchange Arts Award from Kerstin Block, Founder of Buffalo Exchange

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Buffalo Exchange Spring 2018 Trends

Anything But Subtle: Spring 2018 Trends

By Aarian Frye, Buffalo Exchange HQ

Welcome to 2018! If you’re anything like me, you don’t consider the New Year to have truly started until spring rolls around. Once the frosty air gives way to warmer temps and sprigs of grass begin to spring from the ground, we’re finally able to shed the layers of yester-year and embark on a new – or recycled – fashion journey. From the runways to the streets, we’re seeing tons of 80s and 90s style inspo this year, from polka dots and denim to completely saturated monochromes and sorbet pastels. If you’re ready to have some fun with your closet, read ahead for the full scoop on spring 2018 trends!

Snap on, Snap Off: Belt Bags

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You probably saw this one coming: fanny packs – or “belt bags” as they are now called – are here to stay as one of the most useful spring 2018 trends. These waist packs aren’t what your parents wore during the family trip to Disneyland. Instead, we’re seeing belt bags with minimal pockets in sizes ranging from wallet to supersized. Go the traditional route and snap it around your middle or loop one arm through to wear as a chic crossbody.

Suit Yourself!

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Dapper Dans of the world, rejoice: the two-piece suit has returned! Whether you go classic with a blue linen blend that has sleek lapels or edgy with a double-breasted, grid-patterned short set, there is something sure to suit your every mood.

What’s In The Box?? Crayon-Inspired Saturated Brights

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We can say for certain that color is packing a punch this season. Gone are the muted neutrals of 2017. This year, the goal is to be seen.  The world is your canvas when you step out in CMYK-worthy magentas, yellows and cyans.

This Is For Sher-bert One of Our Favorite Spring 2018 Trends

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Make way, millennial pink: there’s a new hue in town.  While the last two years or so were dominated by rose tones, 2018 ushers in lavender as the new “it”-color. However, by no means should you limit yourself! Combining several pastel shades is strongly encouraged.

Denim Reloaded: A Fresh Take on the Big Blue

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Denim is a mainstay in our closets. It never goes out of style; instead, it transforms. This season, we see dark denim in rich indigo and oversized proportions. Add a long trucker jacket or high-waisted pair of wide leg jeans to get in on this most classic of all spring 2018 trends. Double points if you try them both at once!

Polka Party

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While gingham dominated last year, the sleeper hit of the spring 2018 trends seems to be polka dots! We’ve seen them all over the runway and now we’re seeing them make their way into our closets. If this trend feels a little too Minnie Mouse for you, opt for an abstract polka dot with an irregular shape.

BERET, there’s more!

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We’ve seen a reemergence of headwear over the past few years. The first major trend was the ubiquitous wide-brimmed wool hat, which was followed by the newsboy cap. This year, berets are everywhere, in every color imaginable – but red seems to be the crowd favorite.

Check it Out: Plaid

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Plaid has long been a winter wardrobe staple, but it’s easy to adapt for spring! Ditch the holiday color palette in favor of rich blues, yellows and greens.

Honorable Mentions:

  • Fringe
  • Scrunchies
  • Glitter and sequins

I don’t know about you, but these spring 2018 trends are giving me some serious nostalgia for my grade school closet. The beautiful thing about fashion is that what goes around comes back around – and can always be found at your local Buffalo Exchange. This spring, we encourage you to shake the snow off, grab your Lisa Frank fanny pack and go shopping!

Street Style Outfit Inspiration at Buffalo Exchange Brooklyn Boerum Hill

By Buffalo Exchange Brooklyn (Boerum Hill)

When you’re getting excited for spring style, but freezing temps and snowstorms keep popping up, what to do? Dressing for in-between seasons can be difficult, so here at Buffalo Exchange Brooklyn (Boerum Hill), we’re taking inspiration from street style seen on some of the top NYC fashion bloggers. Copy these looks to stay warm while wearing some of the pieces you’ve been stockpiling for spring!

Man Repeller’s Layering Magic

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To get this Man Repeller-inspired look, we went for a fun combo of bright colors and textures. We started with gold Nike Cortez sneakers and a puffer jacket, then added plenty of textures in between to really develop the layered effect. We can definitely see wearing these gold sneakers all the way into spring and are already envisioning all the outfits they might be paired with!

Aleali May’s Casual Cool Street Style

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For this look, we got our street style inspiration from Aleali May, pairing chic distressed denim with heeled booties, a fun corset top and a faux furry jacket. This is a great way to start wearing your favorite new spring pieces now! Sporty and bold, Aleali May’s streetwear style is casually chic. Her staple piece? An oversized jacket worn with joggers or jeans and heels or sneakers.

Brooklyn Blonde’s Timeless Look

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The Brooklyn Blonde has a classic, polished style with go-tos like black shades, chic handbags and classic coats. We took street style inspiration from her for this outfit by pairing a Zara jacket with Reformation jeans, an oversized scarf and simple flats with a pop of color. Come spring, simply peel of the scarf and jacket and you have yourself a look that’s casual and polished all at once!

If you’re living a spring daydream, but it’s still 14 degrees outside, don’t despair! Look to your favorite Instagram accounts (including @BuffaloExchange!) for winter-to-spring street style outfit inspiration. Then, stop by your local Buffalo Exchange for tons of spring pieces you can start wearing now. Oh, and while you’re there, don’t forget to bring in your spring cleanout for cash or trade on-the-spot!

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Earth Day $1 Day Sale: Turning the Tide on Plastic Pollution!

Drumroll, please…this year’s Earth Day $1 Day Sale will be happening on Saturday, April 21, 2018! Shop a special selection of clothing for just $1 apiece to benefit The 5 Gyres Institute. All proceeds from the selection of $1 clothing will go to 5 Gyres in support of their efforts to research ocean plastic pollution and engage communities in responsible use, design and disposal of plastic materials. Help us turn the tide on plastic pollution – just by shopping! Don’t forget that the sale is cash only and that $1 items go quickly, so get there early, $1 bills in hand – oh, and don’t forget to BYOB (Bring Your Own Bag). The sale will be taking place at all Buffalo Exchange locations, excluding outlets.

A gyre, pronounced jy-yure, is a ring-like oceanic current system. There are 5 subtropical gyres in the ocean (hence the non-profit’s name!) and in 2011, 5 Gyres discovered evidence of plastic in all of them. Since then, they have been studying how plastic travels to these gyres and the effects it has on marine ecosystems, wildlife and human health. The Institute has a wide variety of programs like their TrawlShare, their Plastics BAN (Better Alternatives Now) List and their Mi Mar educational initiative. We’re proud to be supporting The 5 Gyres Institute in these efforts!

Buffalo Exchange Spring Styles

Stock up on Spring Styles at Your Local Buffalo!

Brighten up your cold-weather wardrobe with spring styles from Buffalo Exchange! We’re loading up our racks with shorts, tanks and tees for the sunny days ahead. As always, we’ve got you covered for year-round staples like denim and button-ups. Plus, stop in with some of your past favorites to trade in for cash or some new-to-you looks.

Buffalo Exchange Buying for Spring

Now Buying for Spring!

All Buffalo Exchange stores are gearing up for warmer weather! Get a jump-start on spring cleaning by going through your closet and bagging up your past favorites. Bring your clothing and accessories in for cash or trade towards a revamped wardrobe. We’re in need of shorts and tees for guys and gals, but we’re always buying year-round staples like denim, dresses and button-ups. Don’t forget: we also take shoes, accessories, jewelry and one-of-a-kind vintage pieces.

How To Sell

To sell your cleanout for cash, stop into one of our stores anytime we’re open. Just make sure to bring along a valid government ID (and an adult if you’re under 18). For a few pointers on cleaning out your closet and selling with Buffalo Exchange, find out our top 6 tips for selling your clothes.

If you’re not near one of our stores, try our Sell by Mail program! It’s as simple as requesting a pre-paid shipping bag online, filling it up and sending it in.


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The Perfect Valentine’s Day Outfit for Any Occasion

By Jessica Pruitt, Buffalo Exchange HQ; Outfits styled from Buffalo Exchange Tucson

Valentine’s Day may have been invented by Hallmark way back when, but hey, I’ll take any excuse I can to dress up. Er, to celebrate my loved ones, I mean! Whether you’re planning on getting drinks with friends, going out for a fancy dinner, staying in to make dinner for two or having an impromptu snowball fight, these are some of our favorite Valentine’s Day outfit options!

She’s So Metal

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I love this Valentine’s Day outfit for a night out with your besties. The metallic trend takes a turn for the romantic when paired with a fuchsia lace blouse. Add an extra pop with hoop earrings and a beaded clutch, then complete your look with tights and slides. Bonus: you’ll definitely want to re-wear this metallic origami skirt all year long.

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After the After Party: How to Take Your NYE Looks from Night to Day

By Aarian Frye, Buffalo Exchange HQ; Photos from Buffalo Exchange Ventura.

After the holidays, when all the champagne is gone and all the sparklers are burnt out, it’s not unusual to find your closet stuffed to the gills with fun pieces you bought and only wore to one – albeit spectacular! – party. If you’d like to give ‘em one more chance to make an appearance in your #OOTDs before you sell to your local Buffalo Exchange, read ahead to see how easy it can be to bring your NYE looks from night to day with a few key pieces.

Night-to-Day Incog-neato!

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A metallic dress befitting a starry night filled with fireworks can be brought back down to earth with a low-key trench jacket made from a comfortable jersey knit. Incorporate a chic translucent cross-body from the night before and slip-on trainers. Top it off with a dad hat to stylishly hide the bed head you may or may not (totally!) have.  Full Story

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Meet Danyel Beck, Buyer and Personal Style Guru

By Buffalo Exchange Los Angeles (Santa Monica)

Having a job in fashion is a great way to explore new styles and refine your own personal tastes – especially when that job is at Buffalo Exchange, where new inspiration comes into the store daily! Buffalo Exchange Los Angeles (Santa Monica) employee Danyel loves bringing her streetwear-inspired personal style to work every day and constantly discovering new things about fashion. As she puts it, Buyers are “50% fashion encyclopedias, 50% curious.” Read on to find out more!

How would you describe your personal style?
I like to think of my style as street mixed with a touch of elegance. My go-to look is tomboy/chic, which basically means an oversized T-shirt or dress, jeans and sneakers (or heels if I’m going out on the weekend). Add a cute cross-body bag and, of course, BIG HAIR and I’m all set!

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The Times They Are A-Changin’: Winter-to-Spring Outfits to Wear Now

By Aarian Frye, Buffalo Exchange HQ; Photos from Buffalo Exchange Portland (Hawthorne)


Oh, January. No matter where you are in the country, you’re probably kind of over the whole winter cyclone thing. Plus, after dressing up for most of December, it’s easy to fall into a post‐holiday fashion slump. Fortunately, we here at Buffalo Exchange have got your parka‐covered back! With help from Buffalo Exchange Portland (Hawthorne), we’ve put together some cozy winter-to-spring outfits that you can start wearing now. As the weather warms up, simply peel off a layer or two!

Café – Oh, Late!

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We can all agree that getting out of bed is especially difficult on overcast winter days. So, if you ever find yourself late to a coffee date with your BFF, throw on cropped black pants with an oversized sweatshirt (we suggest going sporty chic with a purposefully worn‐in team logo) and a denim jacket. Finish it off with a chunky circle scarf and a pair of mod white booties. When the temperatures begin to rise, this is one of those winter-to-spring outfits that you can easily modify by ditching the jacket and scarf and rolling up the varsity sweatshirt sleeves. Next thing you know, you’ll be too cool for school.

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