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.

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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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How to Start a Podcast: Beer-powered Podcasting

by Joe Carrel, Buffalo Exchange HQ

We chatted with Portlander (and longtime Buffalo employee) Gary Hanson about how to start a podcast and find out all about his homegrown technology podcast, I’ll Have a Beer and Talk.


Let’s start with your path to Buffalo Exchange…

I like to know a little bit about most everything and I’ve had a varied career. Coincidentally, a video store I helped open in Cambridge, Massachusetts closed and became a Buffalo Exchange.

I started with the Buff in Portland in 2008. I like that the Store Administrative Assistant position allows me to use pretty much every random skill I’ve gathered and apply them in a way that makes everyone’s lives easier.

How to start a podcast

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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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Date-Night Outfit Ideas

By Jessica Pruitt, Buffalo Exchange HQ, and Buffalo Exchange Williamsburg

Whether you’re making it a Galentine’s Day with your best friends or celebrating with your sweetheart this February 14, we’ve come up with a variety of different date-night outfit ideas from Buffalo Exchanges across the country.

Game of Hearts, Buffalo Exchange Tempe

Buffalo Exchange Valentines Date Night Outfit

Layered over a button-up, this heart print dress makes for a unique, casual date-night outfit idea. Add a little edge with platform Oxfords and a wide-brimmed hat and you’ve got a great look for seeing a show or heading out to a house party.

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Buffalo Exchange Shoe Crazy Jan

Top 10 of Instagram: Shoe Crazy January

By Jessica Pruitt, Buffalo Exchange HQ

We’re only a month into 2017, but we’ve already seen some fantastic style inspiration from Buffalo Exchanges across the US. Topping the list this month are shoes, shoes and more shoes! Here are our top 10 most popular Instagram photos of January 2017. Looks like Buffalo Exchange customers are as shoe crazy as we are…

10. Twinkle Toes, Buffalo Exchange Seattle (Ballard)

Buffalo Exchange Crazy Shoes Ballard

This winning combo of tights, socks and star-print Oxfords has us dreaming of milkshakes and 50s-style sock hops.

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Men’s Spring Trends

By Buffalo Exchange Portland (Hawthorne)

Pacific Northwest gentlemen know they need to look no further than their local court, diamond, or field for one of spring’s biggest trends: athletic-inspired streetwear!

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Style File: Portland (Hawthorne)

By Buffalo Exchange Portland (Hawthorne)

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Forget what they say about May flowers and June bugs. Historically, summer doesn’t hit Portland until well after July 4th. This year, however, Christmas came early for Portlanders (metaphorically speaking, that is). During an early heat spell in May, Hawthorne street-goers were eager to bust out their summer flair and bask in the heat.

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Style File: Portland (Hawthorne)

Buffalo ExchangeWe’re full-blown into summer and we have the fashion trends to prove it. From floral prints to bold neon, Portland fashion is always willing to take the risk of mixing patterns on patterns. We get lucky with our sunny days and cooler nights, so we can wear our crop tops or short sleeve button-ups, but still make room for our army green or jean jackets, 2013 must-have, of course. Urban street wear is all the rage and keeping it as fresh as possible is a requirement. With Nike headquarters in our backyard, we’re always buying in current Nike Air Force high tops and Air Max. It’s no secret that when the summer hits Portland, fashion lovers are never scared to show our true colors!

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