Meet Felix: Fashion Icon, Shoe Collector & Cashier at Buffalo Outlet San Antonio

 

Originally hailing from Mexico, Felix moved to the U.S. over 20 years ago. He tried his hand at a variety of different career paths – from restaurants and hotels to massage therapy – but he never found a job he loved until he started working at the Buffalo Outlet. The story goes a little something like this – one day, Felix was shopping for some great deals at the Buffalo Outlet and he was asked to apply. “Ding, ding, ding,” he says. “I got lucky.” Four years later and he still loves going to work every day. “Working here is like my favorite place,” he says. “When I’m here, I’m so happy.”

Beyond working with an amazing team, Felix’s favorite part of the job is helping regulars shop the store. For many of them, he knows their style super well. “When you’re tagging and see a nice piece for a customer that comes in regularly,” he says, “their face is priceless. You see how much they love it.” 

Felix loves watching movies, listening to pop music – Madonna, Cher, Adele, Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus, to name a few – and, of course, styling up a storm. He has loved fashion all his life. He grew up with sisters and loved helping his grandmother copy popular styles for them with her sewing machine. These days, Felix takes style inspiration from pretty much everywhere – TV, magazines, coworkers – and loves to try out all kinds of different trends. “It all depends how I feel in the morning,” he says. “I have a lot of stuff. I’m country some days, rocker other days. I like to mix it up.” Since recently downsizing his house, this is more true than ever. His current strategy? Every couple weeks, he takes a few random boxes out of storage and, whatever’s in them, that’s what he’s wearing! 

To get dressed each morning, Felix starts by picking a pair of shoes and building the outfit from there. Go figure that his current shoe collection clocks in around 300 pairs – from sneakers to boots to Louis Vuitton and Gucci. “Shoes are always there for you,” he says. “It doesn’t matter how big or thin you get.” Ultimately, Felix goes for looks that are unexpected and that make him feel special. “Life is so short,” he says, “and in the morning, you have an opportunity to reinvent yourself. If you bought a dress you like and you don’t have the courage to wear it, just go for it. Life is fun. It doesn’t have to be boring.”

Want a job where you can dress creatively and put your styling skills to work for customers? Stop into your local Buffalo or apply online and start your career in fashion!


Winter Jackets

Cozy Up With These 5 Winter Style Trends

Here in the northern hemisphere, winter weather is well on its way — and we couldn’t be more excited! Getting dressed in the winter means lots of layers and lots of style opportunities. To celebrate, we’ve compiled a short list of some of our favorite winter style trends. Read ahead to pick up a few tips on how to style them for your own unique look.

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Blanket Statement (Coats!)

This one is a major-win for the eco-fashionistas out there! Coats and jackets made from vintage jackets and quilts are trending in winter style this year. Pair yours with your favorite vintage jeans, dresses and boots!

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Game, Set, Match 

Matching sets are big this winter and for good reason: they’re the wardrobe staple that keeps on giving. Wear them together for a coordinated look or split them up for double the outfits! Pants sets are the usual, but matching short sets are a super stylish option that have been making a comeback. If you’re feeling chill to the thought of shorts as winter style, warm up to the idea by layering up with a pair of tights!

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Frankly, My Shear(ling)…

Shearling-lined jackets are one of the easiest ways to translate your chic self to cozy-comfort. When it comes to styling, denim and suede shearling jackets work well with just about anything in your closet. Pair them with your favorite tee and a slim-cut pair of pants for a casual-cool look, or go all out with a color-coordinated ensemble and eye-catching booties!

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Plaid to Be Here

From gingham to glen, tartan to tattersall, there’s no shortage of plaid prints to try. Depending on your winter style mood, dress them up or down with a statement coat and your freshest pair of kicks.

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The Vest is Yet to Come!

Waistcoats for winter? We say yes! Vests are another retro trend making a huge comeback, just in time to incorporate them into your winter style. Layer them over a turtleneck, vintage button-down or even a plain white tee! 

After you’ve saved these winter style trends to your inspo-board, try them out irl at Buffalo Exchange! We’ve got the best stock of vintage and current finds on any block, with new pieces arriving everyday. Have a closet cleanout you’d like to swap out for something new? We’re back to buying in-person! Book an appointment online to schedule an in-person selling appointment today. Your past fashion favorites could turn into store credit to spend on a cool new look the same day.