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

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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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By Buffalo Exchange San Francisco (Haight St.)

Fashion knows no gender! Men, women, and people alike shop our racks, eager to add pieces to their wardrobe. They look for the “Peace and Love” fashion trend taking cues from the 70s. Vintage Levis, western button-ups, suede vests, and cowboy boots are no longer for costume parties, they are an everyday staple. Vintage chic not your thing? Norm core and casual basics are also a lively, but understated trend. Match oversized men’s tees and tapered shirts to boyfriend pants or fitted men’s denim. Stop into your local Buffalo Exchange and celebrate style!

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Back To School: Plaids

By Buffalo Exchange San Francisco (Haight St.)

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Every book smart babe knows that one piece of plaid is not enough. As back to school quickly approaches the print is flying off our racks here in San Francisco. The beauty of plaid is that it’s a versatile print anyone can pull off. Be it the Queen Bee going for the grunge look to rule the school, or everyone’s sweetheart in a vintage inspired dress that would make anyone the teacher’s pet. No matter how you wear it, plaid will earn you an A+ in style. So layer it on, and take the school year by storm!

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40th Tour: SF (Haight-Ashbury)

By Quinn Coats-Fitzhugh, Buffalo Exchange San Fran (Haight)

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It was a beautiful day here in San Francisco, and the charm of our gorgeous 1969 Airstream trailer only added to the ambiance of our predominantly Victorian-style neighborhood. Tourists and locals alike were strolling along the sunny streets of the Haight-Ashbury District, at first timidly, then boldly poking their heads into our vintage pop-up shop to see what all the fuss was about! We had rows of things like colorful plaid Pendleton pieces for the gents, and a handsome gaggle of resin- and Bakelite-handled purses for the ladies. Young and old customers had fun playing dress up and reminisced about the days of polyester while listening to the music of our friend, (and member of the local band “Owl Paws”) Derek and his trusty guitar. We had a surprise visit from some very loyal friends of Buffalo Exchange, who were happy to help us celebrate 40 years of doing what we do best! Three of our former employees who were with us in the 1980s joined together from various corners of the globe (even from as far away as Australia) to check out the festivities! Everything went off without a hitch and we are sure to remember this special day for many years to come. We await our 50th anniversary with fashion-loving hearts!

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Holiday Dressing

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Once December hits so does Holiday sweater time here in SF! Whether it is for an “ugly” Holiday sweater party or just a great addition to a fun and funky wardrobe, they are a great piece for the holiday season. With the chill, many customers are trading in their light jackets and faux furs and great heavy vintage coats. For those attending evening outings here in the city, a great holiday dress is a must-have. We are loving dark colored knee length dresses as well as cute little numbers matched with shiny jewels and bright shoes for that extra punch of glam.

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San Francisco Style

buffalo exchange (2)In these cold months San Francisco style is geared up and layered to go. Slim silhouettes and bold colors with heavy over sized coats are how we are keeping warm and looking good. Scarves and beanies are must-have accessories during this transient weather. At the same time Haight St. has it its own style where anything goes and the one of a kind pieces are a staple. From top magazine trends to do it yourself patchwork pieces Buffalo Exchange San Francisco (Haight st) has it all!

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Meet Wolfy the Mod

Wolfy the ModMeet “Wolfy the Mod of London.  Friend of The Who”.  Spotted at Buffalo Exchange San Francisco (Haight), we noticed his killer vest and asked to check it out up close! He started wearing/decorating these vests when he was 16 years old.  Each vest takes about 5-10 years and this is his 3rd vest in the 32 years he’s been wearing them.  He is currently on the hunt for a white denim vest to begin #4!   After meeting Wolfy we found out he truly is a “Friend of The Who” and has toured with their band members for years. Full Story