Vacation Paking List

Spring Breakers: A Vacation Packing List

By Buffalo Exchange Seattle (U-District)

Whether you’re headed somewhere warm and sunny for Spring Break or planning for cooler weather in a culture hub like Seattle or Portland, we’ve got the spring vacation packing list for you!  You don’t have to stuff your entire closet into a single, overstuffed carry-on to have an exciting vacation wardrobe – just pack items that can do double-duty. The key is sticking to a color palette or theme.

Ahem! Can you pass the denim, please?

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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)

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

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Buffalo Exchange Spring Street Style 2017

Spring Street Style Roundup: Buffalo Exchange Company Meeting

By Jessica Pruitt, Buffalo Exchange HQ

Every year, Buffalo Exchange managers from across the country gather to discuss fashion, business practices and more during the annual company meeting. Recently, the whole team gathered in Tubac, Arizona for three days of training and camaraderie. And you better believe everyone brought their fashion A-game! If you’re looking for solid spring street style, a Buffalo Exchange company meeting is better than Paris Fashion Week.

Now that winter is officially here and arctic blasts are sweeping the nation, what better time to start thinking about spring? Plus, online shopping all the post-holiday sales is a great way to prevent family overload this week. For your 2017 inspiration, read on for the top spring street style trends, as seen on members of the Buffalo Exchange herd.

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Buffalo Exchange Spring Street Style Vintage Band Tees

Mo from Buffalo Exchange Portland (Hawthorne) shows off his extensive vintage tee collection.

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Sasquatch!

By Buffalo Exchange Seattle (U-District)

 

This isn’t Coachella or SXSW, this is Sasquatch! Only a month away, Washington’s premiere outdoor music festival starts Friday, May 22 and goes until Monday, May 25. Sasquatch always takes place at the Gorge, which is about a three hour drive from Seattle. When Seattleites do festivals they go all the way. Don’t expect to see any hotels out here; it’s four days of camping rain or shine.

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Style File: Seattle (U-District)

By Buffalo Exchange Seattle (U-District)

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It is finally summertime in Seattle, and it is hot and sunny with a 100% chance of great style. Sun deprived and ready to get (somewhat of) a tan, our customers are strutting their stuff down The Ave.in funky and fashion-forward outfits. We’ve seen fun flirty floral prints, crazy cutout crop tops, and easy going earth tones—Seattle fashion has it all. Of course, it wouldn’t be Seattle if there wasn’t some layering involved. Our customers are pairing their summery outfits with lightweight vests and jackets to keep them warm when the sun goes down.

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40th Tour: Seattle (U-District)

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The sun was shining and the locals here in Seattle showed up in style for our 40th Anniversary celebration. Our trailer was jam-packed with unique and bold items from times past. Whether a hand braided horsehair belt or a hand tooled Gila monster depiction caught a customer’s eye, there was something for everyone. At one point in the day customers, friends, and strangers gathered for an impromptu Macarena dance-off. The fun was contagious, so was the interest in the trailer’s decor and the story behind its travels. Photos were snapped, laughs were had, and some even decked themselves out in vintage wares for mini-photo sessions. Even if you didn’t find that perfect dress or pair of boots, the delicious cake, snacks, and refreshments available kept the party going. All in all the Airstream’s time here was a success and a joy for locals and Buffalo Exchange regulars alike!

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Style File: Seattle (U-District)

By Buffalo Exchange Seattle (U-District)

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Checking out the local street style here in Seattle has us feeling good! From denim moto jackets to leopard midi skirts, Seattleites have fashion and function down to a science. Spring in Seattle has us seeing pops of color in unexpected places like vibrant socks making their debut under cuffed trousers for the guys! For the ladies the 90s has made a major comeback in all the right ways. Daisy prints, chokers, pleated plaid skirts, and knee highs are stealing the scene. Vintage in Seattle is a crowd favorite as usual, so whatever you’re repping, the 90s or the 70s, you can’t go wrong!

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Style File: Seattle (U-district)

By Buffalo Exchange Seattle (U-district)

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Back-to-school is hitting Seattle with the true-to-form ‘90s vibe with summer still making an appearance. Our customers blend the two with style: our customer looks adorable and back-to-school ready in cutoff overalls and a bright button-up. This cute couple made us all smile with their coordinating cutoffs and printed tees.

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U District’s Essentials

Hello! Happy 2013! Up here in the PNW, we are mostly trying to avoid being cold & combatting SAD (seasonal affective disorder) with retail therapy (coffee in hand) & justifying all the cool coats & sweaters we bought this winter. The kids in the University District rang in on a few staples that we think you’ll wear with anything and everything in 2013.Buffalo Exchange

1. A chunky scarf. This is a rad accessory, even if you don’t live where the climate is cold & grey all the time. Let’s be real, you cool folk in LA still wear beanies with your Ray Bans & sunny days. Same goes for the cowl. Neutral grey & goes with everything you have. Chunky, with a great cable knit. No brand identifier on this particular specimen, just perfection!

2. A jersey dress. This slouchy, one-size-fits-all-types maxi is the dress to throw on heading out to class or to the Fremont market. It’s a blank slate to dress up or down & layer over. It feels & looks effortless & clean. This one is American Apparel, made with their super-comf cotton blend. This works maxi or short or high-low, no sleeve, three-quarters sleeves, whatever.

3. Boots. You have no excuse not to own a pair. Leather or suede, slouchy or lace up, Justin or Frye, distressed or not, oxblood, gun metal grey or patterned Docs, thigh-highs or ankle booties, 6 inch heel or flat, we love them. Especially since we bought in these lovelies by Vera Wang. We love how they are bedazzled with jewels, but they have a little bit of cowboy in the heel & buckles, & a bit edgy with the textured leather.

4. A leather jacket. The sentiment about the boots applies to the leather jacket. You can pull one off, no matter what your style is. I am not just talking about a motorcycle jacket (but we do like this Crooks & Castles one). It can be feminine or punky, grungy or chic, to your taste. And faux leather literally comes in every color; if you had your heart set on a pink one, they do exist.

5. An oversized sweater. We like the ones that have fitted arms, dropped shoulders, & are a bit on the cropped side. Some of the best ones have a bigger knit, like this Ann Taylor, which has a couple cable twists in the front. But you can’t go wrong with a boxy, cropped, boat-neck sweater, heavy or lightweight.

 We love these things & hope you guys do too! Here’s to hoping for many more amazing finds in 2013!

xoxo,

your coffee-addicted friends at U-District, Seattle, Washington

 *all these lovely items were hand-selected from our inventory!