DIY Holiday Sweater Party at Buffalo Exchange!

Happy holidays! We’re feeling festive at Buffalo Exchange and it’s time to share the holiday cheer: we’re hosting a DIY Holiday Sweater Party at select Buffalo Exchange locations! On Saturday, December 1st and Saturday, December 8th, stop by Buffalo Exchange Atlanta, Charlotte, Columbus, Minneapolis, Richmond or Washington DC and purchase a sweater to decorate at our crafting table. Add sparkles, charms, bells and whistles to make your sweater unique and all your own! While you’re here, be sure to bring in your winter closet cleanout – we’re looking for jackets, denim, boots and other cold weather accessories. You could receive extra cash or store credit to spend on the perfect presents for everyone on your list!


Think Small, Give Big: Buffalo Exchange Has Gift Cards for the Holidays!

Ho-ho-how will you be gifting your loved ones this holiday season? Think small and give big with a Buffalo Exchange gift card! Gift cards are the perfect solution for anyone on your list – they’re always the right size! Our gift cards can be purchased for any amount, used at any Buffalo Exchange store  and never expire – buy one online or in-store today! Plus, from Friday, November 23 until Monday, December 24, you’ll receive a free reusable tote with every $50 gift card purchase! Use it as an adorable, eco-friendly gift bag or keep it for yourself!


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Dinner is Served: Fresh Thanksgiving Outfits for Every Potluck

By Aarian, Buffalo Exchange HQ

Hello, Buffaloes! If you read my blog about how much I love plaid, you know that one of my favorite holidays is fast approaching: Thanksgiving! As a verified overthinker and certified procrastinator, I understand that coming up with a look for Halloween may have sent you into a tizzy and now you’re stressin’ about what to wear over the week of family reunions and friendsgivings ahead – fret not, because I am here to help. Naturally, as any secondhand fashionista would, I shopped at my neighborhood Buffalo Exchange and came up with five different Thanksgiving outfits that will work for almost any occasion. Couch surfing at your family’s home? Covered. Friendsgiving chic? Got it. Meeting you significant other’s ‘rents? Nailed it! Read ahead for tips and tricks to copy this Thanksgiving – it’s easy as pie!

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Game On! Thanksgiving Outfits Made for Comfort

There’s nothing quite like going home for the holidays. If you’re staying with the ‘rents during the long weekend, it’s definitely tempting to traipse down the hall in the sweatpants you slept in for Thanksgiving dinner (no judgement – we’ve all been there). To combat the alluring draw of comfort-over-all, pair a velvet T-shirt dress with your favorite pair of sneakers and a fuzzy cardigan, topping off the look with a matching beret. With this outfit, you’ll look put-together for your family photos with all the comfort of being wrapped up burrito-style in bed.

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Let’s Leo-party!

If you’re like me, you’re the dramatic friend. You know, the one who visits once a year to regale everyone with tales of what it’s like to live in a moderately larger city with two large bags of luggage in tow (def more stuff than necessary for a four-day trip). For my fellow drama queens, this look is for you! After feasting with your family, fight the urge to take a nap and catch up with the hometown folks you didn’t see at dinner in an attention-grabbing leopard print romper and floral blazer! The pattern mixing works because of the neutral color palette and the leopard print totally hides the mashed potatoes you dribbled on yourself earlier. WIN-WIN!

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Gather Around for Gathered Sleeves

Let’s be real: Thanksgiving dinner is really Thanksgiving lunch. If you’re one of the few people that can hold out until a proper dinner time, let’s say 6 o‘clock, then 1) I commend you and 2) This evening look is for you. Here, I layered a faux-corset that has contrast stitching over a hunter green T-shirt with gathered sleeves. I don’t know about you, but I’m still loving sleeve details with various ties, puffs and cuffs. A plaid accordion-pleat polishes off the look but leaves plenty of room for late-night seconds (or thirds). Definitely one of my favorite Thanksgiving outfits!

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Hot Turkey Tamale

If you’re looking for one of those Thanksgiving outfits that’ll show your fellow dinner guests (many of whom you see just a few times a year) you’ve got it all figured out and WEREN’T totally thinking about sweatpants to dinner, a blazer and skirt combo is the way to go. Brown suede compliments the cheery holiday red top and the silver grommet fastening draws attention to your square-toed silver block heels. Who looks like they read the New York Times instead of just scrolling through Twitter? You do, girl!

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Meet the Parents: Holiday Edition

Cuffing season is here! You made it through a summer of singledom, met someone special and now it’s time to meet their parents. As far as Thanksgiving outfits go, you’ll probably want to air on the side of caution and go with something classic (read: not a sequin jumpsuit). Make a great first impression in a vintage-inspired paisley dress with flutter sleeves and simple pumps. Compliment the high collar with your favorite good-luck charm necklace and top it off with a camel-colored beret. Whip up a side dish (or pick up a premade one – no judgement!) and you’ll be the best guest ever!

Feeling stuffed with inspiration for Thanksgiving outfits? If I can talk turkey with you, it’s time to run down to your local Buffalo Exchange and shop for your look! Whatever event you’ll be attending, I can guarantee that they’ve got just the thing you need. Thanks for reading and have a happy Thanksgiving!


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Shop for Winter at Buffalo Exchange!

We’re so ice-cited for winter! At Buffalo Exchange stores around the country, get ready for cold weather by stocking up on warm clothing. We have the coziest styles – from teddy coats and leather jackets to luxe velvet jumpsuits and classic denim! We even have wintry accessories like scarves, knit hats and boots to help you prance through the snow. And don’t forget – while you’re shopping, it’s also a great time to bring in your closet cleanout. Sell us your past favorites from last winter or those awesome pieces from spring and summer that you just don’t think you’ll wear next year. We also buy shoes, accessories and jewelry. When you bring in your closet cleanout, you could receive cash or trade to put towards your new-to-you winter looks. Don’t hibernate – we’ll see you soon!


Now Buying for Winter!

We’re not hibernating, but we’re still packing on the layers to prepare for colder weather – in other words, all Buffalo Exchange stores are buying for winter! Now’s the perfect time to clean out the past favorites from your closet in favor of new-to-you pieces to take you through winter. We’re in need of long sleeve tees, sweaters, knits, denim and jackets. Don’t forget: we also take shoes, accessories like jewelry and unique vintage pieces. If you’re still cleaning out some awesome summer items, bring those in too! We always buy the best of all seasons. Warming up to the idea of selling? Maybe this will help – for all items we buy, you’ll receive 30% back in cash or 50% back in store credit of the selling price!

How To Sell

You haven’t sold to Buffalo Exchange before? That’s SNOW problem! To sell, just bring your closet cleanout in anytime we’re open, along with a valid government issued ID. Check out our blog for more info on our selection and buying process.

If you’re not near one of our stores, we have a program just for you: Sell By Mail! It’s as simple as requesting a bag online, filling it up and sending it in.


Warming Up To Cold Weather: A Winter Style Guide

By Aarian, Buffalo Exchange HQ

Winter is coming. If you find yourself at a loss over what to wear to combat the dropping temperatures and increasingly gray days, fret not: Buffalo Exchange is here to help! During a trip to Buffalo Exchange Tucson, I styled four different outfits perfect for beating the winter style blues. Read ahead to see the looks I came up with, along with styling tips for replicating them in your own wardrobe!

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Lattice in Wonderland

For my first winter style look, I went with a timeless duo-chromatic color palette. I paired this gridded jumpsuit with a white turtleneck, topping the look off with the jacket du jour – a cropped trucker with contrast stitching. This jacket is the perfect layering piece because it provides warmth without bulk. To take my coordination to the next level, I finished the look with a mod-inspired handbag that has the same vertical split as the jumpsuit!

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Cream of The Crop: How to Style Capri Pants

By Aarian, Buffalo Exchange HQ

Nowadays, there’s no shortage of pants for women – we’ve got skinny legs and wide legs, pleats and palazzos, cargo and disco – the list goes on and on! However, one of the most undersung styles is the capri. Also known as pedal pushers, these cropped pants are one of the many trends from the early 2000s making a major comeback this year. For everyone out there who may be hesitant to try this trend, we’ve got a few different ways to style capri pants!

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Cargo and Capri Pants: A Love Story

For a sporty daytime look, we styled these khaki cargo capri pants (cargo is another trend to look out for this season!) with a printed crop top and illustrated coach’s jacket. Finish the outfit off with a pair of velvet loafers in a matching shade of royal blue for a look that’s casual but still perfectly put together.

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That’s a Wrap: Tie Waists

If you’re new to mixing patterns, we suggest matching your main pieces with the same color – here, we mixed a striped pair of mustard and hunter green tie-waist capri pants with a polka-dotted wrap blouse in the same hunter green. Become a pattern mixing pro by topping off with a subtle snakeprint mule!

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Power Clashing Capri Pants

Are you ready to take your capri pants to the next level? Plaid pants with a ruffled hem will do the trick! Go bold with an abstract cheetah print blouse and tortoise shell flats – the key is to keep your colors neutral and accessories minimal. This look isn’t busy – it means business!

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Turn Up The Volume!

Capri pants come in all different shapes and drama is the name of the game with these culottes! A wide leg, simple pleat and rich cranberry color are exactly what you need for a fantastic cool-weather look. A long sleeve striped blouse with a smocked waist plays up the volume of the pant and a cheetah print ankle bootie balances the whole look.

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Capri It Simple

Rounding out our capri countdown, we have a pair of cropped blue jeans! These jeans are sure to replace your go-to cuffed jeans, with an exciting asymmetrical fringed hemline. For a pop of color, a ‘70s botanical blouse pairs perfectly with maroon loafers and a timeless navy blazer.

As you can see, capri pants are an excellent option for staying stylish through the occasionally unpredictable temperatures of autumn when paired with smart layers and trendy footwear. Feeling inspired? Recreate these looks and find everything else you need for your fall wardrobe at your local Buffalo Exchange!


Hauntingly Good Halloween Costumes for Your Spookiest October Ever

Welcome back to our Costume of the Day series! From now until Halloween, we’ll be posting new Halloween costumes daily, all DIY’d out of items found at Buffalo Exchange. From group costumes and couples costumes to standalone looks, we’re brewing up some scary good ideas for you guys, so be sure to check back regularly!

 

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Daria

We DARIA you to find a better BFF costume than this! Photo from Buffalo Exchange Richmond Virginia.

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Stephen King (Carrie, Christine, It)

Bring your favorite horror movie to life with costumes inspired by your favorite Stephen King characters! Picture from Buffalo Exchange Costa Mesa.

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The Craft

Feeling witchy? There’s still time to CRAFT up a DIY costume from Buffalo Exchange Brooklyn (Williamsburg)!

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Beyoncé – Lemonade

Hold up: do you have your Halloween costume yet? We’re ‘Crazy In Love’ with this Beyoncé look from Buffalo Exchange Seattle (Market)!

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Rag Dolls

Get all dolled up with costumes from Buffalo Exchange Atlanta!

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Clowns

Don’t clown around – find your last minute costumes today at Buffalo Exchange San Diego (Hillcrest)!

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Pennywise and Friends

You’d be Penny-wise to shop for your Halloween costume at Buffalo Exchange New Orleans!

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DC Villains

We can Harley wait for Halloween! Dress up as your favorite villains in the DC Comics universe with costumes from Buffalo Exchange Long Beach!

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Diane von Furstenberg, Karl Lagerfeld, Betsey Johnson

Go glam this Halloween and emulate your favorite fashion designer! Photo from Buffalo Exchange Pittsburgh.

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The Kardashians

Buffalo Exchange Dallas is keeping up with your favorite reality show family this Halloween with these Kardashian-inspired costumes!

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Mad Max

Witness these amazing Mad Max costumes at Buffalo Exchange Minneapolis!

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Pizza Delivery and Pepperoni Slice 

These costumes are stealing a PIZZA our heart! Your pizza-inspired Halloween costumes will be ready in fifteen minutes at Buffalo Exchange Bellingham. Stop on by!

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Chicken Nugget and Ketchup 

Can we give you a nugget of advice? Find matching costumes for you and your BFF at Buffalo Exchange Ventura!

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Living Dolls 

It’s the night of the living dolls here at Buffalo Exchange Astoria!

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Bride of Chucky 

Hey, doll! Buffalo Exchange Washington DC has the costumes you need to make this Halloween a real scream!

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Circus 

Come one, come all to Buffalo Exchange Nashville ! Join in on the fun this Halloween with outfits handpicked by our fabulous costume stylists.

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Mad About Plaid: One Trend Worn Three Ways

By Aarian Frye, Buffalo Exchange HQ

Hello all! For me, fall and winter are the best seasons of the year. They have the best holidays (Halloween and Thanksgiving!), basketball season starts up (Go Phoenix Suns!), it’s my birthday (November!) and the air cools down (you can walk outside here in Tucson without melting into a puddle)! To my last point, cooler weather brings so many new fashion options. I love to layer my clothing and there’s no better time to experiment with trends. This week, I paid a visit to Buffalo Exchange Tucson to search for plaid in its many forms: gingham, tartan and more! Read ahead to check out all the pieces I found and how I styled plaid three different ways.

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Nitty Griddy

For my first look, I experimented with a punk rock vibe and mixed two distinct patterns at once: Madras and Glen plaid. Named for its origin city of Madras, India (now Chennai), Madras plaid is recognized by its widely variable color combos and checkboard pattern – and this denim jacket does not fall short of that description! I paired it with a more subtle gray Glen Plaid (hailing from Scotland) and a mustard-yellow velvet mock neck.

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Halloween Costume Ideas for Your Best October Yet

By Savy Kroop, Buffalo Exchange HQ

Does this ever happen to you? All year round, you think of unique Halloween costume ideas and then, ALL OF A SUDDEN, October’s here and you can’t remember a thing. That’s where we come in. We’ve got your back with some of our favorite costumes from last year!

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Costumes that POP!

Fulfill your squad ghouls with Halloween costume ideas inspired by your favorite 90s pop groups. Tell me what you want – what you really, really want: it’s a Spice Girls group costume, right?

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Animated October

What’s better than watching cartoons? Bringing them to life! We all have well-loved cartoons from our childhood (or even from today). Bring your favorite characters off the screen with these Halloween costume ideas – Arthur or Sailor Moon or Bob’s Burgers!

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These Costumes Are Out of This World

This Halloween, have some intergalactic fun with bright neons, metallics and funky patterns. Travel through space as an extraterrestrial creature or a totally rad space cadet. With space-themed Halloween costume ideas, the possibilities are endless.  You can throw something together last minute or plan an epic and elaborate look!

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Clown, Halloween Costume Ideas

Clown Dress Up, Halloween Costume Ideas

Clown Around with These Halloween Costume Ideas

Are you still trying to decide whether to be funny or scary this Halloween? Wear some of your favorite brightly colored clothing (plus about a pound of make-up on your face) OR recreate a frightening character from your favorite horror movie!

Ready to start putting together your perfect Halloween look? Head down to your local Buffalo Exchange to start shopping costumes! We recommend searching out great everyday pieces that you can wear all season long and mixing them with funky pieces and fantastic accessories. And while you’re at it, bring in your fall closet cleanout – you could pick up cash or trade to put towards the costume of your dreams!