By Inara Edrington, Buffalo Exchange Tucson
Our first Berkeley location on University, ca. 1982
Hi, I am Juliet, and I have been with Buffalo Exchange for six years! In August of 2008, I was hired as a Store Secretary Bookkeeper at our Albuquerque location, beginning my life as a Buffalo! I was then promoted to an Area Assistant for our New Mexico and Texas stores, an exciting opportunity, and a rewarding challenge. By October of 2010, I’d worked up the nerve to move to the Big Apple to put another notch in my Buffalo belt and pursue music, and was fortunate enough to transfer to the Chelsea location as a Store Secretary Bookkeeper, just as the store was preparing to open. That opened the next chapter in my life and my Buffalo career. It was so fun to be a part of the Chelsea location’s roll-out process and the opening team of employees, back when the store only had about eight staff members on board! Transferring from sunny Albuquerque to the heart of crazy Manhattan is an experience impossible to describe, but it was so exciting to help expand the way of the Buffalo, NY-style. In January of 2011, I was promoted back into the Area Assistant position at the New York office here in Brooklyn, where I’ve been ever since.
By Buffalo Exchange Denver
It’s that time of year again! Back to the school year grind and working those fall fashion looks! At Buffalo Exchange we are dedicated to bring you the best of this season’s trends in second-hand and vintage clothing. We put together some fabulous looks full of our favorites to get you inspired for the coming season and school year!
By Buffalo Exchange Houston (Rice Village)
Just because it’s still crazy hot in Houston, doesn’t mean we don’t have our eyes turned towards fall and layers. Besides, almost everywhere in Houston has air conditioning, so we can’t live in shorts and sandals all year.
By Buffalo Exchange Ventura
While ringing in our five year anniversary we thought it was only suitable to interview a few of our regular customers.
1. How long have you been shopping with us? Twenty years! I started shopping in the San Francisco Buffalo stores and now I shop here in Ventura.
2. What is your favorite Buffalo Exchange find? A pair of broken-in Frye boots that I found in one of the Portland stores.
3. How did you first hear about Buffalo? I moved to San Francisco right out of college and there was a Buffalo down the street.
4. What do you find yourself searching for every time you shop here? High quality pieces.
5. What do you tell your friends about us? It’s where I find everything!
By Rebecca Block, Buffalo Exchange Tucson
Here in the Old Pueblo (aka Tucson) our summer is slowly changing to fall. We know this because we occasionally have a thoughtful draft of cool air brush against our faces and limbs as we venture outside in the evenings. We know this because our cars are no longer 130 degrees inside when we climb into them after an outing to the grocery store. We know this because we have naturally cut back (just a little bit) on how much water we are drinking every day.
By Buffalo Exchange Seattle (U-District)
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.
By Buffalo Exchange Philly
We’ve seen an exciting trend take hold that captures the convergence of sports-luxe, and the dark edgy fashion we are used to seeing here in Philly. “Health Goth” has been considered the transcendence of normcore, where punk meets sporty, monochrome meets masculine, and active wear is paired with 90s inspired goth. When you think health goth, think “joggers after dark,” one might think a customer sporting the health goth look was simply on their way to the gym, if the look didn’t demand such fiercely cohesive ensembles.
By Buffalo Exchange Costa Mesa
What is a Bourgeois Chiaroscuro? Bourgeois are people who love labels and chiaroscuro is an effect of contrasted light and shadow. Our styles in the OC consist of playing in the sun or staying posted in the shadows.
The trendy folks of Orange County take their own twist on the current 60s and 90s influenced comebacks. We see boho girls in their free-spirited 60s dresses and blouses, or guys in flannels and cardigans with basic tees. We also have the darker alt fashions of the 90s covered. Being beach city people, we can’t just pick up any flannel and wrap it around our waists—we want a classic J. Crew button-up version!
By Inara Edrington, Buffalo Exchange Tucson
Founder Spencer Block in his “Fu Man Chu” phase. Circa 1977 — Thankfully we feature more fashion in our ads now!