Portland Grunge

By Mariah Munoz and Amy Hjorth, Buffalo Exchange Portland (Downtown)

Styled by McKenzie Nicholson, Sabrina Taylor, and Holly Combes

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While Portland fashion is diverse and fun, there’s no denying that 90s grunge is influencing the fashion in our city. Take your Pendleton plaid button-up, wrap it around your waist, pair it with a daisy halter or a vintage band tee, and you have the modern day recipe for Portland grunge. You certainly won’t be able to miss all the Doc Marten’s as you glance down.

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Techno Tropic

By Michael Brambila, Buffalo Exchange Berkeley

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Summer in the bay feels a bit more tropical this year, with nods to your dad’s floral Hawaiian shirts, loose trousers, and stone wash denim. The tropic trend is updated with cool techno details like iridescent sunnies and mesh undershirts. The vibe is all about mixing super fun prints with uber cool accents.

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Mid-century Vintage

By Buffalo Exchange Ventura

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While most trends are a flash in the pan, vintage styles of the 50s and 60s have proven to stand the test of time. Universally flattering and fantastically feminine, the classic natural waist cut and flared skirt of these dresses continue to remain relevant. Unlike popular boho styles of the 70s, new wave styles of the 80s, and grunge styles of the 90s, mid-century vintage is not just a trend, but a lifestyle. Quality vintage from this era has become increasingly harder to find, because of the rise in desirability. Stop by your local Buffalo Exchange, and check out what vintage gems they have to offer!

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Style File: Dallas

By Buffalo Exchange Dallas

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The sun is shining and the heat index is rising! We have noticed a few trends sticking out above the rest in Dallas, from boho and western to 90s inspired styles. Huge and open kimono inspired blouses, vintage button ups with amazing graphics, overalls, and skater skirts are just a few of the items we cannot keep stocked. Boots continue to be a big trend through the summer months, whether it’s cowboy boots to pair with tulle skirts or fringe dresses, and Doc Martens with skater skirts or overalls. Check out a few of the fun looks we’ve seen on employees recently!

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Meet Our Charity

By Tricia Garrels, Buffalo Exchange Tucson

Our Hawthorne location in Portland will be supporting Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest through our Tokens for Bags® program. We encourage shoppers to accept a token instead of a bag for purchases, and we donate five cents (the cost of the bag) to a charity of the customer’s choice. We have raised nearly $550,000 for thousands of local nonprofit organizations since 1994 through our Tokens for Bags® program, saving 10.9 million bags from polluting the environment.

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A Vintage Buy

By Erin Galt, Buffalo Exchange Sherman Oaks

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I have been a buyer for Buffalo Exchange for five years now, and can say I often remember the customers and their stories as much as the amazing merchandise. May Li and Wayne Okazaki came into the Sherman Oaks location shortly after Wayne’s mother, Helen, passed away at the age of 95. Having never been, they came to Buffalo Exchange, because they could not bear the thought of this fierce and fashionable woman’s wardrobe being destined for the dumpster.

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Celebrate Pride!

By Madison, Buffalo Exchange SF (Haight)

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Thank you to those who came to visit Buffalo Exchange at our booth/stage at San Francisco Pride! Major thanks to Sonic Reducer for all your help and making this year such a success for us. We had so much fun dancing with you all. Come dance your way to our SF stores and visit us again!

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