Style File: Minneapolis

By Buffalo Exchange Minneapolis

Buffalo ExchangeFall fashion in MPLS is a favorite for all. It’s the time after summer’s humid end and the brief time before winter peeks out its ugly head. Minnesotans are able to wear their adorable layers without their humungous puffer coats covering it all up. We get to show off our leather and denim jackets over our favorite flannel, or our long-sleeved mini dresses with sheer tights and little ankle booties. Everyone is giving a nod to black and grey basics, or classic pieces such as a great leather cross-body bag. As faux fur accessories, gloves, and winter boots are left in the closet until the very last minute, patterned infinity scarves and brimmed-wool hats are all over MPLS streets. A good way to describe our fall street style: “We are your friendly, chic, minimalist, but grungy lumber-jacks of the Midwest!”

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A Fashion Mecca

By Buffalo Exchange San Francisco (Mission)

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In a city where the fashion game has no rules, the streets of the Mission are flooded with fashion classics, as well as new emerging styles. San Francisco has been a mecca for that boho girl whose spirit animal is Stevie Nicks, and who loves embroidery as much as she loves lace and fringe. On the opposite end of the spectrum we have noticed “health goth” becoming popular. Edgy statement pieces mixed with athletic staples like sneakers or joggers make for a fun and really wearable outfit. Both of these styles offer our customers the room to mix and match, while staying comfortable and fashionably current. Wondering if it’s socially acceptable to wear your Adidas with those skinny jeans? With this trend all you need to pair your active wear with is some confidence. Worried that your 60s inspired tunic looks dated? Pair it with a denim vest and some vintage boots, and boom–you’re boho chic. These are two styles with definite staying power that we don’t think are going anywhere. San Francisco is the city that will always be young at heart, but don’t let that stop you from dressing in these youthful fresh looks wherever you are! The boho look is timeless, while the newer athleti-goth is very right now.

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Style File: Seattle (Ballard)

By Buffalo Exchange Seattle (Ballard)

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Although the rain and gray days have finally rolled into Seattle, everyone is all smiles now that they can bust out their cute sweaters, scarves, boots, and layers! We went around the Ballard area hunting for fun fall fashion and we saw combinations of light layers with a few summer trends still sprinkled in. Boots are EVERYWHERE! While booties are still king we are seeing vintage inspired knee high styles, as well as combat boots. Skinny jeans with oversized tees and sweaters are an easy combo to look effortlessly chic and are a Seattle ladies go to outfit!

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Meet Our Team: Moriah

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Back at the beginning of 2012, I had recently resigned from my previous job and had no idea what I wanted to do. I remember reading one of the local free papers here in Houston and seeing an ad about Buffalo Exchange. What attracted me most and made me want to apply was that the ad mentioned fashion. At the time I didn’t know a lot about Buffalo Exchange. I knew it was a place one of my friends would go to buy her jeans, and I had accompanied her once. I also remembered it being in a part of town where I used to go see bands play in high school. Fashion, however, that I know well. I love knowing about textiles and construction, and have always loved clothes. I applied for an Associate Manager position and heard back very quickly from the Houston (Montrose) Store Manager at the time. My first interview I wore head to toe Anthropology: shoes, tights, necklace, dress, etc.

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OFF TOPIC: The Great Pumpkin

By Joe Carrel, Buffalo Exchange Tempe

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Think of the last thing you ate or drank. Now try to describe how it tasted. For many of us this is tricky business. Putting words to senses is not something we’re accustomed to, and if pushed for an answer we’ll generally say something, well, pretty general. We simply don’t have the vocabulary for it.

So, in an attempt to branch out a wee bit, I’ve chosen a subject to focus my senses on—namely, beer. Pumpkin beer to be seasonally specific. So read on as I gamely attempt to convert tastes into words, like a kid awkwardly stomping around in his dad’s shoes. But with beer.

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