My fashion resolution is to “Keep It Country!” My extensive collection of cowboy boots is my pride and joy—the vast majority of them are gems from various Buffalo Exchange stores throughout the country. These boots add the perfect kick to so many outfits, country-themed or otherwise. Each pair lassoed me in with its unique design and next-level flair but looking ahead to 2014, my resolution is to lasso them! I resolve to fine-tune those cowboy boot selections before I’m buried in boots. I’ll bring in to my elite collection only those must-have, one-of-a-kind, best-of-the-West pieces that are the PERFECT fit (visually and literally) for clocking miles and miles on NY sidewalks year round. Yee-haw!
Juliet is a self-professed clothes-horse with a BONANZA of boots! Originally from Albuquerque, NM, she is the area assistant for the New York Buffalo Exchange stores. Juliet can be found wearing her vintage boots and many western-themed duds (purchased from Buffalo Exchange stores throughout the country) onstage, fronting her twangy Brooklyn-based vintage rock-and-roll band!
Our New York locations searched within their closets for their 2014 resolution; putting a fashion twist on a New Year tradition!
“I’ve always been somewhat of a treasure hunter. Over the years I’ve hoarded so many vintage treats that my closet has become a veritable retail store in and of itself. Interested in a threadbare kitschy T-shirt? I keep ‘em in my Pendleton tote. Perhaps you were curious about a vintage dress? You can sort through one of my trunks. Interested in some sterling silver, rhinestone clip-ons or turquoise rings? Let me show you my glass jewelry case. Suffice it to say, I have the kitschy, kooky and romantic well-represented in my closet. My fashion resolution is to tone down the fun (just a bit) and add in some well-made, classic basics. I want a cleaner palate to showcase the real special pieces. Top of my list: a white button down and blue jeans,” explained Emily McMaster, employee at Buffalo Exchange East Village.
By Mike House & Emily Ortiz, Buffalo Exchange Phoenix
(Kristen, Cerise and Natalie)
It’s finally that time of year that all the Buffalos get oh-so-very excited for … THE HOLIDAYS!
By Buffalo Exchange SF (Haight)
Once December hits so does Holiday sweater time here in SF! Whether it is for an “ugly” Holiday sweater party or just a great addition to a fun and funky wardrobe, they are a great piece for the holiday season. With the chill, many customers are trading in their light jackets and faux furs and great heavy vintage coats. For those attending evening outings here in the city, a great holiday dress is a must-have. We are loving dark colored knee length dresses as well as cute little numbers matched with shiny jewels and bright shoes for that extra punch of glam.
Check out these fashion resolutions from some of our New York locations!
“My fashion resolution is for my love of vintage Harley Davidson tees and Army/MASH tees. With over 200 in my collection, it’s time to be thrifty! But I love them, they are my prized collection!” said Rocco Paone, Store Manager at Buffalo Exchange Astoria.
By Buffalo Exchange Bellingham
Photography by Sanae Kato
We’ve been stocking up on our winter favorites. Here are a few essentials to have when the temperatures drop!
By Stephanie Lew and Ashley Brown
So you’ve procrastinated on finding your ugly holiday sweater and you’ve been invited to a few ugly holiday sweater parties … What are you to do? Well for around $10 you can make your own!
By Ashley Brown
So, you’re heading to a party and you don’t want to arrive empty-handed. You can always bring the customary bottle of wine or you can jazz it up by presenting the host with a personalized vodka infusion! I decided to make a vanilla bean infusion.
By Erin Galt, Buffalo Exchange Sherman Oaks
My first purchase with Buffalo Exchange feels like a lifetime ago and perhaps it was. I had just graduated and it was my last summer before returning to Canada for college. Before leaving, my friend needed company retrieving a 100 gallon fish tank and all the fish from San Francisco. That sounded like a great weekend to me. As we explored the bay, all the new friends we encountered swore by “The Buffalo,” as they called it. I had grown up thrift shopping but had never encountered anything like this. Within minutes I had a coat in my hands. Someone else’s garment they no longer wanted, but it was gold in my eyes. Little did I know, this jacket would not only keep me warm through a vicious winter and the horrors of realizing I picked the wrong school, but it would accompany me to my first interview at the Sherman Oaks location a year and half later. In January, I have spent the last five years growing within this company. The most amazing thing I have witnessed in this time is the perpetual energy this environment has for learning and sharing that knowledge. I met my boyfriend three years ago at the store and through him I am challenged to be something greater. Just this year, we started a band so I could not only overcome my fear of singing in front of others, but to make a commitment to progress. I look at this coat and I think of countries we have seen, the roads we have traveled and the paths we have yet to stumble upon. I am thankful for the smaller things that remind me of the bigger things.
By Ana Ayon, Buffalo Exchange Sherman Oaks
As the end of the year begins to approach, our introspective side becomes a bit more active than usual, culminating in Thanksgiving—a holiday in which we are supposed to take a step back from the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives and express our gratitude for all the good we have in it. This year has been one of great change for me; I am first and foremost thankful for the unrelenting sense of resilience I’ve had to muster in order to “roll with the punches,” so to speak. I don’t know where I’d be without it and I’m glad it’s here with me. In addition, I am thankful for my family and the friends who have supported and assisted me throughout the trials and tribulations of moving to Los Angeles. Last but not least, I’m thankful for having a job that allows me to juggle the demands of college while simultaneously allowing me to find fashionable clothes on a regular basis. Living the life of a broke college student has never looked so good!