Buffalo Exchange Zine
Issue 2, Spring/Summer 2012. The Wanderlust Issue features vintage treasures, urban farming, and a peek into our VP's closet.
WANDERLUST SPRING/SUMMER 2012 ISSUE THE Issue 2 Spring/Summer Contents 4 8 Calendar of Events Customer Profiles what's happening around the country the scoop on four of our faves spring & summer highlights stores share their favorite local gems different cities, eclectic sounds Buffalo employee turns designer 10 Trends We Love 12 Where the Buffalo Roam 16 Bands to Know 22 Legging Love 23 Confessions of a Wayward Thrifter rules for a wardrobe you'll love treasures from over the years urban farming how-to's simple tips for a healthier planet Buffalo's VP gives us a peek 26 Vintage - The Collection 30 Chicks Dig It 31 It's Easy Being Green 32 Inside My Closet `Zine Team Stephanie Lew Gneiss Hobbs Inara Edrington Rebecca Block Joe Carrel Publishing Arizona Lithographers On the Cover Photographer--Stephanie Lew Models--Sheila Leftwich & Wilson Snider Hair & Makeup--Robyn Ledesma Inside Cover Photographer--Stephanie Lew Model--Andrea Dietrick This Page Photographer--Shana Hilton Model--Morgan Sisson Want More? Page Photographer--Taura Vivian-Deacon Model--Anya Taylor Layout--Joe Carrel Back Cover Model--Spencer Block Courtesy of Buffalo Exchange Archives Contributors Penelope Bass Brittany Diercks Heather Emery-Walden Amy Hjorth Heather Rae Johnson Jessica Leising Christy Lorio Rocco Paone Katherine Powers Devyn Shaughnessy Viki Stevenson Juliet Swango Jesse Upshaw Heather Vandenegel Thank you to all of the Buffalo Exchange stores for their help! Buffalo Exchange P.O. Box 40488 Tucson, AZ 85717 Tel: (520) 622-2711 www.buffaloexchange.com JWW & THE PROSPECTORS western swing "We love to shop at Buffalo Exchange because we can find the right vintage duds to enhance our `vintage' music! Boots, pearl snaps & hats for the boys, `40s dresses and rhinestones for Heather Rae. It's wonderful to not have to spend like a rock star!" myspace.com/jwwandtheprospectors THE FOXX glam rock "Our favorite thing about shopping at Buffalo Exchange is the amazing employees and super-friendly customer service - we always leave smiling!" myspace.com/thefoxx BEARS OF MANITOU folk rock "Resale fashion is really the way for us to go 9 times out of 10, because we can always find something to fit our style, whether it's current or vintage. Our eclectic image requires us to have that variety in options and that's why we love Buffalo Exchange." bearsofmanitou.com MARV ELLIS & THE PLATFORM hip hop "Wearing recycled fashion makes me feel better. I love rocking shows in a fresh piece of rare gear that I picked up at the Buffalo. They are always the items that get the most notice. I can feel fresh fitted without breaking the bank." marvellis.com Walking the streets of New York City, people often ask Chelsea store employee Devyn Shaughnessy, "Wow, where did you get those crazy leggings?" She in fact designs them herself. It all began with a $50 gift card she had found on the street. Frustrated after discovering that it would only buy her one pair of leggings, Devyn tracked down the retailer's spandex wholesaler. That's when the experimenting began. ww u w. st re nd o y.c m /s to re /d ev yn -m ar iesh au gh ne ss y Zippers, studs, sequins, mesh � while learning how to craft her own leggings she incorporated it all, and in the process fine-tuned what would become her own unique look. Devyn now has an online store at www.ustrendy.com and sells to boutiques in New York and England. by Viki Stevenson She has recently branched out into designing dresses, inspired by creating illusions with nude fabric that can "play tricks with your eyes at night." Devyn also looks forward to collaborating with other artists as she expands her business in 2012. LO VE LEG GIN G Models - Dani Weiner & Kayla Lujan Photo Shoot Director - Marisa Russell Photographer - Alix Acevedo "Desert fashion tempers the boldness of tribal prints with relaxed elements of the traditional southwest. It forms a style that's casual yet vibrant perfect for spring and summer!" Chicks Dig It F Amy Hjorth and Penenlope Bass rom Tucson to Portland you can find Buffalo customers who practice urban farming by keeping chickens. Chickens lay an average of five eggs per week, love to gobble up kitchen scraps and can prove to be a relatively easy foray into farming--if you've got the space. So if you'd like to have a chick chick here and a chick chick there, here are some tips to get started. First things first: Check your local city and neighborhood zoning ordinances to ensure that you are allowed to keep chickens in the city. Feeding time: Chickens need a healthy, Many places will allow a specific number of hens per person, but usually no roosters due to balanced diet to maintain egg production. Growing chicks will eat primarily scratch--a noise. cracked corn and wheat mixture with necessary vitamins and proteins. Once Choosing your chickens: If you want to chickens are grown, they'll eat a standard start young, most farm supply stores can set you up with baby chicks, but keep in mind that adult feed (available at farm supply stores or online) with ground up oyster shells to help they require very attentive care the first few weeks. If you'd rather start with adult chickens, them form strong eggs. check out your local Craigslist postings for Feathered friends: If properly socialized, families who have raised their own and are looking to adopt them out. Specific breeds can most chickens can be held and handled, be chosen depending on what type of eggs you especially if raised from chicks. Many breeds of chickens can live well into their teens, want. For example, Ameraucanas lay bright often laying just as long. blue or green eggs. Make some space: To raise chickens, you'll need enough outdoor space for a coop, where the birds will roost, sleep and lay, and an outdoor--but protected--run where they can get exercise, eat, peck and scratch. In general, each chicken will need two square feet in the coop and 10 square feet in the run. Remember, the coop should be ventilated but secure enough to keep out urban predators like dogs, cats and raccoons. The run should also be fully enclosed in tight-knit wire. It's Easy Being Green Bebs the Buffalo roamed the halls and gathered these great tips from her coworkers When giving a gift, buy a cute reusable shopping tote to use instead of wrapping paper or paper gift bags. Bebs' personal favorite: wrap presents in the comics from the Sunday newspaper or maps from National Geographic. Tin containers are great items to repurpose. Think coffee cans, cookie tins, and the like. Remember to keep the lids so you can wrap them in cute papers for baked goods. They also serve as excellent containers for extra screws, nuts, bolts, or for your extra buttons. Think about packaging when purchasing household items. For example, cardboard egg cartons can be recycled, so buy those instead of Styrofoam. Better yet, give them to your friends who have chickens and you might get them returned with eggs! Save smaller plastic bags that you end up with, like the ones the newspaper comes in on rainy days, and give them to friends and family who walk their dogs in public areas and have to pick up their pet waste. Save them up by putting them in an empty Kleenex box that can be left in the dog owner's car. If you have to use a paper towel, make sure it gets a chance to clean up as many things as possible: if you dry a cup with one, then take a swipe at the stove top as well. You get the idea. Repurpose all those shopping bags with handles that you get at fancy stores. Small sizes can be used again for lint in the laundry, lunch bags, gift bags, treat bags for baked goods and the large sizes are ideal for taking your unwanted clothing to Buffalo Exchange. Drain your bathtub water into your yard to water your trees. Works best in arid climates. Not recommended for that walk up in Brooklyn. Recycle your sticky notes � the adhesive can go in the paper recycle no problem. Did you know the toilet paper and paper towel cores are always welcome in the recycle bin? When the printer spits out extra paper at work, cut it down to note size and make a pad for your desk. S peaking of reusable totes, Buffalo Exchange just came out with one of their own. For only $2.00, you too can sport one of these adorable bags with art by local Tucson artist, Joe Pagac. They fold down to almost nothing when you aren't using them, and can be used for everything from groceries to laundry. They are also a little more environmental than some, sporting 70% recycled plastic bottles in the fabric content. Inside My Closet Rebecca Block A handful of items that I am still in love with even though I've owned some of them for years. Possibly I have an infatuation with footwear in general that goes beyond the normal. A favorite find from one of our NYC stores that reminds me of a Marimekko print. Adorable hand painted Mexican circle skirt. Vintage Hawaiian maxi dress in great bark cloth fabric from one of our Tucson stores. My black Justin Ropers. The most versatile boots I own since they go with everything! The Way of the Buffalo A Business Primer and Fashion Love Song "Thirty years ago we hopped on the back of a buffalo with wings and took off for a flight of fancy, adventure, and fun...This book is a distillation of 30 plus years of business experience. It's a patchwork of history and lessons learned. Its aim is to help people be successful in business and hopefully their lives. It offers no fast track way to the top but rather the "Way of the Buffalo" - steady and rewarding at every stage." - Spencer Block "Every city has parts of its heritage that earn it recognition throughout the country, including retail establishments... So it's about time that Buffalo Exchange has its own history told. Spencer's book... gives readers an intimate peek into the lives of the store's co-founders... The Way of the Buffalo... as a hodgepodge of advice, stories, observations, opinions and even poetry." - Tucson Weekly The Way of the Buffalo is avalable at your local Buffalo Exchange store, on Amazon.com in book and ebook format, and at BarnesandNoble.com in ebook format. 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