A good gypsy always looks for a bargain, and what better way to save money and the environment than gypsy-switching clothing and accessories! Buffalo Exchange had the ground-breaking idea of hosting trades between locals in their stores, which can be found in a wide variety of different states.
With items often averaging about 15 bucks a pop, you can pick out a whole outfit for what might cost much more somewhere else. A little revelation came to me while I was trying on a gently-used top in the Magazine St. store: I’m sharing a bit of someone else’s life while wearing this shirt! Just think! By purchasing a tee, you will be taking a piece of someone’s history home with you. Who knows if what you’re wearing could’ve belonged to some local rockstar or an old friend you haven’t spoken to in ages.
Mother Nature’s best friends have an damn-the-man, eclectic, but tastefully trendy musical taste just like their fashion sense. They don’t like over-glamorous music unless it’s done right. I’ve made a mix that’ll get your indie bones shaking and ready to thrift.
1. Broken Bells- The Ghost Inside
2. Blue Hawaii- Blue Gowns
3. Starfucker- Medicine
4. Future Islands- Balance
5. Active Child, How To Dress Well- Playing House
6. Beach House- Zebra
7. Sea of Bees- Wizbot
8. Chairlift- Take It Out On Me
9. Midlake- Young Bride
3312 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA 70115
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If Houston (the Bayou City) has anything to offer fashion-wise it will be found in the Montrose area. Home to hipsters and artsy fartsy folks alike, Montrose is the place to go for thrift stores and kitsch collectibles.
To make Taxi Taxi the ultimate hipster paradise, I’ve created a mix that includes some of the best current synth wave and indie pop there is to offer. Don’t be ashamed to admit it. I’m a bit of a sceney weenie too. So we look awesome in skinny washed out black jeans and spend a little too much time on our makeup and hair (boy and girls equally). Who the hell cares! The 10-song compilation is guaranteed to make wannabe and true scenesters alike as happy as Robert Smith is fashionably sad.
1. Empire of the Sun- Standing On The Shore
2. Twin Shadow- At My Heels
3. Angus & Julia Stone- Big Jet Plane
4. Wild Beasts- Bed Of Nails
5. Interpol- Pioneer To The Falls
6. The Asteroids Galaxy- Lady Jesus
7. Cant- Believe
8. Wild Nothing- Promise
9. Craft Spells- After The Moment
10. Cults- Go Outside
1653 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77006
If you’re Uptown and love clothes that treat Mother Earth right, try Branch Out on Magazine Street! As the first store of its kind in New Orleans, it features sustainable goods and vintage clothing. You can find vintage jewelry as well as hand-crafted pieces designed by local artists.
New clothing is manufactured with energy efficient, low-impact production and is made from recycled materials and/or from renewable resources. Some of the fabrics used to create their eco-friendly clothes are bamboo, modal, organic cotton, soy, and lyocell.
2020 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
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Store Hours: Mon – Sat: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sun: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.