Photographed and written by Bridget Schaefer
It’s rarely intentional, but we take things for granted. Let’s celebrate the forgotten – the dress you love but wore on that one terrible date, the bright green jacket that’s never seen the outdoors but was cool when you bought it, the park you drive by every morning but never stop to notice the flowers, the traffic circle that sits pretty amidst rush hour.
Second Chic is a consignment store and community for the retro, the modern, the weird and everything in between. With three locations in Western New York, the company has grown to nurture the exchange of fashion while being conscious of your budget and the environment. What’s old is in.
It seemed fitting to document Second Chic fashion in Buffalo’s most treasured spaces – Olmsted Parks. It’s been 150 years since Frederick Law Olmsted Sr. signed a contract to design Buffalo’s “cultural landscape.” With six major parks, three pocket parks, seven parkways and eight circles, Buffalo is recognized as one of the most outstanding park systems in the United States. What was also once old, is now back in and beautiful, thanks to many years of hard work from the Olmsted Parks Conservancy and its countless volunteers.