The Buckle trend first surfaced on Chictopia's streetstyle gallery in Fall 2008 seen on Chattanooga blogger Snowshoe. She wore her brown vintage buckle shoes with a black Forever 21 bowler hat, red vintage over-sized, plaid shirt, and black tights. Since then, Buckle clothing has grown in popularity as bloggers from Nyc, Los Angeles, and Amsterdam have discovered them. Buckle clothing is generally seen in casual, chic, and bohemian style. In May 2013, Chictopia wrote an editorial about DIY Belt Buckle Cuff. Popular brands of Buckle clothing are Charlotte Russe, Forever 21, Dolce Vita, vintage, and Zara.