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Seal of Approval: Pacific Marine Mammal Center

By Christina Hebets, Buffalo Exchange HQ

Ever seen a sea lion and thought, “Dang, that is the cutest thing ever”? Yeah, us too. That’s why we feel so lucky to be sponsoring the Pacific Marine Mammal Center (PMMC) through our Tokens for Bags® program. Instead of giving out plastic bags in our stores and contributing to environmental pollution, we give out charity tokens that customers can donate to one of three local non-profits.

At Buffalo Exchange Fullerton, customers have the chance to help out adorable seals and sea lions just by shopping! If you often find yourself wondering about these cute little creatures, then you’re in luck. Here are some fun facts about them from the leader in their conservation – Pacific Marine Mammal Center!

History of Pacific Marine Mammal Center

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Did you know that the sea lion conservation movement in California started with one guy on a beach? Jim Stauffer was a life guard back in 1971 when he was approached by a little girl on the beach that told him about a sick sea lion she had found. Jim ended up taking the pup to the vet and nursing it back to health at his house. After this happened a few more times, he created the Pacific Marine Mammal Center with the help of just 3 volunteers! It became the first marine mammal rehabilitation center in California.

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Wear What You Like: Profile of Alfred Banks

By Jessica Pruitt, Buffalo Exchange HQ

We talk with New Orleans rapper Alfred Banks (aka @UnderDogCentral) about his River Kings 2 Tour of “The Beautiful” (happening now!), his music career and his take on personal style. Banks loves shopping at resale stores like Buffalo Exchange because it gives him the freedom to build his style from the ground up.

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What do you like about shopping resale and Buffalo Exchange in particular?

For me, the hunt of finding something so cool among the shelves of a resale store like Buffalo Exchange really excites me. Putting an outfit together from a complete blank canvas is awesome.

How did you get started shopping at Buffalo?

I’ve always lived close to Buffalo Exchange down here in NOLA, so one day in 2007, I just decided to walk in and see what you guys had. Ten years later, I still walk in all the time.

You’ve travelled all over the US. What’s your favorite Buffalo you’ve shopped at?

My favorite Buffalo has to be here in NOLA. The one in Austin is really cool, but nothing compares to my hometown.

What’s been your favorite Buffalo find recently?

Recently, I found a pair of High Top K-Swiss Midcourts and they are so dope. Awesome color way and super comfy.

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“BUFFALO EXCHANGE IS NOT JUST YOUR AVERAGE CONSIGNMENT STORE” BY USA TODAY 10 BEST

USA Today 10 Best featured Buffalo Exchange in an article titled, “10 New Orleans Specialty Boutiques Where You Can Find That Perfect Something” on March 17, 2017.

“…Buffalo Exchange is not just your average consignment store. The New Orleans location also has a costume section, outrageous shoe options and consigned sparkly numbers that feel like playing dress up any day of the week… One of some 45 stores in 17 states, the New Orleans location has good stock and a friendly, helpful, easygoing staff, all of which makes for a relaxing shopping experience. …”


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How-To: Marie Kondo Folding

By Samantha Mulder, Buffalo Exchange Manhattan, and Seven Clark, Buffalo Exchange San Diego (Hillcrest)

Now that you’ve cleaned out your closet, how about some creative closet organization ideas? If you’re an avid Buffalo Exchange shopper like we are, you probably have a zest for procuring amazing things that far outreaches your actual storage space.  Marie Kondo folding may do the trick. Utilizing some of her techniques and some of our own, find out how we manage to fit a whole lot of clothing into a small space!

Folding the Kon-Mari Way

Buffalo Exchange Manhattan San Diego Marie Kondo Folding

Since its release, Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up has taken the world by storm with its useful tips and tricks for cleaning out your closet and getting organized, a method which she refers to as “Kon-Mari”. For us, one of the greatest takeaways from the book was Marie Kondo’s folding method. This allows you to see everything you own at a glance, ensuring that each item has a chance to make it into your weekly rotations.

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Stardust Memories

by Joe Carrel, Buffalo Exchange HQ

While driving through downtown Phoenix, I happened upon a series of murals that made me pull over and take notice. The 80-foot stretch of paintings by courthouse sketch artist Maggie Keane inspired me to gather some intriguing tidbits about their iconic subject, David Bowie.

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Born David Robert Jones, Bowie changed his name at the age of 18 to avoid confusion with fellow British musician (and Monkees frontman) Davy Jones. Infatuated with American culture and movies, he was inspired by 1960’s The Alamo. His new moniker payed homage to Texan rebel Jim Bowie; in fact, David’s wife, Iman, even has Jim’s famous Bowie knife tattooed on her ankle.

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