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The Perks of Being a Buffalo

By Dana Zepke, Buffalo Exchange HQ

 

As you can probably guess, Buffalo Exchange employees spend their days around excellent clothing and phenomenal customers, but did you know the perks of being a Buffalo go even further? Find out why a job at Buffalo Exchange is one of the best retail jobs out there!

Health Insurance

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  • Buffalo Exchange offers medical, dental and vision insurance for both full-time and part-time employees (and their families) – even if they work as few as 20 hours a week.
  • Our family members are important to us and, whether they walk on two legs or four, we believe they deserve the same level of care. We offer pet health insurance for our employee’s cats and dogs.
  • For those that enroll in the medical plan, Buffalo Exchange offers a free $20,000 life insurance policy.

Buffalo Goodies

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  • Discount, discount, discount! Our employees are fashion-obsessed individuals who love to shop! On top of the already great prices, employees get discount each month.
  • Need a vacation? Both full-time and part- time employees start earning paid time off on day one!

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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.

Buffalo Exchange Alfred Banks

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 Spring Styles 2017

Spring Styles We Love

By Jessica Pruitt, Buffalo Exchange HQ

As we put the turtlenecks and peacoats away, we’re getting excited to pull out some of our favorite spring styles and let a little light into our winter closets. But what to wear for the new season? Here are some of our favorite spring styles of 2017 – all coming to a Buffalo Exchange near you! If you like one of these outfits but need help putting your own version together, just ask one of our talented employees for help styling next time you’re shopping!

Earn Your Stripes

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“YOU CAN GET CLOTHES FOR A $1 AT ONE OF THE BEST THRIFT STORES IN NYC” BY TIMEOUT NEW YORK

TimeOut New York wrote an article on Buffalo Exchange titled, “You can get clothes for a $1 at one of the best thrift stores in NYC next month” on March 22, 2017.

“…On April 22, popular nationwide thrift chain Buffalo Exchange is giving everyone an irresistible reason to go out and support its stores. In honor of Earth Day, the company will offer a wide-selection of clothing and accessories for men and women for only $1 apiece. Most importantly, all the proceeds will be donated to the The Humane Society of the United States. …”


Day in the Life of a Buffalo Exchange Buyer

Day in the Life of a Buffalo Exchange Buyer

By Jessica Pruitt, Buffalo Exchange HQ

Being a buyer for Buffalo Exchange is the most fun, rewarding job I’ve ever had. It’s also the hardest. I’ve come to see this as a winning combination. In fact, I credit my four plus years as a Buyer and Associate Manager for immense personal growth and lifelong friendships.

Training to be a Buyer

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Training to be a Buyer is an ongoing process that lasts your entire career with Buffalo Exchange. To start out, new Buyers observe a trainer or Manager for several sessions before going hands-on. As they learn about the types of clothing that sell well for us and how to price it, they start to make decisions on their own. A trainer or manager is always right there with them to help them along the way.

It usually takes about three months for a Buyer to complete training, but in truth, the training never stops. Whether you’ve been a Buffalo Exchange Buyer for three months or three years, there are always new brands and new trends to learn about. This definitely means you have to stay on top of your development and be proactive about educating yourself.

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Buffalo Exchange Zine Spring 2017 Fashion

Announcing the Spring/Summer 2017 Zine!

By Jessica Pruitt, Buffalo Exchange HQ

If you’re familiar with our biannual zine, you might have noticed that we skipped our Fall/Winter 2016 issue. After realizing that our customers actually like these little mags, we are proud to announce a return to print! Stop by your local Buffalo Exchange to pick up a free copy, packed full of spring 2017 fashion trends, unique style and closet organization tips.

Vintage Style

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Jen Williams, Store Manager at Buffalo Exchange Nashville, has a vintage party dress collection sure to make any vintage aficionado jealous. “I started collecting vintage party dresses when I was 16 years old,” she explains, “due to an intense fear I’d show up to prom in the same dress as someone else.” Pick up a copy of the new zine to see the whole collection!

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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. …”


Buffalo Exchange Manhattan San Diego Marie Kondo Folding

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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