Lollie Shopping featured Buffalo Exchange in an article titled “Earth Day $1 Sale at Buffalo Exchange” on 3/29/2018. ” I write about it every year—the $1 Earth Day sale at Buffalo Exchange. It’s the kind of sale that makes it worth getting up early, standing in line, and digging through piles of resale fashion. It’s also a great opportunity to get into the spirit of Earth Day and make a contribution. The Buffalo Exchange Earth Day $1 Sale happens April 21st at stores nationwide (excluding outlets).”
By Amelia Gotobed, Buffalo Exchange HQ
Over the past few seasons, we’ve seen a dramatic spread of pants styles, from wide-legged trousers to high waisted skinny jeans and, of course, culottes. Cropped pants continue to be popular as we move into spring – and with good reason! Roomy and structured, they keep you comfy while giving you a sophisticated silhouette. Plus, they just so happen to be extremely versatile – read on to find out how to wear culottes three different ways!
With this look, we kept it simple by sticking to black and white with rose gold accents. Grid prints are another popular geometric pattern that have been spotted everywhere, so why not add them to the mix? Since the top is mostly black and the bottoms are mostly white, it doesn’t overwhelm the eyes! To keep with the geometric theme, we picked a statement circle necklace – as you can see, we pretty much covered all the basic shapes in one outfit. If you want to shake the monochromatic look just a little, swap out the white tassel earrings for a pair with multicolored fringe.
By Danielle Hargett, Buffalo Exchange HQ
“Art is not something that humans do when they have nothing else to do. Art is an essential part of the human condition. It happens everywhere and in all circumstances.” – Spencer Block, Co-founder of Buffalo Exchange
Every year, the Buffalo Exchange Arts Award honors an emerging artist in Southern Arizona with $10,000 so that they can continue doing great work for the local community. This year, the award went to Nathanael Gregory Myers. On January 24, 2018, family, friends and other local artists gathered at the University of Arizona Poetry Center to celebrate as Nathanael accepted the award. Luckily for everyone in attendance, he also offered up a very cool performance!
Nathanael Myers accepting the 2017 Buffalo Exchange Arts Award from Kerstin Block, Founder of Buffalo Exchange
NYC Vintage Map featured Buffalo Exchange NYC locations on a map highlighting the best vintage stores in the city. Liisa Jokinen, creator of NYC Vintage Map, says, “I hope that with the help of this map more people will choose used garments over new ones and find the joy of wearing vintage. To make recycling easier, I also tagged all the stores buying second hand clothes and accepting donations.”
By Savannah Timpani, Buffalo Exchange HQ
If you’ve ever shopped in one of our stores, you’re probably familiar with our Tokens for Bags program – you know, the one that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside because you have the chance to donate to a local charity every time you shop. If you’re not familiar, here’s the way it works: instead of supplying plastic bags that cost about a nickel apiece, we offer shoppers a token worth 5 cents to put towards a good cause. Every six months, we give three new charities the chance to participate. Recently, Buffalo Exchange Boston in Somerville teamed up with Bug’s Bikes to help children with special needs. Read on to find out why we’re proud to be supporting this awesome non-profit!
How did it all begin?
The idea for Bug’s Bikes came from 5-year-old ‘Bug’, a visually impaired kid with High-Functioning Autism who really loves to ride his bicycle! After finishing his second day of Adaptive Bike Camp, which helps children of all ability levels to ride, he decided that all kids should have the chance to ride their bike home every day. Unfortunately, with price tags for basic adaptive trikes running from $600 to $1,000 on average, many families can’t afford them. Every bike is a little different depending on the kid. Bug’s bike, for example, has three wheels, a seat belt and a seatback.
“Bikes Like Me for Kids Like Me”
Determined to help his friend Sienna get a bike, Bug set up a lemonade stand with the help of his parents. Who would have figured that they’d raise over $2,000 in just three days? On October 2, 2013, Bug’s Bikes gave their first bicycle to 5-year-old Sienna. Since then, Bug’s Bikes has run an annual lemonade stand, along with other fundraising efforts, to support Bug’s vision of “Bikes like mine for kids like me!” The adaptive bikes that Bug raises money for often give families their first chance to ride bikes together and are great therapeutic tools for helping kids with special needs to build strength. Eventually, Bug’s Bikes hopes to expand the program and give out several bikes a month!
To find out more about Bug’s Bikes and volunteer with them, visit BugsBikes.org. Or, if you’re in the Boston area, stop by Buffalo Exchange Boston Somerville to donate a token and help Bug keep the wheels turning!
By Aarian Frye, Buffalo Exchange HQ
Welcome to 2018! If you’re anything like me, you don’t consider the New Year to have truly started until spring rolls around. Once the frosty air gives way to warmer temps and sprigs of grass begin to spring from the ground, we’re finally able to shed the layers of yester-year and embark on a new – or recycled – fashion journey. From the runways to the streets, we’re seeing tons of 80s and 90s style inspo this year, from polka dots and denim to completely saturated monochromes and sorbet pastels. If you’re ready to have some fun with your closet, read ahead for the full scoop on spring 2018 trends!
Snap on, Snap Off: Belt Bags
You probably saw this one coming: fanny packs – or “belt bags” as they are now called – are here to stay as one of the most useful spring 2018 trends. These waist packs aren’t what your parents wore during the family trip to Disneyland. Instead, we’re seeing belt bags with minimal pockets in sizes ranging from wallet to supersized. Go the traditional route and snap it around your middle or loop one arm through to wear as a chic crossbody.
Dapper Dans of the world, rejoice: the two-piece suit has returned! Whether you go classic with a blue linen blend that has sleek lapels or edgy with a double-breasted, grid-patterned short set, there is something sure to suit your every mood.
Who What Wear mentioned Buffalo Exchange in an article titled “Without Fail, I Find the Best Pieces at These L.A. Consignment Shops” on 3/8/18. “You’ll also find T-shirts, sweaters, and other wardrobe classics from high-street favorites like Zara and Brandy Melville here that won’t look like much until you find yourself wearing them on repeat.”
My Life Out of Office mentioned Buffalo Exchange in an article titled “The Best Vintage, Consignment And Thrift Shops In NYC According To A Fashion Blogger” on 3/8/18. “Do it all at Buffalo Exchange. Buy, sell and/or trade new and recycled fashion at one of its 49 stores scattered across 17 states.”
Atlanta Journal Constitution mentioned Buffalo Exchange in an article titled “Atlanta’s best resale stores: secondhand shopping for first-timers” on 3/7/18. “Opened in 2012 in Poncey-Highland, Buffalo Exchange practices a “style over brand” approach with its merchandise, which includes men’s and women’s clothing, outerwear, shoes, hats and accessories — all in excellent condition.”