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All That Glitters: How to Make Your Holiday Looks Shine This Season

By Savannah, Buffalo Exchange HQ

Hallmark channel holiday movies, peppermint bark and a jam-packed calendar full of parties with family, friends and coworkers can only mean one thing – it’s the most wonderful time of the year! Not sure what to wear? Try on sequins, glitter lurex or liquid metallics. After all, silver and gold are always in style this time of year.

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Buffalo Exchange Albuquerque Wants Your Menswear!

Hey New Mexico, Buffalo Exchange Albuquerque  wants to buy your closet cleanout, especially menswear! We’re looking for all great men’s clothing, from jeans to tees, sweaters to boots and everything in-between.  If you don’t have menswear but still want to bring in your cleanout we’re buying women’s clothing for all seasons, too! We love to see great staple pieces like blouses, denim and dresses, but don’t forget that we buy jewelry, shoes and vintage, too! Bringing in your past favorites could mean that you leave with cash or trade to spend on new-to-you treasures. Stop by today!


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Meet Our Charities: Ocean Defender’s Alliance

By Emma, Buffalo Exchange HQ

 

One of the things that makes Buffalo Exchange unique is our stores’ ongoing support of local charities through our Tokens for Bags® program. Instead of giving out plastic bags, we give out charity tokens with each purchase. These give our customers the chance to support a range of local non-profits that help out animals, individuals in the local community and the environment each time they shop. What can we say? Giving back is important to us! Since starting the program in 1994, we’ve kept over 15.4 million plastic bags out of the environment and raised more than $774,365 for thousands of local non-profits.

 

At Buffalo Exchange Costa Mesa, one of the many charities we’re supporting this year is the Ocean Defenders Alliance (ODA). Since it was founded in 2000, ODA has worked hard to protect ocean wildlife and their habitats from abandoned fishing gear, pollution and more.

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A Community Effort

Protecting our oceans takes a village and no one understands that better than the Ocean Defenders Alliance. Not only do they keep an eye on regular commercial fishing locations that tend to accumulate abandoned gear, but they also have a large network of divers and community supporters who notify them when they find cast-off gear and improperly sunken vessels. This allows them to devote more of their time to actually cleaning up debris!

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Cleaning Up Our Seas

Using their custom-outfitted vessels, ODA regularly heads out into the ocean to take care of business. Their divers work to free sea life and collect debris. They recycle anything they can and properly dispose of everything else. While they’re out on the water, ODA also works with the California Department of Fish and Game, the Coast Guard and many other agencies to maximize their efforts.

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Education and Outreach

ODA’s job isn’t over when they make it back to land, though. When the organization isn’t out actively cleaning up the ocean, they’re reaching out in any way possible to educate people on the repercussions that man-made pollution has on our oceans and the ways we can make a positive difference. They go to schools, clubs, conferences and anywhere they think they can make an impact.

 

Since they started, the Ocean Defenders Alliance has removed tens of thousands of pounds of man-made debris from the ocean, all while doing whatever they can to prevent it from winding up there in the first place. We are proud to support ODA in their efforts to take care of our oceans. When you shop at Buffalo Exchange Costa Mesa through the end of the year, you can help make a difference for the Ocean Defenders Alliance just by placing your token in their charity box. Stop in to shop for a cause!


Buffalo Exchange Holiday Hours

 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year at Buffalo Exchange locations across the country! Now’s the perfect time to bring us your closet cleanouts and trade them in for extra cash or store credit to spend on all of our gifty goodies. If you’re planning to shop or sell with us soon, just a reminder that we’ll be closing early on December 24th and December 31st and will be closed all day December 25th and January 1st. Happy Holidays and we hope to see you soon!

Monday, December 24: All stores open until 5pm

Tuesday, December 25: Closed

Monday, December 31: All stores open until 5pm

Tuesday, January 1: Closed


Think Small, Give Big: Buffalo Exchange Has Gift Cards for the Holidays!

Ho-ho-how will you be gifting your loved ones this holiday season? Think small and give big with a Buffalo Exchange gift card! Gift cards are the perfect solution for anyone on your list – they’re always the right size! Our gift cards can be purchased for any amount, used at any Buffalo Exchange store  and never expire – buy one online or in-store today! Plus, from Friday, November 23 until Monday, December 24, you’ll receive a free reusable tote with every $50 gift card purchase! Use it as an adorable, eco-friendly gift bag or keep it for yourself!


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Dinner is Served: Fresh Thanksgiving Outfits for Every Potluck

By Aarian, Buffalo Exchange HQ

Hello, Buffaloes! If you read my blog about how much I love plaid, you know that one of my favorite holidays is fast approaching: Thanksgiving! As a verified overthinker and certified procrastinator, I understand that coming up with a look for Halloween may have sent you into a tizzy and now you’re stressin’ about what to wear over the week of family reunions and friendsgivings ahead – fret not, because I am here to help. Naturally, as any secondhand fashionista would, I shopped at my neighborhood Buffalo Exchange and came up with five different Thanksgiving outfits that will work for almost any occasion. Couch surfing at your family’s home? Covered. Friendsgiving chic? Got it. Meeting you significant other’s ‘rents? Nailed it! Read ahead for tips and tricks to copy this Thanksgiving – it’s easy as pie!

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Game On! Thanksgiving Outfits Made for Comfort

There’s nothing quite like going home for the holidays. If you’re staying with the ‘rents during the long weekend, it’s definitely tempting to traipse down the hall in the sweatpants you slept in for Thanksgiving dinner (no judgement – we’ve all been there). To combat the alluring draw of comfort-over-all, pair a velvet T-shirt dress with your favorite pair of sneakers and a fuzzy cardigan, topping off the look with a matching beret. With this outfit, you’ll look put-together for your family photos with all the comfort of being wrapped up burrito-style in bed.

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Let’s Leo-party!

If you’re like me, you’re the dramatic friend. You know, the one who visits once a year to regale everyone with tales of what it’s like to live in a moderately larger city with two large bags of luggage in tow (def more stuff than necessary for a four-day trip). For my fellow drama queens, this look is for you! After feasting with your family, fight the urge to take a nap and catch up with the hometown folks you didn’t see at dinner in an attention-grabbing leopard print romper and floral blazer! The pattern mixing works because of the neutral color palette and the leopard print totally hides the mashed potatoes you dribbled on yourself earlier. WIN-WIN!

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Gather Around for Gathered Sleeves

Let’s be real: Thanksgiving dinner is really Thanksgiving lunch. If you’re one of the few people that can hold out until a proper dinner time, let’s say 6 o‘clock, then 1) I commend you and 2) This evening look is for you. Here, I layered a faux-corset that has contrast stitching over a hunter green T-shirt with gathered sleeves. I don’t know about you, but I’m still loving sleeve details with various ties, puffs and cuffs. A plaid accordion-pleat polishes off the look but leaves plenty of room for late-night seconds (or thirds). Definitely one of my favorite Thanksgiving outfits!

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Hot Turkey Tamale

If you’re looking for one of those Thanksgiving outfits that’ll show your fellow dinner guests (many of whom you see just a few times a year) you’ve got it all figured out and WEREN’T totally thinking about sweatpants to dinner, a blazer and skirt combo is the way to go. Brown suede compliments the cheery holiday red top and the silver grommet fastening draws attention to your square-toed silver block heels. Who looks like they read the New York Times instead of just scrolling through Twitter? You do, girl!

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Meet the Parents: Holiday Edition

Cuffing season is here! You made it through a summer of singledom, met someone special and now it’s time to meet their parents. As far as Thanksgiving outfits go, you’ll probably want to air on the side of caution and go with something classic (read: not a sequin jumpsuit). Make a great first impression in a vintage-inspired paisley dress with flutter sleeves and simple pumps. Compliment the high collar with your favorite good-luck charm necklace and top it off with a camel-colored beret. Whip up a side dish (or pick up a premade one – no judgement!) and you’ll be the best guest ever!

Feeling stuffed with inspiration for Thanksgiving outfits? If I can talk turkey with you, it’s time to run down to your local Buffalo Exchange and shop for your look! Whatever event you’ll be attending, I can guarantee that they’ve got just the thing you need. Thanks for reading and have a happy Thanksgiving!


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Shop for Winter at Buffalo Exchange!

We’re so ice-cited for winter! At Buffalo Exchange stores around the country, get ready for cold weather by stocking up on warm clothing. We have the coziest styles – from teddy coats and leather jackets to luxe velvet jumpsuits and classic denim! We even have wintry accessories like scarves, knit hats and boots to help you prance through the snow. And don’t forget – while you’re shopping, it’s also a great time to bring in your closet cleanout. Sell us your past favorites from last winter or those awesome pieces from spring and summer that you just don’t think you’ll wear next year. We also buy shoes, accessories and jewelry. When you bring in your closet cleanout, you could receive cash or trade to put towards your new-to-you winter looks. Don’t hibernate – we’ll see you soon!


Buffalo Exchange Nashville Wants your Clothes

Buffalo Exchange Nashville Buying the Best of All Seasons!

Hey, Nashville! Buffalo Exchange Elliston Place wants your closet cleanout! We’re looking for blouses, men’s and women’s tees and cool-weather essentials like sweaters and jackets. Don’t forget, though, that we buy the best of all seasons all year round. We want to see all those awesome spring and summer pieces you’re cleaning out as well! We’re also on the hunt for quality jewelry – especially rings – so bring in the clothing, accessories and jewelry you’re just not wearing anymore and trade them for new favorites. You could pick up cash or trade to spend on the new-to-you styles your closet has been waiting for!


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Sell Your Clothes at Buffalo Exchange Portland (Downtown)!

Hello, Portland! Want to get a head start on your New Year’s resolution to clean out your closet and make a little extra spending money for the holidays? Buffalo Exchange Portland (Downtown) is looking for men’s and women’s sweaters and tees, as well as other cool-weather favorites, but we also buy the best of all seasons year-round, including Halloween costumes and holiday sweaters! Bring in your closet cleanout and you could walk away with 30% back in cash or 50% in trade to put towards a new-to-you winter wardrobe. See you soon!


Now Buying for Winter!

We’re not hibernating, but we’re still packing on the layers to prepare for colder weather – in other words, all Buffalo Exchange stores are buying for winter! Now’s the perfect time to clean out the past favorites from your closet in favor of new-to-you pieces to take you through winter. We’re in need of long sleeve tees, sweaters, knits, denim and jackets. Don’t forget: we also take shoes, accessories like jewelry and unique vintage pieces. If you’re still cleaning out some awesome summer items, bring those in too! We always buy the best of all seasons. Warming up to the idea of selling? Maybe this will help – for all items we buy, you’ll receive 30% back in cash or 50% back in store credit of the selling price!

How To Sell

You haven’t sold to Buffalo Exchange before? That’s SNOW problem! To sell, just bring your closet cleanout in anytime we’re open, along with a valid government issued ID. Check out our blog for more info on our selection and buying process.

If you’re not near one of our stores, we have a program just for you: Sell By Mail! It’s as simple as requesting a bag online, filling it up and sending it in.