Kick Off Summer in Style with Buffalo Exchange Hawthorne

Hey, Portland! It’s time to soak up the sun and soak up the FUN with Buffalo Exchange Hawthorne! Kick off the summer in style on Saturday, June 29th with tasty refreshments and a raffle for a Buffalo goody bag while shopping for your summer vacation or selling your closet cleanout. PLUS we’ll be having a hiring event for part-time Buyers from 3pm-5pm. Meet our team and fill out an application – you may even have the chance to land an on-the-spot interview! See you soon!




How to Pack Light: Summer Carry-on Tips

By Savy Kroop

Summer is here and it’s time to kick back and relax with a trip to your destination of choice! If you’re anything like me, though, traveling, packing and airports can be stressful. We all know you’re supposed to “pack light”, but it’s easier said than done. How are you supposed to pack a bag that’s small enough to carry-on and still look cute throughout your entire vacation? The solution lies in creating a mini summer capsule wardrobe! When every single piece you pack goes together, you can’t really go wrong.

What to Take on the Plane

This one’s an oft-proclaimed traveling tip, but it bears repeating: wear your bulkiest pair of shoes and your jacket on the plane. This will allow you to pack light without sacrificing important pieces – whether it’s a pair chunky sneakers or your favorite denim jacket. Not to mention that planes often get very cold, so having your jacket handy is a win-win.

For your one personal item, I recommend a cute backpack instead of a purse. This will give you a lot more capacity and is great for on-the-go sightseeing. Lastly, don’t forget to bring a refillable water bottle (empty it out before security, of course). This will save you from buying a $6 bottle of water at the airport and/or desperately waiting for your flight attendant to come around with a teeny glass of water to quench your thirst.

Pack Light with a Vacation Capsule Wardrobe

I used to plan out every single outfit for each day of my vacation. This usually ended up in a suitcase overstuffed with an obscene amount of shoes, not to mention that I brought along tons of pieces that I never ended up wearing. No more! Even though I don’t subscribe to a capsule wardrobe when I’m at home, it makes vacation packing a warm ocean breeze.

A capsule wardrobe is a selection of staple items that can be easily mixed and matched. When I recently went to Florida to visit my family, for example, I brought along:

  • 1 pair of jeans
  • 1 pair of shorts
  • 3 tee shirts
  • 1 dress
  • 1 bathing suit
  • 2 pairs of shoes
  • 2 pairs of sunglasses

With these items, I was able to put together at least 5 completely different looks! It also gave me a lot of flexibility to create an outfit that actually fit the temperature and situation on-the-fly. What they say is true – less is more! When you pack light with a capsule wardrobe, you can customize it to any style, but I definitely recommend including a simple T-shirt. You can wear it tucked, untucked, tied in a knot, over or under a dress and, if you’re feeling crazy, you could even cut into a crop top.

Double the Fun

My favorite tip to pack light is bringing pieces that can serve more than one purpose – for example, this sweet lemon-print swimsuit that can double as a cute tank top. BOOM! You just created another look for your vacation wardrobe. P.S. If you’re bringing extra sunnies and don’t have a case for them, just tuck them into your shoes to keep them safe throughout your journey.

The key to a successful capsule wardrobe, of course, is having solid staples that you truly love. If you’re not finding what you need in your own wardrobe, head down to your local Buffalo Exchange to trade in that great pair of jeans that just never fit quite right for new-to-you summer styles perfect for your vacation capsule wardrobe. Bon voyage!


Buffalo Exchange Philadelphia Wants Your Men’s Clothing!

Hey Philly, clean out your closet and trade it in for cash or store credit at Buffalo Exchange! We’re buying a little bit of everything, but we’re especially on the lookout for men’s summer items like tees, short-sleeves shirts, lightweight jackets and pants! If you shoe collection is crowding your closet floor, we’re also looking for summer accessories like sneakers and sandals, hats and sunglasses. Buffalo Exchange also buys all seasons year round and we love to see those unique, vintage, one-of-a-kind finds. When you bring in your closet cleanout, you could leave with cash or trade to spend on a new-to-you wardrobe. We can’t wait to see what you have!


Buffalo Exchange La Brea Moving

Buffalo Exchange La Brea Is Moving!

Buffalo Exchange La Brea is moving just a few minutes away to 7912 Melrose Ave, right in the heart of one of LA’s top shopping districts. We’ll be closing early on Wednesday, June 18 at 6pm for the move and will be closed on June 19th and 20th. Starting June 21, shop our new Melrose location! Otherwise, we’re open to buy, sell and trade as usual. Hope to see you soon!

Special Hours:

  • June 18: Closing early at 6pm
  • June 19-20: Closed
  • June 21: Reopening at 7912 Melrose Ave

Buffalo Exchange Minneapolis Wants Your Closet Cleanout!

Hey, Minneapolis! Summer has arrived to the Twin Cities and Buffalo Exchange wants your spring-summer closet cleanout! We’re looking for men’s tees and short sleeve shirts, light jackets for those cool summer nights, blouses and dresses. Along with clothes, we’re also looking for summer shoes and accessories like sandals, canvas sneakers, hats, sunglasses and more. Not ready to part with your warm-weather wardrobe, but still holding onto your closet cleanout from last fall? Bring in your cool-temp clothing – we buy all seasons year round! Your closet cleanout could be worth cash or trade to spend on a summer getaway or a new-to-you look – maybe even both!


Shop and Rock with Brandon Pfaff at Buffalo Exchange Fullerton!

Hey, Orange County! Are you planning on getting your groove on at Day of Music in downtown Fullerton on Friday, June 21st? If so, be sure to stop by Buffalo Exchange Fullerton for our next Shop and Rock event with a live performance by Brandon Pfaff! We’ll be rocking out with Brandon from 4pm – 5pm on Friday, so join us for an afternoon of refreshments, cool tunes, and of course, the best secondhand shopping in the OC. Let your friends in on the fun by RSVP’ing on Facebook – we can’t wait to see you there!