Hey, Seattle! The summer is winding down, but the party’s just getting started at Buffalo Exchange U-District. On Saturday, August 3rd from 12-6pm join us for BuffFest: an afternoon of treats, prizes and shopping! We’ll have tasty snacks, limited edition Buffalo Exchange swag and more. Shop around the store and vibe along to live music from DJ Scorpiana, and then take your chance to win some special goodies from the spinning wheel of prizes! If you’re heading back to school this semester, this is also the perfect time to bring in your closet cleanout to exchange for a fresh new-to-you fall look. We can’t wait to see you there!
By Savy Kroop
Drumroll, please… we’re happy to announce our latest giving back initiative – Clothing for the Community®! Through this new program, a wide variety of Southern Arizona non-profits can receive large donations of clothing and accessories from our Sell By Mail department to help them fundraise and do even more awesome work in community.
How Clothing for the Community Works
Essentially, non-profits can use these items to host a fundraising $1 sale. Here at Buffalo, we’ll coach them through the process by providing support, advice, local promotion and, of course, a lot of $1 clothing and accessories to sell. Are you a Tucson-area 501(c)(3) non-profit? Send us an email at PR@BufEx.com to let us know you’re interested in becoming a beneficiary!
The first non-profit to benefit from Clothing for the Community® is Ben’s Bells, an organization that teaches individuals and communities about the positive impact of intentional kindness. Shop, save and fundraise for this great cause during their $1 Sale on Saturday, July 20 at 40 W Broadway Blvd. The sale starts at 8am and is cash only.
Making Sure That No Clothing Goes to Waste
At Buffalo Exchange, recycling is the name of the game and it’s always been part of our mission to make sure that no clothing goes to waste. That’s why we give customers the chance to donate the items we’re unable to buy to local non-profits at many of our stores and also why we send any items that don’t sell to our outlets in Nogales, AZ and San Antonio, TX before donating them. This Clothing for the Community® program is just one more way to give clothing a second life and support local non-profits in any we can.
Over the past 45 years, we’ve spearheaded a variety of giving back initiatives. Through our annual Earth Day $1 Day Sale, we’ve raised over $717,900 since 1997 for non-profits like The 5 Gyres Institute and The Humane Society of the United States. We also run a Tokens for Bags® program in which we give customers charity tokens with each purchase instead of plastic bags. Yes, you heard it right – you can give back to your community just by shopping at your local Buffalo. Since launching Tokens for Bags in 1994, we’ve kept more than 15.5 million plastic bags out of the environment and raised $778,660 for local charities. Find out more at BuffaloExchange.com/GivingBack!
By Andrew Bickerton
When I think of New York City’s boroughs, I think of diverse cultures, rich history and, well, pizza. Lots of pizza! When my craving for a slice has subsided, I also think of New York style and the unique ways in which individuals express themselves. We caught up with some of our customers at Buffalo Exchange Astoria in Queens to find out what they love about Buffalo, their style tips and their favorite finds over the years.
Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone: Meet Deb
What Deb loves about shopping at Buffalo Exchange is the friendly staff that helps you out with any and everything. Not to mention that it has inspired Deb throughout the years to try out pieces she wouldn’t normally wear. Deb’s best piece of style advice? Go for it and don’t be afraid to take chances – you just might be surprised how different it looks on you than on the rack! In a word, Deb describes her style as “eclectic”. Her favorite Buffalo find is a Louis Vuitton bag and sequined tiger jacket.
Hey, Ventura! Buffalo Exchange on Main St is in need of menswear, so we’re kicking off Dudeapalooza! On Saturdays from July 20th through August 31st, sell five or more awesome men’s items to receive a special goodie bag! We’re looking for a little bit of everything, from basics like tees, button-ups and shorts to one-of-a-kind vintage and designer goods. Fall is just around the corner, so we’re also on the lookout for cooler-weather pieces like sweaters, jackets and jeans. If your closet is feeling cluttered by shoes, hats or other accessories, bring those in too– we want to see all of the stylish menswear you have! You could leave with some sweet cash or trade to spend on a fresh new look to take you from late summer to fall and winter.
We’re gearing up for fall at Buffalo Exchange Eugene and now is the perfect time to bring in your closet cleanout! Between July 15th and July 30th, when we buy three fall items from you, you’ll receive a $5 off coupon. Remember, we buy a variety of styles, including designer, vintage, everyday staples like jeans and tee shirts, shoes, accessories and more, so bring in any of your past favorites. and your closet cleanout could bring you cash or trade for new-to-you pieces to add to your wardrobe!
Save the date, Tucson! On Saturday, July 20, Ben’s Bells will be hosting a fundraising $1 Sale at their downtown Tucson Headquarters (40 W Broadway Blvd) as part of our new Clothing for the Community initiative. The sale starts at 8am and is CASH ONLY, so get there early, dollar bills in hand, to support an amazing cause! 100% of the proceeds will go to Ben’s Bells, an organization that works to teach communities the positive impacts of spreading kindness. See you there!
Date: Saturday, July 20
Time: 8am-12pm (while supplies last)
Location: 40 W Broadway Blvd. ***Please note that this event is at Ben’s Bells Headquarters, NOT at the Buffalo Exchange store on Speedway***
More about Clothing for the Community:
Through our new Clothing for the Community program, Southern Arizona non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations apply to receive large clothing donations from Buffalo Exchange’s Sell By Mail program. Charities can then use this donation of clothing and accessories to generate money for their organization by hosting a $1 Sale. Variations of this program have raised $24,229 since 2015 and we look forward to even more charities and organizations benefiting from these donations. Interested in becoming our next beneficiary? Send an email about your organization to PR@BufEx.com.
By Anevay Robinson
What are you wearing this 4th of July? Whether you’re traveling for a four-day weekend, pool partying with friends or just kicking it low key, we have a lineup of red, white and blue-inspired looks. Keep the spark alive all day long with these 4th of July outfits!
Pump Up the Jams
It’s time to celebrate America’s birthday, so don’t forget the jams. If you’re planning on dancing the night away at a festival, start off your look with a distressed band tee, then add shorts and a pair of classic black boots. No look is complete without an accessory – since many festivals require a see-through bag, be sure to add a clear cross-body to your outfit.
On The Road Again
Traveling this 4th of July? Whether the journey is long or short, unwind in a comfy pair of blue sweats accented with pops of red on a graphic tee. Put on some kicks and your outfit is complete! You’ll be comfy on the plane or in the car, yet festive enough to head straight to a gathering with friends!
Dive into your pool party with a magnificent tie dye shirt and tropical shorts. This is one of those 4th of July outfits that’s sure to make waves this Independence day! But don’t slip and slide everywhere – finish off the look by adding some crisp white sneakers or slide-on sandals.
4th of July Outfits to Picnic In
This look is sure to make your mouth water! Get the family picnic started with a watermelon-print two-piece set, then add a cute basket purse and sandals for one of the cutest 4th of July outfits ever.
If you’re fired up for an epic barbecue this 4th of July, stop right there! I don’t know about you, but these American flag Chubbies are EVERYTHING. Need more red, white and BLUE? Complete this look with blue velvet slip-ons and a blue-accented ball cap.
Oh say can you see all those super cute outfits at your local Buffalo Exchange? Head on down to shop for the 4th of July outfits of your dreams or just some fun summer finds. Oh, and remember to bring along your closet cleanout – we’re buying for the best of all seasons and you could trade in the pieces you’re not wearing for something positively star-spangled!
Buffalo Outlet Arizona, Nogales will now be open an extra hour Monday – Saturday until 7pm! Stop by and shop fantastic fashion, all for $8 or less. We hope to see you soon!
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!
School’s out for summer! Whether you’re a student just finishing finals or working 9-5, everyone deserves a chance to relax and unwind – shouldn’t your wardrobe follow suit? Now’s the time to find your new look for summer at Buffalo Exchange! We have all of the warm weather essentials like skirts, tank tops and sundresses, short-sleeve button downs, graphic tees, and shorts! When you’ve picked out your look, finish it off with summer essentials like sandals, hats and sunglasses – Buffalo Exchange is a one-stop shop. But wait, before you spend all of your hard earned cash on a wardrobe refresh, remember that we’re currently buying for summer! The pieces you loved last summer could be worth cash or trade to spend on this year’s look. Pack your bags with your closet cleanout and hit the road to your local Buffalo Exchange today!