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Gone Wild: How to Wear Animal Print

By Savannah, Buffalo Exchange HQ

Time to breathe in that pumpkin spice and cozy up in layers! This season, we’re amping up our usual soft knits and booties combo with funky prints. From tiger stripes to cheetah spots, animal print is the answer to having some fun with your cool-weather wardrobe. Not sure how to tie them into your ensemble? Look no further! We’ve come up with five simple ways to show off your wild side.

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Who doesn’t love a good bootie? Try mixing an animal print boot with another cool-weather favorite like plaid or polka dots for a totally on-trend outfit. Too much? Wear them with jeans and a simple white tee for a classic, cool look.

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Flame Prints, Flannel and Floral: Top 90s Trends

By Savy Kroop, Buffalo Exchange HQ; Styling by Jessie Whitehouse; Photography by DreamKloudVisuals

This year, we’ve been reliving all our favorite 90s trends and loving it. Whether it’s classic 90s pop culture like Betty Boop (boop-oop-a-doop!), flame prints or flannel, we just can’t get enough! Buffalo Exchange employee Jessie Whitehouse feels the same way – read on for her take on the 90s.

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Kick Back With Your Favorite 90s Trends

When I think 90s trends, the first things that come to mind are grunge, flannels and Dr. Martens. Try pairing your Docs with a flannel for a classic look or go Drew Barrymore’s route and style them with a floral dress. Jessie gave this throwback trend a modern spin with a sweatshirt-flannel combo that’s fastened together by metal hardware. Pretty 90s punk rock if you ask me!

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Keep It Or Sell It

Shopping is easy, but deciding what to keep and what to sell when your closet’s feeling a little overstuffed? Not so much. Unless you have a good friend over to help you decide! Follow along as Aarian helps Amelia clean out her closet and find things to sell at Buffalo Exchange – from cute jeans that just don’t quite fit to a pair of shoes she only wore once. (Plus, stay tuned for a cameo by Amelia’s cat Marge!)


Mad About Plaid: One Trend Worn Three Ways

By Aarian Frye, Buffalo Exchange HQ

Hello all! For me, fall and winter are the best seasons of the year. They have the best holidays (Halloween and Thanksgiving!), basketball season starts up (Go Phoenix Suns!), it’s my birthday (November!) and the air cools down (you can walk outside here in Tucson without melting into a puddle)! To my last point, cooler weather brings so many new fashion options. I love to layer my clothing and there’s no better time to experiment with trends. This week, I paid a visit to Buffalo Exchange Tucson to search for plaid in its many forms: gingham, tartan and more! Read ahead to check out all the pieces I found and how I styled plaid three different ways.

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Nitty Griddy

For my first look, I experimented with a punk rock vibe and mixed two distinct patterns at once: Madras and Glen plaid. Named for its origin city of Madras, India (now Chennai), Madras plaid is recognized by its widely variable color combos and checkboard pattern – and this denim jacket does not fall short of that description! I paired it with a more subtle gray Glen Plaid (hailing from Scotland) and a mustard-yellow velvet mock neck.

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Halloween Costume Ideas for Your Best October Yet

By Savy Kroop, Buffalo Exchange HQ

Does this ever happen to you? All year round, you think of unique Halloween costume ideas and then, ALL OF A SUDDEN, October’s here and you can’t remember a thing. That’s where we come in. We’ve got your back with some of our favorite costumes from last year!

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Costumes that POP!

Fulfill your squad ghouls with Halloween costume ideas inspired by your favorite 90s pop groups. Tell me what you want – what you really, really want: it’s a Spice Girls group costume, right?

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Animated October

What’s better than watching cartoons? Bringing them to life! We all have well-loved cartoons from our childhood (or even from today). Bring your favorite characters off the screen with these Halloween costume ideas – Arthur or Sailor Moon or Bob’s Burgers!

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These Costumes Are Out of This World

This Halloween, have some intergalactic fun with bright neons, metallics and funky patterns. Travel through space as an extraterrestrial creature or a totally rad space cadet. With space-themed Halloween costume ideas, the possibilities are endless.  You can throw something together last minute or plan an epic and elaborate look!

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Clown Around with These Halloween Costume Ideas

Are you still trying to decide whether to be funny or scary this Halloween? Wear some of your favorite brightly colored clothing (plus about a pound of make-up on your face) OR recreate a frightening character from your favorite horror movie!

Ready to start putting together your perfect Halloween look? Head down to your local Buffalo Exchange to start shopping costumes! We recommend searching out great everyday pieces that you can wear all season long and mixing them with funky pieces and fantastic accessories. And while you’re at it, bring in your fall closet cleanout – you could pick up cash or trade to put towards the costume of your dreams!


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Fall/Winter Zine In Stores Now!

As fall rolls in, we’re more than excited for layers, cool-weather trends and a general wardrobe update! In our Fall/Winter Zine, say hello to some of your favorite fall trends – from 1940s style at Buffalo Exchange San Diego (Hillcrest) to music-inspired streetwear at Buffalo Exchange Houston. Be sure to take a peek at our handy flowchart, perfect for figuring out which items to keep and which items to bring in to sell. Then, find out what inspires some of our favorite Instagram style icons. Stop by your local Buffalo Exchange to pick up a free copy of the zine!

By the Sea

Buffalo Exchange Fall Winter Zine By the Sea Photoshoot 2 Girls and 1 Guy 1940s Fashion

For anyone really feeling the 1940s right now, head to the shore with us in this vintage-feel editorial from Buffalo Exchange Hillcrest. This fall, we’re thinking knee-length dresses, striped trousers and naval-inspired hats. Photography by Monique Woolley (@momomerlot). Styling by Teha Wallace (@TehaWallace).

Musically Inclined

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This photo shoot was inspired by some of our favorite music icons. Channel your inner superstar with moto jackets, canvas outerwear and your own take on denim from Buffalo Exchange Houston. Photography by Martha Rincon (@TotallyMartha). Styling by Martha Rincon and Urma Redmond.

Keep It or Sell It

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When struck with the age-old quandary – to keep or to sell – consult our handy flowchart. Pick up a copy of our zine and keep it close by during your next closet cleanout!

Our Favorite Style Icons

Buffalo Exchange Fall Winter Zine Instagram Influencers

ConnoisseurOfCute: Okay, well it doesn’t get much cuter than Elizabeth Winn Colley. Head over to her feed for an overload of all things pink and adorable.

SofiaGConte: How adorable is Sofia? We love her fun, classic take on style.

OscarDeLarmenta: We totally dig Oscar Armenta’s unique, early 2000s-inspired style. Oh and did we mention that he looks fantastic in tiny sunglasses?

AFashionNerd: If you’re feeling Wes Anderson vibes when you scroll Amy Roiland’s feed, you wouldn’t be wrong. She draws much of her style inspiration from the filmmaker and even had a “Wes-tern Anderson”-themed wedding.

This is just a taste of the fall style inspiration in our latest zine, so stop by your local Buffalo Exchange to pick up your own copy. Then, be sure to consult our Keep It or Sell It flow chart as you’re cleaning out your closet for the new season – we’re buying for fall and the best of all seasons!

 


How to Sell Your Clothes: 6 Things I’ve Learned About Trading In My Closet Cleanout

By Jessica Pruitt

After selling my closet cleanout to Buffalo Exchange (and shopping on a VERY regular basis) for more than a decade, I’ve learned a thing or two about how it works. Ever wondered how a buyer decides what to buy and what to pass on? Or what kind of stuff you’re supposed to bring in? Here are my top takeaways if you want to sell your clothes!

Clean Out Seasonally, then Bring It All

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Buffalo Exchange buys the best of all seasons, but what does that really mean? Can you actually bring in heavy winter items in June? The answer is yes…and no. On one hand, Buffalo buys primarily for the upcoming season. On the other hand, they’ll buy extremely desirable, like-new items anytime (a current Patagonia down jacket in July, for example, or a designer dress from this season in December). My best advice? When you go to sell your clothes, just bring it all – some pieces are always desirable, regardless of season, and Buffalo’s buyers are happy to look through everything you have.

More than Just Brands

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If you’re trying to crack the code on which brands Buffalo Exchange buys before you head in to sell your clothes or you want to squeeze a price estimate out of them ahead of time, I recommend just stopping into the store with everything you’re cleaning out. Though certain brands are particularly popular, Buyers make selections more based on styles that are selling quickly – and this means that they have to see each item in person. You could have an undesirable designer item that they won’t be able to resell, for example, and a super desirable everyday item that a shopper will snatch up right away. Another thing to note: while a brand’s original price point is factored into the pricing, the desirability of the style, age and condition matter.

Sell Your Clothes, Then Take the Trade

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Since shopping is one of my top hobbies (it counts as a hobby, right?), I ALWAYS take the trade. Anytime you sell, you have the option to take 30% of their selling price in cash or 50% in trade (your buyer will tell you the selling prices of each item they buy from you). I took the cash maybe once and ended up spending it at Buffalo the next week, so that was the end of that. But even if you’re not as much of a shopper as me, the trade is a great option. After you sell your clothes, I recommend shopping around – you can buy some new pieces with your trade (which, believe it or not, is great motivation for a second round of closet cleanout) and take the rest in cash. If you’re in a rush, you can grab a trade card for later (they never expire) or take some on a card and some in cash. There’s nothing like having a hankering to shop and then remembering that you’re Buffalo rich.

Buying Is Based on Inventory Needs

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Photo by @samseastheday

At Buffalo Exchange, the buyers always make selections based on current inventory needs. On a number of occasions, I’ve bought items at Buffalo, worn them once and then decided I didn’t like them. When I go to sell them back, however, they’re not always able to buy them. Confusing, right? In reality, it’s because the store’s inventory needs can change on a daily or weekly basis. Buyers pay close attention to what’s selling quickly and what’s sticking around, constantly learning new information about what to buy from you when you come in to sell your clothes. At the end of the day, I donate any items that I don’t sell to a deserving local non-profit through Buffalo’s charity pickup program.

Take Advantage of the 24-Hour Hold

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At Buffalo, you can hold up to 5 non-sale items for 24 hours. So if you find something you love but you don’t want to pay full price for it, put the item on hold and head home to clean out your closet. I recently found a pair of Chanel clogs that I just had to have. But instead of maxing out my credit card, I cleanout out my closet – and made enough money in trade to buy the clogs! WIN. PS – If you’ve been procrastinating your cleanout, this is the best motivator.

For High-End Items, Ask About Consignment

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When it comes to high-end items that I paid a lot for (and, ahem, never really wore…), it’s sometimes hard to stomach the fact that, no matter where I sell them, I won’t be able to earn as much back as I originally paid. But at the same time, they do little good sitting in my closet. Take the slightly-too-small Acne booties that I paid over $500 for and wore only a few times over the course of several years. They’re classically stylish and in near-perfect condition. The answer? Consignment! At Buffalo Exchange, you can ask about selling higher end items on consignment. Consignment is offered on a case by case basis. If you do end up going with this option, you’ll forego an immediate payout and wait until the items sells to get paid. They’ll be able to price the item higher, though, and when you do get paid, you’ll receive 50% back in cash instead of 30%. No-brainer!

Hear that? That’s the sound of mysteries unraveling! Just kidding. After years of selling at Buffalo, I’ve learned a lot about how the process works, but I’ve also learned that popular styles and inventory needs are always going to change and I’m probably not going to make $500 back on my $500 pair of boots. But you know what? I don’t care. There’s nothing I love more than trading in my closet for exciting new finds and basically shopping for free. Questions about selling? Let me know in the comments. Otherwise, happy selling and shopping!


Sell Men’s Clothing for Cash or Trade

Hey, Guys! Clean out your closet and bring in your past faves to Buffalo Exchange for cash or in-store credit on the spot! We’re looking for excellent cool-weather styles, including sweaters, jackets, denim, shoes and accessories. We love everyday basics, current trends and designer as well as great vintage and unique items. Don’t forget that we also buy the best of all seasons, all year round.


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Fashion Careers: Meet Buffalo Exchange Buyer Cornell!

By Aarian Frye (Buffalo Exchange HQ) & Buffalo Exchange Tempe

At Buffalo Exchange, it’s not uncommon to hear about die-hard shoppers turning their love of the store into fashion careers! Today, we meet Cornell, who has worked as a Buyer at Buffalo Exchange Tempe since March 2017. We talk about his journey in the fashion industry and his personal style!

The Stuff Fashion Careers Are Made Of

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Cornell’s enthusiasm for Buffalo started at a young age. In middle school, he “came to the realization that you could love fashion and make a career out of that passion.” Cornell couldn’t wait to apply and join the team at Buffalo Exchange Tempe.

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All Aboard For Autumn: Six Fall Trends to Wear This Season

By Aarian Frye, Buffalo Exchange HQ

Can you believe we’re already so far into 2018? It happened so fast, it feels like summer just started! If you’re hesitant to pack away your bright warm weather gear in favor of drab sweaters, don’t sweat it. We’ve compiled a list of the hottest trends you’ll see everywhere this fall! Color and patterns are here to stay, so read ahead for the fall trends you’ll want to shop for ASAP.

Fall Trends 101: Don’t Skip The Color!

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As the leaves begin to turn from green to brown, you might think it’s time for your closet to do the same. While we have nothing against a great neutral, remember all the shades that come between! Vibrant yellows, oranges and even reds will give you your chloro-FILL of color this fall.

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