Buffalo Exhange, Halloween, Halloween Costume Ideas

Howling Good Costumes for the Best Halloween Ever!

Hey ghouls and gals, it’s time again for our Costume of the Day series! From now until Halloween, we’ll be posting creative and exciting costumes daily to inspire your Halloween look. We haven’t even gotten to the best part – all of these costumes were DIY’d out of pieces from Buffalo Exchange! Whether you’re rolling with a whole spooky squad, flying solo or partnering up with your sweetheart for a couples costume, we have something for you. We add new costumes every day, so be sure to check back in!

Buffalo Exchange Boston (Somerville), Zodiac Sign Halloween Costume Buffalo Exchange Boston (Somerville), Zodiac Sign Halloween Costume Buffalo Exchange Boston (Somerville), Zodiac Sign Halloween Costume

Your Halloween costume is written in the stars: dress up as your zodiac sign! Gemini and Leo looks from Buffalo Exchange Boston (Somerville)

Buffalo Exchange San Francisco (Haight St), Kill Bill Halloween Costume

Here comes the Bride – with Gogo and Elle Driver! Find Kill Bill costumes for everyone in your squad at Buffalo Exchange San Francisco (Haight St)

Buffalo Exchange Charlotte, Tyler the Creator Halloween Costume

‘Running Out of Time’ for a Halloween look? Use your ‘New Magic Wand’ to become Tyler the Creator as IGOR! 📸 Buffalo Exchange Charlotte

Buffalo Exchange NoHo, Beavis and Butthead Halloween Costume Buffalo Exchange Tucson, Family Halloween Costume Buffalo Exchange Ventura,Pleakley and Jumba Halloween Costume

Netflix and chill-out this Halloween with characters from your favorite movies and tv shows!

Buffalo Exchange Williamsburg, Clown Halloween Costume Buffalo Exchange Ventura, Clown Halloween Costume Buffalo Exchange Las Vegas, Clown Halloween Costume

Join the circus this Halloween with clown costumes from Buffalo Exchange New York, Las Vegas and Ventura!

Buffalo Exchange Nogales, Hocus Pocus Halloween Costume Buffalo Exchange Nogales, Hocus Pocus Halloween Costume

Cast a spell on everyone at the party with Hocus Pocus costumes from Buffalo Outlet Nogales!

Buffalo Exchange San Antonio, Austin Powers Halloween Costume

We SPY a groovy group costume: Austin Powers, Dr.Evil and more from Buffalo Outlet San Antonio!

Buffalo Exchange GA Marketing, Cereal Characters Halloween Costume Buffalo Exchange GA Marketing, Cereal Characters Halloween Costume Buffalo Exchange GA Marketing, Cereal Characters Halloween Costume

We’re cuckoo for costumes! For Halloween looks that really snap, crackle and pop, DIY your own cereal mascot ensembles at Buffalo Exchange.

Buffalo Exchange Tucson, Spaghetti Halloween Costume Buffalo Exchange Tucson, Spaghetti Halloween Costume

DIY spaghetti and meatball costume? Now that’s what we call an ‘outfit recipe’! 📸🍝Buffalo Exchange Tucson

Buffalo Exchange Costa Mesa, David Bowie Halloween Costume

We don’t know if there’s ‘Life On Mars’, but this Ziggy Stardust costume from BE Costa Mesa is out of this world!

Buffalo Exchange Eugene, Billie Eilish Halloween Costume Buffalo Exchange Eugene, Billie Eilish Halloween Costume

Before the party’s over, dress up like a ‘Bad Guy’ with a Billie Eilish costume from Buffalo Exchange Eugene!

Buffalo Exchange Long Beach, Western Halloween Costume

Wrangle up a last-minute cowboy costume with western wear from Buffalo Exchange Long Beach!

Buffalo Exchange San Diego (Pacific Beach), Pretty in Pink Halloween Costume

Looking for a volcanic group ensemble this Halloween? Dress totally 80s as Andie, Duckie and Blane from Pretty In Pink! 📸 Buffalo Exchange San Diego (Pacific Beach)

Buffalo Exchange Austin, Gordon Ramsay Halloween Costume Buffalo Exchange Austin, Gordon Ramsay Halloween Costume

Finally – an amazingly good Gordon Ramsay costume from Buffalo Exchange Austin!

Buffalo Exchange Williamsburg, 101 Dalmatians Halloween Costume

SPOTTED: Cruella De Vil and 1 of 101 Dalmatians at Buffalo Exchange Williamsburg!

Buffalo Exchange Bellingham, Mario and Princess Peach Halloween Costume Buffalo Exchange Bellingham, Mario and Princess Peach Halloween Costume

Racing to find a last-minute costume? Mario and Princess Peach costumes will take you to the finish line! 📸 Buffalo Exchange Bellingham

Buffalo Exchange Andersonville, Grease Halloween Costume

‘Grease’ is the word at Buffalo Exchange Chicago (Andersonville)!

Buffalo Exchange Noho and Andersonville, Aladdin Halloween Costume Buffalo Exchange Noho and Andersonville, Aladdin Halloween Costume

There’s a whole new world of shining, shimmering and splendid Halloween costumes at Buffalo Exchange, just like these Aladdin and Jasmine looks from BE Noho, NYC and Andersonville, Chicago!

Buffalo Exchange Tucson, Dynamic Duo Halloween Costumes Buffalo Exchange Tucson, Dynamic Duo Halloween Costumes Buffalo Exchange Tucson, Dynamic Duo Halloween Costumes

We’re seeing double: it’s dynamic duo day! Find costumes perfect for twosomes like Romeo and Juliet, Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy, Mary Kate and Ashley or a sweet rainbow and cloud at Buffalo Exchange Tucson.

Buffalo Exchange Bellingham, Carmen Sandiego, Halloween Costume

Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? She’s shopping for costumes at Buffalo Exchange Bellingham!

Buffalo Exchange Manhattan (NoHo), Hippo Ballerina Halloween Costume

Raise the BARRE this Halloween with a hippo ballerina costume from Buffalo Exchange Manhattan (NoHo)!

Buffalo Exchange Philadelphia, US Halloween Costume

Buffalo Exchange Philadelphia, US Halloween Costume

We’re seeing double with this US couple’s costume from Buffalo Exchange Philadelphia!

Buffalo Exchange Portland (Hawthorne), Kim Possible Halloween Costume

Feel unstoppable this Halloween in Kim Possible and Shego costumes from Buffalo Exchange Portland (Hawthorne)!

Buffalo Exchange Brooklyn (Boerum Hill), Joker Halloween Costume Buffalo Exchange Brooklyn (Boerum Hill), Joker Halloween Costume

Put a smile on everyone’s face this Halloween with a spot-on Joker costume from Buffalo Exchange Brooklyn (Boerum Hill)!

Buffalo Exchange Portland (Downtown), Breakfast Halloween Costume

For a well-balanced breakfast – we mean, Halloween costume – shop at Buffalo Exchange Portland (Downtown)!

Buffalo Exchange Portland (Hawthorne), Silence of the Lambs Halloween Costume

Hello, Clarice: we can’t keep quiet about how much we love this Silence of The Lambs costume from Buffalo Exchange Portland (Hawthorne)!

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It’s the season of the witch! Find Halloween costumes your whole coven will covet at Buffalo Exchange Berkeley.

Buffalo Exchange Richmond, Laurie and Michael Myers Halloween Costume Buffalo Exchange Richmond, Laurie and Michael Myers Halloween Costume

We can’t MASK our HALLOWEEN excitement over these Laurie and Michael Myers costumes from Buffalo Exchange Richmond!

Buffalo Exchange Williamsburg, Dolly Parton and Rico Nasty Halloween Costume

Go a little bit country and a little bit glam this Halloween with Dolly Parton and Rico Nasty costumes from Buffalo Exchange Williamsburg!

Buffalo Exchange Portland (Hawthorne), Coraline Halloween Costume

Brave Halloween night as one of our favorite fearless book characters, Coraline! 📸 Buffalo Exchange Portland (Hawthorne)

Buffalo Exchange Seattle (Ballard), Cowboy and Alien Halloween Costume Buffalo Exchange Seattle (Ballard), Cowboy and Alien Halloween Costume

Explore the wild west — and the outer limits! — with cowboy and alien costumes from Buffalo Exchange Seattle (Ballard)

Buffalo Exchange Pittsburgh, Euphoria Halloween Costume

Wishing for more Euphoria? While you wait for season 2, Buffalo Exchange Pittsburgh has everything you need for a Jules, Kat and Lexi group costume!

Buffalo Exchange Williamsburg, Hustlers Halloween Costume Buffalo Exchange Williamsburg, Hustlers Halloween Costume

We’ve got our ‘hands up’ for this Hustlers group costume from Buffalo Exchange Williamsburg!

Buffalo Exchange Nashville, Wendy's Halloween Costume

For fresh Halloween costumes, order up a Wendy’s look from Buffalo Exchange Nashville!

Buffalo Exchange Minneapolis, Ziggy Stardust, Jerry Garcia and Loretta Lynn Halloween Costume

Join the Hall of Halloween Fame this year as Ziggy Stardust, Jerry Garcia and Loretta Lynn from Buffalo Exchange Minneapolis!

Buffalo Exchange Fullerton, Joker Halloween Costume

Put on a show with a Joker costume from Buffalo Exchange Fullerton!

Buffalo Exchange Williamsburg, Andel and Devil Halloween Costume Buffalo Exchange Williamsburg, ANgel and Devil Halloween Costume

Stop by Buffalo Exchange Williamsburg for a devilishly good selection of angelic costumes

Buffalo Exchange Dallas, Britney Spears Halloween Costume Buffalo Exchange Dallas, Britney Spears Halloween Costume

Pop star poll! Which Britney Spears look would you wear this Halloween: “Hit Me Baby (One More Time)” or “Toxic”? 📸 Buffalo Exchange Dallas

Buffalo Exchange Philadelphia, Mean Girls Halloween Costume

A Mean Girls group costume? That is so fetch! 📸 Buffalo Exchange Philadelphia

Buffalo Exchange Seattle (U District) Lydia Deetz and Beetlejuice Halloween Costume

Want to be the ghost with the most? Dress up as Lydia Deetz and Beetlejuice for the best Halloween costumes of the millennium 📸 Buffalo Exchange Seattle (U District)

Buffalo Exchange Phoenix, Euphoria Halloween Costume

Party with the it-crowd in Euphoria Halloween costumes from Buffalo Exchange Phoenix!

Buffalo Exchange Albuquerque, Britney Spears Halloween Costume

Getting lost in the game of picking your fave pop star to emulate this Halloween? We’re giving you a sign to dress up as Britney Spears with a metallic bodysuit from Buffalo Exchange Albuquerque!

Buffalo Exchange San Francisco (Mission), Astronaut Halloween Costume Buffalo Exchange San Francisco (Mission), Astronaut Halloween Costume

Spacing out on what to be this Halloween? Explore a galaxy of out-of-this-world costumes at Buffalo Exchange San Francisco (Mission District)!

Buffalo Exchange Chicago (Wicker Park), Midsommar Halloween Costume

Buffalo Exchange Chicago (Wicker Park), Midsommar Halloween Costume

Flower crowns, lace and embroidery? It’s a Midsommar day’s dream! Shop for summer brights and floral accents to create your own May Queen costume at Buffalo Exchange Chicago (Wicker Park)

Buffalo Exchange San Diego (Hillcrest), Ninja Turtles Halloween Costume

Cowabunga! Show off your inner ‘Hero in a Half Shell’ with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Costumes from Buffalo Exchange San Diego (Hillcrest)

Buffalo Exchange Houston, Scooby Gang and Hex Girls Halloween Costume

Zoinks, it’s the witches – actually, it’s the Hex Girls! Team up with your entire squad for a Mystery Inc group costume from Buffalo Exchange Houston.

Buffalo Exchange Atlanta, Charlie Angels Halloween Costume Buffalo Exchange Atlanta, Charlie Angels Halloween Costume

Hello Angels, we’ve got a new mission for you: find Halloween costumes for your whole team at Buffalo Exchange Atlanta – Bosley, too!

Buffalo Exchange New Orleans, Midsommar Halloween Costume Buffalo Exchange New Orleans, Midsommar Halloween Costume Buffalo Exchange New Orleans, Midsommar Halloween Costume

Dance the day away in a Midsommar group costume from Buffalo Exchange New Orleans! 📸 @whytrysarahtops

Buffalo Exchange Brooklyn (Williamsburg), Bratz Halloween Costume

Are you a Cloe, Jade, Sasha or Yasmin? Whatever your dream Bratz Pack role, express your ‘passion for fashion’ this Halloween with early 2000s looks from Buffalo Exchange Astoria!

Buffalo Exchange Allston, Simple Life Halloween Costume

            Missing the early aughts? We tuned in to our fave 2000s reality tv show to bring you this ‘Simple Life’ costume from Buffalo Exchange Allston! That’s hot.

Buffalo Exchange Tucson, Wizard of Oz Halloween CostumeBuffalo Exchange Tucson, Wizard of Oz Halloween Costume

We’re off to see the wizard – and the wonderful world of Halloween costumes at Buffalo Exchange Tucson!

Buffalo Exchange Philadelphia, Lizzie McGuire Halloween Costume

Hey now, hey now: these Lizzie McGuire-inspired looks from Buffalo Exchange Philadelphia are what dreams are made of!

Buffalo Exchange Sherman Oaks, Area 51 Halloween Costume

Before you head to Area 51, raid Buffalo Exchange Sherman Oaks for out-of-this-world Halloween costumes!

Buffalo Exchange Chelsea, Midsommar Halloween Costume Buffalo Exchange Chelsea, Midsommar Halloween Costume

Crown yourself the May Queen of Halloween in a Midsommar group costume look from Buffalo Exchange Chelsea!

Buffalo Exchange Portland (Hawthorne), Kill Bill Halloween Costume

Cross Halloween costume shopping off your list with this Kill Bill duo from Buffalo Exchange Portland (Hawthorne)!

Buffalo Exchange Ventura, 101 Dalmatians, Halloween Costume

It’d be CRUELLA to not show off this sweet 101 Dalmatians group costume from Buffalo Exchange Ventura!

Buffalo Exchange Austin, Chuckie and It Halloween Costumes

Tag, you’re IT! Halloween is more than just ‘Child’s Play’ when you have seriously spooky costumes from Buffalo Exchange Austin.

Buffalo Exchange Los Angeles, Melrose, Game of Thrones Costume

   Be the Breaker of Chains, the Mother of Dragons, the Queen of them all this Halloween! HOT tip: find your FIRE-iest friend to rock a dragon costume!

Buffalo Exchange Tempe, That 70s Show Halloween Costume

If you’re hanging out down the street this Halloween, stop into Buffalo Exchange Tempe for a That ‘70s Show inspired group costume!

Buffalo Exchange Santa Monica, Witches Halloween Costume

Do a little hocus pocus this Halloween with a classically enchanting witch costume from Buffalo Exchange Santa Monica – no magic spells required!

Buffalo Exchange Portland, Big Little Lies, Halloween Costume

We can’t tell a Big Little Lie: we’re obsessed with the Monterey Five! Line up at Buffalo Exchange Portland (Hawthorne) for the chicest Halloween group costume of the year.⁠

Buffalo Exchange DC, Old Town Road, western Halloween Costume

Take your horse to the Buffalo Exchange DC for a Halloween costume that will be sure to hit Billboard’s No. 1 spot!

Buffalo Exchange Manhattan, Fairytale Halloween Costumes

Write your own fairytale this Halloween with elegant dresses and whimsical accessories from Buffalo Exchange Manhattan (East Village)!

As you can see, we love Halloween! If you’re feeling inspired to take your costume to the next level but you’re not sure where to start, visit your local Buffalo Exchange! We’ll have a team of Costume Stylists on hand every Friday – Sunday starting September 27th who’d love to help you turn your costume fantasy into reality – you can find them around the store wearing a specialty Costume Stylist name badge. We’re also happy to help you put together a spooktacular look any day of the week. Happy Halloween!


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Six Frighteningly Good Halloween Costume Ideas For Your Best Halloween Yet

By Aarian Frye

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — Halloween! As the witching hour approaches, you may find yourself without a costume – that’s where Buffalo Exchange comes in. From our favorite movies to our favorite foods, we’ve compiled some of our favorite costumes from last year to inspire your look this Halloween! Ready to recreate one of these? Just step into your local Buffalo – we’ll help you find everything you need to create your spookiest costume yet!  

Teen Dream

Want a super trendy costume that you can pull together with pieces from your own closet? Live out your teenage dream with looks from your favorite high school comedies! 

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A Mean Girls costume is totally fetch – just don’t tell Regina George! Photo from Buffalo Exchange Tempe.

Buffalo Exchange, Boston, Allston, Romy and Michelle, Halloween Costume, Costume Ideas

If there’s any time to try out the Romy and Michelle diet of gummy bears, jellybeans and candy corn, it’s Halloween! Photo from Buffalo Exchange Boston (Allston)

Buffalo Exchange Brooklyn Boerum Hill Halloween Gossip Girl

XOXO, you know you love this Gossip Girl group from Buffalo Exchange Brooklyn (Boerum Hill)!

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Easy Ways to Save Money: Make Your Budget Resolutions a Reality in 2019!

By Savy Kroop, Buffalo Exchange HQ

It’s one thing to make a resolution to save more money, but actually doing it can be a whole different story. If I’m being honest, I’m definitely guilty of giving up on my New Year’s resolutions by February 1st (if not sooner…). So, to keep myself on track, I came up with some easy ways to save money and some tips and tricks for sticking to my budget!

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Write Down Your Budget

My first suggestion? Write down your budget. This might seem obvious, but being able to visualize your spending habits can be a wakeup call! If possible, share your goals with a close friend or family member – it’s always good to have someone who can hold you accountable, keep you honest and encourage you. For example, the last time I made a budget, I estimated $40 a week on eating out. My roommate just shook his head… we both knew it wasn’t true. If you’re looking for some easy ways to save money, it’s important to start out by being honest about your spending habits!

To get started, write your monthly income at the top and, below that, write down how much you’d like to save this month. Remember – any savings is good savings! Next, start listing out all your necessary expenses (groceries, rent, etc). You can distribute anything left over among your unnecessary expenses like shopping, eating out, going out with friends, health and beauty, and so on. The goal here is to end up at 0. If the amount is negative, cut down one or more of your “unnecessary” categories. At the end of the month, be sure to reevaluate – it can be hard to accurately budget at first, but you’ll soon get the hang of it!

Treat Yourself – at Home!

If you’re looking for easy ways to save money in the “going out” category, this is the resolution for you! I think we can all agree that treating yourself and spending time with your BFFs is important for self-care. However, going to the nail salon, getting brunch every Sunday or going out for fancy cocktails with friends can get expensive. I’m not saying to cut these things out of your life in 2019 – just choose to treat yourself at home every now and then! This year, I plan to organize weekly “treat yourself” nights with my close friends. And, since we all know that Sunday brunch is the best part of the week, I plan to organize weekly brunch potlucks!

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Easy Ways to Save Money on Clothes: Shop For Free!

Lastly, my absolute favorite thing to do at the beginning of the year is a wardrobe overhaul! I love to start fresh with my closet, but without spending a lot of money, so I clean out my closet and then head into Buffalo Exchange to trade in for some new-to-me finds. I always find a lot of pieces there that spark joy (thank you, Marie Kondo, for the tip!).

To start, really try to pinpoint your style – reflect on what you see yourself wearing for the new year and, once you have a clear idea, begin going through every item in your closet (yes, I said EVERY item). Begin sorting items into three categories: keep, sell and donate. Try only holding on to items that you truly love. Like Marie Kondo would say, “Keep only those things that speak to your heart”. Once you’re done, you’re ready to head to your local Buffalo Exchange!

You really can’t beat the prices of shopping secondhand, especially if you sell your closet cleanout and put the trade you receive towards your new-to-you finds. Talk about easy ways to save money (not to mention fun!). Phew! Finally, a New Year’s budget resolution that I won’t have any trouble keeping. If you don’t live near a Buffalo Exchange, you can always try the Sell By Mail program. Just request a bag online, fill it up and mail it for free via UPS. Well, that’s it from me – I’m off to plan a “treat yourself” Sunday brunch for me and my friends. Happy budgeting!


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DIY Holiday Sweaters: Snow Globe Edition

By Savy Kroop, Buffalo Exchange HQ

Looking for the most festive sweater of all to rock this rock this holiday season? Stop into your local Buffalo Exchange for tons of cute and kitschy options. If you’re feeling a little crafty, though, try DIY-ing one of your own holiday sweaters. This snow globe sweater is unlike anything you can buy and will surely bring holiday cheer! For added fun, get a group of your friends together and make it into a craft night party.

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What You’ll Need to DIY Your Snow Globe Holiday Sweaters

To start off, you’ll need to find the sweater you want to use as your base. Choose one from your closet that you’re no longer wearing or stop by Buffalo Exchange to pick one up – I found this cute gray sweater with pearl detailing at my local Buffalo and all of my crafting supplies at the dollar store. I spent under $20 on this project and only took about 30 minutes to complete! I don’t know about you, but I think I’ll be DIY-ing my own holiday sweaters from now on.

Supplies:

  • Sweater
  • Clear plastic bowl
  • Plush snowman (or any other festive toy – i.e. reindeer or an elf)
  • Tinsel
  • Fake snow
  • Snowflake stickers
  • Glitter
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Marker

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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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Spice Girls, Halloween Costume Ideas

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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Arthur, Halloween Costume Ideas

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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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DIY Bag: Turn Your T-Shirt Into a Reusable Tote!

By Savannah Timpani, Buffalo Exchange HQ

At Buffalo Exchange, we’re all about recycling our clothing and accessories – whether that means trading in our closet cleanout for cash or store credit or repurposing a T-shirt into a fun DIY bag! For an environmental win-win, take a T-shirt you no longer wear and turn it into a reusable tote bag to carry with you when you go shopping. This is the EASIEST DIY EVER, so why not make one this weekend? You can bring it to our Earth Day $1 Day Sale on Saturday, April 21 to carry home all your $1 finds!

What You’ll Need for Your DIY Bag

 

Buffalo Exchange DIY Bag Supplies

To make your DIY bag, all you’ll need is a tee of your choosing and some scissors. Did we mention this is the easiest DIY ever?

Step 1: Snip, Snip

Buffalo Exchange DIY Bag Step 1

Once you have your tee and scissors, you’re ready to get snipping! Start by cutting off the sleeves, including the seam, on each side.

Buffalo Exchange DIY Bag Cut Off Neckline

Next, cut off the neckline, including the seam. Keep in mind that, the lower you cut, the deeper the opening of your bag will be.

Step 2: Fringe It Out

Buffalo Exchange DIY Bag Cut Off Bottom Seam

Now that you have what looks like a rad tank, cut the bottom of the shirt horizontally along the seam.

Buffalo Exchange DIY Bag Add Fringe

Next, cut some slits vertically about 2-3 inches long and 1-2 inches apart all along the bottom. When you’re done, it should look like a fringey tank.

Step 3: Tie It Up

Buffalo Exchange DIY Bag Tie It Up Step 3

Onto the last step! Tie each piece of fringe with a double overhand knot and VOILA, the perfect tote bag! Extra style points for adding your favorite pins or patches.

Buffalo Exchange DIY Bag Finished Product

In case you didn’t know, Buffalo Exchange is a bagless company. This means that, instead of handing out plastic bags, we hand out charity tokens with each purchase. Fun fact: we’ve donated over $728,595 to thousands of local non-profits and kept over 14.5 million plastic bags from polluting the environment since starting our Tokens for Bags program in 1994. So next time you stop in to shop at your local Buffalo, bring your reusable DIY bag!







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5 Easy Ways to Reduce Plastic Pollution in the Ocean

By Danielle Hargett, Buffalo Exchange HQ

 

For our annual Earth Day $1 Day Sale, we’re teaming up with The 5 Gyres Institute to help turn the tide on plastic pollution in the ocean! At the sale, we will offer a selection of clothing for just $1 apiece. All proceeds from the sale of $1 items will be donated to 5 Gyres in support of their efforts to research ocean plastic pollution and engage communities in the responsible use, design and disposal of plastic materials. Fortunately, it’s easy to be a part of the solution! Here are a few simple things you can do at home to reduce your plastic use:

1. Carry a reusable water bottle. Not only does a refillable bottle make good environmental sense, it’s good for your bank account. Three cheers for staying hydrated without contributing to plastic pollution in the ocean! Buffalo Exchange, HQ, Plastic Pollution in the Ocean, Holding water bottles Full Story


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How-To: Marie Kondo Folding

By Samantha Mulder, Buffalo Exchange Manhattan, and Seven Clark, Buffalo Exchange San Diego (Hillcrest)

Now that you’ve cleaned out your closet, how about some creative closet organization ideas? If you’re an avid Buffalo Exchange shopper like we are, you probably have a zest for procuring amazing things that far outreaches your actual storage space.  Marie Kondo folding may do the trick. Utilizing some of her techniques and some of our own, find out how we manage to fit a whole lot of clothing into a small space!

Folding the Kon-Mari Way

Buffalo Exchange Manhattan San Diego Marie Kondo Folding

Since its release, Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up has taken the world by storm with its useful tips and tricks for cleaning out your closet and getting organized, a method which she refers to as “Kon-Mari”. For us, one of the greatest takeaways from the book was Marie Kondo’s folding method. This allows you to see everything you own at a glance, ensuring that each item has a chance to make it into your weekly rotations.

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Spring Breakers: A Vacation Packing List

By Buffalo Exchange Seattle (U-District)

Whether you’re headed somewhere warm and sunny for Spring Break or planning for cooler weather in a culture hub like Seattle or Portland, we’ve got the spring vacation packing list for you!  You don’t have to stuff your entire closet into a single, overstuffed carry-on to have an exciting vacation wardrobe – just pack items that can do double-duty. The key is sticking to a color palette or theme.

Ahem! Can you pass the denim, please?

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DIY Ugly Holiday Sweater: Fireplace Edition

By Jessica Pruitt and Amelia Gotobed, Buffalo Exchange HQ

If you have an ugly sweater party on your weekend agenda but you’re still fresh out of holiday cheer, our annual DIY ugly holiday sweater is to the rescue! You can always buy a pre-made sweater at your local Buffalo Exchange, but if you want to win the prize for the coolest, craftiest sweater, we recommend making your own. For this year’s sweater, we’ve crafted a festive fireplace. Forget Netflix’s Fireplace For Your Home – this holiday season, it’s all you!

Buffalo Exchange DIY Ugly Holiday Sweater Fireplace Supplies

What You’ll Need

Before you start, you’ll need to gather your supplies. We found a red sweater at Buffalo Exchange and the rest at the craft store. If you don’t want to purchase a new sweater, you can cut costs by recycling any color sweater from your closet. We spent a total of $30 on this project and about 30 minutes making it.

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