Welcome to The Herd: Buffalo Exchange New York is Hiring!

Hey, NYC! If you’re on the hunt for a new job, look no further than Buffalo Exchange NY’S Hiring Event! On Thursday, April 4th (2-6pm) and Saturday, April 6th (12-4pm), we’ll be hosting a hiring event at all five NY locations where you can get to know our team and potentially even land an on-the-spot interview! We’re currently searching for friendly, energetic people to join our team as full-time Floor Security Assistants at our Manhattan and Brooklyn locations. As a Floor Security Assistant, you’ll be a key component of keeping Buffalo Exchange a fun, positive and safe place for our customers to buy and sell. Working at Buffalo comes with tons of perks like employee discount, paid time off and full health benefits. If you want to get a jump start on the competition, fill out an online application. We can’t wait to meet you!


Spring Cleaning? Sell Your Closet Cleanout to Buffalo Exchange Eugene!

Hey Eugene, if you’re in the mood to clean your home this spring, be sure to bring in your closet cleanout to Buffalo Exchange! We’re currently buying pieces for spring like dresses, short-sleeve button downs, shorts and lightweight sweaters – not to mention shoes like canvas sneakers, sandals and espadrilles. Your closet cleanout could become extra cash or trade to spend at any Buffalo Exchange – plus, if you sell three or more items between April 1st-15th, we’ll even give you a $5 off coupon to spend on your new-to-you warm-weather wardrobe. We can’t wait to see the hidden gems in your closet!


Earth Day $1 Day Sale Benefiting HSUS’ Animal Rescue Team!

It’s that magical time of year when shopping at Buffalo Exchange does some EXTRA good: our Earth Day $1 Day Sale is back, this time benefiting The Humane Society of the United States! On Saturday, April 20th, all Buffalo Exchange locations across the country (excluding outlets) will have a selection of men’s and women’s clothing, shoes and accessories for just $1 APIECE! It gets even better – 100% of the proceeds will be donated to The Humane Society of The United States and their efforts to rescue animals from natural disasters and abusive conditions. The sale is CASH ONLY and clothes move quickly, so be sure to get there early! Sale starts at each location’s normal opening hours and goes until supplies run out. Click here for more info on The Humane Society of The United States and the Animal Rescue Team.

***CASH ONLY***

Location: All Buffalo Exchange Stores (excluding outlets)
Date: Saturday, April 20
Time: Normal Store Opening Hours – While Supplies Last


Vintage Vandalizm Sip and Shop at Buffalo Exchange Las Vegas!

Calling all vintage lovers: Buffalo Exchange Las Vegas is pleased to announce that Jasmin of Vintage Vandalizm is hosting another Sip and Shop in our store this April! Join us on April 17th from 7-9pm for this exciting after-hours event. This is the perfect place to kick off your Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly weekend with a curated selection of amazing retro and vintage pieces. Sip on something from Makers + Finders, snack on sweet treats from Donut Bar LV,  snap pics of your vintage look in our photo booth and enter your name into the raffle for a Buffalo Exchange gift card! It doesn’t end there – the first ten attendees will receive a Buffalo Exchange tote bag filled with goodies from Sauavecita, Tatyana Boutique and more. We can’t wait to see you there!


Buffalo Exchange Manhattan Wants Your Menswear!

Hello, Manhattan: Buffalo Exchange Chelsea and East Village are currently buying men’s clothing! We’re looking for menswear for all seasons, from denim and jackets to button-downs and shorts. If you’ve got an overflowing collection of shoes and accessories like sunglasses and hats, we buy those too! The things you once loved but no longer wear have the potential to become extra spending cash or trade to spend at your favorite Buffalo Exchange. Want us to sweeten the deal?  If you come in and sell three or more menswear items from your closet cleanout between now and March 31st, you’ll receive a $5 off coupon to spend on your springtime wardrobe re-up. Fill up your reusable tote bags with your spring cleanout and visit us today!


Buffalo Exchange Richmond Opening

Welcome to Buffalo Exchange Richmond!

By Jessica Pruitt, Buffalo Exchange HQ

Here at Buffalo Exchange, we’re proud to announce the newest member of our family – Buffalo Exchange Richmond! The new store is located right in the heart of historic Carytown, alongside tons of independent businesses and great restaurants and just a quick jaunt from VCU. Thanks to a VERY WARM welcome from Carytown residents and our neighboring businesses, the store is off to a great start! We’re so happy to be a part of this unique and thriving neighborhood.Buffalo Exchange Richmond Now Open Vintage Decor Picture Frames

Buffalo Exchange Richmond Now Open Vintage Decor Plachinko Machines

Vintage Decor

Many shoppers are already noticing our store’s unique décor, a mix between Buffalo’s eclectic, vibrant style and the modern-historic feel of Carytown. Complete with vintage pressed tin ceilings and big display windows, this space is beautiful all on its own. To accent the store’s natural charm, our in-house interior design team added hand-painted signs, vintage displays featuring everything from old pachinko machines to one-of-a-kind mirrors and art deco-look tiles.

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Visit Buffalo Exchange Houston on Shepherd Drive!

Houstonites, have you been missing us? If you didn’t know that we moved a while back, now is the perfect time to check out our sweet digs in the Montrose District at 2901 S. Shepherd Dr! We’re still buying the best of all seasons for men and women, just like old times. We’ll see y’all soon!


Thank You for Shopping Our Earth Day $1 Day Sale!

By Jessica Pruitt, Buffalo Exchange HQ

Attention all Earth Day $1 Day shoppers! If you stopped by to score some $1 finds last Saturday, April 21, you ought to give yourself a huge high five. Thanks to everyone who came out, we raised $51,471 for The 5 Gyres Institute, a non-profit doing great work in the area of ocean plastic pollution. That’s a whole lot of happy turtles – and we couldn’t have done it without you! In the four months leading up to Earth Day, we also collected over 1,464 furs through our Coats for Cubs Drive, which are shipping out to animal rehabilitators across the nation as we speak.

A Little Bit About Our Earth Day $1 Day Sale

Buffalo Exchange, Las Vegas, Earth Day Dollar Sale, Empty Racks

On Saturday, April 21, customers lined up around the block at 47 Buffalo Exchange stores nationwide to shop a special selection of clothing for $1 apiece. For these shoppers, brunch could wait – they knew that $1 items go quickly, so it’s best to get to the store early! Whether it was pouring rain (we’re looking at you, Texas) or hedging on 90 degrees (ahem, Tucson), the sale went on!

Buffalo Exchange, Las Vegas, Earth Day Dollar Sale, Happy Customer

Over the past 20 years, Buffalo Exchange’s Earth Day $1 Day Sales have raised more than $665,000 for a variety of charities and environmental causes. Last year, all funds raised went to the Humane Society of the United States and their efforts to promote pet adoption. Other charities we’ve supported include Center for Biological Diversity and their water conservation efforts.

And Don’t Forget Coats for Cubs!

Buffalo Exchange, HQ, Coats For Cubs, Fox Kit

From January 1 until Earth Day every year, we invite customers to donate their unwanted furs in any condition to our Coats for Cubs Drive. We then ship these off to wildlife rehabilitators across the country, who repurpose them into bedding to provide warmth and comfort to recovering animals. Since taking this initiative over from The Humane Society in 2006, we have collected over 15,108 furs for animals in need. This year, we collected over 1,464 furs, all thanks to you guys.

But it doesn’t stop there – we give back to the community all year round! At every one of our 47 Buffalo Exchange stores, we support three local non-profits at a time through our Tokens for Bags program. Instead of giving out plastic bags, we give out 5 cent charity tokens – the result is over $728,595 raised for thousands of local nonprofits and almost 14.5 million plastic bags kept out of the environment. Want to give back just by shopping? Stop by your local Buffalo Exchange to recycle your closet cleanout and shop fun spring finds!

 

 


Buffalo Exchange, Headquarters, 5 Gyres, Plastic Pollution

More Ocean, Less Plastic: Meet Our Earth Day $1 Day Sale Beneficiary

By Danielle Hargett, Buffalo Exchange HQ

Every year, we choose a different environmental charity to support through our Earth Day $1 Day Sale. For 2018, we’re thrilled to announce that all proceeds from the sale will go to The 5 Gyres Institute! 5 Gyres is an organization dedicated to using science, art, education and adventure to understand and reduce plastic pollution.

Mark Your Calendars

Buffalo Exchange, HQ, 5 Gyres, Prince Leopold Islands

Clear your schedule – our 21st annual Earth Day $1 Day Sale is coming up on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at all locations, excluding outlets. A special selection of men’s and women’s fashion will be available for just $1 apiece. All proceeds of the sale will be donated to The 5 Gyres Institute in support of their efforts to research ocean plastic pollution and engage communities in the responsible use, design and disposal of plastic materials.

So, What’s a Gyre?

Buffalo Exchange, HQ, 5 Gyres, Beach

A gyre, pronounced jy-yure, is a ring-like oceanic current system. There are 5 subtropical gyres in the ocean (hence the non-profit’s name!) and, in 2011, 5 Gyres discovered evidence of plastic in all of them. Since then, they have been studying how plastic travels to these gyres and the effects it has on marine ecosystems, wildlife and human health.

#BeadFree

Buffalo Exchange, HQ, 5 Gyres, Broken plastic on beach

5 Gyres may be relatively new, beginning in 2009, but they’ve been at the forefront of major environmental challenges and accomplishments. A notable example is the 2015 U.S. ban on plastic microbeads – tiny pieces of plastic found in cosmetics that you can’t see or filter out. Thanks to their research on plastic pollution and their #BeadFree campaign, the sale and manufacturing of these plastic microbeads are now banned in the United States.

Moving Towards a Plastic Pollution Solution

Buffalo Exchange, HQ, 5 Gyres, Plastic trawl

Current 5 Gyres programs include their TrawlShare, Plastics BAN (Better Alternatives Now) List and Mi Mar educational initiative, just to name a few. Through their Trawlshare program, they engage citizen scientists and are able to broaden their data collection on marine plastic pollution. Their Plastics BAN List gives consumers the chance to learn about the materials they regularly use and provides options for better alternatives to plastic.

One of their newest initiatives, Mi Mar, or My Sea in Spanish, is a program that encourages underserved high school students to learn about plastic pollution through one-day research expeditions off the coast of L.A. Through their programming, they work to spread awareness about the issue, create community engagement and spark ideas for long-term solutions.

BYOB!

Buffalo Exchange, HQ, 5 Gyres, Reusable bags

Like what you hear? Support 5 Gyres and their mission to reduce plastic pollution by shopping our Earth Day $1 Day Sale this April! To minimize plastic use and maximize your clothing carrying capacity, be sure to bring your own reusable bag to the sale (or buy one of ours, made from 70% recycled bottles)! Don’t forget that the sale is cash only and that $1 items go quickly, so plan to arrive at the store early! For opening hours, check your local Buffalo Exchange. To learn more about 5 Gyres and find out other ways to get involved with this year’s Earth Day $1 Day Sale beneficiary, visit 5gyres.org.