Do you feel a breath of cool air? Or see the leaves changing out their lively green colors for amber or red? Fall is officially here! Time to pull out the pumpkin spice and scented candles, but more importantly, time to pull out your fall men’s fashion. If you went stir crazy and bought too many 5-inch seam shorts and oversized tees this summer, not to worry. Buffalo Exchange buys the best of all seasons year-round, so make an appointment to sell and trade up for new fall essentials – from trench coats to plaid to mini-bags!
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The Timeless Polo
Not only is a short-sleeve polo good for both casual and formal events, it has some utility to it, making it a men’s fashion favorite. Pair it with a denim jacket or a simple pull over for chilly outdoor events, or just wear your snazzy polo on its own. The most common polo will have a quarter button up — play around with that to make the style more unique to you.
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Add Some Pizzazz with a Little Plaid
Plaids are your bestie this fall. Lumberjack, but make it fashion! Use it wisely, though: plaid is best paired with solid or basic pieces. Often used as a layering piece or stand-alone top, this fall men’s fashion trend is not one you want to miss!
The Vest Is Yet to Come
Geometric vests are an easy way to take your fall fit to the next level. We love this one since it pairs well with the jeans and long-sleeve shirts you probably already have in your closet. This is a great piece if you are looking to ease yourself into more creative layering.
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Be One with the Earth (Tones)
Nothing says fall like muted hues and earth tones. The best part is how easy these pieces are to coordinate. Build a fall wardrobe of earth tones and, no matter what you pull out of your closet, it’s bound to go together!
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Pull Your Fall Men’s Fashion Together With A Mini-bag Or Statement Hat
There is nothing small about the impact a mini-bag will have on your fall outfit. Throw in a statement hat and you have the full fall look! What’s nice about these two are the options available to you – wear your bag over the shoulder or as a backpack.
Whether you’re revamping your closet or adding a few new fall men’s fashion favorites, get started by trading in for some of these essentials. A timeless polo can pair very well with some complimentary plaid. Or maybe throw on a statement hat before to pull your fall look together. If you’re cleaning out your closet for the new seasons, even better! Book an appointment to sell and bring in your past favorites for 25% back in cash or 50% in trade to put towards your updated looks.
If you’re like me, then your Halloween celebrations start sometime in August. Yes, I’ve already decorated my home from floor to ceiling in bats and skeletons, so now it’s time to add a head-to-toe touch of the spooky season into my closet. Celebrate 31 days of Halloween (or more!) with these spooky style tips!
When In Doubt, Go Goth
Whether you’re more into classic midnight, dark black, eggshell black, mud black, black ice, Pirates of the Caribbean Curse of the Black Pearl black or Blackbeard the Pirate black, there’s a shade for you. But seriously. Go monochrome and mix in different textures like leather, mesh, suede and lace!
A Phoenix native, Caelyn has been in love with fashion for as long as she can remember. As a little kid, she recalls, she was always very expressive with what she wore and very insistent upon choosing her outfit – even if it didn’t match. From the age of 4 or 5, she’d go to thrift stores with her mom every week. Early on, she developed a knack for finding unique things with bright colors and patterns and figuring out how to put them together. She loved seeing what other people were wearing, but her ultimate goal? To do something different than the norm. It’s little surprise that, to this day, her favorite hobby is shopping. “I just love to shop,” she says, whether it’s online, the mall or little random places.
Every six months, we support new local non-profits through our Tokens for Bags® program. Instead of giving out bags, we give customers the opportunity to donate five cents (the cost of the bag) to one of four local non-profits each time they shop. Since starting this program in 1994, we’ve raised over 803,000 for thousands of local organizations and kept over 16 million single-use plastic bags out of the environment. Read on for a sampling of some of the heartwarming orgs you can support right now!
The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee
When you shop at Buffalo Exchange Nashville, you can support The Elephant Sanctuary. This non-profit provides captive elephants with individualized care, the companionship of a herd & the opportunity to live out their lives in a safe haven dedicated to their well-being.
Love-A-Bull in Austin
Love-A-Bull promotes responsible guardianship & improves the image & lives of pit bull-type dogs through community support, education, advocacy & rescue. You can support these adorable pit-bulls just by shopping at Buffalo Exchange Austin!
Artreach in San Diego
Artreach provides free visual arts residencies & mural programs in schools throughout San Diego County regardless of zip code or socioeconomic status so that kids can participate in uplifting murals like these. You can help out this awesome program when you shop at Buffalo Exchange San Diego (Pacific Beach). Just drop a token in their box!
Lessons For Life in Richmond
Do you love setting young adults up for success? Then give back to Lessons for Life when you shop at Buffalo Exchange Richmond! Lessons For Life provides high school students guidance with financial literacy, occupational opportunities, life skills, college tours and workforce etiquette.
Berkeley Humane in San Francisco
These adorable furry faces need your help! And it’s easy to do when you shop at Buffalo Exchange San Francisco (Mission). Berkeley Humane provides life-saving programs for cats and dogs, cultivates compassion and strengthens the human-animal bond. Drop a token in their box next time you stop into the store!
Deeds Not Words
Deeds Not Words galvanizes the power of young women to advance gender equity through organizing, policy-making, art and voting. Show your support next time you shop at Buffalo Exchange Austin!
With Tokens for Bags®, not only can you support fantastic local non-profits in your community, but you also help out the environment by skipping the single-use plastic bag. If you do need a bag, Buffalo Exchange sells cute reusable totes made of 70% recycled plastic bottles. What are you waiting for? Stop into your local Buffalo to support a wide variety of great local organizations!
After a year-long hiatus, back to school season is, well, back! To make up for the time we all spent behind screens instead of showing off outfits IRL, you’re probably searching the web for stylish pieces to up your fall-semester fashion game. Look no further than Buffalo Exchange! To expedite your back to school shopping, we’ve compiled a list of must-have trends. Scroll through for a crash course in the pieces you’ll need in your closet this fall.
Make yourself stand out from the crowd (and make it easier for your friends to spot you in the library!) in colorful pullovers.
Speaking of sweaters, their sleeveless cousins are so nice, we had to write about them twice. Wear them alone with your favorite pair of bermuda shorts while the weather’s still warm and then layer up with a long-sleeve tee or button up and jeans as the temps begin to cool.
Nothing says “effortlessly cool” like a vintage band or pop-culture tee. Get the conversation started with your new classmates in a unique T-shirt. When they ask where you found it, you can say “Buffalo Exchange!”
Jumpsuits and Overalls
Nothing says “running late to class” like a chic one piece — dress it up or down depending on the day’s itinerary!
Who says that “going-out” tops get to have all the fun? Bring the party with fun patterned and printed pants.
This preppy trend is surprisingly versatile. Play it cool with a solid color or go all out with a punk-inspired take on traditional plaid!
Hemlines rise and fall, but the midi dress is forever (and they’re just as easy to wear as those jumpsuits and overalls we mentioned earlier!)
No back to school list is complete without denim! We’ve seen an explosion of denim trends this year, from the return of low rise to a rekindled love of 90s flares. Experiment with different cuts and washes to find your signature style!
When your lecture starts in 10 minutes and you’re all the way across campus, comfy sneakers in current silhouettes and colorways will go the distance all semester long.
If you haven’t already, consider these a closet staple. Platform boots work with pretty much everything, and they’re perfect for elevating even the most casual looks!
Ready to press ‘purchase’ on that online shopping wishlist? Not so fast: instead of overspending online for pieces you’re not sure you’ll love, shop sustainably at Buffalo Exchange! As a secondhand shop, you can find the same styles you’re drawn to online at Buffalo without withdrawing your entire savings account — that’s better for your wallet and the environment. Plus, Buffalo Exchange has Student Discount Day on August 28th, where you can get 10% off of your entire purchase when you show your student ID!
Need another reason to shop at Buffalo Exchange? Now through September 30th, sell your closet cleanout for your chance to win a $100 Buffalo Exchange gift card. Look at you, being such a savvy college student — your parents would be so proud!
In honor of Father’s day, I wanted to introduce you all to my awesome dad and his fun sense of
style. This is my dad, Jose. Ever since I can remember, he would wear Hawaiian shirts, Levi
jeans, boots, white sneakers, hats and Ray-Ban sunglasses.
I’ve always enjoyed going shopping with him – and sometimes I even get a shirt or two and
shoes while I shop with him! A fun fact about the two of us: we’re both over 6 feet tall and we
both wear the same size shoes. So, unlike most daughters that share shoes and clothes with
their mom, I share with my dad. I often take style inspiration from him.
Just like the weather, summer style trends are coming in hot! As the temps warm up, it looks like there’s a new trend to add to your moodboard every day. To take some of the guesswork out of what to shop for this summer, we’ve compiled a short but mighty list of summer styles to liven up your wardrobe (Spoiler alert: all of these trends can be found at your local Buffalo Exchange!). Scroll through for our top picks on what to wear this summer.
Get into the Groove-y Florals
Florals are ubiquitous year-round, and summer is no exception. Switch out your modern prints for throwback 90s-does-70s florals in bold, bright colors. Bonus points for grungy baby-doll silhouettes or tres chic suit tailoring!
Ah, the ultimate summer dressing dilemma: full coverage or breathability? Enjoy the best of both worlds with semi-sheer, long-sleeved mesh shirts in your pick of patterns. When it comes to prints, we say: the bolder, the better!
Y2K All Day
This one’s for all the zillennials out there! Inspired by the years between the late nineties and early aughts, Y2K style is back with tube dresses, graphic pants and kitschy accessories that would make even Zenon jealous.
Par for the Corset
Shapewear as everyday style has been around for a while (think compressive bike shorts styled for daily wear with tees or blazers), and the corset trend shows no sign of slowing down. Give major Bridgerton vibes with ivory satin or go punk rock with vegan leather and heavy-metal buckles!
As we’re able to reconnect irl with our bffs, coordinating outfits will be huge! Be it minimalist neutral sets, streetwear tees and cargos or Clueless-inspired plaid skirts and cropped tees, there’s a look out there perfectly tailored for your dynamic duo.
Fresh Fruit Fashion
Our last summer style trend is a sweet one: retro-inspired fruit prints! This juicy trend is perfect for summer and can easily be found in a range of styles, from pineapple-print sets to cherry embroidered dresses.
Feeling inspired to shop? Don’t fill that online cart just yet — we haven’t gotten to our favorite summer trend: shopping sustainably! When you shop secondhand at your local Buffalo Exchange, you’re playing a major role in keeping clothing out of landfills. Plus, you’ll be able to find all of these summer styles (plus more!) for a fraction of the cost. Oh, and let’s not forget that when you sell your closet cleanout at Buffalo Exchange, you can choose between cash or trade — that means that the cost of your new look could be totally covered by the things you weren’t wearing anyway! To learn more about how to sell and schedule an appointment today, check out our ‘How to Sell’ blog here. We can’t wait to see you in our store!
Hey Buffaloes! Have you seen the Tokens for Bags® boxes near the checkout counter at your local Buffalo Exchange and wondered how it works? Instead of giving out single-use plastic bags, we hand out 5-cent tokens with each purchase that customers can donate to one of four rotating local non-profits. Since starting this program in 1994, we’ve donated more than $803,000 to thousands of local organizations and kept over 16 million plastic bags out of circulation. That means you can give back and help out the environment just by shopping! We support new non-profits every 6 months. Below are just a few of the awesome organizations that you can support at your local Buffalo now through the end of June.
Support Youth Affected by Cancer When You Shop at BE Tucson
Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Southern Arizona supports, serves and advocates for children and adolescents with cancer and other blood disorders. It also supports their families, long term survivors, bereaved families and the professionals that care for them. This includes a prom for survivors and those undergoing treatment, Thanksgiving dinner and annual family camps. Currently, the Candlelighters Foundation serves approximately 300-450 children and family members annually. Support this great organization next time you shop at BE Tucson!
Give Back to LGBTQIA2S+ People Affected by the Prison System
Black & Pink is a national organization dedicated to abolishing the criminal punishment system and liberating LGBTQIA2S+ people and people living with HIV/AIDS who are affected by that system through advocacy, support, and organizing. Black & Pink provides inside member support to their network of 21,000 incarcerated members, along with community support to people who are impacted by violent systems (i.e. white supremacy, anti-Blackness, transphobia, incarceration, etc.). Support Black & Pink when you shop at BE Chicago (Andersonville), BE Fullerton or BE Costa Mesa!
Support Equine-Facilitated Learning and Therapy
Healing with Horses Ranch is an equine-facilitated learning and therapy center that promotes increased independence and resilience through the power of the horse. By creating space for healthy relationships between horses and humans, they help students learn life skills in a safe, inclusive environment. It also provides four core services through equine-assisted learning and counseling that are tailored specifically to an individuals’ needs and goals. These include an Adaptive Riding Program for students with physical, cognitive and emotional challenges, an Equine-Assisted Learning program that promotes life-skill development, Equine-Assisted Counseling that is done with a licensed mental health professional and a Veterans Helping Veterans Program that meets weekly in group sessions to aid veterans in many capacities, including strengthening their relationships with family, friends and community. You can support this fantastic organization when you shop at our store in Austin, TX.
Help Create More Public Park Programs
The SPARK School Park Program works with schools & neighborhoods to develop community parks open to all on public school grounds. Every park is unique and designed to serve the needs of the surrounding neighborhood and school. The Spark program has built over 200+ parks throughout the Houston/Harris County area., with every park becoming public once school hours end for the day. Support this cause when you shop at Buffalo Exchange Houston!
Help People Affected by Homelessness and Poverty
FareStart is a James Beard Award-winning nonprofit organization that transforms lives, disrupts poverty and nourishes communities through food, life skills and job training. With the spread of COVID-19, millions of people are unemployed, shelters are experiencing dramatic spikes in the number of people they serve and many of our most vulnerable neighbors have lost access to food. FareStart and its Catalyst Kitchens members are producing more than
800,000 meals a week to alleviate hunger and food insecurity in communities across North America. For more information, visit farestart.org, or stop in to support them when you shop at Buffalo Exchange Seattle!
Support Underserved Communities and BIPOC Communities in Oregon
For more than 35 years, The Black United Fund of Oregon (BUF) has been committed to providing financial support and life-changing programs for underserved communities and BIPOC communities in Oregon. Their ultimate goal is to increase opportunities for youth, encourage philanthropic activity and to put funds in the hands of BIPOC-led and -serving organizations that provide vital resources for underserved communities. Support those affected through the Tokens for Bags® program at Buffalo Exchange Portland (Hawthorne)!
Help Preserve Nature in Virginia
Now through June, we’re supporting the Nature Conservancy of VA through our Tokens for Bags® program at Buffalo Exchange Richmond! That means you can give back to this great organization just by shopping. The Nature Conservancy has worked in Virginia for more than 50 years, ensuring that the commonwealth’s forests continue to harbor wildlife, support recreation and forestry, and clean the air we breathe and the water we drink. Together with partners, local landowners and support from people like you, TNC has helped to protect over 500,000 acres of private and public land across the commonwealth, preserving many of Virginia’s greatest ecological treasures and the natural benefits they provide.
Want to find out which organizations YOU can support at your local Buffalo Exchange? Visit BuffaloExchange.com/Tokens-for-Bags-Charities/ and find your nearest location. Then, stop in to update your wardrobe and give back to your community while you’re at it!
Wondering what’s new in store at your local Buffalo? We get in a new selection of designer, vintage and one-of-a-kind finds at all of our stores on a daily basis! Check out some of our favorite finds recently, then head to your local Buffalo and let the treasure hunt begin! Our stores are stocked with designer pieces, once-in-a-lifetime vintage finds, incredible deals and great everyday staples. But don’t take our word for it – check out a Buffalo Exchange near you.
I la la love spring! Flowers blooming, the sun peeking out from the snow and the perfect time to try something new. Read on for some of the trends we’re most excited about adding to our closets this spring.
Patchwork & Knitwear
Hey Buffaloes! Hop in my time machine because we’re going back in time. Back to the 70s that is! Disco music is playing faintly in the background, incense is wafting toward you, and polaroids are all the rage (oh wait….. that’s still happening!) Now that we’re here, might as well take advantage of colorful patchwork. These fabrics are so fun to wear and to see! Pair with a monochrome bag and shoes to make this statement item pop even more!
To seam or not to seam, that is the question! And the answer is yes! Whether a pronounced seam on a 70s polo, a seamed top or lettuce hem, there’s no wrong way to wear this trend. Speaking of lettuce hems, did you know that they were created by Black fashion designer Stephen Burrows in the 1970s? Supposedly, he was inspired by Diana Vreeland, former Vogue Editor in Chief, who asked for a lettuce-colored clothing item.
Bye Bye Bye, Skinny Jeans!
Relaxed-fit trousers are as versatile as they are comfortable.To complete the look, add a pair of your favorite sneakers and step confidently into this spring trend.
Lace & Mesh & Fishnets
Also known as sugar and spice and everything nice. Moving on from warm layers but still want to rock multiple pieces? These are your best layering friend.
InVEST In Your Wardrobe
This spring, the VEST is yet to come. Say hello to the most delightfully unexpected spring trend: sweater vests!
The Feeling Is Neutral
Neutrals for spring may not be groundbreaking, but they are certainly a closet staple! Layer simple separates together for a chic, easy-to-wear look that goes with every occasion.
Nothing goes better together than a matching set. Double up your denim or bleach dye your favorite jeans and tee to match!
Closet rotation: in progress. If you’re feeling inspired to shop, stop by your local Buffalo, where fashion’s a thrill, not a bill! All of our stores are stocked with trends like these, plus everyday staples, vintage, designer and one-of-a-kind finds that’ll have you saying, “You’re coming home with me!”. If you’re also spring cleaning your closet, book an appointment to sell it at Buffalo before you go.