All Buffalo Exchange locations will be CLOSED Saturday, July 4th to celebrate Independence Day. We’ll be open as usual on Friday, July 3, so stop by your neighborhood Buffalo for last-minute summer outfits and sunny-day accessories like hats, sandals and sunglasses. We’ll reopen on Sunday, July 5th – check your local store’s hours here. When we reopen, don’t forget that we’re also buying for summer, fall and the best of all seasons — if you’re cleaning out, call your neighborhood store to schedule a drop-off selling appointment! Here’s to a fun and safe holiday, from all of us here at Buffalo Exchange.
We’ve been super excited to welcome all our customers into the store again, but reopening safely has been our priority, so we have a handful of new guidelines in place to help us buy, sell and trade responsibly for the good of our customers, employees and public health at large! Along with regular sanitation, sneeze guards at counters and mandatory face masks for everyone in the store, we’ve made some updates to the buying process. Whether you spent your quarantine reorganizing your entire wardrobe or you just did a quick closet edit, now’s the time to bring in your cleanout! Read ahead to learn everything you need to know about the new way of selling at Buffalo Exchange.
- Step 1: Call your local Buffalo to make a drop-off appointment!
- Step 2: Limit your cleanout to 50 items and let them sit for 24 hours
- Step 3: Grab your mask & your ID and head to your drop-off appointment
- Step 4: Within a few days, get paid via Venmo, PayPal or a Digital Trade Card!
Setting Up Your Appointment to Sell
First things first: give your local Buffalo a quick call to set up an appointment for dropping off your closet cleanout. To start, we’re buying by drop-off appointments only – the good news is that this means no waiting in line and no waiting while we look through your items! While you’re on the phone with us, it’s the perfect opportunity to chat with your Buyer about what they’re currently buying or ask any lingering questions you might have about the new selling process. Once you’ve gotten your appointment secured, you’re ready to move onto the fun part: cleaning out your closet!
Should it Stay or Should it Go? Collecting Your Closet Cleanout
Right now, we’re asking everyone to limit the number of items you’re selling to 50 (including shoes, bags, jewelry etc). Once your bag or box is filled with 50 or less items, set it and forget it: leave them to sit untouched for at least 24 hours before your appointment. At some of our stores, any items we’re unable to buy will be donated, so check with your local Buffalo Exchange in advance.
Dropping Off Your Clothing
When it’s time for your appointment, grab your ID (Driver’s License or Passport is ideal) and your face mask and head into the store. Once you’re there, a Buyer will greet you, check your ID and transfer your items into a labelled box with your name. This will sit behind our counters, untouched over night. With these precautions, your buy may take up to three days to process — we’ll call you when we’re done to let you know your payment options!
Getting Paid and Cashing Out
Getting paid for your cleanout is now more convenient than ever. Instead of receiving cash or a physical trade card, you’ll receive contactless payment through PayPal or Venmo. If you decide to take the store credit, we’ll send you a Digital Trade Card (which never expires, just like the traditional card)!
We know that selling your closet cleanout isn’t quite the same as it used to be – for that, we want to say thank you, thank you, thank you for your patience and understanding! Our protocols are evolving as we go, so stay tuned. Staying a little closer to home for now? You can also sell your closet cleanout through our Sell By Mail program. Just request a prepaid shipping bag online, send it in and get paid!
Grab your face mask and stop in to update your wardrobe for summer or make an appointment to drop off your closet cleanout! We have a variety of safety protocols in place – including daily health screenings and temperature checks for all employees.
A new shopping experience:
- Masks required for customers and employees
- Reduced hours (12-6pm at most locations) & limited number of shoppers
- Contactless payment options available for shoppers
- Dressing room closure and return policy extension
- Social distancing in-store
- Regular sanitation
Sell your closet cleanout conveniently and contact-free:
- Appointment required for selling – drop-off only (call to make an appointment)
- Please limit your cleanout to 50 items & allow them to sit for 24 hours, untouched, before dropping them off
- Items will sit overnight before being looked through – your items may take up to 3 days to process
- No on-the-spot selling or cash payments – Choose contactless payout options through PayPal, Venmo or a Digital Trade Card
- As always, remember to bring your ID when you drop off your clothing!
- At this time, any items we’re unable to purchase will be donated.
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Thank you for the continued support while we reopen our doors! We’re determined to provide a livelihood for our employees for many years to come and be a sustainable fashion resource in our communities – being able to reopen makes that a possibility again. A special thanks to our devoted team and the community. We’ll see you all very soon.
We’re thinking of you and just wanted to ask, How are you doing? It’s been just over a month since we made the tough decision to temporarily close our stores and we want to give a shout out to all of our customers and employees for the love and support during this time.
The days do feel long while we patiently wait and watch what each new week brings. Behind the scenes, we’re hard at work planning our reopening with the safety of all of you in mind. We miss you all and can’t wait to see you walk through our doors again. In the meantime, here’s a poem we wrote for you.
Roses are red
Violets are blue
I’m ready to sell clothes
To all my Buffalos
As 2019 comes to its end and we enter the new decade, we find ourselves grateful for all of the wonderful things that have happened over the past year and we’re looking forward to what’s to come. We want to say thank you to all of the customers and employees who have supported Buffalo Exchange through the years and contributed to our success. We simply couldn’t do it without you! Wishing everyone a fantastic 2020!
Do your New Year’s resolutions involve a love for fashion, people and working hard in a fun and friendly environment? Start 2020 off right by joining our herd! We’re always looking to expand our Buffalo Family and we offer a ton of perks like paid time off and an employee discount to name a few. If you’re looking for a fresh start to the New Year, stop by any of our locations and apply in-store or online today. Happy New Year!
Every six months, we support new local charities 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 a charity of their choice. Our Tokens for Bags® program has raised over $803,000 for thousands of local charities since 1994, saving over 16.06 million bags from polluting the environment!
Find your local Buffalo Exchange below and check out the charities you can give back to.
By Marcella Willden & Savy Kroop
The holiday season is here, which means it’s time to take your favorite sweaters out of your closet and rock them at all of the holiday parties! Don’t want to repeat the same look from last year? Buffalo Exchange has your back! Stop into your local Buffalo for tons of cute and cozy options. OR, if you’re you feeling a little crafty, you can try DIY-ing your own holiday sweater. This festive cactus sweater is a fun twist on a traditional holiday sweater that we’re sure will have you looking ON-POINT this season!
What You’ll Need to DIY Your Cactus Holiday Sweaters
The first (and maybe obvious) step is to get a sweater! You can sift through your closet to find one you don’t wear anymore or you can stop by your local Buffalo Exchange to pick one up – like we did! We found these cute, coordinating gray sweaters with statement sleeves for extra festive flair. While we were out-and-about, we stopped into the dollar store to get all of our crafting supplies. In total, we spent about $30 on this project for both sweaters and it only took about 30 minutes from start to finish. We had so much fun DIY-ing these sweaters that I think we found a new holiday tradition!
Sweater, Felt, Pom pom balls, Pipe cleaners, Hot glue gun and glue sticks, Scissors, Marker, Optional: Other crafty supplies like ribbon and glitter
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!
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!
A Mean Girls costume is totally fetch – just don’t tell Regina George! Photo from Buffalo Exchange Tempe.
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).
XOXO, you know you love this Gossip Girl group from Buffalo Exchange Brooklyn (Boerum Hill)!
Every six months, we support new local charities 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 a charity of their choice. Since 1994, we have raised over $778,660 for thousands of local nonprofit organizations through our Tokens for Bags® program, saving 15.5 million bags from polluting the environment.
Find your local Buffalo Exchange below and check out the charities you can give back to.
By Savy Kroop
Summer is here and it’s time to kick back and relax with a trip to your destination of choice! If you’re anything like me, though, traveling, packing and airports can be stressful. We all know you’re supposed to “pack light”, but it’s easier said than done. How are you supposed to pack a bag that’s small enough to carry-on and still look cute throughout your entire vacation? The solution lies in creating a mini summer capsule wardrobe! When every single piece you pack goes together, you can’t really go wrong.
What to Take on the Plane
This one’s an oft-proclaimed traveling tip, but it bears repeating: wear your bulkiest pair of shoes and your jacket on the plane. This will allow you to pack light without sacrificing important pieces – whether it’s a pair chunky sneakers or your favorite denim jacket. Not to mention that planes often get very cold, so having your jacket handy is a win-win.
For your one personal item, I recommend a cute backpack instead of a purse. This will give you a lot more capacity and is great for on-the-go sightseeing. Lastly, don’t forget to bring a refillable water bottle (empty it out before security, of course). This will save you from buying a $6 bottle of water at the airport and/or desperately waiting for your flight attendant to come around with a teeny glass of water to quench your thirst.
Pack Light with a Vacation Capsule Wardrobe
I used to plan out every single outfit for each day of my vacation. This usually ended up in a suitcase overstuffed with an obscene amount of shoes, not to mention that I brought along tons of pieces that I never ended up wearing. No more! Even though I don’t subscribe to a capsule wardrobe when I’m at home, it makes vacation packing a warm ocean breeze.
A capsule wardrobe is a selection of staple items that can be easily mixed and matched. When I recently went to Florida to visit my family, for example, I brought along:
- 1 pair of jeans
- 1 pair of shorts
- 3 tee shirts
- 1 dress
- 1 bathing suit
- 2 pairs of shoes
- 2 pairs of sunglasses
With these items, I was able to put together at least 5 completely different looks! It also gave me a lot of flexibility to create an outfit that actually fit the temperature and situation on-the-fly. What they say is true – less is more! When you pack light with a capsule wardrobe, you can customize it to any style, but I definitely recommend including a simple T-shirt. You can wear it tucked, untucked, tied in a knot, over or under a dress and, if you’re feeling crazy, you could even cut into a crop top.
Double the Fun
My favorite tip to pack light is bringing pieces that can serve more than one purpose – for example, this sweet lemon-print swimsuit that can double as a cute tank top. BOOM! You just created another look for your vacation wardrobe. P.S. If you’re bringing extra sunnies and don’t have a case for them, just tuck them into your shoes to keep them safe throughout your journey.
The key to a successful capsule wardrobe, of course, is having solid staples that you truly love. If you’re not finding what you need in your own wardrobe, head down to your local Buffalo Exchange to trade in that great pair of jeans that just never fit quite right for new-to-you summer styles perfect for your vacation capsule wardrobe. Bon voyage!