Hey, Seattle! The summer is winding down, but the party’s just getting started at Buffalo Exchange U-District. On Saturday, August 3rd from 12-6pm join us for BuffFest: an afternoon of treats, prizes and shopping! We’ll have tasty snacks, limited edition Buffalo Exchange swag and more. Shop around the store and vibe along to live music from DJ Scorpiana, and then take your chance to win some special goodies from the spinning wheel of prizes! If you’re heading back to school this semester, this is also the perfect time to bring in your closet cleanout to exchange for a fresh new-to-you fall look. We can’t wait to see you there!
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!
Hey Philly, clean out your closet and trade it in for cash or store credit at Buffalo Exchange! We’re buying a little bit of everything, but we’re especially on the lookout for men’s summer items like tees, short-sleeves shirts, lightweight jackets and pants! If you shoe collection is crowding your closet floor, we’re also looking for summer accessories like sneakers and sandals, hats and sunglasses. Buffalo Exchange also buys all seasons year round and we love to see those unique, vintage, one-of-a-kind finds. When you bring in your closet cleanout, you could leave with cash or trade to spend on a new-to-you wardrobe. We can’t wait to see what you have!
We’re ready to soak up the sun here at Buffalo Exchange, and we need your closet cleanout to make it happen! We’re looking to fill our stores with everything from skirts, tank tops and tees to dresses and even swimsuits. We’re also looking for shorts, graphic tees and short-sleeve button-downs! This is the perfect time to bring in your overstock of summer accessories like sunglasses, sandals and hats. If you’re holding on to your summer wardrobe for now but still want to sell your closet cleanout, we buy all seasons year round! Wardrobe staples like blouses, denim and light jackets are always in style. Out of town and away from your local Buffalo Exchange? No worries, because Buffalo Exchange also buys online with Sell By Mail! You can request a bag from anywhere in the continental US, fill it with your closet cleanout and ship it out for FREE. However you choose to sell with us, your closet cleanout could be worth cash to fund your sunny getaway or trade to spend on a new-to-you summer look!
By Jessica Pruitt
Drumroll, please…the final numbers are in! To all of you who stopped by our annual Earth Day $1 Day Sale on Saturday, April 20, we want to say a HUGE THANK YOU for helping us raise $52,628 for the Humane Society of the United States’ Animal Rescue Team! WOW! That’s the most money we’ve EVER raised from a $1 Day Sale. It’s also a whole lot of happy animals! We couldn’t have done it without you.
Teaming Up with the Animal Rescue Team
Every year, we hold an Earth Day $1 Day Sale on the Saturday closest to Earth Day at all of our stores (except outlets) and donate 100% of the proceeds to a deserving non-profit. This year, we teamed up with the HSUS’ Animal Rescue Team to help out animals in need!
Not only does the Animal Rescue Team save animals from abusive conditions like animal fighting operations and puppy mills – they recently rescued 84 Great Danes from an abusive breeder in New Hampshire – but they are also ready to deploy at a moment’s notice to help animals during natural disasters. During the 2017 hurricane season, the Animal Rescue Team helped more than 2,000 animals following Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. They do this by developing pet-friendly evacuation plans, moving pets out of harm’s way before a storm and performing emergency field rescues when needed.
Coats for Cubs
Thank you to everyone who donated their fur to our Coats for Cubs program as well! Every year from January 1 through Earth Day, we invite customers to drop off fur coats they no longer want at any of our stores and let us know they’re a donation to Coats for Cubs. We then ship them off the wildlife rehabilitators across the US, who use them to provide comfort to orphaned and injured wildlife. The rehabbers say that this speeds up their healing process. This year, we collected 2,002 furs, another record-breaking amount! Since taking this initiative over from The Humane Society in 2006, we have collected and distributed more than 15,108 furs.
Since starting the Earth Day $1 Day Sale in 1997, we’ve raised over $717,900 for a variety of different charities – and we couldn’t have done it without your help! Whether you’ve been to every $1 sale for the last 20 years or you’ve never been to one before, put it on your list for next year! Remember the special selection of $1 items goes quickly and that the sale is cash only. See you next April! Want to give back in the meantime? Just stop by your local Buffalo Exchange. Through our Tokens for Bags® program, we give out charity tokens instead of bags with each purchase that you can donate to one of three local non-profits!
As 2018 comes to a close, we’re thinking about our hopes and resolutions for 2019, but we’re also thinking about all the great things that happened over the past year. We’d like to say thank you to all who have made our success possible. Best wishes and Happy New Year to all of our wonderful Buffalos – customers and employees alike! We couldn’t do it without you. Cheers to a fantastic 2019!
With 2019 on the horizon, we’re always looking to expand our Buffalo family. If you love fashion, people and working hard while having fun, make it your New Year’s resolution to join our herd! Apply in-store or online today. Happy New Year!
Amelia and Aarian score a shopping haul from Buffalo Exchange Tucson! The weather is still warm here in the desert, but we’re looking forward to cooler temps and all the fashions they bring. Follow along as they shop for dresses that they can pair with tights when the weather cools down, fun booties and earrings!
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!)
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
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.
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!
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.