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Tokens for Bags® Charities

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 $857,745 for thousands of local charities since 1994, saving over 17.1 million bags from polluting the environment! Find your local Buffalo Exchange below and check out the charities you can give back to. Full Story

Tokens for Bags® Charities 2020

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. Full Story

Tokens for Bags® Charities Fall 2019

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. Full Story
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Tokens for Bags® Charities Spring 2019

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. Full Story
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“REVOLUTIONARY FASHION” BY TUCSON WEEKLY

Tucson Weekly spotlighted the story of Buffalo Exchange in an article titled "Revolutionary Fashion: The Family Legacy of Buffalo Exchange" on May 10, 2018: "... Kerstin says in 1974 she introduced something entirely new. 'Thrift stores got all of their inventory from donations, and those people got nothing in return.' So, she thought, she could be selective—she could curate—and pay people for the clothes they no longer wanted, but someone else might..."
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“EARTH DAY $1 SALE AT BUFFALO EXCHANGE” BY LOLLIE SHOPPING

Lollie Shopping featured Buffalo Exchange in an article titled "Earth Day $1 Sale at Buffalo Exchange" on 3/29/2018. " I write about it every year—the $1 Earth Day sale at Buffalo Exchange. It’s the kind of sale that makes it worth getting up early, standing in line, and digging through piles of resale fashion. It’s also a great opportunity to get into the spirit of Earth Day and make a contribution. The Buffalo Exchange Earth Day $1 Sale happens April 21st at stores nationwide (excluding outlets)."
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Nathanael Gregory Myers Receives Buffalo Exchange Arts Award

By Danielle Hargett, Buffalo Exchange HQ “Art is not something that humans do when they have nothing else to do. Art is an essential part of the human condition. It happens everywhere and in all circumstances.” – Spencer Block, Co-founder of Buffalo Exchange Every year, the Buffalo Exchange Arts Award honors an emerging artist in Southern Arizona with $10,000 so that they can continue doing great work for the local community. This year, the award went to Nathanael Gregory Myers. On January 24, 2018, family, friends and other local artists gathered at the University of Arizona Poetry Center to celebrate as Nathanael accepted the award. Luckily for everyone in attendance, he also offered up a very cool performance! Buffalo Exchange, Headquarters, Arts Award, Kerstin Block, Nathanael Myers

Nathanael Myers accepting the 2017 Buffalo Exchange Arts Award from Kerstin Block, Founder of Buffalo Exchange

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NYC VINTAGE & THRIFT CLOTHING STORES MAP

NYC Vintage Map featured Buffalo Exchange NYC locations on a map highlighting the best vintage stores in the city. Liisa Jokinen, creator of NYC Vintage Map, says, "I hope that with the help of this map more people will choose used garments over new ones and find the joy of wearing vintage. To make recycling easier, I also tagged all the stores buying second hand clothes and accepting donations."
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“A GUIDE TO THRIFTING IN NYC” BY HER CAMPUS

Her Campus mentioned Buffalo Exchange in an article titled "A Guide to Thrifting in NYC" on 2/1/18. "I found my entire Halloween costume for just $14, and for a few extra bucks, they’ll give you the cutest tote bag to put your purchases in! If you’re looking for options and have an open mind, hit Buffalo Exchange!"​

“RAIDING BUFFALO EXCHANGE FOR FESTIVAL-WORTHY FASHION” BY CHRON

Chron mentioned Buffalo Exchange in an article titled "Raiding Buffalo Exchange for festival-worthy fashion" on December 13, 2017. "Thankfully, Buffalo Exchange has got it covered. Most of the employees have been planning their own Day for Night ensembles for weeks and can recommend the perfect sunglasses (classic Ray-Ban Wayfarers), jeans (black skinnies with a white-painted skeleton) and accessories (embellished everything) on command."
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“BUFFALO EXCHANGE: DO SOME GOOD, AND DO IT IN STYLE” BY VIVA GLAM MAGAZINE

  Viva Glam Magazine mentioned Buffalo Exchange in an article titled, "Buffalo Exchange: Do Some Good, and Do It In Style" on November 7, 2017. "... While we have nothing against a common thrift store find, our treasures found at Buffalo Exchange were as rewarding for our closets as they proved to be for the environment. I’m talking Zimmerman, Margiela, Haute Hippie, and more for $30 and under! Not only did we score those more modern labels, we found some gorgeous vintage threads (from the 60s to be exact) along with some jewelry, shoes, and handbags."  
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“FALL THRIFT STORE FINDS” BY KGW PORTLAND

KGW Portland featured Linda Hjorth, Store Manager of Buffalo Exchange Portland (Downtown), in a segment titled "Fall Thrift Store Finds" on October 23, 2017. "Go in and be open to possibilities ... the great thing is we're always getting new stuff every day... We're always buying all seasons, all year round, so you don't have to wait and hold your summer pieces until next summer. If it's something that we can buy for the store, that will sell for us either now or later, we will buy it," says Linda Hjorth.

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“JUST IN TIME FOR FOSTER YOUTH” BY SAN DIEGO MAGAZINE

San Diego Magazine featured Buffalo Exchange’s Tokens for Bags program in an article titled, “Just in Time for Foster Youth” on August 7, 2017. “…The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy (SDRVC), chosen as a charity of choice by the Pacific Beach Buffalo Exchange, has received a donation of nearly $400 through Buffalo’s “Tokens for Bags®” giving program. Every six months, each of the Buffalo Exchange stores across the country selects three organizations such as the Conservancy to participate in the Tokens for Bags program. …”
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“WITH JEANS AND SHOWER SONGS, SARA ZAGHI GIVES BACK” BY STUDY BREAKS

Study Breaks mentioned Buffalo Exchange in an article titled, “With Jeans and Shower Songs, Sarah Zaghi Gives Back” on July 26, 2017. …” Teens for Jeans, a campaign she started in 2011, provides homeless teenagers across the country with the thing they request the most—a pair of jeans. …I worked with Buffalo Exchange, a recycled clothing store, who donated all their unwanted jeans to the drive. Abercrombie and Articles of Society also donated brand new jeans to my drive. …”
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“OUR FAVORITE THRIFT STORES TO SAVE SOME CASH AND STILL LOOK FLY” BY SAN DIEGO ENTERTAINER MAGAZINE

San Diego Entertainer Magazine mentioned Buffalo Exchange in an article titled, “Our Favorite Thrift Stores to Save Some Cash and Still Look Fly” on July 19, 2017. “…San Diego has a lot of great thrift shops, but here’s a list of our favorites: … Perhaps the reason Buffalo Exchange has become such a big name is because each store has such a wide variety of men’s and women’s clothing, ranging from trendy to designer to vintage to everyday staples. …”
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“THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO VINTAGE AND THRIFT SHOPPING IN CHICAGO” BY CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Chicago Tribune mentioned Buffalo Exchange in an article titled, “The Ultimate Guide to Vintage and Thrift Shopping in Chicago” on April 26, 2017. “You’d be hard-pressed to find a more affordable clothing store in Wicker Park. Whether you’re buying or selling, you’ll be amazed at the pricing and the variety of clothing and accessories that you can add to your closet without breaking the bank. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. …”
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“FASHION TRENDS FOR COACHELLA 2017” BY SAN DIEGO ENTERTAINER MAGAZINE

San Diego Entertainer Magazine mentioned Buffalo Exchange in an article titled, “Fashion Trends for Coachella 2017” on April 6, 2017. “…In a matter of days Coachella will be here, so time to grab your fun flare before it’s all sold out. …Store we recommend for inspiration:…Buffalo Exchange…We hope you find some inspiration to look and feel your best as you rock out to your favorite bands. Happy Coachella 2017!”
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“BUFFALO EXCHANGE IS NOT JUST YOUR AVERAGE CONSIGNMENT STORE” BY USA TODAY 10 BEST

USA Today 10 Best featured Buffalo Exchange in an article titled, “10 New Orleans Specialty Boutiques Where You Can Find That Perfect Something” on March 17, 2017. “…Buffalo Exchange is not just your average consignment store. The New Orleans location also has a costume section, outrageous shoe options and consigned sparkly numbers that feel like playing dress up any day of the week... One of some 45 stores in 17 states, the New Orleans location has good stock and a friendly, helpful, easygoing staff, all of which makes for a relaxing shopping experience. …”
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“5 THINGS I LEARNED FROM LIVING ZERO WASTE” BY NYLON

Nylon mentioned Buffalo Exchange in “5 Things I Learned From Living Zero Waste” on January 24, 2017: “Buying recycled clothing is significantly more rewarding than fast fashion…I hit up my local Buffalo Exchange to shop for secondhand threads. My mission? To find a party look that stood out among a sea of Zara knockoffs. I scored a unique pair of square-toed metallic gold heels and an embroidered velvet dress. I looked great, and the fact that I shopped responsibly made me feel that much more confident.”

Supporting the Arts: Racheal Rios Wins Buffalo Exchange Arts Award

By Amelia Gotobed, Buffalo Exchange HQ At Buffalo Exchange, we know that we owe our success to the communities that surround us. That’s why giving back has always been built into our business model. For the past 22 years, Buffalo Exchange has been supporting the arts in its birthplace of Southern Arizona through the Buffalo Exchange Arts Award. According to Spencer Block, art is not the cherry on top – it’s essential to the well-being of society. [caption id="attachment_12860" align="alignnone" width="1100"]Buffalo Exchange Arts Award Supporting the arts Toothfairy, Acrylic and Pen on Paper, Racheal Rios[/caption] Full Story
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“COATS FOR CUBS DRIVE BRINGS WARMTH, BONDING TO ORPHANED WILDLIFE” BY THE PUEBLO CHIEFTAIN

The Pueblo Chieftain mentioned Buffalo Exchange in “Coats for Cubs drive brings Warmth, Bonding to Orphaned Wildlife” on January 18, 2017: “Coats for Cubs was founded originally by the Humane Society of the United States in 2005. Buffalo Exchange became involved in 2006 and in 2011 took over the operation as costs became too great for the Humane Society…The drive, which runs until April 22, has collected more than 12,000 coats since 2006. Last year, the drive collected and redistributed 1,178 furs…The furs provide bedding for animals. …”
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“A POPULAR STORE IN THE CONSIGNMENT WORLD” BY CBS NEW YORK

CBS New York mentioned Buffalo Exchange in an article titled, “NYC’s Best Consignment Shops To Sell Clothing And Accessories” on January 4, 2017. “…you can bring your clean, sellable clothes of the season to the Buffalo Exchange closest to you to get either 50 percent in store credit or 30 percent cash the same day you sell. With a large variety of clothes, accessories and shoes, you can lose a day rummaging through the racks…” by Ashleyan Lopez
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“BUFFALO EXCHANGE FAVORITE PLACE FOR THRIFTING” BY INSTYLE

InStyle wrote an article featuring Alicia Silverstone titled, “Alicia Silverstone on Why She Prefers to Wear Used Clothing” on November 20, 2016. "…I prefer vintage clothes, so you're not encouraging excessive production or manufacturing,’ Silverstone tells us, calling out…Buffalo Exchange as her favorite places for thrifting. ‘I know I'm going to walk out of there with an entirely new wardrobe that I can feel really good about, because I don't have to feel guilty about where it came from—I'm repurposing it. For me, that's my most important style choice, and that's why most of what I wear is used…’" By Andrea Cheng
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“THE PRICES ARE ALMOST TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE” BY NYC ON THE CHEAP

NYC on the Cheap recommended Buffalo Exchange in an article titled, “Best NYC Resale, Consignment Shops" on November 1, 2016. “Buffalo Exchange: Another buy-sell-trade outlet, and a go-to for college students and fashion folks. Among the endless racks of tweedy blazers, oversized flannels, soft tees with oddball slogans and chunky0-knit sweaters, you can find Milly dresses, Marc by Marc Jacobs blouses, Vince tops, and Jeffery Campbell shoes…” by Evelyn Kanter
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“BUFFALO EXCHANGE IS THE PERFECT PLACE TO REFRESH YOUR CLOSET” BY AJC

AJC recommended Buffalo Exchange as a place to revamp you closet for fall in an article titled, “Freshen up your wardrobe for free at Buffalo Exchange” on October 6, 2016. “The Fall season has arrived! This means it's time for us to transition our closets. Buffalo Exchange is the perfect place to get rid of unused clothing and refresh your closet…Check out Buffalo Exchange, 1057 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta. 404-817-0921” by Lexi Felder
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“A GREAT SPOT TO GET THAT HARD TO FIND HALLOWEEN COSTUME” BY AXS

AXS recommended heading to Buffalo Exchange Charlotte for a variety of Halloween costumes at a great prices in their article "Best Places to Buy Halloween Costumes in Charlotte 2016," on September 29, 2016. “What better way to spend an afternoon Halloween shopping than to visit the Buffalo Exchange, a store that sells new and recycled clothing and accessories. The Buffalo Exchange would make for a great spot to get that hard-to-find Halloween costume or finish off your costume with some awesome retro accessories…” by Kareem Gantt