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.
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..."
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)."
Time Out New York featured Buffalo Exchange in an article titled "Get clothes for just $1 at one of the best thrift stores in NYC next month" on 3/27/18. "That’s why when one of the best thrift stores in New York hosts its annual Earth Day sale, at which pre-worn duds are marked a buck apiece, we freak out. Bargain lovers and patrons of Buffalo Exchange, pencil this date in your calendar. The thrift chain’s $1 blowout returns Saturday, April 21."
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."
Who What Wear mentioned Buffalo Exchange in an article titled "Without Fail, I Find the Best Pieces at These L.A. Consignment Shops" on 3/8/18. "You'll also find T-shirts, sweaters, and other wardrobe classics from high-street favorites like Zara and Brandy Melville here that won't look like much until you find yourself wearing them on repeat."
My Life Out of Office mentioned Buffalo Exchange in an article titled "The Best Vintage, Consignment And Thrift Shops In NYC According To A Fashion Blogger" on 3/8/18. "Do it all at Buffalo Exchange. Buy, sell and/or trade new and recycled fashion at one of its 49 stores scattered across 17 states."
Atlanta Journal Constitution mentioned Buffalo Exchange in an article titled "Atlanta's best resale stores: secondhand shopping for first-timers" on 3/7/18. "Opened in 2012 in Poncey-Highland, Buffalo Exchange practices a "style over brand" approach with its merchandise, which includes men's and women's clothing, outerwear, shoes, hats and accessories — all in excellent condition."
Charlotte Agenda featured Buffalo Exchange in an article titled "5 men’s styles you can create at Buffalo Exchange, and how much each costs" on 2/27/18. "Buffalo Exchange buys and sells pre-loved clothes from select brands. We’re talking heavy hitters of hipness, like H&M, Forever 21, Converse, and Nike. Buffalo Exchange’s proximity to the cultural heartbeat of the city brings in a constant rotation of sellers. This means you’re going to encounter cooler finds and better deals more often than your average thrift store."
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!"
RewardExpert featured Buffalo Exchange in an article titled "Fashion and Finance: Make Money and Save Money with the Buffalo Exchange" on December 14, 2017. "For more than 40 years, Buffalo Exchange has been providing quality clothing and helping people feel good about selling their old clothes and getting new ones."
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."
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."
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.
The Washington Post mentioned Buffalo Exchange in an article titled, “How to get the most money for your used clothes” on August 15, 2017. “…Several chains will pay you on the spot for clothes or give you store credit. Buffalo Exchange: This used-clothing chain has stores in many states, plus the District. Walk in and a Buffalo Exchange employee will price your items on the spot. Buffalo Exchange pay: 50 percent of the anticipated selling price in trade or 30 percent in cash. …”
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. …”
Seattle Weekly mentioned Buffalo Exchange in an article titled, “The Markets, Shops, and Stores Well Worth Your While” on August 2, 2017. “…The very first Buffalo Exchange was opened in Tucson, Ariz., back in 1974. Now there are 49 stores in 20 states, including two in Seattle (one in the U District, one in Ballard), and it still ranks as one of the coolest and most affordable shops for stocking your wardrobe with things you’d actually wear. …”
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. …”
SF Gate mentioned Buffalo Exchange in an article titled, “The Best Places to Shop in the Haight” on July 15, 2017. …”A used-clothing buy-sell bonanza, with racks and racks of hip jeans, sweaters, jackets, dresses, T-shirts, shoes and much, much more! There are a few new items sprinkled throughout the store, but they're usually pretty cheap, too. …”
Jess & Jana featured Buffalo Exchange in a blog titled, “Buffalo Exchange + Free People” on July 3, 2017. “Every time we visit the USA or get anywhere near the country’s border, we always scout out the nearest Buffalo Exchange locations. … we’ve never walked out of a location empty-handed, and we always feel like we’re getting good deals on some of our favourite brands. … We usually find some lovely Free People pieces at prices that are kind to our budgets. …”
Arizona Daily Star featured Buffalo Exchange in an Article titled “Ultimate Summer of Love Celebration” on June 24, 2017. “Flashback to 1967 and The Summer of Love at an outdoor screening of the newly restored Rock 'n Roll documentary classic — ‘Monterey Pop.’ … Up the fun by rocking some groovy vintage threads from the Buffalo Exchange, with locations at 2001 E. Speedway and at the Buffalo Trading Post, 2740 S. Kinney Road, in Cat Mountain Station at Naomi Road, 2 miles north of Ajo Way.”
1870 Magazine featured Buffalo Exchange in an article titiled, “Resale Roundup” on May 1, 2017. “For some college students, the opportunity to buy new clothes may require selling old clothes. Enter Buffalo Exchange. Located just north of Hudson Avenue, Buffalo Exchange opened in 2016 and has more than 45 national locations. Based out of Tucson, Arizona, each store features gently-used men and women’s apparel, shoes, and accessories. …”
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. …”
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!”
TimeOut New York wrote an article on Buffalo Exchange titled, “You can get clothes for a $1 at one of the best thrift stores in NYC next month” on March 22, 2017.
“…On April 22, popular nationwide thrift chain Buffalo Exchange is giving everyone an irresistible reason to go out and support its stores. In honor of Earth Day, the company will offer a wide-selection of clothing and accessories for men and women for only $1 apiece. Most importantly, all the proceeds will be donated to the The Humane Society of the United States. …”
The Lantern wrote an article on Buffalo Exchange titled “Buffalo Exchange Forges a Community Closet” on January 30, 2017.
“Buffalo Exchange is a clothing company that recycles fashion by reselling clothes bought from customers to be traded or sold to others — and now it has come to Clintonville at 2643 N. High St…While Buffalo Exchange is relatively new to Clintonville — having opened in early December — the company started in 1974 and has spread to 49 locations in 20 states over the years. Weldon worked in the Texas, Minnesota and Washington, D.C. locations prior to coming to Columbus. …”
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.”
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. …”
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
Boston University recommended Buffalo Exchange in an article titled, “A Guide to Boston’s Secondhand Shops” on December 2, 2016.
“…Buffalo Exchange occupies that magical space between a thrift store and a consignment shop. Items, both men’s and women’s clothing with a youthful and hip bent, average $15…” By Kylie Obermeier.