Tokens for Bags

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
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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 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."

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
Who’s Who in Business featured Buffalo Exchange founder Kerstin Block in “Resale Fashion Pioneer”


Who’s Who in Business featured Buffalo Exchange founder Kerstin Block in “Resale Fashion Pioneer” in June 2016: “…Today resale fashionistas buy, sell and trade secondhand clothing at five Buffalo Exchange outposts in Arizona … For more than four decades, success has hinged on hiring the right people. ‘We’re always looking for the diamond in the rough,’ Block says. ‘We look for people who have the ability to look at clothing and ascertain if this is something we can sell in the store or not.’… Employees are empowered to curate their store’s inventory … The recipient of a number of entrepreneurship awards, Block draws inspiration and business lessons from many different quarters.”
Earth911 listed Buffalo Exchange in Get Money For Recycling


Earth911 listed Buffalo Exchange in “Get Money For Recycling” in April 2016: “…Many secondhand or consignment shops will buy your used clothing and furniture. Stores like Buffalo Exchange, which has locations across the country, will give you cash or store credit to use toward the latest new-to-you outfit. …”