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Buffalo Exchange Sell By Mail

By Brittany, Buffalo Exchange Sell By Mail

If you need to clean out your closet, but you’re busier than all get-out (hey, us too), make it easy on yourself! With Buffalo Exchange’s Sell By Mail program, you simply request a bag online, fill it up with your clothing and accessories and then drop it off at the UPS store. Within a few weeks, you could have cash or trade in your hands! No waiting in line required.

1) Request a bag

The first step is easy – just request a bag online! Then, keep an eye out for our bright yellow envelope in your mailbox. Your kit will contain a pre-paid UPS bag and a handy-dandy “How To Sell” card with all the info you need to know to sell your clothing.

Our pre-paid bag holds approximately 20 to 40 pieces of clothing. Some folks like to clean out their closet all at once, while others prefer to keep the bag in their closet and slowly fill it with pieces they just aren’t wearing anymore. With Sell By Mail, you can go at your own pace!

Buffalo Exchange Sell By Mail Fall

2) Clean out your closet!

Whether you’re looking to clean out your summer staples to make room for your fall/winter wardrobe or you just have a few things that haven’t been getting worn, send it in! We buy the best of all seasons, all year round. Not sure what to pack? We’re always looking for men’s and women’s current styles and trends, designer clothing and everyday staples. Through Sell By Mail, keep in mind that we do not purchase swimwear, children’s clothing and accessories, maternity clothing, intimates, counterfeits, fur or bridal wear. We also don’t buy clothing from fast-fashion and discount brands like Forever 21, H&M, Old Navy, Aeropostale, Target, Walmart or Kohl’s.

Check out our most current Sell by Mail needs here.

 

3) Give it a last look

Before you drop your bag at UPS, double-check the items you’ve packed. We don’t wash or mend anything before it goes out to our stores, so before you sell your clothing, look at it under a bright light. This way, you can catch any items that need to be spot-treated or washed before sending them off.

Buffalo Exchange Sell By Mail Shirts

4) Drop your bag at UPS!

Drop off your Sell By Mail bag at any UPS store. Then, sit back and relax! Once your bag has been delivered to us, we’ll send you an email to let you know we got it. Within 3-5 business days of arrival, we’ll process each item in your bag, making selections based on style and condition, and buy any items that will sell for our stores. Within 2-4 weeks of dropping off your bag, you should have money in your pocket.

5) Get Paid!

After our buyers have processed your bag, you’ll receive an email stating the amounts of cash or trade you can choose from. You can opt for 50% of our selling price in trade (store credit that works at all Buffalo Exchange stores excluding Buffalo Outlets) or 25% in a check or PayPal payout. Once you make your selection, we’ll send out your trade card or payout within 3-5 business days.

Buffalo Exchange Sell By Mail Outfit

6) Give Back

What about the items we can’t buy? You can elect to donate your remaining items to a good cause or pay the $14.99 shipping cost to have them returned. We hold a $1 Charity Yard Sale every other month to benefit charities that may not have a need for clothing but would benefit greatly from a cash donation. So far, we’ve donated over $7,000 to various non-profit organizations through our Sell By Mail $1 sale donation program.

7) Request another bag!

All done? Enjoy your fresh new closet and money in your pocket! While you’re at it, request another Sell By Mail bag so you’ll be ready to sell your clothing any time your closet starts to get too full!

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75 thoughts on “Sell Your Clothing Online

    1. Hi Manali,

      Thanks for asking! We do have to see all items in person before we can say whether or not we would buy them and what we would price them for, so we can’t offer you an estimate ahead of time. If it’s your first time, you might try selling a sampling of your items to start to get an idea of how it works. If you’re near a store, we always recommend going in person so you can ask your Buyer any questions you have.

      Best,

      Jessica

    1. Hi Dawn,

      Yes, we do take plus size clothing! There’s no cut-off size – we just make selections based on style and condition. Feel free to send it in!

      Best,

      Jessica

    1. Hi Nadia,

      We do take vintage items! Just like anything else, we buy based on the style and condition of the item. For vintage we usually look for great classic pieces that are still wearable today and funky unique items we know our shoppers will love! Feel free to bring in your items to your local Buffalo Exchange and our buyers will be happy to take a look.

      Best,

      Amelia
      Buffalo Exchange Marketing

  1. It says you don’t take fashion from places like Target or Kohl’s through Sell by Mail. Do you take them in store?

    1. Hi Tara,

      We do accept those brands in our stores so long as they are current and in like-new condition! Let me know if there is anything else I can help you with.

      Best,

      Amelia
      Buffalo Exchange Marketing

  2. Do you take Men’s western wear items? I have several suits and long and short sleeve western shirts. They are the snap buttons , not regular buttons on the shirts . Thank you

    1. Hi Dana,

      Thanks for asking! We do take men’s western shirts, just depending on style and condition. With suits, modern slim-fit versions tend to sell the best for us, but I recommend bring everything you’re cleaning out down to your local Buffalo Exchange. One of our buyers will be happy to take a look at everything you have!

      Best,

      Jessica

    1. Hi Gissele,

      Yes, we do buy Forever 21 items in store just depending on style and condition. Since they’re a little more affordable brand new, we’re selective about how current they are and look out for mint condition, but feel free to bring your items in – we’d love to see you in the store!

      Best,

      Jessica

    1. Hi Electra,

      Thanks for reaching out to us. We have to see all items in person to say whether or not we can buy them and set a price, so I recommend stopping by your local Buffalo Exchange. One of our buyers would be happy to take a look at your Henri Bendel trench, as well as any other clothing and accessories you’re cleaning out. We buy all items based on style and condition, rather than brand. If we’re able to take any of your items, we would assign a selling price and you would get 30% in cash or 50% in store credit. We hope to see in the store soon!

      Best,
      Savannah

    1. Hi Anna,

      We buy clothing based on style and condition more than brand or anything else. I recommend sending in any clothing and accessories you’re cleaning out – our Buyers would be happy to take a look!

      Best,

      Jessica

        1. Hi Sossina,

          We have bought in this brand in the past. However, our selection is based off of the stores needs, as well as the style and condition of each item rather than the name brand. We hope to see you in the store soon!

          Best,
          Savy

  3. Also, do you accept clothing from HSN and QVC? I have some Iman, Serena Wiliams, and other brands from those sites

    1. Hi Lori,

      Thanks for inquiring! We select all items based on style and condition more than brand. I recommend sending in any clothing and accessories you’re cleaning out – our Buyers would be happy to take a look!

      Best,

      Jessica

  4. I am looking to bring some clothes in on Monday, 7/3 to the Tucson location. Is it open that day and can I leave my clothes and check back later?

    1. Hi Brian,

      I’m so sorry I missed this comment! We were indeed open for normal hours on Monday. Hope you made it into the store and had a happy 4th! In general, you do have to wait until a Buyer can assist you, but at that point, you’re welcome to leave your clothing with them and stop back in later.

      Best,

      Jessica

    1. Hi Sam,

      We buy based on style and condition more than brand or anything else, but these are certainly brands we would consider. Feel free to send them in!

      Best,

      Jessica

  5. Hello,
    I wanted to know if you take brands like Bebe,Guess and I also have Coach Tote bag. Do you accept these?

    1. Hi Michelle,

      We make our selections more based on style and condition more than brand, but Bebe, Guess and Coach are certainly brands we would consider. Feel free to send them on in!

      Best,

      Jessica

    1. Hi Cristina,

      Good question – the store credit will be loaded onto a store credit card. The card never expires, so you can use it as many times as you like until you’ve used up your store credit!

      Best,

      Jessica

  6. Hi,
    Are you still accepting fur coats for the Humane Society of the United States Coats for Cub donation?

    If not, do you know any organization that will accept fur coats as a donation?

  7. I have some men’s clothing nice jeans from Tommy Bahama and
    Lucky brand! Do you ever sell those kinds of jeans? And is there an average that you would give in cash in my pocket

    1. Hi Tammi,

      We do buy Tommy Bahama and Lucky Brand through our Sell By Mail program, however, what we can buy is mainly based on style and condition rather than brand. We’re always looking for current styles in like-new condition. If you would like to learn more or request a prepaid Sell By Mail mailer bag, you can visit our website at BuffaloExchange.com/SellByMail.

      Best,

      Brittany

  8. Hello. I have some great boots and shoes that I just don’t wear. Am I also able to mail these in the bag Buffalo Exchange sends me? What size is the bag? If I need two bags should I put in two requests in a row?

    1. Hi Ann,

      Thank you for inquiring!

      We do accept shoes through our Sell By Mail program! If you decide to send in shoes, please be careful to wrap or pad them, as there’s potential for the shoes to rip the bag, or damage other items in transit. With shoes, we are always looking for clean items in mint condition and current styles and trends.

      Our bags are 24″x24″ and we currently allow one bag at a time. Once we receive your first bag, you’re welcome to put in another request and we would be happy to send you a second bag.

      Best,

      Brittany

    1. Hi Nico,

      Thank you for inquiring!

      We make our selections more based on style and condition than brand, but Converse is certainly a brand we would consider. Feel free to send them on in!

      Best,

      Brittany

    1. Hi Natalia,

      Thank you for inquiring!

      While our customers are most often looking for everyday staples and current, casual styles from popular mall and designer brands, we do also purchase business attire. With suits, modern slim-fit versions tend to sell the best for us. We do need to see items in person before we can determine if we’re able to buy them, but if you’d like to send them in, we’re always happy to take a look!

      Best,

      Brittany

  9. Hi

    I live in San Francisco but and can’t seem to find a time to drop my items in store as I’m usually working or just too busy. I’m interested in the send by mail option but I think I have more items than what the bag could hold. Would it be possible to send my clothes in a package of my own, with shipping to you on my own expense?

    Thanks!

    Tin

    1. Hi Tin,

      Thank you for inquiring!

      Unfortunately, we do not accept items shipped in anything other than our pre-paid Sell By Mail shipping bags. We currently allow one bag at a time, but once we receive your first bag, you’re welcome to put in another request and we would be happy to send you a second bag.

      Best,

      Brittany

  10. Hi! I just moved here and I brought all my clothes me (working clothes like blazers, blouses and heels) they’re such in good condition! but my current job doesn’t involve that type of clothes, plus I ride a bike to work so no heels needed. What store of yours is now buying clothes that I can step by??? I would also be interested in exchanging!

    Thanks!!!
    MARA

    1. Hi Mara,

      Thanks for your interest! All of our stores except our Outlet locations buy clothing – you can find one near you at BuffaloExchange.com/Locations. We tend to sell casual, everyday wear more so than office wear, but we do take blazers, blouses and heels depending on their style and condition. If we’re able to take any of your items, you’ll receive 30% of our selling price in cash or 50% in store credit. Let me know if you have any further questions – hope to see you in the store soon!

      Best,
      Jessica

    1. Hi Hilary,

      It’s your choice! You can opt to have us donate any items we’re unable to buy to charity or else have them returned for a $14.99 shipping fee. Let us know if you have any further questions!

      Best,
      Jessica

  11. I know you do not take junior clothing – what about older ‘teen’ / young adult clothing ? (Current – in great condition)
    Thanks !
    Jenna

    1. Hi Jenna,

      Thanks for asking! We take adult-sized clothing only – no kids or juniors. As long as the clothing is adult sizes, we would be happy to take a look.

      Best,

      Brittany

  12. I have quite a few number of Levi jeans that are over 20 yrs old. In very, very good condition, nicely broken in and comfortable. No worn places, holes, frayed edges, heck they are Levi’s. The jeans have a years of wear left in them.They were work cloths in a sit at work station job.Would you be interested?

    1. Hi Pamela,

      Thanks for asking! We do buy Levi’s through our Sell By Mail program, however, what we can buy is mainly based on style and condition rather than brand. We’re always looking for current styles in like-new condition. We do need to see items in person before we can determine if we’re able to buy them, but if you’d like to send them in, we’re always happy to take a look!

      Best,

      Brittany

  13. Are the bags sent by priority mail or to regular mailboxes? I requested a bag about a week ago and Im not sure where it was sent.

    1. Hi Amanda,

      Thank you for inquiring! Kits are sent via USPS to the address provided on your Bag Request Form. They typically take 5-10 business days to arrive after being sent out. Sometimes other factors, such as weather, can delay a kit’s arrival. I’ll look into your kit and send you an email with some more specific information shortly.

      Best,
      Brittany

    1. Hi Sara,

      Thank you for inquiring! We make our selections more based on style and condition than brand, but Express is certainly a brand we would consider. Feel free to send them on in!

      Best,
      Brittany

  14. I live in Houston where the weather is generally warm. I have lots of coats, and I would like to send them to a BuffEx in a colder climate for consideration. How do you determine where the Sell by Mail clothes go?

    1. Hi Kim,

      Thanks for your question! All clothing sent to Sell By Mail is processed at our headquarters, then purchased clothing is sent out to our stores based on inventory needs. Through Sell By Mail, we buy the best of all seasons all year round, so you’re welcome to send in out of season items at any time.

      Best,
      Brittany

    1. Hi M,

      We accept shoes and bags based on style and condition. We recommend bringing them in so one of our Buyers can take a look!

      Best,
      Aarian

  15. Hi,
    I have recently gone through my mother and fathers closet and have some great looking, however dated, men’s suits and women’s dresses and dress suits. They are from the 70’s/80″s men’s suits and 90’s for some of the women’s things. Are these things you would buy? They are in awesome condition and were very expensive at the time.

    1. Hi Sarah,

      Thanks for reaching out to us! Generally, we make selections for the store based on style and condition. We look for current items similar to what you’d see in malls and department stores now as well as vintage. We need to see all items in person to say whether or not we’d be able to buy them, so I suggest bringing in a sampling of both the men’s and women’s clothing for our Buyers to take a look at. There’s no appointment needed to sell, so just stop in anytime we’re open with a valid ID. Let us know if you have any more questions – we hope to see you in the store soon!

      Best,
      Aarian

  16. HI,

    I just requested a bag from you guys. Once I filled up the bag and dropped at UPS, do I need to pay for postage/shipping fee?

    Best,
    Shiyi

    1. Hi Shiyi,

      Shipping your Sell By Mail bag to us is free, so just drop it off at U.S.and we’ll handle the rest! Let us know if you have further questions and thanks for selling with Buffalo Exchange!

      Best,
      Aarian

    1. Hi Sophie,

      While we don’t accept prescription eyewear, we do buy non-prescription sunglasses based on their style and condition. If you have sunglasses, we’d be more than happy to take a look if you’d like to bring them into the store!

      Best,
      Aarian

  17. 1.Do you guys accept College T-Shirts and/or Hoodies?
    2. I have a shirt i designed myself (Large T-Shirt) that I have grown out of. Is that shirt a possible one you might buy?

    1. Hi Edward,

      We buy college tees and hoodies on a case by case basis, judging on their style, condition and desirability (like if you’re in the area where the school is very popular and college apparel is in high demand). We would need to see the item in person to saw whether or not we could buy it, so we encourage you to stop into your local Buffalo Exchange with any clothing and accessories you’re cleaning out. Hope to see you soon!

      Best,
      Aarian

  18. Hi!
    If you don’t accept my items and I decide to donate them to charity, do I receive a receipt that I could use for tax purposes confirming the donation? Thanks!

    1. MJ,
      We don’t offer a tax receipt because we are just a collection point for our local charities, but they always appreciate your donations through us!

      Best,
      Amelia
      Buffalo Exchange

    1. Hi Gladys,

      We do buy leather jackets depending on the style and condition of them! Just request a bag and you can start the Sell by Mail Process or stop by a store near you.

      Best,

      Amelia
      Buffalo Exchange

  19. Hi Buffalo Exchange,
    I wanted to know if you accept Toms shoes. I have toddler and kids shoes that are brand new.

    Thank you.

    1. Hi May,

      We do not buy children’s clothing or accessories (though we do buy adult-sized Tom’s shoes, depending on style and condition). If you are cleaning out any adult-sized clothing or accessories, our buyers would be more than happy to look at your items!

      Best,
      Savy

    1. Hi Stephanie,

      We base our selection on style, condition and what our customers are currently shopping for. Oldnavy is a brand that we’ve bought in before, though, we need to see an item in person to say whether we can buy it. We recommend bringing in your closet cleanout to your nearest Buffalo Exchange and our buyers would be more than happy to look at your items. We hope to see you soon!

      Best,
      Savy

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