From December 13 until December 24, we’re giving away 12 different prize packs! To enter, just look for the daily giveaway post on Buffalo Exchange’s Instagram and tag a friend in the comments. Pretty soon, you might just be singing, “On the first day of giveaways, my true love (i.e. Buffalo Exchange) gave to me… a Bigfoot lunchbox!” Stay tuned to find out what other kinds of prizes we have on offer!
Happy holiday season! Please note that all Buffalo Exchange locations will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and will re-open for normal hours on Friday, November 24. Come start your holiday shopping off right with our quirky stocking stuffers, fun and festive sweaters and gift cards!
We will be closing early on Sunday, December 24 at 5pm and will be closed all day on Monday, December 25. We will also be closing early on Sunday, December 31 at 5pm and will be closed all day on Monday, January 1. All other hours will be normal. See you soon!
Buffalo Exchange Holiday Hours:
Thursday, November 23: Closed
Friday, November 24: Open for normal business hours!
Sunday, December 24: Closing early at 5pm
Monday, December 25: Closed
Sunday, December 31: Closing early at 5pm
Monday, January 1: Closed
Sell Your Clothes For Your Chance to Win
As if you needed another excuse to clean out your closet, here it is! Any customers who sell to us from now through December 31 will have the chance to win a $500 Buffalo Exchange gift card. Um, hello, shopping spree! For your chance to win, simply sign up for our email list while selling at the buy counter. Terms and conditions apply.
Go Green for the Holidays
Selling the clothing and accessories you’re no longer wearing is a great way to earn a little extra cash for your holiday shopping. You can also save money by taking the in-store trade and putting it towards our fun and quirky stocking stuffers or a look for your next holiday party. Yes, that’s right – you just might be able to score a whole new outfit without spending a dime.
Plus, if you’re looking for a sustainable alternative to the mall this December, shopping and selling at Buffalo Exchange is a great way to go green. When you resell your clothes, you’re doing your part to reduce clothing pollution and waste. Every Buffalo Exchange sponsors local nonprofits through our Tokens for Bags® programs, meaning you get to help out the local community just by shopping. Now that’s some instant holiday spirit.
What We’re Buying
Buffalo Exchange is currently looking for adult-sized men’s and women’s cold-weather wares in excellent condition. Think sweaters, jackets, jeans, tees and button-ups, layering pieces, boots and warm hats – and don’t forget the festive holiday sweaters! We buy the best of all seasons, all year long, so if you have a current, high quality summer piece in excellent condition, throw that in the bag too.
If you’re not sure what to sell when you clean out your closet, keep in mind the golden rule: when in doubt, bring it in! We buy everything from fun and funky pieces and vintage to everyday staples. Our buyers will be happy to take a look at everything you have and walk you through the process.
How to Sell
When you come in, a buyer will look through all of your items and make selections based on style, condition and store needs. If they think any of your items will sell in the store, they’ll assign them a retail price. From that price, you’ll receive 50% in store trade or 30% in cash the same day you sell.
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Maxine Pozega is a long-time Buffalo Exchange customer, first becoming an avid shopper when the Albuquerque store opened over 20 years ago. As a young woman, Maxine had dreams of becoming a fashion designer. She has always had a passion for clothing and often makes her own embellishments and alterations to her unique vintage wardrobe. Maxine also loves finding beads and semi-precious stones to re-string into custom pieces . At 82 years young, Maxine is a bold spirit with a timeless style – follow along as we get to know her a little better!
Winter is an ideal time to clean out the ol’ closet and make room for your new cold-weather staples while picking up some extra holiday cash. If you’re ready to say out with your past favorites and in with the new, then bring your closet cleanout down to your local Buffalo Exchange. We’re buying for winter as well as the best of all seasons. We’re particularly in need of great pants and T-shirts, sweaters and jackets, button-ups for the guys and winter dresses for the gals. Don’t forget: we also take shoes, accessories and jewelry and we’re always on the lookout for fantastic vintage and fun, one-of-a-kind finds.
How To Sell
To sell your cleanout for cash, stop into one of our stores anytime we’re open. Just make sure to bring along a valid government ID (and an adult if you’re under 18). For a few pointers on cleaning out your closet and selling with Buffalo Exchange, find out our top 6 tips for selling your clothes.
If you’re not near one of our stores, try our Sell by Mail program. It’s as simple as requesting a pre-paid shipping bag online, filling it up and sending it in.
When you’re trying to update your wardrobe for all your holiday events, but you just spent your whole budget on gifts, head to your local Buffalo Exchange. We’re stocking up on all the top trends for fall and winter as well as a wide variety of everyday staples, perfect for keeping you warm, stylish and on budget all winter long. Don’t forget that we’re buying for winter as well as the best of all seasons. When you stop in, bring along your closet cleanout to trade for cash or store credit on the spot. You might even score enough trade to knock out your holiday shopping without spending a dime. Don’t forget to check out our selection of cute and quirky stocking stuffers, holiday sweaters and more!
Welcome back to our Costume of the Day series! From now until Halloween, we’ll be posting new unique costume ideas daily, all created out of items found at Buffalo Exchange. We’re brewing up some scary good ideas for you guys, so be sure to check back regularly! Now that you mention it…we actually really enjoy coming up with costumes. So need a hand? Stop by your local Buffalo Exchange! We have designated Costume Stylists on hand daily to help you make your Halloween dreams a reality. Just look for an employee wearing a Costume Stylist name badge.
Keep It Fresh!
Take some fashion inspiration from the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and dress up as the Banks Family for Halloween. Get together a few of your friends, pick up some 90s gear from Buffalo Exchange Costa Mesa and be sure to practice the theme song! “In West Philadelphia, born and raised. On the playground is where I spent most of my days…”
Spice for Life
Another take on the Spice Girls from Buffalo Exchange Florida! You really can’t go wrong with this 90s group costume. Bust out some group choreography to really make an impression this Halloween!
To Be or Not to Be
Still don’t know what to be this Halloween? Then take a page out of the old bard’s book and dress as Hamlet or any renaissance character. Find a poofy sleeved shirt for men and be sure throw on those tights! Accessorize by carrying around a skull like we did at Buffalo Exchange Bellingham. Romeo and Juliet also makes a great – but tragic – couples costume.
Channel your American Horror Story fandom into a simple – but effective – Coven look this Halloween. To create these looks at Buffalo Exchange New Orleans, we threw on as much black as possible – dresses, tights, hats and boots – and then posed in front of the genuine Coven house. It may not be quite as easy to find a sweet old mansion if you live outside of NOLA, but guaranteed you can put one of these monochromatic looks together in no time.
By Mary McMahon, Buffalo Exchange HQ
Marisa Russell remembers growing up and shopping at Buffalo Exchange Albuquerque with her aunt in the ‘90s, back when it was just a corner store. It wasn’t the type of clothes that she saw in malls and on TV, but she always wanted to come back. As she got older and moved into the dorms at University of New Mexico, she would stop by the store weekly to shop. She was tired of working mall jobs, so she turned in her application. “I don’t even know if they were hiring, I just knew I wanted to work there,” Marisa says. She saw Buffalo Exchange as an opportunity where she would never stop learning.
Never Stop Learning, Never Stop Teaching
Flash forward to today, 15 years later, and Marisa is a Buyer Trainer at Buffalo Exchange Albuquerque. She worked her way up, becoming a Buyer Expert in 2006 and a Buyer Trainer in 2009. She has a love of training and seeing how employees grow their buy knowledge, their own style and even how they grow as people throughout the years. She loves seeing new employees find what styles they love and learning from them, too.
By Jessica Pruitt, Buffalo Exchange HQ
Tired of recycling your same old witch or zombie outfits and need a few ideas for creative Halloween costumes this year? Look no further! Whether you prefer whipping your costume up the night before or you like to go for something a little more elaborate, we’ve got tons of inspiration to help you put together your spookiest costume yet.
The 90s Come Back to Life
Anyone who lived through the 90s knows how many fantastically hilarious 90s characters, bands and celebrities there are to replicate via costume: Spice Girls, Coneheads, ET and cartoons like Rugrats, Aaahh!! Real Monsters or The Magic School Bus come to mind. To get in the Halloween spirit, find your favorite throwback show on Netflix, then get costuming.
Here at Buffalo Exchange, we take pride in being a vintage store in addition to reselling current trends and staples. In fact, we love mixing vintage with modern. Some people love pieces that hail from decades past but feel like they don’t know how to style them for every day. When you mix and match, vintage can actually add a timeless feel to your wardrobe. Added bonus: you probably won’t see anyone else wearing the same thing!
Vintage Store Finds: The 40s
Finds from the 1940s are rare, so we were particularly proud to have these elegant pieces on our racks. To style them for 2017, we paired with modern footwear and plenty of fun accessories. Whether you have a movie premier on your calendar or a Friday night date, these looks are guaranteed to make you stand out from the crowd.
Vintage Store Finds: The 50s
We love this adorable sky blue 50s number! For this one, we decided to go full-on vintage with a fun hat and made it modern by adding one of the most popular colors of the year – pink.