Buffalo Exchange Tokens for Bags program

Tokens for Bags® Charities Spring 2017

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 $656,798 for thousands of local nonprofit organizations through our Tokens for Bags® program, saving 13.1 million bags from polluting the environment.

Find your local Buffalo Exchange below and check out the charities you can give back to.

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Buffalo Exchange How to Sell Your Clothes 3 Flat Lays of Men's and Women's Clothing

How to Sell Your Clothes

By Jessica Pruitt, Buffalo Exchange HQ

Whether your closet is overflowing (literally) or you’re just looking to make a little extra cash, you may find yourself wondering how to sell your clothes. It all starts with cleaning out your closet. Find out the top tips for reorganizing your closet and reselling your clothes at Buffalo Exchange.

1) Clean out early, clean out often

Capsule wardrobe specialists and minimal lifestyle gurus recommend cleaning out every three months – once per every season change. If you’re overwhelmed just thinking about it, try every six months. When you clean out, sort into three categories: out-of-season items to be stored away in plastic tubs, worn-out items to be donated and items to sell.

Remember that most clothing resale stores start buying for the upcoming season a few months in advance. At Buffalo Exchange, for example, we start taking Fall inventory in July. We also buy current, high quality items in excellent condition out of season.  Moving to Hawaii (you lucky duck!) and wondering what to do with the brand new Patagonia jacket you’ll never wear? Bring it in!

Buffalo Exchange How to Sell Your Clothes Women's Flat Lay Denim Jacket and Grey Checkered Sweater
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Check-in with a Buffalo Exchange Costume Stylist on each Friday & Saturday in October for unique costume ideas!

Costume of the Day

Welcome to our Costume of the Day series! Throughout the month of October, we’ll be posting a new Head-to-Toe-Buffalo costume every day from each one of our stores.

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Meet Our Team: Diana Manriquez

By Buffalo Exchange Berkeley

I started working for Buffalo Exchange in August of 2015, as my sophomore year of college finally came to an end. I didn’t know what was in store for me, but I was excited to enter this extremely fashion-forward world. I slowly started to develop knowledge about clothing as I was exposed to all kinds of brands, materials, and qualities. As I’ve developed as a buyer I’ve started to discover my own sense of style.

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Buffalo Exchange Tokens for Bags program

Tokens for Bags® Charities Fall 2016

Every six months we support local charities through our Tokens for Bags® program. Shoppers are encouraged to accept a token instead of a bag for purchases and we donate five cents (the cost of the bag) to a charity of the customer’s choice. Since 1994, we have raised over $656,798 for thousands of local nonprofit organizations through our Tokens for Bags® program, saving 13.1 million bags from polluting the environment.

Find your local Buffalo Exchange below and check out the charities you can give back to.

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Buffalo Exchange Tokens for Bags program

Tokens for Bags® Charities Fall 2015

Every six months we support local charities through our Tokens for Bags® program. Shoppers are encouraged to accept a token instead of a bag for purchases and we donate five cents (the cost of the bag) to a charity of the customer’s choice. Since 1994, we have raised over $627,800 for thousands of local nonprofit organizations through our Tokens for Bags® program, saving 12.5 million bags from polluting the environment.

Find your local Buffalo Exchange below and check out the charities you can give back to.

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Meet Our Customers: Zelda & Nicole

By Buffalo Exchange Berkeley

On a typical Sunday at the Berkeley Buffalo Exchange you can find mother and daughter duo Nicole and Zelda shopping the racks looking to score great vintage pieces and punky platform boots. They are hard to miss, because they have such innate yet effortless style, although totally different from each other, but equally enchanting. We here at the store have found ourselves excited to see what cool jumpsuit Nicole will be wearing and what great accessories Zelda will rock. I took a few minutes to chat with them about some of their style inspirations and what gets them excited about fashion and shopping resale.

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Techno Tropic

By Michael Brambila, Buffalo Exchange Berkeley

Buffalo Exchange

Summer in the bay feels a bit more tropical this year, with nods to your dad’s floral Hawaiian shirts, loose trousers, and stone wash denim. The tropic trend is updated with cool techno details like iridescent sunnies and mesh undershirts. The vibe is all about mixing super fun prints with uber cool accents.

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40th Tour: Berkeley

By Buffalo Exchange Berkeley

At the Berkeley store, we showcased the best of the best curated collection of vintage, one-of-a-kind, and western wear the East Bay has to offer. The Airstream was packed full of treasures that would make anyone’s wardrobe truly envy worthy, from 60s floral one-piece swimsuits to hand embroidered clutches. There was a little something for everyone to find that would fit nicely into their closets, from birdcage bonnets, fringe leather jackets, multicolored ponchos, and delicately layered petticoats. Go to staples in the Airstream were the multitude of belts and cowboy boots. Almost any style or color of embossed leather or beaded belt could be paired nicely with a Scully western shirt, Pendleton skirt, and pair of Justin Boots.

Buffalo Exchange employee serving up some popcorn.

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Oliver Twist

By Buffalo Exchange Berkeley

Buffalo Exchange

This fall, Berkeley is looking more like the streets of London as sightings of little old darlings are becoming more and more frequent. This “Oliver Twist” trend includes oversized and lengthy coats, neutral toned draping layers, and a mix of wool and tweed. Midi dresses also serve as a great base layer. Androgyny is key with newsboy and fisherman hats. Women in menswear works as a cozy, but well put together look that still has a youthful edge. Please sir, may we have some more?

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