Howdy, Dallas! Are you ready to level up your retail career, and are you interested in the world of resale fashion? Start your new career path now and join the herd as an Assistant Store Manager at Buffalo Exchange in lower Greenville! On Saturday, April 24th, stop by our shop at 3424 Greenville Avenue from 1-5pm for your chance to tour the store, meet our managers and learn more about the company. Plus, you’ll be able to fill out an application while you’re there, and potentially even land an on-the-spot interview! Working at Buffalo comes with a full range of perks like paid time off, full healthcare benefits, a 401 (k) retirement plan and of course, employee discount! We can’t wait to meet you. Want to get a head start? Apply online today at BuffaloExchange.com/Application.
TUCSON! Shop, save and fundraise at an upcoming Clothing for the Community® $1 sale! Update your wardrobe with a fantastic selection of clothing & accessories for JUST $1 apiece while supporting a great local non-profit. Through our new Clothing for the Community® program, Southern Arizona non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations can apply to receive large clothing donations from Buffalo Exchange’s Sell By Mail program. Charities can then use this donation of clothing and accessories to generate money for their organization by hosting a $1 Sale. Variations of this program have raised $80,800 since 2015 and we look forward to even more charities and organizations benefiting from these donations.
Children’s Museum of Tucson $1 Clothing Sale
Date: Saturday, April 17th
Time: 9am-1pm APPOINTMENT REQUIRED – SIGN UP HERE
Where: 200 S 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701
Hey Tucson! When was the last time you let your inner kid have some fun? If it’s been too long to remember, reconnect to that sense of childlike wonder and shop an exciting collection of clothes at the Children’s Museum of Tucson $1 Clothing Sale! On Saturday, April 17, shop a selection of adult-sized clothing, shoes and accessories at Children’s Museum Tucson (200 S 6th Ave) for just $1 apiece. 100% of the proceeds will go to Children’s Museum of Tucson as they prepare to reopen! (Children’s Museum exhibits will not be open during the $1 Sale).
The $1 Sale will run from 9am to 1pm, with 50 shoppers allowed in at a time — to shop, you must reserve a 45-minute shopping time slot in advance and all shoppers are required to wear a face mask at all times. Stop at the ATM beforehand to pick up cash or bring your credit card (available for purchases $10 and up).
Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter and Sanctuary $1 Clothing Sale
Date: Saturday, April 24
Time: 9am-4pm APPOINTMENT REQUIRED – SIGN UP HERE
Where: 5278 E 21st St, Tucson, AZ 85711
Tucson! Show our neighborhood feline friends some love by shopping social distancing-style at the Hermitage Cat Shelter $1 Sale! On Saturday, April 24, shop a selection of clothing, shoes and accessories at Hermitage Cat Shelter (5278 E 21st St) for just $1 apiece. 100% of the proceeds will go to Hermitage Cat Shelter’s No-Kill Sanctuary!
The $1 Sale will run from 9am to 4pm, with 25 shoppers allowed in at a time — to shop, you must reserve a 45-minute shopping time slot in advance and all shoppers are required to wear a face mask at all times. Stop at the ATM beforehand to pick up cash or enjoy contactless payment via Paypal or Venmo! Credit will also be available for purchases $10 and up.
FC Tucson Youth Soccer Club $1 Clothing Sale
Date: Saturday, May 8th
Time: 7am-1pm APPOINTMENT REQUIRED, SIGN UP HERE
Where: 3482 East River Road, Tucson, AZ 85718
Hey Tucson soccer fans, kick it for a good cause and shop at the FC Tucson Soccer Club $1 Clothing Sale! There will be clothing, shoes and accessories for adults and teens of all sizes, and 100% of the proceeds will go directly to FC Tucson to provide financial aid to low-income youth soccer players.
The sale will take place from 7am-1pm — to shop, you must reserve a 45-minute shopping time slot in advance and all shoppers are required to wear a face mask.
YWCA Southern Arizona
Date: Saturday, May 15 & Sunday, May 16
Time: 9am-1pm SHOPPING BY APPT ONLY, SIGN UP HERE
Where: 525 N Bonita Ave, Tucson, AZ 85745
Support the women of our community at YWCA Southern Arizona’s $1 Sale! On Saturday, May 15th and Sunday, May 16th, shop a selection of clothing, shoes and accessories at 525 N. Bonita Ave, YWCA’s Main Campus. Everything is priced at just $1 apiece, and 100% of the proceeds will go directly to YWCA Southern Arizona and their mission to provide wellness and social services to underserved women in Tucson and surrounding communities.
The sale will take place from 9am-1pm. Only 50 shoppers will be allowed in at a time and you must reserve a 45-minute shopping time slot in advance. All shoppers are required to wear face masks at all times. Payments accepted are cash or credit card (for purchases $10 and up!)
Humane Society of Southern Arizona
Date: Saturday, May 22 & Sunday, May 23
Time: 9am-1pm SHOPPING BY APPT ONLY, SIGNUP LINK COMING SOON
Where: 635 W Roger Rd, Tucson, AZ 85705
This is your last chance to show your support and shop at an HSSA $1 Sale! On Saturday, May 22nd and Sunday, May 23rd, shop a huge selection of clothing, shoes and more at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona located at 635 W Roger Rd. We’ll be accepting cash and card, so stop by the ATM before you arrive! Masks required at all times.
The sale will be held from 9am to 1pm, and a 45-minute appointment is required to shop. Schedule your appointment online, link coming soon!
MOCA Tucson $1 Clothing Sale
Date: Saturday, May 29th
Time: 9am-1pm FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED
Where: 265 S Church Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701
Shop, save and fundraise for a fantastic cause on Saturday, May 29th! MOCA Tucson will host a fundraising $1 Sale at 265 S. Church Ave – 100% of the proceeds will benefit the museum and its educational resources for contemporary art.
This $1 Sale is first come, first served with only 45 people allowed in at a time, so be sure to get there early with cash or card in-hand (or enjoy contactless payment options!). Masks worn properly and social distancing are required!
Date: Saturday, June 5th
Time: 8am-1pm SHOPPING BY APPT ONLY, SIGNUP LINK COMING SOON
Where: 325 W 2nd St, Tucson, AZ 85705
Tucson, show your support to our African American neighbors and community members by shopping at the Tucson Juneteenth $1 Sale! On Saturday, June 5th, shop clothing, shoes and accessories for just $1 apiece at the historic Dunbar Pavilion located at 325 W 2nd St. All proceeds from the $1 Sale will go directly to Tucson Juneteenth to support their mission of sharing and celebrating the rich history of liberated African Americans through their annual Juneteenth event.
This $1 Sale is cash only, so stop by the ATM before you arrive and remember to wear your mask! Sign-up link coming soon.
This spring, Buffalo Exchange sponsored the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona’s Unidas, a philanthropic program that serves teens by teaching them how to give back to their local community. “We are incredibly excited and thankful for Buffalo Exchange’s generous gift and commitment to support Unidas each spring,” says Dr. Amalia Luxardo, WFSA’S CEO. “Their donation will not only enable our budding teen philanthropists to award a local grant, but will also give them a firsthand look at corporate social responsibility.”
Focused on fostering a philanthropic spirit and supplying the knowledge and tools to create change in the community, Unidas gives young women the opportunity to grow while creating interpersonal connections with peers and mentors that will last a lifetime. “Unidas has given me so much valuable perspective on the world around me. I have met so many amazing, strong… inspiring young women through Unidas, which I wouldn’t have otherwise,” says Unidas participant Dylan Greenhill. “I have grown as a person, ally and advocate.”
Kerstin Block and daughter Rebecca Block, Founder & VP of Buffalo Exchange, are excited for this chance to support young women in Tucson: ““As a predominantly female company, we’ve always felt strongly about empowering women,” says Kerstin. “We also believe in the importance of giving back to the communities we’re apart of. The Unidas program not only empowers young women, but it teaches them to be our future’s philanthropists. We’re proud to support that mission.”
I la la love spring! Flowers blooming, the sun peeking out from the snow and the perfect time to try something new. Read on for some of the trends we’re most excited about adding to our closets this spring.
Patchwork & Knitwear
Hey Buffaloes! Hop in my time machine because we’re going back in time. Back to the 70s that is! Disco music is playing faintly in the background, incense is wafting toward you, and polaroids are all the rage (oh wait….. that’s still happening!) Now that we’re here, might as well take advantage of colorful patchwork. These fabrics are so fun to wear and to see! Pair with a monochrome bag and shoes to make this statement item pop even more!
To seam or not to seam, that is the question! And the answer is yes! Whether a pronounced seam on a 70s polo, a seamed top or lettuce hem, there’s no wrong way to wear this trend. Speaking of lettuce hems, did you know that they were created by Black fashion designer Stephen Burrows in the 1970s? Supposedly, he was inspired by Diana Vreeland, former Vogue Editor in Chief, who asked for a lettuce-colored clothing item.
Bye Bye Bye, Skinny Jeans!
Relaxed-fit trousers are as versatile as they are comfortable.To complete the look, add a pair of your favorite sneakers and step confidently into this spring trend.
Lace & Mesh & Fishnets
Also known as sugar and spice and everything nice. Moving on from warm layers but still want to rock multiple pieces? These are your best layering friend.
InVEST In Your Wardrobe
This spring, the VEST is yet to come. Say hello to the most delightfully unexpected spring trend: sweater vests!
The Feeling Is Neutral
Neutrals for spring may not be groundbreaking, but they are certainly a closet staple! Layer simple separates together for a chic, easy-to-wear look that goes with every occasion.
Nothing goes better together than a matching set. Double up your denim or bleach dye your favorite jeans and tee to match!
Closet rotation: in progress. If you’re feeling inspired to shop, stop by your local Buffalo, where fashion’s a thrill, not a bill! All of our stores are stocked with trends like these, plus everyday staples, vintage, designer and one-of-a-kind finds that’ll have you saying, “You’re coming home with me!”. If you’re also spring cleaning your closet, book an appointment to sell it at Buffalo before you go.
This past July, Buffalo Exchange Tucson hosted a socially distanced Dollar Sale to raise money for the Equal Justice Initiative. This fantastic organization works hard to end mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the U.S., challenge racial and economic injustice, and protect basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in America. The sale generated $2,390, with all proceeds going directly to the Equal Justice Initiative.
During this sale, we tried out a variety of new strategies to ensure a safe shopping environment for customers and employees. For example, we limited it to no more than 45 shoppers at a time in the large parking lot of the store; customers signed up in advance for a shopping time slot; and boxes of clothing were spaced at least six feet apart, while proper use of masks was required for all. We also had customers count their items into trash bags to reduce contact and encouraged contactless payment options like Venmo and PayPal.
Overall, the sale was a great success! Customers were able to shop safely while scoring some amazing deals and supporting a great cause. Soon, we hope to hold more socially distanced $1 sales at all of our stores to raise money for a wide variety Black non-profit organizations.
By Marcella Willden; Photography by Audrey Easterling
Based out of Dallas, Bethany Easterling is a long-time Buffalo Exchange shopper. Go figure since she’s passionate about both fashion and sustainability! Bethany’s forward-looking lifestyle and impeccable sense of fashion are just a few reasons we are totally obsessed with her. Read ahead to find out more about her take on personal style and why she loves shopping secondhand.
By Katherine Bonnie & Aarian Frye, Photography by Katherine Bonnie
Meet Sedona: the electrifying dirty pop group based out of New York City. The band is comprised of five members: Tia on drums, Merilyn on keyboard, Claire on guitar, and Lily on bass with lead singer Sedona at the forefront. Even though the group has a wide array of personal styles, they’re all avid thrifters with an appreciation for vintage gems. It’s little surprise, then, that the group loves shopping at Buffalo! “I’ve shopped at Buffalo for as long as I’ve lived in New York, so four years now,” Claire says. “My entire outfit is from Buffalo Exchange!” Tia adds.
Sedona did their first tour in March of 2019, driving 70 hours across the country in an old church bus to play SXSW and venues in New Orleans, Pennsylvania and their home base of NYC. “We played a bunch of shows. It was beyond fun to travel and perform with a group of inspiring ladies that I’m lucky enough to call my family!” says lead singer Sedona. They returned full of inspiration for new projects. All five members of the band light up when they talk about their plans for the group. “We set aside some time this summer to write together, which was a first for us, and we can’t wait to play more shows.”
Sedona’s next show is at Rough Trade in Brooklyn on Wednesday, August 14th. You can find their music on Spotify, Soundcloud and Youtube and keep up with the band on Instagram and Facebook. If you’re feeling inspired by this band’s catchy tunes and unique personal styling, head to your local Buffalo Exchange to shop some vintage finds of your own!
We recently had the chance to chat with Paris Warren, a longtime Buffalo Exchange shopper and creative freelancer based in New York. In his professional life, he enjoys wearing a number of hats – from stylist to fashion director to magazine editor and more! This approach applies to his personal style as well – “I’m open to wearing anything,” he says. He describes his style as eclectic and loves shopping for unique pieces at Buffalo.
Be True to Who You Are
On a day-to-day basis, Paris takes inspiration from the people on the streets of New York and admires well-thought out looks with attention to detail. “It never gets old,” he says of NY street style. He believes in pushing the limits of personal style without sacrificing comfort. “Be true to who you are,” he advises, “and let that resonate with what you wear.”
The Paris Warren Essentials
For summer (especially in humid NYC), Paris’ ideal look consists of biker shorts and a graphic tee – basically something easy and breezy to throw on. He’s all about the layering, though, so he personally can’t wait for fall and winter to come back around. This season, he’ll be frequenting one of NY’s six Buffalo Exchange stores in search of faux fur jackets in a variety of fun colors.
One Person’s Closet Cleanout is Another’s Treasure
Paris loves wearing pieces from independent designers as well as secondhand finds from places like Buffalo. “A lot of people don’t know anything about Buffalo Exchange,” he says, “but they should take the opportunity. The staff is really nice and goes above and beyond. There’s also a lot of versatility that you don’t see elsewhere and high quality products. They don’t just buy anything – the selection is curated.” His favorite Buffalo find of all time? A vintage Christian Dior jacket that he scored at Buffalo Exchange Houston. “I don’t only look for high-end brands,” he says, “but it’s pretty amazing when you can find a deal like that.”
However you choose to express your personal style, take it from fashion enthusiast Paris Warren: shopping secondhand is the way to go! Grab your cleanout and head to your local Buffalo Exchange to trade it in and shop for some new-to-you finds – you might score the likes of a vintage designer jacket or even just the perfect pair of jeans.
By Savy Kroop
I wish this wasn’t such a corny cliché, but yes, I will happily call my mom my best friend. Her optimistic and confident personality has made me the way I am today. She is the most open-minded person I know and believes wholeheartedly in being your own person. Her view on individualism has created what she jokingly calls a “brat” who knows what she wants (i.e. me). From a young age, I started experimenting with my personal style and my mom let me wear whatever I wanted. From hairstyles to clothes to friends, she let me choose my own path and express myself the way I wanted. And yes, I blame her for every horrible fashion choice I made.
These Boots Were Made For Never Taking Off
Some kids had a favorite blanket, teddy bear or doll. Not me! I had my favorite boots. They were white Western boots that, in my mind, went with everything (even my Easter Sunday dress). My grandma constantly would try to get my mom to a) brush my hair and b) “take those dang cowboy boots off!” My mom would reply with something along the lines of, “Just let her be herself.” Of course, I don’t remember much of this. I will say, however, that I currently have a new pair of white cowboy boots that I wear regularly. Coincidence? I think not.
WHY2k Did You Let Me Wear This?
The white cowboy boot story may be cute, but as I got older and continued to express myself through my personal style, my fashion journey took on a slightly more embarrassing tone. BUT I think we can all agree that we made questionable fashion choices in the early 2000s, right? At that time, I started becoming obsessed with brands, logos and shopping at the mall. It started with Limited Too and then progressed to wanting an exclusively Hollister-filled wardrobe. My mom was not too thrilled about shopping at these stores because, well, they were more expensive than the secondhand stores we used to shop at before my mall-brat phase. However, she was patient with me and let me shop the Hollister sale section and even buy the occasional full-price pair of jeans!
New Style, Who Dis?
My mom’s patience paid off in the end though, because when I got to high-school, I discovered thrift shopping for myself. I realized it was a great way to find unique pieces that no one else had. My mom went from being reluctant to go shopping with me to being excited! She knew that I was still figuring out my personal style and thrift shopping was a great way for me to discover what it was (and on a budget, too!). Shopping secondhand allowed me to try out a wide variety of styles and trends, from boho/beach babe to Instagram-coffee-shop hipster to punk chick, all the way to who I am today! I discovered my personal style on my own, but I owe it to my mom for encouraging me to follow my own path and giving me the freedom to do so.
In the midst of switching up your own personal style? I recommend stopping by your local Buffalo Exchange to find new-to-you pieces that totally speak to your sense of style. Better yet, bring in your closet cleanout and you you could take home 25% back in cash or 50% in trade to spruce up your wardrobe. P.S. Need a fun Mom’s Day idea? Go resale shopping! You and your mom will both find something you love.
By Jessica Pruitt
Drumroll, please…the final numbers are in! To all of you who stopped by our annual Earth Day $1 Day Sale on Saturday, April 20, we want to say a HUGE THANK YOU for helping us raise $52,628 for the Humane Society of the United States’ Animal Rescue Team! WOW! That’s the most money we’ve EVER raised from a $1 Day Sale. It’s also a whole lot of happy animals! We couldn’t have done it without you.
Teaming Up with the Animal Rescue Team
Every year, we hold an Earth Day $1 Day Sale on the Saturday closest to Earth Day at all of our stores (except outlets) and donate 100% of the proceeds to a deserving non-profit. This year, we teamed up with the HSUS’ Animal Rescue Team to help out animals in need!
Not only does the Animal Rescue Team save animals from abusive conditions like animal fighting operations and puppy mills – they recently rescued 84 Great Danes from an abusive breeder in New Hampshire – but they are also ready to deploy at a moment’s notice to help animals during natural disasters. During the 2017 hurricane season, the Animal Rescue Team helped more than 2,000 animals following Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. They do this by developing pet-friendly evacuation plans, moving pets out of harm’s way before a storm and performing emergency field rescues when needed.
Coats for Cubs
Thank you to everyone who donated their fur to our Coats for Cubs program as well! Every year from January 1 through Earth Day, we invite customers to drop off fur coats they no longer want at any of our stores and let us know they’re a donation to Coats for Cubs. We then ship them off the wildlife rehabilitators across the US, who use them to provide comfort to orphaned and injured wildlife. The rehabbers say that this speeds up their healing process. This year, we collected 2,002 furs, another record-breaking amount! Since taking this initiative over from The Humane Society in 2006, we have collected and distributed more than 15,108 furs.
Since starting the Earth Day $1 Day Sale in 1997, we’ve raised over $717,900 for a variety of different charities – and we couldn’t have done it without your help! Whether you’ve been to every $1 sale for the last 20 years or you’ve never been to one before, put it on your list for next year! Remember the special selection of $1 items goes quickly and that the sale is cash only. See you next April! Want to give back in the meantime? Just stop by your local Buffalo Exchange. Through our Tokens for Bags® program, we give out charity tokens instead of bags with each purchase that you can donate to one of three local non-profits!