Buffalo Exchange and Bug's Bikes Charity

A Little Goes a Long Way: Buffalo Exchange Boston and Bug’s Bikes

By Savannah Timpani, Buffalo Exchange HQ

If you’ve ever shopped in one of our stores, you’re probably familiar with our Tokens for Bags program – you know, the one that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside because you have the chance to donate to a local charity every time you shop. If you’re not familiar, here’s the way it works: instead of supplying plastic bags that cost about a nickel apiece, we offer shoppers a token worth 5 cents to put towards a good cause. Every six months, we give three new charities the chance to participate. Recently, Buffalo Exchange Boston in Somerville teamed up with Bug’s Bikes to help children with special needs. Read on to find out why we’re proud to be supporting this awesome non-profit!

How did it all begin?

The idea for Bug’s Bikes came from 5-year-old ‘Bug’, a visually impaired kid with High-Functioning Autism who really loves to ride his bicycle! After finishing his second day of Adaptive Bike Camp, which helps children of all ability levels to ride, he decided that all kids should have the chance to ride their bike home every day. Unfortunately, with price tags for basic adaptive trikes running from $600 to $1,000 on average, many families can’t afford them. Every bike is a little different depending on the kid. Bug’s bike, for example, has three wheels, a seat belt and a seatback.

Buffalo Exchange and Bug's Bikes

“Bikes Like Me for Kids Like Me”

Determined to help his friend Sienna get a bike, Bug set up a lemonade stand with the help of his parents. Who would have figured that they’d raise over $2,000 in just three days? On October 2, 2013, Bug’s Bikes gave their first bicycle to 5-year-old Sienna. Since then, Bug’s Bikes has run an annual lemonade stand, along with other fundraising efforts, to support Bug’s vision of “Bikes like mine for kids like me!” The adaptive bikes that Bug raises money for often give families their first chance to ride bikes together and are great therapeutic tools for helping kids with special needs to build strength. Eventually, Bug’s Bikes hopes to expand the program and give out several bikes a month!

Buffalo Exchange and Bug's Bikes Lemonade Stand

To find out more about Bug’s Bikes and volunteer with them, visit BugsBikes.org. Or, if you’re in the Boston area, stop by Buffalo Exchange Boston Somerville to donate a token and help Bug keep the wheels turning!


Buffalo Exchange Nashville Extended Hours

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Starting Monday, March 12, you’ll have more time to shop at Buffalo Exchange Nashville! Our new store hours are 11am-8pm Monday through Saturday and 11am-7pm on Sundays. Do a little spring cleaning and bring us your closet cleanout or shop for some new-to-you pieces for the sunny days ahead. See you soon!





Buffalo Exchange Portland Hawthorne Buying All Seasons

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Buffalo Exchange Portland (Hawthorne) is in need of all kinds of current spring styles in good condition for men and women. Guys, bring in your button ups, lightweight jackets and basic or graphic tees. Ladies, we’re looking for great denim, tees and tanks.  Think bright, bold colors with short sleeves, fun prints and anything that reminds you winter is almost over and spring is coming! Keep in mind that we buy vintage, shoes and accessories, too!


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Charlotte Agenda featured Buffalo Exchange in an article titled “5 men’s styles you can create at Buffalo Exchange, and how much each costs” on 2/27/18. “Buffalo Exchange buys and sells pre-loved clothes from select brands. We’re talking heavy hitters of hipness, like H&M, Forever 21, Converse, and Nike. Buffalo Exchange’s proximity to the cultural heartbeat of the city brings in a constant rotation of sellers. This means you’re going to encounter cooler finds and better deals more often than your average thrift store.”


Buffalo Exchange Sell By Mail Clean Out, Cash In Sell Clothes Online

Clean Out, Cash In: 6 Tips to Sell Clothes Online

If you’re already thinking about that spring closet cleanout, make it easy on yourself. With Buffalo Exchange’s Sell By Mail program, you can spend less time selling your past fashion favorites and more time actually getting organized (or, you know, going on a sweet spring picnic)! So, without further ado, we bring you our top tips to easily sell clothes online. Within a few weeks, you could have cash or trade in your hands! No waiting in line required.

1. Request a bag now!

It’s easy to get started – just request a Sell By Mail kit! Soon, a bright yellow envelope will arrive in your mailbox. Your kit will contain a prepaid U.S.shipping bag and a helpful “How To Sell” card with all the info you need to know to sell clothes online through Buffalo Exchange.

The best part is, once you have a Sell By Mail bag on hand, you can clean out your closet at your own pace. Use getting dressed as a daily check-up for your closet. If you find that you just never reach for it or have replaced it with a new favorite, toss it in! That darling dress you bought on a whim that’s gathering dust? Into your Sell By Mail bag it goes! Before you know it, your bag will be full and your closet will be that much happier.

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Buffalo Exchange Washington DC Buying Spring Menswear

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Hey Washington DC! Buffalo Exchange DC is in need of fresh styles for guys! Do some spring cleaning of your wardrobe and bring us past favorites like gently worn shorts and shirts. Trade in for some must-have items or leave with cash in your pocket. Don’t forget, we’re always buying closet classics like denim and sneakers. See you soon!