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Thank You for Shopping Our Earth Day $1 Day Sale!

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.

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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.

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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!


Easy Ways to Save Money: Make Your Budget Resolutions a Reality in 2019!

By Savy Kroop, Buffalo Exchange HQ

It’s one thing to make a resolution to save more money, but actually doing it can be a whole different story. If I’m being honest, I’m definitely guilty of giving up on my New Year’s resolutions by February 1st (if not sooner…). So, to keep myself on track, I came up with some easy ways to save money and some tips and tricks for sticking to my budget!

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Write Down Your Budget

My first suggestion? Write down your budget. This might seem obvious, but being able to visualize your spending habits can be a wakeup call! If possible, share your goals with a close friend or family member – it’s always good to have someone who can hold you accountable, keep you honest and encourage you. For example, the last time I made a budget, I estimated $40 a week on eating out. My roommate just shook his head… we both knew it wasn’t true. If you’re looking for some easy ways to save money, it’s important to start out by being honest about your spending habits!

To get started, write your monthly income at the top and, below that, write down how much you’d like to save this month. Remember – any savings is good savings! Next, start listing out all your necessary expenses (groceries, rent, etc). You can distribute anything left over among your unnecessary expenses like shopping, eating out, going out with friends, health and beauty, and so on. The goal here is to end up at 0. If the amount is negative, cut down one or more of your “unnecessary” categories. At the end of the month, be sure to reevaluate – it can be hard to accurately budget at first, but you’ll soon get the hang of it!

Treat Yourself – at Home!

If you’re looking for easy ways to save money in the “going out” category, this is the resolution for you! I think we can all agree that treating yourself and spending time with your BFFs is important for self-care. However, going to the nail salon, getting brunch every Sunday or going out for fancy cocktails with friends can get expensive. I’m not saying to cut these things out of your life in 2019 – just choose to treat yourself at home every now and then! This year, I plan to organize weekly “treat yourself” nights with my close friends. And, since we all know that Sunday brunch is the best part of the week, I plan to organize weekly brunch potlucks!

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Easy Ways to Save Money on Clothes: Shop For Free!

Lastly, my absolute favorite thing to do at the beginning of the year is a wardrobe overhaul! I love to start fresh with my closet, but without spending a lot of money, so I clean out my closet and then head into Buffalo Exchange to trade in for some new-to-me finds. I always find a lot of pieces there that spark joy (thank you, Marie Kondo, for the tip!).

To start, really try to pinpoint your style – reflect on what you see yourself wearing for the new year and, once you have a clear idea, begin going through every item in your closet (yes, I said EVERY item). Begin sorting items into three categories: keep, sell and donate. Try only holding on to items that you truly love. Like Marie Kondo would say, “Keep only those things that speak to your heart”. Once you’re done, you’re ready to head to your local Buffalo Exchange!

You really can’t beat the prices of shopping secondhand, especially if you sell your closet cleanout and put the trade you receive towards your new-to-you finds. Talk about easy ways to save money (not to mention fun!). Phew! Finally, a New Year’s budget resolution that I won’t have any trouble keeping. If you don’t live near a Buffalo Exchange, you can always try the Sell By Mail program. Just request a bag online, fill it up and mail it for free via UPS. Well, that’s it from me – I’m off to plan a “treat yourself” Sunday brunch for me and my friends. Happy budgeting!


Happy New Year and Thank You for a Fantastic 2018!

As 2018 comes to a close, we’re thinking about our hopes and resolutions for 2019, but we’re also thinking about all the great things that happened over the past year. We’d like to say thank you to all who have made our success possible. Best wishes and Happy New Year to all of our wonderful Buffalos – customers and employees alike! We couldn’t do it without you. Cheers to a fantastic 2019!

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With 2019 on the horizon, we’re always looking to expand our Buffalo family. If you love fashion, people and working hard while having fun, make it your New Year’s resolution to join our herd! Apply in-store or online today. Happy New Year!


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Menswear Winter Style Guide: Tips for Layering Up and Staying Warm

By Aarian, Buffalo Exchange HQ

When it comes to dressing stylishly for winter, it can be a challenge. Amidst the doldrums of gray skies and freezing temperatures, you may find it easier to throw on whatever’s laying on your floor, plus a large puffy jacket and call it a day. No longer, my dudes! I enlisted the help of my boyfriend Dylan (read: cajoled him thoroughly) to show how you can put together a variety of warm winter looks with some smart layering and just a few key pieces. Of course, we shopped at Buffalo Exchange Tucson for the best deals. Read ahead to find out how to style menswear in dropping temperatures without dropping major coin!

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Winter Layering Guide: How to Layer Clothes for Cold Weather

By Savy Kroop, Buffalo Exchange HQ

One of the best things about winter is getting to wear your favorite pieces ALL AT ONCE! Wondering how to layer your clothing so you can keep your warm-weather wardrobe staples going strong even when the temperatures drop below freezing? We’re here with a handy guide to show you how to style your summertime favorites with long-sleeve T-shirts, sweaters and jackets so that you can stay warm all winter. Read ahead for three simple ways to layer up and take on the cold!

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Buffalo Exchange How to Layer Clothes for Winter Cold Weather Vintage T-Shirt Jumpsuit Plaid Blazer

T-Shirt Weather All Year Round

My absolute favorite thing to wear any time of the year is a T-shirt, especially a vintage one! My closet is filled with unique tees, so instead of packing them away for winter, I just keep cozy by throwing on a long-sleeve shirt underneath. When looking at how to layer clothes for winter, I like to play with proportions, so I paired this combo with a jumpsuit from my summer wardrobe and a warm thigh-length plaid jacket.

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One Piece, Three Ways: Holiday Party Looks to Take You Through The Season

By Aarian, Buffalo Exchange HQ

What’s up, winter Buffaloes! During the last few weeks of December, it’s likely that you’ll receive a slew of invitations to holiday parties, kickbacks and soirees alike.  It’s also likely that, after years of attending such engagements, you’re at a loss for something to wear that doesn’t make you feel like you’re living your own personal Groundhog Day – and all without breaking the bank.  To combat this closet conundrum, I set out to Buffalo Exchange Tucson with one of my holiday wardrobe staples in hand (a navy blazer!)  to style three holiday party looks. Keep reading for style secrets and plenty of sequins!

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Sequins for a Soiree: A Casually Glam Holiday Party Look

For my first look, I wanted to create a holiday party outfit that looks put-together without feeling overthought. I found exactly what I was searching for with this fully sequined midi dress. Featuring a front vent and fluted hem, this dress is one-of-a-kind and certain to grab the attention of your fellow party-goers.  With the addition of my boucle blazer and dove gray velvet mules, I brought a lot of texture into the mix, making this fabulous dress more relaxed. Wear this look to a family dinner or office fete; in this copper number, the world is your oyster, my pretty penny!Full Story


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DIY Holiday Sweaters: Snow Globe Edition

By Savy Kroop, Buffalo Exchange HQ

Looking for the most festive sweater of all to rock this rock this holiday season? Stop into your local Buffalo Exchange for tons of cute and kitschy options. If you’re feeling a little crafty, though, try DIY-ing one of your own holiday sweaters. This snow globe sweater is unlike anything you can buy and will surely bring holiday cheer! For added fun, get a group of your friends together and make it into a craft night party.

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What You’ll Need to DIY Your Snow Globe Holiday Sweaters

To start off, you’ll need to find the sweater you want to use as your base. Choose one from your closet that you’re no longer wearing or stop by Buffalo Exchange to pick one up – I found this cute gray sweater with pearl detailing at my local Buffalo and all of my crafting supplies at the dollar store. I spent under $20 on this project and only took about 30 minutes to complete! I don’t know about you, but I think I’ll be DIY-ing my own holiday sweaters from now on.

Supplies:

  • Sweater
  • Clear plastic bowl
  • Plush snowman (or any other festive toy – i.e. reindeer or an elf)
  • Tinsel
  • Fake snow
  • Snowflake stickers
  • Glitter
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Marker

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Last-Minute Group Halloween Costumes to Make Your Squad Ghouls Come True

By Jessica Pruitt, Buffalo Exchange HQ

Still looking to put together some group Halloween costumes that are guaranteed to win the costume contest at every party you go to this weekend (not to mention make everyone jealous of your awesome squad)? It’s not too late! Halloween is almost here, but you can still put together these fun group costumes with items in your closet and a quick trip to Buffalo Exchange. Make your squad GHOULS come true with these last-minute group costume ideas!

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Group Halloween Costumes Inspired By Your Favorite Movies

For an Oscar-worthy performance this October, go for group Halloween costumes inspired by your favorite cinematic moments. Some of our favorite options include Wes Anderson costumes, Tim Burton costumes (great for groups of 3, 4, 5 or more because of all the options!) and The Matrix costumes. And, of course, you can’t forget The Addam’s Family costumes (a Halloween classic) and Mean Girls costumes (everyone’s favorite 00s movie). Or, for a super cute and easy couples costume (also great for BFFs!), go as Vincent Vega and Mia Wallace for a Pulp Fiction costume.

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Easy Halloween Costumes That You Can Create Last-Minute

By Savy, Buffalo Exchange HQ

I don’t know about you, but even though Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, I am almost never prepared! Every year, I have to throw together something at the last minute. So this year, I decided to test my skills to see how many easy Halloween costumes I could come up with. You can throw these costumes together with items already have in your closet or with a quick shopping trip to Buffalo Exchange!

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Wacky Tourist

If you’ve ever been to Disney or a crowded boardwalk on the beach, you might be familiar with this get-up. You can pull together a Wacky Tourist Halloween costume in minutes. All you need is a brightly colored Hawaiian shirt, sandals and some sun protection (sunglasses and a visor/hat). Add a glob of sunscreen on your nose to top it all off! If you live in a colder locale, just swap the shorts for pants and add socks with your sandals. Major bonus: I will totally wear most of these items again next summer (albeit maybe not all at once).

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Still Looking For an Easy Halloween Costumes? You Better Shape Up!

Who doesn’t love Grease? And how about Sandy’s totally rockin’ greaser look? You can quickly throw together this costume with clothing from your own closet or stock up at Buffalo Exchange. Classic items like these work all year round, so if you’re trying to avoid spending money on a costume you’ll only wear once, this is the way to go!

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Fall Fashion Lookbook: Plaid, Denim and Classic Sneakers

By Aarian Frye, Buffalo Exchange HQ; Photographed by Monique Woolley for Buffalo Exchange San Diego (Hillcrest)

With the semester in full swing, it can be easy to fall into a style rut – but Buffalo Exchange is here to give you some cool weather wardrobe inspiration! We stopped by Buffalo Exchange San Diego – Hillcrest and pulled together a few 90s-inspired fall looks featuring plaid, denim and classic sneakers galore! Read ahead for outfit details in our fall fashion lookbook.

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Grunge for fall and plaid for all!

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Buffalo Exchange Fall Fashion Lookbook Monique Woolley

Big or small, cuffed jeans make an impact.

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