Buffalo Exchange DIY Ugly Holiday Sweater Fireplace

DIY Ugly Holiday Sweater: Fireplace Edition

By Jessica Pruitt and Amelia Gotobed, Buffalo Exchange HQ

If you have an ugly sweater party on your weekend agenda but you’re still fresh out of holiday cheer, our annual DIY ugly holiday sweater is to the rescue! You can always buy a pre-made sweater at your local Buffalo Exchange, but if you want to win the prize for the coolest, craftiest sweater, we recommend making your own. For this year’s sweater, we’ve crafted a festive fireplace. Forget Netflix’s Fireplace For Your Home – this holiday season, it’s all you!

Buffalo Exchange DIY Ugly Holiday Sweater Fireplace Supplies

What You’ll Need

Before you start, you’ll need to gather your supplies. We found a red sweater at Buffalo Exchange and the rest at the craft store. If you don’t want to purchase a new sweater, you can cut costs by recycling any color sweater from your closet. We spent a total of $30 on this project and about 30 minutes making it.

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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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Buffalo Exchange Hawthorne DIY Pokemon Costumes

DIY Pokémon Costumes

By Buffalo Exchange Hawthorne

Trying to catch everything you need to create your very own Pokémon costume? With our Bulbasaur, Charmander and Pikachu character packs, it’s easy to bring your favorite Pokémon to life. Once you have the hat and accessories from these packs, putting the rest of your outfit together is as simple as adding clothing in the appropriate colors. Wear pieces you already have in your closet or add a little fun and excitement with tutus, tights and legwarmers.

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PNW Luau!

Aloha! Buffalo Exchange brought the luau to the PNW. We raffled off an awesome beach bag, had Swedish Fish, and gave out leis to customers. Check out some of our favorite moments from the day below.

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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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Meet Our Team: Jessica

By Buffalo Exchange Portland (Hawthorne)

Buffalo Exchange Hawthorne associate manager Jessica takes us on a tour of her closet and gives us her take on personal style. Jessica has worked for Buffalo Exchange for three and a half years and loves the company’s ethos of constant growth and personal responsibility. Over the past few years, her wardrobe has evolved as much as she has!

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