Hey, Guys! Clean out your closet and bring in your past faves to Buffalo Exchange for cash or in-store credit on the spot! We’re looking for excellent cool-weather styles, including sweaters, jackets, denim, shoes and accessories. We love everyday basics, current trends and designer as well as great vintage and unique items. Don’t forget that we also buy the best of all seasons, all year round.
By Jessica Pruitt, Buffalo Exchange HQ; Photos by Debbie A Photography
We sat down with longtime Buffalo Exchange shopper and journalist Christian Portilla to talk about her personal style and her life in South Florida. She writes freelance for the Miami Herald and Miami New Times and runs her own website, RoamFreeWrites.com. Find out why she loves shopping resale and her favorite spots to visit in Hollywood, Florida!
What do you love about Florida – and Hollywood in particular?
The Hispanic community has played an essential role in my development as a human and a professional. Miami is unique: you can’t get a Cuban coffee – or “colada”, as we call it – for 75 cents anywhere else and we have the best “pastelitos” and “croquetas” in the world. In Hollywood, local shops and small businesses are really starting to take to the area and build community. I’m excited to see how it continues to grow. Hollywood also has an amazing beach that’s my go to spot to catch some waves.
Do you have any other favorite spots to visit in the Hollywood area?
Besides Buffalo Exchange and the beach, Hollywood is home to the Yellow Green Farmers Market. Many of us Miamians drive up to visit. It’s only open Saturday and Sunday, but they have incredible finds and lots of vegan options for people like me who eat a plant-based diet.
Written & illustrated by Joe Carrel, Buffalo Exchange HQ
What do you get when you’re a music fan AND a stat nerd? 66 music “Best Of”s distilled to one consensus list to rule them all.
There are, of course, drawbacks to cobbled-together selections like this, what with their common denominator-ness. But it’s similar to the annual nominees for Best Picture – while your favorite may not be on the list, it’s still a good snapshot of what’s making an impact at the time. So, whaddaya say we get that turntable spinnin’ and drop the needle? Without further ado, we present the best music of 2016.
PINEGROVE – CARDINAL
This album made it onto 26% of Best Of lists and 3 Top Ten lists.
By Jessica Pruitt, Buffalo Exchange
As 2016 comes to a close, we think it’s important to look back at all the great things that have happened during the past year. Here at Buffalo Exchange, we’re grateful to have opened three new stores in Ohio, Tennessee and Florida. Not to mention we saw tons of fantastic style finds and major outfit inspiration from Buffalo Exchanges across the country. So, before we bid adieu, we’ve rounded up our top Instagram posts of the year. 2017 style resolutions, here we come!
Best Employee Style of 2016
When your wings match your outfit…Morgan from Buffalo Exchange Nashville rocking some seriously vintage style.
As 2016 comes to a close, our thoughts turn to those who have made our success possible. Thank you and best wishes for the New Year to all of our wonderful Buffaloes – customers and employees alike! Here’s to 2017!
– Buffalo Exchange
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By Jessica Pruitt, Buffalo Exchange
With just a few days left before Santa Claus comes to town, many of us are still makin’ a list and checkin’ it twice. If you need of a last-minute gift idea for the fashion-obsessed in your life, a Buffalo Exchange gift card is guaranteed to please! Get the most out of your gifting with these 4 ways to give a gift card.
It’s a Wonderful Day in the Neighborhood
Take a Buffalo Exchange gift card to the next level by turning it into a whole day trip. Combine it with a gift card to a neighborhood lunch spot or a mani-pedi place and, if relevant, a coupon to pet-sit or babysit while your giftee enjoys a day out on the town. Throw it all in a cute little gift basket for an adorable package that anyone on your list is sure to love.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Looking to find a job in fashion? We sat down with Buffalo Exchange Hollywood Buyer Alyx to find out what she loves about working for Buffalo Exchange and where she gets her style inspiration. She had dreamed of working for the company since high school and now takes daily inspiration from the amazing variety of clothing she gets to see in the store. Perhaps it’s this variety that makes her personal style so diverse!