Buffalo Exchange Gift Packs with tinsel Giveaway

12 Days of Giveaways!

From December 13 until December 24, we’re giving away 12 different prize packs! To enter, just look for the daily giveaway post on Buffalo Exchange’s Instagram and tag a friend in the comments. Pretty soon, you might just be singing, “On the first day of giveaways, my true love (i.e. Buffalo Exchange) gave to me… a Bigfoot lunchbox!” Stay tuned to find out what other kinds of prizes we have on offer!


Buffalo Exchange Phoenix Holiday Giveaway

Holiday Giveaway at Buffalo Exchange Phoenix

Stop by Buffalo Exchange Phoenix to guess how many lights are in the jar! Whoever has the closest guess will win Buffalo Exchange gift cards for you and a friend and a stocking full of goodies to share. While you’re here, don’t forget to shop our selection of fun and festive holiday sweaters, glitzy party looks and festive stocking stuffers. Happy holidays!


Buffalo Exchange Holiday Hours

Buffalo Exchange Holiday Hours

Happy holiday season! Please note that all Buffalo Exchange locations will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and will re-open for normal hours on Friday, November 24. Come start your holiday shopping off right with our quirky stocking stuffers, fun and festive sweaters and gift cards!

We will be closing early on Sunday, December 24 at 5pm and will be closed all day on Monday, December 25. We will also be closing early on Sunday, December 31 at 5pm and will be closed all day on Monday, January 1. All other hours will be normal. See you soon!

Buffalo Exchange Holiday Hours:

Thursday, November 23: Closed
Friday, November 24: Open for normal business hours!
Sunday, December 24: Closing early at 5pm
Monday, December 25: Closed
Sunday, December 31: Closing early at 5pm
Monday, January 1: Closed


Buffalo Exchange Go Green to Win Green $500 Gift Card Giveaway

Go Green to Win Green – Enter Our $500 Gift Card Giveaway!

Sell Your Clothes For Your Chance to Win

As if you needed another excuse to clean out your closet, here it is! Any customers who sell to us from now through December 31 will have the chance to win a $500 Buffalo Exchange gift card. Um, hello, shopping spree! For your chance to win, simply sign up for our email list while selling at the buy counter. Terms and conditions apply.

Go Green for the Holidays

Selling the clothing and accessories you’re no longer wearing is a great way to earn a little extra cash for your holiday shopping. You can also save money by taking the in-store trade and putting it towards our fun and quirky stocking stuffers or a look for your next holiday party. Yes, that’s right – you just might be able to score a whole new outfit without spending a dime.

Plus, if you’re looking for a sustainable alternative to the mall this December, shopping and selling at Buffalo Exchange is a great way to go green. When you resell your clothes, you’re doing your part to reduce clothing pollution and waste. Every Buffalo Exchange sponsors local nonprofits through our Tokens for Bags® programs, meaning you get to help out the local community just by shopping. Now that’s some instant holiday spirit.

What We’re Buying

Buffalo Exchange is currently looking for adult-sized men’s and women’s cold-weather wares in excellent condition. Think sweaters, jackets, jeans, tees and button-ups, layering pieces, boots and warm hats – and don’t forget the festive holiday sweaters! We buy the best of all seasons, all year long, so if you have a current, high quality summer piece in excellent condition, throw that in the bag too.

If you’re not sure what to sell when you clean out your closet, keep in mind the golden rule: when in doubt, bring it in! We buy everything from fun and funky pieces and vintage to everyday staples. Our buyers will be happy to take a look at everything you have and walk you through the process.

How to Sell

When you come in, a buyer will look through all of your items and make selections based on style, condition and store needs. If they think any of your items will sell in the store, they’ll assign them a retail price. From that price, you’ll receive 50% in store trade or 30% in cash the same day you sell.

Ready to go green? Find a Buffalo Exchange near you!


Buffalo Exchange McDowell Mountain Music Festival

McDowell Mountain Music Festival

Do you love to dance your heart out? Do you also love to support worthy causes? Then don’t miss the McDowell Mountain Music Festival in Phoenix, Arizona on March 2-4, 2018. Jam out to an incredible lineup of Nick Murphy, Big Gigantic, Griz, Gorgon City, Cut Copy, O.A.R. and more. Between sets, enjoy bites and cocktails from local vendors and shop for art and one-of-a-kind goods in the marketplace. Buffalo Exchange will be there with our vintage Airstream, so be sure to stop by and say hi! We’ll have tons of festival essentials, fun accessories and unique vintage pieces on offer. Get your tickets online now – all proceeds go to charity!

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Winter Intake

Now Buying for Winter

Winter is an ideal time to clean out the ol’ closet and make room for your new cold-weather staples while picking up some extra holiday cash. If you’re ready to say out with your past favorites and in with the new, then bring your closet cleanout down to your local Buffalo Exchange. We’re buying for winter as well as the best of all seasons. We’re particularly in need of great pants and T-shirts, sweaters and jackets, button-ups for the guys and winter dresses for the gals. Don’t forget: we also take shoes, accessories and jewelry and we’re always on the lookout for fantastic vintage and fun, one-of-a-kind finds.

How To Sell

To sell your cleanout for cash, stop into one of our stores anytime we’re open. Just make sure to bring along a valid government ID (and an adult if you’re under 18). For a few pointers on cleaning out your closet and selling with Buffalo Exchange, find out our top 6 tips for selling your clothes.

If you’re not near one of our stores, try our Sell by Mail program. It’s as simple as requesting a pre-paid shipping bag online, filling it up and sending it in.

 


Winter Fashion Wanted: Sell Today!

Stock up on Fall and Winter Styles at Your Local Buffalo

When you’re trying to update your wardrobe for all your holiday events, but you just spent your whole budget on gifts, head to your local Buffalo Exchange. We’re stocking up on all the top trends for fall and winter as well as a wide variety of everyday staples, perfect for keeping you warm, stylish and on budget all winter long. Don’t forget that we’re buying for winter as well as the best of all seasons. When you stop in, bring along your closet cleanout to trade for cash or store credit on the spot. You might even score enough trade to knock out your holiday shopping without spending a dime. Don’t forget to check out our selection of cute and quirky stocking stuffers, holiday sweaters and more!


Buffalo Exchange Unique Costume Ideas, Daily

Unique Costume Ideas for Every Spooky Occasion

Welcome back to our Costume of the Day series! From now until Halloween, we’ll be posting new unique costume ideas daily, all created out of items found at Buffalo Exchange. We’re brewing up some scary good ideas for you guys, so be sure to check back regularly! Now that you mention it…we actually really enjoy coming up with costumes. So need a hand? Stop by your local Buffalo Exchange! We have designated Costume Stylists on hand daily to help you make your Halloween dreams a reality. Just look for an employee wearing a Costume Stylist name badge.

Keep It Fresh!

Buffalo Exchange Costa Mesa Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Costume

Take some fashion inspiration from the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and dress up as the Banks Family for Halloween. Get together a few of your friends, pick up some 90s gear from Buffalo Exchange Costa Mesa and be sure to practice the theme song! “In West Philadelphia, born and raised. On the playground is where I spent most of my days…”

Spice for Life

Buffalo Exchange Hollywood Florida Unique Costume Ideas Spice Girls

Another take on the Spice Girls from Buffalo Exchange Florida! You really can’t go wrong with this 90s group costume. Bust out some group choreography to really make an impression this Halloween!

To Be or Not to Be

Halloween Unique Costume Ideas

Still don’t know what to be this Halloween? Then take a page out of the old bard’s book and dress as Hamlet or any renaissance character.  Find a poofy sleeved shirt for men and be sure throw on those tights! Accessorize by carrying around a skull like we did at Buffalo Exchange Bellingham. Romeo and Juliet also makes a great – but tragic – couples costume.

The Coven

Buffalo Exchange Halloween

Channel your American Horror Story fandom into a simple – but effective – Coven look this Halloween. To create these looks at Buffalo Exchange New Orleans, we threw on as much black as possible – dresses, tights, hats and boots – and then posed in front of the genuine Coven house. It may not be quite as easy to find a sweet old mansion if you live outside of NOLA, but guaranteed you can put one of these monochromatic looks together in no time.

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Buffalo Exchange Halloween 2017

Creative Halloween Costumes for Your Spookiest October Yet

By Jessica Pruitt, Buffalo Exchange HQ

Tired of recycling your same old witch or zombie outfits and need a few ideas for creative Halloween costumes this year? Look no further! Whether you prefer whipping your costume up the night before or you like to go for something a little more elaborate, we’ve got tons of inspiration to help you put together your spookiest costume yet.

The 90s Come Back to Life

Buffalo Exchange Pokemon Costume

Buffalo Exchange Spice Girls Costume

Buffalo Exchange Spice Girls Costume

Buffalo Exchange Character Costume

Buffalo Exchange 90s Character Costume

Buffalo Exchange Magic School Bus Costume

Buffalo Exchange 90s Costume

Buffalo Exchange Monster Costume

Buffalo Exchange Rugrats Costume

Anyone who lived through the 90s knows how many fantastically hilarious 90s characters, bands and celebrities there are to replicate via costume: Spice Girls, Coneheads, ET and cartoons like Rugrats, Aaahh!! Real Monsters or The Magic School Bus come to mind. To get in the Halloween spirit, find your favorite throwback show on Netflix, then get costuming.

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Buffalo Exchange Standup Anwar Newton

Sit Down with Standup Anwar Newton

By Joe Carrel, Buffalo Exchange HQ

We spoke with Anwar Newton, a standup comic based in Phoenix, AZ, about finding your voice, the changing landscape of comedy and creating Literally the Worst Show Ever.

The Path to Becoming Funny

Was comedy something you always wanted to do?

Not at all, really. But people were always telling me I should do standup, so I went and hung out at an open mic – just sat in the back for several months. Eventually I saw one too many comedians that I thought I was funnier than. I thought, “If this guy can do it, anybody can.”

What was your first time on stage like?

A nightmare. It’s a wonder that I’m still doing it. I left feeling like, “This was the worst thing that has ever happened on this stage… at this bar… in this city!” There should have been some beacon of humanity to walk up to me and say, “Go give your day job your all. Get promoted. Invest in your 401k. Have a plan.”

What kept you coming back?

I learned that you don’t really understand how to be funny until you have enough failure under your belt. You think that you’d get better by constantly making people laugh, and the more laughs mean you’re getting funnier. But actually it’s the utter failures, the complete dejection of just crashing and burning – those feelings of despair you take off the stage really start to mold you into a great performer. And not just in comedy. It applies to a lot of performance art. Being at the very bottom helps you pull something genuinely magical out – something truly unique that people can really attach themselves to.

Was there a certain performance where it finally seemed to click?

I had agreed to appear at a friend’s out-of-town amateur standup showcase. I was broke, with rent due soon, and wound up having to turn down multiple good-paying shows so that I could be there. After a couple hours of driving to the venue, I was super frustrated, but there was no place for that frustration to go. I got onstage and grabbed the mic, not knowing which of my jokes – that I was already sick of telling – I was going to begin with. And I just stood there for about ten seconds.

Then I immediately started talking about something that was so controversial and on the top of everybody’s mind. I felt a certain way about it and just laid it out. That raw emotion made it genuinely relatable and funny. Afterwards people were like, “Dude, that is the funniest take on that issue I have ever heard.” It was this eureka moment. We always talk, me and other comedians I’m close to, that you get to the point where you stop telling jokes and you start just being funny.

Buffalo Exchange Sit Down with Anwar Newton

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