Get Ready for Back to School at Buffalo Exchange!

The fall semester is almost here and Buffalo Exchange wants to help you go back to school in style. Buffalo Exchange has everything you need to start the new year off right, from denim and sweaters to sneakers and even backpacks. This is also the perfect time to clean out your closet; we buy all seasons year round and your closet cleanout could be worth cash or trade to spend on your new threads. Scroll down for more details and to find out if there’s a special back to school event happening in your area!

Buffalo Exchange Charlotte – NOW – August 24th: Stop by and enter for your chance to win some sweet school supplies! Raffle winner will be picked on Saturday, August 24th.

Buffalo Exchange Portland (Hawthorne), Buffalo Exchange Portland (Downtown), Buffalo Exchange Eugene, Buffalo Exchange Seattle (U-District), Buffalo Exchange Seattle (Market), Buffalo Exchange Bellingham – August 23rd – 24th: Stop by for refreshments while you shop and enter to win a $25 Buffalo gift card and a backpack full of goodies. Be sure to show us your student OR teacher ID and we’ll give you $5 off your next purchase!

Buffalo Exchange Fullerton, Buffalo Exchange Long Beach, Buffalo Exchange Los Angeles (Melrose), Buffalo Exchange Santa Monica, Buffalo Exchange Sherman Oaks, Buffalo Exchange Ventura August 24th – 25th: Shop for your fall wardrobe while snacking on treats and enter our raffle to win a $25 Buffalo gift card – don’t forget to show us your student OR teacher ID and we’ll give you $5 off your next purchase!

Buffalo Exchange San Diego (Pacific Beach)August 24th – 25th: Say hello to fall with our Back to School event THIS WEEKEND! Show us your student OR teacher ID and we’ll give you $5 off your next purchase. Be sure to enter our raffle for your chance to win a $25 Buffalo Exchange gift card & swag bag. Plus, when you spend $50 or more, you’ll get a sweet gift with purchase. Update your wardrobe for fall while enjoying tasty refreshments like juice boxes and other lunchbox favorites – see you there!   

Buffalo Exchange Chicago (Andersonville) – August 30th – September 2nd: Receive $5 off of your next purchase when you show us your school ID (teachers, too)!

Buffalo Exchange Somerville – August 31st: Show us your student OR teacher ID and we’ll give you $5 off your next purchase!

Buffalo Exchange Tucson – August 31st: Shop new and recycled clothing and enjoy treats, giveaways and raffle prizes (including a hydroflask)!

Buffalo Exchange Philadelphia – September 9th: Enter our FREE Back to School raffle for your chance to win a $40 Buffalo Exchange gift card, a $15 gift card to Staples for cute school supplies, limited edition Buffalo swag and more! Be sure to stop by our craft table to make a custom beaded necklace, and show us your student OR teacher ID with your purchase – you’ll receive a goodie bag and $5 off your next purchase!



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KGW Portland featured Linda Hjorth, Store Manager of Buffalo Exchange Portland (Downtown), in a segment titled “Fall Thrift Store Finds” on October 23, 2017. “Go in and be open to possibilities … the great thing is we’re always getting new stuff every day… We’re always buying all seasons, all year round, so you don’t have to wait and hold your summer pieces until next summer. If it’s something that we can buy for the store, that will sell for us either now or later, we will buy it,” says Linda Hjorth.

Buffalo Exchange Portland Downtown Men's Fall Outfits

All About That Layering: Fall Outfits For The Guys

By Buffalo Exchange Portland (Downtown)

Now that summer is officially over, we’re more than ready for some crisp, cool weather. We’re so excited, in fact, that we put together some menswear outfit inspiration that makes us want to jump right into fall fashion (and maybe a big pile of leaves, while we’re at it). As always, we’re all about layering new trends with quality staples to put together fall outfits that feel fresh and exciting.

Laid-back Layering

Buffalo Exchange Men's Fall Outfits Layering

When it comes to fall outfits, you need to be able to keep comfortable in a wide variety of temperatures. To do this, layering is key! Throw a vintage denim jacket over a simple black and white graphic tee to keep you warm during chilly mornings. Personalize your jacket with pins or patches and, if the weather is especially cool, add a flannel button-up or a hoodie. Next, pair with slim khaki chinos and brown leather work boots for a laid-back but rugged look.

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Buffalo Exchange Spring Street Style 2017

Spring Street Style Roundup: Buffalo Exchange Company Meeting

By Jessica Pruitt, Buffalo Exchange HQ

Every year, Buffalo Exchange managers from across the country gather to discuss fashion, business practices and more during the annual company meeting. Recently, the whole team gathered in Tubac, Arizona for three days of training and camaraderie. And you better believe everyone brought their fashion A-game! If you’re looking for solid spring street style, a Buffalo Exchange company meeting is better than Paris Fashion Week.

Now that winter is officially here and arctic blasts are sweeping the nation, what better time to start thinking about spring? Plus, online shopping all the post-holiday sales is a great way to prevent family overload this week. For your 2017 inspiration, read on for the top spring street style trends, as seen on members of the Buffalo Exchange herd.

Classic Rock

Buffalo Exchange Spring Street Style Vintage Band Tees

Mo from Buffalo Exchange Portland (Hawthorne) shows off his extensive vintage tee collection.

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Meet Our Customer: Dirk Jackson

By Buffalo Exchange Portland (downtown)

One of our most loquacious regulars, Dirk Jackson is a native of Tacoma, Wash. Buffalo Exchange appeared on his radar when he moved to Seattle where he was a working musician for many years. But it wasn’t until he relocated to Portland 14 years ago that he became a regular shopper and seller. “I have expensive taste and I’m very picky, but as a musician I couldn’t really afford that,” says Jackson of the initial appeal of shopping at Buffalo Exchange.

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40th Tour: Portland

By Josiah Earle and Amy Hjorth, Buffalo Exchange Portland (downtown)

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On its arrival to downtown Portland, our 40th Anniversary Airstream trailer was greeted by one of our warmest (and breeziest) days this year! Portland’s eclectic style was on parade with plenty of diverse customers visiting our vintage pop-up shop along with lots of furry friends! Our curated collection of classic and western wear pieces included amazing dresses of all eras, Hawaiian shirts, lots of embroidery, and even a pair of sixties roller skates! The celebration was extended beyond the trailer into our Burnside store with festive decorations and seventies trivia. Water Avenue Coffee and Hungry Heart provided refreshments and cupcakes to supplement our shoppers’ delights! Not only was it a beautiful day for Portland, it was also an exceptionally fun day for employees and customers alike. Happy Birthday Buffalo! Forty never looked so good!

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Go Bold or Go Home

By Buffalo Exchange Portland (downtown)

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Throw out those jeans and cardigans and try on something new for size. Whether it’s monochrome or mixing prints like it’s nobody’s business, this is your season to drop the blah and drop some jaws!

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Back-to-School Fashion

By Buffalo Exchange Portland (downtown)

Buffalo Exchange The time has come to update your wardrobe for the upcoming school year.  If you (or your parents) are tired of breaking the bank on high-priced mall brands, make your way to the nearest Buffalo Exchange. We sell a variety of brands and styles at great prices and our selection changes daily!

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What’s Up Doc?

By Emily and Amy, Buffalo Exchange Portland (downtown)

Buffalo ExchangeDr. Martens have come a long way from being a work boot during World War II. These popular shoes gained a mainstream following in the early ‘90s and continue to create comfortable and versatile styles. At our downtown Portland location, we are so fortunate to be around the corner from a Dr. Marten retail and office space, which means we see the freshest styles.

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Vintage Inspired

By Josiah Earle and Amy Hjorth, Buffalo Exchange Portland (Downtown)

Models: Emmeline and Bob

Buffalo ExchangePortland is all about the rain, so when the sun comes out for even a brief moment, we take full advantage by slipping into our short shorts and new sandals.  Some of our favorite trends to rock this summer are inspired by the past. Think Pleasantville without the black and white. Pastels, gingham shirts, cuffed trousers and cardigans are where we are headed. We couldn’t be more excited for sunny weather and picnics in the park.

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