Tokens for Bags

Tokens for Bags® Charities

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. Our Tokens for Bags® program has raised over $803,000 for thousands of local charities since 1994, saving over 16.06 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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Winter Jackets

Cozy Up With These 5 Winter Style Trends

Here in the northern hemisphere, winter weather is well on its way — and we couldn’t be more excited! Getting dressed in the winter means lots of layers and lots of style opportunities. To celebrate, we’ve compiled a short list of some of our favorite winter style trends. Read ahead to pick up a few tips on how to style them for your own unique look.

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Blanket Statement (Coats!)

This one is a major-win for the eco-fashionistas out there! Coats and jackets made from vintage jackets and quilts are trending in winter style this year. Pair yours with your favorite vintage jeans, dresses and boots!

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Game, Set, Match 

Matching sets are big this winter and for good reason: they’re the wardrobe staple that keeps on giving. Wear them together for a coordinated look or split them up for double the outfits! Pants sets are the usual, but matching short sets are a super stylish option that have been making a comeback. If you’re feeling chill to the thought of shorts as winter style, warm up to the idea by layering up with a pair of tights!

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Frankly, My Shear(ling)…

Shearling-lined jackets are one of the easiest ways to translate your chic self to cozy-comfort. When it comes to styling, denim and suede shearling jackets work well with just about anything in your closet. Pair them with your favorite tee and a slim-cut pair of pants for a casual-cool look, or go all out with a color-coordinated ensemble and eye-catching booties!

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Plaid to Be Here

From gingham to glen, tartan to tattersall, there’s no shortage of plaid prints to try. Depending on your winter style mood, dress them up or down with a statement coat and your freshest pair of kicks.

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The Vest is Yet to Come!

Waistcoats for winter? We say yes! Vests are another retro trend making a huge comeback, just in time to incorporate them into your winter style. Layer them over a turtleneck, vintage button-down or even a plain white tee! 

After you’ve saved these winter style trends to your inspo-board, try them out irl at Buffalo Exchange! We’ve got the best stock of vintage and current finds on any block, with new pieces arriving everyday. Have a closet cleanout you’d like to swap out for something new? We’re back to buying in-person! Book an appointment online to schedule an in-person selling appointment today. Your past fashion favorites could turn into store credit to spend on a cool new look the same day.


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Book an Appointment to Sell Your Closet Cleanout!

Cleaning out your closet? Book an appointment to sell at your local Buffalo Exchange! We’re currently buying by in-person appointment and ask that you limit your cleanout to about 50 items and let it sit, untouched, for about 24 hours before bringing it in. We’re buying for spring and the best of all seasons. As the temps get warmer we’re in need of lighter weight jackets and sweaters, tees, blouses and button-ups, as well as great denim. Sneakers, cross-body bags and hats are definitely on our list as well. Don’t forget that we take jewelry and designer pieces like handbags, wallets and even sunglasses year-round! 

For more information on our current selling protocols, visit BuffaloExchange.com/How-It-Works


Tokens for Bags® Charities 2020

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. Our Tokens for Bags® program has raised over $803,000 for thousands of local charities since 1994, saving over 16.06 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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Tokens for Bags® Charities Fall 2019

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 $778,660 for thousands of local nonprofit organizations through our Tokens for Bags® program, saving 15.5 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 KGW

“FALL THRIFT STORE FINDS” BY KGW PORTLAND

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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