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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: Madeline Music

By Buffalo Exchange Portland (Downtown)

A great statement piece can make or break any outfit! At the Downtown Portland Buffalo Exchange Madeline Music has been spicing up her wardrobe with fun and innovative pieces from her jewelry collection. From funky feathered earrings to pieces that she’s made herself, Madeline’s expansive jewelry collection is not to be missed! We sat with her to chat about some of her favorites.
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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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Women’s Day Magazine mentioned Buffalo Exchange


Woman’s Day Magazine mentioned Buffalo Exchange in “Save on Back-to-School Shopping” on July 15, 2015: “…Kami Gray, a professional stylist in Portland, Oregon, suggests resale shops like Buffalo Exchange … ‘Kids become more clothes-conscious at this age, but buying brand-new, expensive items isn’t economical or practical when your child is still growing,’ says Gray. ‘Buying resale gets them the brands they want at an affordable price, and they can trade in their outgrown clothes for some extra cash.’ …”

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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Movie Madness!

By Josiah Earle, Buffalo Exchange Portland

Buffalo ExchangeSomewhere over the rainbow… in a galaxy far, far away… Err, maybe we got that mixed up. But anyway, over here at the Downtown Portland Buffalo Exchange, we’ve been seeing some fun movie related loot this week!
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Alice in Portland

Buffalo Exchange Portland (Downtown)

Buffalo ExchangeOnce upon a time there was a beautiful and curious girl named Alice. She lived in a black and white world until one day when she followed a white rabbit down a rabbit hole. On the other side of the rabbit hole was a new and colorful wonderland. She found herself surrounded by talking flowers and the most fascinating creatures. Two of these creatures were Tweedledee and Tweedledum, who told her the most intriguing tales of pastel tutus and wallpaper florals. Alice was treated to a Mad Tea Party with the March Hare and the dapper Mad Hatter, in his shorter than short shorts to show off his whimsical printed socks.  Upon encountering The Red Queen, she demanded to paint Alice’s white rose headpiece red to complement her three-tone ensemble. Alice suddenly awakened in the black and white world from which she came, and realized this fantasy was all just a dream. However, as she caught sight of herself, she was surprised to see that her headpiece was as red as the Red Queen herself.

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4 Tips to Selling

By Amy, Buffalo Exchange Portland

Buffalo ExchangeSince 1974, Buffalo Exchange has been striving to provide our customers with the best merchandise at the best prices.  In order to achieve this, we need you!  Without our customers, we couldn’t continue our mission; so we put together some tips for sellers to better understand our buy process.

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Mad About Plaid

by Bailey, Buffalo Exchange Portland

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Portlanders are no strangers to plaid. We love it, we live it, we wear it all the time, in sickness and in health, ’til death do us part. I think I love plaid because I associate it with picnics. I love picnics, too, but we only get to have them for a few months out of the year in rainy North West. So what better time to bust out the plaid than Spring 2013?

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