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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“I LOVE MY JOB” BY PHILADELPHIA MAGAZINE

Philadelphia Magazine featured Buffalo Exchange Manager Mike Shaffer in “I Love My Job: Philly Buffalo Exchange Manager on Why He Doesn’t Take Most of Your Clothes” on July 30, 2018: “Imagine being able to influence the closets of thousands of Philadelphians, from the shoes they rock one summer to the accessories they hold on to for years. That’s what Mike Shaffer has done each day since he’s worked at Philadelphia’s Buffalo Exchange… Shaffer has learned a lot about style, building customer relationships, running a business…”


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“REVOLUTIONARY FASHION” BY TUCSON WEEKLY

Tucson Weekly spotlighted the story of Buffalo Exchange in an article titled “Revolutionary Fashion: The Family Legacy of Buffalo Exchange” on May 10, 2018: “… Kerstin says in 1974 she introduced something entirely new. ‘Thrift stores got all of their inventory from donations, and those people got nothing in return.’ So, she thought, she could be selective—she could curate—and pay people for the clothes they no longer wanted, but someone else might…”


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“EARTH DAY $1 SALE AT BUFFALO EXCHANGE” BY LOLLIE SHOPPING

Lollie Shopping featured Buffalo Exchange in an article titled “Earth Day $1 Sale at Buffalo Exchange” on 3/29/2018. ” I write about it every year—the $1 Earth Day sale at Buffalo Exchange. It’s the kind of sale that makes it worth getting up early, standing in line, and digging through piles of resale fashion. It’s also a great opportunity to get into the spirit of Earth Day and make a contribution. The Buffalo Exchange Earth Day $1 Sale happens April 21st at stores nationwide (excluding outlets).”


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“GET CLOTHES FOR JUST $1 AT ONE OF THE BEST THRIFT STORES IN NYC NEXT MONTH” BY TIME OUT NEW YORK

Time Out New York featured Buffalo Exchange in an article titled “Get clothes for just $1 at one of the best thrift stores in NYC next month” on 3/27/18.  “That’s why when one of the best thrift stores in New York hosts its annual Earth Day sale, at which pre-worn duds are marked a buck apiece, we freak out. Bargain lovers and patrons of Buffalo Exchange, pencil this date in your calendar. The thrift chain’s $1 blowout returns Saturday, April 21.”


NYC VINTAGE & THRIFT CLOTHING STORES MAP

NYC Vintage Map featured Buffalo Exchange NYC locations on a map highlighting the best vintage stores in the city. Liisa Jokinen, creator of NYC Vintage Map, says, “I hope that with the help of this map more people will choose used garments over new ones and find the joy of wearing vintage. To make recycling easier, I also tagged all the stores buying second hand clothes and accepting donations.”





“5 MEN’S STYLES YOU CAN CREATE AT BUFFALO EXCHANGE, AND HOW MUCH EACH COSTS” BY CHARLOTTE AGENDA

Charlotte Agenda featured Buffalo Exchange in an article titled “5 men’s styles you can create at Buffalo Exchange, and how much each costs” on 2/27/18. “Buffalo Exchange buys and sells pre-loved clothes from select brands. We’re talking heavy hitters of hipness, like H&M, Forever 21, Converse, and Nike. Buffalo Exchange’s proximity to the cultural heartbeat of the city brings in a constant rotation of sellers. This means you’re going to encounter cooler finds and better deals more often than your average thrift store.”