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Clean Out, Cash In: 6 Tips to Sell Clothes Online

If you’re already thinking about that spring closet cleanout, make it easy on yourself. With Buffalo Exchange’s Sell By Mail program, you can spend less time selling your past fashion favorites and more time actually getting organized (or, you know, going on a sweet spring picnic)! So, without further ado, we bring you our top tips to easily sell clothes online. Within a few weeks, you could have cash or trade in your hands! No waiting in line required.

1. Request a bag now!

It’s easy to get started – just request a Sell By Mail kit! Soon, a bright yellow envelope will arrive in your mailbox. Your kit will contain a prepaid U.S.shipping bag and a helpful “How To Sell” card with all the info you need to know to sell clothes online through Buffalo Exchange.

The best part is, once you have a Sell By Mail bag on hand, you can clean out your closet at your own pace. Use getting dressed as a daily check-up for your closet. If you find that you just never reach for it or have replaced it with a new favorite, toss it in! That darling dress you bought on a whim that’s gathering dust? Into your Sell By Mail bag it goes! Before you know it, your bag will be full and your closet will be that much happier.

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Buffalo Exchange Sell By Mail Closet Cleanout Guide

The Ultimate Closet Cleanout Guide: 7 Tips for Getting Organized & Selling Your Clothes

By Jessica Pruitt, Buffalo Exchange HQ

Cleaning out your closet is already a long-procrastinated chore, but once you have everything sorted into “Keep”, “Sell” and “Donate” piles, what next? If you’re anything like me, you’re probably ready to pour yourself a tall glass of wine and veg out for 3 days straight. Fortunately, with Buffalo Exchange’s Sell By Mail option, you can pretty much do just that. You simply request a Sell By Mail bag online, fill it with your closet cleanout and then drop it off with UPS. Voila! No more piles of clothes covering your living room floor. Plus, next thing you know, you could have cash or a Buffalo Exchange store credit card being sent straight to your mailbox!

How to Get Started with Your Closet Cleanout

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If you haven’t done a closet cleanout in a while, we recommend going Marie Kondo on your wardrobe: this means taking every single item out of your closet, giving the whole thing a good wipe-down and then only putting back the pieces you truly love. Emptying your closet completely may seem overwhelming, but it makes it easier to evaluate every item, rather than just skimming off the top. Plus, it’s more fun than you would think to rediscover sequined party dresses, your favorite tees from high school and other items you completely forgot you had.

If you’ve cleaned out your closet within the past few months, you can instead remove only the items you don’t feel 100% sure about keeping. Need a little extra motivation to get started? Go shopping! It’s always easier to say goodbye to pieces you’re no longer wearing when you have new favorites to replace them with.

Wear Your “Maybes” One More Time

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This is my personal favorite closet cleanout method. Start by pulling out any items you’re on the fence about – whether they’re in the never-worn-it, bored-of-it or forgot-I-had-this category. Over the next week, challenge yourself to wear each one of these items. Try mixing them up by adding a belt or a layering piece or even just a different pair of shoes. Best case scenario, you come up with a bunch of interesting new outfit combinations. Worst case scenario, you kind of dislike your outfit for the day. But hey, even this is a win because you’ll be able to toss the item into your Sell By Mail bag without hesitation.

Roast Your Closet

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It’s no secret that we all get by with a little help from our friends, so when it comes to your closet cleanout, don’t go it alone! Invite a group of your besties over for a closet “roast”. Have each person take one of the items you’re thinking about selling or donating and style it into an outfit. Then, set your friends up with sharpies and paper so they can vote, Olympic ice skating-style, and do a runway show!

Ultimately, it’s your opinion about the item that counts, but it can really help to have an objective opinion. Repay your friends by plying them with wine and takeout. When you’ve figured out which items to keep and which ones to sell, head down to Buffalo Exchange and sell your past favorites for new ones!

Try the Scarf Method

To gather some scientific data before diving into your closet cleanout, tie a scarf onto the hanging bar in your closet. Then, every time you wear an item, hang it back up on the other side of the scarf. This is a low maintenance way of figuring out which items you actually wear and which ones you’re just being hopeful about. Alternatively, you can try turning your hangers backwards every time you wear an item.

The Top 4 Closet Cleanout Questions

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Ok, now for the fun part. Turn on a playlist of your favorite tunes and start trying stuff on. This is basically your own personal fashion show, so live it up! Dancing in the mirror and taking lots of selfies highly encouraged. For each item, consider the following questions:

  1. Does it still fit? If not, get rid of it!
  2. Have I worn it in the last year? Be honest. Unless it’s a special occasion dress or one-of-a-kind vintage, chances are you should sell it.
  3. Is it still my style? You’re constantly evolving, so why shouldn’t your closet follow suit? You may look super cute in the item, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll wear it again.
  4. Is it damaged? If so, will you repair it? If it will sit in a fix-me pile until your next cleanout, then it may be time to donate.

These can definitely be hard questions to answer, but they’ll help you find your way to closet cleanout bliss. If you find yourself getting stuck, call up your BFF for moral support!

Sell by Mail, Put into Storage or Donate

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Once you’ve decided on the pieces you’re going to clean out of your closet, sort them into 3 piles: sell, store and donate. For anything that’s still in relatively good condition, pack it up into your Sell By Mail bag. Buffalo Exchange’s Sell By Mail program buys the best of all seasons, all year round, so if it’s a current, quality item in excellent condition, don’t worry if it’s out of season! For any out-of-season items that you plan on keeping, put them into storage bins rather than keeping them in your closet. Everything else can go in the donate pile to drop off at your favorite non-profit.

Spruce Up Your Closet

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Now that you love everything in your closet, show it how much you care! Spruce up your closet with these tips:

  • Invest in some nice new hangers – either wood or slim velvet ones.
  • Store everything in plain sight – you’ll be more likely to wear items if you can see them.
  • Fold heavy items like sweaters and denim on open shelves in your closet.
  • Separate your clothing into categories like casual/weekend and dressy/workwear and sort by color.

Ahhhh, there’s nothing quite like a clean closet, is there? After you drop your Sell By Mail bag off with UPS, it’s time to sit back and relax! I don’t know about you, but I’m going to use all that extra free time to cozy up beside Fireplace for Your Home while doing a little online window shopping. After all, once my trade arrives in the mail, I’m going to be ready to shop up a storm at my local Buffalo Exchange.


Buffalo Exchange Sell By Mail Favorite Fall Fashion Trends Men's and Women's Fall Outfit Flat Lays

Sell By Mail’s Favorite Fall Fashion Trends

Here at Sell By Mail, there is one thing we can all agree on – we just can’t wait for fall! When we’re gazing at a saguaro cactus on an 80 degree November day (we’re based out of the Southern Arizona desert, go figure), it feels like crisp fall weather will never truly be here. So, while we wait, we’ve been poring over fashion mags and scouting our favorite stores to put together a wish list of our favorite fall fashion trends. Here are some of the men’s and women’s cool-weather styles that we’ve been dreaming of lately.

Denim Everything

If you’re all about denim, you’re in luck this season! Whether you’re rocking the workwear inspiration or feeling a So-Cal skater vibe, pair classic trucker jackets and bombers with slim straight jeans in every wash under the rainbow for an updated denim-on-denim look. Bring a modern feel to basic pieces with patches or distressing and don’t forget to look for denim in unexpected places – like shoes, for example!

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Fall Fashion Trends That Are Anything But “Basic”

You don’t have to dress like you‘re sitting in the front row at Fashion Week to have some serious style. One of our favorite fall fashion trends is (drum roll, please)… basics! It’s time to have fun with your fashion standbys. Punch up the style factor of your jeans and tee combo with a retro-inspired or authentic vintage graphic tee. Add some pop to your classic button-down with an all-over print. There are endless ways to keep your style fresh without piling on the trends.

New Fall “Neutrals”

While some people hear “neutral” and think “boring,” a rich palette of fall tones is anything but dull! Neutrals are no longer limited to black, white and beige. Bright cobalt blue, timeless olive green and deep burgundy go with anything and everything and can take a simple outfit to the next level.

Pop of Color

As much as we love neutrals, sometimes you need to put some pep in your step with a little color. A tomato red sweater will definitely add fire to a monochrome outfit! Even if you’re not into brights, nothing in the color wheel is off limits this year. If you’re sick of beige, a lavender moto jacket or a millennial pink pea coat could be just what the doctor ordered.

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The New Distressing

Distressed denim has been a closet staple for so long, it’s been feeling a little like denim had nowhere new to go. Luckily, the art of perfectly worn-in denim has reached new heights. One of the fall fashion trends we’ve been seeing everywhere is distressed hems – and we love them! You can rock this trend, no matter your style. There’s a level of distressing that will work for anyone, from raw hems to hi-low step hems to hems that are so distressed they have full-on fringe. Don’t write off the lived-in denim jacket just yet, though – these iconic pieces have become closet staples that pair perfectly with any style.

Bold Graphic Prints

These days, there’s a print for every style – classic or quirky, minimalist or bold. If you’re ready to go all out, then go big with a marble-inspired print in bold black and white. For a more subtle version, try an oversized plaid in a monochrome mix of soft grays. Don’t forget about lush fall florals, quirky polka dots, menswear-inspired checks, lumberjack plaids and even camo.

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If you’re cleaning out your closet, but you’re not ready to say goodbye to any of your cozy sweaters, chic jackets and other favorite fall fashion trends, don’t worry! Sell By Mail buys the best of all seasons, all year round! We’re still buying all those warm-weather tees, shorts and short-sleeve button ups for guys as well as summer blouses, denim and tees for gals. We’d love to see your spring and summer favorites or your fall and winter must-haves, no matter the time of the year! Visit this helpful Sell By Mail blog to find out more or Request a Bag now!


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Sell Your Clothing Online

By Brittany, Buffalo Exchange Sell By Mail

If you need to clean out your closet, but you’re busier than all get-out (hey, us too), make it easy on yourself! With Buffalo Exchange’s Sell By Mail program, you simply request a bag online, fill it up with your clothing and accessories and then drop it off at the UPS store. Within a few weeks, you could have cash or trade in your hands! No waiting in line required.

1) Request a bag

The first step is easy – just request a bag online! Then, keep an eye out for our bright yellow envelope in your mailbox. Your kit will contain a pre-paid UPS bag and a handy-dandy “How To Sell” card with all the info you need to know to sell your clothing.

Our pre-paid bag holds approximately 20 to 40 pieces of clothing. Some folks like to clean out their closet all at once, while others prefer to keep the bag in their closet and slowly fill it with pieces they just aren’t wearing anymore. With Sell By Mail, you can go at your own pace!

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2) Clean out your closet!

Whether you’re looking to clean out your summer staples to make room for your fall/winter wardrobe or you just have a few things that haven’t been getting worn, send it in! We buy the best of all seasons, all year round. Not sure what to pack? We’re always looking for men’s and women’s current styles and trends, designer clothing and everyday staples. Through Sell By Mail, keep in mind that we do not purchase swimwear, children’s clothing and accessories, maternity clothing, intimates, counterfeits, fur or bridal wear. We also don’t buy clothing from fast-fashion and discount brands like Forever 21, H&M, Old Navy, Aeropostale, Target, Walmart or Kohl’s.

Check out our most current Sell by Mail needs here.

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Sell by Mail with Buffalo Exchange

Sell Your Clothes Online!

What We’re Looking For

Selling your clothing and accessories is now easier than ever! Simply request a bag online, fill it up and drop it off at UPS. We’ll handle the rest! Our Sell By Mail program is looking for men’s and women’s clothing and accessories. We buy the best of all seasons, all year round, and we accept all sizes. We need men’s and women’s sweaters and jackets, pants, shorts, button-ups, blouses, tees and more, so send us your closet cleanout today. Don’t forget that we take accessories like jewelry and handbags as well as one-of-a-kind finds!

Brands We Love

We’re looking for brands like Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, Topshop, Free People, Madewell, Lucky Brand, J.Crew, Lululemon, Loft, Gap, Zara, ASOS, AG, Ralph Lauren, PAIGE, Rag & Bone, Vince, Marc Jacobs, The North Face, Nike, Eileen Fisher, Abercrombie & Fitch, HUF, Adidas, American Eagle, Kate Spade, Patagonia, Zara Man, Coach, Vans, Rebecca Minkoff, Banana Republic, Michael Kors, Topman, Bloomingdale’s, Barneys NY, Nordstrom, Stussy, Cole Haan and Calvin Klein

How To Get Started

Request a bag today. Then, find out more about Sell By Mail on our blog!


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Sell by Mail

Not near a Buffalo Exchange? Try Sell By Mail! Buffalo Exchange now offers customers who don’t live near a store the opportunity to sell clothing by mail.

How does it work?
1. Request your bag here.
2. Once you receive your bag fill it up with past favorites.
3. Drop off your filled and sealed bag at your local UPS store.
4. Wait for your final purchase email and choose between cash or an in-store trade card.
5. Request another bag!

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Arizona Daily Star featured Buffalo Exchange

“BEST OF THE BEST” BY ARIZONA DAILY STAR

Arizona Daily Star featured Buffalo Exchange in “Buffalo Exchange expands with Internet, sell-by-mail” on April 18, 2015: “…Buffalo Exchange will launch a sister store online in May. Called The Vintage Buffalo, the online boutique will feature vintage clothing and accessories, along with pieces that have cultural and Southwestern flair. ‘It’s the best of the best of what you would find in a Buffalo Exchange store in the vintage section,’ said Stephanie Lew, the marketing director and main overseer of the new initiative. … The collection sold online is carefully curated, Lew said. Vintage pieces make up 90 to 95 percent of the inventory. Other items are notable for additional reasons, such as being homemade or redesigned. … Notable inventory so far includes an 18th-century Victorian dress discovered at an estate sale, Southwestern turquoise jewelry purchased from flea markets and a Fred Harvey clutch, such as those sold at stops along the railroad in the late 1800s. … It’s a treasure hunt. …”