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.

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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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4 Ways to Give a Gift Card

By Jessica Pruitt, Buffalo Exchange

With just a few days left before Santa Claus comes to town, many of us are still makin’ a list and checkin’ it twice. If you need of a last-minute gift idea for the fashion-obsessed in your life, a Buffalo Exchange gift card is guaranteed to please!  Get the most out of your gifting with these 4 ways to give a gift card.

It’s a Wonderful Day in the Neighborhood

Take a Buffalo Exchange gift card to the next level by turning it into a whole day trip. Combine it with a gift card to a neighborhood lunch spot or a mani-pedi place and, if relevant, a coupon to pet-sit or babysit while your giftee enjoys a day out on the town. Throw it all in a cute little gift basket for an adorable package that anyone on your list is sure to love.

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DIY Ugly Holiday Sweater: Fireplace Edition

By Jessica Pruitt and Amelia Gotobed, Buffalo Exchange HQ

If you have an ugly sweater party on your weekend agenda but you’re still fresh out of holiday cheer, our annual DIY ugly holiday sweater is to the rescue! You can always buy a pre-made sweater at your local Buffalo Exchange, but if you want to win the prize for the coolest, craftiest sweater, we recommend making your own. For this year’s sweater, we’ve crafted a festive fireplace. Forget Netflix’s Fireplace For Your Home – this holiday season, it’s all you!

Buffalo Exchange DIY Ugly Holiday Sweater Fireplace Supplies

What You’ll Need

Before you start, you’ll need to gather your supplies. We found a red sweater at Buffalo Exchange and the rest at the craft store. If you don’t want to purchase a new sweater, you can cut costs by recycling any color sweater from your closet. We spent a total of $30 on this project and about 30 minutes making it.

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Tokens for Bags® Charities Spring 2017

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 $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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How to Sell Your Clothes

By Jessica Pruitt, Buffalo Exchange HQ

Whether your closet is overflowing (literally) or you’re just looking to make a little extra cash, you may find yourself wondering how to sell your clothes. It all starts with cleaning out your closet. Find out the top tips for reorganizing your closet and reselling your clothes at Buffalo Exchange.

1) Clean out early, clean out often

Capsule wardrobe specialists and minimal lifestyle gurus recommend cleaning out every three months – once per every season change. If you’re overwhelmed just thinking about it, try every six months. When you clean out, sort into three categories: out-of-season items to be stored away in plastic tubs, worn-out items to be donated and items to sell.

Remember that most clothing resale stores start buying for the upcoming season a few months in advance. At Buffalo Exchange, for example, we start taking Fall inventory in July. We also buy current, high quality items in excellent condition out of season.  Moving to Hawaii (you lucky duck!) and wondering what to do with the brand new Patagonia jacket you’ll never wear? Bring it in!

Buffalo Exchange How to Sell Your Clothes Women's Flat Lay Denim Jacket and Grey Checkered Sweater
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Check-in with a Buffalo Exchange Costume Stylist on each Friday & Saturday in October for unique costume ideas!

Costume of the Day

Welcome to our Costume of the Day series! Throughout the month of October, we’ll be posting a new Head-to-Toe-Buffalo costume every day from each one of our stores.

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Buffalo Exchange Tokens for Bags program

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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Buffalo Exchange Tokens for Bags program

Tokens for Bags® Charities Fall 2015

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 $627,800 for thousands of local nonprofit organizations through our Tokens for Bags® program, saving 12.5 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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The Lowdown on Your Chucks

By Joe Carrel, Buffalo Exchange Tempe

You ever look up something out of mild curiosity and later realize you’ve spent way longer than expected down a rabbit hole of information? That happened to me after spying my Converse All Stars flopped on the floor and wondering “Who the heck is Chuck Taylor and why is his name on my shoes?”

What I found surprised me…

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Specs & the City

By Joe Carrel, Buffalo Exchange Tempe

We recently had our employees share their favorite fashion Instagrams for a feature in our Fall/Winter Zine (now in stores!). One of our favorites (along with her 12k followers) was SPECS_AND_THE_CITY. Luckily, Melissa is just as big a fan of ours as we are of her (all of the outfits shown are head-to-toe Buffalo). So we just had to know more…

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