From December 13 until December 24, we’re giving away 12 different prize packs! To enter, just look for the daily giveaway post on Buffalo Exchange’s Instagram and tag a friend in the comments. Pretty soon, you might just be singing, “On the first day of giveaways, my true love (i.e. Buffalo Exchange) gave to me… a Bigfoot lunchbox!” Stay tuned to find out what other kinds of prizes we have on offer!
Happy holiday season! Please note that all Buffalo Exchange locations will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and will re-open for normal hours on Friday, November 24. Come start your holiday shopping off right with our quirky stocking stuffers, fun and festive sweaters and gift cards!
We will be closing early on Sunday, December 24 at 5pm and will be closed all day on Monday, December 25. We will also be closing early on Sunday, December 31 at 5pm and will be closed all day on Monday, January 1. All other hours will be normal. See you soon!
Buffalo Exchange Holiday Hours:
Thursday, November 23: Closed
Friday, November 24: Open for normal business hours!
Sunday, December 24: Closing early at 5pm
Monday, December 25: Closed
Sunday, December 31: Closing early at 5pm
Monday, January 1: Closed
Sell Your Clothes For Your Chance to Win
As if you needed another excuse to clean out your closet, here it is! Any customers who sell to us from now through December 31 will have the chance to win a $500 Buffalo Exchange gift card. Um, hello, shopping spree! For your chance to win, simply sign up for our email list while selling at the buy counter. Terms and conditions apply.
Go Green for the Holidays
Selling the clothing and accessories you’re no longer wearing is a great way to earn a little extra cash for your holiday shopping. You can also save money by taking the in-store trade and putting it towards our fun and quirky stocking stuffers or a look for your next holiday party. Yes, that’s right – you just might be able to score a whole new outfit without spending a dime.
Plus, if you’re looking for a sustainable alternative to the mall this December, shopping and selling at Buffalo Exchange is a great way to go green. When you resell your clothes, you’re doing your part to reduce clothing pollution and waste. Every Buffalo Exchange sponsors local nonprofits through our Tokens for Bags® programs, meaning you get to help out the local community just by shopping. Now that’s some instant holiday spirit.
What We’re Buying
Buffalo Exchange is currently looking for adult-sized men’s and women’s cold-weather wares in excellent condition. Think sweaters, jackets, jeans, tees and button-ups, layering pieces, boots and warm hats – and don’t forget the festive holiday sweaters! We buy the best of all seasons, all year long, so if you have a current, high quality summer piece in excellent condition, throw that in the bag too.
If you’re not sure what to sell when you clean out your closet, keep in mind the golden rule: when in doubt, bring it in! We buy everything from fun and funky pieces and vintage to everyday staples. Our buyers will be happy to take a look at everything you have and walk you through the process.
How to Sell
When you come in, a buyer will look through all of your items and make selections based on style, condition and store needs. If they think any of your items will sell in the store, they’ll assign them a retail price. From that price, you’ll receive 50% in store trade or 30% in cash the same day you sell.
Ready to go green? Find a Buffalo Exchange near you!
Welcome back to our Costume of the Day series! From now until Halloween, we’ll be posting new unique costume ideas daily, all created out of items found at Buffalo Exchange. We’re brewing up some scary good ideas for you guys, so be sure to check back regularly! Now that you mention it…we actually really enjoy coming up with costumes. So need a hand? Stop by your local Buffalo Exchange! We have designated Costume Stylists on hand daily to help you make your Halloween dreams a reality. Just look for an employee wearing a Costume Stylist name badge.
Keep It Fresh!
Take some fashion inspiration from the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and dress up as the Banks Family for Halloween. Get together a few of your friends, pick up some 90s gear from Buffalo Exchange Costa Mesa and be sure to practice the theme song! “In West Philadelphia, born and raised. On the playground is where I spent most of my days…”
Spice for Life
Another take on the Spice Girls from Buffalo Exchange Florida! You really can’t go wrong with this 90s group costume. Bust out some group choreography to really make an impression this Halloween!
To Be or Not to Be
Still don’t know what to be this Halloween? Then take a page out of the old bard’s book and dress as Hamlet or any renaissance character. Find a poofy sleeved shirt for men and be sure throw on those tights! Accessorize by carrying around a skull like we did at Buffalo Exchange Bellingham. Romeo and Juliet also makes a great – but tragic – couples costume.
Channel your American Horror Story fandom into a simple – but effective – Coven look this Halloween. To create these looks at Buffalo Exchange New Orleans, we threw on as much black as possible – dresses, tights, hats and boots – and then posed in front of the genuine Coven house. It may not be quite as easy to find a sweet old mansion if you live outside of NOLA, but guaranteed you can put one of these monochromatic looks together in no time.
Most Buffalo Exchange employees’ stories with the herd don’t start the day they’re hired – many have a history of shopping and selling in their local store, often starting from childhood. Chris Soto is no exception to that. Who knew that this girl along for a shopping trip with her mom at the original Buffalo Exchange would one day be the Store Manager?
A Fashion Job Where You Can Grow
Chris was going to school at her local community college in Tucson for Retailing and Fashion Consumer Science, where one of her professors shared about the success of Buffalo Exchange. This sparked her interest in the company, but it wasn’t until she read an article in a local Tucson magazine that highlighted the mother-daughter duo that is our owners, Kerstin and Rebecca, that she realized that Buffalo might be exactly what she was looking for. She’d had enough of working in the pushy sales-driven department store environment and applied at the Tucson location.
She was hired in 2014 as a Buyer, and quickly grew her love for the company. She loved that, from the get-go, she was presented with opportunities to learn and grow in her position. In 2015 she became the Store Manager. Although she’s only been a manager for a couple of years, she’s already been able to shine in this position, such as being awarded as one of our 2016 Managers of the Year.
A Fashion Job That Celebrates Individuality
Chris has learned a lot in her time with Buffalo Exchange. One of the most important things to her is valuing her staff. She has learned from her own managers that her employees are her biggest asset and that recognizing hard work is a vital part of being a manager. Even as our company has grown across the country, we still celebrate individuality, which is what makes the experience in each store feel personal and unique. Chris tells new Buyers, “Never lose your passion for fashion. Stay bright-eyed and keep having fun with it.” This is her idea of a recipe for success.
Do you want a fashion job where you can grow and celebrate individuality? Stop by your local Buffalo Exchange or apply online today. We are always looking for fun, friendly people to join our team. This is not your regular retail job!
By Joe Carrel, Buffalo Exchange HQ
Every city has that one part of town. The part that seems to have a bit more personality than the rest – the one where creative folks are free to do their thing. But usually those imaginative pockets are overlooked by the residents of the city at large, appreciated more by out-of-town visitors. My suggestion? Every once in a while, take on the mindset of those visitors and be a tourist your own town.
Timing is Everything
Unfortunately, artsy areas are often in an older, more congested part of the city. The key is to go during off hours – early on weekend mornings or, even better, a holiday. I woke up surprisingly early on the 4th of July and decided to stroll through downtown Tucson, AZ. While it may not be the bustling metropolis that your city is, I was shocked at how few people I saw. I half expected a tumbleweed roll by. If only for a little while, the place felt like it was mine.
Be a Tourist in Your Own Town & Make New Discoveries
For my morning of hometown tourism, I brought up a map of downtown murals, parked the car, applied some sunscreen and started walking. Good tunes flowed through my earbuds and, without the usual car or foot traffic in the way, opportunities for interesting photos were plentiful. I also made sure to take note of new (or new-to-me) shops and restaurants that I wanted to check out in the future.
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 $704,200 for thousands of local nonprofit organizations through our Tokens for Bags® program, saving 14 million bags from polluting the environment.
Find your local Buffalo Exchange below and check out the charities you can give back to.
Words by Aarian Frye, Photos by Emelie Wisnieski and Dominique Maciulla, Buffalo Exchange Tucson
Buffalo Exchange Tucson Buyer Aarian talks about working at Buffalo and how the job has helped her fashion dreams come true! From normcore to modern funk, her style is as vibrant as she is.
How long have you been with Buffalo?
My anniversary is in March, so that’ll be two amazing years I’ve been with The Herd.
By Amelia Gotobed, Buffalo Exchange HQ
At Buffalo Exchange, we know that we owe our success to the communities that surround us. That’s why giving back has always been built into our business model. For the past 22 years, Buffalo Exchange has been supporting the arts in its birthplace of Southern Arizona through the Buffalo Exchange Arts Award. According to Spencer Block, art is not the cherry on top – it’s essential to the well-being of society.
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.