Things are warming up here at Buffalo Exchange because we’re now buying for spring! If Marie Kondo inspired you to tidy up and declutter your closet, bring in the things that no longer spark joy and sell them for your choice of cash or store credit. We’re looking for warm-weather items like dresses, short sleeved button-downs, lightweight sweaters and shorts and, of course, everyday staples like jeans and tees. Also, if you overstocked on jackets and coats this winter, we buy all seasons year round, so you can sell those, too! Psst… don’t forget that we buy vintage and one-of-a-kind finds. Our buy counter is open all day, every day and there’s no appointment needed to sell, so find your local Buffalo Exchange here and visit us today.
Saturday, March 16th and Sunday, March 17th, we’re excited to celebrate our 45th Anniversary! Join in the fun at any Buffalo Exchange to shop a curated pop-up shop of fun vintage goodies and one-of-a-kind finds. Our stores have been collecting lots of fantastic pieces for the occasion like pearl snap button-ups, 50s gems, Western wear, 60s and 70s vintage, beautiful prints, embroidered pieces and so much more. You never know what you’ll find, so be sure to stop by and help us celebrate!
Each Buffalo Exchange location will be putting its own spin on the event with tasty treats, some very special Buffalo swag and lots of giveaways. Many stores will have fun music and even live performances, so stay tuned to find out what’s happening at your local Buffalo. We can’t wait to see you there! To save the date, click here. ***Pop-up shop not available at outlets and Denver Annex.***
The fun doesn’t stop there: as a special thank-you to everyone who sells with us, we’re giving away a $1,000 Buffalo Exchange gift card! From now until Sunday, March 17th, sell at any Buffalo Exchange (excluding our outlet stores and Denver Annex) and provide your email address – you could win a $1,000 gift card to Buffalo that NEVER expires. Hello, shopping spree! For official giveaway rules, visit BuffaloExchange.com/Rules.
45 Years of Fashion
When Kerstin Block first started Buffalo Exchange in 1974, she never expected it to grow into the 48 stores in 19 states that it is today – she just followed her love of thrift shopping. “Somehow,” she says, “I came upon the idea that there must be other people who are equally addicted to this kind of shopping, but who didn’t want to sort through as much stuff.” Enter a new business model – a resale shop where customers could shop hand-picked treasures in one spot and also sell their clothes for cash or trade on-the-spot.
Kerstin and her husband, Spencer Block, ran the business hand-in-hand. Back then, their most common price was $3.50 and they sold primarily denim, hand-woven shirts and Kork-Ease shoes out of a 400 square foot space in Tucson, Arizona. From there, the business grew organically. “People just started bringing in all the stuff that they wanted to sell and they were amazing things,” says Kerstin. To this day, the company is still based in Tucson and runs much the same, though Kerstin’s daughter, Rebecca Block, has taken Spencer’s place in her current role of Vice President. We’re proud the company has made it to 45 years and look forward to celebrating with all of our wonderful customers! We wouldn’t be here today without you.
As 2018 comes to a close, we’re thinking about our hopes and resolutions for 2019, but we’re also thinking about all the great things that happened over the past year. We’d like to say thank you to all who have made our success possible. Best wishes and Happy New Year to all of our wonderful Buffalos – customers and employees alike! We couldn’t do it without you. Cheers to a fantastic 2019!
With 2019 on the horizon, we’re always looking to expand our Buffalo family. If you love fashion, people and working hard while having fun, make it your New Year’s resolution to join our herd! Apply in-store or online today. Happy New Year!
Now announcing our 2019 Coats for Cubs drive! From January 2 to April 22, you can donate your real fur coats and trimmings at any Buffalo Exchange location. All collected furs will be sent to wildlife rehabilitators, where they are repurposed into bedding that nurtures recovering wild animals, providing more warmth and familiarity than options like towels and sheets. These furs help injured and orphaned wildlife by keeping baby animals warm and minimizing human contact during the recovery process.
“It really helps the animals to have something to snuggle into,” says Jody Raines of Illinois Valley Wildlife Rehab. “It appears to relax them and makes them easier to work with. Every baby heads right to the fur hiding place when I take them in.”
Since 2006, when Buffalo Exchange first became involved with Coats for Cubs, we have collected and distributed over 15,108 furs. Last year alone, we collected 1,464 furs to give back to the animals. Help us make it another great year! To learn more and see photos of some of the animals who have benefitted from donated furs, visit CoatsforCubs.com.
Please note that we are not able to provide tax receipts since we are a collection point only and not a non-profit ourselves. If you would like a tax receipt for your donation, you will need to reach out directly to a rehabber and coordinate the donation on your own. We have a list of rehabbers on the CoatsForCubs.org under the Wildlife Rehabilitator Info tab. Also, most states maintain their own directories of certified wildlife rehabilitators, which can be a great resource.
By Aarian, Buffalo Exchange HQ
Hello, Buffaloes! If you read my blog about how much I love plaid, you know that one of my favorite holidays is fast approaching: Thanksgiving! As a verified overthinker and certified procrastinator, I understand that coming up with a look for Halloween may have sent you into a tizzy and now you’re stressin’ about what to wear over the week of family reunions and friendsgivings ahead – fret not, because I am here to help. Naturally, as any secondhand fashionista would, I shopped at my neighborhood Buffalo Exchange and came up with five different Thanksgiving outfits that will work for almost any occasion. Couch surfing at your family’s home? Covered. Friendsgiving chic? Got it. Meeting you significant other’s ‘rents? Nailed it! Read ahead for tips and tricks to copy this Thanksgiving – it’s easy as pie!
Game On! Thanksgiving Outfits Made for Comfort
There’s nothing quite like going home for the holidays. If you’re staying with the ‘rents during the long weekend, it’s definitely tempting to traipse down the hall in the sweatpants you slept in for Thanksgiving dinner (no judgement – we’ve all been there). To combat the alluring draw of comfort-over-all, pair a velvet T-shirt dress with your favorite pair of sneakers and a fuzzy cardigan, topping off the look with a matching beret. With this outfit, you’ll look put-together for your family photos with all the comfort of being wrapped up burrito-style in bed.
If you’re like me, you’re the dramatic friend. You know, the one who visits once a year to regale everyone with tales of what it’s like to live in a moderately larger city with two large bags of luggage in tow (def more stuff than necessary for a four-day trip). For my fellow drama queens, this look is for you! After feasting with your family, fight the urge to take a nap and catch up with the hometown folks you didn’t see at dinner in an attention-grabbing leopard print romper and floral blazer! The pattern mixing works because of the neutral color palette and the leopard print totally hides the mashed potatoes you dribbled on yourself earlier. WIN-WIN!
Gather Around for Gathered Sleeves
Let’s be real: Thanksgiving dinner is really Thanksgiving lunch. If you’re one of the few people that can hold out until a proper dinner time, let’s say 6 o‘clock, then 1) I commend you and 2) This evening look is for you. Here, I layered a faux-corset that has contrast stitching over a hunter green T-shirt with gathered sleeves. I don’t know about you, but I’m still loving sleeve details with various ties, puffs and cuffs. A plaid accordion-pleat polishes off the look but leaves plenty of room for late-night seconds (or thirds). Definitely one of my favorite Thanksgiving outfits!
Hot Turkey Tamale
If you’re looking for one of those Thanksgiving outfits that’ll show your fellow dinner guests (many of whom you see just a few times a year) you’ve got it all figured out and WEREN’T totally thinking about sweatpants to dinner, a blazer and skirt combo is the way to go. Brown suede compliments the cheery holiday red top and the silver grommet fastening draws attention to your square-toed silver block heels. Who looks like they read the New York Times instead of just scrolling through Twitter? You do, girl!
Meet the Parents: Holiday Edition
Cuffing season is here! You made it through a summer of singledom, met someone special and now it’s time to meet their parents. As far as Thanksgiving outfits go, you’ll probably want to air on the side of caution and go with something classic (read: not a sequin jumpsuit). Make a great first impression in a vintage-inspired paisley dress with flutter sleeves and simple pumps. Compliment the high collar with your favorite good-luck charm necklace and top it off with a camel-colored beret. Whip up a side dish (or pick up a premade one – no judgement!) and you’ll be the best guest ever!
Feeling stuffed with inspiration for Thanksgiving outfits? If I can talk turkey with you, it’s time to run down to your local Buffalo Exchange and shop for your look! Whatever event you’ll be attending, I can guarantee that they’ve got just the thing you need. Thanks for reading and have a happy Thanksgiving!
We’re so ice-cited for winter! At Buffalo Exchange stores around the country, get ready for cold weather by stocking up on warm clothing. We have the coziest styles – from teddy coats and leather jackets to luxe velvet jumpsuits and classic denim! We even have wintry accessories like scarves, knit hats and boots to help you prance through the snow. And don’t forget – while you’re shopping, it’s also a great time to bring in your closet cleanout. Sell us your past favorites from last winter or those awesome pieces from spring and summer that you just don’t think you’ll wear next year. We also buy shoes, accessories and jewelry. When you bring in your closet cleanout, you could receive cash or trade to put towards your new-to-you winter looks. Don’t hibernate – we’ll see you soon!
We’re not hibernating, but we’re still packing on the layers to prepare for colder weather – in other words, all Buffalo Exchange stores are buying for winter! Now’s the perfect time to clean out the past favorites from your closet in favor of new-to-you pieces to take you through winter. We’re in need of long sleeve tees, sweaters, knits, denim and jackets. Don’t forget: we also take shoes, accessories like jewelry and unique vintage pieces. If you’re still cleaning out some awesome summer items, bring those in too! We always buy the best of all seasons. Warming up to the idea of selling? Maybe this will help – for all items we buy, you’ll receive 30% back in cash or 50% back in store credit of the selling price!
How To Sell
You haven’t sold to Buffalo Exchange before? That’s SNOW problem! To sell, just bring your closet cleanout in anytime we’re open, along with a valid government issued ID. Check out our blog for more info on our selection and buying process.
If you’re not near one of our stores, we have a program just for you: Sell By Mail! It’s as simple as requesting a bag online, filling it up and sending it in.
By Aarian, Buffalo Exchange HQ
Winter is coming. If you find yourself at a loss over what to wear to combat the dropping temperatures and increasingly gray days, fret not: Buffalo Exchange is here to help! During a trip to Buffalo Exchange Tucson, I styled four different outfits perfect for beating the winter style blues. Read ahead to see the looks I came up with, along with styling tips for replicating them in your own wardrobe!
Lattice in Wonderland
For my first winter style look, I went with a timeless duo-chromatic color palette. I paired this gridded jumpsuit with a white turtleneck, topping the look off with the jacket du jour – a cropped trucker with contrast stitching. This jacket is the perfect layering piece because it provides warmth without bulk. To take my coordination to the next level, I finished the look with a mod-inspired handbag that has the same vertical split as the jumpsuit!
By Aarian, Buffalo Exchange HQ
Nowadays, there’s no shortage of pants for women – we’ve got skinny legs and wide legs, pleats and palazzos, cargo and disco – the list goes on and on! However, one of the most undersung styles is the capri. Also known as pedal pushers, these cropped pants are one of the many trends from the early 2000s making a major comeback this year. For everyone out there who may be hesitant to try this trend, we’ve got a few different ways to style capri pants!
Cargo and Capri Pants: A Love Story
For a sporty daytime look, we styled these khaki cargo capri pants (cargo is another trend to look out for this season!) with a printed crop top and illustrated coach’s jacket. Finish the outfit off with a pair of velvet loafers in a matching shade of royal blue for a look that’s casual but still perfectly put together.
That’s a Wrap: Tie Waists
If you’re new to mixing patterns, we suggest matching your main pieces with the same color – here, we mixed a striped pair of mustard and hunter green tie-waist capri pants with a polka-dotted wrap blouse in the same hunter green. Become a pattern mixing pro by topping off with a subtle snakeprint mule!
Power Clashing Capri Pants
Are you ready to take your capri pants to the next level? Plaid pants with a ruffled hem will do the trick! Go bold with an abstract cheetah print blouse and tortoise shell flats – the key is to keep your colors neutral and accessories minimal. This look isn’t busy – it means business!
Turn Up The Volume!
Capri pants come in all different shapes and drama is the name of the game with these culottes! A wide leg, simple pleat and rich cranberry color are exactly what you need for a fantastic cool-weather look. A long sleeve striped blouse with a smocked waist plays up the volume of the pant and a cheetah print ankle bootie balances the whole look.
Capri It Simple
Rounding out our capri countdown, we have a pair of cropped blue jeans! These jeans are sure to replace your go-to cuffed jeans, with an exciting asymmetrical fringed hemline. For a pop of color, a ‘70s botanical blouse pairs perfectly with maroon loafers and a timeless navy blazer.
As you can see, capri pants are an excellent option for staying stylish through the occasionally unpredictable temperatures of autumn when paired with smart layers and trendy footwear. Feeling inspired? Recreate these looks and find everything else you need for your fall wardrobe at your local Buffalo Exchange!
Welcome back to our Costume of the Day series! From now until Halloween, we’ll be posting new Halloween costumes daily, all DIY’d out of items found at Buffalo Exchange. From group costumes and couples costumes to standalone looks, we’re brewing up some scary good ideas for you guys, so be sure to check back regularly!
We DARIA you to find a better BFF costume than this! Photo from Buffalo Exchange Richmond Virginia.
Stephen King (Carrie, Christine, It)
Bring your favorite horror movie to life with costumes inspired by your favorite Stephen King characters! Picture from Buffalo Exchange Costa Mesa.
Feeling witchy? There’s still time to CRAFT up a DIY costume from Buffalo Exchange Brooklyn (Williamsburg)!
Beyoncé – Lemonade
Hold up: do you have your Halloween costume yet? We’re ‘Crazy In Love’ with this Beyoncé look from Buffalo Exchange Seattle (Market)!
Get all dolled up with costumes from Buffalo Exchange Atlanta!
Don’t clown around – find your last minute costumes today at Buffalo Exchange San Diego (Hillcrest)!
Pennywise and Friends
You’d be Penny-wise to shop for your Halloween costume at Buffalo Exchange New Orleans!
We can Harley wait for Halloween! Dress up as your favorite villains in the DC Comics universe with costumes from Buffalo Exchange Long Beach!
Diane von Furstenberg, Karl Lagerfeld, Betsey Johnson
Go glam this Halloween and emulate your favorite fashion designer! Photo from Buffalo Exchange Pittsburgh.
Buffalo Exchange Dallas is keeping up with your favorite reality show family this Halloween with these Kardashian-inspired costumes!
Witness these amazing Mad Max costumes at Buffalo Exchange Minneapolis!
Pizza Delivery and Pepperoni Slice
These costumes are stealing a PIZZA our heart! Your pizza-inspired Halloween costumes will be ready in fifteen minutes at Buffalo Exchange Bellingham. Stop on by!
Chicken Nugget and Ketchup
Can we give you a nugget of advice? Find matching costumes for you and your BFF at Buffalo Exchange Ventura!
It’s the night of the living dolls here at Buffalo Exchange Astoria!
Bride of Chucky
Hey, doll! Buffalo Exchange Washington DC has the costumes you need to make this Halloween a real scream!
Come one, come all to Buffalo Exchange Nashville ! Join in on the fun this Halloween with outfits handpicked by our fabulous costume stylists.