By Jessica Pruitt In 1974, when Kerstin Block first had the idea for a different sort of secondhand shop, she never expected it to grow into what it is today – she just followed her love of thrift store shopping. “I came upon the idea that there must be other people who are equally addicted […]Full Story
Hey New York! Buffalo Exchange Chelsea is so excited to announce that the one and only Diana Chamomile will be hosting a Sip and Shop in our store this May! On Saturday, May 4th from 2-4pm, stop by shop a special selection of Diana’s top picks! We’ll have tasty refreshments to sip and snack on […]View Events
Hey ABQ! Buffalo Exchange Albuquerque wants your spring closet cleanout! We’re looking for great men’s and women’s staples like T-shirts and denim. Now’s a great time to sell because, when we buy three spring items from you between Monday, April 15th and Tuesday, April 30th, you’ll receive a $5 off coupon for you next purchase! […]View Wanted
Hey ABQ! Buffalo Exchange Albuquerque wants your spring closet cleanout! We’re looking for great men’s and women’s staples like T-shirts and denim. Now’s a great time to sell because, when we buy three spring items from you between Monday, April 15th and Tuesday, April 30th, you’ll receive a $5 off coupon for you next purchase! Remember, we buy the best of ALL seasons, including, designer, vintage, shoes, accessories and more, so bring in any of your past favorites and your closet cleanout could bring you cash or trade for new-to-you pieces to add to your spring wardrobe!
Howdy, Tucson! Buffalo Exchange is stocking up for spring and summer and we want your closet cleanout! We’re currently looking for warm-weather pieces like dresses, tank tops, shorts and women’s T-shirts. If you have clothes more fit for fall and winter, bring them in, too – we buy all seasons, year round! For the fellas, we’re especially on the hunt for great jackets and sweaters. One more thing: don’t forget the footwear like canvas sneakers, espadrilles and sandals for men and women. Your closet cleanout could turn into cash or trade to spend on your new spring look!
Hey New York! Buffalo Exchange Chelsea is so excited to announce that the one and only Diana Chamomile will be hosting a Sip and Shop in our store this May! On Saturday, May 4th from 2-4pm, stop by shop a special selection of Diana’s top picks! We’ll have tasty refreshments to sip and snack on and we’ll even be giving away a Buffalo Exchange gift card! This is the perfect time to meet Diana and pick up those fresh floral, vintage and uniquely Diana Chamomile pieces you love. RSVP on Facebook for reminders and updates about the event!
By Savy Kroop
Every year, the Buffalo Exchange Arts Award honors a member of the local art community in Southern Arizona with $10,000 so that they can continue doing their great work. On January 29, 2019, family, friends and other local artists gathered at the University of Arizona Poetry Center to celebrate as this year’s winner, Dante Celeiro, accepted the award.
Dante Celeiro accepting the 2018 Buffalo Exchange Arts Award from Kerstin Block, Founder of Buffalo Exchange
History of the Arts Award
The Buffalo Exchange Arts Award was established in 1994 by Buffalo Exchange founders Kerstin Block and Spencer Block to highlight emerging artists in the performing and visual arts as well as individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the arts through education, organization and advocacy. Each year, candidates are selected by two separate panels of experts who are familiar with the Southern Arizona Arts scene. Over the years, Buffalo Exchange has worked alongside the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona to award over $200,000 to 24 Southern Arizona artists.
Community Leader Dante Celeiro
Hailing from NYC before heading to the Southwest, Dante has been involved with social activism in the arts community for over 25 years. He started the Tucson AIDS memorial quilt panels at the Southern Arizona Aids Foundation and now manages Boys R Us, Arizona’s first gender performance troupe. Feeling that there needed to be more safe spaces for the LGBTQIA+ community, he also created Fluxx, a non-profit that advocates open dialogue about queer culture. The organization aims to boost visibility and encourage the creation of queer arts and culture through exhibitions, performance art and workshops. Fluxx recently hosted a 10-week “School of Drag” program, for example, that taught 11- to 16-year-olds about the history of drag, makeup, costumes, wigs and dance.
At Buffalo Exchange, we know that we owe our success to the communities that surround us. “We’ve always believed that art is essential to the well-being of the community,” says Buffalo Exchange Founder Kerstin Block, “and Dante really exemplifies that. He has dedicated himself to mentoring young people in the arts and providing them with safe spaces where they can be themselves. We’re proud to support someone who has done so much for LGBTQ youth.”
Attention, Buffaloes! All Buffalo Exchange locations will be closed on Sunday, April 21. But don’t fret! We’ll reopen for normal business hours on Monday, April 22. P.S. We hope you’ll all join for our Earth Day $1 Day Sale, happening Saturday, April 20 at all locations except outlets at normal store opening hours! Shop a selection of $1 clothing and accessories for a cause – all proceeds go to the Humane Society of the United States’ Animal Rescue Team. Hope to see you there!
Hey, Tempe! If you’re spring-cleaning your closet, bring in your women’s T-shirts to Buffalo Exchange off of Main Street! We’re looking for all kinds of tees: lightweight cotton basics, fun graphic prints, classic vintage tees, you name it! When we buy three women’s T-shirts from you between 4/6 – 4/20, we’ll give you a coupon for $5 off of your next Buffalo purchase! If you’re not the T-shirt type, we’re buying for spring as well: warm-weather pieces like dresses, skirts and sandals. Guys, we’re also looking for your men’s items like short-sleeve button downs, shorts and casual sneakers (but don’t forget that we buy ALL seasons year round)! Your closet cleanout could be worth cash or trade to spend on your new springtime look!
It’s that magical time of year when shopping at Buffalo Exchange does some EXTRA good: our Earth Day $1 Day Sale is back, this time benefiting The Humane Society of the United States! On Saturday, April 20th, all Buffalo Exchange locations across the country (excluding outlets) will have a selection of men’s and women’s clothing, shoes and accessories for just $1 APIECE! It gets even better – 100% of the proceeds will be donated to The Humane Society of The United States and their efforts to rescue animals from natural disasters and abusive conditions. The sale is CASH ONLY and clothes move quickly, so be sure to get there early! Sale starts at each location’s normal opening hours and goes until supplies run out. Click here for more info on The Humane Society of The United States and the Animal Rescue Team.
Location: All Buffalo Exchange Stores (excluding outlets)
Date: Saturday, April 20
Time: Normal Store Opening Hours – While Supplies Last
RSVP to our event on Facebook here!
Calling all vintage lovers: Buffalo Exchange Las Vegas is pleased to announce that Jasmin of Vintage Vandalizm is hosting another Sip and Shop in our store this April! Join us on April 17th from 7-9pm for this exciting after-hours event. This is the perfect place to kick off your Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly weekend with a curated selection of amazing retro and vintage pieces. Sip on something from Makers + Finders, snack on sweet treats from Donut Bar LV, snap pics of your vintage look in our photo booth and enter your name into the raffle for a Buffalo Exchange gift card! It doesn’t end there – the first ten attendees will receive a Buffalo Exchange tote bag filled with goodies from Sauavecita, Tatyana Boutique and more. We can’t wait to see you there!
Hey, Cali! If you’re ready to clean out your closet for spring, be sure to bring the things you’re no longer wearing to Buffalo Exchange Berkeley, San Francisco (Haight St) and Costa Mesa! We’re looking for warm weather pieces like dresses, short-sleeve button downs, tees and shorts. Since it’s still cool at night, we’re also buying lightweight jackets and sweaters. Cleaning out shoes and accessories like sunglasses and hats? We take those, too! Bringing in your closet cleanout could turn your past favorites into extra cash or trade to spend on new-to-you pieces.