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, Portland! It’s time to soak up the sun and soak up the FUN with Buffalo Exchange Hawthorne! Kick off the summer in style on Saturday, June 29th with tasty refreshments and a raffle for a Buffalo goody bag while shopping for your summer vacation or selling your closet cleanout. PLUS we’ll be having a […]View Events
Hey Philly, clean out your closet and trade it in for cash or store credit at Buffalo Exchange! We’re buying a little bit of everything, but we’re especially on the lookout for men’s summer items like tees, short-sleeves shirts, lightweight jackets and pants! If you shoe collection is crowding your closet floor, we’re also looking […]View Wanted
Hey, Portland! It’s time to soak up the sun and soak up the FUN with Buffalo Exchange Hawthorne! Kick off the summer in style on Saturday, June 29th with tasty refreshments and a raffle for a Buffalo goody bag while shopping for your summer vacation or selling your closet cleanout. PLUS we’ll be having a hiring event for part-time Buyers from 3pm-5pm. Meet our team and fill out an application – you may even have the chance to land an on-the-spot interview! See you soon!
It’s summertime and the livin’ is easy! That’s why we’re extending our hours at Buffalo Exchange Phoenix for you to shop new-to-you summer pieces. Starting Monday, June 17th Buffalo Exchange Phoenix will be open Monday – Saturday from 10am-9pm and 11am-8pm on Sunday. That’s a whole extra hour to shop or sell your closet cleanout. Hope to see you soon!
By Savy Kroop
Summer is here and it’s time to kick back and relax with a trip to your destination of choice! If you’re anything like me, though, traveling, packing and airports can be stressful. We all know you’re supposed to “pack light”, but it’s easier said than done. How are you supposed to pack a bag that’s small enough to carry-on and still look cute throughout your entire vacation? The solution lies in creating a mini summer capsule wardrobe! When every single piece you pack goes together, you can’t really go wrong.
What to Take on the Plane
This one’s an oft-proclaimed traveling tip, but it bears repeating: wear your bulkiest pair of shoes and your jacket on the plane. This will allow you to pack light without sacrificing important pieces – whether it’s a pair chunky sneakers or your favorite denim jacket. Not to mention that planes often get very cold, so having your jacket handy is a win-win.
For your one personal item, I recommend a cute backpack instead of a purse. This will give you a lot more capacity and is great for on-the-go sightseeing. Lastly, don’t forget to bring a refillable water bottle (empty it out before security, of course). This will save you from buying a $6 bottle of water at the airport and/or desperately waiting for your flight attendant to come around with a teeny glass of water to quench your thirst.
Pack Light with a Vacation Capsule Wardrobe
I used to plan out every single outfit for each day of my vacation. This usually ended up in a suitcase overstuffed with an obscene amount of shoes, not to mention that I brought along tons of pieces that I never ended up wearing. No more! Even though I don’t subscribe to a capsule wardrobe when I’m at home, it makes vacation packing a warm ocean breeze.
A capsule wardrobe is a selection of staple items that can be easily mixed and matched. When I recently went to Florida to visit my family, for example, I brought along:
- 1 pair of jeans
- 1 pair of shorts
- 3 tee shirts
- 1 dress
- 1 bathing suit
- 2 pairs of shoes
- 2 pairs of sunglasses
With these items, I was able to put together at least 5 completely different looks! It also gave me a lot of flexibility to create an outfit that actually fit the temperature and situation on-the-fly. What they say is true – less is more! When you pack light with a capsule wardrobe, you can customize it to any style, but I definitely recommend including a simple T-shirt. You can wear it tucked, untucked, tied in a knot, over or under a dress and, if you’re feeling crazy, you could even cut into a crop top.
Double the Fun
My favorite tip to pack light is bringing pieces that can serve more than one purpose – for example, this sweet lemon-print swimsuit that can double as a cute tank top. BOOM! You just created another look for your vacation wardrobe. P.S. If you’re bringing extra sunnies and don’t have a case for them, just tuck them into your shoes to keep them safe throughout your journey.
The key to a successful capsule wardrobe, of course, is having solid staples that you truly love. If you’re not finding what you need in your own wardrobe, head down to your local Buffalo Exchange to trade in that great pair of jeans that just never fit quite right for new-to-you summer styles perfect for your vacation capsule wardrobe. Bon voyage!
Hey Philly, clean out your closet and trade it in for cash or store credit at Buffalo Exchange! We’re buying a little bit of everything, but we’re especially on the lookout for men’s summer items like tees, short-sleeves shirts, lightweight jackets and pants! If you shoe collection is crowding your closet floor, we’re also looking for summer accessories like sneakers and sandals, hats and sunglasses. Buffalo Exchange also buys all seasons year round and we love to see those unique, vintage, one-of-a-kind finds. When you bring in your closet cleanout, you could leave with cash or trade to spend on a new-to-you wardrobe. We can’t wait to see what you have!
Buffalo Exchange La Brea is moving just a few minutes away to 7912 Melrose Ave, right in the heart of one of LA’s top shopping districts. We’ll be closing early on Wednesday, June 18 at 6pm for the move and will be closed on June 19th and 20th. Starting June 21, shop our new Melrose location! Otherwise, we’re open to buy, sell and trade as usual. Hope to see you soon!
- June 18: Closing early at 6pm
- June 19-20: Closed
- June 21: Reopening at 7912 Melrose Ave
Hey, Minneapolis! Summer has arrived to the Twin Cities and Buffalo Exchange wants your spring-summer closet cleanout! We’re looking for men’s tees and short sleeve shirts, light jackets for those cool summer nights, blouses and dresses. Along with clothes, we’re also looking for summer shoes and accessories like sandals, canvas sneakers, hats, sunglasses and more. Not ready to part with your warm-weather wardrobe, but still holding onto your closet cleanout from last fall? Bring in your cool-temp clothing – we buy all seasons year round! Your closet cleanout could be worth cash or trade to spend on a summer getaway or a new-to-you look – maybe even both!
Hey, Orange County! Are you planning on getting your groove on at Day of Music in downtown Fullerton on Friday, June 21st? If so, be sure to stop by Buffalo Exchange Fullerton for our next Shop and Rock event with a live performance by Brandon Pfaff! We’ll be rocking out with Brandon from 4pm – 5pm on Friday, so join us for an afternoon of refreshments, cool tunes, and of course, the best secondhand shopping in the OC. Let your friends in on the fun by RSVP’ing on Facebook – we can’t wait to see you there!
Happy summer, everyone! Although the summer solstice is still on the horizon, the festivities have already begun – most notably Pride. Whether you’re strutting your stuff at Pride as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community or you’re tagging along as an ally, we’ve compiled a bundle of inspiration for you to take along on your pre-Pride shopping trip!
Pride Flag jumpsuit at NYC Pride 2018
A magnificent butterfly cape from Buffalo Exchange Astoria
Sequins at NYC Pride
Psychedelic Jumpsuit at NYC PrideFull Story
School’s out for summer! Whether you’re a student just finishing finals or working 9-5, everyone deserves a chance to relax and unwind – shouldn’t your wardrobe follow suit? Now’s the time to find your new look for summer at Buffalo Exchange! We have all of the warm weather essentials like skirts, tank tops and sundresses, short-sleeve button downs, graphic tees, and shorts! When you’ve picked out your look, finish it off with summer essentials like sandals, hats and sunglasses – Buffalo Exchange is a one-stop shop. But wait, before you spend all of your hard earned cash on a wardrobe refresh, remember that we’re currently buying for summer! The pieces you loved last summer could be worth cash or trade to spend on this year’s look. Pack your bags with your closet cleanout and hit the road to your local Buffalo Exchange today!