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 Tucson! This year marks the 30th Annual All Souls Procession and, to celebrate, Buffalo Exchange is having another $1 sale at our Tucson location (2001 E Speedway). Come join us on Saturday, October 5th to shop a selection of men’s and women’s clothing for ONLY $1 APIECE! All proceeds from the sale will […]View Events
All Buffalo Exchange stores are preparing for cooler days! We’re looking to fill our racks with everything from sweaters, coats and lightweight jackets to denim and boots. We’re also looking for fall accessories like scarves and beanies! If you’re not ready to part with your fall favorites but still want to sell your closet cleanout, […]View Wanted
By Aarian Frye
It’s the most wonderful time of the year — Halloween! As the witching hour approaches, you may find yourself without a costume – that’s where Buffalo Exchange comes in. From our favorite movies to our favorite foods, we’ve compiled some of our favorite costumes from last year to inspire your look this Halloween! Ready to recreate one of these? Just step into your local Buffalo – we’ll help you find everything you need to create your spookiest costume yet!
Want a super trendy costume that you can pull together with pieces from your own closet? Live out your teenage dream with looks from your favorite high school comedies!
A Mean Girls costume is totally fetch – just don’t tell Regina George! Photo from Buffalo Exchange Tempe.
If there’s any time to try out the Romy and Michelle diet of gummy bears, jellybeans and candy corn, it’s Halloween! Photo from Buffalo Exchange Boston (Allston).
XOXO, you know you love this Gossip Girl group from Buffalo Exchange Brooklyn (Boerum Hill)!
Hello, NY! This Friday, September 13, be sure to stop by Buffalo Exchange Chelsea from 1-4pm to add some unique DIY flair to your Buffalo Exchange purchases. FabScrap designers specializing in denim, embroidery and hand-painting will be on-site to help you upcycle recovered fabrics into a one-of-a-kind style. This is a great chance to do something fun with fabric scraps that might otherwise end up in landfills. PS Don’t forget to bring in your closet cleanout as well – we’re buying for fall and the best of all seasons!
Hey Tucson! This year marks the 30th Annual All Souls Procession and, to celebrate, Buffalo Exchange is having another $1 sale at our Tucson location (2001 E Speedway). Come join us on Saturday, October 5th to shop a selection of men’s and women’s clothing for ONLY $1 APIECE! All proceeds from the sale will benefit the All Souls Procession, coming up on November 2 & 3. The sale is CASH ONLY and goes from 10am-1pm (while supplies last!), so be sure to hit the ATM ahead of time and get there early. Don’t miss your chance to support this one-of-a-kind community event while scoring amazing deals. See you there!
Date: Saturday, October 5th
Time: 10am-1pm, while supplies last!
Location: Buffalo Exchange Tucson (2001 E Speedway Blvd.)
Hey, Chicago! Have you gotten the chance to check out our newest location in Andersonville? Visit us at 5252 N Clark St this September for our Bring a Buddy event! From September 16th-22nd, we’ll give you a $5 coupon towards your next purchase when you bring in a friend to sell your closet cleanouts together. We’re buying for fall and the best of all seasons and your closet cleanout could be worth cash or trade to spend on a new look just in time for the cooler weather. We can’t wait to see you there!
TUCSON! Shop, save and fundraise at an upcoming Clothing for the Community® $1 sale! Update your wardrobe with a fantastic selection of clothing & accessories for JUST $1 apiece while supporting a great local non-profit. Through our new Clothing for the Community® program, Southern Arizona non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations can apply to receive large clothing donations from Buffalo Exchange’s Sell By Mail program. Charities can then use this donation of clothing and accessories to generate money for their organization by hosting a $1 Sale. Variations of this program have raised $40,591 since 2015 and we look forward to even more charities and organizations benefiting from these donations. Read on to find out about $1 sales coming up soon!
Saturday, September 28
Habitat for Humanity Tucson $1 Sale
On Saturday, September 28, Habitat for Humanity Tucson will be hosting a fundraising $1 Sale at the Tucson HabiStore (935 W Grant Road). The sale starts at 9am and $1 items go quickly, so get there early to support an amazing cause while shopping a fantastic selection of clothing and accessories! 100% of the proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity Tucson, an organization that works on the affordable housing crisis in our community. Let your friends know about this sale by RSVP’ing on Facebook!
Date: Saturday, September 28th
Time: 9am-1pm (while supplies last)
Location: Tucson Habistore – 935 W Grant Road
Saturday, October 5
All Souls Procession $1 Sale
On Saturday, October 5, Buffalo Exchange Tucson (2001 E Speedway Blvd) will be hosting a fundraising $1 Sale to benefit the All Souls Procession. The sale starts at 10am and $1 items go quickly, so get there early to support an amazing cause while shopping a fantastic selection of clothing and accessories! 100% of the proceeds will go to Many Mouths, One Stomach, a collective that works to put on this inspiring event each year.
Date: Saturday, October 5
Time: 10am-1pm (while supplies last)
Location: Buffalo Exchange Tucson (2001 E Speedway Blvd)
Saturday, January 11
Presidio School $1 Sale
On Saturday, January 11, Presidio School will be hosting a fundraising $1 Sale at 1695 E Fort Lowell Blvd. 100% of the proceeds will go to this award-winning non-profit school’s efforts to close the achievement gap.
Date: Saturday, January 11
Time: 9am-1pm (while supplies last)
Location: Presidio School (1695 E Fort Lowell Blvd)
By Aarian Frye
Ready to clean out your closet and looking for the best way to sell clothes? Tackling this task is no easy feat, so here’s a handy guide to navigate through your overstuffed wardrobe and into the world of resale fashion! Keep reading for a few tips to easily pare down and sell your past favorites to Buffalo Exchange.
Go Marie Kondo on Your Closet
The first step is to Marie Kondo your closet! Ask yourself if you’ve worn it in the past year or if you’re only holding onto it for sentimental reasons (your mom gave it to you, you really liked it but never get around to wearing it, etc). Most importantly, ask yourself if it truly sparks joy for you! If you’re keeping an item under the conditions of losing or gaining weight, magically growing six inches as an adult or being invited to some fantastical special occasion, it may be time to sell it or donate it so that it can spark joy for someone new.
As you pull items out of your closet, the second step is to sort everything into two piles – one to sell and one to donate instead of bringing it to Buffalo. If an item has a small spot that won’t wash out or a hole, you may want to donate it to a local non-profit. Pro Tip: Don’t over-edit your bag of items to sell! Buffalo takes in the best of all seasons, year-round and is always looking for a wide variety of freshly laundered styles in good condition. When in doubt, bring it in! PS If there’s no Buffalo near you or you’re too busy to bring your closet cleanout into the store, try Sell By Mail. Order a kit online, fill it up and drop it off with UPS! Within a few weeks of Buffalo Exchange receiving it, you’ll have extra cash in your pocket or trade to spend.
The Best Way to Sell Clothes
Woohoo, you made it to Buffalo Exchange! If there are other people waiting to sell, the Buyers may ask you to have a seat or jump in line. When they call you up to the counter, they’ll ask for your ID and phone number. If you’re anxious about your clothing being judged, don’t stress. Buffalo’s Buyers will be happy to take a look at everything you brought and they base their decisions off of styles that are currently selling well for the store, not off a personal judgment call. In order to make educated decisions, Buyers go through a ton of initial training and, even after that, it’s an ongoing learning process. Buyers spend a lot of time researching current styles, talking to customers about what they’re shopping for and going through the store’s inventory to find out what’s selling well, what’s not selling so well and which areas are either lacking or overly full.
Hey, Nashville! Rise, shine and brew yourself a cup of coffee because Buffalo Exchange Nashville is extending their hours! Starting on Monday, September 2nd, Buffalo Exchange Nashville will be opening their doors an hour earlier at 10 am for you to shop new-to-you pieces. PLUS we’re now buying for fall, so get a head start on selling your closet cleanout today!
All Buffalo Exchange stores are preparing for cooler days! We’re looking to fill our racks with everything from sweaters, coats and lightweight jackets to denim and boots. We’re also looking for fall accessories like scarves and beanies! If you’re not ready to part with your fall favorites but still want to sell your closet cleanout, we buy all seasons year round! And don’t forget that we buy one-of-a-kind vintage and even costumes (hello, Halloween!). Focusing on classes for the new semester? You can sell your closet cleanout online with Buffalo Exchange’s Sell By Mail program. Just request a bag online, fill it with your closet cleanout and ship it out for FREE. We can’t wait to see all your favorite fall styles!
Hey, Minneapolis! Buffalo Exchange on Lyndale Ave wants your menswear. We’re looking for staples like button-down shirts, denim, tees and shorts. As you’re cleaning out your closet, don’t forget the accessories like shoes, hats + beanies or that rad backpack you just haven’t used in a while! Fall is coming soon, so we’re also looking for cool-weather classics for both guys and gals like coats, sweaters, boots and more. Bring us all things fall! When you sell at Buffalo Exchange, your closet cleanout could turn into 30% back in cash or 50% in trade to put towards a fall look. We’ll see you soon!
By Katherine Bonnie & Aarian Frye, Photography by Katherine Bonnie
Meet Sedona: the electrifying dirty pop group based out of New York City. The band is comprised of five members: Tia on drums, Merilyn on keyboard, Claire on guitar, and Lily on bass with lead singer Sedona at the forefront. Even though the group has a wide array of personal styles, they’re all avid thrifters with an appreciation for vintage gems. It’s little surprise, then, that the group loves shopping at Buffalo! “I’ve shopped at Buffalo for as long as I’ve lived in New York, so four years now,” Claire says. “My entire outfit is from Buffalo Exchange!” Tia adds.
Sedona did their first tour in March of 2019, driving 70 hours across the country in an old church bus to play SXSW and venues in New Orleans, Pennsylvania and their home base of NYC. “We played a bunch of shows. It was beyond fun to travel and perform with a group of inspiring ladies that I’m lucky enough to call my family!” says lead singer Sedona. They returned full of inspiration for new projects. All five members of the band light up when they talk about their plans for the group. “We set aside some time this summer to write together, which was a first for us, and we can’t wait to play more shows.”
Sedona’s next show is at Rough Trade in Brooklyn on Wednesday, August 14th. You can find their music on Spotify, Soundcloud and Youtube and keep up with the band on Instagram and Facebook. If you’re feeling inspired by this band’s catchy tunes and unique personal styling, head to your local Buffalo Exchange to shop some vintage finds of your own!