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
November 11th – 24th: Donate to South Eugene High School’s Economic Justice League Closet Is your closet overflowing with great men’s and women’s clothing, accessories and shoes? Stop into Buffalo Exchange Eugene with your closet cleanout anytime between November 11th and November 24th and you just might receive cash or trade for your past favorites! […]View Wanted
By Savy Kroop; Styling and Photography by Chris Bogard; Modeling by Roberto Aguilar & Brandon Santana
With temperatures dropping, it’s time to break out the layers! For cooler temps, we’re loving classically rich colors like mustard and maroon and bright details like graphic prints and pops of orange. Scroll through for a fresh take on classic menswear from photographer Chris Bogard at Buffalo Exchange Brooklyn (Williamsburg).
Brighten up a gloomy day with a neon orange jacket or vest!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year at Buffalo Exchange locations across the country! Now’s the perfect time to bring us your closet cleanout and trade it in for extra cash or store credit to spend on all of our gifty goodies. If you’re planning to shop or sell with us soon, just a reminder that we’ll be closed all day November 28nd, December 25th and January 1st and will be closing early at 5pm on December 24th and December 31st.
Thursday, November 28: Closed
Wednesday, December 24: All stores open until 5pm
Thursday, December 25: Closed
Tuesday, December 31: All stores open until 5pm
Wednesday, January 1: Closed
Our Tucson, Phoenix, Tempe, Albuquerque and Las Vegas stores are getting ready for chilly 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 or winter accessories like scarves and beanies. Now through November 30, bring your closet cleanout to any of our Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico locations – when you sell three fall or winter items, we’ll give you a $5 off coupon to put towards your winter wardrobe update!
By Savy Kroop, Photography by Lauren Dunn
Krewella is a woman-fronted, Pakistani-American musical duo based out of LA with an ear for electrifying dance music and an eye for eclectic, sustainable fashion. On and off the stage, the sisters, Jahan and Yasmine, express their creativity through their unique style. Over the past three years, they’ve made various lifestyle changes in order to live more sustainably – hang-drying clothing, for example, switching to LED lights and, of course, shopping secondhand at Buffalo Exchange!
An Open Mind is the Best Accessory
Jahan and Yasmine are passionate about keeping an open mind when it comes to alternative ways of self-expression. The sisters believe the key to personal style is unleashing your creativity and going with the colors, patterns and styles you are authentically drawn to.
Vintage Finds & Variety
Whether the girls are performing at a music festival or just heading out on the town, you can expect to see them rocking their ever-evolving, futuristic-meets-vintage style. If you were to take a peek into their wardrobe, you could find everything from vintage tees and traditional tunics with ornate patterns and embroidery to baggy athletic pants and studded belts. The sisters love discovering hidden treasures at Buffalo Exchange!
Rule #1: There Are No Rules!
A few years ago, Jahan and Yasmine began infusing vocals and percussion inspired by the sounds of Pakistan into their music. The resulting sounds – both playful and experimental – have in turn influenced their fashion choices.
Krewella released two new singles in 2019, Ghost and Mana, which you can find on Spotify and Youtube. Be sure to keep up with these artistic gals on Instagram and Twitter for out-of-this-world music and fashion inspo. Then, if you’re feeling inspired by their catchy tunes and unique aesthetic, head to your local Buffalo Exchange to shop for colors and patterns that speak to YOU!
If you’ve been to Buffalo Exchange, you may have seen Tokens for Bags® boxes near the checkout counter and wondered how they work. At Buffalo, it’s important to us to have a positive impact on the communities we’re apart of and on the environment. So, instead of giving out single-use plastic bags, we give shoppers 5 cent tokens to donate to their choice of three local charities. Since 1994, we’ve raised over $778,000 for thousands of local nonprofit organizations across the United States. We’ve also kept over 15.5 million plastic bags out of the environment! Read ahead to find out more about some of the non-profits you can support right now just by shopping at your local Buffalo Exchange.
Providing Love and Care to Senior Dogs at Frosted Faces
You can donate a charity token to Frosted Faces any time you shop at our San Diego, Pacific Beach location. Frosted Faces advocates and delivers quality veterinary care for senior animals whose lives are in jeopardy. By the looks on their adorable faces, you can see how much these love bugs appreciate all of the help and affection they receive from this awesome non-profit!
Fostering Creativity & Sustainability with Turnip Green
Love helping the environment? Drop a charity token in Turnip Green’s box any time you shop at our Nashville, Tennessee location. Turnip Green fosters creativity and sustainability through community education and reuse, diverting usable material from landfills. In particular, they collect paper and plastic products to use in artist workshops and after-school programs for children throughout the greater Nashville area. We love what Turnip Green does to help reduce waste and keep our planet green!
Keeping Active and Promoting Wellness through Chicago Run
Support Chicago Run when you shop at Buffalo Exchange Chicago (Wicker Park). They promote the health and wellness of Chicago children through innovative, engaging and sustainable youth running programs. Their goal is to improve and enhance the physical fitness and social/emotional well-being of all participants, ages pre-K through high school. Chicago Run serves 18,000 children and youth from 36 diverse neighborhoods throughout the area!
These are just a few of many amazing organizations you can support through Tokens for Bags®. Because of customers like you, we’re able to give back to communities across the US, so treat yourself to a feel-good shopping trip! Want to know which charities you can support when you stop by your local Buffalo Exchange? Find out more on our Tokens for Bags® page!
November 11th – 24th:
Donate to South Eugene High School’s Economic Justice League Closet
Is your closet overflowing with great men’s and women’s clothing, accessories and shoes? Stop into Buffalo Exchange Eugene with your closet cleanout anytime between November 11th and November 24th and you just might receive cash or trade for your past favorites! PLUS, for anything we aren’t able to buy, you can donate to the South Eugene High School’s Economic Justice League Closet. Enjoy your newly clean closet while supporting a great cause – we hope to see you soon!
Fall is here! We’re gearing up for cooler temps at BE Portland-Downtown – and we need your closet cleanout! We’re currently buying for fall and winter, so we’re looking for those great sweaters, jackets, pants and stylish boots you just haven’t worn in a while. Have a surplus of knit scarves? Bring them in, too! We’re also looking for cool weather accessories like beanies, scarves and even gloves. Holding on to your sweaters and jackets for now? No worries, because we buy the best of all seasons! We always look for closet staples like tees, button-downs and blouses, skirts and denim. When you bring in your closet cleanout, you could receive 30% back in cash or 50% in store credit to spend on a new look just in time for the holidays!
We recently had the pleasure of talking with Angelica Sundae, a hairstylist by day and electrifying drag performer by night. Angelica has been shopping at Buffalo Exchange for fifteen years, first in Las Vegas and currently at BE Manhattan. Read ahead for a Q+A about Angelica’s one-of-a-kind style, love for Buffalo finds and even a bit of fashion advice fit for a queen!
How would you describe your drag style?
A mix of dark, gothic glamour, Vegas showgirl glitz, and good old-fashioned buffoonery. The idea of being stunningly beautiful and also completely ridiculous is very appealing to me!
What do you like about shopping at Buffalo?
I have ALWAYS had luck finding interesting pieces there and I love that I can put together a really great look that doesn’t drain my bank account.
What type of events/performances do you go all-out for, fashion-wise?
Holidays (Halloween, New Year’s) as well as for events that I produce, such as my show ”Snack Theater” at Chelsea Music Hall in Manhattan.
What pieces are you currently looking to add to your wardrobe?
An extravagant robe and opera-length gloves in every color!
What fashion advice would you give to others?
Listen to yourself. If you know your body and you try different silhouettes, you will eventually find not only what looks best on you, but what makes you feel like a confident boss. Confidence is necessary to work any look.
Feeling inspired to add some glitz and glamour into your wardrobe? Take a cue from Angelica Sundae and find fabulous pieces on a budget at your local Buffalo Exchange! Secondhand shopping has never been so chic.
By Aarian Frye
It’s no secret that I have a whole lot of clothes – they live in two closets, dressers and, somehow, always in a pile on the floor. Don’t even get me started on my collection of bags, shoes and accessories! To help me sort through my overflowing wardrobe, I enlisted the help of my boyfriend, Dylan. He picked out my outfits for a week and, as a result, helped me realize that I needed to part with a few of my well-loved pieces and bring them in to Buffalo Exchange to sell!
What I wore: Free People dress with embroidered sleeves, vintage basket handbag, strappy Topshop sandals, Universal Threads mules, Forever 21 earrings
Why he picked it: He knew it was my favorite dress and he also knew I never usually end up wearing the strappy sandals or vintage handbag (spoiler alert: both, while very cute, are also very impractical).
How I felt: I love love LOVE this dress. What I didn’t love were these sandals. After brunch and an afternoon of thrifting, my feet were screaming for comfort. I had to go home and change into these mustard mules. The bag, too, proved to be difficult – it was too delicate for everyday use and, while I love vintage, I am more concerned with function over fashion (at least when it comes to handbags). These ones both went right into the bag for Buffalo Exchange!
What I wore: ASOS floral and zebra print blouse, BDG jeans, Dolce Vita sandals, cheetah print earrings, GAP tote
Why he picked it: I rarely wear jeans and I’ve never worn this blouse. This probably won’t come as a shock, but I often shop for an idealistic future – “Maybe I’ll wear this if I’m at this place at this time and the moon is in this phase.” It’s not realistic and I’m left with an abundance of clothes I never wear – thank goodness I can trade them for store credit Buffalo Exchange! I’d been holding onto this blouse for a special occasion, but Dylan showed me that I don’t need a specific reason to wear an outfit. If I love something, then I should wear it – who knew it could be so simple?
How I felt: I have to admit – I was hesitant to walk into the world in this look. A floral AND zebra print blouse with distressed kickflares, cheetah-print earrings and banded sandals?! At the end of the day, though, this turned out to be one of my favorite looks
What I wore: ASOS flower-striped dress, Universal Threads mules, vintage beaded bag, resin cherry earrings
Why he picked it: This was a hot day (here in Tucson, it stays warm a good chunk of the year), so Dylan paired this cotton dress with backless shoes and a minimal bag. A pragmatic choice that led to a super cute, put-together look!
How I felt: This was such a fun outfit and satisfied my craving for color coordination! It was just another day at the office, but the retro floral dress with the side tie reminded me of a sarong I’d wear on a tropical cruise. V refreshing! Also, I have to give Dylan props for the cherry earring selection. I wouldn’t have paired florals with fruit, but it works so well!
What I wore: Urban Outfitters smock-top, Forever 21 light-wash denim skirt, resin circle earrings, ASOS tiger mules, GAP tote
Why he picked it: Casual Tuesday, anyone? We were in a bit of a rush to get out the door this morning, but this outfit doesn’t show it. A denim skirt paired with a cotton blouse is simple and always stylish. For a bit of fun, Dylan decided to add these tiger print mules I could easily slip on and matching orange and black resin earrings. I was ready for the day in no-time!
How I felt: I love any and all smocking and the denim skirt is a staple of my closet (I have this same skirt in a medium-wash denim). However, my love for fun shoes proved to be incompatible with my achy feet! Although I didn’t have to change footwear mid-day, I think these shoes should go to someone who’ll wear them waaay more frequently, which means they’re going right into the Buffalo Exchange bag!
What I wore: Striped apron dress (brand unknown), navy camisole (brand unknown), ASOS gold bamboo earrings, Dolce Vita Sandals, vintage handbag
Why he picked it: Taking some advice from the times I’ve styled him myself, Dylan wanted to try out a fully neutral look without going monochromatic.
How I felt: While it’s true that all neutrals go together, I wasn’t so sure about this one. For some reason, the beaded bag with bamboo handles and two-strap sandals didn’t quite feel right with the look. I’m definitely still going to hold onto this dress, but I usually reserve it for fall when I can layer it over a black turtleneck, tights and booties – picky, I know. I learned that maybe I should stash this piece away with my fall/winter items. Still, I commend Dylan’s concept of tonal dressing!
What I wore: Forever 21 zebra-print button down, Target denim skirt, Converse high-tops, vintage woven handbag, Forever 21 marbled resin earrings
Why he picked it: Feeling inspired by the 80s revival, Dylan went for a graphic black and white look with a bold pattern. Then, he added the neon green bag for a pop of color.
How I felt: This was fun! I have a ton of animal print in my closet, and this button-down is something I routinely pushed back because I wasn’t sure how I wanted to style it. Who would’ve known all I needed was my dependable denim skirt? This is a great outfit to take me from my 9-5 to happy hour!
What I wore: Free People dress with embroidered sleeves (this time in blue!), Universal Threads Mules, retro belt, blue tassel earrings (brand unknown), vintage beaded handbag
Why he picked it: Another thing about me: when I love something, I buy it in every color I can. Knowing this, Dylan wanted to end the week with something familiar but really jazz it up with metallics, beads, tassels and rhinestones.
How I felt: Great! In retrospect, I feel like I need to invest in a steamer, but wrinkles aside, this is a go-to look! While I was initially unsure of wearing so many sparkly accessories at once, everyone I interacted with today complimented me on how the whole thing came together, to which I gracefully replied, “Thank you, my boyfriend is my stylist.”
All in all, I feel great about this week of outfits. Even though I was a little nervous at the start, it was such a treat to see what my boyfriend really thought about my clothes — not to mention how nice it was to not have to pick out my own outfit every morning! It also helped me realize which items I really don’t need to hold onto (wonderful as they may be!) Now, I’m taking my reusable tote filled with goodies to sell at Buffalo Exchange. If you’re feeling inspired to have your partner, friend or roommate sort through your closet and pick your looks for a week, I say go for it! You’ll probably end up with some great new outfit ideas and a bag full of items to clean out. Your local Buffalo Exchange buys the best of all seasons year round and your closet cleanout could be worth cash or trade to spend on a wardrobe refresh you’ll really love!
Hey ghouls and gals, it’s time again for our Costume of the Day series! From now until Halloween, we’ll be posting creative and exciting costumes daily to inspire your Halloween look. We haven’t even gotten to the best part – all of these costumes were DIY’d out of pieces from Buffalo Exchange! Whether you’re rolling with a whole spooky squad, flying solo or partnering up with your sweetheart for a couples costume, we have something for you. We add new costumes every day, so be sure to check back in!
Your Halloween costume is written in the stars: dress up as your zodiac sign! Gemini and Leo looks from Buffalo Exchange Boston (Somerville)
‘Running Out of Time’ for a Halloween look? Use your ‘New Magic Wand’ to become Tyler the Creator as IGOR! 📸 Buffalo Exchange Charlotte
Netflix and chill-out this Halloween with characters from your favorite movies and tv shows!
Cast a spell on everyone at the party with Hocus Pocus costumes from Buffalo Outlet Nogales!
We SPY a groovy group costume: Austin Powers, Dr.Evil and more from Buffalo Outlet San Antonio!
We’re cuckoo for costumes! For Halloween looks that really snap, crackle and pop, DIY your own cereal mascot ensembles at Buffalo Exchange.
DIY spaghetti and meatball costume? Now that’s what we call an ‘outfit recipe’! 📸🍝Buffalo Exchange Tucson
We don’t know if there’s ‘Life On Mars’, but this Ziggy Stardust costume from BE Costa Mesa is out of this world!
Before the party’s over, dress up like a ‘Bad Guy’ with a Billie Eilish costume from Buffalo Exchange Eugene!
Wrangle up a last-minute cowboy costume with western wear from Buffalo Exchange Long Beach!
Looking for a volcanic group ensemble this Halloween? Dress totally 80s as Andie, Duckie and Blane from Pretty In Pink! 📸 Buffalo Exchange San Diego (Pacific Beach)
Finally – an amazingly good Gordon Ramsay costume from Buffalo Exchange Austin!
SPOTTED: Cruella De Vil and 1 of 101 Dalmatians at Buffalo Exchange Williamsburg!
Racing to find a last-minute costume? Mario and Princess Peach costumes will take you to the finish line! 📸 Buffalo Exchange Bellingham
‘Grease’ is the word at Buffalo Exchange Chicago (Andersonville)!
Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? She’s shopping for costumes at Buffalo Exchange Bellingham!
Raise the BARRE this Halloween with a hippo ballerina costume from Buffalo Exchange Manhattan (NoHo)!
We’re seeing double with this US couple’s costume from Buffalo Exchange Philadelphia!
Feel unstoppable this Halloween in Kim Possible and Shego costumes from Buffalo Exchange Portland (Hawthorne)!
Put a smile on everyone’s face this Halloween with a spot-on Joker costume from Buffalo Exchange Brooklyn (Boerum Hill)!
For a well-balanced breakfast – we mean, Halloween costume – shop at Buffalo Exchange Portland (Downtown)!
Hello, Clarice: we can’t keep quiet about how much we love this Silence of The Lambs costume from Buffalo Exchange Portland (Hawthorne)!
It’s the season of the witch! Find Halloween costumes your whole coven will covet at Buffalo Exchange Berkeley.
We can’t MASK our HALLOWEEN excitement over these Laurie and Michael Myers costumes from Buffalo Exchange Richmond!
Go a little bit country and a little bit glam this Halloween with Dolly Parton and Rico Nasty costumes from Buffalo Exchange Williamsburg!
Brave Halloween night as one of our favorite fearless book characters, Coraline! 📸 Buffalo Exchange Portland (Hawthorne)
Explore the wild west — and the outer limits! — with cowboy and alien costumes from Buffalo Exchange Seattle (Ballard)
Wishing for more Euphoria? While you wait for season 2, Buffalo Exchange Pittsburgh has everything you need for a Jules, Kat and Lexi group costume!
We’ve got our ‘hands up’ for this Hustlers group costume from Buffalo Exchange Williamsburg!
For fresh Halloween costumes, order up a Wendy’s look from Buffalo Exchange Nashville!
Join the Hall of Halloween Fame this year as Ziggy Stardust, Jerry Garcia and Loretta Lynn from Buffalo Exchange Minneapolis!
Put on a show with a Joker costume from Buffalo Exchange Fullerton!
Stop by Buffalo Exchange Williamsburg for a devilishly good selection of angelic costumes
Pop star poll! Which Britney Spears look would you wear this Halloween: “Hit Me Baby (One More Time)” or “Toxic”? 📸 Buffalo Exchange Dallas
A Mean Girls group costume? That is so fetch! 📸 Buffalo Exchange Philadelphia
Want to be the ghost with the most? Dress up as Lydia Deetz and Beetlejuice for the best Halloween costumes of the millennium 📸 Buffalo Exchange Seattle (U District)
Party with the it-crowd in Euphoria Halloween costumes from Buffalo Exchange Phoenix!
Getting lost in the game of picking your fave pop star to emulate this Halloween? We’re giving you a sign to dress up as Britney Spears with a metallic bodysuit from Buffalo Exchange Albuquerque!
Spacing out on what to be this Halloween? Explore a galaxy of out-of-this-world costumes at Buffalo Exchange San Francisco (Mission District)!
Flower crowns, lace and embroidery? It’s a Midsommar day’s dream! Shop for summer brights and floral accents to create your own May Queen costume at Buffalo Exchange Chicago (Wicker Park)
Cowabunga! Show off your inner ‘Hero in a Half Shell’ with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Costumes from Buffalo Exchange San Diego (Hillcrest)
Zoinks, it’s the witches – actually, it’s the Hex Girls! Team up with your entire squad for a Mystery Inc group costume from Buffalo Exchange Houston.
Hello Angels, we’ve got a new mission for you: find Halloween costumes for your whole team at Buffalo Exchange Atlanta – Bosley, too!
Are you a Cloe, Jade, Sasha or Yasmin? Whatever your dream Bratz Pack role, express your ‘passion for fashion’ this Halloween with early 2000s looks from Buffalo Exchange Astoria!
We’re off to see the wizard – and the wonderful world of Halloween costumes at Buffalo Exchange Tucson!
Hey now, hey now: these Lizzie McGuire-inspired looks from Buffalo Exchange Philadelphia are what dreams are made of!
Before you head to Area 51, raid Buffalo Exchange Sherman Oaks for out-of-this-world Halloween costumes!
Crown yourself the May Queen of Halloween in a Midsommar group costume look from Buffalo Exchange Chelsea!
Cross Halloween costume shopping off your list with this Kill Bill duo from Buffalo Exchange Portland (Hawthorne)!
It’d be CRUELLA to not show off this sweet 101 Dalmatians group costume from Buffalo Exchange Ventura!
Tag, you’re IT! Halloween is more than just ‘Child’s Play’ when you have seriously spooky costumes from Buffalo Exchange Austin.
If you’re hanging out down the street this Halloween, stop into Buffalo Exchange Tempe for a That ‘70s Show inspired group costume!
Do a little hocus pocus this Halloween with a classically enchanting witch costume from Buffalo Exchange Santa Monica – no magic spells required!
We can’t tell a Big Little Lie: we’re obsessed with the Monterey Five! Line up at Buffalo Exchange Portland (Hawthorne) for the chicest Halloween group costume of the year.
Take your horse to the Buffalo Exchange DC for a Halloween costume that will be sure to hit Billboard’s No. 1 spot!
Write your own fairytale this Halloween with elegant dresses and whimsical accessories from Buffalo Exchange Manhattan (East Village)!
As you can see, we love Halloween! If you’re feeling inspired to take your costume to the next level but you’re not sure where to start, visit your local Buffalo Exchange! We’ll have a team of Costume Stylists on hand every Friday – Sunday starting September 27th who’d love to help you turn your costume fantasy into reality – you can find them around the store wearing a specialty Costume Stylist name badge. We’re also happy to help you put together a spooktacular look any day of the week. Happy Halloween!