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 guys! If your closet is packed full with awesome menswear pieces that you just don’t wear anymore, now is the perfect time to sell your cleanout at Buffalo Exchange. We’re looking to fill our racks with great menswear pieces like button-ups, graphic tees and denim. Fall is just around the corner, so we’re also on […]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
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 guys! If your closet is packed full with awesome menswear pieces that you just don’t wear anymore, now is the perfect time to sell your cleanout at Buffalo Exchange. We’re looking to fill our racks with great menswear pieces like button-ups, graphic tees and denim. Fall is just around the corner, so we’re also on the lookout for cooler-weather pieces like sweaters, jackets and jeans. If your closet is feeling cluttered by shoes, hats or other accessories, bring those in too– we want to see all of the stylish menswear you have! Selling your closet cleanout can get you 30% back in cash or 50% back in trade to freshen up your already amazing wardrobe – we can’t wait to see what you bring in! Scroll down for more details and to find out if there’s a special Dudeapalooza event happening in your area!
Buffalo Exchange Sherman Oaks (August 23rd – 25th and August 30th – September 1st) – Sell five or men’s items and receive $5 off your next purchase!
Buffalo Exchange Tucson (August 23rd – September 1st) – Sell five or more pieces and get a $5 Off coupon!
Buffalo Exchange Santa Monica (NOW – August 31st) – Sell five or more menswear items and you’ll receive a $5 off coupon! We’re especially looking for great summer pieces like button-ups, graphic tees and denim.
Buffalo Exchange Ventura (NOW – August 31st) – Sell five or more awesome men’s items to receive a special goodie bag! We’re looking for a little bit of everything, from basics like tees, button-ups and shorts to one-of-a-kind vintage and designer goods.
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!
Save the date, Tucson! On Sunday, August 25th, the Humane Society of Southern Arizona will be hosting a fundraising $1 Sale at their central headquarters (635 W Roger Road) as part of our new Clothing for the Community® initiative. The sale starts at 8am 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 HSSAZ, an organization that works to create a better future for pets through adoption, veterinary care and more. We can’t wait to see you there!
Bonus: You can pay with cash OR card
Date: Sunday, August 25th
Time: 8am-12pm (while supplies last)
Location: 635 W Roger Road
Let your friends know about this amazing sale by RSVP’ing on Facebook!
More about Clothing for the Community:
Through our new Clothing for the Community program, Southern Arizona non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations 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 $28,577 since 2015 and we look forward to even more charities and organizations benefiting from these donations. Interested in becoming our next beneficiary? Send an email about your organization to PR@BufEx.com.
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!
The fall semester is almost here and Buffalo Exchange wants to help you go back to school in style. Buffalo Exchange has everything you need to start the new year off right, from denim and sweaters to sneakers and even backpacks. This is also the perfect time to clean out your closet; we buy all seasons year round and your closet cleanout could be worth cash or trade to spend on your new threads. Scroll down for more details and to find out if there’s a special back to school event happening in your area!
Buffalo Exchange Charlotte – NOW – August 24th: Stop by and enter for your chance to win some sweet school supplies! Raffle winner will be picked on Saturday, August 24th.
Buffalo Exchange Portland (Hawthorne), Buffalo Exchange Portland (Downtown), Buffalo Exchange Eugene, Buffalo Exchange Seattle (U-District), Buffalo Exchange Seattle (Market), Buffalo Exchange Bellingham – August 23rd – 24th: Stop by for refreshments while you shop and enter to win a $25 Buffalo gift card and a backpack full of goodies. Be sure to show us your student OR teacher ID and we’ll give you $5 off your next purchase!
Buffalo Exchange Fullerton, Buffalo Exchange Long Beach, Buffalo Exchange Los Angeles (Melrose), Buffalo Exchange Santa Monica, Buffalo Exchange Sherman Oaks, Buffalo Exchange Ventura – August 24th – 25th: Shop for your fall wardrobe while snacking on treats and enter our raffle to win a $25 Buffalo gift card – don’t forget to show us your student OR teacher ID and we’ll give you $5 off your next purchase!
Buffalo Exchange Chicago (Andersonville) – August 30th – September 2nd: Receive $5 off of your next purchase when you show us your school ID (teachers, too)!
Buffalo Exchange Somerville – August 31st: Show us your student OR teacher ID and we’ll give you $5 off your next purchase!
Buffalo Exchange Tucson – August 31st: Shop new and recycled clothing and enjoy treats, giveaways and raffle prizes (including a hydroflask)!
Buffalo Exchange Philadelphia – September 9th: Enter our FREE Back to School raffle for your chance to win a $40 Buffalo Exchange gift card, a $15 gift card to Staples for cute school supplies, limited edition Buffalo swag and more! Be sure to stop by our craft table to make a custom beaded necklace, and show us your student OR teacher ID with your purchase – you’ll receive a goodie bag and $5 off your next purchase!
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!
Fall is finally on its way! If your closet didn’t get the memo, Buffalo Exchange is ready to help you refresh your wardrobe with everything you need to prepare for the cooler weather! We have all of the fall essentials like denim, sweaters and jackets, flannels, scarves, and beanies. Don’t forget to keep your toes warm with a pair of new-to-you booties! No need to break the bank when shopping for the new season – remember that we’re currently buying for fall! The pieces you loved last fall could be worth cash or trade to spend on some new favorite looks.
We recently had the chance to chat with Paris Warren, a longtime Buffalo Exchange shopper and creative freelancer based in New York. In his professional life, he enjoys wearing a number of hats – from stylist to fashion director to magazine editor and more! This approach applies to his personal style as well – “I’m open to wearing anything,” he says. He describes his style as eclectic and loves shopping for unique pieces at Buffalo.
Be True to Who You Are
On a day-to-day basis, Paris takes inspiration from the people on the streets of New York and admires well-thought out looks with attention to detail. “It never gets old,” he says of NY street style. He believes in pushing the limits of personal style without sacrificing comfort. “Be true to who you are,” he advises, “and let that resonate with what you wear.”
The Paris Warren Essentials
For summer (especially in humid NYC), Paris’ ideal look consists of biker shorts and a graphic tee – basically something easy and breezy to throw on. He’s all about the layering, though, so he personally can’t wait for fall and winter to come back around. This season, he’ll be frequenting one of NY’s six Buffalo Exchange stores in search of faux fur jackets in a variety of fun colors.
One Person’s Closet Cleanout is Another’s Treasure
Paris loves wearing pieces from independent designers as well as secondhand finds from places like Buffalo. “A lot of people don’t know anything about Buffalo Exchange,” he says, “but they should take the opportunity. The staff is really nice and goes above and beyond. There’s also a lot of versatility that you don’t see elsewhere and high quality products. They don’t just buy anything – the selection is curated.” His favorite Buffalo find of all time? A vintage Christian Dior jacket that he scored at Buffalo Exchange Houston. “I don’t only look for high-end brands,” he says, “but it’s pretty amazing when you can find a deal like that.”
However you choose to express your personal style, take it from fashion enthusiast Paris Warren: shopping secondhand is the way to go! Grab your cleanout and head to your local Buffalo Exchange to trade it in and shop for some new-to-you finds – you might score the likes of a vintage designer jacket or even just the perfect pair of jeans.