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Shop, Save and Fundraise at a Clothing for the Community® $1 Sale!

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 Clothing for the Community® program, Southern Arizona non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations can apply to receive large clothing donations from […]

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Cleaning out your closet? Book an appointment to sell at your local Buffalo Exchange! We’re currently buying by in-person appointment and ask that you limit your cleanout to about 50 items. We’re buying for spring and the best of all seasons. As the temps get warmer we’re in need of lighter weight jackets and sweaters, tees, […]

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Love fashion? Why not apply today! Your local Buffalo Exchange is always accepting applications for entry-level Buyer positions.

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Taking Style Inspiration From My Dad

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By Estrella Sevilla Meza

In honor of Father’s day, I wanted to introduce you all to my awesome dad and his fun sense of
style. This is my dad, Jose. Ever since I can remember, he would wear Hawaiian shirts, Levi
jeans, boots, white sneakers, hats and Ray-Ban sunglasses.

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I’ve always enjoyed going shopping with him – and sometimes I even get a shirt or two and
shoes while I shop with him! A fun fact about the two of us: we’re both over 6 feet tall and we
both wear the same size shoes. So, unlike most daughters that share shoes and clothes with
their mom, I share with my dad. I often take style inspiration from him.

Happy Father’s Day to my dad, Jose!


Shop, Save and Fundraise at a Clothing for the Community® $1 Sale!

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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 Clothing for the Community® program, Southern Arizona non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations can apply to receive large clothing donations from Buffalo Exchange. 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 $80,800 since 2015.


Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona $1 Clothing Sale

Date: Friday, August 13th
Time: 7am-11am (while supplies last)
Location: Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona (4300 E Broadway Blvd)
Payments Accepted: Cash and card (for purchases $10 and up)

Hey Tucson, the time has finally come for the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona $1 Sale! On Friday, August 13th, shop an awesome selection of adult/teen clothing, shoes and accessories while showing your support for our local Girl Scout troops at 4300 E Broadway Blvd. The sale starts bright and early at 7am and $1 items go quickly, so make sure to get there early with cash or card in hand! 100% of the proceeds will go to Girls Scouts of Southern Arizona to keep providing leadership experiences to the girls in our community.


Humane Society of Southern Arizona $1 Clothing Sale

Date: Sunday, September 5th
Time: 9am-1pm (while supplies last)
Location: 1010 S Wilmot Rd (HSSA Thrift Store)
Payments Accepted: Cash and card

Support the shelter animals of the Humane Society of Southern Arizona! HSSA will be hosting a fundraising $1 sale at their main campus (635 W Roger Rd) on Saturday, September 4th starting at 9am. Shop a selection of clothing and accessories while helping out a great cause – 100% of the proceeds will benefit the HSSA and the pets they serve. Be sure to get there early as items go quickly!


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Arizona $1 Clothing Sale

Date: Friday, October 1st
Time: 9am-1pm (while supplies last)
Location: Trinity Presbyterian Church (400 E University Blvd)
Payments Accepted: Cash only

Tucson, help support the youth of our community and enjoy some shopping at the Big Brothers Big Sisters $1 Clothing Sale! On Friday, October 1st, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Arizona will host a $1 Sale at Trinity Presbyterian Church (400 E. University Blvd). This sale features men’s and women’s clothing, shoes and accessories for just $1 apiece, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters. This is a CASH ONLY sale, so be sure to stop by the ATM before you arrive!


Stay tuned for more $1 sales this fall!


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Support Your Community When You Shop at Buffalo Exchange!

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Looking for ways to support your community while sustainably updating your wardrobe for summer? Have no fear – Buffalo Exchange Tokens for Bags® is here! When you make a purchase at any of our locations, we skip the single-use plastic bag and hand you a 5-cent token instead. Drop your token into a box for one of four local non-profits in your area. We support a new round of non-profits every six months. Read on for some of the great organizations in our stores now through the end of June! Don’t see your city listed below? Find out about the non-profits sponsored by your local Buffalo at BuffaloExchange.com/Tokens-For-Bags-Charities.

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Arizona Wildlife Federation in Tempe

Help out your local Wildlife Federation next time you shop at Buffalo Exchange Tempe! The Arizona Wildlife Federation is a non-partisan, science-based non-profit protecting wildlife and their habitats through education, inspiration, advocacy and action.

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Shoal Creek Conservancy in Austin

Hey Austin! Heading to Buffalo soon? Support the Shoal Creek Conservancy by dropping a token in their box when you make a purchase. Shoal Creek Conservancy champions the Shoal Creek Watershed in Austin, TX. Through volunteer workdays, educational tours, water quality improvements and trail projects, they work with the community to make Shoal Creek healthier and more welcoming for all.

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Outdoor Outreach in San Diego

Support youth in your community at Buffalo Exchange San Diego (Pacific Beach). Since 1999, Outdoor Outreach has empowered youth through transformative outdoor experiences. More than simply removing barriers to outdoor access, their programs provide space for youth to overcome challenges, build positive relationships and find confidence in their power to make a difference in their lives and their communities.

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Woodhull Foundation in Brooklyn

Support freedom of sexual expression through the Woodhull Foundation when you shop at Buffalo Exchange Brooklyn! Freedom of sexual expression between consenting adults is a fundamental human right and that’s the work of Woodhull Freedom Foundation. Woodhull is a national organization working at the intersection of sexual and human rights. 

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Water.org in Kansas City

Make a difference in someone’s life by helping to provide access to water through Water.org next time you buy, sell and trade at Buffalo Exchange Kansas City! Water.org is an international nonprofit organization that has positively transformed millions of lives around the world with access to safe water and sanitation through affordable financing. 

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Neighborhood House in Portland

Hey PDX! Help out low income individuals at the Neighborhood House when you make a purchase at Buffalo Exchange in Downtown Portland. The Neighborhood House is a leading Portland-non-profit social service provider, delivering innovative, life-changing programs for low-income people of all ages and backgrounds. Their programs strive to prepare children for success in school and life, help families move beyond poverty and support seniors who wish to continue living independently.

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House of Tulip in New Orleans

Support trans and gender non-conforming people through the House of Tulip at Buffalo Exchange New Orleans. House of Tulip is a Black, trans-led 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides permanent housing to trans and gender non-conforming (TGNC) people while also providing the safety, security and guidance they will need to pursue their education, become employed and eventually become homeowners.

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The Gentle Barn in LA

Make a difference in someone’s life by supporting the fuzzy friends at The Gentle Barn when you stop into Buffalo Exchange Melrose. The Gentle Barn is a national nonprofit organization, founded in 1999 as a safe haven and place of recovery for severely abused animals. The Gentle Barn offers their unique philosophy of rehabilitating animals and connecting their stories of survival and healing to the personal experiences of inner city, at-risk and special needs children who have suffered physical, mental or emotional trauma.

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School on Wheels in Ventura

Help out students in your local area through School on Wheels next time you shop at Buffalo Exchange Ventura. School on Wheels provides free tutoring and mentoring to children from kindergarten through twelfth grade living in shelters, motels, vehicles, group foster homes and the streets of Southern California.

Since starting our Tokens for Bags® program in 1994, Buffalo Exchange has raised over $803,000 for thousands of local nonprofit organizations and kept over 16.06 million plastic bags out of the environment. Thanks for being a part of that and supporting your local community by shopping locally & sustainably! Stop into your local Buffalo to shop and support non-profits in your area or book an appointment to sell.


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Six Summer Style Trends To Try in 2021

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Just like the weather, summer style trends are coming in hot! As the temps warm up, it looks like there’s a new trend to add to your moodboard every day. To take some of the guesswork out of what to shop for this summer, we’ve compiled a short but mighty list of summer styles to liven up your wardrobe (Spoiler alert: all of these trends can be found at your local Buffalo Exchange!). Scroll through for our top picks on what to wear this summer.

Get into the Groove-y Florals

Florals are ubiquitous year-round, and summer is no exception. Switch out your modern prints for throwback 90s-does-70s florals in bold, bright colors. Bonus points for grungy baby-doll silhouettes or tres chic suit tailoring!

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summer style trends, Person wearing black mesh dress with brightly colored floral pattern, purposefully distressed sheer tights and platform shoes. Carrying purple satin handbag.

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Mesh-Dressed

Ah, the ultimate summer dressing dilemma: full coverage or breathability? Enjoy the best of both  worlds with semi-sheer, long-sleeved mesh shirts in your pick of patterns. When it comes to prints, we say: the bolder, the better!

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summer style trends, clothing laid flat, mesh longs sleeve top with swirling black pattern, orange and black tie-dyed pants, white sneakers and Pyer Moss logo beanie

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Y2K All Day

This one’s for all the zillennials out there! Inspired by the years between the late nineties and early aughts, Y2K style is back with tube dresses, graphic pants and kitschy accessories that would make even Zenon jealous.

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summer style trends, two people stand back to back, person on left holds up a peace sign wearing red lame pants, black cropped t-shirt and black platform boots. Person on right stands in Charlie's Angels pose, wearing purple lame pants, light purple cropped t shirt and black Converse sneakers.

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Par for the Corset 

Shapewear as everyday style has been around for a while (think compressive bike shorts styled for daily wear with tees or blazers), and the corset trend shows no sign of slowing down. Give major Bridgerton vibes with ivory satin or go punk rock with vegan leather and heavy-metal buckles!

summer style trends, group of three partially seated. they wear a combination of retro stripe button downs, tie-dye denim jackets, and a pastel pink dress styled with a corset

summer style trends, white corset tank top, vegan leather culotte shorts, black lace-up calf boots and small black baguette bag

summer style trends, two people stand against brown wall. person of left wears plaid dress with vest that acts as corset, persion on right wears romantic goth dress with black under-bust corset styled over it. both wear chunky platform boots with silver buckles and fixtures

Totally Twinning

As we’re able to reconnect irl with our bffs, coordinating outfits will be huge! Be it minimalist neutral sets, streetwear tees and cargos or Clueless-inspired plaid skirts and cropped tees, there’s a look out there perfectly tailored for your dynamic duo.

summer style trends, two friends stand outside of Buffalo Exchange dressed in "fairy grunge" aesthetic, one wears cropped olive green long sleeved t shirt, gray zebra print skirt and shiny black loafers. person on right wears purple and black striped sweater, black dress with tulle skirt and black platform boots paired with purple fishnet tights.

summer style trends, two people sit on cement stair case, dresses similarly in olive, gray and black. person on right wears open button down shirt patterned with lemons, white capris and white crossbody bag. Person on right wears patchwork tanktop, black denim and black lace-up boots.

Fresh Fruit Fashion

Our last summer style trend is a sweet one: retro-inspired fruit prints! This juicy trend is perfect for summer and can easily be found in a range of styles, from pineapple-print sets to cherry embroidered dresses.

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summer style trends, cherry-printed dress, cropped red cardigan, red sandals, black handbag and cherry printed bucket hat

summer style trends, black cherry print dress, red framed sunglasses, green handbag and white Reebok sneakers

summer style trends, pineapple printed two piece shirt and short set, paired with oversized sunglasses, pink slide sandals and pink top-handle purse

Feeling inspired to shop? Don’t fill that online cart just yet — we haven’t gotten to our favorite summer trend: shopping sustainably! When you shop secondhand at your local Buffalo Exchange, you’re playing a major role in keeping clothing out of landfills. Plus, you’ll be able to find all of these summer styles (plus more!) for a fraction of the cost. Oh, and let’s not forget that when you sell your closet cleanout at Buffalo Exchange, you can choose between cash or trade — that means that the cost of your new look could be totally covered by the things you weren’t wearing anyway! To learn more about how to sell and schedule an appointment today, check out our ‘How to Sell’ blog here. We can’t wait to see you in our store!

 


New In-Store Buffalo Outlets In New York City & Albuquerque

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Shop our new in-store Buffalo Outlets, located inside Buffalo Exchange Albuquerque and Buffalo Exchange Chelsea, New York City! It’s the same Buffalo finds, but even better deals. Everything is $10 or less and, on the last day of the month, everything will be just $1! We restock at the beginning of each month, so don’t miss out on these incredible finds. You’ll also be able to thank yourself for shopping sustainably – this is one more way for us to keep clothing local and make sure no clothing goes to waste!

Looking for an outlet near you? We also have standalone Buffalo Outlet stores in Nogales, AZ and San Antonio, TX.


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Buffalo Exchange Nashville moved just across the street to 2214 Elliston Place. Shop the same great deals, but in an even bigger space! Our racks are stocked with all your favorite summer trends – from short-sleeve button-ups and tees to shorts, dresses, tanks and sandals – so come say hello to us in our new location. We’re also buying for summer and the best of all seasons. If you’ve been spring cleaning your closet, book an appointment to sell!


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Meet Katie Pedro: Playwright, Director and Buffalo Exchange Williamsburg Associate Manager!

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Katie comes with a background in Musical Theatre and a Master’s degree from Sarah Lawrence in directing, ensemble work and digital media. These days, when she’s not at Buffalo Exchange, she works as a freelance director and playwright with a focus on narratives centered around women and retelling historical narratives. She also works as Associate Artistic Director with Troy Foundry Theatre in Troy, NY. She takes inspiration from artists like Frida Kahlo, Louis Bourgeois, Caravaggio, and Gustav Klimt, as well as from sound and music. “I think theatre is the greatest collaborative art,” she says, “so things like music, fashion, visual art, digital media – they’re all essential to creating far-reaching performance art.”

Katie’s biggest theatrical influences include Samuel Beckett, Carol Churchill and Jose Rivera. Her work tends to be abstract with a goal of creating worlds that are recognizable but different from ours. “Experiencing art is not one size fits all,” she says. “It’s a very personal experience, and my goal is always to create space for each individual to find what they’re looking for.” Continuing her work amidst the pandemic has been tough, she admits, but just as Spencer Block believed, Katie knows that art is essential to our existence. “Art has survived every era of chaos, war, political turmoil and dysfunction in history,” she says. “We need art to express, communicate, protest, and process… When the opportunities aren’t presenting themselves, create your own.”

Over the past year and a half working at Buffalo, Katie has found her creativity and creative problem solving to be a huge asset to her job. “In the end,” she says, “fashion is art. It’s a way of communicating about ourselves, and even when I’m not making theatre, I feel like I’m working with art every day that I get to handle clothes.”

 


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Top 7 Tips for Secondhand Shopping

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Secondhand shopping is the only kind of shopping in my opinion – not only is it a feel-good environmentally friendly option, but once you start paying resale prices for super great stuff, it’s really hard to go back to paying full price. So how to make the most of it each time you shop and ensure you find all the best pieces your local Buffalo has to offer? Go in with a plan. Here are my top 7 tips for shopping secondhand!

Seconhand Shopping Tips Shop the Shoes and Pants First

First Stop: Shoes & Pants

Or your favorite sections! Always hit up the shoe rack and then pants first because they’re the trickiest things to find secondhand. The fit has to be just right. Personally, I don’t want to run out of time and, no matter what’s on my shopping list, I check these sections every time I go. As they say, the early bird gets the… perfect pair of denim.

Secondhand Shopping Tips Shop a Range of Sizes

Size Up the Selection

Size varies pretty drastically depending on the brand. At secondhand shops like Buffalo Exchange, you can shop all your favorite stores & brands in a single rack, so it’s a great idea to broaden your horizons. This is especially true for shoes and pants. Whereas I might wear a size 6 for certain brands, others might be a 10. It’s the best way to make sure you don’t miss out on some dreamy new denim or the perfect pair of kicks.

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Graphic Tee Heaven

Always, always, always stop by the men’s tees to see what’s in stock. This is my favorite place to find graphic tees, from vintage band shirts and retro throwbacks to current trends. Personally, I like to wear them oversized or crop them.

Secondhand Shopping Tips Shop the Employee Picks and Displays

Look for the Employee Picks Rack and Shop the Displays!

Many Buffalo Exchange locations will have a rack fully stocked with a selection of all the most current trends, in-season pieces and fun vintage. Don’t miss out on this section! It’s a great place to find style inspo and some of the most fun pieces the store has to offer. Everything on display is for sale, so don’t hesitate to ask an employee to grab something for you if you want to take a closer look.

Secondhand Shopping Tips Secondhand Workout Wear

Wondering Where to Find Workout Wear?

Check the s/m/l/xl pants section and the tank tops. I pick up most of my leggings and workout tops secondhand and, believe you me, you can find some incredible deals on Lululemon, Girlfriend Collective, Nike, Adidas and lots more. It’s one of the best-kept secrets, but you’re cool, so I figured I’d let you in on it. 

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Check Behind the Counter

Say hello to your new favorite designer bag! Most Buffalo Exchange stores keep their highest end items (shoes, bags, sunglasses, you name it) in the jewelry counter and behind the register. Be sure to take a peek before you head out and, if anything piques your interest, ask to take a closer look! I’ve found most of my favorite bags this way, including a clear Kate Spade bag and a space-themed Coach cross-body.

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Always Take the Trade

My best and final tip? Bring in your closet cleanout and take the trade! When you trade in, you get 50% of Buffalo’s selling price, which you can either spend that same day or keep on a digital trade card that never expires. I always find something to buy at Buffalo and I loooove the feeling of a free, no-guilt shopping spree every time I go. 

Ready to build your dream resale wardrobe? Find your local Buffalo Exchange and head on in to shop all your favorite current trends + designer, vintage and one-of-a-kind finds! If you’re cleaning out your closet, book an appointment to sell ahead of time so that you can trade in for new favorites – maybe without even spending a dime!


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Trend Alert: Three Ways to Style Leather Pants

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In February, I stopped by my local Buffalo Exchange for a LONG overdue shopping trip. In 2021, my goal is to focus on sustainable style: clothes that I’ll treasure forever, or timeless pieces that I know I can always trade in at Buffalo Exchange. Not wanting to overdo it, I made a promise to myself that I’d only leave with items I absolutely adored. Lo and behold, I found what I was looking for almost immediately: a VERY trendy pair of leather pants! At first glance, leather pants may seem like a strange choice — how often will I wear them? However, I found that they’re remarkably versatile, and I can totally see myself rocking them from fall to spring. Scroll through for three ways to style leather pants!

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Colorblock with primary hues for a fun, artsy spin on no-nonsense leather (bonus points for added textures like faux fur and retro-inspired vinyl!)

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Although they seem to be from totally different worlds, a racing jacket, cashmere sweater and cowboy boots are MINT to be! Finish the look with a top handle faux croc bag.

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Watch Aarian style vintage leather pants with other finds from Buffalo Exchange! #SecondhandFashion #ThriftHaul

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Take a trip to Paris without leaving your block in a French-inspired look featuring polka dots, strappy sandals and a cloud bag in a monochromatic palette. 

As you can see, these black leather pants are far from basic! If you’re feeling inspired to shop, stop by your local Buffalo Exchange today. Each store is filled with classic staples, trendy pieces and one of a kind finds you’ll love. Plus, if you’re due for a closet cleanout, you can bring in your items and leave with trade to spend on a sustainable, new-to-you wardrobe! 

PS – Did you know that you can now schedule an appointment to sell online? Visit buffaloexchange.com/locations to find your neighborhood store and conveniently book your spot today!