Come eat, drink and be SCARY with us! Stop by Buffalo Exchange Portland (Hawthorne) for a spooky celebration on Saturday, October 26th. Shop for your Halloween costume and cozy, fall weather finds while enjoying FANG-tastic refreshments and snacks. We’ll have giveaways throughout the day and face painting from 2-6pm. PS make sure to enter our […]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
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!
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.
By Savy Kroop
Drumroll, please… we’re happy to announce our latest giving back initiative – Clothing for the Community®! Through this new program, a wide variety of Southern Arizona non-profits can receive large donations of clothing and accessories from our Sell By Mail department to help them fundraise and do even more awesome work in community.
How Clothing for the Community Works
Essentially, non-profits can use these items to host a fundraising $1 sale. Here at Buffalo, we’ll coach them through the process by providing support, advice, local promotion and, of course, a lot of $1 clothing and accessories to sell. Are you a Tucson-area 501(c)(3) non-profit? Send us an email at PR@BufEx.com to let us know you’re interested in becoming a beneficiary!
The first non-profit to benefit from Clothing for the Community® is Ben’s Bells, an organization that teaches individuals and communities about the positive impact of intentional kindness. Shop, save and fundraise for this great cause during their $1 Sale on Saturday, July 20 at 40 W Broadway Blvd. The sale starts at 8am and is cash only.
Making Sure That No Clothing Goes to Waste
At Buffalo Exchange, recycling is the name of the game and it’s always been part of our mission to make sure that no clothing goes to waste. That’s why we give customers the chance to donate the items we’re unable to buy to local non-profits at many of our stores and also why we send any items that don’t sell to our outlets in Nogales, AZ and San Antonio, TX before donating them. This Clothing for the Community® program is just one more way to give clothing a second life and support local non-profits in any we can.
Over the past 45 years, we’ve spearheaded a variety of giving back initiatives. Through our annual Earth Day $1 Day Sale, we’ve raised over $717,900 since 1997 for non-profits like The 5 Gyres Institute and The Humane Society of the United States. We also run a Tokens for Bags® program in which we give customers charity tokens with each purchase instead of plastic bags. Yes, you heard it right – you can give back to your community just by shopping at your local Buffalo. Since launching Tokens for Bags in 1994, we’ve kept more than 15.5 million plastic bags out of the environment and raised $778,660 for local charities. Find out more at BuffaloExchange.com/GivingBack!
By Andrew Bickerton
When I think of New York City’s boroughs, I think of diverse cultures, rich history and, well, pizza. Lots of pizza! When my craving for a slice has subsided, I also think of New York style and the unique ways in which individuals express themselves. We caught up with some of our customers at Buffalo Exchange Astoria in Queens to find out what they love about Buffalo, their style tips and their favorite finds over the years.
Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone: Meet Deb
What Deb loves about shopping at Buffalo Exchange is the friendly staff that helps you out with any and everything. Not to mention that it has inspired Deb throughout the years to try out pieces she wouldn’t normally wear. Deb’s best piece of style advice? Go for it and don’t be afraid to take chances – you just might be surprised how different it looks on you than on the rack! In a word, Deb describes her style as “eclectic”. Her favorite Buffalo find is a Louis Vuitton bag and sequined tiger jacket.
By Anevay Robinson
What are you wearing this 4th of July? Whether you’re traveling for a four-day weekend, pool partying with friends or just kicking it low key, we have a lineup of red, white and blue-inspired looks. Keep the spark alive all day long with these 4th of July outfits!
Pump Up the Jams
It’s time to celebrate America’s birthday, so don’t forget the jams. If you’re planning on dancing the night away at a festival, start off your look with a distressed band tee, then add shorts and a pair of classic black boots. No look is complete without an accessory – since many festivals require a see-through bag, be sure to add a clear cross-body to your outfit.
On The Road Again
Traveling this 4th of July? Whether the journey is long or short, unwind in a comfy pair of blue sweats accented with pops of red on a graphic tee. Put on some kicks and your outfit is complete! You’ll be comfy on the plane or in the car, yet festive enough to head straight to a gathering with friends!
Dive into your pool party with a magnificent tie dye shirt and tropical shorts. This is one of those 4th of July outfits that’s sure to make waves this Independence day! But don’t slip and slide everywhere – finish off the look by adding some crisp white sneakers or slide-on sandals.
4th of July Outfits to Picnic In
This look is sure to make your mouth water! Get the family picnic started with a watermelon-print two-piece set, then add a cute basket purse and sandals for one of the cutest 4th of July outfits ever.
If you’re fired up for an epic barbecue this 4th of July, stop right there! I don’t know about you, but these American flag Chubbies are EVERYTHING. Need more red, white and BLUE? Complete this look with blue velvet slip-ons and a blue-accented ball cap.
Oh say can you see all those super cute outfits at your local Buffalo Exchange? Head on down to shop for the 4th of July outfits of your dreams or just some fun summer finds. Oh, and remember to bring along your closet cleanout – we’re buying for the best of all seasons and you could trade in the pieces you’re not wearing for something positively star-spangled!
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!
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