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Support These 5 Awesome Non-Profits Just By Shopping

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Back in 1994, Buffalo Exchange decided to start encouraging people to skip the single-use plastic bags and instead donate the cost of that bag to local non-profits. This idea turned into our Tokens for Bags® program – and what a success it has been! So far, we’ve raised over $874,676 for thousands of local charities and kept over 17.4 million bags from polluting the environment. Read on for just a few of the amazing organizations that you can support now through June 2022.

826 MSP at BE Minneapolis

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826 MSP’s mission is to empower underserved K–12 students to think creatively, write effectively, and succeed academically alongside a community of caring volunteers. If you’re in Minneapolis, show them your support by dropping them a token next time you stop in to shop. 

P:ear at BE Portland (Hawthorne)

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P:ear builds positive relationships with homeless youth through education, art, recreation, and job training to affirm personal worth and create more meaningful and healthier lives. Next time you’re strolling Hawthorne, stop into Buffalo to help out homeless youth in the area.

The People Concern at BE Santa Monica

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The People Concern believes no one should have to live on the street or in a violent household. Their staff and volunteers work together to address the effects of homelessness, poverty, mental and physical illness, abuse, and addiction. With their programs, they look to empower the most vulnerable among us to improve their quality of life – housed, healthy and safe – and become active participants in the community. You can do your part by dropping your token in their box next time you make a purchase at BE Santa Monica!

Open Space Institute at BE Astoria 

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Open Space Institute protects land that supports important natural resources like clean water, climate protection, and healthy communities, and safeguards the places that make life worth living, like parks for recreation and plant and animal habitats. Over the past 40 years, they helped save millions of acres through land acquisition, funding, research, and advocacy. They also increased access to the great outdoors through their support of grassroots efforts and park enhancement projects. If you love the outdoors, stop into BE Astoria and donate your token to Open Space Institute!

HousingPlus at BE Brooklyn 

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HousingPlus provides under-served women and families the keys to build lives of their own. They provide housing so these women can create real homes and address the traumatic events that may have led to their homelessness. They also offer employment services that help them get jobs. This uniquely holistic approach empowers women to achieve personal and financial security for themselves and their families. Head into BE Brooklyn to give back to HousingPlus!

We’re so glad we have the chance to support the great work of these and other non-profit organizations through our Tokens for Bags® program. We sponsor four local non-profits at each location and rotate them every six months, so click through to find out which orgs you can give back to right now. Before you head in to shop, be sure to pack your reusable bag or pick up one of our super cute designs in-store – they’re made of 70% recycled plastic bottles!  


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Happy New Year and Thank You for An Amazing 2021!

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As 2021 comes to a close, we want to say thank you to our customers and employees for an amazing year. Although the pandemic brought a unique set of challenges, your commitment and contributions to Buffalo Exchange were the not-so-secret ingredients to our success, and we wouldn’t be here without you! Cheers to you and the New Year. We can’t wait to see what we can all accomplish in the months ahead — here’s to a bright 2022! 

New year, new you — but how about a new career? If you’re looking to try something new in 2022, join the herd here at Buffalo Exchange! Check out current openings and apply online or in-store today. We’ll see you next year!


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7 Sustainable Gift Ideas for a Green Holiday Season

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Ah, the holidays: a time for reconnecting, recharging and…recycling? Although it’s probably not at the top of your mind during the daily festivities, sustainability doesn’t have to take a backseat during this traditionally spendy season. In fact, you can find sustainable gifts for the same price — or even less — that what you’d spend at an average retail outlet.  Read ahead for sustainable gift ideas for everyone on your list!

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Indoor Herb Garden 

For the green-thumbed gourmand short on yard space, a countertop herb garden is a sustainable gift idea that keeps giving. They’ll be able to propagate fresh herbs for delish dishes indefinitely, cutting down on trips to the grocery store that’ll help save gas and cash. For those looking for a little greenery, an indoor herb garden also doubles as an ornamental plant, which can breathe some fresh air into even the tiniest apartment.

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A Good Book

If you know someone who makes it their New Year’s resolution to read more books every year, help them take the first step with this thoughtful sustainable gift. Whether it’s a classic or currently climbing the bestseller list, a book is an excellent alternative to screen-based entertainment. Even better, pick up a gently used copy at your local book reseller. When they’re done reading, books can be repurposed as home decor or sold back to a local used book store!

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Eco-Friendly Flatware and Food Storage 

For the meal-preppers, office lunchers and anyone else who often eats on-the-go (who doesn’t nowadays?), a set of utensils made from recycled plastic or bamboo will be much appreciated as an alternative to single-use plastics. This sustainable gift pairs perfectly with reusable sandwich bags made from materials like silicon or waterproof cloth.

 

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Totally Cool Totes

Great for carrying everything from groceries to clothes, reusable tote bags (like these ones made of 70% recycled plastic bottles that you can pick up for just $2 at Buffalo Exchange!) are a practical sustainable gift with tons of mileage. Plus, they can even be used to house your gift in lieu of a disposable gift bag! P.S. If you purchase a Buffalo Exchange gift card in-store for $50 or more between now and December 24, you’ll get one of these bags free!

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Recycled Puzzles

Keep your loved ones sharp and entertained during holiday downtime with a puzzle made from 100% recycled materials. When every piece is in its place, the puzzle can be framed as a permanent piece of art or dis-assembled and regifted — what’s a more sustainable gift than one that can be gifted again?

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Secondhand Style

Now this is a sustainable gift idea that’s easy on the environment and your wallet. Whether your giftees like to wear designer duds, totally one-of-a-kind pieces or all the latest trends, shopping secondhand for the holidays cuts down on waste from new textiles and keeps existing pieces from filling landfills. For secondhand gifts, Buffalo Exchange is a one-stop shop for every aesthetic: you’ll find high-end items like Gucci bags and boots, fun accessories, vintage pieces no one else will have and many of the same styles you can currently find in the mall or a department store. Sometimes you can even find items that are brand new with tags!

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A Buffalo Exchange Gift Card! 

If time is ticking to wrap up your holiday shopping, let us introduce the most convenient sustainable gift idea: a gift card to Buffalo Exchange! An excellent one-size-fits-all option, gift cards take the guesswork out of holiday shopping and give your giftees the opportunity to treat themselves to something they’ll definitely love. Plus, when you buy a Buffalo Exchange gift card worth $50 or more in-store, you could receive a free Buffalo tote (now through 12/24) Whether you buy online or in-store, a Buffalo Exchange gift card is a small present that makes a big impact.


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5 Essentials for Your Winter Outfits

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It’s the season of pumpkin spice, snowflakes and everything nice! With temperatures dropping and winter just around the corner, we’re all looking for ways to layer up and get cozy. Not sure how to take your fall wardrobe into winter? Read on for some of our favorite winter outfit essentials – then shop them at a Buffalo near you!

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Buffalo Exchange San Francisco (Haight St.)

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Buffalo Exchange New York (Brooklyn)

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Buffalo Exchange Minneapolis

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Buffalo Exchange Boston (Somerville)

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Buffalo Exchange Boston (Somerville)

Statement Coats

Trying to figure out how to add some excitement to your winter style? You can never go wrong by pairing a simple outfit with a statement coat. Think bright colors, faux fur trims (or full faux fur), fun prints and oversized silhouettes.

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Buffalo Exchange Pittsburgh

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Buffalo Exchange New York (NoHo)

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Buffalo Exchange San Diego (Hillcrest)

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Buffalo Exchange Tempe

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Buffalo Exchange San Diego (Pacific Beach)

Geometric Prints

Take your winter outfits to the next level with geometric prints. Whether you prefer curved checkers, circles or plaid, they’re surprisingly easy to wear and mix and match. Wear this trend in a variety of fun colors or just keep it classic in black and white. 

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Buffalo Exchange New York (Brooklyn)

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Buffalo Exchange Eugene

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Buffalo Exchange San Diego (Pacific Beach)

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Buffalo Exchange New York (Astoria)

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Buffalo Exchange Costa Mesa

Leather on Leather

Give your winter outfits an edge with a full leather look. Wear a classic moto jacket for a rocker vibe or opt for fun bright colors for a more modern look this winter.

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Buffalo Exchange Tempe

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Buffalo Exchange Philadelphia

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Buffalo Exchange Seattle

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Buffalo Exchange Austin

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Buffalo Exchange Ventura

Power up Your Winter Outfits With a Suit

From casual to more formal, suits are one of the easiest and quickest outfits to put together. Accessorize with a waist belt to make a statement or layer up with a scarf for cooler weather.

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Buffalo Exchange Chicago (Andersonville)

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Buffalo Exchange Chicago (Andersonville)

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Buffalo Exchange Sherman Oaks

Shackets

One of the must-have trends for this winter, shackets are perfect for layering and great for more casual winter outfits. They’re like a classic plaid shirt, but even more chic!

Feeling cozy just looking at all these cool-weather essentials? Clean out your closet and sell at your local Buffalo Exchange today! Buffalo Exchange buys the best of all seasons year-round and you could pick up 25% back in cash or 50% in trade to put towards new-to-you winter outfits.


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Five Freakily Easy Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

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Out of all the frights that come with Halloween season, nothing is scarier than getting closer to the big night and realizing you still don’t have a costume. If time just crept up on you, don’t fear: we’ve put together a list of fun, last-minute Halloween costumes that you can create with pieces from your own closet and a quick trip to Buffalo Exchange! 

You’ve Got: A Black Dress

You’re in luck: a little — or long — black dress is the basis for many instantly recognizable last-minute halloween costumes. Depending on your vibe, you could transform a black dress into a witch, vampire, or everyone’s favorite superhero fashion designer, Edna Mode. Just stop by Buffalo to pick up the finishing touches. Not the dress type? Swap out a frock for a black shirt and pants and you’re back in business.

Two people stand in front of a shop window underneath a neon sign that says “reuse”. The person on the left is wearing a black dress with white bats and spider web embroidery, black & white striped tights and black Dr.Marten lace up boots. They are also wearing a bat-printed face mask, detached lace collar and a wide brim hat painted with hands featuring a sun and crescent moon. The person on the right is wearing a velvet black dress with sheer long sleeves, black & white striped tights and purple velvet lace up boots. They have accessorized with a Maleficent horned headband, pumpkin earrings and a purple and orange embroidered face mask. A person stands in a clothing store in front of racks filled with costumes. They're dressed up as a vampire in all black pants, boots and a sweater. they're wearing red plastic sunglasses with a blood-drip lense shape and a red vampire fanged face mask. Smiling person stands against a wall wearing a black dress, tights and boots. Around their neck is a plaid necktie, and they wear exaggerated circle-shaped eyeglasses.

You’ve Got: Western Boots

Yeehaw! With a pair of western boots, you could find your inner twang as a glam country singer or show off your true grit and go full-cowboy with jeans and a basic flannel.  For an extra wild-wild-western look, take it to outer space with an extraterrestrial cowboy costume — and don’t forget your hat!

Two people stand facing each other with their heads turned straight to the camera. The person standing on the left is wearing a black, fringed western dress, studded belt and pink cowboy boots. On the right, the person is wearing a leopard print cowboy hat, pink-and-white fringed shirtdress and thigh-high white western boots. Two people stand close, posed as if they were dancing at a honky tonk. The person on the right wears a pink cowboy hat, plaid shirt worn open, white croptop, denim jeans and black Dr.Marten boots. The person standing left is wearing a denim shirt, cow-print white jeans and brown boots. Two people wearing costume alien masks stand in front of a red and orange wall, tipping their pink and purple cowboy hats. The person on the right is wearing a silver blouse and skirt, striped denim vest and light pink cowboy boots. To the right, the person is wearing a leopard-print faux fur coat, white tee shirt with sparkly purple alien graphic, black bike shorts and thigh-high burgundy velvet boots.

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Stepping into Fall Men’s Fashion Trends in 2021

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Do you feel a breath of cool air? Or see the leaves changing out their lively green colors for amber or red? Fall is officially here! Time to pull out the pumpkin spice and scented candles, but more importantly, time to pull out your fall men’s fashion. If you went stir crazy and bought too many 5-inch seam shorts and oversized tees this summer, not to worry. Buffalo Exchange buys the best of all seasons year-round, so stop by to sell anytime and trade up for new fall essentials – from trench coats to plaid to mini-bags!

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Buffalo Exchange Philadelphia

The Timeless Polo

Not only is a short-sleeve polo good for both casual and formal events, it has some utility to it, making it a men’s fashion favorite. Pair it with a denim jacket or a simple pull over for chilly outdoor events, or just wear your snazzy polo on its own. The most common polo will have a quarter button up — play around with that to make the style more unique to you.

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Buffalo Exchange New York (Brooklyn)

Add Some Pizzazz with a Little Plaid

Plaids are your bestie this fall. Lumberjack, but make it fashion! Use it wisely, though: plaid is best paired with solid or basic pieces. Often used as a layering piece or stand-alone top, this fall men’s fashion trend is not one you want to miss! 

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The Vest Is Yet to Come

Geometric vests are an easy way to take your fall fit to the next level. We love this one since it pairs well with the jeans and long-sleeve shirts you probably already  have in your closet. This is a great piece if you are looking to ease yourself into more creative layering.

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Buffalo Exchange Portland (Hawthorne)

Be One with the Earth (Tones)

Nothing says fall like muted hues and earth tones. The best part is how easy these pieces are to coordinate. Build a fall wardrobe of earth tones and, no matter what you pull out of your closet, it’s bound to go together!

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Buffalo Exchange New York (Astoria)

Pull Your Fall Men’s Fashion Together With A Mini-bag Or Statement Hat

There is nothing small about the impact a mini-bag will have on your fall outfit. Throw in a statement hat and you have the full fall look! What’s nice about these two are the options available to you – wear your bag over the shoulder or as a backpack.

Whether you’re revamping your closet or adding a few new fall men’s fashion favorites, get started by trading in for some of these essentials. A timeless polo can pair very well with some complimentary plaid. Or maybe throw on a statement hat before to pull your fall look together. If you’re cleaning out your closet for the new seasons, even better! Bring in your past favorites for 25% back in cash or 50% in trade to put towards your updated looks.


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Halloween-Inspired Outfit Ideas

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If you’re like me, then your Halloween celebrations start sometime in August. Yes, I’ve already decorated my home from floor to ceiling in bats and skeletons, so now it’s time to add a head-to-toe touch of the spooky season into my closet. Celebrate 31 days of Halloween (or more!) with these spooky style tips!

When In Doubt, Go Goth

Whether you’re more into classic midnight, dark black, eggshell black, mud black, black ice, Pirates of the Caribbean Curse of the Black Pearl black or Blackbeard the Pirate black, there’s a shade for you. But seriously. Go monochrome and mix in different textures like leather, mesh, suede and lace! 

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Buffalo Exchange San Diego (Hillcrest)

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Buffalo Exchange San Diego (Hillcrest)

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Wickedly Good Costumes for the Best Halloween Yet!

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Something wickedly cool this way comes — Buffalo Exchange is getting into the Halloween spirit with our Costume of the Day series! From now until Halloween, we’ll be posting thrilling, chilling and creative costumes daily to inspire your Halloween look. Whether you’re planning on staying in with your boo or hitting the town with your best ghoul-friends, we’ve got a screaming good selection of costumes for your Halloween hangs. We add new costumes everyday, so check back in for some spooky style inspiration!

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