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 […]View Events
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, […]View Wanted
Summer almost being over is definitely a bummer, but we can’t help but to be excited for the cool breeze of fall — and the chill fall outfits! Buffalo Exchange is buying for autumn and beyond, and we want to see your closet cleanout. As the temps get cooler, we’re looking to stock our store with sweaters, lightweight jackets, long sleeved tees, blouses and button-ups, and pants like jeans, corduroys and trendy leather trousers, just to name a few. For shoes and accessories, we’re in need of stylish sneakers, boots, hats and beanies. While you’re cleaning out your closet, don’t forget to check your keepsake drawers, too: we buy jewelry and designer pieces like handbags, wallets and sunglasses year-round!
Been a while since you sold? Check out everything you need to know about our revamped buying process here. When you’re ready to sell, find your nearest Buffalo Exchange location here and schedule an appointment online!
Hey, Boston-area students! Is your dorm closet already overflowing with clothes you’re not wearing? Make some space and sell your closet cleanout at Buffalo Exchange Brookline for an extra special offer! From October 2nd through October 16th, bring in your extra pieces and show us your school ID to score a sweet $5 off coupon to apply towards your next purchase. Not a student? Teachers, this works for you, too — just show us your faculty ID!
We’re currently buying fall-favorites like sweaters, jackets, jeans and dresses. Don’t forget that we also buy shoes and accessories like boots, hats and scarves. If you’d like to hold on to your cool-weather clothes for now, no worries: we also buy the best of all seasons year round! Your closet cleanout could bring you cash or trade to spend on an updated look for winter. Click here to schedule an appointment at Buffalo Exchange Brookline or give the store a call at 617-779-7901!
Head back to school with a clear closet and maybe even some Buffalo Exchange cash! Now through September 30th, sell your closet cleanout at Buffalo Exchange and join our email list for your chance to win a $100 Buffalo shopping spree on us! We’re buying for fall and the best of all seasons — think jeans, T-shirts and sweaters, light jackets, and fall footwear like cool sneakers and boots. The still-stylish pieces you wore this summer or last semester could become extra cash in your pocket for extracurriculars or trade to spend on a new look to help make those long lectures just a bit more lively. To schedule an appointment to sell, find your nearest Buffalo Exchange location here!
Do you feel that breeze? Fall is on the horizon, and so is your chill new wardrobe! For an auspicious start to your autumnal style, shop sustainably at Buffalo Exchange. Our racks are stocked with current fall trends like chunky knit cardigans, platform loafers, leather pants, long-sleeved dresses and classic button-downs and blouses. If you’re a student, grab back to school staples like cool tees and sweaters, great denim and fly footwear like sneakers and boots. Ready to shop? Before you go, try cleaning out your closet and selling your extra pieces! The still-stylish things you haven’t worn since last fall could become 25% back in cash or 50% back in store credit to fund your 2021 look. Find your local Buffalo Exchange and schedule an appointment to sell here!
Ooh la la, we are in the swing of summer! I recently took a trip to Buffalo Exchange to shop for my top summer staple – shorts – and I’m finally ready to let the heat waves and humidity wash over me! So grab a big glass of lemonade or iced tea, kick back and relax because Buffalo makes the once-dreaded activity of shopping for shorts easy and fun!
First at Bat: Activewear
I obtained the holy grail of soft activewear shorts, Lululemons! The red color is delightfully bright and paired perfectly with a mesh activewear top I found in store! Bold colors like this are great for outdoor activities because they make you visible to others sharing the road or trail and easier to find if you get lost. Forget about the pricey Lululemon tag, these were under $25! That’s a 58% discount…. need I say more?
It’s Jort Season
The fit of jean shorts is crucial. Don’t fret if it takes a try or two, your body is original and all yours and finding the perfect shorts to compliment that is worth the time. The best part about shopping for these at Buffalo? They have a wide array of sizes and brands and styles so you can find a pair you love. I opted for a pair slightly higher than knee length and slightly longer than cut offs because I love that I can go casual with a simple tank or dress them up with a patterned blouse. The best part of these shorts? I can do cart wheels, backflips and somersaults in these without any fear.
Knock Knock! Who’s there? Hiking Wear!
Hello beautiful, comfy, soft, neutral-toned North Face hiking shorts with adjustable straps! I found these hidden in between two pairs of shorts that didn’t fit, but I made sure to look at every item on the rack so I didn’t miss anything. Pro tip – shop up and down a couple of sizes since fit varies so much by brand! And, when in doubt – try it on. Sometimes, the missing element of a piece is you! When I first saw these shorts, I thought they wouldn’t fit, but the adjustable strap made the waistline a great fit and the length was perfect for my legs.
Comfy Time with Casual Gym Shorts
Also on the rack were classic, black gym shorts with white piping. A cute and comfy alternative to bike shorts, perfect for lounging and running errands.
Are things heating up in your backyard? Catch a break from the summer heat by heading down to your local Buffalo to shop for shorts and other summer essentials. Even better, clean out your closet and bring in those great summer staples you just haven’t been wearing this year or your past-favorite fall pieces. Buffalo Exchange is buying for summer, fall and the best of all seasons! Just book an appointment to sell before you stop in.
By Jessica Pruitt
After a pandemic year, we could all use a good closet cleanout. Whether some pieces don’t fit anymore (*raises hand*) or your style’s changed, chances are there are some excellent pieces from 2020 that you just aren’t wearing anymore. My two cents? Take them into Buffalo Exchange and trade in for some new finds that’ll spark joy in 2021 and beyond. Here are the top five things I consider when getting ready to sell my clothing.
Scrub a Dub Dub
As I pack up my items to sell, I take a close look at each piece under bright lighting. Does it have any spots that I might be able to get out if I throw it in the wash another time? Pilling that I could easily take off with a sweater shaver? Do the soles of my shoes need to be cleaned up? I know the Buyers will be looking at these things and that they only buy in items that are fresh and clean and ready to go out on the racks as is. So, if I think it’s a great piece otherwise, I make sure to throw it in the wash or pull out the Magic Eraser before I make an appointment to sell my clothing.
Too Many Condition Issues
I also consider the overall condition of each piece and just how much I’ve loved it. Does it have an unintentional hole, broken zipper or spots that won’t come out? If so, I make a separate pile of items to repurpose (old clothing can make great patches for sewing projects or rags for cleaning) or to donate to a local thrift store.
Before I Sell My Clothing, I Ask: What Season?
Buffalo Exchange buys the best of all seasons year-round. This means that, if I’m selling a like-new Patagonia puffer jacket or a brand new classic Madewell sweater in the middle of June, they’re still going to buy it. These are the classic pieces in excellent condition that Buffalo can box up knowing that customers will still be super happy to buy next year – or that someone will be excited to purchase even when it’s 110 degrees out because it’s such a find!
Usually, I try to clean out my closet mid-season, once I figure out which pieces I’m not actually wearing. That way, I can sell my clothing while it’s still in-season and in-style, PLUS I can put the trade I earn towards a mid-season refresh. If I end up cleaning out at the end of the season, here’s my rule of thumb: when in doubt, bring it in anyways. The Buyers are always happy to look through everything you have. If I’m reasonably sure that it won’t sell out of season but I’m also not ready to just donate it, then I box it up and label it “Sell In The Fall”. Pro tip: Buffalo Exchange buys in advance of the actual season. So by mid-July, for example, they’re already slowing down on summer pieces and starting to buy for fall.
When cleaning out, I think about whether or not I have multiple versions of the same piece. Do I have two eyelet blouses but I always go for my favorite one? Several jeans in the same cut and yet I only wear one pair? Clearing this kind of clutter out of my closet really makes it easier to get dressed each morning, plus I feel good knowing that I’m keeping great pieces in circulation and in use. Three cheers for reducing, reusing and recycling.
Brand New With Tags?
You know when you have something in your closet for a full year but it’s still brand new with tags? COVID aside, since none of us had the chance to actually wear anything last year, tags are usually a good sign that something about the piece just doesn’t call to me. Most likely, I’m never going to end up wearing it. Also a great piece to sell since it’s in excellent condition! Disclaimer though: Buffalo won’t necessarily buy items just because they’re brand new with tags. They always look first at whether it’s a style that’s selling well in their store at the moment.
Once I’ve decided which items I want to sell, I fold them all up neatly and throw them into my reusable Buffalo Exchange tote (super cute and made from 70% recycled plastic). Inspired to clean out? Now’s a great time to clear your closet of the pieces you’re not wearing and make room for some new post-pandemic looks. When you’re ready to head into the store, just make an appointment to sell at BuffaloExchange.com/Locations.
Growing up, Katriel cites his parents for inspiring his interest in fashion. His dad is an R&B musician with a flair for good style and his grandmother was a whiz on the sewing machine. His parents were also excellent cooks. In high school, Katriel studied the culinary arts and had the chance to work with chefs in Las Vegas. While he loved the artistic aspect of plating food and the way that his dishes would delight customers, he ultimately decided that fashion was his true love.
Originally a sneakerhead with a self-described 90s Fresh Prince-inspired style, he now takes inspiration from Jimi Hendrix, Lenny Kravitz and the 1970s. “I’m a sneakerhead at heart,” he says, “but a boot guy on the feet.” He still has a collection of more than 50 sneakers, with prized possessions like a pair of Air Jordan 1s from 1985 (the first Jordan ever made) and Kendrick Lamar Cortez’s, but his style now is more runway. Think 1970s vintage, Western styles, square toes, loafers and boots. “Being bold with fashion,” he says, “is one of the reasons why fashion is what it is. Be different. Make something out of nothing. Make it yours… I never want to look like somebody else.” When it comes to styling or creating the perfect photograph, Katriel recommends spontaneity. “If you see anything around you, take advantage of it. Step outside of your comfort zone. Put something on that you’re not comfortable with and see people’s reaction.”
Katriel has been working at Buffalo since June of 2019. He loves the way that the job teaches you about a wide variety of styles. With such a diverse staff, as well, you not only get to see the styles – you get to see how people wear them. He also loves talking to customers and finding just the right piece for them. “Just have fun,” he says. “Of course you have to work hard and get your job done, but if you’re not having fun, then the customers won’t have fun. The rest of the staff won’t have fun.”
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.
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!
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.
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 and card
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!
Groundworks $1 Clothing Sale
Date: Saturday, October 16th
Time: 8am-2pm (while supplies last)
Location: 2919 E Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85716
Payments Accepted: Cash, card and Venmo
Help support local artists and grow Tucson’s youth arts scene by shopping Groundwork’s $1 Clothing Sale! On Saturday, October 15th, browse a bountiful selection of adult + teen clothing, shoes and accessories for just $1 apiece. 100% of proceeds from this sale benefit Groundworks in their goal to provide resources and facilities to Tucson’s artists, promote youth education in arts and music and build a community network of local artists.
AmeriCorps – Arizona Serve $1 Clothing Sale
Date: Saturday, November 6th
Time: 9am-1pm (while supplies last)
Location: 1300 S Belvedere Ave, Tucson, AZ 85711
Payments Accepted: Cash only
Tucson, connect with your community members and show your support to young adults working to make a difference in Pima and Yavapai county by shopping the Americorps -Arizona Serve $1 Sale! On Saturday, November 6th, wake up bright and early to shop a selection of clothing, shoes and accessories for all seasons at Arizona Serve’s headquarters located at 1300 S Belvedere Ave. 100% of the proceeds will benefit Arizona Serve’s work to place AmeriCorps members with local organizations to address poverty in our communities.
Presidio School $1 Clothing Sale
Date: Saturday, November 13th
Time: TBD — details coming soon!
Location: 1695 E Fort Lowell Rd, Tucson, AZ 85719
Hey Tucson, we’ve got another chance to save big headed your way! We’ve partnered up with Presidio Schools for a Clothing for the Community $1 Sale on Saturday, November 13th. Stop by 1695 E. Fort Lowell Rd. to shop for a great cause — 100% of the proceeds will go to this award-winning, non-profit school and their efforts to close the achievement gap. $1 items go quickly, so be sure to get there early with cash or card in hand! Card purchases limited to $20 and up.
Stay tuned for more $1 sales this fall!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.