Brighten up your cold-weather wardrobe with spring styles from Buffalo Exchange! We’re loading up our racks with shorts, tanks and tees for the sunny days ahead. As always, we’ve got you covered for year-round staples like denim and button-ups. Plus, stop in with some of your past favorites to trade in for cash or some […]View Events
Hey Gents! Clean out your closet and bring in your past faves to Buffalo Exchange for cash or in-store credit on the spot! We’re looking for excellent fall and winter styles, including sweaters, jackets, denim, shoes and accessories. We love everyday basics, current trends and designer as well as great vintage and unique items. Don’t forget […]View Wanted
All Buffalo Exchange stores are gearing up for warmer weather! Get a jump-start on spring cleaning by going through your closet and bagging up your past favorites. Bring your clothing and accessories in for cash or trade towards a revamped wardrobe. We’re in need of shorts and tees for guys and gals, but we’re always buying year-round staples like denim, dresses and button-ups. Don’t forget: we also take shoes, accessories, jewelry and one-of-a-kind vintage pieces.
How To Sell
To sell your cleanout for cash, stop into one of our stores anytime we’re open. Just make sure to bring along a valid government ID (and an adult if you’re under 18). For a few pointers on cleaning out your closet and selling with Buffalo Exchange, find out our top 6 tips for selling your clothes.
If you’re not near one of our stores, try our Sell by Mail program! It’s as simple as requesting a pre-paid shipping bag online, filling it up and sending it in.
By Jessica Pruitt, Buffalo Exchange HQ; Outfits styled from Buffalo Exchange Tucson
Valentine’s Day may have been invented by Hallmark way back when, but hey, I’ll take any excuse I can to dress up. Er, to celebrate my loved ones, I mean! Whether you’re planning on getting drinks with friends, going out for a fancy dinner, staying in to make dinner for two or having an impromptu snowball fight, these are some of our favorite Valentine’s Day outfit options!
She’s So Metal
I love this Valentine’s Day outfit for a night out with your besties. The metallic trend takes a turn for the romantic when paired with a fuchsia lace blouse. Add an extra pop with hoop earrings and a beaded clutch, then complete your look with tights and slides. Bonus: you’ll definitely want to re-wear this metallic origami skirt all year long.
Her Campus mentioned Buffalo Exchange in an article titled “A Guide to Thrifting in NYC” on 2/1/18. “I found my entire Halloween costume for just $14, and for a few extra bucks, they’ll give you the cutest tote bag to put your purchases in! If you’re looking for options and have an open mind, hit Buffalo Exchange!”
By Jessica Pruitt, Buffalo Exchange HQ
I absolutely love shopping resale. For one thing, you can’t beat the prices. For another, the variety of brands and styles in one place means you spend less time shopping and more time finding unique pieces that fit your individual style. But I’ll admit that secondhand shopping can be tricky sometimes. After all, you can’t necessarily try on the same pair of jeans in several different sizes or request the same T-shirt in a different color. Once you know all the resale shopping tips and tricks, though, trust me: you’ll find way more awesome stuff for way less money. Here’s how!
Treat Yourself by Shopping on a Weeknight
Weekends are prime shopping time, meaning lots of people crowding the racks and potentially trying on that one-of-a-kind piece you’ve been searching for. If you can swing it, shopping on weeknights is a great way to unwind and treat yourself after a long day at work or school. Plus, with all the customers that tend to sell at the beginning of the week, the racks will be well-stocked with fresh inventory. All the better if you make it into a weekly routine: you’ll find the best stuff by stopping in often to see what’s new.
By Aarian Frye, Buffalo Exchange HQ; Photos from Buffalo Exchange Ventura.
After the holidays, when all the champagne is gone and all the sparklers are burnt out, it’s not unusual to find your closet stuffed to the gills with fun pieces you bought and only wore to one – albeit spectacular! – party. If you’d like to give ‘em one more chance to make an appearance in your #OOTDs before you sell to your local Buffalo Exchange, read ahead to see how easy it can be to bring your NYE looks from night to day with a few key pieces.
A metallic dress befitting a starry night filled with fireworks can be brought back down to earth with a low-key trench jacket made from a comfortable jersey knit. Incorporate a chic translucent cross-body from the night before and slip-on trainers. Top it off with a dad hat to stylishly hide the bed head you may or may not (totally!) have. Full Story
By Buffalo Exchange Los Angeles (Santa Monica)
Having a job in fashion is a great way to explore new styles and refine your own personal tastes – especially when that job is at Buffalo Exchange, where new inspiration comes into the store daily! Buffalo Exchange Los Angeles (Santa Monica) employee Danyel loves bringing her streetwear-inspired personal style to work every day and constantly discovering new things about fashion. As she puts it, Buyers are “50% fashion encyclopedias, 50% curious.” Read on to find out more!
How would you describe your personal style?
I like to think of my style as street mixed with a touch of elegance. My go-to look is tomboy/chic, which basically means an oversized T-shirt or dress, jeans and sneakers (or heels if I’m going out on the weekend). Add a cute cross-body bag and, of course, BIG HAIR and I’m all set!
By Aarian Frye, Buffalo Exchange HQ; Photos from Buffalo Exchange Portland (Hawthorne)
Oh, January. No matter where you are in the country, you’re probably kind of over the whole winter cyclone thing. Plus, after dressing up for most of December, it’s easy to fall into a post‐holiday fashion slump. Fortunately, we here at Buffalo Exchange have got your parka‐covered back! With help from Buffalo Exchange Portland (Hawthorne), we’ve put together some cozy winter-to-spring outfits that you can start wearing now. As the weather warms up, simply peel off a layer or two!
Café – Oh, Late!
We can all agree that getting out of bed is especially difficult on overcast winter days. So, if you ever find yourself late to a coffee date with your BFF, throw on cropped black pants with an oversized sweatshirt (we suggest going sporty chic with a purposefully worn‐in team logo) and a denim jacket. Finish it off with a chunky circle scarf and a pair of mod white booties. When the temperatures begin to rise, this is one of those winter-to-spring outfits that you can easily modify by ditching the jacket and scarf and rolling up the varsity sweatshirt sleeves. Next thing you know, you’ll be too cool for school.
By Mary McMahon, Buffalo Exchange HQ
Next time you see a piece of trash on the ground, you might just want to pick it up – you never know where it might lead! For Chris Hamrick, this simple good deed jump-started his career in retail management with Buffalo Exchange. Back in 2003, he was trying on clothes at his local Buffalo when he noticed a piece of trash on the fitting room floor. His retail background had taught him to notice this type of thing, so he went ahead and picked it up. This rare, helpful gesture caught the attention of the manager and, next thing you know, Chris was getting hired as a brand new Buyer at our Haight Street location in San Francisco.
The Right Fit
Chris took to the job like a fish to water (or maybe a Buffalo to the plain?). He immediately found that he loved talking fashion with customers and meeting people from all different walks of life. He even started counting many of his regulars as friends. In particular, he remembers a customer who always came in to shop and chat but rarely walked away with anything. So Chris did what any good Buyer would do – he asked what the customer was looking for! When he found out the customer was shopping for streetwear gems, Chris helped his store to keep an eye out for these items. Even though Chris has a flair for vintage and is usually decked out in head-to-toe 70s, he loves fashion and found the process of learning about all different types of styles fascinating.
When You Love Your Job
Within a few years of starting at the Haight Street store, Chris’s hard work and passion for helping customers won him a promotion to Buyer Expert and, just a year later, Buyer Trainer. But it didn’t stop there! In 2015, Chris transferred to our San Francisco Mission District location and jumped head-first into his career in retail management – he was quickly promoted to Associate Manager, then Store Manager. Now celebrating 14 years in the herd, he is excited for the fun new challenge of being a Store Manager. There’s always work to be done, but he knows he can succeed in his new role by focusing on the things that matter most: great clothes and great customers!
For anyone out there like Chris who loves fashion and loves meeting new people, stop by your local Buffalo Exchange to fill out an application or apply online today! We’re always looking for friendly individuals to join our team. And hey, who knows? It might just be the start of your new career in fashion or retail management.
Every year, with the help of the Community Foundation of Southern Arizona, Buffalo Exchange honors an emerging Southwest artist with an award of $10,000 to encourage creativity, innovation and excellence in the arts. This year, we’re proud to announce Nathanael Gregory Myers as the recipient of 2017 Arts Award! Myers is an inspirational visual artist, dancer and musician.
“We created the Arts Award because we believe art is essential to the well-being of the community,” says Buffalo Exchange Founder Kerstin Block. “We’re proud to support Nathanael, an up-and-coming multi-medium artist in Southern Arizona who is clearly committed to giving back.”