250 E. Congress St.
Tucson, AZ 85701
Location: East of 6th Avenue. Where to park Downtown.
Second Fridays & Saturdays 11am–8pm
Coyote Pause Cafe
Info: Healthy innovative food with a Southwestern twist. www.coyotepausecafe.com
Cat Mountain Lodge
2720 S. Kinney Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85735
Location: 2 miles N of Ajo (Hwy 86). Eco-friendly bed & breakfast in a vintage ranch setting with privately-owned observatory. www.catmountainlodge.com
Innkeeper available until 8 pm when guests are present, also on-site during Spencer's Observatory Star Tours.
Cat Mountain Station
Info: Artisan center by Buffalo Exchange owners. Includes cafe, Studio S’Evans, Affairs of the Art Gallery & Cat Mountain Emporium. www.catmountainstation.com
Tuesday-Sunday 10 am-4 pm
See Coyote Pause Cafe hours above
GENTS, WE'VE GOT AN AWESOME GOODIE WHEN YOU BRING IN YOUR PAST FAVS!
Buy from a Guy! We're looking for your men’s items. We are looking for dark denim, long sleeve fall/winter button up shirts, and basic jackets and sweaters! Through the end of November anyone who brings us men’s clothing will receive a coupon good for $5 off your next $20 purchase at this location! See you soon!
[Posted Nov 8, 2013]
'TIS THE SEASON TO TRADE!
We are stocking up for winter and it’s a great time to trade in your goods! Ladies, we are looking for great sweaters, pants and jeans, blouses and tee’s for the winter season. Gentlemen, we need your long sleeve shirts, tees, pants and jeans, sweaters and jackets! Come on down and trade in your gently used items for something new! Tis the season!
[Posted Nov 19, 2013]
CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAY WITH BUFFALO EXCHANGE!
Nov 29, 2013 to Dec 24, 2013
This holiday season we’re giving back to local charities through our coats and blankets drive, November 29–December 24. You can donate these items at any of the Buffalo Exchange locations during normal business hours. Your contribution will provide warmth to those in need.
We also have an awesome gift for our customers! When you buy a $50+ gift card in-store, we’ll give you $5 off your next purchase. If you know someone who LOVES Buffalo Exchange then a gift card is the perfect gift!
You can always purchase E-Gift Cards online! (E-Gift Cards are not eligible for the $5 off promotion.)
STORE SECRETARY BOOKKEEPER
Eastside - FT
Buffalo Exchange is looking for an organized secretary to assist Manager in maintaining store office. Prior clerical, cashier and some computer experience (MS Word/Excel) preferred. Position includes bookkeeping, record keeping, filing & errands. Strong attention to detail needed. Must be cheerful and dependable. This is not your ordinary office job!
BUFFALO EXCHANGE RECEIVES LUMIES ARTS & BUSINESS AWARD
The Tucson Pima Arts Council awarded Buffalo Exchange a 2012 Lumies Arts and Business Award for the Large Business Partner category on June 15, 2012 at Tucson's Historic El Casino Ballroom. Now in its 11th year, the Tucson Pima Arts Council created the Lumies to encourage everyone to celebrate the outstanding arts “luminaries” that contribute to Tucson and Pima County’s unique creative vitality. The Buffalo Exchange owners, have always believed in giving back to the community. They partnered with the Community Foundation of Southern Arizona to establish the annual Buffalo Exchange Arts Awards where emerging local artists are recognized for their creativity, innovation, and excellence in the arts. Since 1994, nearly $150,000 has been awarded to individuals in the arts community through the Buffalo Exchange Arts Award. Watch NPR's Arizona Public Media interview with Kerstin Block, Buffalo Exchange co-owner and President.
CALLED "A MODEL ENTREPRENEURIAL FIRM" BY BIZ TUCSON MAGAZINE
Biz Tucson Magazine includes Buffalo Exchange in “Startups Power New Economy,” Spring 2012 issue: “Eight Early Gazelles. In Southern Arizona, our economic prosperity now needs to be driven by human and knowledge-based assets – entrepreneurs and innovators working together to create and grow scalable, idea-based companies. We call them ‘gazelles’… Here are eight examples of eight extraordinary Tucson gazelles… 4. Buffalo Exchange was opened in 1974… Heralded as among the first to buy, sell, trade and take clothing items and accessories on consignment, Buffalo Exchange is a model entrepreneurial firm… Business model innovation, lifestyle and social purpose are keys to this highly successful, non-technological, scalable national enterprise.”
OH MY GD USA!
Buffalo Exchange's Holiday card won in the announcements, invitations and cards category in GD USA's American Graphic Design Awards 2011, published in December: "Nothing less than a display of first-rate work produced by professionals who are smart, talented, imaginative, innovative, solutions-oriented and entrepreneurial... generating the kind of creative energy that pushes limits, opens opportunities, drives growth... roughly 1,000 pieces are displayed... the cream of a competition that drew over 9,000 entries."
Tucson Weekly published a book review on The Way of the Buffalo by Spencer Block, one of the founders of Buffalo Exchange, in "On Buffalo Wings," Nov 17, 2011: "The late Spencer Block details the history of the clothing-exchange chain that was born here in Tucson... Every city has parts of its heritage that earn it recognition throughout the country[, including] retail establishments... So it's about time that Buffalo Exchange has its own history told. Spencer's book... gives readers an intimate peek into the lives of the store's co-founders... The Way of the Buffalo... finally published this year as a hodgepodge of advice, stories, observations, opinions and even poetry. Kerstin and her daughter went through his typed-out ramblings and edited them into a quite readable -- in fact, delightful -- history of the store." The Way of the Buffalo is available at your local Buffalo Exchange and on Amazon for $10. Also available on Kindle and NOOK. See preview.
Buffalo Exchange won an advertising award in Graphic Design USA Magazine's American Inhouse Design Awards, July/August 2011 issue. The award was given for Buffalo Exchange’s magazine ad. There were 4,500+ entries in this year’s program nationwide, "the premier showcase for outstanding work by inhouse designers." This is Buffalo Exchange’s eighth year designing in-house; the team is composed of Michelle L. Livingston, creative direction, and Kristin L. Welk, graphic design.
BEST FASHION SHOP IN TREEHUGGER'S BEST OF GREEN!
TreeHugger.com named Buffalo Exchange "Best Fashion Shop" in their Best of Green on Apr 4, 2011: "When you have no budget for new clothes and want wearable, yet stylish, clothing on the fly, Buffalo Exchange is a one-stop-shop... The inventory, constantly changing, is carefully curated by Buffalo Exchange's skilled buyers. Plus, when shoppers bring their own bags, Buffalo Exchange donates five cents to a charity of the customer's choice."
DESIGNING WOMEN GET A GOLD ADDY FOR GREETING CARD
Buffalo Exchange won a Gold ADDY award, plus six Silver ADDYs, from American Advertising Federation Tucson on Feb 19, 2011. A Gold ADDY was awarded for our Holiday greeting card celebrating our East Village store in New York City, and we won Silver for our newspaper and magazine ads. This is Buffalo Exchange’s eighth year designing in-house; the team is composed of Michelle L. Livingston, creative direction, and Kristin L. Welk and Cynthia Rhea, graphic design. They have won a total of four Gold, twenty Silver and twelve Bronze ADDYs for Buffalo Exchange. The ADDYs are the advertising industry's largest and most representative competition, recognizing and rewarding creative excellence in the art of advertising. A Gold ADDY is recognition of the highest level of creative excellence and is judged to be superior to all other entries in the competition.
WHERE GUESTBOOK: "FOR THE DEAL-ADDICTED FASHIONISTA"
Where Guestbook Tucson features us in "The Way of the Buffalo," Jan 2011: "Tucson-based retailer of selectively recycled fashion, Buffalo Exchange is family-owned, eco-conscious and poised to keep on growing. For the deal-addicted fashionista, nothing compares to the thrill of an outrageously good buy... At Tucson's famed Buffalo Exchange, the scenario is repeated countless times every day... Block is largely credited with bringing 'green' out of the closet... Block, who runs the company from Tucson with her daughter, Rebecca, has won several awards for entrepreneurial excellence, social responsibility and community giveback."
One of Buffalo Exchange's promotional campaigns is among 89 winning designs in HOW Magazine's In-House Design Awards, p. 64, Jan 2011 issue: "To promote its 35th anniversary, Buffalo Exchange needed to create a stand-alone logo for giveaways that conveyed the store's alternative mindset and key traits: an environmentally conscious buy-sell-trade clothing store. The creative solution involved tattoo-style details with maximum graphic impact." Our "Desde 1974 35th Anniversary Promotional Campaign" won a Merit award. HOW spotlights "the very best work from designers in top corporations, organizations and associations."
OH MY GD USA!
BuffaloExchange.com is a winner for Internet Design in GD USA's American Graphic Design Awards 2010, published in December, p. 174: "These are professionals who have produced work that is... fluent, direct and intelligent in promoting the brand and communicating the message. Who use this venue to assert the value effective graphic design brings to business, to society, to the marketplace of ideas... This year, roughly 1,000 pieces are showcased... from among a remarkable 9,000-plus entries."
- Best Resale/Vintage Clothing, Readers Pick, Tucson Weekly, Best of Tucson 2013
- Best Resale/Vintage Clothing and Best Clothing Fashions (Locally Owned), Readers Picks, Tucson Weekly, Best of Tucson 2012
- Best Resale/Vintage Clothing and Best Clothing Fashions (Locally Owned) Runner-Up, Readers Picks, Tucson Weekly, Best of Tucson 2011
- "The Buffalo Exchange closest to campus... always has a good selection of stylish finds.” -- “Wildcat style for anyone at any budget,” Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Aug 25, 2011
- “If you are looking for a deal on accessories, this is where you will find it... They have a great selection of things like screen print tees for guys.” -- Zocalo Magazine, “Recycled Treasures,” June 2011
- Women's Foundation of Southern Arizona
- Be Tucson!
- Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona
- Local First Arizona
tokens for bags charities
- Emerge Center Against Domestic Abuse
- HOPE Animal Shelter
- Tucson Botanical Gardens
- HOPE Animal Shelter
- Community Gardens of Tucson
- Ben's Bells Project
- Southern Arizona Buffelgrass Coordination Center (SABCC)
- The Humane Society of Southern Arizona
- La Paloma Family Services