It’s time to clean out your closet. Seriously. You know you don’t even wear half the stuff in there.

That dress you got on sale two years ago still has the tag on it. You’re never going to wear it. The outfit you wore at your best friend’s Vegas bachelorette party that totally reminds you of the crazy shenanigans of the night? Screw nostalgia. Your girlfriends took plenty of photos of you in that outfit that night—just search #vegasmadeherdoit.

No more excuses. Out with the old and in with the new…or in with the “new old” and sometimes “new new” in this
case because guess what? There’s this little ol’ company that’s been around since 1974 called Buffalo Exchange that buys, sells, and trades new and gently used men’s and women’s clothing and accessories. At Buffalo Exchange, you can find current trends, designer labels, denim, basics, vintage and unique pieces all priced at much lower than retail cost.

So I lied, it’s really a big ol’ company. With 48 stores in 17 states, Buffalo Exchange is a leader in the resale fashion industry. And lucky for us, they have two Orange County locations—one in Downtown Fullerton and the other in The Lab in Costa Mesa.

And it’s super easy. To sell or trade your clothes, just bring your gently used and laundered items to their in-store buying counters. Buffalo Exchange’s staff will handpick which items to accept depending on trends, seasons, and so forth, then give you cash or a larger amount in store credit.

Al, manager at their Costa Mesa location, tells us “Ever since I started working here, I definitely got my dream
wardrobe. It’s so inexpensive and that’s the beauty of recycled clothing. It’s fun to switch up your wardrobe every couple months.”

You’ve heard the saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” This can hold true for many things (boyfriends being one of them, but that’s a topic for later discussion, on another blog, for an audience that’s actually interested). But, I digress. The real point is, visit a Buffalo Exchange near you, reuse, recycle, and breathe in some new or “gently used” life into your closet without breaking the bank.

Check in with us again next month when we talk fashion trends, personal style, and individuality with the super stylish staff at Buffalo Exchange.

For more information:

Orange County locations:

Costa Mesa
THE LAB, 2930 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 825-0619

215 N. Harbor Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 870-6855

Donna Estudillo

Donna Estudillo

RN and associate program director for a non-profit charity, plus mom who's working on being the hardest spiritual gangsta around, living the YOLO life and enjoying mishaps along the way. Current vibes: only positive ones -- which have led to her blog ( "Am I 40 Yet?" is an idea conceived after turmoil, inspired by a determination to get her sh*t together, and launched at the start of her 38th year. She writes, she learns, she shares…and hopefully, she entertains and inspires.
Donna Estudillo