Since when do high fashion and consumerism go hand in hand with recycling? Well, here in Tucson, at least since 1974. That's when Buffalo Exchange first opened its doors to fashion- and budget-conscious citizens, offering both an affordable resale shopping experience and the chance for those with stuffed closets and empty wallets to exchange their clothes for cash. And now, with three locations in town (including a store for kids), there's just no reason to pay full price for trendy, designer items. So forget the mall already, and check out the Buff--it's much less wasteful. And recycling clothes is more fun than recycling cans.
2. Twice as Nice, Various locations, www.twiceaznice.com
3. Savers, 5845 E. Broadway Blvd., 571-2001; 290 W. Fort Lowell Road, 292-6330, www.savers.com