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COMPANY
  • Buffalo Exchange recommended by College Fashion in “The College Girl’s Guide to Shopping Secondhand” on June 25, 2014.
  • “Perhaps one day the business model of retailers such as vintage and used clothing store Buffalo Exchange will become the new normal.” GreenBiz.com, “Building smart cities: food, materials and finance," June 16, 2014
  • Green Business Certificate, The Office of Conservation and Sustainable Development, City of Tucson
  • Gold ADDY Award Division Collateral Material, Buffalo Exchange Zine team for Buffalo Exchange Zine Fall/Winter 2012/2013
  • Recognized as a leader in 'Process, Progress, & Leadership in Worksite Health Promotion' at the 2012 Annual Worksite Health Promotion Conference in Tucson, October 2012
  • Earned the position of 4,045 and a retail industry rank of 174 in the 2011 Inc. 5000, Inc. magazine's annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America, Sep 2011
  • Best Fashion Shop, TreeHugger.com, Best of Green 2011
  • Historic Preservation Certificate "for maintaining the firm's headquarters in Tucson, housed in a cluster of seven adaptively reused bungalows in the Feldman's National Register Historic District. True to the spirit of the organization's purpose to recycle fashion, the corporate campus is an excellent example of fashionably recycled 1920s-era craftsman bungalows." - The Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission, May 1, 2011
  • Community Strength Award Runner-Up, The New Southwest, Tucson, 2010-11
ARIZONA
  • Best Adult Clothing Resale, Shopping & Services, Phoenix New Times, Best Of Phoenix 2014
  • Best Place to Buy Vintage Clothing, Readers' Choice Contest, Phoenix New Times, Best Of Phoenix 2014
  • The Republic names Buffalo Exchange as No. 1 clothing boutique in “Who's Who in Business 2014: Companies that are growing Arizona” on July 7, 2014.
  • 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
  • "If your closet is chock-full of funky youthful pieces and moderately priced mall purchases, this resale shop will be one of the best places for you to recycle your wardrobe. This eclectic shop has a little something for everyone." -- The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Jul 7, 2011
  • Best Resale/Vintage Clothing and Best Clothing Fashions (Locally Owned) Runner-Up, Readers Picks, Tucson Weekly, Best of Tucson 2011
  • Best Vintage Clothing, Readers Choice, Phoenix New Times, Best of Phoenix 2011
  • Best boutique to accessorize, SWAY Swagger Awards 2011, Phoenix
  • "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
CALIFORNIA
  • “…It’s an affordable curated thrift store…” The Daily Bruin listed Buffalo Exchange in “prime’s Guide to Zero Week: Santa Monica” on September 30, 2014.
  • Listed in “Best Shopping In Sherman Oaks," CBS Los Angeles, September 29, 2014
  • Recommended in “Five Fall Favorites (That Aren't Pumpkin Spice),” Long Beach Post, September 22, 2014
  • Recommended in “Quick and easy ways to clean out your closet," The Daily Californian, September 12, 2014
  • Recommended in “5 places to shop when you’re short on cash,” The Daily Californian, May 28, 2014
  • Best Vintage Store, Reader's Choice, OC Weekly, Best of 2013
  • Honorable mention Best Men's Clothing Store, Readers Poll, San Diego CityBeat, Best of San Diego 2013
  • Honorable Mention Best Women’s Clothing Store, Readers Poll, San Diego CityBeat, Best of San Diego 2013
  • Best Place to Buy Vintage Clothes, Readers Poll, San Diego CityBeat, Best of San Diego 2013
  • Best Vintage Shop (Tie), Readers Poll, SF Weekly, Best of San Francisco 2013,
  • Best Bargain Clothing Second Place, Daily Sundial, Best of CSUN 2013
  • Best Vintage Store, Readers Picks, OC Weekly, Best of 2012
  • Best Place to Buy Vintage Clothing, Honorable Mention, San Diego City Beat, Best of San Diego 2012
  • Latest Best of LA’s “Best Designer Consignment Stores in Orange County,” Los Angeles’ CBS Local, May 17, 2012
  • Best Vintage Clothing Store (Tie), Bay Area Reporter, Best of the Gays Readers’ Poll 2012, San Francisco
  • "A resale shoppers’ mecca with current and vintage labels up for grabs (or trade!)." -- Costa Mesa Conference and Visitor Bureau Blog, Jan 30, 2012
  • Listed first in “Best Vintage Stores In San Francisco,” CBS San Francisco, Jan 17, 2012
  • Listed in “Katy’s California: West Side Story! Perry’s Fave Cali Places,” "All About Katy Perry,” Us Weekly collector's issue, Jul 1, 2011
  • Best Thrift Store and Best Discount Store Third Place, CSU Fullerton’s Daily Titan, Orange County Winners, Best of Guide 2011-2012
  • Best Vintage Clothing, UC Berkeley's The Daily Californian, Readers' Pick, Best of Berkeley 2011
  • Best Thrift Shops Third Place, UCSD Guardian, Staff Pick, Best of San Diego 2011
COLORADO
  • Best Clothing Store - Used, Readers' Picks, Boulder Weekly, Best of Boulder 2014
  • Ten best businesses along 13th Avenue in Capitol Hill, Denver Westword, September 2013
  • Best Clothing Store - Used, Boulder Weekly, Best of Boulder 2013
  • Best Hipster Thrift Store, Westword, Best of Denver 2012
  • "Arguably one of Boulder’s most popular college shops, Buffalo Exchange sports the best aspects of the thrift store shopping experience, showcasing the perfect marriage between style and quirk." - Boulder's CU Independent,"Get my thrift? Boulder’s best thrift stores," listed first in their "list of top Boulder shops to find fabulous used clothes for the best deals," Mar 2, 2011
  • Consignment Shop, 1st Reader's Choice, Top of the Town 2011, 5280 Magazine, Denver
DIST OF COLUMBIA
  • Racked DC recommends Buffalo Exchange in “The 38 Best Washington, D.C. Vintage and Consignment Stores” on July 2, 2014
  • Buffalo Exchange recommended by Racked DC in “Empty Your Closet For Cash or Trade at These Seven D.C. Stores” on April 1, 2014.
  • Best Consignment Shop 2013 Runner-Up, Readers Poll, Washington City Paper, Best of D.C. 2013
  • Best Second-hand Shop, Washington Blade, Best of Gay DC 2012
ILLINOIS
  • Best Resale Shop Runner-Up, Chicago Reader, Readers' Poll, Best of Chicago 2013
  • Best Resale Shop Runner-Up, Chicago Reader, Readers' Poll, Best of Chicago 2011
LOUISIANA
  • Best Consignment Shop Runner-up, Gambit Weekly, Best of New Orleans 2014
  • “Best places for inexpensive summer gear especially for a last minute stock up before jazz fest or in general. …” By Where Did U Get That in “City Guide: Where To Shop In New Orleans!” on July 3, 2014
  • Best Consignment Shop Runner-up, Gambit Weekly, Readers' Poll, 2013 Best of New Orleans: Goods and Services
  • Best Vintage Clothing, Where Y’At, Best of the Big Easy, Readers’ Picks, New Orleans, 2011
  • Best Shopping, Annual A+ Awards 2011, Tulane’s The Hullabaloo: “A satisfying sample of New Orleans fashion can be found among the racks of the city’s best used-clothing store, Buffalo Exchange... [it] maintains its local atmosphere with a staff of charismatic sales assistants and wacky accessories one could only find in New Orleans. The best part about Buffalo is the exchange part... Always a new experience, shopping at Buffalo can award scrutinizing eyes with exquisite fashion finds.”
  • Best Store for Vintage Clothing Runner-Up and Best Consignment Shop Runner-Up, Gambit Weekly, Readers' Poll, 2011 Best of New Orleans
MASSACHUSETTS
  • Recommended in “Awesome Boston-Area Consignment Shops,” Boston Mamas, September 18, 2014
  • Best Clothing Store, Reader's Pick, ScoutSomerville Magazine,Best Of 2013
  • Best Middleman for Getting Into Your Neighbor's Pants, Boston Phoenix, The Best, Your top 100+ places to eat, drink, shop & party in Boston, 2012
  • Recommended by Not For Tourists, Boston, May 16, 2011
  • Best Shame-free Dud Swap, The Boston Phoenix, Editors' Pick, Boston's Best 2011
MINNESOTA
  • Listed in top ten, Best Vintage/Thrift Store in "The List of Lists 2013: Fashion,” Vita.mn, July 2013
  • Listed in top ten, Best Vintage/Thrift Store in "The List of Lists 2012: Fashion,” Vita.mn, Jul 19, 2012
  • “Shopping options are abundant: cool used duds at... Buffalo Exchange.” - Best Neighborhood Award to Lyn-Lake, Citypages, Minneapolis, Best of 2011
NEVADA
  • Buffalo Exchange recommended by Racked Las Vegas in “The Seven Best Consignment Shops in Las Vegas” on April 1, 2014.
  • “Buffalo Exchange (Best for unique fashions and complex costumes for guys and girls)... Buffalo has some of the most fashionable and seasonally appropriate clothes among area thrift shops... the threads at Buffalo are hand-selected by fashion-forward kids who know what they’re doing.” -- Las Vegas Weekly, Apr 5, 2012
  • Best Vintage Store, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Readers' Poll, Best of Las Vegas 2011
  • Best Place to Score Style Bargains, Desert Companion, Las Vegas, Best of the City 2011
NEW MEXICO
  • Best Resale Clothing Store, The Local iQ, Readers' Poll, 2014 Smart List
  • Best Bargain Duds, Albuquerque The Magazine, Best of the City, December 2013/January 2014
  • Best Vintage Apparel, Best Thrift Store Third Place, The Alibi, Best of Burque 2013
  • Best Vintage Apparel, Best Women’s Apparel Third Place and Best Thrift Store Third Place, The Alibi, Best of Burque 2012
  • Best Retail Clothing Store and Best Vintage Clothing Shop (tie), Local IQ Smart List, Albuquerque, 2012
  • Best Bargain Duds and Best Jeans Place Runner-Up, Albuquerque The Magazine, Best of the City, Dec 2011/Jan 2012
  • Best Vintage Apparel & Best Thrift Store 3rd Place, The Alibi, Readers' Choice, Best of Burque 2011
NEW YORK
  • Recommended by Boo York City in “Top 10 cheapest New York vintage stores” on September 10, 2014.
  • Listed in “Top 7 Thrift Stores in New York,” Pucker Mob, Aug 20, 2014
  • Listed in “Best Vintage Shops in New York City," by Superadrianme.com on June 20, 2014.
  • Recommended in “How to Make More Money Right Now,” StyleCaster, June 2, 2014
  • Favorite Boutique Runner-up, We Heart Astoria, The Best of Astoria 2014
  • Listed third in "The 5 Best Vintage Clothing Stores in the East Village," CBS New York, Best of New York, Aug 1, 2012
  • Best Used Clothing Store, The Village Voice, Best of NYC 2011
  • Listed in five of NYC’s must-go vintage stores, Climate Week NYC 2011's blog “NYC’s Vintage Shopping,” Aug 4, 2011
  • “You wouldn’t believe the deals at Buffalo Exchange!” -- “How Becoming a Conscious Consumer Changed My Life,” HuffPost Impact, Huffington Post, New York, Jul 27, 2011
  • Listed third in "The Top 10 Vintage Haunts in NYC That Won’t Rob You Blind,” FashionIndie.com, Mar 14, 2011
  • Listed in "Best Places To Thrift Near Campus," NYU Local.com, Mar 4, 2011
  • Top ten “Best Local Clothing Stores,” Time Out New York, Feb 10, 2011
NORTH CAROLINA
  • Best Consignment Shop (Men), Elevate Lifestyle Magazine, Best of the City 2014
  • Best Out-Of-The Ordinary Finds, Elevate Lifestyle Magazine, Elevate Lifestyle Awards 2013 "Best of the City" Issue
  • Included in "eight great places to add to your must-visit list" for consignment, Shopping for Less, Charlotte Magazine, Jan 2012
  • Best New Store (Opened in Last 12 Months), Reader & Staff Picks, Creative Loafing, Best of Charlotte 2011
  • "This boutique is a great place to go. You can find items from various designers from high ticket to low[,] but all being sold at a wonderfully affordable price." - T. Strong, Creative Loafing, Charlotte, May 11, 2011
  • “Shoppers and lovers of new and recycled fashion, get excited.” -Creative Loafing, Charlotte, Mar 29, 2011
OREGON
  • Favorite Vintage Clothing Shop, 3rd Place, Reader Choice Results, Portland Mercury, PDX Approved 2014 Shops
  • Best Vintage Clothing Store, Readers’ Choice, The Register-Guard, Best Of 2014
  • Best Thrift Store, The Daily Emerald, Best of Campus 2014
  • “Best thrift store: Buffalo Exchange,” UO’s Daily Emerald: “If you have a high-end or stylish wardrobe, then Buffalo Exchange may be your favorite new venue to exchange the old for something new... For those who value style and want well-priced access to trendy clothes.” Eugene, May 21, 2012
  • Favorite Vintage Clothing, The Register Guard, 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards, Eugene
  • Favorite consignment/secondhand shop, Bryce’s picks (up-and-coming local designer), Portland Monthly, Best of the City 2012
  • Best Vintage Clothing Store Runner-Up & Best Thrift Store 3rd Place, The Register-Guard, Eugene, 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards
  • Called a "thrift haven" by Grist.org,“Welcome to Portlandia: Your guide to a great green weekend in Portland,” Feb 25, 2011
PENNSYLVANIA
  • Listed in “Top Shopping In Philadelphia’s Center City Neighborhood," CW Philly, August 19, 2014
  • “Not your run-of-the-mill thrift store, Buffalo Exchange is a well-known treasure trove of great deals and top-quality items. …” -- CBS Philly, “Top Shopping In Philadelphia’s Center City Neighborhood," August 12, 2014.
  • Nominated for Best Thrift Store, The Daily Pennsylvania, The Best of Penn 2014
  • "... they have a great selection of Halloween outfits come October. ..." -- 34th St. Magazine, April 2, 2014
  • “For straight-from-the-mall secondhand finds, Buffalo Exchange... is your best bet.” -- Philadelphia’s Temple News, Mar 19, 2012
  • Listed in Best Thrift & Vintage Shops in Philadelphia, Citysbest.com, as of Nov 30, 2011
  • Listed in "HALLOWEEN: Our top costume-shop destinations," Philadelphia Citypaper, Oct 19, 2011
  • “Buffalo Exchange is one of my favorite second hand stores for their merchandise (obviously)" -- Thriftadelphia blog, Apr 21, 2011
  • Fave inexpensive clothing, Philadelphia Gay News, Pink Penny V, Mar 2011
TEXAS
  • Best Clothing Store for Making New Friends, Dallas Observer, Best Of Dallas 2014
  • UT Best, Vintage Clothing Category, Readers Pick, UT Best Of Issue 2014
  • Best Clothing/Accessories, Readers poll, Austin Chronicle, Best Of 2014
  • “Best place to save money in Houston — Buffalo Exchange,” Houston on the Cheap on June 24, 2014
  • Best Resale Store, Readers Poll, SMU Daily Campus, Best of SMU & The Park Cities 2014
  • Best Vintage Clothing, Readers’ Choice Contest, Houston Press, Best Of 2013
  • Best Clothing/Accessories, 2013 Readers Poll, The Austin Chronicle, Best of Austin
  • Used, Vintage & Consignment Stores, The Houston Award Program, 2013 Houston Awards
  • Best Thrift Store, The Trinitonian, Best of 2012 San Antonio
  • Best Vintage Shop, Readers Picks, San Antonio Magazine, Best of the City 2012
  • Listed in "10 Must-Hit Stores" Fashion/Style, CultureMap Houston, Aug 15, 2012
  • Best Vintage Shop Runner-Up, San Antonio Current, Best of 2012 San Antonio
  • Recommended in "Where To Find the Best Bargains," VisitSanAntonio.com, as of Jan 13, 2012
  • "This place is a definite Austin must-see." -- ShopAcrossTexas.com as of Jan 13, 2012
  • Best Place to Buy Hipster Wear, Dallas Observer, Best of Dallas 2013
  • Recommended in “Find great savings at Buffalo Exchange,” WOAI-TV Channel 4 News, San Antonio, Jan 16, 2012
  • Dallas A List, BEST Vintage and Resale (Finalist), Dallas City Voter, 2011 Award Winner
  • "Extremely organized and well maintained, Buffalo Exchange is a hip, eclectic store bent on doing some good in the community... Perfect for: DENIM. Want a pair of Seven’s for $16.75? Do you? If you don’t, perhaps we should send someone to check your pulse." -- Dallas’ CBS DFW TV, "Thrift Shopping in Dallas/Fort Worth," Oct 3, 2011
  • Best Vintage Clothing Store, Pegasus News, Ultimate Best, Dallas-Fort Worth, 2011
  • Listed in Best Bargain Hunting in Houston, CBS Houston, Mar 21, 2011
  • Listed in Best Vintage Clothing Shops in Houston, CBS Houston, Mar 7, 2011
  • Best Resale Store, SMU’s Daily Campus, Readers' Choice, Best of SMU & Park Cities 2011, Dallas
WASHINGTON
  • Recommended as a favorite affordable shopping option in "Our Go-To Seattle Beauty & Fashion Destinations," The Emerald Closet, Nov 9, 2011
  • Best Consignment Shop Honorable Mention, 360 Northsound Life, Bellingham, Best of the Northwest 2011