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Buffalo Exchange

Center City West
1713 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 557-9850

Location: West of 17th Street, north of Rittenhouse Square

Store Hours:
Monday–Saturday 10am–8pm
Sunday 12pm–7pm


SPRING/SUMMER FASHION FOR MEN & WOMEN!

All Locations

We’re now buying spring & summer fashion! We need your tees, tanks, shirts, shorts, denim, skirts, dresses, shoes, and accessories (hats, bags, belts). Don’t forget we also buy fantastic vintage and unique items. Clean out your closet and bring it in for cash or trade on the spot at your local Buffalo Exchange. Also checkout our wanted bulletins.

[Posted Feb 19, 2015]

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MEMORIAL DAY HOURS!

All Locations
May 25, 2015 to May 26, 2015

All Buffalo Exchange store locations will be open this Monday, 5/25, during Memorial Day! Stop in with your past favorites for cash or store credit on the spot. Not looking to sell, you can find new-to-you outfits perfect for summer!


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open positions

OFFICE ASSISTANT
Philadelphia - PT
Buffalo Exchange is looking for an organized Office Assistant to assist Manager in maintaining store office. Prior clerical, cashier, and some computer experience (MS Word/Excel) preferred. Position includes record keeping, filing, and errands. Strong attention to detail needed. Must be cheerful and dependable. PT with benefits. Receive business literacy training at a sustainable company that works to protect the environment by reusing and recycling clothing. This is not your ordinary office job!

Join Buffalo Exchange, a values-based, growing organization practicing open-book management and business literacy training. A love of fashion and clothing is essential. Compensation is competitive and based on experience and credentials. Benefits include: health, dental, and vision insurance for employees working 20 hours or more per week; paid time off for part-time and full-time employees; profit-based bonuses; merchandise discount; a 401(k) retirement plan; career advancement; and extensive training.

CASHIER
Philadelphia - PT
Love fashion? Why not apply today! Your local Buffalo Exchange is always accepting applications for entry-level positions. Looking for cheerful, dependable, and energetic quick learners with knowledge of fabrics, styles, current retail trends and eras. Challenging, fun, fast-paced retail environment. As an employee, you'll receive on-the-job training in recycling fashion. No prior experience necessary. Part-time employees must be able to work 3 days a week, including at least one weekend day. This is not your regular retail job!

Join Buffalo Exchange, a values-based, growing organization practicing open-book management and business literacy training. A love of fashion and clothing is essential. Compensation is competitive and based on experience and credentials. Benefits include: health, dental, and vision insurance for employees working 20 hours or more per week; paid time off for part-time and full-time employees; profit-based bonuses; merchandise discount; a 401(k) retirement plan; career advancement; and extensive training.


"MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK" BY HER CAMPUS DREXEL

Her Campus Drexel listed Buffalo Exchange in “15 Places to Shop for Co-Op” on March 1, 2015: “…Not only can you buy clothes at a great price, you can even trade or sell your clothes and/or accessories for a great price! If you’re looking for vintage pieces, but you can’t get to a thrift store, give Buffalo Exchange a shot. The prices here are far lower…”

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"TRENDY FASHION HOT-SPOT" BY CBS PHILLY

CBS Philly recommended Buffalo Exchange in “Where To Buy Your Next Holiday Party Outfit In Philadelphia” on November 25, 2014: “… Buffalo Exchange is well-known in Philadelphia for its well-stocked shelves and fashion-forward approach. … Whether you need to shine in style for the company office party or are going for that dapper look for this year’s holiday photo, Buffalo Exchange can handle it. The best part of shopping at this trendy fashion hot-spot is the sticker shock (or lack thereof). Simply put, Buffalo Exchange won’t break the bank. …”

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"STYLE WONDERLAND" BY EXAMINER.COM

Examiner.com featured Buffalo Exchange in “Buffalo Exchange a Philly fashion hotspot” on August 20, 2014: “… a gem in Philadelphia by the name of Buffalo Exchange offers unique styles of clothing, great music, and a friendly staff - all without making your wallet want to cry. … The clothes itself oozes a combination of vintage-chic ... and cute-indie style. It’s fair to say that the outfits you find at Buffalo Exchange will help set you apart from the crowd. … My advice for shopping in Buffalo Exchange: Thoroughly search through the racks, because the best pieces often hide among the masses. …”

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"DISCOUNTED TREASURES" BY THE TRIANGLE

The Triangle featured Buffalo Exchange in “Buffalo Exchange’s Earth Day Event Aims to Keep the World Blooming” on April 25, 2014: “I was greeted by friendly shouts. “One dollar! Everything outside! Dollar sale for charity!” … I knew I had arrived at the thrift store’s annual Earth Day fundraiser … Shoppers buzzed around several clothing racks and bins containing discounted treasures. … I stopped to talk to store manager Mike Shaffer … Shaffer mentioned that the Earth Day events are the largest charity events held by Buffalo Exchange each year. “The event began at 10 a.m., but the lines started forming much earlier!” he said, noting the popularity of the affair. … This year, Buffalo Exchange partnered with the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum to help raise awareness for pollination conservation. … Scoring a great sale while giving back to the community left all customers happy as they made their purchases. I am sure bargain shoppers everywhere are marking their calendars for the next annual Earth Day dollar sale; I know I will.”

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"THRIFT HEAVEN" BY USA TODAY COLLEGE

USA TODAY College recommends Buffalo Exchange in “4 clothing stores that deliver deals and style” on March 7, 2014: “Buffalo Exchange is thrift heaven. … Their goal is to bring fashion and social good to the shopping experience. Upon a purchase, the store will also politely ask if you’d like to buy a re-usable Buffalo Exchange bag for a small fee — and the bags are cute, so it’s a win-win situation. … You may also be tempted to ask for the outfits on the mannequins, because they’re always decorated in the fiercest styles.”

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buffalo bests

  • 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.
  • "... 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

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