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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

open positions

Philadelphia - 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!


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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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

  • 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

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