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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

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All Locations
Jan 13, 2014 to Apr 22, 2014

Beginning January 13 through Earth Day, we will be accepting fur apparel donations (including trims, accessories, coats, etc.) to benefit the annual Coats for Cubs drive. The used furs will be donated to rehabilitation organizations across the country to use for the purpose of providing bedding and comfort to orphaned and injured wildlife.

With the help of our customers, we collected 952 used furs during the winter 2012-13 drive. Since 2006, the company has collected a total of 8,524 used furs on behalf of wildlife rehabilitators nationwide.

Find a Buffalo Exchange fur drop-off location near you!

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Mar 7, 2014 to May 22, 2014

Our 40th anniversary tour runs March through May! Look for our vintage Airstream along with western and vintage clothing and accessories at your neighborhood Buffalo Exchange. Follow the tour online using #BufEx74.

A $1000 Buffalo Exchange gift card could be yours by subscribing or re-subscribing to our email list! For more details, see the official rules page.

Official 40th Anniversary page

2014 Tour Dates (subject to change):

Tucson (Campus)
3/8 Tucson (Eastside)
3/9 Tucson (Downtown)
3/10 Tempe
3/11 Phoenix
3/13 Las Vegas
3/19 Albuquerque
3/22 Dallas
3/23 Austin

3/26 Houston (Montrose)
3/27 Houston (Rice Village)
3/29 New Orleans
3/31 Atlanta
4/2 Charlotte
4/4 DC (14th St)
4/5 DC (Georgetown)
4/6 Philadelphia
4/9 Brooklyn (Boerum Hill)
4/10 Brooklyn (Williamsburg)
4/11 Queens (Astoria)
4/12 NYC (Chelsea)
4/13 NYC (East Village)
4/15 Boston (Allston)
4/16 Somerville
4/19 Chicago
4/21 Minneapolis
4/26 Seattle (U-District)
4/27 Seattle (Ballard)

4/28 Bellingham
4/30 Portland (Downtown)
5/1 Portland (Hawthorne)
5/2 Eugene
5/5 Berkeley
5/6 San Francisco (Haight)
5/7 San Francisco (Mission)
5/9 Ventura
5/10 Sherman Oaks
5/11 Los Angeles
5/12 Santa Monica
5/13 Long Beach
5/14 Fullerton
5/15 Costa Mesa
5/16 San Diego (Pac Beach)
5/17 San Diego (Hillcrest)
5/21 Denver
5/22 Boulder

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Apr 19, 2014

Buffalo Exchange is partnering with the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum to help raise awareness of pollination conservation. Visit our one-day Dollar Sale at your neighborhood Buffalo Exchange on April 19 in honor of Earth Day. All proceeds from the purchase of $1 items will be donated to Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and help its current programs, including the Pollination Hotspots Program.

It is cash or checks only for $1 Sale items. Buffalo Outlet locations (San Antonio & Nogales) are not participating in the $1 Sale.

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open positions

Philadelphia - FT/PT
Love fashion? Why not apply today! Your local Buffalo Exchange is always accepting applications for entry-level Buyer positions. Looking for cheerful, dependable & 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!


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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