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Buffalo Exchange

Queens
29-16 Ditmars Blvd.
Astoria, NY 11105
(718) 274-2054
Location: NW of Ditmars Boulevard and 31st Street, Astoria-Ditmars stop on N and Q trains

Store Hours:
NOW OPEN LATER!
Monday–Thursday 11am–7pm
Friday–Saturday 11am–8pm
Sunday 12pm–7pm


the williamsburg store

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Buffalo Exchange

Williamsburg
504 Driggs Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 384-6901

Location: at N. 9th St, Bedford stop on the L train

Store Hours:
NEW HOURS!
Monday–Saturday 11am–8pm
Sunday 12pm–7pm


the boerum hill store

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Buffalo Exchange

109 Boerum Pl.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 403-0490

Location: off Smith St and Atlantic Ave, Bergen St stop on the F and G trains

Store Hours:
NEW HOURS!
Monday–Saturday 11am–8pm
Sundays 12–7pm


the east village store

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Buffalo Exchange

East Village
332 E. 11th St.
New York, NY 10003
(212) 260-9340

Location: between 1st & 2nd Avenue; 1st Avenue stop on the L train

Store Hours:
NEW HOURS!
Monday–Saturday 11am–8pm
Sunday 12pm–7pm


the chelsea store

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Buffalo Exchange

Chelsea
114 W. 26th St.
New York, NY 10001
(212) 675-3535

Location: at 6th Avenue, 28th Street stop on the 1 and R trains

Store Hours:
NEW HOURS!
Monday–Saturday 11am–8pm
Sunday 12pm–7pm


SELL YOUR CLOTHES TO BUFFALO EXCHANGE ASTORIA-QUEENS!

Queens Buffalo Exchange, Astoria

Our Astoria location is currently buying spring/summer fashion. We are in need of tees, shorts, jeans, shoes, blouses, dresses, and funky jewelry items.

[Posted Apr 11, 2014]

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BROOKLYN (BOERUM HILL) IS BUYING MEN’S & WOMEN’S CLOTHING!

Boerum Hill Buffalo Exchange, Brooklyn

Come in and visit your neighborhood Brooklyn store for fashionable finds at great prices! We are currently in need of men’s and women’s shorts, tees, shoes, lightweight jackets, jeans, and women’s blouses.

[Posted Apr 11, 2014]

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OUR CHELSEA LOCATION NEEDS YOUR CLOTHING!

Chelsea Buffalo Exchange, New York

Are you ready to clean out your closets? Bring us your unwanted clothing for trade or cash! We are currently in need of men’s shorts, tees, lightweight jackets, shoes, and jeans, and women’s blouses, shoes, tees, shorts, and handbags.

[Posted Apr 11, 2014]

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CELEBRATE OUR 40TH ANNIVERSARY WITH US!

All Locations
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):

3/7
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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open positions

ASSOCIATE STORE MANAGER
Chelsea - FT
Buffalo Exchange is looking for a hardworking, fashion-obsessed individual to assist Store Manager. Help create a fun environment for customers to successfully buy, sell and trade current fashion. Participate in hiring, training, scheduling and evaluating employees. Exceptional customer service a must; some experience preferred. Extensive training in buying clothing from customers provided.

ENTRY-LEVEL BUYERS
East Village - FT/PT
Chelsea - FT/PT
Boerum Hill - PT
Queens - 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!

CASHIER
Chelsea - FT/PT
East Village - FT/PT
Boerum Hill - PT
Williamsburg - FT/PT
Love fashion? Why not apply today! Your local Buffalo Exchange is always accepting applications for entry-level 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!

FLOOR ASSISTANT
East Village - FT/PT
Chelsea - FT/PT
Williamsburg - PT
Love fashion? Why not apply today! Your local Buffalo Exchange is always accepting applications for entry-level 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!


"COOL RETRO TRAILER" BY WE HEART ASTORIA

We Heart Astoria featured Buffalo Exchange in “Buffalo Exchange Airstream Trailer Comes to Astoria” on April 7, 2014: “It’s no secret that one of our favorite clothing retailers in the nabe is the Buffalo Exchange.  For me personally, I more or less stalk their collections, trying to pounce on the eclectic finds as they come in, and successfully scoring a few pretty things in the process (hello Marc Jacobs graffiti bag!) … we spotted that their 40th Anniversary Airstream trailer pop-up shop has been roaming the country.  … This week’s the week when you can check out the cool retro trailer in Astoria on Friday, 4/11. … featuring boho, Western and vintage wares, and various types of freebies. …”

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STYLIST "FESTIVAL FASHION DO'S AND DON'TS" BY PAPER MAG

Buffalo Exchange recommended by fashion stylist, Eli Wasserman in Paper Magazine’s  “10 Stylists Tell Us How to Avoid Dressing Like a "Basic Bitch" at Coachella” on April 10, 2014: “To help you avoid looking like one of the thousands of clones turning up with daisy crowns and ripped jorts, we've asked ten of our favorite stylists to weigh in with their festival fashion do's and don'ts. … I think we've seen enough of the Guns N' Roses, ACDC, Led Zeppelin vintages tees. Leave them at home or better yet, bring them to your nearest Buffalo Exchange. …”

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"POP-UP CRUISES INTO NYC" BY RACKED NY

Racked NY mentioned Buffalo Exchange in “Buffalo Exchange's Vintage Airstream Pop-Up Cruises Into NYC” on April 7, 2014: “To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Buffalo Exchange has been touring the country since March in a renovated 1969 Airstream trailer that they've transformed into a vintage pop-up shop. The New York City leg of the trip is coming up this week, with stops at the Buffalo Exchange stores in Boerum Hill, Williamsburg, Astoria, Chelsea, and the East Village. … Freebies like temporary tattoos and zines will be handed out, and there's a giveaway for a Buffalo Exchange gift card. Plus, fifty cents from the purchase of a special tote bag will be donated to the Buffalo Field Campaign, which supports the protection of the buffalo in Yellowstone.”

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"TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE" BY RACKED NY

Racked NY recommends Buffalo Exchange in “Twelve of New York City's Best Consignment and Resale Stores“ on April 1, 2014: “Buffalo Exchange is another buy-sell-trade, and a go-to for college students and fashion folks. Among the endless racks of tweedy blazers, oversized flannels, soft tees with oddball slogans and chunky-knit sweaters, you can find Milly dresses, Marc by Marc Jacobs blouses, Vince tops, and Jeffrey Campbell shoes. The prices are almost too good to be true. No appointment is necessary to sell, but prepared to wait on a sizable line if you go on the weekend. …”

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GRETTA'S "NO MONEY MAKEOVER" ON THE RACHAEL RAY SHOW


On the Rachael Ray Show's "Free For All" episode in November 2012, stylist Gretta takes viewer Angela for a free clothing make over at Buffalo Exchange in New York. Rachael Ray explains, "everything on this [episode] you can get for free. [Angela] traded her clothes at [Buffalo Exchange], which was awesome." Gretta explains Buffalo Exchange to viewers, "We didn't skimp. A common misconception about these stores is that they only take high-end items or vintage items. Not true. They love to have items that are from inexpensive stores or discount stores so long as they are great pieces." Angela traded in her old clothes for an outfit that included a designer dress, designer heels, and a leather bag. "It was so fun," Gretta explains, who also traded in her clothes for a whole new outfit. 

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"CLEAN CLOSETS + CASH" BY USED YORK CITY

Buffalo Exchange recommended by Used York City in “Buffalo Exchange Offers New Yorkers Clean Closets + Cash” on January 8, 2013: “This past Sunday I set out on a mission to [kill] jumpstart two resolutions with one stone: de-clutter my closets and be a master budgeter. … Recruit a friend to help carry, hop on the train, and head to Buffalo Exchange. … Trade clothes for cash or gift cards.  Buffalo Exchange accepts clothes that fit the current season, and also looks for certain items at certain times.  (Boots, chunky sweaters, and anything layerable are currently all the rage.) … Raise your glass in a toast to cleaning out your closet and being a rockstar budgeter in 2013! Cheers!”

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STYLELIST.COM: "FAVORITE NEIGHBORHOOD SHOP"

New York’s Stylelist.com of the Huffington Post mentions Buffalo Exchange in “New York Street Style: What the girls are wearing in Williamsburg (photos)” on Mar 16, 2012: “This week’s Neighborhood Watch focuses on the stylish set that inhabit Williamsburg, one of Brooklyn’s coolest spots. To some, it’s the home of the hipster. To many others, it’s a charming area filled with loads of vintage shops like Buffalo Exchange and Stella Dallas... Ashley McKinney. Favorite Neighborhood Shop: Buffalo Exchange.”

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"HEARD ON THE RUNWAY" BY WSJ

The Wall Street Journal blog “Heard on the Runway” mentions Buffalo Exchange in “Bicycle Designer Helio Ascari (Photo)” on Jan 30, 2012: “To stay within budget, he frequents vintage stores; Buffalo Exchange [is one of] his favorites.”

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BEST OF NEW YORK CITY!

The Village Voice named Buffalo Exchange Best Used Clothing Store in the Best of NYC 2011 on Oct 20: "We just can't tear ourselves away from Buffalo Exchange. The resale chain has numerous shops spread across 15 states (if you're ever in Seattle, that one rocks), and their outposts in the East Village, Williamsburg, and Chelsea are transformative experiences. The broad stores are neatly organized by genre and clothing category, but the plethora of styles and quality (from uppity designers to Forever 21 castoffs) are encouraging to sartorial creativity: Try not to plan entire closetfuls of new outfits as you scan the racks."

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INK IN INC. 5000

A four-time Inc. 5000 honoree, Buffalo Exchange 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 issue. According to Inc., "more than ever, this year's list is a testament to the creativity, resilience, and tenacity of America's top entrepreneurs." Buffalo Exchange is listed for a 3-year growth of 31%. The Inc. 5000, an extension of Inc. magazine's annual Inc. 500 list, recognizes the most dynamic, growing entrepreneurial companies that are changing the business landscape. Companies are ranked according to the percentage growth of their revenue.

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SEVENTEEN: "PLENTY OF HIDDEN TREASURES AT AMAZING PRICES"

The Seventeen Ultimate Guide to Style: How to Find Your Perfect Look by the editors of Seventeen Magazine hit stores during the week of Jul 4, 2011, recommending Buffalo Exchange. In Chapter Six, the Indie section, as Seventeen editor Marissa Grumer tells us, "Buffalo Exchange has a prominent in-book mention as must-go-to destination for our readers to shop," p. 141: "Shop Indie. Hit these go-to spots for all your fun staples! ...Buffalo Exchange. You'll find plenty of hidden treasures at amazing prices at this hip thrift-store chain. Not only will you look good, you'll feel food knowing that the store recycles its clothing."

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GOOD MORNING AMERICA SELLS TO THE BROOKLYN BUFFALO EXCHANGE

Good Morning America featured Buffalo Exchange in "Unclaimed Cash on 'GMA': Three Women Clean Their Closets In Hopes of a Cash Payoff" on Jul 5, 2011: "Those underused, overstuffed closets could be turned around from clothes chaos into cash for you... Bearing bags and bags of clothes pulled from the closets of our three challenge contestants, we arrived at the front door of the New York outpost of Buffalo Exchange, one of the country's biggest 'buy-sell-trade' chains. Bree Turnier,the manager of the Buffalo Exchange store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, told 'GMA' the chain looks for the three 'Cs' of clean, current and good condition when deciding which items to buy and determining their value... The money that 'GMA's' three closet contestants took home with them that day from Buffalo Exchange alone range up to more than $200, including $153 for Breck's designer duds, $52 for Cavrell's sentimental clothes and $46 for Tharp's power suits... Watch current trends. Places like Buffalo Exchange and eBay want what's hot now- bright colors, neutrals, patterns and slim cuts, for example."

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ELLE MAGAZINE REPURPOSES BUFFALO EXCHANGE FINDS

Elle Magazine shopped Buffalo Exchange in "Style A to Zee: Second Life," July 2011 issue, Slip Up: "Who says your new look has to be, well, new? With a little ingenuity (and the help of an ace tailor), Creative Director Joe Zee pillages vintage stores, boys’ departments—even his assistant’s closet—to reinvent already-loved treasures... Found at: Buffalo Exchange, NYC. Price: $5 apiece. Maybe you’ve got slips left over from the Courtney Love era; or maybe you collect them because you can’t resist the beauty of vintage lingerie. If the darting is too high or too low, or the shape too roomy, don’t hesitate to have underpinnings tailored too. How I Styled It: Antonio [Marquez, 'tailor extraordinaire'] integrated the ruffles and bodices to create one easy, flirty dress. Pair it with a classic, slightly more downtown denim jacket, and you’re good to go."

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NATE BERKUS SHOW: "ONE OF MY FAVORITE SECONDHAND STORES"

Photo: The Nate Berkus Show

The Nate Berkus Show recommended Buffalo Exchange in “Cheap Chic Tips from the Cheap Chica” on Feb 22, 2011 at 9 am, syndicated on national TV. In a “bank or bargain” segment with Lilliana Vazquez of The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Style, both the studio audience and people modeling the clothing mistook the bargain look (totaling $105.93) for bank (which cost $7,746). Lilliana said the expensive-looking bargain look included “Nicolette’s dress [for] $16. Wow. And I was able to find this at one of my favorite secondhand stores, Buffalo Exchange. You have tons of consignment. That’s across the country, Buffalo Exchange.” 12-minute segment.

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'LUCKY GIRL' STOCKS HER CLOSET WITH OUR DISCOUNT BUYS

In the December 2010 issue of Lucky Magazine 'Lucky Girl' Toyah Attwell, editor of New Zealand-based teen site 247girl.co.nz, shops at the Brooklyn Buffalo Exchange. Toyah "stocks her closet with discount buys from gilt.com, Buffalo Exchange, and flea markets to balance out her more luxurious finds." Style Spy section, p. 172.


 


 

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buffalo bests

  • 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

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