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Buffalo Exchange

Wicker Park
1478 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642
(773) 227-9558

Location: Near Damen stop on CTA Blue Line

Store Hours:
Monday–Sunday 11am–8pm


SPRING FASHION FOR MEN & WOMEN!

All Locations

We’re now buying spring 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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Baby squirrels sleeping in donated Coats for Cubs furs.

GIVE YOUR FURS BACK TO THE ANIMALS

All Locations
Jan 2, 2015 to Apr 22, 2015

Provide comfort and bedding for orphaned and injured wildlife now through Earth Day, April 22, 2015. Donate your real fur apparel including coats and accessories, to our Coats for Cubs program at any Buffalo Exchange location. These donations are sent to rehabilitation organizations across the United States, and provide a natural and nurturing environment for the recovering animals. Since 2006, Buffalo Exchange has collected nearly 10,000 used furs through the Coats for Cubs program.

 


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open positions

ENTRY-LEVEL BUYERS
Chicago - 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, 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.


"RARE VINTAGE FINDS" BY DEPAULIA ONLINE

The DePaulia Online featured Buffalo Exchange in “Buffalo Exchange pop up store rolls through Chicago” on April 13, 2014: “Buffalo Exchange is at the forefront of clothing resale. One of the first stores of its kind to buy, sell and trade clothing … To celebrate its 40th Anniversary and their customers, Buffalo Exchange will drive to all of its locations in a renovated 1969 Airstream trailer. The trailer will be filled with rare vintage finds and limited edition Buffalo Exchange products like T-shirts, buttons and reusable bags. … Buffalo Exchange’s Earth Day $1 Sale is also that Saturday … All proceeds from this sale will be donated to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum … Kerstin Block, president and co-owner of Buffalo Exchange will be also at the event on Saturday. Wicker Park manager Kelly Wolfe encourages customers to arrive early and bring cash for this event because it will be a busy day. …”

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"CLOTHING DOWN TO $1 AND A RETROFITTED AIRSTREAM" BY CHICAGO MAGAZINE

Chicago Magazine featured Buffalo Exchange in “The Dollar Sale at Buffalo Exchange Might Cause a Stampede” on April 14, 2014: “Thrift shops are a mixed bag. At the Buffalo Exchange … you’ll find anything from Gap to Gucci hiding on the racks. ... One things for sure: The deals will be great this weekend. On Saturday, April 19, the Buffalo Exchange holds a Dollar Day Sale from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Items will be marked down to a buck, and proceeds will be donated to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum to raise awareness of pollination conservation. This also marks the Buffalo Exchange’s 40th anniversary, and the Tucson-based business has converted a vintage Airstream trailer into a traveling pop-up shop in honor of its birthday. … filled with western wear, vintage items, boho clothing and accessories. …”

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buffalo bests

  • 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

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