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the bellingham store

the bellingham store

Buffalo Exchange

1209 N. State St.
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 676-1375

Location: Downtown, at E. Chestnut Street

Store Hours:
Monday–Saturday 11am–7pm
Sunday 11am–6pm


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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.


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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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Apr 18, 2015 to 12:00 am

On Saturday, April 18, we will host our annual Earth Day $1 Sale. A large selection of clothing, jewelry, and accessories will be offered for one dollar. All proceeds from the purchase of $1 items will be donated to The Fund for Animals, an affiliate of The Humane Society of the United States.

The Fund for Animals operates the nation’s largest and most diverse network of animal care centers. It provides hands-on care and safe haven for more than 3,000 animals representing 150 species each year, including those rescued from cruelty and neglect, victims of the exotic pet trade, injured and orphaned wildlife, refugees from research labs and more, and works to prevent cruelty through advocacy and education. Annual Earth Day benefits at Buffalo Exchange locations have raised over $464,000 for environmental causes since 1997.

For more information, visit www.FundForAnimals.org/BuffaloExchange.

The Earth Day $1 Sale 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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All of our Buffalo Exchange locations will be closed this Sunday, April 5, and will reopen for normal business hours on Monday, April 6. Stop in for fantastic men’s and women’s clothing and accessories!

[Posted Mar 30, 2015]

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open positions

Bellingham - 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.


Whatcom Magazine Fall 2014 issue featured Buffalo Exchange in “Secondhand treasure: Consignment clothing stores feed growing demand for affordable fashion” (pages 27–28) in August 2014: “For fashion on the cutting edge, Buffalo Exchange on North State Street in Bellingham is a good place to go. … Their "new and recycled fashion" appeals to everyone from young adults to "ladies who lunch," says manager Hanako Persson. … 'We offer contemporary pieces, designer clothes, vintage, one-of-a-kind, and whimsical pieces,' Persson says. 'Our fashion choices are very customer-driven. We ask what they are shopping for and keep a finger on the pulse of what people want. We have a lot of folks that inspire our purchases, both locally and nationally.' … It's the place to find a vintage Hawaiian shirt, a pink purse and a fedora, all at once. …”

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Buffalo Exchange was featured in The Western Front for “Buffalo Exchange to celebrate 40-year anniversary” on April 8, 2014: “The Buffalo Exchange is putting on a nation-wide tour in honor of its 40 year anniversary. … Including a stop at the Bellingham location on Monday, April 28. … The vintage, western theme reflects the company’s roots in Arizona, employee Sara Alkhedairy said. “It’s going to be something of a cross between a store and a museum,” Alkhedairy said. “Except shoppable, obviously.” Preparations have been ongoing for the past year by keeping an eye out for any article of clothing that fits the theme, said Hanako Persson, the store manager for the Bellingham location. “Every store is going to have a unique inventory that’s been cultivated by that location,” Persson said. …”

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buffalo bests

  • Best Consignment Shop Honorable Mention, 360 Northsound Life, Bellingham, Best of the Northwest 2011

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