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Buffalo Exchange

1318 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 299-9148

Location: between N Street and Rhode Island Avenue

Store Hours:
Monday–Saturday 11am–7pm
Sunday 12pm–6pm


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Buffalo Exchange

3279 M St. NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 333-2829

Location: West of Wisconsin Ave. at Potomac St.

Store Hours:
NEW HOURS!
Monday–Saturday 11am–7pm
Sunday 12–6pm


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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

ENTRY-LEVEL BUYERS
Georgetown - FT
14th Street - FT
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. This is not your regular retail job!


OUR VICE PRESIDENT CHATS WITH ANNA CROSWELL

The Washington, D.C. blog duo at Anna Croswell recognized our Vice President Rebecca Block as a fierce woman in its Friday section TGIF (This Girl Is Fierce) in September 2013.


Read the full interview on Anna Croswell.

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VINTAGE VIBE AT IT'S FINEST

DDI Magazine featured one of Buffalo Exchange's Washington, D.C. locations   in their interior design project gallery on January 9, 2013: "The space boasts repurposed décor and an industrial-vintage vibe...Preserved natural brick and metallic, spiral ductwork set the theme for this vintage-industrial-inspired store."

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"ARRIVAL OF THE THRIFT MECCA" BY THE WASHINGTON POST

The Washington Post Style Blog featured Buffalo Exchange in “Buffalo Exchange brings thrifty fashion to D.C.” on June 15, 2012: "Washington joins the ranks of Williamsburg and Boerum Hill. Our fashion savants, honored for their perpetual worship of the bowler hat, will be rewarded handsomely with a style sanctorian cemented on 14th Street. The arrival of the thrift mecca, the fabled Buffalo Exchange, means the end of an era, one where vintage addicts took seasonal Megabus trips to Brooklyn in search of Union Hardward roller skates. The cash on-demand thrift and resale chain, founded in 1974 in Tucson, Arizona, has over 40 stores that morph to fit the quirks of their communities... Selling both men’s and women’s clothes, Buffalo Exchange focuses on trends, not brands... New York scenesters and Elle editors speak of Buffalo Exchange like contraband, a place where cheap thrills and ecstatic highs come with the added bonus of being able to disrobe and trade your designer jeans for something new-to-you in the store."

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WASHINGTONIAN: "STRAPPED FOR CASH, LOOK NO FURTHER"

Washingtonian’s ShopAround Blog writes “Buffalo Exchange Opens on 14th Street This Saturday” on June 14, 2012: “Here’s what you need to know about selling your clothes... For those unfamiliar, the premise is pretty simple: Customers are encouraged to bring in gently used clothing to be sold through in-store buyers; they can also shop the inventory that caters to both men and women... The store mostly desires items that closely follow current trends as well as striking vintage clothes and accessories... The store is also open to purchasing the 'best of all seasons'... And it’s okay if you don’t own designer everything. 'We don’t buy by brand... we don’t only buy vintage, we don’t only buy high-end. We carry basically everything.'”

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THE WASHINGTON POST: "A FAVORITE OF HIPSTERS"

The Washington Post featured Buffalo Exchange in “Thrift store Buffalo Exchange to open location in D.C.” on Nov 6, 2011: “There are bound to be items in your closet that no longer jibe with your look – a velvet blazer, snakeskin wingtips or maybe those beloved acid-washed jeans from junior high. But soon after the first of the year, you will have a new option for what to do with those no-longer-needed items when Buffalo Exchange, a national chain of thrift stores, opens… The Tucson-based company offers cash on the spot, unlike consignment shops, for clothing and accessories, or invites customers to trade former favorites for new or new-to-you merchandise… A favorite of hipsters, Buffalo Exchange stores are often located in up-and-coming urban neighborhoods, like 14th Street Northwest… Buffalo Exchange is one of the largest for-profit chains in the resale business.”

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buffalo bests

  • Buffalo Exchange recommended by Racked DC in “Empty Your Closet For Cash or Trade at These Seven D.C. Stores” on April 1, 2014.
  • Best Consignment Shop 2013 Runner-Up, Readers Poll, Washington City Paper, Best of D.C. 2013
  • Best Second-hand Shop, Washington Blade, Best of Gay DC 2012

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