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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


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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#MYFAVBUFEXFIND CONTEST!

All Locations
Apr 20, 2015 to May 1, 2015

Our ‘My Favorite Buffalo Exchange Find Contest’ is back! For your chance to be featured in our 2015 Fall/Winter Zine, just tag #MyFavBufExFind with your favorite Buffalo Exchange find on Instagram (must be a public photo) until May 1. See our official rules for more details.

By submitting this entry, participants grant permission for Buffalo Exchange to publish their photograph entry or variations in the 2015 Fall/Winter Zine managed by Buffalo Exchange.


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open positions

ASSOCIATE STORE MANAGER
Georgetown - 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.

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.

ENTRY-LEVEL BUYERS
14th Street - FT
Georgetown - 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.

OFFICE ASSISTANT
14th Street - PT
Georgetown - PT
Buffalo Exchange is looking for an organized Office Assistant to assist Manager in maintaining store office. Prior clerical, cashier, and some computer experience (MS Word/Excel) preferred. Position includes record keeping, filing, and errands. Strong attention to detail needed. Must be cheerful and dependable. PT with benefits. Receive business literacy training at a sustainable company that works to protect the environment by reusing and recycling clothing. This is not your ordinary office 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.


"AFFORDABLE GEM" BY SILVER CHIPS ONLINE

Silver Chips Online mentioned Buffalo Exchange in “'Tis the season to shop secondhand” on April 18, 2015: “…Buffalo Exchange is a hidden, affordable gem amidst the glitz and glam of the upscale Georgetown neighborhood in Washington, D.C. … There's no searching through piles of disorganized t-shirts here … they're well-organized. … And even if you're already prepared with your summer dresses and light t-shirts, don't forget to grab some sandals for the quickly-approaching warm days. Buffalo Exchange has a fairly expansive shoe collection as well, with options that are constantly changing. …”

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"GREAT PLACE TO SELL" BY HER CAMPUS

Her Campus mentioned Buffalo Exchange in “Guide to Thrifting in DC” on February 13, 2015: “…Buffalo Exchange is one of the most well known old and new stores in the DC area. Unbeatable prices, awesome brand names, and items ranging from jewelry to vintage shoes, to sunglasses, this store has it all. Probably one of the coolest parts of this store … you will always find new things. Oh yeah, and it’s a great place to sell some of your old clothes you no longer want. …”

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"ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES OF HALLOWEEN" BY RIVAL DC

Rival DC featured Buffalo Exchange in “The Unexpected & Underground Halloween Goldmine” on October 24, 2014: “I heard phenomenal things about Buffalo Exchange, so I decided to check it out for myself. … After a little exploration, I stumbled upon an old bronze shelf displaying sugar skull and masquerade masks, and saw the store in a whole new light — endless possibilities of halloween costumes!! … I immediately felt the need to revisit my youth and play dress up for hours. … Buffalo Exchange has the works. …”

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"HIPPEST THRIFT STORE" BY THREADED VIBES

Threaded Vibes featured Buffalo Exchange in “Getting Thrifty – Buffalo Exchange” on June 5, 2014: “…the hippest thrift store chain around. Celebrating its 40th year, Buffalo Exchange is your one stop shop for trendy vintage clothing. With shops all over the country … these quality thrift shops are the perfect place to pick up the perfect music festival outfit. … Buffalo Exchange’s mission is to carry clothing by the community and clothing for the community. … So for your next festival fashion shopping spree, check out their locations and get thrifting!”

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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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buffalo bests

  • Racked DC recommends Buffalo Exchange in “The 38 Best Washington, D.C. Vintage and Consignment Stores” on July 2, 2014
  • 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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