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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


GIFT CARDS–A FANTASTIC GIFT FOR ALL HOLIDAYS.

All Locations
Nov 28, 2014 to Dec 24, 2014

When you purchase a $50 or more Buffalo Exchange gift card in-store, you’ll receive $5 off coupon for your next purchase. Find a Buffalo Exchange location near you. Offer valid 11/28-12/24/2014 in-store only.

Give someone the perfect gift with one simple click—a Buffalo Exchange gift card. You can purchase our e-gift card* right from home!

 

*$5 off coupon promotion only valid with in-store gift card purchases.


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GIVE WARMTH

All Locations
Nov 28, 2014 to Dec 24, 2014

Help us give back to local charities through our Coats and Blankets drive, November 28–December 24. Donate gently used coats and blankets at any Buffalo Exchange location. Your contribution will provide warmth to those in need.

Your donations benefit:

Tucson Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault
Phoenix/Tempe Family Promise of Greater Phoenix
Las Vegas Las Vegas Rescue Mission
Berkeley BOSS (Building Opportunities for Self Sufficiency)
San Francisco Conard House
Ventura SWARM Housing Assistance Cooperative
San Diego Mex Mission
Washington DC Miriam's Kitchen
Atlanta Lost N' Found Youth
New Orleans Bridge and Grace House
Charlotte Crisis Assistance Ministry
Chicago Lincoln Park Zoo Coat Drive
Boston/Somerville Harvard Square Homeless Shelter
Minneapolis Simpson Housing Services
Philadelphia Feel the Warmth
New York ASCNYC (AIDS Service Center of New York City)
Portland Portland Rescue Mission
Eugene Egan Warming Center
Seattle Youth Care
Bellingham Light House Mission Ministries
Albuquerque Albuquerque Rescue Mission
Austin SafePlace
Houston Service of the Emergency Aid Resource Center for the Homeless (SEARCH)
Dallas The Stewpot
Los Angeles-area My Friends Place
Orange County-area Share Our Selves
Denver Denver Rescue Mission
Boulder Boulder Shelter for the Homeless


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12 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS!

All Locations
Dec 13, 2014 to Dec 24, 2014

We’re giving away 12 gift bundles through the month of December beginning 12/13–12/24. We have goodies ranging from fun accessories, jewelry, home goods, and more.

Enter to win by tagging a friend (another Instagram user) in the comments section of that day’s giveaway photo with the hashtag #12DaysOfBX on the official Buffalo Exchange Instagram profile for a chance to win that day’s giveaway.  Follow us on Snapchat (BuffaloExchange) for a sneak peek as we post the items you can win!

For more information visit our Official Rules page.


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open positions

ENTRY-LEVEL BUYERS
Georgetown - 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.

OFFICE ASSISTANT
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.

CASHIER
Georgetown - PT
Love fashion? Why not apply today! Your local Buffalo Exchange is always accepting applications for entry-level 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.


"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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