Buffalo Exchange Opening in DC

NYC's Hottest Vintage Store En Route to 14th Street

By Carissa DiMargo
|  Monday, Nov 7, 2011  |  Updated 11:46 AM EDT
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Buffalo Exchange Opening in DC

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About 80 percent of merch is purchased directly from local customers... so we're warning you: Sell good stuff!

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If other cities have it, D.C.'s gotta. Think Shake Shack, Carmine's, Pinkberry... and now there's the shockingly non-restaurant-y Buffalo Exchange.

The cream of the crop of vintage stores, Buffalo Exchange is headed to a two-level, 4,245-square-foot store at 1314 14th St. NW.

Although it's long been associated with Greenwich Village style, Buffalo Exchange actually got its start in Tucson. The chain now has more than 40 locations, and last month, the Village Voice named it the best used clothing store in New York City:

"We just can't tear ourselves away from Buffalo Exchange. The resale chain has numerous shops spread across 15 states (if you're ever in Seattle, that one rocks), and their outposts in the East Village, Williamsburg and Chelsea are transformative experiences. The broad stores are neatly organized by genre and clothing category, but the plethora of styles and quality (from uppity designers to Forever 21 castoffs) are encouraging to sartorial creativity: Try not to plan entire closetfuls of new outfits as you scan the racks."

The company says they buy 80 percent of their clothing and accessories directly from local customers. Prices vary based on the designer, condition and other factors, but many items are around $15.

 


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