Category Archives: Philadelphia Consignment Shops

Buffalo Exchange

Buffalo Exchange is a trendy chain thrift store with many locations in various states. The Philadelphia Buffalo Exchange is located at 1713 Chestnut Street, specifically west of 17th street and north of Rittenhouse Square. The store hours are Monday–Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Buffalo Exchange is one of my favorite second hand stores for their merchandise (obviously), but I also love the layout and decor of the store. The Philadelphia store is currently accepting admissions from local artists to have their art shown and displayed in the store, which is a great way to gain exposure. If you are an artist you may want to check this out! They always have postings on their bulletin describing items they are looking to buy, upcoming events, and fun contests like this one!

Their inventory includes designer labels (Burberry, Lacoste, Gucci, D&G, etc.), vintage, jeans, leather, current basics and one-of-a-kind items. But you’ll also find brand new merchandise and accessories. There is tons of Free People, Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, American Apparel, Michael Stars and Splendid, too.

Their prices range widely depending on the label, style, and condition, but many items average around $15. Designer jeans are higher in price, but are still priced far lower than retail. They are bit picky about what they will accept, so if you are looking to sell some clothes I would recommend calling the store first to see what items they are currently looking for. This isn’t a bad thing though, because at least you know the items you find at BE are up to date and in style!

Currently the Philadelphia location is accepting men’s tees, shirts, pants, shorts, shoes and hats. For women they are in need of  blouses, tees, tanks, dresses, plus size, pants, shorts and handbags. They are looking primarily for spring/summer items and great basics that can be worn year-round.

F.Y.I.- This Buffalo Exchange location will be closed Easter Sunday!


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An Evening of Style at My Sister’s Closet!

Learn how to dress your body on Friday April 22 at 6:00 p.m. at My Sister’s Closet Consignment Boutique in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania!

Seignoret Image Consulting Services will help you gain the confidence to look and feel fabulous at their “Evening of Style” hosted by My Sister’s Closet. This event is for both men and women and is totally free (which I love), all you need to do is RSVP to reserve your space.

According to the listing, An Evening of Style will teach you how to “dress for your body, discover how to look 2 sizes smaller in minutes, learn how to make your wardrobe a room of inspiration, discover how to shop in half the time, and always leave the store with something that looks fabulous!” This event aims to show you that the key to great style is not about having the perfect body or spending thousands of dollars on designer outfits, but about finding styles that emphasize your best features.

Seignoret Image Consulting Services is a company with a high caliber of caring for the style and wardrobe needs of individuals, families, corporations, executives, entrepreneurs and entertainment professionals.With over 10 years of experience and training to help you define and/or refine your image, Roxanne Seignoret-Hendley is fueled by her passion to reenergize her clients’ wardrobes.

If this event sounds like something you would be interested in, click on the RSVP link above or call My Sister’s Closet Consignment Boutique for further details  610-803-2761.

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Know where to go—a map of Thriftadelphia.

As per request I have provided my readers with a “Thrift List” which can be found at the top right of the page. There you will find a list of my favorite consignment shops that I have featured and some that I intend to blog about in the very near future. In addition to the Thrift List, I have decided to provide you with a map of thriftadelphia. Places I have visited and blogged about are marked with a pink thumbtack, stores that I have not yet talked about are teal. So if you happen to be embarking on a day of thrifting (and since the weather is nice, I recommend it!), you can see which shops are near one another and plan your day accordingly!

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Thrifty Thinking: Clothing Swaps!

Looking for a fun way to clean out your closet and update your wardrobe? Try a clothing swap!

The Wardrobe Boutique, located at 1822 Spring Garden Street in Philadelphia, hosts monthly clothing swaps for women of all sizes. The first Saturday of the month is for sizes 0-10 and the third Saturday of the month is for sizes twelve and up, both sessions are from 12-2pm. I am attending my first swap on March 5 with some of my girlfriends and we can’t wait to see what we find!

The swaps are held in the Community Room at The Wardrobe Boutique. At the swaps, attendees trade items with one another and items that are left over can be donated to The Career Wardrobe. The Career Wardrobe is the nation’s largest independent, community-based non-profit organization serving women transitioning into the workforce by providing professional attire. There is no admission fee for the monthly swaps, but reservations are required. After you RSVP simply show up on the day with a minimum of five items of clothing and get to swapping!

Planning a Girl’s Night Out? A swap party is a creative, fun, and inexpensive way to catch up with your girlfriends. If you are interested in hosting your own party just pick a date, contact The Wardrobe Boutique to schedule, and then invite your friends! It is that simple! Just make a $5 donation fee to The Career Wardrobe upon arrival.

The Wardrobe Boutique is also an upscale resale store. They offer quality new and gently used women’s apparel and accessories for all occasions. You’ll find formal, career and casual wear from popular department store brands and high-end designers at unbelievable discounts.  Their Vintage Corner and Bridal Boutique offer specialty items, too!

The Wardrobe Boutique’s Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday 11am-6pm
Wednesday 11am-7:30pm
Closed Sunday & Monday

Next time you want to shake up your shopping, sign up for a clothing swap at The Wardrobe Boutique! Not only will you snag some stylish items, but you’ll also be helping women in our community succeed! And who doesn’t love shopping for a cause? All proceeds from the store benefit The Career Wardrobe.

Check out their site for upcoming events and new fabulous inventory!

Photos courtesy of The Wardrobe Boutique.

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Greene Street Consignment Shop

“recycling. reinvented.”

The first consignment shop featured on the blog is Green Street Consignment Shop. Greene Street Consignment has six different locations around Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. I recently went consigning at their South Street shop in Philadelphia. I love this particular store because the setup makes for such easy shopping, the merchandise is organized on circular displays and each holds a specific item of clothing. Cashmere sweaters are on one rack, blazers on another, and so on. There is even a shoe section with gently worn (or not worn at all!) pumps, sneakers, boots, and sandals. In addition to clothing and shoes, Greene Street carries handbags, scarves, belts, and jewelry.

Some brands on sale this week at Greene Street Consignment were: Ann Taylor Loft, Neiman Marcus Cashmere, Bebe, Seven For All Mankind, J Brand Jeans (for only $28!), Paige Premium Denim ($32), Citizens of Humanity, Arden B, Free People, and BDG.

If you are looking to consign some of your old clothes, there is an associate in the back of the store who is willing to help you do so. You do not need an appointment and there is no yearly fee to sell your clothes at Greene Street! The associate simply looks through your items to make sure they follow the guidelines and hands you a receipt. Your items remain in the store for 60 days and when they sell you will receive a 40% commission check in the mail. If your items do not sell you may pick up the items at the end of the 60 day period. It really is that easy!

I left Greene Street Consignment Shop with an adorable green Nine West trench coat, a Free People embellished sweater, two pairs of J Brand Jeans, and my favorite purchase of the day—a Hero&Leander floral blouse (pictured below). I can not wait to wear my new purchases now that the weather is warmer!

Greene Street Consignment Shop is located 700 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19147.

Their hours are Monday – Wednesday: 11 – 7, Thursday: 11-8, Friday – Saturday: 11 – 9, and Sunday: 11 – 7.

Have you ever visited a Greene Street Consignment store? Share what you bought in the comments section!

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Let’s Get Started: Week One of Consignment Shopping!

Now that we have been introduced, learned the basics of consignment shopping, and discovered how easy it is to budget shop; we can begin our journey around the Philadelphia area! This week we are headed to my favorite consignment shop on South Street called, Greene Street Consignment. At Greene Street Consignment I usually find brands like Club Monaco, Velvet, and many of the designers that Anthropologie carries. What I like most is that their items are always seasonal, they will not accept heavy winter-wear in February or sundresses in September. I am excited to shop here first because I have spring break on the brain and  I am hoping to find a killer outfit for my trip to the Dominican Republic. Wish me luck!

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