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!