Buffalo Exchange

★★★☆☆
  • 1713 Chestnut St

    Philadelphia, PA 19103

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  • 215-557-9850

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Sun 12pm-6pm, Mon-Sat 10am-8pm

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I have struck serious gold there. I always go in there walking out with bags more than i anticipated. Also, i go there 2-3 times a week and the staff is nothing but nice to me. I also find stuff for any style i feel like wearing,

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★★★★★

I have struck serious gold there. I always go in there walking out with bags more than i anticipated. Also, i go there 2-3 times a week and the staff is nothing but nice to me. I also find stuff for any style i feel like wearing,

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Pretty cool second hand store. I found some good deals and definitely going back. it's a bit on the pricey side if you're looking for something in particular but over all it's a cool place to shop

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★★★★☆

Pretty cool second hand store. I found some good deals and definitely going back. it's a bit on the pricey side if you're looking for something in particular but over all it's a cool place to shop

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A couple of weeks ago I brought a bunch of things in to sell. Now I would classify my items as classic essentials and more on the preppy side. They were all in great condition, in season, name brand and several things were purchased within the past 2 months. But none of it was stand out trendy/edgy.

Buffalo Exchange definitely has a more hipster edgy vibe so I when they only offered to by only one of my items because "the rest weren't fiting with current trends" I chalked it up to my clothes being too preppy/classic and not edgy enough.

The buyer than offered to take the items she wasn't purchasing and donate them to charity for me. I was glad to clean out my closet and would have donated the remaining items anyway, so I agreed and she put them in a huge bin they had behind the register. I didn't receive any receipt to use to deduct the donation on my tax return.

BUT when I went back this week to TRY and find something there that I would actually wear to use my store credit on I SAW ATLEAST THREE OF THE ITEMS I LET HER DONATE TO CHARITY FOR SALE!

I AM APPALLED that these people would steal from people under the pretense that they are pretending to donate the items to charity!

IF YOU GO THERE DO NOT LET THEM SCAM YOU LIKE THIS, you should take anything they won't purchase and donate them to charity directly on your own (a lot of charities will come and pick them up directly from your doorstep). Do not let them donate the items for you, because this is really a scam for them to get additional items from you without paying for them!

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★☆☆☆☆

A couple of weeks ago I brought a bunch of things in to sell. Now I would classify my items as classic essentials and more on the preppy side. They were all in great condition, in season, name brand and several things were purchased within the past 2 months. But none of it was stand out trendy/edgy.

Buffalo Exchange definitely has a more hipster edgy vibe so I when they only offered to by only one of my items because "the rest weren't fiting with current trends" I chalked it up to my clothes being too preppy/classic and not edgy enough.

The buyer than offered to take the items she wasn't purchasing and donate them to charity for me. I was glad to clean out my closet and would have donated the remaining items anyway, so I agreed and she put them in a huge bin they had behind the register. I didn't receive any receipt to use to deduct the donation on my tax return.

BUT when I went back this week to TRY and find something there that I would actually wear to use my store credit on I SAW ATLEAST THREE OF THE ITEMS I LET HER DONATE TO CHARITY FOR SALE!

I AM APPALLED that these people would steal from people under the pretense that they are pretending to donate the items to charity!

IF YOU GO THERE DO NOT LET THEM SCAM YOU LIKE THIS, you should take anything they won't purchase and donate them to charity directly on your own (a lot of charities will come and pick them up directly from your doorstep). Do not let them donate the items for you, because this is really a scam for them to get additional items from you without paying for them!

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I love this place and I make trips to Philly just to go here! I save all my clothes I don't wear anymore and trade them in for 'new-to-me' clothes from them! They have so many fun clothes to browse through and amazing prices!

5
★★★★★

I love this place and I make trips to Philly just to go here! I save all my clothes I don't wear anymore and trade them in for 'new-to-me' clothes from them! They have so many fun clothes to browse through and amazing prices!

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You can always find something here, but most of the stuff is not that special. The place also has a distinctively funky smell, though everything seems clean. If you are trying to consign items don't take it personally when then reject your stuff, it's not a reflection on you....in fact expect it, they are a little cut throat sometimes.

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★★★☆☆

You can always find something here, but most of the stuff is not that special. The place also has a distinctively funky smell, though everything seems clean. If you are trying to consign items don't take it personally when then reject your stuff, it's not a reflection on you....in fact expect it, they are a little cut throat sometimes.

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There are some wicked finds to be had in this shop. Every day you will find something new, come to think of it while you are there, staff are putting out new things.

Not the cheapests place, not like a normal thrift store but the prices are still great for what you are getting.

Always you will find many name brands there, if you are a name brand lover.

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★★★★★

There are some wicked finds to be had in this shop. Every day you will find something new, come to think of it while you are there, staff are putting out new things.

Not the cheapests place, not like a normal thrift store but the prices are still great for what you are getting.

Always you will find many name brands there, if you are a name brand lover.

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I too have consigned here before and would agree that many of the buyers are inexperienced and have questionable ideas about what is current and fashionable. When i questioned why a Juicy Couture shirt was not accepted she said "we only take recent fashions within 6mo's'. When I told her I just bought it 2 months ago she had a dumbfounded look on her face and didn't respond. I no longer consign here as I've had more than one unfavorable experience with the buyers including the so-called manager.

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I too have consigned here before and would agree that many of the buyers are inexperienced and have questionable ideas about what is current and fashionable. When i questioned why a Juicy Couture shirt was not accepted she said "we only take recent fashions within 6mo's'. When I told her I just bought it 2 months ago she had a dumbfounded look on her face and didn't respond. I no longer consign here as I've had more than one unfavorable experience with the buyers including the so-called manager.

Pros: variety of brands

Cons: inexperienced buyers, no parking, overpriced merchandise

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When my daughter took a group of good clothes (Banana Republic, Sevens, other good brands) in current styles to this shop to consign them, out of all the great clothes they purchased one thing -- a pair of Target jeans. What's that about? Beware of shoddy stuff if this is what they considered they could sell out of all the items she showed them!

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★☆☆☆☆

When my daughter took a group of good clothes (Banana Republic, Sevens, other good brands) in current styles to this shop to consign them, out of all the great clothes they purchased one thing -- a pair of Target jeans. What's that about? Beware of shoddy stuff if this is what they considered they could sell out of all the items she showed them!

Pros: Daughter reports they used to have good brands

Cons: Buyers without an eye for quality

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If you don't mind buying second hand then you should definately come here. There are great finds for both men and women: Charles Davis, Bebe, Urban Outfitters to name a few. Selling or exchanging is a little frustrating because they are only looking for certain brands, sizes, seasons and stlyes at certain times. So just because you saw something similar in the store doesn't mean they are buying it now.

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★★★★☆

If you don't mind buying second hand then you should definately come here. There are great finds for both men and women: Charles Davis, Bebe, Urban Outfitters to name a few. Selling or exchanging is a little frustrating because they are only looking for certain brands, sizes, seasons and stlyes at certain times. So just because you saw something similar in the store doesn't mean they are buying it now.

Pros: Buying

Cons: Selling

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I just went into this consignment shop for the first time over the weekend--I believe it's relatively new (at least the one here), and is right near the Green Street consignment shop on Chestnut. I thought there was a higher hit rate of interesting clothes at Buffalo Exchange than I've seen at Green Street, but I don't know if that's because it just opened--we'll see how it does as time goes by. Along with your standard Gap and Express brands, I also spotted Helmut Lang (a coat for $110), Armani Exchange (sweater for $25), Michael by Michael Kors, and Marc Jacobs (pants for $35 that alas did not fit me), Diesel and Citizens of Humanity jeans for $25-35. Other brands will be less (e.g. H&M pants were about $12). They also had several racks of very cute T-shirts and skirts. So it's looks like it can be a great place to get high-end brands for less, if you don't mind it being used! But of course, prices are not as dirt-cheap as your average thrift store, but it depends on what you're looking for. The dressing rooms were nice, and I thought the staff was friendly. They have a 5-day return policy (store credit only).

PROS: Some great finds!
CONS: More pricey than a thrift shop

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★★★★☆

I just went into this consignment shop for the first time over the weekend--I believe it's relatively new (at least the one here), and is right near the Green Street consignment shop on Chestnut. I thought there was a higher hit rate of interesting clothes at Buffalo Exchange than I've seen at Green Street, but I don't know if that's because it just opened--we'll see how it does as time goes by. Along with your standard Gap and Express brands, I also spotted Helmut Lang (a coat for $110), Armani Exchange (sweater for $25), Michael by Michael Kors, and Marc Jacobs (pants for $35 that alas did not fit me), Diesel and Citizens of Humanity jeans for $25-35. Other brands will be less (e.g. H&M pants were about $12). They also had several racks of very cute T-shirts and skirts. So it's looks like it can be a great place to get high-end brands for less, if you don't mind it being used! But of course, prices are not as dirt-cheap as your average thrift store, but it depends on what you're looking for. The dressing rooms were nice, and I thought the staff was friendly. They have a 5-day return policy (store credit only).

PROS: Some great finds!
CONS: More pricey than a thrift shop

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