san francisco METRO
ASSOCIATE STORE MANAGER
Berkeley - FT
Buffalo Exchange is looking for a hardworking, fashion-obsessed individual to assist Store Manager. Help create a fun environment for customers to successfully buy, sell and trade current fashion. Participate in hiring, training, scheduling and evaluating employees. Exceptional customer service a must; some experience preferred. Extensive training in buying clothing from customers provided.
Berkeley - FT/PT
Mission District - FT
Love fashion? Why not apply today! Your local Buffalo Exchange is always accepting applications for entry-level Buyer positions. Looking for cheerful, dependable & 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!
COLLECTERS WEEKLY "STYLISH, WEARABLE CLOTHES"
Collectors Weekly featured our Founder, Kerstin Block in “Could the Clothes on Your Back Halt Global Warming?” on May 21, 2014: “… In 1974, when Kerstin Block started her vintage and used clothing store, Buffalo Exchange, with her late husband, Spencer, in Tucson, Arizona, nobody wanted to be seen in used clothes. … “It was only poor people that wore used clothes,” Block says. “People didn’t collect them, even vintage clothes. People didn’t really go out and buy much used clothing in those days, and people didn’t want hand-me-downs and things like that. But we started out by having different kinds of things, ethnic styles and then also vintage clothing. And I wore these things. People would say, ‘That looks really great,’ and wanted to know where I got it. Then I’d tell them, ‘Well, it’s used, and I got it at Buffalo Exchange.” … the store buys stylish, wearable clothes … and a little bit of vintage. … making their curated selection of used clothes a better deal than what you find at Urban Outfitters. And Buffalo Exchange, which prides itself on being an eco-conscious company, also offers new clothes, but clothes that could go to waste otherwise. …”
"SHOP SMARTER" BY HER CAMPUS
Her Campus San Francisco State University recommends Buffalo Exchange in “How To Shop Smart: Fashion Edition” on May 4, 2014: “…if I’m going to be a fashionista, I’d rather be a smart one. So I decided to find a way to “shop smarter”. Here are a few steps to follow to be a fashionista and still pay the rent when it’s due! … Instead of keeping old stuff in your drawers, sell it back or exchange it. There are cool places like Buffalo Exchange where you can sell, exchange … your old stuff. You’ll make some cash and shop for new clothes without feeling guilty. …”
- Recommended in “5 places to shop when you’re short on cash,” The Daily Californian, May 28, 2014
- Best Vintage Shop (Tie), Readers Poll, SF Weekly, Best of San Francisco 2013,
- Best Vintage Clothing Store (Tie), Bay Area Reporter, Best of the Gays Readers’ Poll 2012, San Francisco
- Listed first in “Best Vintage Stores In San Francisco,” CBS San Francisco, Jan 17, 2012
- Best Vintage Clothing, UC Berkeley's The Daily Californian, Readers' Pick, Best of Berkeley 2011
- Haight Ashbury Merchants Association
- Haight Ashbury Improvement Association
- Better Business Bureau of the Golden Gate and Northern California
- Telegraph Live