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Buffalo Exchange

2585 Telegraph Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 644-9202

Location: At Parker, near UC Berkeley

Store Hours:
Monday–Saturday 10am–8pm
Sunday 11am–7pm


the haight-ashbury store

the haight-ashbury store
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Buffalo Exchange

1555 Haight St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 431-7733

Location: between Clayton & Ashbury

Store Hours:
Monday–Sunday 11am–8pm


the mission district store

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Buffalo Exchange

1210 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 647-8332

Location: at 23rd Street, Mission District

Store Hours:
Monday–Sunday 11am–8pm


OUTFIT TODAY COSTUME TOMORROW

All Locations
Sep 1, 2014 to Oct 31, 2014

Find fantastic costumes and unique ideas at your local Buffalo Exchange! Don’t forget to sell us back your Halloween costumes and accessories for cash or trade on the spot.

Find your local Buffalo Exchange on
our locations page.


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HALLOWEEN GIVEAWAY!

All Locations
Oct 24, 2014 to Oct 31, 2014

We’re giving away a $100 Buffalo Exchange gift card for the best Buffalo Exchange Halloween find! Enter by posting a photo of your item to our Facebook Wall or tag #BXHalloween on Instagram. For more contest details visit our Official Rules page.


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open positions

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.

Join Buffalo Exchange, a values-based, growing organization practicing open-book management and business literacy training. A love of fashion and clothing is essential. Compensation is competitive and based on experience and credentials. Benefits include: health, dental, and vision insurance for employees working 20 hours or more per week; paid time off for part-time and full-time employees; profit-based bonuses; merchandise discount; a 401(k) retirement plan; career advancement; and extensive training.

ENTRY-LEVEL BUYERS
Berkeley - FT/PT
Mission District - FT/PT
Love fashion? Why not apply today! Your local Buffalo Exchange is always accepting applications for entry-level Buyer positions. Looking for cheerful, dependable, and 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!

Join Buffalo Exchange, a values-based, growing organization practicing open-book management and business literacy training. A love of fashion and clothing is essential. Compensation is competitive and based on experience and credentials. Benefits include: health, dental, and vision insurance for employees working 20 hours or more per week; paid time off for part-time and full-time employees; profit-based bonuses; merchandise discount; a 401(k) retirement plan; career advancement; and extensive training.

OFFICE ASSISTANT
Mission District - PT
Buffalo Exchange is looking for an organized Office Assistant to assist Manager in maintaining store office. Prior clerical, cashier, and some computer experience (MS Word/Excel) preferred. Position includes record keeping, filing, and errands. Strong attention to detail needed. Must be cheerful and dependable. PT with benefits. Receive business literacy training at a sustainable company that works to protect the environment by reusing and recycling clothing. This is not your ordinary office job!

Join Buffalo Exchange, a values-based, growing organization practicing open-book management and business literacy training. A love of fashion and clothing is essential. Compensation is competitive and based on experience and credentials. Benefits include: health, dental, and vision insurance for employees working 20 hours or more per week; paid time off for part-time and full-time employees; profit-based bonuses; merchandise discount; a 401(k) retirement plan; career advancement; and extensive training.


"AWESOME PRICES" BY THE DAILY CALIFORNIAN

The Daily Californian recommended Buffalo Exchange in  “The Berkeley benefit: never pay extra for anything you need” on September 30, 2014: “…Buffalo Exchange buys, sells and trades clothes for awesome prices. … you can bring in clothes that you used to love and either exchange them for new clothes or for cash. … ‘We take what people don’t love anymore and allow it to become someone else’s favorite outfit.’”

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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. …”

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"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. …”

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buffalo bests

  • Recommended in “Quick and easy ways to clean out your closet," The Daily Californian, September 12, 2014
  • 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

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