Brooklyn >Used Clothing > Buffalo Exchange Ltd
504 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1121140.718297 -73.955234
Mon-Sat, 11am-8pm; Sun, noon-7pm
The Barney's Of Thrift Shop's – I went to the Buffalo Exchange in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. I found it to be a nice change of environment from my usual F21 addiction. However, very similar to Forever this place happens to be a little crazy looking in just about every location. You could potentially come out with some really good finds but you have to know your personal style in advance and more importantly you really, really, REALLY have to dig. This staff is okay, relatively friendly and certainly more helpful than the sales associates that you may run into at the more commercial retail outlets. This location in particular carried some nice apparel selections, but let's be serious. Paying ten, fifteen, and in some cases twenty dollars is a bit steep for secondhand threads. But I won't because how many stores is there really that sell gently used top designer bags, clothes, and shoes? There were a lot of Ralph Lauren items which I found to my liking. This place is certainly the Barney's of thrift stores. It was a more upscale than any other thrift store that I have ever seen.
Good Selection, Bad Selling – Buffalo Exchange was my first successful thrift experience. I hate when there is just a few good finds. Most of their pieces were something I'd buy, so I usually wind up trying on about 30 things each visit, and buying the majority of those. Just went there last night, and I was extremely disappointed in their selection this time around.
I tried to sell this time also, and even called before I went to make sure I only brought things that they were accepting. The person I spoke to on the phone said light sweaters, in between Winter & Spring pieces. I brought some light sweaters, two pairs of shoes, some vintage silk scarves, and two evening dresses (one Nicole Miller, the other was ABS). They didn't take ANY of it. Maybe it's just me, but if I were shopping at Buffalo Exchange and found either one of those dresses, I would have taken them in a heart beat regardless of whether I needed them for an event anytime soon. Meanwhile, they took some crochet, velvet-y, and hole-y scarf from the person selling next to me....seriously??? I donated all of the pieces, because I didn't want to lug them back to my apartment and stick them back in the closet they had been cluttering for however many years without wear. I kind of have my doubts they donate all of the pieces they say they don't want, and that they really just put them up for sale...simply because they don't want to pay you for certain items. I'll still shop there in the near future and hope they have a better selection and aren't selling my "donated" pieces hahaha. Worth the shopping, but maybe not the effort of bringing anything to sell.
Bull – I took clothing to sell and or trade they wanted to donate my items instead, said they are looking for the latest styles, bull!! You will be better off taking your clothing to a charity to donate. That's just what I did, I took my items to the local charity. They are looking to scam you, they probably would have sent my clothing to another one of there stores to sell. This is no thrift store, they want to be a regular department store take your clothes off your back to sell. This store is a scam!!!!! Snooty workers!
Not quite a vintage boutique, not quite a thrift store: Chic clothes on these racks are the coolest castoffs around. – In Short
The first Buffalo Exchange opened in 1974 in Tucson, Arizona, and has since become a famous-label junkie's delight. The eclectic inventory is built by loyal customers who bring in former favorites from their own closets to sell or trade. A constant turnaround of lightly worn men's and women's clothing and accessories keeps the bargain-hunting ground fertile for finds from the likes of Kate Spade, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci and others.
buffalo exchange – great store, cute stuff, good prices, the location can be hard to find if its your first time going there since its more into the inner streets but once you find it, its like a vintage junkie's paradise.
Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Facebook to see what your friends are up to!
Do you have a review of Buffalo Exchange Ltd on your blog? If you include the Citysearch image link (shown below) in your post, we'll automatically link to your review from the business profile page. Here's how our Linkback system works:
The Linkback system is free and automatic. It's really that easy.
To link to our business profile page, copy the html below to your web page.