Buffalo Exchange Clothing Store Opening in Logan Circle on June 16th

by Prince Of Petworth June 13, 2012 at 10:22 pm 13 Comments

1318 14th St, NW

Back in Nov. 2011 we learned that the Buffalo Exchange clothing store would be coming to 1318 14th St, NW in Logan Circle. We’ve now learned an opening date – June 16th.

From a press release:

Unique resale clothing store plans to open on June 16 in 14th Street Corridor

Called “a favorite of hipsters” by the Washington Post and “the cream of the crop of vintage stores” by NBC Washington, Buffalo Exchange brings the original concept of buy-sell-trade clothing to 14th Street Northwest with the opening of its first store in Washington, located off Logan Circle at 1318 14th Street NW.

Store hours will be Monday-Saturday 11–7 and Sunday 12–6.

The newly restored historic building will feature an interior with high ceilings, rustic looking flooring, preserved original brick walls and vintage display items scattered throughout. The store will offer 10 roomy, well-lit dressing rooms for women and men — plus two buy counters, where customers can sell their clothes for cash or trade.

Buffalo Exchange is unique because clothing and accessories are bought, sold and traded locally with store customers. Used clothes can be traded for any item in the store, including jewelry and brand new clothing. The ever-changing inventory includes designer wear, basics, vintage, jeans and one-of-a-kind items.

  • Anonymous

    That’s fabulous news, because I have a buffalo that I desperately need to exchange for something that fits in this tiny studio apartment.

  • ceeps

    “Buffalo Exchange is unique because clothing and accessories are bought, sold and traded locally with store customers.”

    Um, ever been to a Salvation Army thrift store?

    • Anonymous

      But it also has new clothing, which I don’t think Salvation Army does, unless things have changed.

      • Anonymous

        I’ve gotten new clothing and shoes (with the tags still on) from the Salvation Army.

      • eli

        umm have you ever SOLD your clothes to Salvation Army?

    • Buffalo Exchange curates what it buys, which means the quality and style of the merchandise tends to be better than the Salvation Army, which takes everything that’s clean and not torn.

  • I. Rex

    I tihnk the other difference with the Salvation Army is that Buffalo buys used clothing that fits their store’s style.

  • Megan

    Hooray! This place is awesome!

  • Anonymous

    I wonder if this will become a reflection of neighborhood residents (traded locally) or if people from around the city will come and do the trading. I am asking because I suppose whoever does the trading will define the style, no?

  • Large Marge

    What is a “hipster?”

    • Identified

      Someone who will pay 30$ for a tshirt made before they were born that only cost 5$ back then.
      Someone who will wear clothes that cost 100$ so they look like they spent 5$ on them.
      Someone who will bitch about corporate ownership while they sip their starbucks and tweet about it on their iPhone.
      Anyone riding a fixed gear bike that cost more than 300$.

      There is a whole lotta snark around the word.

    • Anonymous

      basically a modern day hippie, they’re just sooo cool and against “the man” so they wanted their own name, hence — hipster


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