Chelsea thrift hounds, get ready to rifle: This consignment chain, which buys, sells and trades its inventory directly with customers, has opened a third NYC location (the first two are in Williamsburg and the East Village). The high-ceilinged shop has a throwback vibe with aquamarine-and-yellow walls and decorative vintage travel postcards. The fact that it’s a mere block from FIT can only mean good things for the mix of designer-label and vintage clothing, shoes, and accessories, all handpicked by Buffalo Exchange’s stylish staff and priced much lower than retail cost. Retro lawn chairs throughout the space allow you to take a breather between discovering pieces like a pair of Tory Burch midthigh leather-and-tweed boots ($125), a Marc Jacobs mustard-yellow purse with gold studs ($75), and a Burberry men’s wool coat with resin toggle closures ($135)—you’ll need it after that much excitement.
|Venue name:||Buffalo Exchange||Contact:|
114 W 26th St
|Cross street:||at Sixth Ave|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 11am–7pm, Sun noon–7pm|
|Transport:||Subway: N, R to 28th St (Broadway); 1 to 28th St (Seventh Ave)|
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The Chelsea location has great, friendly staff. Go early and bring a book-the line can get deep with folks bringing giant, rolling suitcases full of clothes and shoes. You can shop for quality and trendy items,so you should only bring the same. If their donation bin is full (which it always is when I go), Goodwill is one block south.
I've been buying and selling at Buffalo Exchange for years now. It's great for when you need to feng shui your wardrobe. I'm big into recycled clothing, and Buffalo Exchange has trendy and QUALITY clothing. The first time I tried to sells clothes there, they only took 2 of the 10 or so items I brought in and are very careful to look out for wear and tear, which gives me peace of mind when I shop.