Friday, May 29, 2009

Buffalo Exchange Opens in Ballard June 20, 2009

This excites me!! No more having to head over to the UW to drop off clothing for a wee bit of cash.. Now I can just head on over to Ballard!

Hip buy-sell-trade clothing shop opens a second shop in Seattle in mid-June

SEATTLE, WA- Eclectic buy-sell-trade clothing shop Buffalo Exchange announces the opening of its first store in Ballard at 2232 NW Market Street, Seattle, WA 98107 (west of 22nd Avenue NW), phone 206-297-5920, on June 20, 2009. Paid parking is available in the back and the store is convenient to several bus routes. Store hours will be Monday-Saturday 11-7, Sunday 11-6.

The 2,500 square-foot space was secured by Buffalo Exchange on April 20. The shop is at street level in the Ballard Square mini mall, in a neighborhood of independent shops and eateries. The shop features 10-foot high ceilings, floors refinished to look like weathered wood and accent mirrors. There are eight roomy, well-lit dressing rooms and two buy counters, where customers can sell their clothes for cash or trade.

The Ballard location is Buffalo Exchange's second store in Seattle. The U-District location opened in 2001 at 4530 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105, phone 206-545-0175. Seattle's says of Buffalo Exchange: "your shopping cart is full of only the chicest recycled garb" (Jan 13, 2009) and Buffalo Exchange was listed for Best Vintage and Resale, 2008 Best of Western Washington, King 5 NorthWest News Television in Seattle.

Buffalo Exchange is unique because clothing and accessories are bought, sold and traded directly 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, leather and one-of-a-kind items. Buffalo Exchange is a sustainable company that works to protect the environment by reusing and recycling clothing. The store donates to local nonprofit agencies in the community through its Tokens for Bags(r) program, which has generated over $300,000 for hundreds of nonprofits since 1994, saving 6 million bags. Shoppers are encouraged to accept a token instead of a bag for purchases, and Buffalo Exchange donates five cents to a charity of the customer's choice. As of May 2009, the resale clothing store chain has 34 stores and 2 franchises in 13 states, with $56.3 million a year in sales. The resale clothing store chain celebrates 35 years of business in 2009. For more, visit and

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