ASTORIA, Queens — Buffalo Exchange, the city’s favorite second-hand clothing store, will close its only store in Queens by the end of the month, concentrating on stores in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
The Astoria shop on Ditmars Boulevard 29-16 will open for the last time on Friday 28th July.
A spokesperson for the Buffalo Exchange told Patch, “We’ve been operating in Astoria for 10 years, and we’re sad to see it close.” “Because it is important to us to remain a sustainable fashion resource for years to come, we have made the difficult decision to refocus our efforts on our other New York stores.”
The Arizona-based vintage shop has more than 30 stores nationwide, allowing customers to consign and sell second-hand and vintage clothing to shoppers.
The Buffalo Exchange store on Ditmars Boulevard first opened in 2013, taking over 2,167 square feet of space previously owned by a Hallmark store.
The thrift store helped raise funds for a Long Island City-based organization through its “Tokens for Bags” program, which donates 5 cents to charity for each customer who receives a token in exchange for a bag., flushing and on Long Island.
Additional New York City stores are also available in Williamsburg, Boerum Hill, Chelsea, NoHo and East Village.