Buffalo Exchange set to relocate; just elsewhere on Garnet Avenue
by Ethan Orenstein
Jan 31, 2013 | 2759 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Pacific Beach Buffalo Exchange is relocating to 1079 Garnet Ave., just a few doors up the street from its current location. The new store was scheduled to open Jan. 30.

Store manager Danielle Arel said the relocation will give the shop an opportunity to increase its inventory, and the parking lot will be a convenience for customers.

“Parking is always going to be a benefit for the customer,” Arel said. “It gives them ample opportunities to sell and shop.”

The old location was a tight squeeze with little room to move between racks of clothes. Parking on Garnet can also be a challenge, and a spot in front of the old location is usually hard to find. The new store won’t have that problem, Arel said.

“It’ll be a little less squished,” she added.

The new, larger location will also have three purchase counters and bright pink and yellow paint inside and out. The store will continue to offer affordable, trending fashions that showcase the styles of San Diego. Buffalo Exchange’s sell-and-trade options allow customers to recycle old clothes, which creates an inventory of unique merchandise.

Along with affordable fashion, Buffalo Exchange is interested in environmental responsibility. In September, the company started a bagless policy, which encourages customers to shop with reusable bags or no bags at all. To raise money for charities and non-profits, the “Tokens for Bags” programs allows customers to donate instead of using a bag. Since 1994, the program has raised more than $420,000 and is estimated to have saved over eight million plastic bags.

The new location’s hours are Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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