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Buffalo Exchange Consignment Shop Opens Saturday in Astoria

 Trendy consignment shop Buffalo Exchange will open its first Queens location Saturday in Astoria.
Buffalo Exchange Opens in Astoria
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QUEENS — Trendy consignment shop Buffalo Exchange will open its first Queens location Saturday, when the national retailer debuts its new store in Astoria.

The Astoria shop, at 29-16 Ditmars Blvd., is the fifth New York City location for the brand, which prides itself as an environmentally-friendly choice for shoppers, as customers are able to swap out their old clothes for cash or store credit.

"Buffalo Exchange offers a wide variety of new, used, and vintage fashion from high-end designer pieces to everyday apparel, focusing on quality, trending merchandise," the company said in a statement.

"Nearly all of their merchandise is unique to the neighborhood, lending to a fun-filled shopping experience that is often more akin to a treasure hunt."

The 2,167-square-foot spac, previously a Hallmark store, has exposed brick walls, a "rustic inspired" floor and clothing rack signs made with the pages of an antique dictionary.

"The store has a vintage-industrial atmosphere with earthy colors to complement its interior charm," the company said.

The Astoria location will also be involved in the company's "Tokens for Bags" program, which donates 5 cents to charity for each customer who accepts a token in exchange for a bag, in an effort to cut down on waste.

Donations from the Astoria location will go to the Long Island City-based East River Development Alliance, the Alley Pond Environmental Center in Flushing and the North Shore Animal League on Long Island.