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Beacon's Closet and Buffalo Exchange, two popular used-clothing shops, have long ignored Manhattan for the cheaper rents (and thriftier denizens?) of Brooklyn. Not anymore. On Saturday, Buffalo Exchange opened the doors to a brand-new, fuchsia-colored East Village boutique at 332 East 11th Street.
The store, located in the space the formerly housed dive bar Rififi, has been brightened up and filled with racks upon racks of gently-used tops, jackets, denim, accessories and shoes for men and women. The East Village already has a thriving thrift scene, but we think that the addition of a new, easy-to-consign-at shop like Buffalo will be warmly welcomed. Now we're just waiting for Beacon's to make the move.