40th Anniversary Airstream Pop-up Shop

Event Date: 
Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 11:00am to 7:00pm
Fashion

BUFFALO EXCHANGE

1318 14th St. NW
20005 Washington , DC
United States
Phone: (202) 299-9148

Buffalo Exchange is going on tour for its 40th Anniversary!

Nationally known Tucson-based fashion resaler, Buffalo Exchange, is celebrating its 40th Anniversary with a cross-country tour featuring a renovated 1969 Airstream trailer converted into a vintage pop-up shop. 

Buffalo Exchange locations across the country will celebrate the 40 year anniversary with special tour events, promotions, giveaways, and fun western, vintage, and unique merchandise.

When? The tour will run March 7 through May 22, 2014

Where? Buffalo Exchange locations across the country

More details: BuffaloExchange.com/BufEx74 or 520-622-2711

Founder & President, Kerstin Block, opened the first Buffalo Exchange near the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ in 1974 with her husband, Spencer. Kerstin’s focus on buying, selling, and trading fashionable and affordable clothing set the store apart from other resalers right from the beginning. Supporting the local community was also something Kerstin & Spencer believed in and it’s a still a value for the company today. Every Buffalo Exchange store supports local charities in their communities through their Tokens for Bags program, which donates five cents to a local charity every time a customer opts out of taking a plastic bag. The company also holds an annual Earth Day sale in all stores to generate money for various environmental causes.

About the renovated 1969 Airstream trailer:
The 25-foot ‘Land Yacht’ was completely designed and refurbished in-house by Buffalo Exchange personnel at the company’s headquarters in Tucson. In keeping with the company theme of recycling, almost everything in the trailer was purchased at thrift stores, flea markets, and salvage yards. Vintage suitcases were made into shelving, a fitting tribute to both clothing and travel. Repurposed sewing items such as classic yardsticks, drawer pulls made from old thread spools, and a vintage sewing machine cabinet continue the clothing theme.  The trailer’s clothing racks were fashioned from plumbing pipes in tribute to the original pipe wall racks used in the first Buffalo Exchange store. Sprinkled throughout the trailer are old photographs of Kerstin and Spencer, and the early days of the stores. Tattoo art commissioned specifically for this project was incorporated into the trailer’s retro cowgirl exterior. The result is a fun and colorful trailer that captures the quirky and unique spirit of the company.

More information about the tour is available at BuffaloExchange.com/BufEx74. Customers, attendees, and media are also invited to follow the tour on Buffalo Exchange’s FacebookInstagram, and Pinterest channels (@BuffaloExchange) for continuous updates using hashtag: #BufEx74.