40th Tour: Astoria-Queens

Buffalo Exchange (8)After weeks of anticipation and careful curating, the Buffalo Exchange 40th Anniversary Tour finally made it to our little piece of the Big Apple here in Astoria. By 9:30am excitement was building on the block with some of our favorite regulars, as well as passersby lining up and hanging around the trailer eagerly awaiting their chance to get at the treasures inside. Vintage accessories and jewelry were the first to fly out of the trailer—almost immediately. One lucky guy scored a Hogs and Heifers Carhartt jacket; although not vintage, it’s definitely a great little piece of NYC pop culture. Overall, the day was fantastic from people’s excitement on the trailer to great vintage finds. Sellers and curious locals alike enjoyed the festivities, and in many cases walked away with some great one-of-a-kind finds.

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40th Tour: Chelsea

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The smell of buttery fresh popcorn, the vibrant pink of cotton candy, and the essence of the southwest were some of the things that filled Chelsea when the Airstream arrived.  The Buffalo Exchange Airstream, which acted as a pop-up shop, offered our super excited new and regular customers one-of-a-kind southwestern and vintage treasures. New Yorkers on the hunt for turquoise jewelry, suede, leather fringed jackets, and exceptional vintage dresses filled our 40th Anniversary reusable totes with all of their great finds. The beautiful sunshine only added to the positive energy that radiated throughout our store. Although the Airstream will make its way towards the northeast, the southwest vibe it brought with it will linger in Chelsea forever!

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40th Tour: Brooklyn (Williamsburg)

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Buffalo Exchange brought the best of the west to Williamsburg yesterday to celebrate the company’s 40th Anniversary. The Airstream trailer turned vintage pop-up shop was parked in front of our store on Driggs Ave. in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. New Yorkers love a good hunt for vintage classics, and with only one day to experience it in Williamsburg, fashion lovers came over with a curious eye! New and regular customers peeked inside to see the hand-selected vintage and western clothing: leather and suede jackets, vintage dresses, classic western men’s shirts, boots, leather accessories, and turquoise and silver jewelry were in full supply as passing New Yorkers got a breeze of the desert air. A blast of spring came through the city, which gave us perfect weather for an outdoor performance by one of our associates, singer-songwriter, Lauren Eylise. Customers were given Buffalo Exchange souvenirs, invited to take photos with the Airstream, enter a contest to win a $1,000 Buffalo Exchange gift card, enjoy the live music, and snack on treats. The 40th Anniversary Tour keeps trucking through the city this week, as it makes its way through the northeast, spreading love, happiness, and, of course, guilt-free fashion all across the country.

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40th Tour: Brooklyn (Boerum Hill)

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Our 40th Anniversary Tour arrived in New York City and northeasterners couldn’t have been more excited! We rarely see the kind of turquoise treasures our southwestern Buffalo Exchange buyers are accustomed to. Turquoise pieces, as well as Mexican-inspired bags, and other silver jewels were the first to go at the Airstream’s first stop in the New York area. While Boerum Hill does tend to be a bit sleepy on the weekdays, we did have some thrilled customers, including one who ended up carrying out a whopping three bags of vintage dresses! Many customers were excited to learn about how the beautiful Airstream came to be, especially how it was created with mainly repurposed parts, thus making it an extension of what Buffalo Exchange has always stood for: sustainability without sacrificing style. Inside the store, customers found $5 off coupons tucked into shoes and purses, munched on mini-cupcakes, and posed for the camera in their vintage finds.

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On the Road: Week Four

Our 40th anniversary tour crew member, Dana is rocking this playlist today!

  1. “Thank the Day” New Riders of the Purple Sage
  2. “Pearly Queen” Traffic
  3. “Wild Night” Van Morrison
  4. “Late in the Evening” Paul Simon
  5. “Luck In My Eyes” k.d. Lang
  6. “Heading for the Light” Traveling Wilburys
  7. “Carey” Joni Mitchell
  8. “I Won’t Be Home No More” Hank Williams
  9. “If You Want to Sing Out” Cat Sevens
  10. “Baby, I’m in the Mood for You” Bob Dylan

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Dana loves color, design, and a good mac & cheese. She recently started an accordion collection, has a slight thrift store addiction, and a punny sense of humor. She often finds herself asking, “Does this come in any other colors?” and usually gets a disappointing answer.

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40th Tour: Philadelphia

By Kate Speidel, Buffalo Exchange Philadelphia

Buffalo Exchange (16)Yesterday was a blast here in Philly! We turned forty, but found out, like a fine wine or a foxy lady that style gets more rad with age! Many regulars stopped by to help us celebrate and show off their newly acquired vintage pieces. We also met a bunch of newcomers who were pumped about our beautiful shiny trailer and all our sweet giveaways! Kids and adults alike were inspired by the other Buffies to get temporarily tatted up!

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40th Tour: Charlotte

Buffalo Exchange (8)It was a beautiful spring day in Charlotte, NC. People were walking around, enjoying the sunny weather, and gathering by the renovated 1969 Airstream trailer parked right in the heart of Plaza Midwood. The day started out with a bang! Customers were itching to explore the goodies that we had in store for them. One customer loved the event so much in Atlanta that she traveled all the way from Georgia to North Carolina just to be first in the trailer!

 

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