Arizona Daily Star featured Buffalo Exchange’s sibling store, Buffalo Trading Post in “Buffalo Trading Post opens west of Tucson” on February 20, 2014: “The founder of the Buffalo Exchange chain has opened a new store with an expanded inventory targeted toward adults on the far west side of Tucson. Buffalo Trading Post, 2740 S. Kinney Road, opened Saturday in the Cat Mountain Station shopping center, near Old Tucson Studios. … Buffalo Trading Post specializes in brands such as Chico’s, Loft and Coldwater Creek, to name a few. It also has Mexican imports, pottery and mid-century kitchenware such as older Pyrex dishes and Fiestaware. The store carries a limited inventory of men’s items as well, including vintage Hawaiian shirts and Western wear. The idea to open a store targeted toward adults came to Block after the 3,500-square-foot space had been vacant in her shopping center. “I decided I had to put something there,” she said. “And people have been asking me for this kind of store. People who like interesting clothes would like a place to shop.” The new store operates on the same principal of Buffalo Exchange — buy, sell, trade. But, the two stores are not related, meaning customers cannot use trade credit from Buffalo Exchange at Buffalo Trading Post and vice versa. … This is the first store of its kind for the “Buffalo” family. And, depending on how it goes, it might not be the last. More stores are possible, Block said. “We’ll see how this one goes first. I’m sure there’s a market for it.”
Austin Culture Map featured Buffalo Exchange in “Buffalo Exchange goes mobile with cross-country Airstream pop-up tour” on February 20, 2014: “Buffalo Exchange is widely known for its steal-of-a-deal clothing finds, but the company also has a history worth celebrating. This spring, the shop that made “buy-sell-trade” a sustainable way to enhance your wardrobe on the cheap is celebrating its 40th anniversary with an apropos — and casually hip — pop-up tour across the country. … For two months, Buffalo Exchange will embark on the great American road trip … popping up at all of its retail outlets, from its founding city of Tucson, Arizona to the hipster capital of Portland, Oregon to, of course, Austin. … On board the vintage trailer, cost-conscious fashionistas can shop a collection of vintage and Western-inspired apparel and accessories.”
The Downtown Tucsonan featured Buffalo Exchange president and founder, Kerstin Block, in “Buffalo Exchange: A Sustainable Tucson Success Story Celebrates 40 Years” on February 13, 2014: “An enterprising young Swedish woman, who found herself living and working in the Old Pueblo after marrying her sweetheart, started a small resale clothing shop called Buffalo Exchange. … with the encouragement and support from her husband, Spencer, she was able to make the leap towards starting her very own store. … Her approach, which has evolved into a company model predicated upon sustainability and socially responsible retail practices, originated by simply putting the focus on clothes in a fun-driven boutique environment. … As of December 2012, the company now has 46 stores and 3 franchises in 17 states … It remains a fantastic Tucson success story, born out of a simple love for clothing and a harnessing of that very human thrill of finding a good deal. … In terms of celebrating their 40th Anniversary, Block alludes to a cavalcade of special events and promotions planned for Buffalo Exchange.”
By Stephanie Lew, Buffalo Exchange Tucson
Winter was certainly a strong beast this season. You may have pulled out that parka more times than you can remember or forgone the fashion boots for practical snow shoes. However fear not my friends, spring is within sight and a closet clean out is just around the corner. Now is the perfect time to clean out, reorganize and transition with a roomy closet into spring. Here are a few tips and thoughts for your closet clean out.
The Houstonia Magazine Shop Talk Blog featured Buffalo Exchange in “Only Got $20 in Your Pocket?” on February 7, 2014: “I dropped by the city’s thrift shop goldmine — aka Buffalo Exchange (Westheimer) —to extract from its many racks the finest in retrograde apparel. … they offer clothing, shoes, and accessories in a variety of styles … Best of all, most of their items are reasonably priced.”
Over the decades, one trend holds true to the Haight and that is nomadic derived fashion. Though the standard hippie vibe has evolved throughout the years, burner chic is a trend that holds true. Pieces range from durable cloth, such as linen, cotton, alpaca and burlap. Add a little pop to any outfit with rave-inspired metallic colors. Patterns range from tribal to animal print—this trend is fun, comfortable and warm for all San Francisco weather.