By Brooke Leinen, Buffalo Exchange Costa Mesa
It was the hottest (and coolest) day of the year—to date—in California, particularly at Buffalo Exchange’s 40th Anniversary celebration in Costa Mesa. Shoppers and Buffalos alike rung in the Anniversary with four live musical acts, a henna artist, and our very own roaming vintage Airstream trailer stocked to the brim with Costa Mesa’s coolest classic finds.
Old and new regulars of the store escaped the heat and styles of current day as they shopped the trailer to the sounds of Orange County’s local psychedelic rock scene. Items among the array of treasures included authentic western bolo ties, worn-in leather boots, the cutest selection of vintage handbags, and a wide collection of handmade dresses, vests, blouses, and shirts. Many shoppers also enjoyed beautiful complimentary henna tattoos, while beating the heat with an assortment of snacks and drinks. The occasion was high in temperature, yet brought customers and attendees cool vibes of the past and revamped present. Much like the pieces that our Buffalos found inside the Airstream trailer, the day was truly one-of-a-kind.