By Emily, Buffalo Exchange (Rice Village)
Rain or shine the 40th tour pop-up shop was a hit. A little bit of mist didn’t put a dent in our 40th celebration! Regulars, fashion bloggers, and fans of Buffalo Exchange came out to shop an amazing collection of vintage, southwestern, and all-around fabulousness we had been collecting for over six months!
Our collection included tooled Mexican leather handbags, handmade vintage skirts, a plethora of scrumptious belts in butter-like leather, one-of-a-kind buckles for square-dancing to riding bucking broncos, boots galore, pearl snaps, Scully and Double D jackets, and, of course, fringe, fringe, and more fringe!
Before we could even open the store, eager people were calling and dropping by to see the amazing 1969 Land Yacht parked in our lot. Once the doors opened, customers gathered to check out the collection, drink a Mexican soda, eat Mexican milk candy, and dance on the bus to amazing 50s music.
The Airstream also attracted some really interesting people we had never met before. Among the visitors was a band touring across the United States, ironically with similar city tour dates. We loved snapping photos, visiting all day with everyone, and seeing their one-of-a-kind treasures with our Airstream as a backdrop.
A newer shopper to our store was a lovely woman who recalled knowing Kerstin in 1973, at the University of Arizona where her mother was a professor. She immediately pointed to a picture inside of a young Kerstin Block and stated “That’s the Kerstin I knew!” Not to be outdone by the party in the parking lot, inside was tres leches cake, and handmade decorations. No one wanted to close up shop, so we stayed open late to ensure everyone was able to get what they wanted.
Next stops … New Orleans, Atlanta, and North Carolina!