By Quinn Coats-Fitzhugh, Buffalo Exchange San Fran (Haight)
It was a beautiful day here in San Francisco, and the charm of our gorgeous 1969 Airstream trailer only added to the ambiance of our predominantly Victorian-style neighborhood. Tourists and locals alike were strolling along the sunny streets of the Haight-Ashbury District, at first timidly, then boldly poking their heads into our vintage pop-up shop to see what all the fuss was about! We had rows of things like colorful plaid Pendleton pieces for the gents, and a handsome gaggle of resin- and Bakelite-handled purses for the ladies. Young and old customers had fun playing dress up and reminisced about the days of polyester while listening to the music of our friend, (and member of the local band “Owl Paws”) Derek and his trusty guitar. We had a surprise visit from some very loyal friends of Buffalo Exchange, who were happy to help us celebrate 40 years of doing what we do best! Three of our former employees who were with us in the 1980s joined together from various corners of the globe (even from as far away as Australia) to check out the festivities! Everything went off without a hitch and we are sure to remember this special day for many years to come. We await our 50th anniversary with fashion-loving hearts!