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Celebrating 45 Years of Business and Fashion at Buffalo Exchange!

By Aarian Frye; Tucson 45th Anniversary Party Photos by Kaitie Brainerd

In 1974, the first Buffalo Exchange opened its doors in Tucson, Arizona as a thrift store with a twist: it had a curated selection and a buy-sell-trade model beneficial to both shoppers and sellers. Fast forward 45 years to 2019 and Buffalo Exchange has flourished into 50 stores across the US – from New York to California, each Buffalo has its own unique personality and style. Where do those stores get their inimitable style from? The communities they’re a part of! In March, we thanked our fabulous customers for their loyalty during our 45 years of business with a vintage pop-up shop at all of our stores across the country.

Buffalo Exchange Las Vegas Sonia Barcelona Performing

Sonia Barcelona performing at Buffalo Exchange Las Vegas

Buffalo Exchange Las Vegas Pin-Up Style @victoriaaajade

@VictoriaaaJade

@SouthwestMother at Buffalo Exchange Tucson

@SouthwestMother at Buffalo Exchange Tucson

Yummy Treats and Cartel Coffee Cold Brew at Buffalo Exchange Tempe

Cartel Coffee Cold Brew at Buffalo Exchange Tempe

Buffalo Exchange Phoenix Buffalo Exchange Phoenix Vintage Pop-Up Shop

Vintage Finds at Buffalo Exchange Phoenix

@MsMaverickMuse at Buffalo Exchange La Brea

@MsMaverickMuse at Buffalo Exchange La Brea

Buffalo Exchange 45th Anniversary Vintage Pop Up Shop Betty Boop

Amazing Betty Boop Jacket at Buffalo Exchange Long Beach

Darden Sisters Band Performing at Buffalo Exchange Fullerton

Darden Sisters Band Performing at Buffalo Exchange Fullerton

Fun Finds Shopping at Buffalo Exchange Santa Monica

Fun Finds at Buffalo Exchange Santa Monica

Buffalo Exchange 45th Anniversary Vintage Pop Up Shop Eugene

Buffalo Exchange Eugene

Buffalo Exchange Seattle Market

Buffalo Exchange Seattle Market

Buffalo Exchange Bellingham Vintage Dresses

Vintage Dresses at Buffalo Exchange Bellingham

Buffalo Exchange Austin VIntage Pop-Up Shop

Buffalo Exchange Austin Vintage Pop-Up Shop

Buffalo Exchange Dallas Vintage Bags

Vintage Beaded Bags at Buffalo Exchange Dallas

Buffalo Exchange 45th Anniversary Vintage Pop-Up Shop, Buffalo Exchange Nashville

Buffalo Exchange Nashville Vintage Shopping Buffalo Exchange Nashville Vintage Shopping Buffalo Exchange Nashville Vintage Shopping

Vintage Pop-Up Shopping at Buffalo Exchange Nashville

Buffalo Exchange Atlanta

Buffalo Exchange Atlanta

Buffalo Exchange Philadelphia

Buffalo Exchange Philadelphia

Buffalo Exchange Chelsea Vintage Pop-Up Shop

Buffalo Exchange Chelsea Vintage Pop-Up Shop

Buffalo Exchange 45th Anniversary Vintage Pop-Up Shop, Buffalo Exchange Astoria

Buffalo Exchange Astoria Vintage Pop-Up Shop

BuffalRoseann Fino Performing at Buffalo Exchange Astoriao Exchange Astoria

Roseann Fino Performing at Buffalo Exchange Astoria

As a special thank you, we also threw a 45th Anniversary party in Tucson to celebrate our employees, business partners and everyone else who has made our success possible. From vintage embroidery and cowboy denim to an unbelievable collection of Southwestern jewelry, all of the attendees arrived dressed-to-impress in their Western garb, ready to hit the dance floor. Scroll through to see some of the best fashion of the night!

Silver, turquoise and agate, Oh My! Southwestern Jewelry on Display

All photos below by Kaitie Brainerd

Red Western Shirt, Turquoise Jewelry

White embroidered dress, turquoise rings

Yellow Patio Dress, Silver and turquoise jewelry

Fringe Shirt, Turquoise Rings, Leather Chaps

 

When You Stitch Upon A Star: Embroidered Details 

Two men, embroidered jackets, cowboy hats

Rose embroidered western jacket

Horseshe embroidered western shirt, western wear

 

 

Western wear, fringe jacket

Hatty Trails to You!

wetsern hats, green embroidered dress, snakeskin pants, western wear

western wear, red and black western outfits, cowboy hats

western wear, plaid dress, cowboy boots, western wear

Western wear, vintage hat, Buffalo Exchange enamel pin

Western wear, floral dresses, cowboy hats

Boot-Scootin’ Boogie

Western wear, colorful embroidery, leather vests and pants

Buffalo Exchange 45th Anniversary Party, western wear, matching turquoise bolo tie and necklace

Buffalo Exchange 45th Anniversary Party, western wear, Kerstin Block, Rebecca Block

Buffalo Exchange Vice President Rebecca Block and Founder Kerstin Block

Want to join in on the fun? Apply to become part of the herd! Buffalo Exchange is hiring for Buyers, Associate Managers, Floor Security Assistants and more across the country. Apply in-store or online here for a job that’s fun, fashion-forward and allows for a whole lot of personal and professional growth. Thanks for helping us celebrate 45 years of fashion and business – we look forward to seeing all of you in one of our stores soon!