Saturday, March 16th and Sunday, March 17th, we’re excited to celebrate our 45th Anniversary! Join in the fun at any Buffalo Exchange to shop a curated pop-up shop of fun vintage goodies and one-of-a-kind finds. Our stores have been collecting lots of fantastic pieces for the occasion like pearl snap button-ups, 50s gems, Western wear, 60s and 70s vintage, beautiful prints, embroidered pieces and so much more. You never know what you’ll find, so be sure to stop by and help us celebrate!
Each Buffalo Exchange location will be putting its own spin on the event with tasty treats, some very special Buffalo swag and lots of giveaways. Many stores will have fun music and even live performances, so stay tuned to find out what’s happening at your local Buffalo. We can’t wait to see you there! To save the date, click here. ***Pop-up shop not available at outlets and Denver Annex.***
The fun doesn’t stop there: as a special thank-you to everyone who sells with us, we’re giving away a $1,000 Buffalo Exchange gift card! From now until Sunday, March 17th, sell at any Buffalo Exchange (excluding our outlet stores and Denver Annex) and provide your email address – you could win a $1,000 gift card to Buffalo that NEVER expires. Hello, shopping spree! For official giveaway rules, visit BuffaloExchange.com/Rules.
45 Years of Fashion
When Kerstin Block first started Buffalo Exchange in 1974, she never expected it to grow into the 48 stores in 19 states that it is today – she just followed her love of thrift shopping. “Somehow,” she says, “I came upon the idea that there must be other people who are equally addicted to this kind of shopping, but who didn’t want to sort through as much stuff.” Enter a new business model – a resale shop where customers could shop hand-picked treasures in one spot and also sell their clothes for cash or trade on-the-spot.
Kerstin and her husband, Spencer Block, ran the business hand-in-hand. Back then, their most common price was $3.50 and they sold primarily denim, hand-woven shirts and Kork-Ease shoes out of a 400 square foot space in Tucson, Arizona. From there, the business grew organically. “People just started bringing in all the stuff that they wanted to sell and they were amazing things,” says Kerstin. To this day, the company is still based in Tucson and runs much the same, though Kerstin’s daughter, Rebecca Block, has taken Spencer’s place in her current role of Vice President. We’re proud the company has made it to 45 years and look forward to celebrating with all of our wonderful customers! We wouldn’t be here today without you.