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Buffalo Exchange Celebrates 40 Years with Vintage Airstream Pop-Up Shop in Tempe

Buffalo Exchange is turning 40 this year, and to celebrate its fittingly retro existence, the Tucson-based national chain is going on a cross-country promotional road trip in (what else?) a vintage Airstream trailer.

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The 1969 Airstream trailer, which was converted into a 25-foot-long pop-up shop at Buffalo Exchange's Tucson headquarters, will feature vintage clothing, Western-themed merchandise, and giveaways -- making stops at more than 45 of the resaler's locations.

To create the trailer, Buffalo Exchange staff up-cycled such salvaged items as sewing machines, thread spools, suitcases, and plumbing pipes to make cabinets, shelves, and clothing racks, tying it in with the store's long-standing commitment to re-purposed fashion.

"This project has highlighted the great artistic talent we have in our company," stated Buffalo Exchange 1974 Founder and President, Kerstin Block in a recent press release. "It truly celebrates the unique creative culture of Buffalo Exchange."

The tour begins Friday, March 7, at Buffalo Exchange's Tucson - University location. Then it will stop at Tucson - Eastside on Saturday, March 8, and Tucson - Downtown Sunday, March 9.

The Buffalo Exchange tour will stop at the Tempe location on Monday, March 10, and the Phoenix location on Tuesday, March 11. For updates on the event, shoppers can check out the tour schedule online or follow it on social media with the hashtag #BufEx74.

As for those folks who can't make the trailer's tour dates, Buffalo Exchange will sell limited edition 40th anniversary tote bags beginning March 7. The bags are $2, with 50 cents of each purchase benefiting the Buffalo Field Campaign.

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Katie Johnson
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