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Buffalo Exchange waltzes across Texas with Airstream vintage pop-up shop

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Buffalo Exchange Airstream
For two months, Buffalo Exchange will embark on the great American road trip. Photo courtesy of Buffalo Exchange
Buffalo Exchange Airstream inside
The Airstream has been outfitted with vintage touches. Photo courtesy of Buffalo Exchange
Buffalo Exchange Airstream inside
Vintage and Western-inspired apparel and accessories. Photo courtesy of Buffalo Exchange
Buffalo Exchange Airstream merch
Shop colorful frocks on the pop-up tour. Photo courtesy of Buffalo Exchange
Buffalo Exchange Airstream
Buffalo Exchange celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Photo courtesy of Buffalo Exchange
Buffalo Exchange founder Kerstin Block
Buffalo Exchange founder Kerstin Block. Photo courtesy of Buffalo Exchange
Buffalo Exchange Airstream
Buffalo Exchange Airstream inside
Buffalo Exchange Airstream inside
Buffalo Exchange Airstream merch
Buffalo Exchange Airstream
Buffalo Exchange founder Kerstin Block

Buffalo Exchange is widely known for its steal-of-a-deal clothing finds, but the company also has a history worth celebrating. This spring, the shop that made "buy-sell-trade" a sustainable way to enhance your wardrobe on the cheap is celebrating its 40th anniversary with an apropos — and casually hip — pop-up tour across the country.

A sneak peek inside the trailer reveals a well-curated selection of boots, handbags, jewelry and clothing embodying a carefree bohemian vibe. 

For two months, Buffalo Exchange will embark on the great American road trip in a vintage Land Yacht Airstream (the trailer is pulled by a vehicle), popping up at all of its retail outlets, from its founding city of Tucson, Arizona to the hipster capital of Portland, Oregon to, of course, Houston.

On board the vintage trailer, cost-conscious fashionistas can shop a collection of vintage and Western-inspired apparel and accessories. A sneak peek inside the trailer reveals a well-curated selection of boots, handbags, jewelry and clothing embodying a carefree bohemian vibe. (Think vintage cowboy boots, colorful ponchos, bright frocks and leather satchels.)

Shopping is of course top of mind for those checking out the pop-up tour, but the Airstream is worth exploring, too. Its hippie-chic aesthetic comes from eclectic styling; in true Buffalo Exchange fashion, the trailer is outfitted with items purchased from thrift stores, flea markets and salvage yards.

"Vintage suitcases were made into shelving, a fitting tribute to both clothing and travel," Buffalo Exchange said in a press release. "Sprinkled throughout the trailer are old photographs of [founders] Kerstin and Spencer [Brock], and the early days of the stores," adding a personal touch to the already intimate shopping experience.

The Buffalo Exchange Airstream will stop in Texas after meandering its way through Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico. The trailer will pop up in Dallas on March 22, Austin on March 23 and Houston on March 26-27. Follow the cross-country tour on Buffalo Exchange's Instagram feed.

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