Shopping: Buckhorn Vintage

Helena WegnerAugust 2019
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Cristin Clark has always had an eye for vintage. Clark opened her ’60s- and ’70s-inspired shop, Buckhorn Vintage, two years ago, but she’s been a collector since she was 11 years old. “I have always had a love for vintage – or I used to call them the unwanted – things that nobody else would want, so I was always buying them,” Clark says. She began selling pieces from her garage and, after much success, she decided to open an 800-square-foot store in a shopping mall in Mesa. A year later, she moved her store to a spacious location in downtown Mesa. Clark curates vintage items from sources all over Arizona and brings back her favorite pieces to Buckhorn, where she personally stages them. She sells furniture, home décor and clothing. Clark has a style that’s equal parts bohemian, retro and midcentury modern, and says “the hunt” is her favorite part of buying vintage. “It’s fun to see people’s reaction to the things that I find. It brings back memories, or it’s something that they have never seen before.”

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