Cave + Post Trading Co.


Phoenix Store 509 W McDowell Road, Suite 102, Phoenix, AZ 85003, USA


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A menswear store with a focus on American-made goods showcasing classic western, vintage, heritage Americana, and classic workwear styles. Cave + Post Trading Co. was established in 2021, the result of Patrick and Mary Burch’s dream of opening a menswear store. The store offers an artfully-displayed selection of clothing and accessories, vintage items, wellness and home goods in a Western-themed space. A separate music room showcases a collection of guitars that can be tried before purchase.

"Our motto is to buy less…but buy better. Buy things that wear in, not out. Make them your own. Have them forever. Pass down your favorite pieces to your kids and grandkids. Buy quality. Buy stories. Buy companies you believe in. See and touch and feel what you are buying. And step out with your fashion. If you want to try something, do it. Own it. Wear it with pride. And wait for the compliments to roll in."


What makes Cave + Post Trading Co. so unique? We wanted to create a vibe where the shopper wanted to stick around for a while. We often end up in long conversations with our customers well before any shopping is done. Once they are ready to shop there are so many great options. A range of Western, vintage, heritage Americana, and classic workwear styles, made popular by shows like Yellowstone, Peaky Blinders, and Masters pf the Air. We have gathered together an amazing selection so he does not have to go searching all over as guys have historically not loved to shop.

Musicians often stop by and grab an instrument off the music room wall and play a song. The Boss (Bruce Springsteen) recently stopped in while on tour.... and he defines cool!

Why did you name the store Cave + Post Trading Co.? The original location had a big warehouse in the back where we had tools, creative space, would have events, etc. It was basically a place to hang out and be creative….a “man cave”. We are in the process of creating a similar type space above the existing shop…a place where we can have workshops, or hold whiskey tastings or small music shows. This is the Cave. The store is the “trading post”. That is where we got Cave + Post.

What are Cave + Post Trading Co.'s "must-have" goods? We sell a ton of raw/selvedge denim. We are one of the only shops to sell it in Arizona. American-made denim with Japanese fabrics have cult-like followers…and they seek it out. It is becoming more and more popular and lasts forever and wears in, and not out. Along with selvedge denim comes either a pair of well designed, workwear boots from Red Wing Heritage or, a more casual pair of canvas sneakers (think Converse/Chucks). We sell a brand of canvas sneakers from Hood Rubber. This is probably our best-selling item in the store. The story behind them is incredible. Hood Rubber was founded in 1896 and they were way before Converse as it pertains to canvas sneakers. In 1929, they were operating the largest footwear factory in world, making an average of 75,000 pairs a day! In 1933, a Hood product engineer was a consultant for the US Armed Forces, and he created and patented a comfort technology called “Posture Foundation”. This led to the PF Flyers and the first basketball endorsement shoe by Bob Cousey. These are the kinds of stories we love. We sell the replica shoes by Hood Rubber and it is one of our best selling items in the shop. We also sell a brand of cologne and candles called Ranger Station. The candles come in a glass that is the size of a highball whiskey glass, so once the candle is done, you are left with a whiskey glass. This company is phenomenal and literally every scent they produce is fantastic. They have small travel sized colognes that are perfect for a carry-on while traveling. They do collabs with musicians on scents (Noah Kahan, Need To Breathe, Ernest, etc.). All of their products are big sellers for us.

What is the history of Cave + Post Trading Co.'s location? We are in a building that was the location of the Bert Easley’s Fun Shop for 72 years. It was an iconic, go-to place anytime you needed a costume, gag gift, etc. Our parents shopped there and took us there as kids. It is located right on the border of downtown/midtown, so it is a great location that is very walkable and has awesome Phoenix nostalgia and history. We are 4th generation natives of Phoenix, so this is important to us.

Mary & Patrick Burch


What inspired you or why did you open your shop? We always thought that there was a huge lack of good men’s shops across the country. When we traveled, we always would try and find good men’s stores because, if there was one in the town we were traveling to, it always seemed to be in a cool, fun part of town. But often there wasn’t one to be found…and if there was one, the selection was relatively small. Even online it seemed that places that aggregated men’s goods were outnumbered 1000-1 by women’s focused sites. We just felt there was a huge hole in the market, and we wanted to change that.

What did you do before having your own shop? Patrick : I still work in commercial real estate. For many years I also flipped houses on the side because I love to have a “creative outlet”. The store is my new creative outlet. Mary : Five amazing kids has kept her busy while also working part time (for 10+ years) as a buyer for a local, award-winning women’s boutique that Patrick’s mom owns called Willows Fine Goods and Design.

What are your Favorite shops? The Double RL flagship in Manhattan is incredible… but honestly, and of the Double RL stores around the country are off the charts. Mister Freedom in Los Angeles is like a museum and is one of the coolest shops around. Willows Fine Goods and Design is an incredible interior design and one-of-a-kind home goods shop with incredible women’s apparel in Scottsdale, AZ. J uxtaposition Home in Newport Beach is an incredible shop for interior and home goods The Filson flagship store in Manhattan, Kai D. in Brooklyn. The Shinola store in Plano, TX.


"You absolutely have to get on board with selling online. You almost can’t survive if you don’t. With that said, human beings like shopping. They like the social aspect of it. They like seeing and touching and feeling goods. They love the “art” of merchandising. They love the art of store design and vibe of shopping in a well-curated space. That will never die. But because online is so big, many people are losing the art of a well-curated shop space. It is becoming more and more rare to find a “cool shop”. And often the ones that exist are so focused on that aspect, that they fail on the online side of things. I think the future of good retail lies in having both a strong online presence, but also an incredible space to come visit. I think the days of having 100+ retail locations are over. But having fewer, better, well-curated spots that a customer can seek out and visit is going to be the way of things. But again, human beings are social creatures. They want to get out into the world. And shopping is no exception."