The Country's Coolest Mobile Fashion Trucks
I love those freshly lacquered food trucks that sell things like pistachio-flavored ice cream and $8 tacos. They make really yummy food accessible on a 10-minute lunch break while adding a side of kitsch. They're great.
But more than highbrow food trucks, I like fashion trucks. And in their case it doesn't matter if they're hawking $2 plastic sunglasses pillaged from a thrift store or $500 necklaces from fancy designers: the ambience is cool and they make experience of shopping feel sort of new again. From airstreams to trucks to school buses, these are my favorite mobile fashion stores, whose venues are just as cool as the stuff they're selling.
Based: Minneapolis, MN
Stocks: Clothing and accessories from small labels not found in the area's malls and department stores.
For more information about The Fashion Mobile, click here.
Based: Boston, MA
Stocks: Lots of '70s vintage (Kaleidoscopic tops, metallic dresses, doorknocker earrings) sourced from estate sales and thrift stores.
For more information about Haberdash Vintage, click here.
Based: San Francisco, CA
Stocks: Locally-made clothing and accessories, including stuff from the city's Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising grads. All of it is budget-friendly.
For more information on TopShelf, click here.
Based: Austin, TX
Stocks: Shoes only. They're head-turning, and all from little-known labels, so you're less likely to run into another girl wearing your exact same cap-toe metallic mary janes.
For more information about Bootleg, click here.
Based: Portland, OR
Stocks: Tons of dresses (that's their emphasis) from small town flea markets, estate sales and thrift stores in Washington and Oregon.
For more information about Loddeka, click here.
Based: Los Angeles, CA
Stocks: Jewelry, clothing and accessories from under-the-radar L.A. designers you won't find in most West Hollywood boutiques.
For more information about Le Fashion Truck, click here.
Based: Seattle, WA
Stocks: Vintage clothing, accessories and home goods with more of a retro '40s slant than a hippie '70s one.
For more information about Kippy Ding Ding, click here.
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