I’ve recently discovered the most comprehensive list of fashion trucks and mobile boutiques on the web! The Fashion Truck Finder is a great resource for anyone that owns/operates or is thinking about starting their own mobile fashion business.
Thanks to Grace Fitzpatrick over at Lampified, Vintanthromodern’s HOME shop on Etsy finally has some items up for sale! Lampified is a great shop full of midcentury items like thermoses and tupperware that Grace upcycles into totally unique lighting. Check it out!
We have a ton of great midcentury modern items that’ll be popping up, including several Dansk pieces, some great glassware and textiles, so keep checking back!
LOVE Haven 2014 is an offshoot of Holiday Haven CT, created by a creative collective of local designers, makers and shop owners who all share a love of supporting small Connecticut-based businesses. Based in New Haven, Connecticut, Haven Events are held at the former Robby Len swimsuit factory which is now called Trolley Square. Trolley Square is an up-and-coming retail and art space located at 1175 State Street in New Haven, Connecticut.
Love Haven is February 8th 2014 from 2pm-10pm! Hope to see you there!
Vintage & Handmade Marketplace
Bella Rev. Jewelry
Cornwall Beard Oil
Gathered & Sown
Jillian Lyons Designs
Kate Stephen Jewelry
Keavija & Co.
Mom and Pop Heavy Metal Jewelry
Rags and Widows
Steph Young Art & Illustration
Whisk & Brush
Sketch Tha Cataclysm
Karissa Van Tassel
This is the first in what I hope will be a series of profiles about mobile vintage shops across the United States. I found Judith & Joe on Instagram and was first interested because their shuttle bus is pretty similar to mine! It’s pretty cool to see how they’ve laid out their mobile shop in a space almost identical to the inside of the Vintanthromobile.
NAME: Judith & Joe
LOCATION: Denver, CO
TYPE OF BUS: 1997 Ford E350 (used to be a shuttle bus for Snowmass in Colorado!)
YEARS IN BIZ: A couple months!
BESTSELLERS: We have this great, long BB Dakota sweater – it’s like a dream – I wear it when I wake up, when I go out, as a robe, as a jacket…It’s been a great seller. Tankfarm makes great men’s tees that are flying out the door, our vinyl records are always popular as well as our bright colored beanies (Colorado is cold)!
DAY JOB/ WHAT YOU WENT TO SCHOOL FOR: I went to school for Journalism & Digital Media and do freelance content and social media. Sara and I met while working in state government which she maintains during the day.
BEST PART OF OWNING A MOBILE SHOP: Freedom! We can take it out when we want and are able. Because of such low overhead, there isn’t a ton of stress to maintain it every. single. day. As it gets warmer though I’m sure we will maintain it every day. It’s fun!
WORST PART OF OWNING A MOBILE SHOP: It’s cold. Even with the heater, it can be pretty cold. Also…owning a bus can be a trip sometimes.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 17,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
We’ve been toying with the idea of offering wholesale pricing on and rentals of our vintage inventory — especially as demand continues to grow. Our inventory now contains almost 3,700 items — and that’s a lot of vintage! We’re going to do a little experiment – we’re going to try see if local wholesaling and rentals are a viable business model. Here’s how it will work:
Percentage off total – Minimum total (before discount) – Final price
10% – 31.25 (28.12)
20% – 62.50 (50.00)
30% – 125.00 (87.50)
40% – 250.00 (150.00)
50% – 500.00 (250.00)
60% – 1000.00 (400.00)
70% – 2000.00 ($600.00)
AND wait there’s more – you can get wholesale prices by shopping with a group of friends! Book a private appointment with friends and get bulk pricing as a group. For example – If you and your friends collectively spend up to 500.00 you can get up to 50% off everything you buy! THAT’S HALF OFF. The more you buy the more you save!
RENTALS – For stylists, costumers, parties, etc.
Rentals are 30% of the full price of an item. For example, a $100 item will cost $30 to rent for 7 days.