The country’s coolest mobile fashion trucks
The Fashion Mobile
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.
Based: Boston, MA
Stocks: Lots of '70s vintage (Kaleidoscopic tops, metallic dresses, doorknocker earrings) sourced from estate sales and thrift stores.
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.
Based: New York City, NY
Stocks: Accessories only; bags, shoes, and jewelry hailing from indie labels all over the world (including one of our favorite new jewelry labels, Holst + Lee).
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.
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.
Le Fashion Truck
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.
Kippy Ding Ding
Based: Seattle, WA
Stocks: Vintage clothing, accessories and home goods with more of a retro '40s slant than a hippie '70s one.