Move over, food trucks, because Nashville’s newest nomadic business trend—the mobile clothing boutique— is gaining some serious momentum. And we’ve gotta say, we’re really excited to have something new to stalk. Check out these clothing retailers who chose to skip brick and mortar storefronts in favor of roving shopping experiences.
Housed in a cotton-candy colored 1968 Yellowstone camper affectionately known as Bernadette, Honeybean is filled with everything from colorful clothes and accessories to housewares, print goods and more. While Honeybean’s crafty owners are primarily interested in supporting other crafters by carrying handmade goods from local and long distance designers, they also offer a small selection of handpicked vintage apparel.
In 2012, designers Abigail Franklin and Kyah Hillis opened Nashville’s first fashion truck, The Trunk. This roving boutique features local Nashville designers of men and women’s clothing, jewelry, accessories and gift items. Currently parked for remodeling, The Trunk will resume business as usual in March.
This mobile consignment boutique features higher-end women’s clothing, handbags, shoes and accessories at seriously discounted prices. Owner Lori Peach posts new items to the boutique’s Facebook page daily and is happy to ship purchases if you see something you like but can’t make it out to the store. The good stuff goes quick though, as a we learned recently when a $35 vintage Ralph Lauren jacket was snatched up only hours after it was posted to Facebook. We’re still kicking ourselves for not pouncing.