Steals on Wheels

Orlando’s fashion trucks successfully take to the streets.



Owner Carey Ferrante (right) sets up shop inside and outside of her retro-rehabbed Blue Betty camper.

Anthony Rollins

Taking a cue from Orlando’s flourishing food truck scene, two local fashionistas have taken their racks on the road via mobile boutiques packed with everything from quirky décor to vintage dresses. Mark Baratelli, creator of The Food Truck Bazaar, is excited to have fashion trucks join his party. “The ability to pick up and move to an event, to a parking lot, to a new city is so valuable,” Baratelli says. “What will get mobile retail up and running is good, solid business people with strong ideas.” And these two women are getting the trend off to a good start.

Blue Betty

In a blue 1966 Scotty Gaucho camper rehabilitated with a shabby chic flair, Carey Ferrante brings her handpicked collection of artisan jewelry, resuscitated collectibles and a whimsical assortment of random finds to festivals, food truck events and art shows across Central Florida. “I like to have enough of a variety so there is something for everyone,” says Ferrante, who showcases her “anything that’s old and cool” collection of clothing, accessories and up-cycled décor items inside the camper. “People want an experience when they shop. Part of the delight I have with Blue Betty is watching people’s eyes light up when they see something no one else has.”
blue-betty.com

FAB FINDS: Hand painted belt buckles, $29-$32; embellished vintage hair pins, $3.50; vintage typewriter bracelet, $52.

 


 

Lollipops & Pistols founder Kristin Christensen offers more than 200 vintage items in her made-over delivery truck.

Lollipops & Pistols

A vintage lover for life, Kristin Christensen brought her Etsy store to life via a personally refurbished delivery truck. Retrofitted with shelves, racks, mirrors and a fitting room, the Lollipops & Pistols mobile boutique carries about 200 items of vintage attire from the 1940′s to the 1990′s. “Vintage means having a history. These are things I take a lot of pride in having collected over the years. Every piece has a story,” says Christensen, who sets up shop weekly at the College Park Brunch Market, travels with The Food Truck Bazaar, and can be booked for private parties. Expect lots of interesting and individual pieces for both men and women—from classic dresses and rompers with fun floral ‘70s prints or velour fabrics to dapper Mad Men-style blazers, bowties and even shoes. “Even people who never thought they’d buy vintage can find something on my truck that will tie into their personal style.”

lollipopsandpistols.com

FAB FINDS: 1960s floral dress, $38; vintage cat eye black sunglasses, $50; 1980s men’s golf shoes $40.

 

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