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La Poubelle Vintage needs your help to launch a mobile vintage shop housed in a refurbished 1970s trailer.

Project Update!

Up for grabs is another group of vintage accessories! Choose the $65 reward and you'll receive a 1970s authentic snakeskin purse, a pair of round Jackie O-style sunglasses, and a 1970s retro printed head scarf.

Snakeskin purse.
Snakeskin purse.
1960s sunglasses.
1960s sunglasses.

Project Update!

The first vintage accessories lot was a success so now I'm offering a second one for only $40! Choose the $40 reward and you'll receive a 1970s colorful silk scarf, a pair of 1950s embroidered gloves and a 1950s alligator embossed clutch with an adorable attached change purse and nifty hand strap on the back.

The loot!
The loot!
The gloves!
The gloves!
The bag!
The bag!
Bag's hand strap.
Bag's hand strap.
Bag's matching change purse.
Bag's matching change purse.

Hey guys, I'm Laura Lanz-Frolio and I've been running a vintage shop on Etsy called La Poubelle Vintage since 2009 from my apartment in Brooklyn, NY. The shop has been steadily growing since its inception and I just surpassed my 1,000th sale in December.

The idea to start a mobile vintage clothing boutique is something that I've been dreaming about for quite awhile. While I love running my Etsy shop, I have always wanted to have a physical retail space to interact with vintage-loving customers in person. I was inspired by the booming food truck scene around the country to start a roving shop where I can sell my vintage wares throughout New York City and beyond. My goal is to find and refurbish a 1970s trailer and fill it with vintage clothes to sell at street-side pop up shops. I'm aiming to have the trailer up and running by June.

Here's where you come in! I've done extensive budgeting and my expenses for the project include:

-Buying an antique pull-behind trailer or box truck

-Refurbishing and repairing the trailer including gut renovations, adding wood paneling and floors, adding racks and shelves and electrical wiring. 

-Painting the outside of the truck

-Merchandising including signage, tags, tables, and hangers

-Obtaining a street vendor permit and necessary business licenses

-Insuring the truck

-Website hosting and design

There is nothing that I love more than finding vintage treasures and bringing them to you. Help me make this a reality!

A special thank you to Janelle Jones for helping me produce the video and Yacht for the music. Credits for photos used in the video are: SusieFoodie/Flickr; JMazzolaa/Flickr; jkwoo/Flickr; Librarygroover/Flickr

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As with any project, there are some potential risks that I am facing. One is obtaining a street vendor permit as the number that they give out in New York is limited. I am confident that I'll be able to obtain the permit, but if that becomes an obstacle, I plan to launch La Poubelle Vintage Mobile anyways and sell at enclosed markets (The Brooklyn Flea, Brooklyn Night Bazaar, etc) until I can try again for the permit.

Another challenge will be finding the perfect trailer for the shop as vintage trailers are becoming increasingly hard to come by. Although this sounds like a challenge, it is actually the most exciting part for me! I have already begun searching for the perfect trailer to use and I have my eye on a few beauties!

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    A vintage scarf from the La Poubelle Vintage archives. Plus a thank you note, plus your name on our website thanking you for your support

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    You will receive a 1970s colorful scarf, a pair of lovely 1950s embroidered gloves and a 1950s alligator embossed clutch with a cool hand strap. Please see my project update and home page for complete details! There is only one of these available so act fast!

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    Pick any item(s) under $25 from La Poubelle Vintage's Etsy shop or from the truck. Plus a thank you note and your name on our website thanking you for your support.

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    You will receive a 1970s hand-painted scarf, a pair of glamorous 1960s earrings and a 1970s suede purse. Please see my project update for complete details! There is only one of these available so act fast!

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    A personal styling session with La Poubelle Vintage. We will hand select items from our archives to match your personal style and bring them to your home to help mix and match them with your personal wardrobe. Includes a $50 credit to be used on anything that you buy that day. New York metro residents only. Plus a thank you note and your name on our website thanking you for your support.

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    A private shopping party for you and your friends including drinks and sweets. You get to pick out any one item under $75 and up to 15 of your friends get a 20% discount on their purchases. Tri-state residents only. Plus a thank you note and your name on our website thanking you for your support.

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    A lifetime 50% discount at the vintage mobile truck or at La Poubelle Vintage's Etsy shop. Plus a thank you note and your name on our website thanking you for your support.

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