About this project
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.
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.
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
Risks and challenges
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!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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