Wanderlust: Traveling Retail Cart


Oh to hook up a freshly painted vintage trailer and hit the road selling vintage and handmade goods! A secret dream of mine, and well, that's just what owners, Vanessa and Dan Lurie did creating their traveling retail cart, Wanderlust.

Wanderlust, Portland's first traveling retail cart, is starting the holiday season off with a bang. After several 'soft-launch' events at food cart pods and outdoor markets around Portland during the Fall of 2010, their operation is up and running smoothly. Now they're ready for action- planning a grand opening party Saturday November 20th where you can expect cupcakes, a raffle, a wheel you spin for a discount on every purchase and some amazing vintage and handmade goodness all in conjunction with the Waterheater's Bazaar Bizarro flea market in Portland.

At Wanderlust shoppers can expect a nicely curated selection of vintage clothing including over 100 amazing dresses packed into their 10'x 7' shop. Men's western style button-ups hang inside the newly renovated 1969 Cardinal trailer along with the cutest handmade items from local and international artists such as Mary Kate McDevitt from Portland and Showpony out of the UK. Who knows where the future will take this little shop, there are even whispers of visiting San Francisco and Seattle in the Spring and Summer of 2011. Visit www.wanderlustmobileshop.com for the rest of their Holiday 2010 schedule and watch for them on the streets of Portland and other areas reachable by land.


Images from Wanderlust and Modish

Jan Halvarson

18 comments:

wishful nals said...

i want to go there... now! i love the concept, and obviously the gorgeous things! xo

Michele Maule said...

Yes! She's in Portland! I'll have to check it out. :D

xo

Mandy Crandell said...

It's so perfect!

Trish said...

I think I love these people already. Would LOVE to do something like that someday!

Mo Pie, Please said...

Whoah, that is really, really awesome!

My Owl Barn said...

This is fantastic!

Victoria Bennett Beyer said...

I've never seen anything like this! How clever!

MagicMarkingsArt said...

How incredibly creative, retail vintage on wheels - what's not to love about the whole concept. Kudo's to the entrepreneurial spirit.

Ali Rockwell said...

This is AMAZING.

I have a new dream in life.

eurekapaprika said...

Yes, a true dream indeed!!! I know this will be such a huge smash hit. The new website looks really fantastic too!!

pineal gland said...

very nice

virginia piazza said...

There is a pottery gallery,
the ARTSTREAM NOMADIC GALLERY,
which was started by some potters from Colorado. (There is a website!)

Lola said...

The trailer is so cute!

Mary said...

Oh my gosh! what a wonderful idea and cute trailer! I wish them all the best of luck! A dream adventure of travel, buying, and shopping!

'odd and old' Linda Dacey said...

have wanted to do this for a while; hit the open road and sell as you go, too cool...

lyndsay said...

so awesome!! such a beautiful and fun concept. reminds me of tales of the traveling salesmen who would go from town to town selling toys or things you couldn't get in certain towns... anticipating the arrival of them... come to vancouver, wanderlust! :)

Tricia said...

So in love with this idea...

Littleclouds said...

Very cool idea, love the name, love the trailer, love the chosen designers, this is a must win I think.

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