By STAFF | SoWaOpenMarket.com
The SoWa Open Market welcomed food trucks with open arms early on, and has created a consistent destination for food, art, fashion and fun. It’s no wonder that one of the latest trends, mobile fashion businesses, are making their mark at SoWa. This week, you can shop from three fashion trucks with distinct themes: vintage, women’s, and men’s street/skate:
Amy Lynn (Punky) Chase has been bringing the Haberdash Vintage 1954 teardrop trailer to the SoWa Open Market since 2009. Amy grew up around vintage cars and trailers, and when it came time to expand her vintage business and open up a shop, this 50s vintage classic spoke to her more than any brick and mortar shops.
“I just feel very fortunate that the community has welcomed Haberdash with open arms. We have a huge support group in New England. It’s such a great feeling to see people love something that you created. I try to shop locally and suport small businesses as much as possible, so I love that at SOWA I can support a handful of artists and business in a 5 min walk.”
THE FASHION TRUCK
Emily Benson’s experience as an Accessories Merchandiser at Abercrombie and Fitch, Henri Bendel and Club Monaco prepared her for opening up her own clothing and accessories business. She saw how the food truck craze was catching on and decided that a fashion truck was the way to go. The Fashion Truck is a chic mobile boutique packed with the latest in women’s clothing and accessories, all priced under $100. In 2011, The SoWa Open Market was one of the first places Emily brought her truck, and it has been a fixture there ever since.
“SoWa is the perfect way to spend a Sunday! If I wasn’t a vendor, I’d be there as a shopper. Being a vendor is great because I get to meet all sorts of women in a frenzied 6 hour time span shopping with me. I also love my neighbors in the Farmer’s Market… lillies, macarons, maple syrup, brownies! It’s the best!”
GREEN STREET VAULT
Not looking for women’s clothing & accessories? Check out Derrick Cheung’s Green Street Vault. Green Street Vault specializes in men’s apparel, featuring Boston-based as well as nationally recognized street and skate brands. Derrick was able to launch his business after winning a business plan competition at Emerson College. Jordan Knight from New Kids on the Block has even come to shop on the Green Street Vault.