As anyone who drives by Elmington Park or Centennial Park on a Saturday morning knows, food trucks have taken Nashville by storm. A few creative minds saw this idea and took the fun trend and added a fashionable twist. Fashion trucks have been hitting streets across America and Nashville is embracing these new mobile businesses, too. There are only a handful of fashion trucks currently circulating Nashville, but we have noticed one thing they seem to have in common: convenience. These trucks can come to you or can be found at events in and around the city. The expense of brick and mortar stores is what lead most of these fashionistas to put their concepts on wheels and we are glad they have hit the road. We found five businesses that have put their personalized spin on fashion trucks: K. McCarthy, The Trunk, Two Old Hippies , Sisters of Nature and Parlour 3.
K. McCarthy brings a highly personal and convenient shopping experience right to your front door. Owner and founder Kathleen Goff has an eye for style and a knack for building strong relationships. This fashion truck packed with designer clothing and accessories can be the guest of honor at private parties, corporate events, public events or a private home visit. K. McCarthy carries sizes 0-14 and the average price point is $140. Personalized fashion advice, stemming from Kathleen’s experience at Jamie and with Tina Adams Wardrobe Consulting, makes a visit with the K. McCarthy fashion truck an individualized affair!
The Trunk took a different approach to the retail business and did things in what some may see as reverse order. They began showcasing their truck at events throughout Nashville and have now opened a storefront in the Shoppes at Fatherland. In both their truck and permanent location, The Trunk offers a wide selection of local Nashville designers including men’s and women’s clothing, jewelry, accessories and gifts. Abby Franklin, founder of this shop on wheels, has a unique style that is translated into the items she curates for The Trunk.
Two Old Hippies on Wheels
In 2013, Two Old Hippies, a lifestyle boutique in the Gulch, took to the road with the mobile fashion truck. Carrying apparel, jewelry, leather goods, books and gifts–and amazing guitars, mandolins and more!–the truck has the same rock-n-roll vibe found in the store. With Nashville’s many events and festivals, Two Old Hippies saw a huge opportunity to expand their business. The 22-foot truck carries items similar to those found in their bricks and mortar location.
Sisters of Nature
If you see a 1954 mint green camper hanging around town, you have found Sisters of Nature. This mobile boutique carries product lines that are sourced locally and made by hand. In addition to goods by local artists, the truck is packed with paper goods, home goods and accessories made by Kimberly, owner of Sisters of Nature. You can feel the creative process and love that goes into each eclectic gift you find. Sisters of Nature stands out in the world of mobil boutiques; this store on wheels is an eco-friendly business that uses proceeds from every purchase to help impoverished women.
While Parlour 3 is not a fashion truck, we could not leave them off the list. This Beauty Bus is only 5 months old, but Melissa has had the idea for years! The Beauty Bus can be used for photo shoots, videos, birthday parties, weddings, bachelorette parties or anytime you need onsite hair and makeup. The Beauty Bus can be rented with or without Parlour 3 staff, depending if you would like you use your own stylists. Enter the truck, slip on your robe, sip some champagne and let the experts get to work.
Keep your eyes peeled for these treats on wheels!