Wanderlust: a shop on wheels

I really enjoyed my visit to Portland this past summer. So many creative people in a relatively small city! There's a new creative venture in that town, and it certainly is in a small space:

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 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.

At Wanderlust shoppers can expect a nicely curated selection of vintage clothing including over 100 amazing dresses packed into their 10'x7' 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 Wanderlust on the streets of Portland and other areas reachable by land.

*Mary Kate McDevitt makes some pretty and fun chalkboards! Check out her Etsy shop if you're not in Portland and look for Mary Kate's pages in the forthcoming book, Work/Life 2.