There’s a new mobile shop mixed in with the produce at the Hamden Farmers Market, reports NPR. The Vintanthromobile, owned by Melissa Gonzales, sells vintage clothing out of a refurbished airport shuttle. Ms. Gonzales, a teacher at Ridgefield Elemntary school, is using her summer vacation to drive around selling her vintage clothes.
“Boutiques on wheels first started popping up on the West Coast. But the now 70-member American Mobile Retail Association said it adds five to 10 new businesses a month. Co-founder Stacey Steffe says mobile retail can be a viable option for people both mid-career and for fresh out-of-fashion-school creative types,” reports NPR. Currently Ms. Gonzales is the only member in Connecticut, but hopefully that will change.