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Would You Shop at a Mobile Boutique?

Please answer with your thoughts in the reply section below. 

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 If you’ve read my last post I’m wondering if I’ve got you thinking more about Mobile Boutiques?

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Question is….

If one were available in your area, would you shop at a gathering of Mobile Boutiques?

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Imagine if you will…

…A collection of Mobile Boutiques on a Saturday morning in that empty lot in your town. One to get your Saturday morning coffee and a pastry with cafe chairs and tables along side(I would ride my bike to enjoy this!), one to find that gift for that baby or wedding shower you’re going to next Saturday, one for that scarf you’ve been wanting for your new spring outfit you just bought, one for that vintage item you’ve been looking for all year, Then…get this… have lunch at the Sandwich or Pizza Camper when you’re done.

I could go on and on!!

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I know it’s not a new idea, I’ve done my research,

but Mobile Boutiques would be a new idea in my area.

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Below are some other ideas for Mobile Boutiques from my Pinterest page.

(I’m not gonna leave a link for each photo but know that each photo is linked to my Pinterest for you to look into its origin.)

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~COFFEE!~

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How bout a photo gallery for your photography business?

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Rollin’ down the runway.

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Be still my heart!

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PIZZA!!!!!!!!!

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I’m trying to get my friend Sally to jump on this band wagon. She would do great!

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My Lil’ Bity could even be a Mobile Boutique.

(You will hear more about her later on my blog, she’s a cutie…stay tuned)

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Do you have a sweet tooth?

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Haberdash is so funky and cool!

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Gladys was the first shop that I saw online and that’s when I fell in LOVE!!

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My friend Kimberly says she’s been to this one and that it’s awesome!

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Lemonade anyone??

This lemonade stand was at the Country Living Fair in Columbus when we displayed for SOTF.

HERE is a link to my post about the fair.

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The endless ideas for shops just amazes me. I actually haven’t gotten mine narrowed down yet but I’ve got ideas.

From food trucks to retail to even a salon in a camper. How about a place to get a mani-pedi? Wow!

All are doable.

I think it’s just a funky idea and I want to see it through.

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Hope you enjoyed this post and all my CrAzY ideas!

Q

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I’d love for you to watch as this Mobile Boutique venture happens.

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Mobile Boutiques

I’ve made some new friends ….

 

…completely across the country. Long distance relationships can work! YES!

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I was doing some research for a Mobile Boutique business that I hope to start up real soon. Hopefully it’s possible in my area and hopefully I find some friends that maybe would want to join me in a new venture. Hopefully everything falls in place. Hopefully, hopefully….

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While researching I stumbled onto my new friend’s site called Carovana. This was exciting yet crushing for me to find this because I earlier had just been choosing names for my 1970 Sprite caravan. I knew her name was to be “Clara” and eventually I came to “Claravan” for the mobile shop. I had pretty much settled on this name but then in searching other names I came across one that already existed called “Carovana“.

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I contacted Kimberly, who owns Carovana, to inquire about her business, of which I found out that she and her pose were pioneers in her area just a few months before and they’re now going strong with 6 mobile shops in their gathering.

This actually gives me more hope to get mine started here in my east coast area. Hopefully!

Kimberly also assured me that she wouldn’t mind at all if I use the name Claravana even though her name was so close.

She’s way out in WA, she says, so it shouldn’t be confusing. Thanks Kimberly! You’re a Gem!

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 The girls have a collective committee called Walla Walla Valley Mobile Boutiques where they meet together and plan events. They each own their own business in their campers and work together to make it work, as to give more choices to the shopper. They each have a FB page and advertise as their own business but in general they are one.

You can visit them all here….

My Carovana

Tito & Sam

Molly MaGruder

Wayfarer Boutique

Xochi Mobile Boutique

Haulin Sass

I just love this concept. Small business helping small business.

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Anyhoo, I talked more with Kimberly and it turns out we have a ton in common. For one we’re the same age and also both our boys are in the USAF and both of them are Crew Chiefs. Turns out also that our boys were both at Basic at the same time. (4 wks overlapping) How cool is that??!!! Turns out too that I will be visiting her in WA this summer to go Glamping with all the girls.

Already got my tickets to fly!!  Soooo excited to meet my new friends!!!

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Here are some shots of their most recent shopping event in WA.

(Thanks for allowing me to show your photos girls.)

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mobile boutique 5

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I can not wait until Clara is finished and I can HOPEFULLY do this as well!

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Would anyone like to join me in this new venture?

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Q

 

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I Have A Dream

Great things are happening!

Please stay tuned if you want to find out more about my dreams for Clara.

 

clara hiding  Sprite 400

 

Q

 

Renovation in Progress…

RV Junkyard

Hi there! I’m Clara The Caravan.

I’m still in the renovation stages of my existence but please visit my page often so that you can keep up with all my progress. You could also like me on my Facebook page by clicking on the like box on the right of this page.

 

After my renovation is complete, my owner, “Q”, plans on traveling with me to different venues/festivals to display her wears and to give you a shopping experience you probably haven’t seen before.

 

 Q