Food trucks, make room on the road. Mobile clothing boutiques are traveling all over New York City and they're parking in a 'hood near you. Grab current trends or vintage looks—just like the best shops in NYC you know and love. We've tracked down the most unique fashion trucks rolling through NYC and whether you're on the hunt for one-of-a-kind summer dresses or a stylish pair of sunglasses—you'll want to hop on board.
Hop on board: Since 2013, Jessie Goldenberg has been cruising her 120-square-foot, gypsy-meets–rock & roll truck through the city. You’ll find a selection of ladies’ boho fashions, and the shop also offers private-party services.
Cop that cargo: Find a variety of New York– and L.A.-based brands such as Harvest Moon and Knot Sisters, as well as handmade jewelry and vegan accessories from local designers. The best part? All items are under $100, from lace kimonos ($48) to hand-stamped copper bracelets ($35).
Track it down: Nomad is open seven days a week and usually pops up in Flatiron, the West Village and Williamsburg, but you can find the exact locations on its website (thenomadtruck.com) and via Twitter (@thenomadtruck). The truck also makes regular appearances at weekend shopping markets like the LIC Flea in Queens and the Hester Street Fair.
Hop on board: In 2009, Laura Lanz-Frolio—a retro-loving Brooklynite—set out to sell one-of-a-kind vintage goods exclusively through Etsy…but then purchased a ten-foot 1968 Shasta camper instead. After renovating the trailer inside and out, her ’50s-inspired mobile boutique hit the streets last year. Decor highlights include pink plastic flamingos and a 1930s working cash register (cha-ching!).
Cop that cargo: Ladies will find printed sundresses, palazzo pants, jumpsuits and clogs ($35–$100) from the ’50s through the ’70s, while fellas can shop for bowties, cufflinks and ’80s-era tropical button-ups ($35–$65).
Track it down: Find the truck out and about on the weekends (Friday through Sunday). The shop is also parked at various flea markets including the Brooklyn Flea in Williamsburg and Park Slope, as well as the Hester Street Fair. Keep an eye on its site (lapoubellevintage.com) and Twitter (@poubellevintage) to locate the camper. Spoiler: We know you’ll find it in Williamsburg on August 15.
Hop on board: Friends Iran Ortiz and Mareana Torres launched Le Suite Boutique (lesuiteboutique.com) in May with a focus on edgy and feminine streetwear. The pair wanted to open a boutique but couldn’t decide on a location, so they opted for the mobile route, where they can hit every neighborhood in the city.
Cop that cargo: Offering new clothes, the truck features the latest affordable styles including mesh tops ($26), vibrant jerseys ($40) and high-waist jean shorts ($60) from brands such as Married to the Mob, Moda Luxe and more. And if you want to try on the clothes before you buy, Le Suite even has a dressing room.
Track it down: You know the drill by now: Follow the truck on Twitter (@lesuiteboutique) to see when it pulls into your ’hood.
Hop on board: Feast your eyes on the mobile mecca of cool sunglasses. Inside this battery-powered, 14-foot van is an endless display of unique sunnies. The founders (and high-school sweethearts!) donate a percentage of proceeds to a different charity every day, so you can justify splurging on those oversize shades.
Cop that cargo: Shop brands such as Spec, MinkPink and Wildfox, plus an eponymous line of sustainable bamboo frames.
Track it: Look out for SunsTruck in the city's best summer destinations, like Brooklyn music fests and Coney Island. Check SunsTruck’s website (thesunstruck.com) for its daily location.
Hop on board: Gypsy A Go Go is a go-to for authentic vintage on the cheap. Fun fact: A portion of Gypsy’s sales helps animals in need.
Cop that cargo: Handmade baubles start at $3, retro blouses go for $35, and Italian-leather bags range from $30 to $75. There's something for every type of New Yorker, from the bold and bohemian to classic dressers on the Upper East Side.
Track it: Find Gypsy A Go Go at the LIC Flea and Astoria Flea from August 7 to 13, and check out its Instagram (@gypsyagogony) for constant location updates.
Hop on board: It's only fitting that a gypsy-inspired clothing boutique would have a nomadic store on wheels. The Styleliner, a treasure chest of handpicked jewels, bags,[no comma] and scarves, will wander the streets catering to New York's bohemian set from September through December.
Cop that cargo: The worldly accessories such a scarves, hats, shoes and eclectic jewelry range from $100 to $700—no one said being a gypsy was cheap.
Track it: Make sure you follow the Styleliner on Twitter (@TheStyleliner) and online (thestyleliner.com) for its location.