Fashion trucks are rolling their way into Pittsburgh in growing numbers. By the end of the month, the city will be home to at least three of these boutiques on wheels.
Two of the newest members of the local mobile fashion family are Style Truck and Broke Little Rich Girl, headed by Jackee Ging and Samantha Lugo, respectively. Both promise designer-quality clothes and accessories at affordable prices. Style Truck carries many American-made and fair-trade pieces, while Broke Little Rich Girl’s inventory features selections from designers in Pittsburgh and other cities.
Broke Little Rich Girl (brokelittlerichgirl.com; pictured above, photo by Bob Donaldson/Post-Gazette) will show up at 23rd St. between Penn Avenue and Smallman Street in the Strip District from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. (Passers-by in Market Square earlier this week might have spotted it when it was parked there as the dressing room for a Style Week Pittsburgh photo shoot.) Shoppers can check out Style Truck (www.mystyletruck.com; pictured below, illustration courtesy of Ms. Ging) on July 25, when it pulls in at Urban College in Lawrenceville for a Christmas in July event.
In addition, stylist Cailey Breneman recently unveiled her fashion truck, Roadie, a pickup truck and a Jeep Liberty chock-full of vintage and contemporary fashions and accessories.
Nationwide, fashion trucks have taken on a mix of looks and sizes, from 1960s-style trailers and 18-wheelers to vehicles that resemble an ice cream truck, in places such as New York City; Austin, Texas; Nashville, Philadelphia and across the West Coast.