Hop onto mobile boutiques, virtually

Posted at 5:52 AM, Aug 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-13 09:08:56-04

MILWAUKEE — Here's a chance for you to browse a boutique virtually.

From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 13 and Aug. 27, you are invited to log onto re:Craft & Relic’s Virtual Mobile Boutique Market.

Inside former ice cream trucks and buses, you will be able to meet the owners of mobile businesses.

“We are hoping people can shop with their friends,” said Josh Glidden, co-owner of re:Craft & Relic. The Franklin-based co-owner describes his public market that hosts hundreds of vendors 'An Etsy live.' So its really pretty to walk around and see how these people set up their booths.”

Glidden helped brainstorm an event that would catch a savvy shopper’s eye. That’s when he remembered the mobile boutiques at their events, “We'll actually pull these vehicles inside the sports complex, and so its kind of fun to have these in the back so there’s enough room for about four or five of them.”

re:Craft & Relic hosted a Mobile Boutique Market event in the Third Ward last year. With this no longer possible during the pandemic, they turned to Milwaukee-based company BoothCentral to create the same type of event, only online.

Emily Mullen, owner of Hyde & Chic MKE cannot wait to pull out her silver bus and laptop to sell her hand-picked clothing online to customers across the country adding, “I can try some stuff on for them. I can talk about what body types it works with.”

Click here to access the event and send a reminder for when it goes live.

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