Thursday, April 12, 2012

Surprise! It's a Store!

It's time for us to come clean. We've been keeping something from you and the time has come to finally let the cat out of the bag.

Our New Logo

We are opening a new brick and mortar retail shop in July! That's right, we're expanding and our new location will be in Southeast Portland on the corner of 28th and Ankeny, a block south of Burnside, next to other trailer-converts, Holiday Hair Studio.

This was a big decision, but one that came about organically. We initially built our trailer shop to be an 'events based' business, doing a handful of events a year. As my love for running the shop grew, we found permanent homes for the trailer first on Alberta and now on North Williams. Operating like this we've never been able offer the variety and room for all the vintage and handmade we'd like, and have been dealing with all sorts of other cart-related mishaps like weather, leaks and heating/cooling issues. When the opportunity to open in a dream location in a dream space fell into our laps, the timing seemed perfect. As we approach our two year anniversary, we're ready to expand and moving into a more traditional store front feels like the right move.

The trailer will still be around, traveling to events, just as we always intended. And soon you'll be able to find adorable vintage and handmade items year-round at our new location. There's even a full size dressing room and a bathroom! Imagine, that!

We're so excited to take this next step with Wanderlust. Today I want to unveil our new logo from the ridiculously talented Mary Kate McDevitt. Isn't it beautiful?

And don't worry, our trailer is still open on North Williams every Friday thru Sunday so come by and visit it there while you still can!

Thank you for all the support of our little trailer business. Without it, we would never have been able to make this next step. I'm humbled weekly when people discover the trailer for the first time and fall in love. I can't wait for you all to see the new location, I know you'll love it just as much!

5 comments:

  1. congratulations! Robin will be such a fantastic neighbor for you! and I LOVE your new logo! Mary Kate designed my logo as well! http://www.shesawthings.com
    xo

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  2. That's so exciting! My husband and I plan on moving to Portland in the future and we'll be visiting soon-ish. I'll have to make sure to pop by your store!

    -april.

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  3. We're so excited for you! Can't wait to see the new store and I absolutely love your new logo! Congratulations! Lv, Zoey

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  4. oh my god congratulations! We wish you the best of luck! Your logo is perfect. I wish we lived closer, because I'd definitely pop in for a visit. Keep us updated on your progress, we can't wait to see pictures!

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  5. Thanks for all all the well wishes!

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