Within hours of deciding to open the Roaming Boutique, Craigslist became my best friend. I scoured the ads for the perfect step van- it needed to have swing out doors, be an automatic and have plenty of space so we could fill it with the adorable inventory I was stalking on my other best friends- clothing wholesalers.
The body didn't matter as much- I was looking forward to finding an ugly beast that we could turn into a mint and coral masterpiece. After a few false starts, I thought I had found "the one" but unfortunately when we went to test drive, this one was lacking a transmission and the ability to start- 2 essential things to get this boutique roaming.
But then a miracle happened- a big beautiful (up until December 16th, I would never have called a step van beautiful- small business ownership changes you!) white step van that I had been stalking for months dropped the price. We called, drove by several times, test drove and made an offer that was accepted immediately.
This is a huge step for us but after a trip to Home Depot, I realized there are many more steps ahead of us! Follow us as we blog and Instagram our way to the Roaming Boutique!