A unique, mobile boutique has set up shop in Lake Country for the month of March, offering vintage and retro wares dating as far back as the 1950’s.
Usually roaring around the valley in a cute blue bus, Perch Travelling Boutique owner Robyn Flinn described her business as the Okanagan’s one and only mobile vintage and retro market. Flinn has parked herself and her vintage products at the Lake Country Art Gallery for the entire month of March.
The idea of a mobile boutique first came to Flinn two years ago.
“A friend in Portland introduced me to the mobile boutique trend – I was immediately hooked,” she said. “I had, and have, a passion for vintage clothes and had a dream of opening a shop someday and the idea of renovating a bus or trailer was so novel and unique that I knew I wanted to do it.”
The shop is situated in the Lake Country Art Gallery’s Art House space, located directly next door to the gallery on the south side. Perch’s goods are fashionably displayed in a room ideal for unique vintage and retro finds – stripe and polka dot ensembles amidst a room of stately floral wallpaper with a chandelier to boot.
“The Art House is an ideal match for Perch,” said Flinn. “I consider all of our items to be works of art, in and of themselves. I could easily compare this to an exhibit about the history of fashion; I have pieces here ranging from the ’50s to the ’80s and everything in between”.
Perch Traveling Boutique is open at the Lake Country Art Gallery’s Art House Wednesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Also open during those hours: the Lake Country Art Gallery’s Gift Shop, featuring one of a kind items created by local artists and artisans; as well as the Artshelf Bookshop & Reading Room which features quality used art books on a great variety of art related subjects.
And while you’re at it, stop by the Lake Country Art Gallery for the current exhibition of work by our art gallery members which is on until March 21st.
On the web, check out lakecountryartgallery.ca for all the details.