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Celebrities Boutique is a Former Cheetos Truck Turned Mobile Clothing Store in Harlem

Posted By Sherrell Dorsey On February 22, 2013 @ 8:56 am In Manhattan | 1 Comment

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While not your typical entry into the fashion industry, Green-Ingram, a current MTA employee, vended costume jewelry on 125th street before realizing she could mobilize her business in a safer and warmer environment [6]. Her original inspiration was a woman she saw selling clothing out of the trunk of her car during a trip to Los Angeles.

Green-Ingram purchased the truck for $9,000 from a dealer in Philadelphia [7] and enlisted the help of her husband and his friend who installed the boutique’s shelves and wooden floors. The rest, they say, is history.

The boutique – which sits on the highly trafficked 125th Street [8] between Lenox Avenue and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard Thursdays through Saturdays – offers an array of trendy costume jewelry, accessories, apparel and a small section of men’s items. “I would love to become a household name,” Green-Ingram said to DNAinfo [9], “so I can be an inspiration to others that they can accomplish their goals.”

+ Celebrities Boutique [10]

Via DnaInfo [9]

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[1] truck storefront: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/free-fruit-fridays-go-healthy-new-yorks-food-truck-offers-free-fresh-produce/

[2] fashion: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/event/launch-of-afias-premier-collection/

[3]  : http://inhabitat.com/nyc/celebrities-boutique-is-a-former-cheetos-truck-turned-mobile-clothing-store-in-harlem/celebrities-boutiques-shopper/?extend=1

[4] Image: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/celebrities-boutique-is-a-former-cheetos-truck-turned-mobile-clothing-store-in-harlem/celebrities-boutiques-shopper/

[5] Celebrities Boutique: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=509042015805429&set=pb.189023157807318.-2207520000.1361460968&type=3&theater

[6] warmer environment: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/new-report-shows-how-nyc-could-cut-a-whopping-90-of-emissions-by-2050/

[7] Philadelphia: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/amtraks-proposes-high-speed-rail-to-take-riders-from-ny-to-philly-in-37-minutes/

[8] 125th Street: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/affordable-sugar-hill-housing-complex-aims-to-be-a-model-of-urban-renewal-in-harlem/

[9] DNAinfo: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20130221/central-harlem/city-bus-driver-runs-mobile-fashion-boutique-out-of-truck-on-125th-street

[10] + Celebrities Boutique : http://www.celebritiesboutiques.com/

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