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As 2012 draws to a close, we're surveying our friends in the fashion industry about the year's biggest news stories and most exciting developments. Earlier, we highlighted industry newcomers. Next up are the fashion trucks. Readers, let us know what you think in the comments.
Lola's Urban Vintage truck via SoWa Open Market/Facebook
Q: Are fashion trucks here to stay?
Heather White, Lifestyle Marketing at PLNDR: Yes. Fashion on wheels is a dream but I do hope to see the trucks appear in more places than just SoWa Open Market.
Lindsey Canant, Junior Copywriter at Joss and Main: This one's a question mark for me. I love the local aspect and I adore seeing new retail models, but time will tell if it's going to stick.
Amanda Knorr, Spreedia founder: "Stay" is a strong word. They'll evolve like everything else. Soon, fashion hovercrafts!
Renata Certo-Ware, Scorpion Disco and freelance fashion writer/stylist: I don't believe so. I really don't go into them, partly because I'll likely fall on my way in or out, and partly because I can't help but feel that one day I'll get punked and the truck will close up and drive away with me in it.
Lisa Pierpont, BOLDFACERS founder: I sure as hell hope so. I'd much rather shop than eat.
Christina Pierce, Christina K. Pierce Boutique Fashion Agency owner: Food trucks, love. Fashion trucks, not so much.
Lani Zervas, Mon Petit Chou Chou blogger: I think they are evolving. My favorite, run by Amy Chase, Haberdash has given way to her brick and mortar space, Crompton Collective. I am DYING to check it out in person.
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