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Heels on wheels: Fashion trucks come together for parking lot party

Lillie Parks at Park Boutique fashion truck for KHOU CultureMap Moment March 2014
Lillie Parks showcases trendy shoes at her Park Boutique fashion truck. Courtesy of KHOU

Food trucks are a Houston staple, but fashion trucks? An increasing number of vehicles filled with stylish clothing are setting up shop all over town — just about anywhere there's a parking lot. Among the mobile entrepreneurs is Lillie Parks, owner of Park Boutique, who is organizing a "Shop and Chew Truck Block Party" Sunday (March 23) from 2-5 p.m.

A number of fashion trucks, including Park's mobile store, along with Urban Izzy, Punch Drunk Fashion Truck, Height of Vintage, Shoe Bar and The Coffey Shop — will be in the parking lot of Crave Sushi for a combined block party/shopping experience. A portion of sales will go to Mia's Closet, a non-profit organziation that provides clothing and hosts confidence-building events for underprivileged children. 

For this week's KHOU CultureMap Moment, Channel 11 Morning News anchor Lillie Jang and I visited Park's truck and watched the entrepreneur in action. Before filming began, Park pulled out a generator, filled it with gas and started it by pulling a long lawnmower-type cord to get the lights in the truck on — all while wearing high heels!

(KHOU's Nakia Cooper came up the "Heels on Wheels" headline, which we can't resist borrowing because it's too good.)

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