Wednesday, 20 May 2015

The Craziest Month of Funk Trunk's Life!

Well I am truly sorry I haven't posted anything on here in a while, but it has been such a crazy month! With being on BBC Hereford & Worcester Radio and in the Worcester News with a double spread all in aid of promoting our Worcester Extravaganza event! As well as organising & hosting the 2 events in one day, it certainly has been a crazy few weeks getting it all ready! 

So let me tell you all about what Funk Trunk has been up to...

BBC Hereford & Worcester Radio - 04-09-15

So to promote our big Extravaganza event, I was on BBC Hereford & Worcester Radio Station, on the Breakfast Show with Elliot Webb! I was soooo nervous, and on a bank holiday I just wanted to be in bed at 8.30am! But the show must go on, so I dragged myself to the Station in Worcester, thanking god that it was a radio interview and the public wouldn't be able to see me! The interview was lively and had a great time in the studio, I also got the chance to give Elliot Webb, the presenter of the show a vintage make over! He was totally up for it, even he did refer to vintage as...jumble!! JUMBLE! After I forgave him for that, I handed him one of my favourite shirts. The denim shirt with the brown faux leather patches defiantly suited Mr Webb, and the Pig Skin hat with red feather set off the outfit! Even though he said he felt like an old man, I thought he looked good and defo got the Funk Trunk stamp of approval! To watch the first part of the interview CLICK HERE to the video on our Facebook! 

We were also in the Worcester News! 06-09-15 

After an hour long interview with the lovely feature writer from the Worcester News the day before, Funk Trunk was very happy with the lengthy and lovely story of Funk Trunk Vintage! 

You can read the whole story here: 

Worcester Pop Up Shop/Launch Party Extravaganza Event - 09/05/15

Funk Trunk's Worcester Extravaganza Event was held at the Pheasant Pub on New Street, on Saturday 9th May 2015! It was such an amazing day and night and the response I got, blew me away! It took me a week to recover from the whole event and the weeks of prep and organisation that went in to it completely wore me out!

In the day we had the Pop Up Shop, with 2 large tables full of vintage accessories from amazing earrings to unisex sunglasses & scarves, and 3 6ft Rails of Vintage Clothing for Women & Men, there was so much to choose from, you lucky lot! There was bunting, balloons, and whatever I could get my hands on covering all of the walls and fairy lights all along the ceiling , I made sure that when you entered through the glittery curtain door, it was like a Funk Trunk Vintage Grotto! With lots to look at, try on and have fun with, like the Photo booth, which was a massive hit...especially at the Launch Party! We even had a blow up palm tree, so you cant say that we didn't try!

Overall the Pop up Shop did unbelievably well, we had the best day ever! We met some lovely customers, new and old and had a chance to get my stock out there and get people involved in my business, which is what I wanted from day 1! After the Pop up shop, we were all ready to have a large drink and a boogey....time for the big LAUNCH PARTY!
The Launch party in the evening was such a great night, with friends, family, customers and even a few random drunk men getting involved it was an amazing turn out! I had such a fabulous night, the DJ's were playing the best music, the photo booth was used all night long, as you can see from the photographs below! We all danced until the early hours when the Pheasant closed, the whole day and night was such a success I couldn't ask for anymore! To see all of the photographs from the night get to our Facebook page OR click HERE.

 Thanks for reading!


Mary J Lush

Funk Trunk Vintage Owner

Monday, 2 March 2015

Our First Vintage Fair & Pop Up Shop Antics!

Our First Ever Vintage Fair

Last weekend on the 22nd February, Funk Trunk Vintage had its first official stall at a Vintage Wedding, Food & Craft Fair in Stourbridge! I was quite nervous on the way, but with one of my best friends Sam & my mum there to help, I felt like it was going to be a great day and it was! Everything is a learning curve at the moment and even though it can be stressful, I am loving it and I am defiantly seeing my hard work pay off....finally!

The weather unfortunately wasn't on our side, so there might not of been as many people there as expected, due to the unpredictable good old English weather, but we still had loads of fun, meeting lots of new people and lovely customers! We met a wonderful vintage singer called Betsy Harmony who bought a scarf and informed us of other vintage fairs to get involved in as well, so I think that The Tewkesbury Vintage Fair on the 11th April may be on the cards! We also met 2 lovely ladies from another Stourbridge Vintage & Retro Fair and invited us along to be in the Fair on the 28th March! So if you are around in Stourbridge on the 28th March, we will be at the Kiki & Honey Stourbridge Vintage & Retro Fair at St Thomas Church Hall, Market Street! So we hope to see you there!

All in all, our first Fair was a success! We made friends, money, networked and learnt a lot! Sam & I even got to have a photoshoot on a big red vintage double decker bus!! All the Photos will be on our facebook but here are a few! :)



 Our First POP UP SHOP!!

At the weekend just been, on Friday 27th Feb & Saturday 28th Feb Funk Trunk hosted a Pop Up Shop in my local town of Droitwich Spa! It was an amazing 2 days, I had so much fun doing it and so many people turned up it was great. I have been blown away by the support of my friends and family. It was such a success, we are buying lots new stock this week and doing it AGAIN this Saturday 7th March! So if you missed out last weekend then your in luck because I will be there 10-4 on Saturday in the same place on Droitwich High Street so come down and see us!

Meeting the Funk Trunk customers is amazing and so important to me, because we are mainly online, its nice to meet you all in person, get feed back and see all your beautiful faces! You are all LOVELY! I am not going to lie, it has given me a taste of having my own Funk Trunk shop and I loved it! I cant wait until the day I actually do have a shop and can open Funk Trunk's door all week long! Although for now, we are sticking with the pop up shops, vintage fairs & markets so keep your eyes peeled because we plan on popping up all over the place! We got an amazing response from everyone that walked through the door, and got our name out there a bit more, even if it was only in Droitwich, its a start!

Can't thank everyone enough that helped me and came along! You are Funk Trunkers for life! For the rest of the photos they are on our Facebook!  For now, I hope you enjoy the read of what we have been up too! As I mentioned earlier we have lots of lovely new stock that will be at the pop up shop on Saturday that is NOT on the website....YET. 

It shall be soon but not until next week! So if you want first dibs come along on to our Pop up Shop! 


Until then go on our website!

 Have a great week!

Love Mary J Lush 
Owner of Funk Trunk Vintage

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Funk Trunk's First Few Weeks of Business!

Well Funk Trunk Vintage has now been official LIVE for 12 days and it has been a crazy whirlwind! 

Getting 3,300 website views in the first 9 hours I was blown away by the response, and now we have had over 11,000 views in 12 days!! Funk Trunk has been luckily enough to get sales everyday and more and more followers by the hour and we haven't even been launched for 2 weeks yet!

We have got our hands on some gorgeous dresses this week, lots of 1960's & 70's! AND a few amazing plus size dresses too!! Next Photoshoot will be next week or so, so you wont have to wait long till you get your paws on them! Don't worry though boys, I have some shirts coming in for you too!

We are excited to announce we have our first Vintage Fair coming up this weekend we are very excited! We will be at the Vintage Wedding, Food and Craft Fair at the Bonded Warehouse in Stourbridge, so if you around on Sunday,come & say hello!

AND the following weekend, on Saturday the 28th Feb & Sunday 1st March, we are happy to announce I am organising a POP UP SHOP so all you lovely Funk Trunk Followers can get up, close and personal with the items! It will be in Droitwich Spa, on the high street! You wont be able to miss the orange balloons and decorations! We will keep you updated on our pop up shop next week with times and more exciting news.

If you have never heard of the little town of Droitwich where I come from, then never fear, because Funk Trunk is accessible 24/7 on our official website, or any of our social media sites!!

We have also recently been in DARKUS Magazine, with a 5 page spread!! We are totally over the moon about it, and it looks amazing! It has a Q&A with me, the owner of Funk Trunk in it, talking about what we are all about, how we got to where we are today! Here is what it looks like underneath!  

Funk Trunk has so much planned and organised we will are bursting at the seems to tell you all!!But for now, go to the website and check out our new stock that I put on this morning!

Have a Funky day Boys & Girls!


Mary J Lush

Funk Trunk Owner