207Fashion Bus Carries on Tradition of Retail by Mainer


The 207Fashion Bus With its Owner Thomas Webber Standing in Front of it Just Before Christmas.  He is on Instragram@207fashionbus.

The Logo for 207FashionBus

Trudie McLlellan, Who Grew up on Munjoy Hill, Thinks the 297Fashion Bus is a “Good” Idea.

Some of the Vintge Clothing for Sale by 207Fashion Bus, at the Patio Next to Katie Made Bakery, 181 Congress Street. on Munjoy Hill.

“My grandparents owned a store on Munjoy HIll.  I don’t know where on the Hill it was located though,” said Thomas Webber the weekend before Christmas.  “I believe I’m carrying on that tradition of owning a retail business in the area.”

His 207Fashion Bus was parked in the patio beside the popular “Katie Made Bakery”, 181 Congress Street, on Munjoy Hill.

Thomas, a Maine native who formerly worked in the social services field, said he decided recently it was time for a change to a new profession. He was referring to the new business that he and his wife Kelly started up during the fall.

You’ve heard of food trucks?  Well, this venture is a spin-off of that success.  A mobile Fashion Bus is a new business in the area and has nothing but a very bright future.

The Webbers purchased this former school bus on E-Bay earlier this year.  After  the purchase the couple flew  to New Jersey to pick-up their soon to be converted  school bus into a Fashion Bus.  Since that time the couple has been busy filling the Bus with vintage clothing for men, women and children, often using designer brands.  Mike Rich, a graffiti artist designed the appealing exterior of the Chevy Fashion Bus.

So far, this pop-up Fashion Bus has enjoyed very successful appointments in southern Maine.  Webber appeared at the Fall Foliage Fair in Boothbay Harbor, at Rising Tide Brewing Company on the east end of Portland and several other breweries in southern Maine.

Webber also has initiated a special service that appeals to people who like the convenience of home service.  For a guarantee of $100. he will drive his Fashion Bus to your home or apartment building.  If you don’t spend the entire $100., Webber will issue you a gift certificate to be used at a later date.

“I think the Fashion Bus is a good idea, especially for senior housing,” said Trudie McLellan, who grew up on Munjoy Hill.  “It wouild be one less obstacle for people without transportation. There is a growing number of people who can’t afford to own cars.  Also, people with cars don’t have to worry about finding parking, time constraints and weather conditions.”

For now, you may visit the 207Fashion Bus in the patio beside “Katie Made Bakery”, 181 Congress Street on Munjoy Hill.  The Bus will be located beside the popular Bakery  on either Saturday or Sunday – weather dependent – from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm  You may follow him on Instragram@207fashionbus.