By the end of this week, our gypsy caravan will have traveled from near and nearer, pulling off the road in central Boulder, themselves a collection of rare vintage finds, creating their own handmade mini-town community for the weekend …

Rakun, a boutique in the Art District on Santa Fe, is popping up in a darling 1958 camper at the Gypsy Farm Market! Fostering the growth of creative collaboration and local businesses, Rakun is full of cute clothes and fun accessories all made for mischief! Rakun designers work together to promote each other and the handmade treats available at Rakun. Much of the work at Rakun uses recycled or repurposed materials, and everything is unique, adorable, and affordable.

Rakun founder Meghan grew up in a family of brewers, bakers, and makers, thus creative expression has always been a part of her daily life. Before she could drive, she and her sister would beg their dad to take them to the city market before dawn so they could sell jewelry and flower pens in a little booth wedged between Amish pies and produce stands. Meghan continued to explore jewelry making, and tried selling her work through various avenues, from boutiques across the country to online stores. It was on the journey to find a nurturing place to sell her own work that the dream of Rakun began. Rather than find the perfect venue, Meghan created the store she always hoped to find tucked away on a side street. Rakun is a place where designers can try new things, take risks, and have control over decisions about their business.
During the First Friday Art Walk, Rakun stays open late and customers join in the creative fun with collaborative art and make and take projects. Carefully situated in an urban neighborhood in the midst of revitalization, Rakun aims to enrich the unique character of the community. Meghan and her family live just 20 steps (or 13 skips!) from Rakun in a little cottage on the same property where they grow their own food all year and host courtyard music events and craft swaps.
The designers at Rakun all know that with hard work and a lot of faith, you really can do what you dream. Stop by and check out Rakun at the Gypsy Farm Market…because big kids need to daydream and dress up, too!

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*for a full listing of our Gypsy Farm Market indie-craft artisans, visit the vendor list on our website.

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