Welcome to "Where to Shop Wednesday," a new feature on the blog! Each Wednesday, I will be featuring a different store that is 100 percent unique to Florida. This week, the spotlight is on Other Peoples Property (OPP), a vintage store located in Orlando that you can also shop online. I had a chance to chat with the owner, Dana Roquemore:
J: When did you open Other Peoples Property, and what inspired you to open it?
Dana: We started OPP at the beginning of 2009. It started with a love for vintage clothing and a desire to see people reduce their fashion footprint. Knowing that business should be more than just a bottom line, we then started a section in which we give 100 percent of the profits to Mission of Hope in Haiti, bringing sustainable development to a incredibility broken down country. We also have a passion for clean water, and for the rest of our inventory, we give 15 percent of the profits to CharityWater.org.
J: What does OPP offer in your city that is unique?
Dana: What sets us apart is that we don't have a store front. We run OPP out of my home, and offer personal shopping appointments, so we can customize our selection to each person and what they are looking for. We also offer personal style consulting to help people get a better idea of what suits their body best and what they should be looking for when they go shopping!
J: Who shops at OPP?
Dana: All ages shop at OPP. We offer men's and women's clothing, jewelry, shoes and accessories in all shapes and sizes. We try to keep our prices very reasonable, starting at small pieces of jewelry for $5 up to $250 for coats, etc.
J: What is your favorite thing about shopping in Orlando?
Dana: I like shopping secondhand so I am glad that Orlando has Paris Market, Dechoes and Etoile Boutique. They have a great selection of upscale resale, local fashion designers and vintage items.
Want to try out OPP? Contact Dana to set up an appointment at DanaMarieRoquemore@gmail.com or 321-277-7167, or you can shop online here. (And right now you can get 20 percent off your online purchase with code THANKYOU20!) Also be sure to check out OPP's Swap & Shop event this Friday at Orlando Brewing. Details on the event arehere.