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Swap and Shop

December 12, 2009

A strong sense of community has never had a greater meaning than the Swap and Shop at the Winter Park Plaza. Organized by local entrepreneur, Dana Marie Roquemore, owner of Other People Property- a collaborative business that combines the sale of vintage clothing and styling services, the Swap and Shop happens every three months. It consists of clothes, community, and charity; and the concept, once established, is really rather simple. Gather the clothing, jewelry, shoes and accessories that are taking up room in your closet, pack them in a bag and bring it to the Swap. $15 gets you in if you are able to drop off your items prior to the date, and only $20 if you must bring your items the day of the event. Once there, you are then greeted into a frenzy of free shopping as you can then sort through the plethora of items brought by other attendees. If you’re looking to spend money on something else truly unique, there are also vendors that resell lightly-used vintage clothing or accessories as well as hand-made items, all of which you certainly won’t find anywhere else.

Any items that are left at the end of the event are then donated to charities like  Dress For Success– a non-profit organization that helps underprivileged women receive interview-appropriate clothing, and a percentage of the profits will go towards Hope for Haiti and Charity:Water so you can walk away feeling good about your decision to attend.

The next Swap and Shop will be April 20, 2015 at the Winter Park Plaza near Rollins College beginning at 5:30 pm until 8:00 pm. For more information, visit Other People’s Property’s Facebook or the Website, and schedule a time to go through your own closet for this fantastic event you won’t want to miss.

-Desiree R. Goguen

One Comment leave one →
  1. Dana Marie permalink
    December 13, 2009 3:35 pm

    Love it! Thanks.

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