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In an interview with ABC15, Heather Powers traced her love of vintage clothing to her childhood: At the age of 6, she accompanied her family to thrift stores and made her own selections. As the owner of LollyPop vintage, Powers handpicks previously worn men's and women's fashions from the 1950s to the 1990s—one particular Nat Kaplan dress caught the attention of Becky Bartkowski's fashion-centric Gem blog on the Phoenix New Times site. Powers works alongside her mother and brother, outfitting shoppers with name-brand duds and carefully cultivating new finds from clients' closets or unearthed backyard time capsules.
Powers is a believer in the practicality and individuality of vintage, telling Haley Madden of ABC15 that it "is really for the person who wants something unique, something no one else has. It's green, you're recycling, and oftentimes the quality of a vintage piece cannot be matched for even 10 times the price." She also gives back to her local community, choosing a different charity to sponsor every month.