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You are IT Fleur De Lis Antiquities and Design!
Three questions for Dottie DeLuca, founder of Fleur De Lis Antiques and Design.
Why did you start your business?
I started my business (next door) in my twenties as a vintage dealer. When I retired as a professional Broadway and Radio City Rockette dancer at age 40, it was a natural progression to open my own boutique with a focus on interior design.
In 2011 I purchased the current building we are currently in and also brought the business online and have been doing well for 10 years this fall!
What is your best-selling product/service?
We mainly sell to interior designers but also to scenographers who make television and cinema. Our top sellers are high-end designer vintage furniture. At the moment, swivel chairs and desks are in demand.
How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?
We support Kosta Upholstery in Norwalk and Bethel Upholstery in Bethel when we need something picked up. We also support local carriers who carry our items throughout the Tri-State Area and Northeast Corridor.
Fleur De Lis Antiques and Design is located at 4 Long Ridge Road in Redding. Visit Fleur De Lis Antiques and Design online here, and be sure to check out their Facebook and Instagram pages too!
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