PLENTY MERCANTILE – the place where simple elegant styling and rustic bohemian aesthetic are harmoniously married in a picturesque setting that strikes a fine dichotomy between exposed urban industrialism and the warmth of down-home country wholesomeness.
The shop, located at 807 North Broadway Avenue, is by far one of the most welcoming retail establishments we have experienced within Oklahoma City. When entering the space, it seem boundless, yet comfortably full; a feeling that has been precisely honed to contribute to the vision behind PLENTY.
This week, we met with Traci Walton, Brittney Melton and Chris England, the three Founders/Shopkeepers of this family Mercantile to have a very inspirational dialogue about one of OKC’s newest visionary retail spaces.
“Inspiration came from the desire to create an environment where my four children could witness the beauty of hard work and compassion,” Walton said. “PLENTY allows us to give back and serve in a fun way.”
“We also drew inspiration based on the desire to stir contemplation on the products one purchases; origin, how it is made and what materials are used,” England explained and added simply – “Mindful consumption.”
Contributing to the uniqueness of PLENTY is the thoughtfulness behind the name.
“Brittney came up with the name,” Walton stated.
“PLENTY was on the binding of a book and I thought the word had so much depth and reminded me of how I was raised – not PLENTY of things – but, PLENTY as in – fullness,” Melton explained. “I was raised in a home that honors authenticity and then studied Entrepreneurship and Sustainability at OSU. I found in my internship at Sustainalytics, a leading-edge research firm, retail could be a player for change. Business has the opportunity to design a more authentic world. PLENTY is the result.”