Deja Vu Boutique opens downtown

Upscale resale shop to offer mens, womens clothing

—Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Adri Sietstra Webster City residents Tim and Sandy Jondal are pictured above at their new upscale resale clothing store in downtown Webster City. Deja Vu Boutique opened for business on Feb. 1. A ribbon cutting for the new business will be held on Thursday at 5 p.m. at Deja Vu Boutique, 620 Second St., Suite 3.

A new clothing store has opened up in downtown Webster City. Deja Vu Boutique opened for business on Feb. 1. The former site of R Company, an upscale consignment shop, the boutique boasts many clothing styles and accessories.

Owners Tim and Sandy Jondal had been searching for a business to call their own since last June.

Sandy Jondal formerly worked in the treasurer’s office at the Hamilton County Courthouse. Tim Jondal, now retired, previously worked for the City of Webster City for 20 years.

Sandy left her job at the treasurer’s office to help take care of her father, who had prostate cancer.

“I quit to help take care of him,” said Sandy Jondal. “After he passed away, I decided to look into owning our own business somehow.

“We looked into franchising. We looked into restaurants. We looked into pet stores. All kinds of stores,” said Sandy Jondal.

As the search slowed and Sandy was considering going back to work, she saw an opportunity after perusing Facebook.

“It just kind of fell right in our lap,” Sandy said. “It was perfect timing.”

Sandy cited her experience with garage sales and customer service, both of which inspired her to pursue the new business venture.

“Visiting with all of the people who come in and walk around – I love to visit with people,” said Sandy Jondal.

Along with upscale, gently used clothing, the boutique offers purses, jewelry and tux rentals. As prom approaches, Sandy expects to have prom dresses coming in soon and a couple have already arrived at the store. The boutique also takes donations and consignments.

The Jondals encourage the public to stop on by and check out the store. Proponents of shop small, shop local, the Jondals were happy to add another business to the downtown landscape.

“Shop small,” said Sandy Jondal. “We need to keep Webster City going and the main street going.”

Deja Vu Boutique is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The boutique can also be reached on Facebook or by calling (515) 823-9801.

A ribbon cutting will be held on Thursday evening at 5 p.m. at Deja Vu Boutique.

Deja Vu Boutique is located at 620 Second St. Suite 3.