Our Story

Purple Poppy Boutique – Ankeny will open in Spring, 2020 by owner, Lea Fagervik, a long time Ankeny resident. After many  years of working in Healthcare Operations, Lea made the  decision to follow her lifelong dream of opening a boutique after reconnecting with college friend, Paula Bierle.

Paula (owner of Purple Poppy Boutique – Johnston) and Lea attended the University of Northern Iowa together, earning degrees in Fashion Merchandising.

Lea is excited to bring her experience and passion for helping others to life at Purple Poppy Boutique – Ankeny.

Our Story

Purple Poppy Boutique – Ankeny will open in Spring, 2020 by owner, Lea Fagervik, a long time Ankeny resident. After many  years of working in Healthcare Operations, Lea made the  decision to follow her lifelong dream of opening a boutique after reconnecting with college friend, Paula Bierle.

Paula (owner of Purple Poppy Boutique – Johnston) and Lea attended the University of Northern Iowa together, earning degrees in Fashion Merchandising.

Lea is excited to bring her experience and passion for helping others to life at Purple Poppy Boutique – Ankeny.

Meet The Team

Lea Fagervik

Lea Fagervik is a long time resident of Ankeny, IA.  Recently retired from healthcare operations, Lea has joined the team at Purple Poppy Boutique to continue her lifelong passion of helping others.  She has a fashion merchandising degree from the University of Northern Iowa and worked many years in retail.

Paula Bierle

Paula is a long time resident of Johnston.. She’s been happily married for twenty-seven years and has two grown children, Allie and Mason. She enjoys shopping, spending time with family and helping the women of Johnston look and feel their best.

Jenni King

Jenni King lives in Grimes with her 3 children. Jenni has a wealth of knowledge in retail sales and merchandising.  She loves attending her kids activities, walking and spending time with family and friends.  She will be working on our social media, website and loves to help ladies find that perfect outfit!

Toni Thompson

Toni now works at the Purple Poppy after retiring from Wellmark BCBS, where she worked for many years as a saleswoman. She is happily married to her high school sweetheart, has two grown children, four grandchildren and one great grandchild. She enjoys shopping, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

Kyra Theisen

Kyra is a senior at Johnston High School. She is on the dance team and spends her time dancing and hanging out with friends and family.

Taryn Mock

Taryn is a junior at Johnston high school. She is on the volleyball team and spends her him with family and friends!  She is ready to help you with all your shopping questions.