Our Story

Purple Poppy Boutique opened in August, 2017 by owner, Paula Bierle, a Johnston resident who raised her kids in the community and wanted to serve her fellow community women with a place to shop.  “I have always had a passion for fashion,” says Paula. “I love to shop, and I really wanted to share my passion with other shopping enthusiasts like myself!” Paula has a degree in fashion merchandising from the University of Northern Iowa.  After years of working for large companies, Paula decided to open a ladies clothing boutique and fulfill her dream of helping woman find clothes that make them look and feel good about themselves.

Our Focus

Our focus is on our personal service, quality products, and staying current on various styles with comfort all while keeping affordable prices for our customers.  We sell ladies clothing including:

Our Focus

Our focus is on our personal service, quality products, and staying current on various styles with comfort all while keeping affordable prices for our customers.  We sell ladies clothing including:

Meet The Team

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.

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.

Allie Bierle

Allie is a full time hairdresser at Art of Life Salon. She is engaged and busy planning her wedding. She lives in Ankeny and spends her time with her fiance, Sam, and her cute puppy Bella.

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.

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.