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.

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.

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.

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.