By Travis Sloat
If you go into Jane’s Boutique and ask for Jane, you might be surprised to find there isn’t one.
Instead, you’ll find Tammy Radenbaugh, who started the shop in November of 2011 with her daughter. They both share the middle name Jane.
Jane’s Boutique is a resale shop that is slowly transitioning to offering only new items for its clientele.
They feature clothing and accessories for women, along with clothing for men. They even have a selection of tools, which Tammy said her husband added to the front window to try to attract a male customer base.
“I think the name of the boutique can sometimes scare men off,” Radenbaugh said, laughing. “I want to make sure the men know that we have things for them too.”
Tammy also said that business has been good, but she hopes it gets better.
“I haven’t had too many days where I haven’t sold anything,” said Radenbaugh. “If I have a $20 sale in a day, I’m happy. In a small town and with the economy the way it is, that’s a good thing. I’m really excited, and I know that business will continue to pick up.”
The shop is located on Lee Street, right between the law office and the antique store. It is very well stocked with current fashions that are both new and gently used.
There are racks filled with modern designs as well as old-school chic, with something for every generation of customer.
All of the accessories for women are new, and there are shoes, clothing, hats, belts, and everything else you can dream of for women, from juniors to teens to adults.
The sizes range from petite to plus size, with plenty of options for everyone.
Pam Kusler, a registered nurse at the Fort Gibson Nursing Home, said she has done a lot of shopping at boutiques and resale shops, and Jane’s always has the best deals for her.
“It’s a very pleasant atmosphere,” Kusler said. “It’s a nice shop, and the prices are really reasonable.”
Tammy said her main goals are to keep the items trendy, and the prices at an affordable level.
“I feel like the customers want trendy items,” she said, “but that they also want to get the best value on those items. I want to be able to provide that, and I offer clothing and accessories that reflect both of those things.”
Jane’s Boutique is open Wednesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Radenbaugh said she hopes to expand those hours soon with the help of additional employees, but needs business to pick up a little bit first.
By Travis Sloat
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