Our journey started after our younger sister Sue started working at The Fun Sisters boutique in Nisswa. She then transferred to The Fun Sisters Stillwater, MN location to work there as the store manager. After seeing the store and falling in love with Stillwater we decided we needed to purchase this little piece of heaven. On June 1, 2017 our dream became our reality when Julie, Daren and Jodi became owners and Downtown Divas boutique was born. Sue worked as Store Manager until 2019 when the Stillwater Chamber stole her away from us.
Paula Barron is our new Store Manager. She has been here since 2014 when it was The Fun Sisters. Paula brings many years of experience and knowledge to the position. We are very happy to have Paula step into this role. Paula and her team help every woman that walks through the door have an exceptional experience for a distinct look. She is here to help women feel be-you-tiful in their authentic self, no matter their age or size.
Jodi Perrin is the CFO and in charge of the money, just what she loves. She has her BA in Accounting and Masters in Finance. She is a single mom and has two amazing boys and currently lives in Plymouth. There have been lots of challenges being a single mom, especially with her oldest son having Asperger's. Having a special needs son has given her lots of patience and understanding. Jodi's youngest son loves baseball and she loves to watch him play. She has a full time job in accounting (imagine that) that she loves and has been in the accounting field for over 20 years. Jodi also helps with the buying, which has been a learning experience that she does enjoy. It is good to have a frugal accountant in charge of buying clothing.
Julie and Daren Perteet are the dynamic duo. Julie is the CEO and Daren is the COO of Downtown Divas Boutique. Julie has her BA in Business and has been in commercial real estate for over 20 years. Daren has been in residential real estate for over 10 years. Between the two of them they have five beautiful daughters and a son. In their spare time they enjoy spending time with their grandchildren and traveling.
We are committed to giving women of all sizes and ages the best experience possible. We are grateful for each and every one of our customers. We take pride in bringing good quality and unique pieces of clothing to our store.
Of course we would not be able to do this without the help of our other Divas, our amazing team. We have our fabulous experienced local team consisting of:
Breanna Lanrud who started in 2015.
Taylor Hall who started in 2018.
Amber Bretto who started in 2018.
Keira Anderson (Kiki) who started in 2019.
Anna Marie Aguirre who started in 2019.
Then we have our amazing experienced out of town Divas that help out when needed. These Divas consist of:
Lynn Buley who started in 2016 who resides in Sartell.
Sue DelCastillo who started in 2016 who resides in Coon Rapids.
It's not only about how much fun we have working, but who we work with, and we have the best team of Divas. We wouldn't be where we are today without them. Our gratitude and appreciation cannot be expressed by words alone.
Thank You Divas, we love you all!