Just uS Boutique in Morris isn’t “Just” your ordinary clothing boutique. This unique store in Morris was opened by two friends, Sashya Larson and Joan Fults who worked together for years at Bon Jo’s in Morris. When the shop closed its doors, these ladies saw an opportunity to open their own shop using their individual talents and sense of style. Just uS officially opened its door on February 17th, 2016 with a variety of products including clothing, boots, shoes, winter accessories, jewelry, formal wear, giftware and local vendor consignments. They usually only bring on one style and color with limited sizes of each so that not everyone’s wearing the same clothes in a small town. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t something for everyone! They continue to get new inventory and styles all of the time. When I asked the ladies about each of their styles, Sashya says she likes the trendier younger looks and picking things for that age bracket and Joan admitted she thinks of things that the older generation and plus sized women would like. Both of their keen eyes for style come in handy in making Just uS a one stop place to shop for people from age 16 and up.
Sashya recalls a proud moment when a friend from high school came into the store with her daughter and her mother and they all walked out with something they had purchased for themselves! And they keep coming back in to shop to this day. Both ladies really love to hear stories on how people’s weddings went after they have the tuxes all picked out. They receive many compliments on how they go the extra mile: literally! Joan recalls driving to Benson on a Friday night to deliver tuxes for a wedding the next day. That kind of personal touch and care sets Just uS apart from the rest! In October alone, they did tuxes for five weddings and did over 150 tuxes for prom shortly after opening at the end of April! That would be a lot for any new business to handle, but Sashya and Joan took it the same way their shop vibes: with class.
Like any business, there were some challenges the boutique faced when they first opened. Like what the hours should be, what kind of clothing and products fit with the demographic of people and who to buy for, and of course, all of the legalities. But for their first year in business, they have done well and the Morris community is happy to have them! Plus, they have some hopes and dreams for the future of their business. “There is a balcony!” Sashya hints at, “There’s room for growth and we would like to see that happen.” Clearly with the changes of styles and inventory that Sashya and Joan have constantly at their shop, they are open to change and keeping things fresh and new. “We are excited for Christmas!” Sashya adds, “We appreciate everyone who’s coming in our doors and shopping here.”
Just Us will be part of the Holiday Stroll on Saturday, December 3rd and will have Amy Larson of the “Essential Closet” from 11am-12pm as well as gift wrapping by the Human Society from 10am-3pm. Their normal hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-5:30-pm, Thursday 10am-6:30pm and Saturday 10am-1pm.