I love “junktiquing” and one of my favorite areas to shop is in Clinton, Iowa. It’s a quaint town mixed with yesteryear architectural charm. Last Spring I discovered a new shop named Deja Vu. It’s some consignment furniture, mixed with vintage and antique collectibles. The shop is clean and well organized. One of the things I love most about this shop is that each item has a price tag with three dated prices. So if something doesn’t sell in October, it has a marked down price for November and a December price. If the item is still there or if you can wait. Not me though. Inventory moves pretty fast so there is always something new to discover and love.
On my first trip here I found so many goodies- I was in HEAVEN! As you travel through the shop you find something very unexpected in the back room. It’s called “The Dressing Room” at Deja Vu. And on the racks are beautiful wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses and dresses for Mom. Some shoes and accessories too. They are resale and in perfect condition and fantastically priced!! Only about 2 1/2 hours from the Chicago suburbs and so worth the trip. If you like the idea of saving tons of money on your gown, don’t mind going green and reusing and reducing this could be the place. The Dressing Room offers a very large suite for trying on your gowns and comfortable antique seating for your entourage.
The Dressing Room is located at 101 5th Ave. S, Clinton, IA 52732. The number is 563.242.3356 and hours are basically 10am to 5pm and closed on Sunday. Make a day of it and doing some antique shopping, enjoy lunch and or go to the Rose Casino even.