By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: August 2007
Felicia Lanquist and Gayle Goodyear display the store’s collection of Culinary Institute of America cookware.
It is no accident that Keja Vu, the name of the charming gift shop in Broken Arrow, sounds like “déjà vu.” That was the intention of owners Linda Kay Berry and Kelley Rash. “Keja Vu is a play on words, combining the phrase ‘déjà vu’ with Kay’s Gifts, which I also own,” Linda Kay says. “Kay’s Gifts has been in Tulsa for 24 years. Keja Vu is an extension of Kay’s.”
Nestled in downtown Broken Arrow, Keja Vu is a unique, upscale gift shop. The store carries a wide variety of products to inspire your imagination, including gourmet food products. A few vendors available at Keja Vu include Wind and Willow gourmet soup and dip mixes, My Dad’s Salsa, Broken Arrow’s own Black and Blue Spreads, as well as raspberry, mango and peach tea mix concentrates from Oak Hill Farms. A complete line of cookware by the Culinary Institute of America is also available to prepare such gourmet items.
Whether a stylish summer dress for a special occasion or something more casual is what you need, Keja Vu’s unique, quality clothing is fitting for any individual. Denims, knits and a variety of cute t-shirts are in stock, both embellished suitable for layering. Keja Vu also carries hard-to-find blouses in larger misses’ sizes. As most clothing stores only stock smaller junior and women’s sizes, Keja Vu fills the gap for those who fit in between.
“Linda Kay often goes to market to pick up things that appeal to her clientele,” says Gayle Goodyear, sales associate at Keja Vu. “She has become well acquainted with them enough to know what they like.”
Linda Kay Berry and Kelley Rash, owners of Keja Vu
Be sure to check out Keja Vu’s Spanex and Sassy Back lines of support undergarments. “These just smooth everything away,” Goodyear relates with a smile. An assortment of accessories is also sure to please. The store carries everything from jewelry by Brighton or Scooples, which is handcrafted in Arkansas, to purses and bags by Vera Bradley.
Plenty of items to dress up your home can also be found at Keja Vu. With everything from furniture and wall hangings to jar and tin candles, fragrance diffusers and potpourri, this store is the place to visit to give your home a small makeover.
If a great gift is what you are after, something for anyone can be found at Keja Vu. In fact, for babies, popular and unique items are available. Robeez shoes, as well as Butt Naked, a line of lotions, powders and bath salts made from natural ingredients with vitamin E and herbs, are just a few of the specialty brands available.
For Linda Kay and Kelley, the best part of Keja Vu is the ambience of its new location. “We really enjoy the fun and grace of Broken Arrow’s Main Street,” Linda Kay mentions. “There’s a different pace here than what we’ve been accustomed to; we receive a lot of drop-ins. There is a cohesiveness and friendship amongst the merchants here and a true sense of history. This experience has surpassed our expectations, and we are looking forward to a wonderful stay. It’s a great place to be.”
Keja Vu is located on the corner of a restored building in what used to be an old fashioned drug store. The building has been well-kept, and patrons can almost feel the same fun and happy atmosphere as in the days when people gathered around the drugstore counter for sodas and floats. Stop by and enjoy all that Keja Vu has to offer.