When you find something special in a place you didn’t expect, it’s fun to share the news. That’s the case with Ajo’s newest shop, Repeat Performance-Select.
Beautifully designed, Repeat Performance-Select is an intriguing blend — gently used quality clothing for men and women, accessories, holistic and metaphysical products, and original artwork. In short, a place that caters to both your inner and outer self.
This lovely desert retreat is the inspiration of its owner, Jovita Wallace, who arrived in Ajo three years ago from the New York City Metropolitan area to be nearer her daughter and son. She began to see a need in the Ajo community for a place to shop locally.
Shopping here is almost serene. Large windows offer a wonderful sense of space and openness. Yellow and plum colors form an attractive backdrop for the displays. Soft music and subtle aromatic scents complete the experience.
When you walk through the door, you can expect a warm welcome. Jovita puts you at ease and you soon realize that you have your own personalized shopper, one with the know-how to help you find the right size, style and color.
Clothing & Accessories
One of the biggest surprises in this shop is the amazing variety of brand name clothing.
Ann Klein, Gloria Vanderbilt and Liz Claiborne hang alongside Tommy Hilfiger, L.L. Bean and Nike. Perhaps you’re a Ralph Loren fan? Or Croft & Barrow? Maybe something sporty by Jamaica Jaxx or intimate apparel from Victoria’s Secret? All here. And more!
Want to accessorize your wardrobe? You’ll find lots to choose from. Shoulder bags and clutch purses. Belts. Flats, high heels, boots and sandals. Sweaters, hats and caps. Llama wool shawls from Ecuador. It’s easy to spend a pleasant hour just browsing.
Metaphysical & Holistic Products
The shop carries a selection of skin care products by Shira, Young Living Essential Oils and Chakra candles, sage, sweet grass and incense. There are Crystal Bowls and Crystal Bowl CDs for chakra balancing, meditation and healing arts. If this interests you, you may want to check out the related books as well.
The metaphysical aspect of the shop is a natural fit for Jovita who founded and directed Being in Balance Inc., Sound Wellness Center in Montclair and Nutley, New Jersey. She is a consultant, educator, speaker, artist and shamanic healer, bringing to her work years of study and unique gifts. She also spent 11 years at Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL and, over the past 18 years, has received much public attention about her work in vibrational medicine, sound and color.
The arts also form a large part of Jovita’s life, both as a creator and as a supporter of others artists. (You can explore her work online at jovitawallace.com )
Repeat Performance-Select features an intriguing array of artists from Ajo and further afield. For example, you’ll find a beautiful collection of silver and turquoise jewelry created by Navajo and Zuni artisans and signed by the artists. There are dream catchers and friendship feathers designed by a Colorado craftsman. Looking for sparkle? Perhaps the Swarovski and Egyptian crystals or the hand-blown glass will appeal to you.
You’ll also find work by these fine artists:
• Wendy Allen (Tucson artist and designer of purses, earrings and sculpture)
• Denny Carriere (water colors and egg tempera, pen and ink, intaglio printing)
• Wendee Cloutier (color and B&W photography of natural beauty from around the world) completepicture.zenfolio.com
• Rich Davis (award-winning painter, archeologist and writer) richdavisarcheology.com
• Diane Fergurson (fine art and jewelry design) www.dianefergurson.com
• Tom Kiefer (black and white photography exhibited throughout Arizona) www.journeywestexhibit.com
• April Stewart (clay and wire mobiles including large one-of-a-kind Day of the Dead dolls)
• Mari Zimmerman (Ajo jewelry artist working with natural stones and fine metals).
SHOP LOCATION & HOURS
Repeat Performance-Select is snuggled in the SE corner of the historic Ajo Plaza. The shop is open 5 days a week (closed Sunday and Monday). Visa, MasterCard and Debit accepted. Open Tuesday- Friday 10am–5pm and Saturday 10am-3pm
(520) 387- 4948 email: JovitaBinB@yahoo.com.
The next time you’re looking for a new place to explore, why not make it Ajo? A visit to Repeat Performance-Select will definitely make your trip worthwhile.