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Bunky Turns 11!

You’re Invited!

Join us Friday, Sept. 28 through Monday, Oct. 1 at our Flagship location as we celebrate 11 YEARS of Bunky!

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We are so thrilled to be trailblazing our way through another year; it’s taken a touch of grit, and a lot of love from our loyal community of customers.

We invite you to join us for some in-store celebrating this weekend! From Friday 9/28 thru Monday 10/1, shop our Downtown Phoenix flagship with 10% off your entire purchase AND a free gift with every purchase!

Commemorative Morse Code Necklaces!

Commemorative Morse Code Necklaces!

The Fun Details!

Enjoy 10% off your purchase online + at our flagship location.

Receive a free gift with your purchase!

  • Every purchase includes our new & exclusive button pack!

  • Spend $80 and receive a commemorative MORSE CODE BRACELET!

  • Spend $120 and receive a commemorative MORSE CODE NECKLACE!

  • Spend $300 and get one of each!

LOYAL Morse Code Bracelet; part of our 11-year commemorative collection

LOYAL Morse Code Bracelet; part of our 11-year commemorative collection

TRAILBLAZER Morse Code Necklace, exclusively available this weekend at Bunky!

TRAILBLAZER Morse Code Necklace, exclusively available this weekend at Bunky!

Shop online with code PARTY for 10% off!

Every purchase Friday 9/28 thru Monday 10/1 will include a pack of our new buttons! Spend $80 to qualify for a free Morse Code Bracelet, $120 to qualify for a free Morse Code Necklace, or spend $300 and receive both!

Hi Rachel!

Hi Rachel!

Trailblazing since 2007.

Trailblazing since 2007.

Hey, Bunny! Come Pick From our Basket
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We've got a Discount for You!

Join us at our Downtown Phoenix flagship this Saturday, March 31st for our annual egg hunt!
Between our regular hours of 10AM-6PM we are offering up surprise discounts to each and every customer! Pick an egg from our basket and redeem your coupon for up to 25% off your purchase!

Discounts range from 10% to 25% off for your purchase on March 31st only. Discount is not valid on items from the sale cooler.


Need an outfit for Sunday brunch? 

Festival Favorites: Outfits + Accessory Must Haves

Fest Favorites

Check back here as we make our way through music festival season for our outfit picks and must-have essentials for weekends filled with dancin' outdoors and sunshine.

Next up:

Coachella!

We are one week away from hitting the road to our sister desert city for Weekend 2 of the annual Coachella Arts + Music Festival.  Keep reading for the looks we can't wait to rock, and the items we wouldn't hit the polo fields without.

Get the Look

Crochet Midi Duster ($38), Strappy Singlet in Black ($34), Night blossoms Short ($44), Mercury Crossbody Bag ($36), Nayarit Pendants ($52)

White, or Nectar?

White, or Nectar?

We are known to crush pretty hard on cacti, so it should be no surprise that one of these cutie tees are going in our suitcase! Though, we are still trying to decide which color... 

Get the Look

Gilardi Tee in White ($58), Gilardi Tee in Pink Nectar ($58), Woven Flap Crossbody Bags ($39/each). Pair with the Morgan  Denim cutoff Short ($85)

A light and fuss-free crossbody bag is a must!

A light and fuss-free crossbody bag is a must!

Don't let a bulky purse kill your vibe. Bring a light crossbody bag that you can keep close to you, and that won't weigh you down after hours of walking and dancing. 

Get the Look

Arizona drape Tank in Silver ($54), Sunnies ($18/each), Silver & Brass Dangle Earrings ($38/ each), Morgan Short ($85), Cross Body Bag in Cactus Print ($65)

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What's Goin' Inside

We'll have just enough room to tuck our shades ($18) in once the sun goes down, alongside all natural skin saving Green Tea Serum ($20) which we'll be applying regularly, Highlighting + Bronzing Serums for touching up on the fly ($22/each), and coffee money (!!). 


It's That Time of Year!

Every weekend seems to be packed with outdoor events, and we can hardly keep up with all the killer live music, food fests, cocktail tastings and art shows. This weekend marks the first Innings Music Festival taking place at Tempe Beach Park.  Queens of the Stone Age, The Avett Brothers and Chris Stapleton are headlining the 3-day weekend.

We've rounded up some of our favorite looks and accessories for the season; from easy + effortless sun dresses ideal for dancing 'til midnight, and products to help you cope under the sun. 

Interested in Innings Fest? Grab tickets here.

Shades!

Showing up to an outdoor fest with no sunglasses will have you desperately scrambling for a vendor selling some. Don't waste valuable time (and drink money!). Grab a pair of our essential sunnies for just $18. 


A Great Clutch

And useful products to go inside! 

Pack the essentials in a no-fuss wristlet (like this cacti print one) and breeze through the day. We love these bronzing and highlighting serums ($22) for touching up on-the-go, and this Sun Worshipper Serum ($26) is great to apply throughout the day to keep your face happy and safe from harsh rays. 

Oh and can we talk about these earrings?! Major heart eyes. 


What to Wear...

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NEW Mixed Print Tunic Dress

This piece is great on its own, or layered over a top extender for a little extra length and coverage for dancing!

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Love the Mystery

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Make it a Set

The Day and Night Maxi ($43) and Strappy Singlet make the perfect pair while pairing effortlessly with pieces you already own! See this top paired with the Night Blossom Short below.

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The Elderflower Jumper

As chic as it is effortlessly cool, this jumper will take you from dancing in the sunshine to drinks at valley bar without missing a beat.

The finishing touch

Lost Lake Music Festival Style Guide 2017

For years us Phoenicians have been driving out to our desert city sister for a weekend at Coachella, or jetsetting around the country to fests such as Bonnaroo, Sasquatch, and Lollapalooza. This year, we will be cruising north just a few short blocks to the first ever Lost Lake Music Festival. We are SO excited for this 3-day festival featuring acts like Chance the Rapper, the Killers, HAIM and more (roughly 40 more!).

After grabbing your tickets (available here), it's time to start planning those weekend outfits! We've put together our day-by-day picks. Keep scrolling for outfit inspiration... 


FRIDAY

Chance the Rapper

Pixies

HAIM

Crystal Castles

This killer fall spice colored jumpsuit is just the piece for hours of dancing while looking effortlessly chic. There are pockets (!!) and adjustable straps for practicality and the perfect fit. You may even be mistaken as a long lost Haim sister. 

Pair with... 

Gold tones, baby!

Accessories: 


SATURDAY

The Killers

The Roots

Huey Lewis

Kongos

Channel your inner Brandon Flowers in this menswear inspired Cigar Top. Aside from being entirely obsessed with this gorgeous floral print, we love your options for dressing this top up and down. Rock it this weekend with the relaxed Ryan Trouser, then tuck it into your dress pants come Monday. 

Something Subtle

Let your blouse do the talking, but do add on 1-2 dainty necklaces such as the Crescent Moon pendant.


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SUNDAY

Major Lazer

Run the Jewels

Big Gigantic

If you are entering day 3 of the festival, you may be ready for an outfit that is fuss-free and laidback. Dress up a great graphic tee with eye-catching denim and pretty layered necklaces. We gave the Wild Moon Rec Tee a two-second upgrade with a cute front knot!

Get the Look:

A close up look at the Sapphire layering necklace

A close up look at the Sapphire layering necklace


Sporting Bunky Boutique at Lost Lake Festival? Tag us in your photos @bunkyboutique or email to hello@bunkyboutique.com to be featured! 

Bunky Turns 10!
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Celebrating a Decade of Bunky Boutique

September 2017 marks our official 10 years of business! Wow. Amazing, right? 
We are so honored to be your destination for unique Phoenix fashion for a decade now. We celebrated with a weekend of discounts, giveaways, and good company. Thank you to our amazing customers who have been with us through the years, and those who are just joining the party!

Check out all the photos from our anniversary weekend on our Facebook page! 

THANKSGIVEAWAYS Weekend is BACK!

Bunky Boutique presents:
THANKSGIVEAWAYS WEEKEND


Our second annual Thanksgiving weekend shopping event is back! Beginning Black Friday (Friday, November 25th) at 11AM, we will be giving away a Bunky Box every hour, on the hour, through Sunday, November 27th. 

We will be picking Bunky Box winners every hour! Can't wait? Purchase this and more boxes at bunkyboutique.com

We will be picking Bunky Box winners every hour! Can't wait? Purchase this and more boxes at bunkyboutique.com

Each Bunky Box contains a one-of-a-kind assortment of goodies hand selected by the Bunky team, in categories ranging from cozy accessories, baby themed, men's gifts, home goods, and more! 

Your in-store purchase automatically enters you into our drawing, and we will be rolling over entries daily. Shop early and often each day to increase your chances of winning!

That's not all, enjoy 15% off Apparel for men, women, baby and kids all weekend long! 

  • Black Friday November 25th 10AM-6PM
    Small Business Saturday November 26th 10AM-6PM
    Sunday November 27th 10AM-5PM
  • Automatic entry with in-store purchase (may enter each day for a total of 3 entries)
  • 15% off Apparel Friday- Sunday
    Redeem online with code WEEKENDER

There will be 23 chances to win all weekend long! You are automatically entered into our drawing with your in-store purchase. Shop daily for more chances to win! 

See some of our winners from last year's THANKSGIVEAWAYS weekend: 

Fall in Phoenix means Movies in the Park

While most people around the country prepare for the great winter hibernation, we Phoenicians will be graced by the best 5 months of the year! Instead of settling into a snow bunker, we get out our "winter' attire we have been longing for since March and spend as much time outdoors as possible. 

In between late morning hikes and plenty of patio dining, hit up some of the free movie-in-the-park showings around town. Grab your light sweaters, a blanket to spread out on and a picnic dinner. Oh, and don't forget a fun new outfit!  

Movies in the Park 

  1. Tempe: Kiwanis Park on Friday evenings throughout October
  2. Phoenix: Biltmore Fashion Park on Friday evenings Oct. 21- Nov. 11
  3. Downtown Phoenix: Cityscape on Friday October 14, November 11, December 9
His: a standout graphic pullover + lightweight scarf to spread out on! 

His: a standout graphic pullover + lightweight scarf to spread out on! 

Hers: Bring extra cozy accessories like this chunky knit cardigan and light scarf in case you get chilly

Hers: Bring extra cozy accessories like this chunky knit cardigan and light scarf in case you get chilly

Seasonal Recipes with Giant Coffee: Gluten Free Spiced Apple Blondies

Alison's spiced apple blondies paired with a hot mocha. Cozy!

We are so grateful for our friendly neighbors, Giant Coffee! Aside from serving up specialty Four Barrel Coffee and organic teas, Giant slings some pretty amazing pastries; all made from scratch from the best-of-the-best ingredients. For the third installment of Seasonal Recipes with Giant Coffee, we sat down with baker Alison, who has won our heart over the past few months with her ever-changing assortment of gluten free baked goodies!

It is a lovely late summer morning at Giant. The kind of morning when the rain clouds hover lazily and you savor every moment of the fleeting early morning calm. The smell of warm spiced apples fills the building. 

"baker's accessories"

Alison's warm and approachable demeanor matches the day and the classic baked blondies she has baked for us. Her style is simple with a twist, just like her baking style. It is all about the small details; her tastefully cuffed denim and relaxed cardigan. Outside of work she loves to accessorize with long layering necklaces and rings, but at work the only accessories that leave the house with her are her two tattoos on either forearm; a whisk and a rolling pin. Perfectly simple with a look that is rustic chic. You half expect to spot some stray flour dotting the designs.

The baker has been with Giant for almost a year now. Hailing from Missouri, Alison moved to the valley to attend Le Cordon Bleu's pastry school in Scottsdale. She fell in love with Arizona, and once Alison's mother joined her out here, the deal was sealed.

When asked what she enjoys about baking at Giant Coffee, Alison noted the creative freedom she has experienced at the Phoenix coffeehouse, specifically how she can take recipe inspiration she finds elsewhere and add her own twist to fit the Giant culture. You can always find a muffin, scone and cake in the bake case (while they last, of course!), but the flavors and ingredients change with the seasons.

We are not the only ones appreciating the expanded gluten free options, either. Quite frequently the baristas will hear a satisfied customer state, "I had no idea this was gluten free!" after enjoying a pastry.

  • A tip for gluten free baking: a high quality flour is essential. Instead of purchasing a mish mash of flours to combine, as gluten free baking typically calls for, find one quality flour blend to ease the baking process and yield a product with a better texture and taste.

What about those hours? We asked Alison how she manages the strict schedule of a baking career.
"I wake up at 4AM, and if I sleep in it is never past 5AM. Wake up early, and do it everyday, even on days off. If you need extra sleep, go to bed earlier. And shower at night!" 


Necessary side profile

Let's talk about these blondies...

Rustic in appearance and with a satisfyingly dense, crumbly nature, these GF Spiced Apple Blondies are made with the best ingredients possible, and boast a delightful baked apple topping. Alison attributes the crumbly texture to the lack of gluten, though these are simple to make "regular."

Why apples?
They are a go-to for Alison because they are available year round, but especially perfect for fall because their cozy nature we tend to associate with warm cinnamon and crisp fall air.

Why she loves this recipe
Aside from the incredibly moist cake and perfectly spiced flavor that balances seasonal flavors and year round appeal, Alison enjoys making these blondies because they are sophisticated, yet easy to whip up. She also notes these would make great lunchbox additions for kiddos and adults alike. Or, make one day ahead of a potluck, thanksgiving breakfast or holiday brunch for an unexpected treat that is still festive and delicious.

Get creative
This recipe can act as a base for experimenting with seasonal ingredients and flavors. Add cranberries in winter or cherries and dark chocolate in the summer, or swap the apples for pears or sliced peaches.

A lovely hot Mocha. Thank you for the perfect pour, Shannon!

Per recommendation, we paired our spiced blondies with an expertly crafted Mocha.

Giant uses organic whole milk by default in their lattes, resulting in a beverage that is smooth, rich and balanced the whole way through. Alison recommended this pairing because simply, chocolate pairs well with everything. We can't argue with that. Giant's specialty chocolate comes from 21 Blackbirds. It is a dark chocolate with the perfect balance of bitter and sweet cocoa. The chocolate paired harmoniously with Four Barrel's Frendo blend. We loved the rich flavor and feel of this beverage and its smooth finish. 

Alison touched on the importance of your coffee + pastry pairing, and picking flavors that compliment one another as opposed to overpowering. Ask your barista for a pastry pairing from the daily selection with your next cup!


Gluten Free Spiced Apple Blondies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup melted butter (2 sticks)
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon clove
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups gluten free "1 to 1" flour (such as Bob's Red Mill)
  • 1 apple cored and sliced into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 tablespoon raw/turbinado sugar

Method:

  • Preheat oven to 350F & grease or line a 9"x9" pan with foil, set aside
  • In a medium sized microwavable bowl, melt butter. While butter is melting, measure the brown sugar into a large bowl.
  • Once butter is melted, pour over sugar and mix, then add eggs and vanilla & mix well
  • Combine and mix dry ingredients together in a separate bowl, then add to butter mixture and mix until smooth
  • Pour into prepared pan, lay apples on top of batter in even layers
  • Sprinkle with 1tbspn of raw/turbinado sugar
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until middle is no longer jiggly
  • Let cool COMPLETELY before cutting!

Variations:

  • Substitute equal parts all purpose flour for the gluten free flour
  • Omit apples and replace with 2/3 cup organic pumpkin puree and 2/3 cup chocolate chips and/or chopped pecans, fold into batter before pouring into prepared pan

 Thank you, Alison for sharing your time and these goodies with us! As for what is on the Giant baking agenda?
"[I will make] Pumpkin pie soon...I love using pumpkin! And expect something festive the week of Halloween..."

YUM!


Baked goods: Alison Kincaid
Venue: Giant Coffee
Interview: Rachel Malloy
Photos: Rachel Cary

Q&A with Bunky's very own Rachel Malloy, Phoenix Valley Guide

Have you picked up the latest issue of Valley Guide Magazine? In addition to 101 unique things to do in our great state of Arizona this summer, you will find a feature on our very own Rachel Malloy + Bunky Boutique! Rachel talks her favorite spots around the valley like The Coronado for fresh cocktails, Ocotillo for brunch, fellow boutique Practical Art for the perfect souvenir, metro Phoenix's best secret spot, she & hubby Jim's date night hang outs, and where to take your visitors.

Pick up a copy of Phoenix Valley Guide at a location near you!

Yogi Bunky now open at Sumits Yoga Tempe!

Hey Tempe! We are so excited to announce the opening of Yogi Bunky, our pop-up shop with our friends at Sumits Yoga. Now when you head to your favorite sweat sesh, be sure to arrive a couple minutes early to browse the goodies we have in store!

You can expect a selection of unique offerings for both men and women including our exclusive AZ Love tees (in ASU maroon and gold, of course!). At Yogi Bunky you will also find locally made jewelry, signature pieces from local lines Spiritual Gangster and Overthrow, accessories, and more!

Head to SumitsYogaTempe.com to view the class schedule and reserve your spot in one of their signature hot yoga classes! Get ready to sweat, refresh, and get your Bunky fix, Tempe!  

Bunky Pop-Up at REFORMED July 18th

Reform. Rosé. Repeat.

Our friends at Reformed Central are celebrating 3 years of business & we are joining them to party! In addition to the amazing specials being offered, Bunky will be hosting a pop-up shop Saturday June 18th from 10AM-12PM. Shop Bunky exclusives such as our in-house Arizona Love line, artisan made jewelry, and unique accessories.

To celebrate their birthday, Reformed will be offering EXPRESS Reform classes (30 minutes) for FREE on that Saturday during the following timeslots:  10:30am, 11am, and 11:30am.

The studio will also be offering great discounts on class packages as well as other fun giveaways and prizes. Reformed will be donating 10% of studio purchases to an amazing local charity, Wigged Out!

Sign-up for your EXPRESS Reform class as space is limited!

Reformed Central

5555 N 7th St. #104
Phoenix, Arizona, 85014

Email: info@reformedpilates.com
Phone: (602) 466-2819

Summer Happenings at the Phoenix Art Museum

Our neighbors are offering a fantastic offer to locals for the upcoming summer months! Pick up a "mini" membership for unlimited visits throughout June, July and August. Leisurely stroll the (marvelously) air conditioned halls and admire works from around the world in our beautiful art museum. Peace, A/C, and even lunch - the offer includes 10% off your bill at Palette, the on-site eatery.

Your $30 mini membership gets you:

  • Unlimited free entry to Phoenix Art Museum from June 1 - August 31

  • Free admission for two adults along with your children/grandchildren 17 & under

  • Includes 10% discount to The Museum Store

  • Includes 10% discount to Palette, the PAM's on-site restaurant

  • Members who upgrade to an annual Membership by the end of summer may apply their $30 Mini Membership toward an Annual Membership! (some restrictions may apply).

Afterwards, take a short (!) walk across the street to visit us her at Bunky! Grab an iced vanilla latte from Giant and enjoy some summertime shopping.


RSVP to one (or all!) of the upcoming summer fashion events hosted by the Phoenix Art Museum, and free to the public.


 

  • June 1st: The First Monday in May (Screening)

The First Monday in May chronicles a year's worth of preparations for the Costume Institute’s Chinese-inspired fashion exhibit China: Through the Looking Glass and the gala which accompanied the exhibit. Andrew Bolton, the Chief Curator at the Costume Institute, conceptualizes and designs the Metropolitan Museum of Art Gala with Anna Wintour, Editor-In-Chief of American Vogue. The Met Gala, the Costume Institute's annual event, is a multi-million dollar fundraiser and joint event organized by Vogue and the MET. The film also depicts Wintour's daily life and questions fashion as art. As of 2016, China: Through the Looking Glass is the most visited exhibit in the Costume Institute's history and one of the most visited exhibitions in the entire history of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  • June 8th: 50 Years of Fashion Gallery Talk
Join us for a Gallery talk in the  Ellman Fashion Design Gallery to explore Defining Moments: 50 Years of Fashion at Phoenix Art Museum. Featuring more than 50 works drawn from across the history of fashion, this exhibition highlights masterworks and milestones of the permanent collection. Providing insight into how the treasures of the collection were acquired and formed an internationally respected fashion archive, this exhibition will feature a roster of world-class designers including Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga and Chanel alongside stunning historical works.
 
  • July 20th: Charles Frederick Worth, Chanel and Balenciaga
    The Grand Couturiers and Tradition: Charles Frederick Worth, Chanel and Balenciaga
In anticipation of Phoenix Art Museum’s fall fashion exhibition featuring the Emphatics Archive, curator of fashion design, Dennita Sewell will host a summer salon series about the history of Paris fashion. From the traditions of the grand couturiers to the evolution of the international fashion brand, this series explores the designers who made Paris the the most powerful and prestigious fashion capital in the world. Examination of works from the fashion design collection will conclude each lecture.
  • July 27th: Yves Saint Laurent, Claude Montana and Issey Miyake
    Fashion Forerunners and ready to wear: Yves Saint Laurent, Claude Montana and Issey Miyake
In anticipation of Phoenix Art Museum’s fall fashion exhibition featuring the Emphatics Archive, curator of fashion design, Dennita Sewell will host a summer salon series about the history of Paris fashion. From the traditions of the grand couturiers to the evolution of the international fashion brand, this series explores the designers who made Paris the the most powerful and prestigious fashion capital in the world. Examination of works from the fashion design collection will conclude each lecture.
  • August 3rd: Thierry Mugler, Jean Paul Gaultier, Alexandar McQueen
    The New Fashion Creators and the brand: Thierry Mugler, Jean Paul Gaultier, Alexandar McQueen
In anticipation of Phoenix Art Museum’s fall fashion exhibition featuring the Emphatics Archive, curator of fashion design, Dennita Sewell will host a summer salon series about the history of Paris fashion. From the traditions of the grand couturiers to the evolution of the international fashion brand, this series explores the designers who made Paris the the most powerful and prestigious fashion capital in the world. Examination of works from the fashion design collection will conclude each lecture.