Bunky Boutique's Rachel Malloy Buys Multiples, Hearts Louis Vuitton, and Stockpiles Scarves
Introducing Closet Tours, an occasional look inside the wardrobes of Phoenix's most fashionable -- hooks, hangers, and all.
Effortlessly unique. Romantic with boyish twists. That's how Bunky Boutique owner Rachel Malloy describes her personal style. Casual comfort combines with asymmetrical lines, cowl necks, and soft, flowing shapes to make a wardrobe that looks at once simple and timeless. "I try to stay true to myself, and being comfortable and confident is a vital part of getting dressed," Malloy says.
Photos by Becky Bartkowski Clockwise from top left: Malloy's pair of Louis Vuitton purses, Malloy and her closet, Malloy's favorite pair of discontinued Ray Bans, some of her scarf collection, and a picture of Malloy and her grandmother Bunky, sporting her name necklace
When she let us into her lovely home, which we previously profiled, to poke around her enviable closet, we found a bounty of great pieces and stories to match.
Photo by Becky Bartkowski Malloy's beloved Nikes
It's impossible not to notice. When Malloy finds something that she loves she needs more of it. And on the double. "I want it in every style and color," she says, pointing out her favorites.
Photo by Becky Bartkowski Malloy's Toms-heavy shoe collection
From a trio of discontinued 2010 Air Max Nikes (which she hunts for online), ten cashmere sweaters, and piles of scarves, to the tall stack of AG courduroys (her newest favorite pair is polka dotted), multiples abound. A couple pairs of wedge sandals sit atop boxes of unopened, identical ones. And there are five -- wait six? -- pairs of Toms within eyesight.
Is there anything she hasn't been able to find that she wants more of? Oh, yes. She brings over a pair of size small Ray Ban Wayfarers with square frames, a style that was available for a limited time about three years ago. Now the shades are near impossible to find.