Bunky Boutique's Rachel Malloy Buys Multiples, Hearts Louis Vuitton, and Stockpiles Scarves

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Some of Malloy's favorite pieces of jewelry, including her grandmother's necklace.

It's not surprising to learn that Malloy's effervescent style is largely influenced by her late grandmother Bunky, the namesake of Malloy's downtown shop.
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Malloy's vintage sequin jacked from her grandmother

As we delve deeper into the hangers and shelves, the impact that Malloy's grandmother had on her wardrobe shines through. Malloy holds up her duo of Louis Vuitton handbags. One was a gift from her grandmother, an unabashed Louis fiend, and the other belonged to Bunky. She left Malloy the tote when she passed away last October.

Malloy lights up when showing off a '70s black sequined jacket that belonged to her grandma. It's a piece too fabulous not to imagine in a club or at a party.

But, the piece with the deepest connection, undoubtedly, is a diamond necklace spelling out Bunky, à la Carrie Brashaw's famed nameplate neckwear, that her grandmother wore daily.

"She told me to, 'Just wear it with anything and everything,' and doing so makes me feel close to her."

She's quick to note that her favorite piece of clothing is a vibrant, printed tunic that she bought with her husband, Jim, while on their honeymoon in New York.

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Malloy with a couple of her pieces from Miks

" I wore it so much on our honeymoon that all of our pictures look like they were taken in the same day!" she says. "It is a one-of-a-kind piece that was made by a designer in a little indie boutique [called Miks] on the Lower East Side."

"I love bright colors and it's very feminine," she says. "I throw it on with denim cut-off shorts in the summer or with leggings, boots, and a scarf in the winter."

If there's anything's missing from her closet (except those elusive Ray Bans), Malloy says it's custom pieces that fit her body and style perfectly. "One of the perks of owning Bunky Boutique is having access to amazing fashionistas and designers," she says, and a few of the custom items she owns include a ballgown from Angela Johnson and a necklace that reads "shopgirl" from Ashley Weber's Against the Grain.

This stylish shopgirl's wardrobe melds Malloy's girly side with her tomboy tendencies and new trends with time-tested looks. And, as for the doubles, triples, and more, when it comes to fashion we're sure that you can never have too much of a good thing.

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1437 N. 1st St., Phoenix, AZ

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2 comments
dad
dad

Rachel, what a beautiful tribute to your grandmother. We all miss her. I don't remember your closet being that organized when you were growing up. Love dad.

Nursetyty
Nursetyty

Rachel what a great article, you are beautiful young women of class and good taste.

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