Well summer (break) is officially upon us, and with that brings great news! Winter clothing must go and many local shops are having sales for you to stock up on some goodies you missed out on these past few months.
Here are a few of the best deals and events going on throughout the month of May:
(West side of CityScape)
- College Night on May 2nd: 10% off regular priced merchandise and 30% off of sale merchandise with a valid student i.d.
(1st Street south of McDowell Road)
- Mother’s Day Trunk Show featuring Melissa Zaki on May 10th.
- Golden Coupons will be sent out in celebration of Rachel Malloy’s 30th birthday to anyone on the emailing list mid-May.
(7th Avenue south of Camelback Road)
- Mother’s Day Sale on May 10th: 20% off of your purchase.
- All month 30% off any one item in the emailed newsletter.
(Bethany Home Road west of 16th Street)
- Through May 6th – Spend $50 and receive 20% off and all pants and jeans are 30% off.
- New sales will be emailed out each Sunday evening.
— New Location: 4206 N 7th Ave —
- Reopening at their new location on May 8th at 10 a.m.
Hundreds of fabulous bicyclists took to the streets to support bike culture at Pedal Craft PHX last Friday night.
Bikes lined the streets, amazing racks were curated by Sidewalk Phoenix and local designers produced spectacular posters, which were purchased by the armful.
Of course our fashion spotters were on the lookout and were more than pleased to see the T-shirts designed by Jon Ashcroft looking especially chic.
Congratulations to the organizers for producing a terrific inaugural event. Look for more Pedal Craft festivities this Fall and in the meantime, check out the images captured by DPJ photographer, and Downtown resident, Jack London.
If you’ve ever found a record player in your grandma’s garage, picked up a cool-looking set of antique silverware at a yard sale, or found a bulky, pink and sea foam green retro lamp at a thrift store and thought, “I bet this is worth more than I’m paying for it,” now is your chance to find out.
The first annual Antique Appraisal Show and Sale is Sunday, April 22 to Heritage Square from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Antique cars will be on display and antique dealers will be selling items in addition to the opportunity to have your antique items appraised. Who knows, maybe that old Civil War soldier figurine you got from your great-aunt Alice is worth more than you think.
Admission to the event is free but there is a $20 appraisal fee per item with a limit of two items per person. Rosson House Museum members will receive a $5 discount per item. Tickets for the appraisal sitting can be purchased in advance here.
Professional appraiser, Sean Morton, has been around fine art and antiques since childhood. He began buying and selling at a young age and in 1993 formed Morton Appraisals to provide verbal and written appraisals on fine art and antiques. The business is a member of the Antique Appraisal Association of America and The Manuscript Society. Morton will be assessing those old antiques and family keepsakes that may (or may not) seem valuable to the untrained eye.
The nearby Rosson House Museum, a two story brick Victorian mansion dating back to 1895, will be open for tours at the regular price.
April Showers have not seemed to have put a damper on the awesome deals this month. Take a look at the shops below for a few deals that will certainly spice up your wardrobe.
(6th Street and Roosevelt)
– Traci Nelson and Jasmine Jarrett, Owners of Butter Toast Boutique
- 6th Street Clothing Swap on April 22; see Facebook for more details
(7th Avenue south of Camelback Road)
– Jessica Carroll, Owner of Blueberry Deluxe
- 50% off any non-handmade item with a coupon from their newsletter
- 10% off entire purchase on First Friday with a coupon from their newsletter
(7th Avenue and Indian School Road)
– Annamarie Sanchez and Sarah Bingham, Owners of Antique Sugar
- Open until 9 p.m. of Third Thursday; 20% off storewide
- Easter Egg Hunt of April 7; eggs will contain gift cards, discounts and candy
(Central Avenue south of Roosevelt Street)
– Misty Guerriero, Owner of Vintage by Misty
- All jackets and vests are 20% off
- 20% off for any ASU student with a valid i.d.
Bunky Boutique is always showcasing new items, and owner Rachel Malloy recently began stocking exclusive jewelry designed by a local artist. The necklaces were designed and hand-made by Ashley Weber of Against the Grain.
The collection features the classic Bunky Heart Sterling Necklace (pictured below) and will rotate in other designs every so often. The classic necklace is made from brass, red enamel and sterling silver.
The necklaces are currently on pre-order and have a wait time of approximately 10 days. To get on the waiting list, email Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos Courtesy of Rachel Malloy