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Frances Boutique Is Turning 10 in Central Phoenix

Central Phoenix boutique Frances is celebrating 10 years in business from on Friday, May 20, with shopping, live music, food, and fundraising for one of its veteran vendors.

Georganne Bryant runs the shop, named for her grandmother, which is full of contemporary finds, unique souvenirs, and made-in-Arizona items at the northwest corner of Central Avenue and Camelback Road.

For its anniversary, Bryant and company will celebrate 10 years of making Phoenix more fashionable — as well as one of her earliest vendors: Keri Mosier of Mer*Made Jewelry.

Mosier and her husband Paul have a 7-year old daughter, Harmony, who was recently diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a type of childhood cancer. Parts of the proceeds from the Frances event will go toward the Mosier family for Harmony’s care.

On May 20, the bash will run from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Medlock Plaza parking lot. Offerings will include limited-edition 10th-anniversary canvas bags for $10, which shoppers are encouraged to fill up with merchandise to receive 20 percent off their entire haul. Attendees can also purchase $1 raffle tickets for a chance to take home one of 50-plus items offered by area artists, eateries, and businesses – including Cibo and Urban Cookies.

The free-to-attend anniversary party also will feature live music by local group The Tongue Darts, who are subtitled “Legends in Low Budget Party Rock,” food trucks Short Leash and Shanny’s Frozen Bananas, and cookies from Kim's Cookie Cottage & Refreshments.

For more information, call 602-279-5467, or visit the Frances website.
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Lauren Cusimano is Phoenix New Times' food and drink editor. She is a journalist and food waste writer based in Tempe. Joys include eating wings, riding bikes, knowing everyone at the bar, talking too much about The Simpsons, and falling asleep while reading.
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