Check out the new Bust Magazine cover gal


Aidy Bryant, SNL regular and owner Georganne Bryant’s daughter, is (obviously!) a Frances favorite. From time to time, we love to share what she’s up to. This month Aidy is on the cover of  the been-cool-forever-feminist/hipster publication — Bust Magazine!

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Frances loves…Hammerpress


We are huge fans of Hammerpress letterpress & design studio. Their huge inventory of super cool and well-designed cards, stationery & ephemera are all designed and printed inside their Kansas City, Missouri studio. Owner Brady Vest opened Hammerpress in 1994 after graduating from the Kansas City Art Institute. The shop quickly gained local recognition for the unique and bold work that Brady and his team […]

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What we’re doing this weekend: October 2 – 4


It’s October, and the event calendar is starting to amp up for fall. Here are a few things we’re thinking about this weekend: – We are hoping to up our photography game at one of the classes at Desert Botanical Gardens. Take a look at the catalog — there are lots of good ones. – Get […]

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Calling all artists – crafters – designers!


It’s almost time for the 10th annual Crafeteria indie craft fair! Be a part of Phoenix New Times’ “Best Craft Fair,” have the eyes of Frances’ loyal clientele on your work, and make some money. Apply! We are looking for (30+) applicants with high quality and original work for our annual arts and crafts festival. Think […]

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Cactus, cactus everywhere


It’s no surprise to us that trendsetters across the globe are suddenly embracing cacti…and other desert imagery. Bodegas in Brooklyn are shilling succulents. Etsy’s cactus-themed inventory hits the tens-of-thousands. Phoenix New Times published an article about the emergence (or resurgence?) of desert imagery, well, everywhere…and asked us our opinion. Check it out here.

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What we’re doing this weekend: September 25-27


There are so many good things happening this weekend…   – Come by our Warehouse Sale on Saturday 9am-3pm!  We’re selling some cool stuff from the shop: A dress form, three cash registers, and a bunch of other stuff.    At the store,  selected items are up to 75% off. – Taste a slew of chili dishes […]

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Dusen Dusen home goods new face


Aidy Bryant, SNL regular and owner Georganne Bryant’s daughter, is (obviously!) a Frances favorite. From time to time, we love to share what she’s up to. According to the Stylecaster website, Dusen Dusen, a kick-ass Brooklyn textile designer, has made Aidy the face of its new interiors line. The home products — towels, sheets, pillows and throws […]

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Music Monday: Widowspeak


We at Frances are lucky to have super cool music aficionados located right next door at Stinkweeds. They’re constantly cluing us into new stuff they’re listening to. Every Monday (or so), we’ll be sharing our faves. We’re in love with the Widowspeak album. It’s a little folksy. A little indie. Lead singer Molly Hamilton’s voice is dreamy and lovely. Take a listen for […]

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