Featured Business Highlight: The Funky Zebras


A few of us from DMMB got spoiled at The Funky Zebras with some amazing clothes, killer prices, and a wonderful staff to help us out. Below are the adorable outfits we picked out and some MUST KNOW things about this great Ankeny boutique! Also, thanks to Katie Evans Photography for taking these beautiful pictures. 

Outfit pic-angela

ANGELA: I’ve seen several cute little clothing boutiques around town, and I have to be honest—I’m always too timid to go inside because I have no idea what I’ll find. What types of clothes do they offer? What will the staff be like? Will I be totally out of place? Well, let me tell you, there is no need for any such reservations with The Funky Zebras! The clothes are on trend and the staff are experts in fashion. Helpful but not pushy, they made my shopping experience feel personal and customized. And as for prices, I was thrilled to find them no higher than what I’m accustomed to paying when I shop for jeans at the Buckle or tops at Maurices.

The outfit I came away with is so “me.” When I’m not dressed in sporty clothes, I prefer a dressy casual look in a sexy-but-modest, fashionable-but-safe kind of way, and The Funky Zebras helped me find just that. I’ve worn this versatile and comfortable outfit for a family day of shopping and dining in Des Moines, but it will also be perfect for a girls’ night out or a date night with my husband.

What I’m Wearing:

  • Black leggings by Timing
  • Mint burnout top by Monoreno
  • Mint tank dress by Nikibiki
  • Necklace and earrings by Vision of Beauty

outfit pic-tammy

TAMMY: I had a really great experience at The Funky Zebras in Ankeny. The staff was so friendly and helpful and introduced me to items that I wouldn’t have thought about trying on or pairing together, but really liked on. My favorite piece is actually the necklace I got there. I have worn it multiple times–to church, out on a date, and to a meeting. People mentioned how unique it was and that it would “go with anything,” and it does! I was amazed at the affordability and large selection of clothes and jewelry.

I have worn the outfit to a surprise 40th birthday party and will wear it out on dates and to church.

What I’m Wearing:

  • Skinny jeans by Blue Faith
  • Shirt by Nikibiki
  • Necklace by GG Marie

outfit pic-Bekah

BEKAH: This special night of shopping at The Funky Zebras was just what this momma needed. A night out to shop just for me? Yes, please. I am always pleasantly surprised by the selection, prices, and staff. I’m going to be honest—my go-to for shopping the last six years of my life has been the Target maternity section, so the amazing selection at The Funky Zebras was so nice. I think when you step into a boutique you automatically think high prices… but not with this store! The staff could not be any sweeter, and they are truly excellent at what they do. You can tell they enjoy helping women find that perfect outfit!

I have worn my jeans EVERYWHERE. Like, seriously every day. I wore the whole outfit to my families’ Easter dinner! It was perfect.

What I’m Wearing:

  • Shirt by Peach Love
  • Jeans by Flying Monkey

outfit pic-Ashley

ASHLEY: I LOVE my outfit. The staff at The Funky Zebras was great at helping me make selections that fit within my budget while also keeping my style in mind. The outfit is dressy enough to wear to the office but casual enough to go for drinks afterwards. I was skeptical about the stretchy pants, but once I put them on I didn’t want to take them off. The elephant print shirt is also versatile to wear with just about anything—pants or a skirt. The one piece I love the most is the stretchy tank top I wear underneath. I like my shirts to be a little longer and this one is perfect! It is also fitted so that I can wear it under just about anything.

What I’m Wearing:

  • Black leggings by Timing
  • Button elephant shirt by CALS
  • Red tank dress by Nikibiki
  • Black flats by GC Shoes
  • Necklace and earrings by Vision of Beauty

Outfit pic-ChristyCHRISTY: After having my fourth baby this past December, my sole purpose in shopping at The Funky Zebras was to find some nice non-maternity clothes that were versatile enough to wear both at home and when out of the house. Mission: accomplished! I’ve worn various pieces of this outfit mixed and matched with other pieces from my wardrobe at home, to church, out to coffee with a friend, and even to a cooking class! I love my Big Star Sarah Slim Boot jeans and have literally worn them almost every single day since I bought them. They can definitely be dressed up or dressed down! I’ve worn the GG necklace equally as often since it matches practically everything. My mint-colored Nikibiki extra-long tank is my favorite go-to undershirt right now—super soft, it’s stretchy enough to make an excellent nursing tank, though I don’t think that was it’s original purpose. 😉 The chambray shirt is by Twenty Second, and I plan on wearing it regularly when I’m off maternity leave and back to work part-time. Thanks, Funky Zebras, for these fabulous clothes and fun shopping experience! I’ll definitely be coming back for more!

What I’m Wearing:

  • Sarah Slim Boot jeans by Big Star
  • Chambray Shirt by Twenty Second
  • Mint tank dress by Nikibiki
  • Necklace by GG Marie

Jewelry Selection

We were all blown away with the amazing jewelry selection. It was overwhelming how many pieces they had and the staff was SUPER helpful with finding the perfect necklace/bracelet to go with each of our outfits. From statement necklaces to simple pieces that go with anything, you will find what you are looking for at The Funky Zebras.

necklace collage

Kids Section

The kids section at The Funky Zebras has grown a ton over the last year or so. If you are looking for that perfect outfit for your little girl you MUST check it out. Located in the back of the store, the selection includes adorable dresses/outfits, kids jewelry, leggings, and tights, as well as toys!

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3 Locations in Des Moines (Ankeny, Urbandale, and Valley Junction)



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