Monday, May 5, 2008

One Door Closes, Adore Opens

The only word for your bedroom is jam-packed. Every drawer, closet corner, and even the laundry basket are full. Tees and tanks seem to multiply daily like Gremlins.

If you’re going to cram anything else in there, it’s got to be something worthy. Not more fancy-frilly, on-again-off-agains, but outerwear worthy of attention.

So adios Morgan Beret (nothing personal—and they’ve just moved to Ward, by the way). And hello Adore. Opened early February in the same Kahala Mall location, this boutique strives to do it all – become a storehouse of sophisticated garments for women of any

age, in styles everyone will worship.

To create this broad appeal, they blend co-owner Tasha Matsubara’s edgy, urban style with co-owner Mayumi Villatora’s more traditional feminine tastes, and import hot mainland designer clothes, handbags and accessories. Among them are impeccably fitting David Kahn jeans, one-of-a-kind romantic gems from Morphine Generation, and celebrity it-wear Brokedown and Omni Peace, in addition to private label tees and tops.

So add one more to the list of things worth having.

And start making room.

Adore, Kahala Mall, floor level next to T&C, 808.737.0608



Posted on Monday, May 5, 2008 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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