Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Pretty Cheap

www.leichic.comLittle by little, your mean case of mainland envy is disappearing (along with excuses to fly to LA and shop). Nordstrom, Design Within Reach, and J. Crew are already open, with True Religion, Target and Victoria’s Secret on the way.

Here’s one more reason to ditch your green-eyed monster – Steve and Barry’s just-opened Waikele location. Long known for casual men’s clothes, today they’re celebrated for high-quality women’s fashion on the cheap. And we mean cheap. Every item is $9.98 or less (just $1 higher than mainland prices), supposedly for a limited time, but there’s no promotion end date and store prices haven’t been above $20 since 1985.

www.leichic.comSteve and Barry’s is also the exclusive retailer of Sarah Jessica Parker’s 1,000-piece clothing line BITTEN, featuring her style and taste infused into jeans, dresses, jackets, lingerie, bags, shoes and more. They’ve also got Amanda Bynes’ 120-piece ‘dear’ collection for younger women, NBA star Stephon Marbury’s athletic gear – including the new Starbury II court shoe – and as of May 15, Laird Hamilton’s original surf and skate line, Wonderwall.

Looks like fashion can be a right, not just a luxury (SJP’s manifesto) – even in Hawai‘i. And with money left over for equally essential things, like groceries.

www.leichic.comNow if only we were getting a Trader Joe’s.

Steve and Barry’s, Waikele Center, 94-875 Lumiaina Street, Waipahu. View BITTEN styles online at www.bittensjp.com

Posted on Tuesday, May 13, 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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