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November 14, 2008

New Shop City

Cooler winter weather has finally moved in and brought a surprise swell – of new boutiques all around the islands. Wave hello to favorite labels, new and hard-to-find lines, and even bargains at these four new shops.

Guava Shop, Hale‘iwa
Beach-casual looks both affordable and organic share space at Guava with bags, footwear, beauty products and beach accessories. Owners and Kahuku High grads Liz Lerner and Kai Cost opened Guava two weeks ago and put Cost’s experience as an interior decorator to work – the space is a bright airy with lots of room to browse. The store also... Read more »

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November 13, 2008

Sponsored Edition: Getting Attached

Leggings under skirts, tunic shirts, wide belts – you’re all in on the 80s revival. All that’s missing is feathered hair and rhinestone jewelry.

Until now. Local hair and makeup artist Christine Gardner of Flaunt Makeovers has just launched a decidedly modern collection of custom feather hairpieces and leather and rhinestone bracelets. Called Attached in Hawai‘i, the hairpieces are perfect for holding your updo together or adding a plume of color to your tresses. Add a simple leather wrist strap to any... Read more »

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November 13, 2008

Weekend Picks - November 13, 2008

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.

Present Perfect
More than 10 local boutiques and designers are taking part in Soiree a la Mode, where you can snap up gifts from Katrina Cordova jewelry, Maui beauty product line Pala‘au, Makana Mother and Baby, Kona boutique Eden, and lots more. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
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November 12, 2008

How Bazaar

Tough times have us desperately seeking sinful comfort. While some find it in a wine bottle, lately you’ve been turning to boxes of chocolates and loose sweatpants.

A much healthier strategy is donning Femme Bazaar’s soft and easy-fitting color block skirt and subtly sexy wrap dress. They’ll make you feel like you’re lounging through the day, help you head into a romantic evening, and in colors that can’t help but... Read more »

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November 10, 2008

Glow on the Go

You’ve done girls’ night out. You’ve done girls’ night in, and brunches and birthday lunches. And now your BFF’s big day is just weeks away. But you don’t have to give her another boring encore.

Instead, call Love Luna mobile spa and boutique for a spa day and shopping spree all wrapped into one. Love Luna owner Chanelle Kanani and her team bring everything to the party location to transform it into a luxurious treatment room that just happens to carry cute tops and dresses from your favorite labels.

Let the guest of honor choose from... Read more »

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November 6, 2008

Weekend Picks November 6, 2008

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.

Royal Deals
The Royal Vintage boutique is now open every weekend for the holidays. Score some party attire for you and some posh gifts for others at this private store full of gently used luxury and designer items once worn by the Alliata sisters. The Italian princesses, who live part-time in Honolulu, are clearing out their closets, and their friends' too, and selling off the goods.
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About Lei Chic

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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