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30 HONOLULUMAGAZINE.COM September 2010
Looking for a cute housewarming gift? Try
the new Aloha Tower outpost of Red
Bamboo, which has a flagship in Kailua.
Turn the
Other Chic
These cute, new boutiques give a new
meaning to “buy fresh, buy local.”
B Y K AT H R Y N D R U R Y WA G NE R
P H OT O G R A P H Y B Y R A E H U O
1. Pineapples Boutique
Hale‘iwa has become quite
the shopping destination,
and Pineapples Boutique is
stepping it up even more.
Located where Bali Moon’s
clothing store used to be,
Pineapples opened in May and
was hopping with shoppers
when I stopped by. It’s mostly
women’s clothing, with an
emphasis on relaxed, but
stylish, dresses and tops, as
well as tons of jewelry and
accessories. There’s also a
small rack with some men’s
shirts. The size range (extra-
extra small to 3X) and price
range (the highest items
are $240) that owners Geri
Berger and Sandra Tierney
have on oer mean there’s
something for everyone. 66-
200 Kamehameha Highway,
637-8477, pineapplesboutique.
com. Daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to
7 p.m.
2. Fishloaves
After eight years in New York
City—gaining experience in
everything from the Garment
District to high-end jewelry
companies—Farida Ong
returned to Hawai‘i to open
her own boutique. “I wanted
a small, neighborhood place
with a ‘modern and vintage’
feel,” she says. At Fishloaves,
which opened four months
ago, she specializes in simple,
versatile women’s clothing,
and a few men’s shirts as well,
in the aordable price range
of $6.50 to $40. “It’s not about
wearing what’s hot in New
York or L.A., it’s what flatters
you and what will work for
Hawai‘i,” Ong says. Her
customers are particularly
fond of the Piko 1988 line. “It’s
good quality, a good value,”
she says. 661 Ke‘eaumoku St.
(in the Samsung Plaza), (917)
520-7169, fishloavesinc.com.
Monday through Saturday,
11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
3. Tara’s Secret Closet
When consignment store
The Clothes Chick moved
to Kapahulu, Tara Phillips
took the space over from her
former boss and opened Tara’s
Secret Closet. Phillips has
plenty of experience in the
business; in Austin, Texas,
ECO CHIC
When decorating
their new boutique,
Drift, owners Ales-
sandra Klein and
Laura Ivy chose to go
entirely with recycled
or repurposed items,
such as a 1950s couch.
Shop for locally made
bikinis, jewelry, soaps,
birdhouses, men’s and
women’s shirts and
more. 3434 Wai‘alae
Ave., Suite 4, 284-1177.
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local shopping , check out Guilty
Pleasures,at honolulumagazine.
com.
she managed an upscale
consignment store. Her
store oers gently used and
sometimes even never-worn
women’s clothing in sizes 0
to 3X, with prices under $10.
You’ll also find some higher-
priced designer shoes and
bags, and glass cases with
costume jewelry. Look for
brands such as Ann Taylor,
Bebe, Coach and Stuart
Weitzman. “I carry a little bit
of everything,” she says, “from
business wear to casual,
and I’ll have formal wear at
the holidays.” She’s always
Fishloaves' owner, Farida Ong.
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looking for clothing for the store; bring
yours in on a hanger, no appointment
necessary. 2013 S. King St.; 942-2442.
Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to
6 p.m.
4. Island Edge
While this store is large, at Ala Moana
Center and a sister company to Hilo
Hattie, it is the polar opposite of
coconut-bra, cheapie stu. It’s an
impressive mix of well-made clothing
for men and women by local designers
such as Fighting Eel, Leighton Lam,
Roberta Oaks, Andy Mohan and
Meesah, as well as Mainland company
Trina Turk. Island Edge wants to
feature both “established and up-and-
coming designers from Hawai‘i,” says
Terri Funakoshi, vice president of
merchandising (seen in photo above).
“We only order minimal product, then
we switch it out often. We get new
things daily. You can buy a trinket
for $5, or a beautiful Tahitian pearl
and sapphire necklace for $7,000.”
There are also gifts such as candles,
lotions and vases. Ala Moana Center,
mall level, 973-3269. Monday through
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, 10
a.m. to 7 p.m.
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