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6 New Locally Designed Swim Styles You Need Now

We’ve got our eye on you, 2018.
2018.01.10 08:55 AM

Meet the Maker: Mariko Merritt of Beachcake

Get to know the local artist behind the tropical fruit and creature ceramics popping up in all your favorite boutiques.
2018.01.09 09:22 AM

Cozy Up to Yireh’s New Year Must-Haves

Tassels, embroidery and ruffles, oh my!
2018.01.03 09:27 AM

Brighten Up Your Space with Matsumoto Studio’s Dreamy 2018 Calendar

Getting organized never looked so good.
2018.01.02 08:55 AM

16 Sweet Stocking Stuffers for Less Than $25

Christmas is only five days away, what the fudge?! Put down the spiced eggnog and get shoppin’. Here are some of the best pint-size buys from local designers and boutiques that are elfin’ fabulous.
2017.12.20 04:50 PM

Stylish Gifts for Your Favorite Fellas

Still stuck on what to get the merry gentlemen on your list? From Island-style threads and cool bar gear to cheeky accessories, we hit up our favorite neighborhood shops for present-perfect finds they’re sure to love.
2017.12.19 11:11 AM

These Denim Pieces from Local Boutiques Will Have You Wishing for a Blue Christmas

Denim is having a moment now and we’re dreaming of jeanies this holiday season. Here are six local designers and boutiques stocking up on the Canadian Tuxedo.
2017.12.13 04:22 PM

Meet the 96-Year-Old Author Sharing the Untold Stories of Japanese Picture Brides

After 35-plus years as a dressmaker, author Barbara Kawakami went back to school, earned a college degree and published her first book—about plantation clothing—at age 53, followed by the award-winning “Picture Bride Stories” last year.
2017.12.13 08:55 AM

15 Bright and Cheery Gift Ideas Under $50 from Honolulu Boutiques

Stuff so cute you’ll want to keep it all for yourself.
2017.12.12 02:40 PM

Take a Look Back at 1960s Honolulu in This Former Reporter’s Breezy Memoir

David Butwin paints a dated portrait of Honolulu in “Barefoot Days, Electric Nights.”
2017.12.12 08:55 AM

The Best Way to Spread (Local) Holiday Cheer? Contact The Papaya Exchange

Christmas shopping? “Brah Humbug!” Check out this Honolulu-based company’s festive gift sets.
2017.12.06 08:55 AM

20 Charming, Locally Designed Greeting Cards to Say Happy Holidays the Island Way

Whimsical illustrations, watercolors and hand-lettering write this way.
2017.11.29 12:37 PM