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Next door to Olive (page 36), you’ll find Flower Child, which carries new and second-hand men’s and women’s clothing, as well as art.
Owners Hawley and Todd Quick have been collecting vintage clothing for years, and when they found a 12-month lease in what had been the office of an air-conditioning company, decided the time was right to open a store.
The Kailua-based couple offer vintage muumuu and aloha shirts—with labels like Liberty House—and tiki items, as well as more recent consignment clothing. In new merchandise, they focus on dresses and skirts in prints and fabrics from India and Indonesia. You’ll also find black Tahitian pearls, photos and jewelry by Kailua artists, and leather bags.
Hawley Quick notes that the price tags in the store run from around $6 to $200, and that even in a recession, “People still like to shop. It makes them happy.”
41 Kihapai St., 263-0288. Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 10:30 to 5:30, Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Closed Sunday and Monday.
While you’re in the neighborhood:
Philanthropy by Madison and Co. has been redecorated and named, but has maintained its affordable gifts, women’s clothing and accessories, from brands such as Quiksilver and Roberta Oaks. 337 Uluniu St., 266-5000. Hours: Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Annabella Boutique has a welcoming, butterscotch color scheme and inexpensive, beach-town-worthy fashions. Think dresses, tops and earrings—all perfect for throwing on over a swimsuit to head for that 5 p.m. gin and tonic. 767 Kailua Road, #104, 263-6616. Hours: Daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
More New and Noteworthy Boutiques
Former architects Jeremy Shoda and Michelle Kaneko have turned their considerable creative talents to Shop Toast, a teeny boutique showcasing their custom party favors and “festive gift things.” Shop Toast opened in January, and is a continuation of the products Shoda and Kanekeo have been selling online. The most popular party favors are the Mini Pops, says Shoda, which look like soda bottles and are filled with snacks, from kakimochi to M&Ms. The Love Fruits, another best seller, are a capsule of candy or snack packaged as a rubbery skinned “fruit.”
3434 Waialae Ave. (between Eighth and Ninth Avenues, across from Town, look for the orange door), 447-9233. Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., or by appointment. www.shoptoast.com.
Two stylish sisters, Cheryl DeAngelo and Brandy Antonelis, are behind this purple boutique, on the second floor of Manoa Marketplace. Adoracion opened last fall and unlike many hipster spots, offers clothing and accessories for men and children in addition to women’s clothing. Prices are non-guilt-inducing, too—a necklace for $16, for example, or a denim pencil skirt for $72. Manoa Marketplace, 2752 Woodlawn Drive, 988-7232.
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Sundays. www.adoracionboutique.com.