6 Ways to Shop and Play This Weekend
Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.
In Good Taste
What: Our favorite East Side stop for stylish finds, Mikinola, is hosting the latest Arts and Flavors of Hawai‘i shopping event this weekend, and you’ll be able to score chic fashion and accessories from local designers including Pure Joy Hawai‘i, Cassandra Rull, Vermilli Hawai‘i and Komakai Jewelry. There will also be gourmet ice cream sandwiches by Pinwheel Hawai‘i. If that’s not enough of a reason to head down, Mikinola is also offering 15 percent off the entire store, and those who make a purchase from Mikinola and any one of the featured local designers will score gourmet chocolate favors by Choco le‘a. Pretty tasty, right?
When: Saturday, Aug. 8, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Where: Mikinola, Koko Marina Center, 7192 Kalaniana‘ole Highway
Details: Visit the Arts and Flavors of Hawai‘i Instagram account for more information.
What: Even if blue isn’t the warmest color, it’s definitely one of our favorites for summer, especially when it’s washed, boho indigo. That’s why we’re going to head over to Chai Studio in Ward Village Shops for the store’s indigo dye basics workshop. Sip Champagne while you create a unique, indigo-dyed scarf through the Japanese art of shibori textile wrapping, so you’ll have a stylish accessory to take home at the end of the day.
When: Sunday, Aug. 9 at 2 p.m.
Where: Chai Studio, Ward Village Shops
Details: $45. Tickets available here.
What: Luxe lovers, get your stilettoes in gear. The Giorgio Armani and Armani Collezioni Trunk Show at Neiman Marcus is happening this weekend, with the fall 2015 collection finally up for ogling as models strut their stuff in the new threads. Trust us, it will be as pretty as a picture: The collection was inspired by the vibrant color palette and brushstrokes in Marc Chagall paintings. There will be light Italian-inspired refreshments to enjoy while you scope out the goods.
When: Friday, Aug. 7 and Saturday, Aug. 8, 12:30–2:30 p.m.
Where: Neiman Marcus, Ala Moana Center
Details: Call 951-3406 for more information.
What: Us shopping-obsessed piggies can’t get enough of markets, so we’re stoked to hear about Art and Flea’s latest event, Sunday Funday Market at Ward Warehouse, which will be happening for the next three months. The day market will land on every second Sunday of the month from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. and will feature local vendors, food trucks and entertainment. This week, you’ll find belly rings by Simply Kai, trucker hats by Paula Beltz Creations, tees by Avant Pop Hawai‘i and juice from Nalo Juice.
When: Sunday, Aug. 9, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Where: Ward Village Shops, near MORI
Details: Visit artandflea.com for more information.
What: We are in full Big-Apple obsession mode right now, thanks to New York Fashion Week being a mere month away. Obviously, we’re doing our research on New Yorker style, which means street-style blogs on the daily. One we can’t get enough of is this hipster-chic-packed Racked gallery of Brooklyn’s Full Moon Fest. Boho crop tops, overalls, jumpers—these guys and gals make summer in the city look way cool.
Details: Those fringes tho.
What: Our favorite fashion cool-kid, Alexander Wang, has officially ditched the Balenciaga boat. Part of us is bummed to say goodbye to amazing looks like this Balenciaga creation for Cate Blanchett that is an absolute vision. But we’re also excited to see where this wunderkind is headed next. In any event, we’re dying for anything Wang right now, so this article offering a peek into Alexander Wang’s life from The Wall Street Journal is perfectly timed. Weekend reading? Check.
Details: Throwback time: Remember when Wang’s predecessor, Nicolas Ghesquière, left Balenciaga? Brush up on the back-story by reading this article.
Who: West Elm
Deal: 15 percent off sofas
Who: Forever 21, Ala Moana Center
Deal: Buy one sale item, get one free
When: Through Sunday
Who: Spiral Girl, Ala Moana Center
Deal: Select summer sale items for $19
Who: Banana Republic, Kāhala Mall
Deal: 25 percent off new arrivals
When: Through Aug. 11
Who: Fighting Eel, Royal Hawaiian Center
Deal: 15 percent off your purchase
When: Saturday, Aug. 8, 9 a.m.–noon
Who: Oakley, 2150 Kalākaua Ave.
Deal: Buy one, get one 50 percent off for select items
When: Through Aug. 12