Monday, December 1, 2008

Sweet Shop Your favorite holiday treats? Frosted sugar cookies, candy canes, peppermint brownies, and a few festive additions to your closet.

Find your way to the new Dolce boutique at Ward Center, which just opened Friday. Owner Christie Yang has stocked up on labels and lines from the East Coast that haven’t been available in Hawai‘i before. And as the name suggests (dolce means “sweet” in Italian), the shop is filled with feminine and pretty dresses, tees, jeans, purses and jewelry.

Like the Calypso silk dresses in vivid, eye-catching jewel colors that are perfect for holiday parties (and for everyday too since they’re hand-washable). Pick out one of the oversized envelope clutches from JJ Winters, also in bright colors, or a Helena de Natalio foldover pouch bag handmade in Brazil from suede and python patches.

And you can re-stock on basics and accessories too: on the shelves are super-soft tees for layering, everyday maxi dresses and delicate gold and silver jewelry.

That should satisfy your taste for treats and keep you looking pretty sweet.

Dolce boutique, Ward Center adjacent to The Seasonal Store, 808.596.9436.

Posted on Monday, December 1, 2008 in Permalink

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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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