Why shop online?
Let us count the reasons:
1. No looking for parking at the mall
2. No standing in line at the post office
3. You can shop barefoot in your pajamas
And there’s that one reason not to shop online: you want to support local businesses.
But you can do both. Click over to these local retailers where you can wrap up your shopping from your desktop.
Brand new to the web is Beauty and the Beach Hawaii at www.bandthebhawaii.com, an online boutique stocking the newly launched namesake line of swimwear and accessories, plus lots of other local designers.
If you can’t book her for a party or make it to one of her events, you can always snap up the fun affordable looks from Jessica’s Traveling Boutique on her online shopping site.
Check off the kids on your list with mom-approved togs from Organic Keiki or an interesting toy or accessory from Modern Mommy.
Pick out the perfect holiday party dress from the virtual closet of a personal stylist at ShopBlaineAshley.com, the online boutique by local stylist Blaine Ashley and the only place to find local label Satori by Lynn Sakutori.
You prefer the bricks-and-mortar experience of your favorite shops around town, but in a pinch, you can shop virtually at Mu‘umu‘u Heaven for eco-friendly dresses, home accessories and kids’ clothes. Hit up Valerie Joseph for cute and versatile tops and dresses. Find island-made soaps, lotions, and other skin-care products at Lanikai Bath & Body. And pick up a few unique gift items and stocking stuffers at The Place.
If you must venture across state lines, don’t leave home without these sites bookmarked:
Track sales at all your favorite online retailers at Savvy Circle, the brainchild of local siblings.
Get the secret password at Retail Me Not, a storehouse of promotional codes for everything from free shipping to friends and family discounts and shopping sites all over the net.
Check out online-only sample sales from luxury brands and indy designers at Gilt Groupe (it's for members only, but your invitation to join is here).