6 Ways To Get In the Shopping Spirit This Weekend
Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.
On The Lam
What: You may have gotten all your friends' Christmas presents, but you still have all those gifts for yourself to buy. Don't miss the Misha Hawai'i, Jana Lam and HI Star Clothing trunk show. Those gorgeous, brightly colored Jana Lam clutches are enough to get your butt in shopping mode any day of the week, but the chance to buy some beautiful, beachy Misha baubles seals the deal. If you really need to justify it, you’re picking up a HI Star Clothing gift for one of your little nephews. Spread the cheer, after all.
When: Saturday, Dec. 13, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Where: 2230 Kamehameha Ave., Mānoa
Details: We love this new, delicate Misha Hawai'i ring (the perfect stocking stuffer), which will be available at the sale.
Walk This Way
What: After presents, hot cocoa and the Christmas spirit, what really puts the sparkle in the season are all the fun holiday decorations. That is why we love that the Arts District Merchants Association is putting on a holiday décor and display contest—and is inviting the public to pick the winners. Some of our favorite Chinatown spots, such as Manifest, Next Door, Owens & Co. and Madre Chocolate will be participating, so take a stroll down there between Dec. 11 and 20 and liking the best window on Instagram at #winterwalk808.
When: Through Dec. 20
Details: The winner will be announced on Dec. 22.
Chari The Love
What: Weekends aren’t complete without an awesome trunk show at one of our favorite local boutiques. This weekend, Owens & Co. welcomes BYCHARI, with its latest collection in tow. We can’t ever get enough of those BYCHARI shark teeth, nameplate necklaces and fun, minimal studs, so the timing (stocking stuffers, anyone?) couldn’t be more perfect. Plus, if you spend $125, you receive a free gift.
When: Thursday, Dec. 11–Saturday, Dec. 13, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Where: Owens & Co., 1152 Nu‘uanu Ave.
Details: Learn more about BYCHARI’s latest collection here.
Get A Life
What: What’s Christmas without It’s A Wonderful Life? Continuing its awesome tradition of outdoor movie showings, Ward Village’s Courtyard Cinema program brings the classic to the great outdoors. Laugh, cry, be humbled and walk away with important lessons about gratitude, life perspective, bells and angels getting their wings.
When: Thursday, Dec. 11, sunset
Where: Ward Village Courtyard, 1240 Ala Moana Blvd.
Details: You must get free tickets to attend, available at wardvillagecourtyardcinema.com. Doors open at 6 p.m.
She’s A Saint
What: Not that you need one, but there’s another reason to shop rocker-chic looks on the All Saints online boutique: the brand’s uber cool fashion videos and online music library. The latest video is a gritty, gorgeous short film featuring ’90s cool-kids band Blonde Redhead. The stylish threesome has the perfect grunge style for the brand and its moody tunes give just the right atmosphere for online shopping for leather jackets and distressed tees.
Details: Check out the Blonde Redhead tracks here.
What: A slew of indie designers would probably love to pair up with J.Crew. The lucky latest to actually get picked? Four-year-old girl Mayhem, from Fashion By Mayhem, the blog that started going viral after pictures of Mayhem’s paper fashion designs—yep, red-carpet gowns and styles made out of paper—started popping up on everyone’s feeds. The collection won’t be out for a few months, but in the meantime, we’ll be spending this weekend reading up on Mayhem’s past creations, which are equal parts amazing and cute.
Details: The collection should be available online this coming spring. Read more about the J.Crew partnership here.
Deal: Up to 30 percent off your purchase with code GOFORIT
When: Through Dec. 15
Who: French Connection
Deal: Up to 40 percent off select styles
Deal: 30 percent off sale items with code GOODCHEER
When: Through Dec. 14
Who: Zumiez, Royal Hawaiian Center
Deal: Buy one item, get one 50 percent off
Who: Urban Outfitters, 2424 Kalākaua Ave.
Deal: 50 percent off sale items
When: Through today