Monday, January 5, 2009

Smart Cookie

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You’ve just settled into your cube for your morning routine – hitting up all your favorite websites to see what’s new. Two weeks gone, and your browser’s cookie trail still knows just what you like and puts it right in front of you.

Offline, the smart cookies who do the same are Christina and Darcy Cook, mother-and-daughter owners of Hawai‘i Kai’s just-opened shop, Cookie Couture. This byte-sized boutique is glam at great prices, so you can get that chunky belt for less than it costs for a round of drinks.

The duo scours the L.A. scene for young and as-yet unheard-of designers, which is good for saving your, er, cache. Try on some short, sassy rocker-style dresses for under $50 or a hobo-style bag for around $60.

Because in this day of closing chain stores and a dropping Dow Jones, shelling out a lot to look good just doesn’t compute.

Cookie Couture, Koko Marina Shopping Center (across from the Marina Theatre, in the old Koko Cabana space), 808.396.2665.

Posted on Monday, January 5, 2009 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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