Friday, July 24, 2009

New Kid On the Block
Coffee shops. Tiny Asian eateries. Beat-up old buildings. 

That may be what most people see when they pass through Kaimuki. But despite its dusty surface, there’s a plethora of cool finds underneath.

Take dpIV for example, local photographer Daniel Pinho’s newly opened boutique.
Tucked away in a quiet little corridor off 12th Avenue, just out of street view, dpIV has all the feel of a secret, hidden treasure trove. 

Filled with the latest fashions from up-and-coming Island designers, its tightly edited array of women’s clothing includes handmade-in-Hawai‘i lines like Recycled Sweetheart, Tryst, and Machine Machine – which all include pieces from adorable, one-of-a-kind tank dresses constructed from vintage fabrics to color-blocked knit tube dresses and chic, printed tunics. 

Even the accessories assortment is unique, complete with sweet little rope handle purses, funky fabric belts and dainty 14K gold and sterling silver jewelry by Pure Joy Adornments. 

For the fellas, Pinho stocks Kamea Gallery, a line of comfy men’s T-shirts screen-printed with edgy graphics.  

Pinho’s stunning surf and landscape photos line the walls and grace his own collection of tees. 

There’s even a table full of art and photography books to peruse, making dpIV feel as much like a mini art gallery as it is does a stylish boutique. 

Which all goes to show that you shouldn’t judge a block by its cover. 

dpIV is located at 1126 12th Ave #103, Honolulu, HI, 96816, 808.734.3413.

Posted on Friday, July 24, 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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