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.