Monday, March 2, 2009

Best Case Scenario

It’s back to the Monday grind this morning – but after a long weekend of working overtime to finish projects on deadline, it might as well be a Wednesday.

Avoiding the pinkslip party (one soiree you’d rather not be invited to) means you’re working all the time – and toting your laptop everywhere.

But your laptop bag is a case study for the office drab look. Try one of these cool carriers instead:

Super-sleek InCase products are designed in part by a Kailua boy, and are customized to fit Macs, but check the dimensions – your PC will probably fit too. Online at and at Apple stores at Ala Moana Center and Kahala Mall.

Limited-edition neoprene sleeves from Australia’s Tropical Howie evoke your favorite non-work spots with styles in beach sand textured fabric, towel-like terrycloth, and even lycra swimwear. Online at

Neoprene gets a super-functional treatment at BuiltNY, where the durable wetsuit fabric is made into laptop backpacks, cargo-pocketed sleeves, and even specialized carriers for chargers. Online at

Ultra-luxe Calder Originals cases are hand-made with Swedish leather, lined with silk velvet and built with carbon fiber and high-grade foam that provides super-strength armor around your computer. The cases are made one-by-one, take 35 hours to construct, and cost roughly the same as an Hermès handbag. Online at

Posted on Monday, March 2, 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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