Monday, March 21, 2011

Sponsored Edition: Near Bliss


Lei Chic You found the perfect DVF leather bag and you have the perfect spot for it: buried in the trunk of your car underneath your beach mats and spare slippers.

It’ll probably be a few days until it’s safe to sneak it into your closet and pass it off as “this old thing” next time he asks. Recently he’s been especially good a sniffing out pricey shopping sprees. Your entire life has turned into a game of hide and freak.

What you need is a convincing and thrifty-sounding reason to run back to the mall.

Lucky for you, Ala Moana Center has 150 of them with the 4th Annual Shop a Le'a. The week-long premier shopping experience features 100+ exclusive special offers and discounts at stores around the center. And after you reseason your closet with sales on the newest fashions, you can sign up for a variety of workshops designed to add an extra spring to your style.

Learn how to strut your stuff with famed fashion show producer Lynn Hanzawa O’Neill. She’ll share secrets to rocking the catwalk and reveal the world behind the scenes of some of the nation’s top shows. Browse the latest locally-designed lines at the Hawaii Fashion Incubator’s pop-up shop. Start a wish list at the world debut of Project Runway finalist Andy South’s new line. Donate your old work clothes to the YWCA’s Dress for Success program that helps get women in need back in the workforce.

Before you leave, enter to win a getaway for two to Los Angeles. The winner will receive roundtrip tickets, a four-night stay at the W in Los Angeles, tickets to a TV show taping and two spa treatments at Bliss Spa.

It’s a strong point to bargain with next time you try to strike a steal.

Shop a Le'a runs today through Sunday. Click here for a full list of special offers, gifts with purchases, and Shop a Le'a events. Click here for the full schedule of workshops and events at HIFI’s Pop-up Incubator.

Posted on Monday, March 21, 2011 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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