Friday, November 4, 2011

Past Presents

Lei ChicIt’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood.
A beautiful day for a neighbor.

Hi Neighbor.
Today, we’re going to talk about fashion. Do you know the word fashion? Well, Mr. Rogers has been changing into the same zip up cardigan for years and it is getting a little worn down. I’ve gone shopping in the land of Make Believe but those modern studded items just don’t go with my sneakers.

Fortunately, we have some new friends nearby. In fact, the store’s name, Barrio, means neighborhood in Spanish and you will want it to be your neighbor.

Mr. Bradley Rhea was a buyer and stylist in Arizona who moved to Hawaii with suitcases of vintage clothes and a dream to share classic styles that still fit into modern wardrobes.

Lei Chic Let’s look through the shop. There are things for boys and girls: a Christian Dior blazer, a beach-glam 60s swimsuit, wingtip shoes, leather skirts and jackets, and quirky vintage aloha shirts most priced around twenty dollars. Mr. Rhea and Barrio co-owner Mr. Jonathan Saupe are still getting new finds from the mainland and the islands. So you can always discover something unique on the racks or the five-dollar bargain trunk because there's only one person in the world like you ... and that's you, yourself!

Meaning we’ll all be back, when the day is new.

Barrio Vintage is open Tuesdays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Fridays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at 1160 Nuuanu Ave. The original loft at 1109 Maunakea St. #208 opens on the occasional First Friday. Call (808) 674-7156 for more information or visit Barrio Vintage on Facebook.

Posted on Friday, November 4, 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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