Saturday, September 17, 2011

Weekend Picks: Saturday, September 17, 2011

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Day one of the Lei Chic Mercedes Benz Pop-Up Boutique was very busy, so here is what you need to know for day two.
• Arrive early. Some of our designers are already running low on inventory.
• Parking is tight, so be ready to do some searching around in our suggested areas.
• The eats will begin a little later (probably around 11 a.m.) and the food goes fast. We’ll be bringing in tasty chicken karaage and sushi from Hale Aina Award winner Shokudo, mini chocolate pyramids from another Hale Aina Award Winner Chef JJ Luangkhot of JJ’s  Bistro & French Pastry and Le Cacao Bistro, and as an added bonus for shoppers Bliss Bakery will be have a little something sweet (we hear Kathy Masunaga’s famed brownies may be on the menu).
• Imbibe Hawaii has your morning covered with its special Bloody Mary blend, available for the first time at the Boutique today.
• And we know you love deals so here is one more for you. Any Lei Chic shopper can enter to win a free iPad (courtesy of the great team at Mercedes Benz of Honolulu) and if you buy a new or used car after your boutique time, Mercedes Benz will gift you with a $500 Ala Moana gift certificate. Remember, those uber-cute/uber-parkable Smart cars are just $14,500.
When: Today, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Mercedes Benz of Honolulu Showroom, 818 Kapiolani Blvd.
Details: Admission is $5 which includes cocktails, food, your 20 percent off shopping pass, and exclusive deals from our designers.

Lily Lotus, 3160 Waialae Ave., Kaimuki
Deal: The warehouse sale means you can grab unprinted yoga gear priced at one for $20, two for $30 and five for $50. Also score on past collections of Momi Chee’s blingy, beautiful shirts, bamboo items, and more for about $20.
When: Today, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Also: Cash only and all sales are final. No dressing rooms are available.

Who: Fighting Eel, 1133 Bethel St.
Deal: Celebrate the first year of Fighting Eel’s new headquarters with 15 percent off everything. Also enter to win prizes, including five loaded FE totes which include a $100 gift certificate.
When: Today only, Fighting Eel closes at 6 p.m.

Who: Fashionista’s Market, 1185 Bethel St.
Deal: Sort through racks of clothes, jewelry, and accessories and score five pieces for just $60.
When: Ends tomorrow.

Who: I AM. Shop, 1221 Kapiolani Blvd.
Deal: 25 percent off Lovelessizm, 50 percent off of Lava Roses, 35 percent off accessories (excluding Bliss Lau, Maxi, crochet scarves, and Handsome Young Son Wallets)

Deal: An additional 30 percent off sales items with code GAP30.
When: Ends today.

Who: Eden in Love, Ward Warehouse
Deal: Buy one of anything (top, dress, skirt, accessories) and receive the second for half off.
When: Ends tomorrow.

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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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