First Look: Honolulu Has Its First Ron Herman Boutique
Get a look at the hip LA boutique's new Honolulu outpost, brimming with hard-to-get labels and cool collabs with Hawai‘i brands.
Cool Californians have been turning to Ron Herman for luxury and emerging labels ever since the brand opened its first boutique in 1976 in the iconic ivy-covered storefront on Melrose Avenue, formerly occupied by Fred Segal. (Fun fact: Herman is actually Segal’s nephew.) Even Japanese audiences have been getting in on its SoCal aesthetic—the retailer currently boasts a whopping 24 stores in Japan.
Now, its newest location, fronting Kalākaua Avenue in the Moana Surfrider hotel, serves as a chic stopping point between the two. Locals will appreciate the access it brings to a slew of covetable labels hard to find anywhere else on-island, including Dries Van Noten, Paco Rabanne, JW Anderson and Missoni.
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Los Angeles staples such as Apothia candles, Spinelli Kilcollin fine jewelry (designed by Yves Spinelli, a Punahou graduate who was born and raised on O‘ahu) and Ron Herman’s private labels are on hand. And the brand is big on collaborating with local talents. Keep an eye out for vintage chore jackets customized with Oliver Men’s Shop, exclusive Salvage Public sweats and tees hand-dyed by OK Bet using native Hawaiian plants.
Moana Surfrider, 2365 Kalākaua Ave., Tower Wing Shop #1, (808) 638-3140, open daily 8:30 a.m. to 10p.m., ronherman.com, @ronhermanstore
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