Fruits of Their Labor

Lei ChicThe spring drought that left your cash flow at dangerously low levels is over. Forecasters are predicting better days ahead and you’re hoping for a bumper crop of new items in your wardrobe.

No more “real” Fendis from that seedy guy at the swap meet. And digging through discount racks week after week? That was the pits.

Leaf those days behind you with a lush new bag by Guava.

Kahuku grads Liz Lerner and Kai Cost have offered bikinis and easy beach wear in their Haleiwa shop since 2008. Now they’re branching out with their first collection of eye-popping clutches with an island twist.

Lei Chic Foldover and zippered handbags look like traditional woven lauhala, but are made of supple leather in contrasting shades of vibrant turquoise, orange, and green.The custom-designed, cut-out pattern on their wallet-style clutch is reflects the tropical flowers that surround the North Shore.

Each bag is slim enough to slip into your hobo yet roomy enough to stash your cell phone, lip gloss, and all the essentials.

It’s an easy pick to freshen up your look.

Now that's a sweet start to summer.

Guava bags are priced between $98 and $108 dollars at Guava Shop in the Haleiwa Town Center, 66-165 Kamehameha Hwy. 808.637.9670.