Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events

Weekend Picks - October 3, 2013

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Tori Time
Snag Tori Praver's 2013 swimwear collection at 40 percent off during a special trunk show at Rebecca Beach's Kaimuki studio.
When: Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: 1120 12th Ave., 3rd Floor
Details: You can also book an appointment to preview the Maui native's 2014 collection tomorrow, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Email info@rebeccabeach.com for details.

Even more trunk shows happening this weekend:

  • ByChari – Tomorrow, 6-9 p.m. at Owens & Co. 1152 Nuuanu Ave.
  • Tiare Hawaii – Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at San Lorenzo, Ala Moana Center.

Lei Chic Salt Shaker
Salt Liko, the resort wear line we previewed back in March, debuts this week in several Hawaii stores and one in Newport, Calif. Finally, you can get up clothes and personal with elegantly draped cardigans, batwing blouses and palazzo pants designed by Matt Bruening in custom prints by Kuhao Zane and Brandy-Alia Serikaku. (Editor's note: Tiare Thomas is no longer with the line.)
Where: Cinnamon Girl, Fighting Eel, Maya Bella Boutique, San Lorenzo and more, full retail list here.
Details: More information on Instagram, official website coming soon.

Fall in Love
Step aside, pumpkin spice latte. Fall has arrived in the form of luscious, locally made treats like Fairycakes' pumpkin whoopies and Let Them Eat Cupcakes' pecan pie stuffed cupcakes. Hooray for seasons eatings.
Details: Fairycakes: 12 for $39, 24 for $76, call (808) 447-8862 or click here to order. Let Them Eat Cupcakes: $3 each, debuts tomorrow at noon, call (808) 531-2253 to pre-order.

Eel of Fortune
Fighting Eel celebrates the third anniversary of its downtown Honolulu boutique this Saturday with 15 percent off everything in-store from 10 a.m.-noon. Plus, enjoy complimentary mimosas, scones and eyelash extensions by Kimmie Jacobs, view the new fall collection and enter to win a $100 gift card. Can't make it before noon? You can still take 10 percent off your entire purchase for the rest of the day, and all day Saturday at the Waikiki and Kailua locations.
When: Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon.
Where: Fighting Eel Downtown, 1133 Bethel St.

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Old and the Beautiful
Catherine's Closet Vintage Boutique is hosting an opening night reception for its month-long showcase of vintage Hawaiian dresses for Hawaii Fashion Month. Enjoy music, champagne, and models sporting colorful, floral pieces circa 1950s-70s by designers and brands like Alfred Shaheen, Reyn Spooner and Tropicana and retailers like Liberty House, Carol and Mary, and the Ritz.
When: Opening night reception takes place tomorrow, 3-6 p.m. Showcase will be on display through October 31.
Where: 125 Merchant St., Suite 103
Details: Free admission. Visit Catherine's Closet on Facebook for details.

Market Value
Don't miss the debut of FarmLovers' Kakaako Farmers' Market this Saturday for 100-percent locally grown produce, food and goods (like handmade pasta), along with a 70-seat cafe and local entertainment. Reusable bags will be given to the first 500 customers. (Editor's note: This market is a reincarnation of the Ala Moana Farmers' Market previously located at Ala Moana Center.)
When: Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon.
Where: Ward Warehouse parking lot along Auahi St.
Details: For more information, email kakaakofarmersmarket@gmail.com or call (808) 388-9696.

Trends with Benefits
IOLANI Sportswear celebrates its 60th anniversary with a fashion-filled benefit for Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific. A $30 early bird ticket means you can enjoy a fashion show, live music by ManoaDNA and Kapala, food from Side Street Inn and prize drawings including 30,000 miles from Hawaiian Airlines.
When: Next Thursday, October 10, 6-8 p.m.
Where: IOLANI Sportswear, 1234 Kona St.
Details: $30 tickets available online or by phone at (808) 597-1044, $40 at the door.

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Wardrobe Update
Hawaii Fashion Month mannequins showcasing designs by Jenna Sato, Rumi Murakami (shown above), Beverly Horton and Stephen Haus are now on display throughout Nordstrom, Ala Moana Center.


Who: Ann Taylor
Deal: $50 off purchases of $100 or more in-store and online (no code necessary).

Who: Williams-Sonoma
Deal: Warehouse sale with more than 200 items at up to 60 percent off in-store and online.
When: Through Monday.

Who: Banana Republic
Deal: 40 percent off women's apparel and 30 percent off men's styles and accessories online only with the code BRNEWFALL.
When: Through Sunday.

Who: Gap
Deal: 30 percent off everything online only with the code GAPNEW.
When: Through Saturday.