Liliko‘i Now Carries Local Designers Such As Lani Lau

Former LBDB rebrands store with a beachy, local aesthetic.

From the Office of Dr. Style, M.D.

Symptoms: The patient appears to be out of her mind for local fashion. She has exhibited erratic and obsessive behavior when it comes to supporting Hawai‘i designers and stuffing her closet with cute, weekend looks. In my professional opinion, this requires some serious retail therapy at newly rebranded Lilikoi store at Kāhala Mall.

Prescription:  This summer, LBDB store—known for club-appropriate mini dresses and bling-heavy nightlife pieces—went in a beach-friendly direction. Not only is the new store perfect for finding summery, Hawai‘i-centric ensembles, but president Michelle van Veenendaal has been adding a slew of local designers to the Liliko‘i shelves—and their sunny styles are perfect for what ails you.

I recommend treatment from Lani Lau, the latest local label to grace Liliko‘i's shelves. The brand's airy, loose-cut maxi dresses, cover-ups and rompers come in cheery, candy-colored leaf prints, rainbow-hued batiks and subtle textured patterns—perfect for lounging in the sun or covering up after a swim.

Or, remedy the situation with bikinis by KJ Kinis, dresses by Living Hula, shorts by Wonderland Honolulu and jewelry by Goia Jewelry and Jazzle Me Jewelry—all local designers brought in especially for the Liliko‘i store.

Use: Visit Liliko‘i until symptoms disappear. It will make you right as rain in no time, trust me.

You'll be totally crazy about it.

Kāhala Mall, neaer Magnolia, 4211 Waiʻalae Ave., Call 737-3337 for more information. Open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.–9 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.