Two Weeks Only – Passing the Bucks
To score that new dress, you had to wait until someone got married. You wrangled that new pair of boots by pretending to fall out of your shoes at a nightclub. And those “couldn’t pass up” pair of jeans? It’s posing as junk in your trunk, hidden from your guy until you think he won’t notice they’re new.
There are unlimited things you want to buy but you’re running out of excuses to stop by your favorite shops.
Fortunately, we have just what you need for a free pass. Everyone who attends the Lei Chic Mercedes Benz Pop-Up Boutique this weekend will get a shopping pass good for 20 percent off at 20 boutiques and online stores through September 30.
So next time he gives you a hard time you can say you’re saving money.
Or just tell him to deal.
Here is the list of the great discounts you can get with the Lei Chic Shopping Pass (with code LEICHIC20 on the websites).
The Butik, 1067 Kapiolani Blvd.
It’s already one of the favorite stops for shoppers in town with lines such as J. Kincaid, Style Stalker, and Susanna Monaco, and now there’s a way to get your style fix without leaving home (perfect for those 2 a.m. shopping sprees). Today, The Butik launched its online store with a completely craveable stock of your favorite styles such as
The Real Deal: 20 percent off everything at www.TheButik.com and 20 percent off everything in store except new arrivals and sale items. All sales are final.
The fabrics are vintage, but ccdoodle’s designs are completely modern. Use your Lei Chic discount to scoop up one of Christy Chung’s new hand drawn tank and boyshort sleep sets (too cute to just wear in bed). Then grab one of her gorgeous signature clutches or wrap up your look with a versatile obi belt that you can tie many different ways, taking you from sweet to sassy in a single knot.
The Real Deal: 20 percent off her entire online shop, including sales items. Make sure to apply coupon code at checkout.
Collins & 8th, 560 Pensacola St., Suites 4 & 5
This sleek shop was built for high fashion – owner Maida Montemayor specifically designed her space for runway shows and fashion shoots. In just a few months, she’s made her mark with exclusive lines such as Mara Hoffman, local girl Heather Guevarra Arcega’s line, Sonya Monique jewelry, not to mention the only line of Andy South carried outside of Neiman Marcus, always popular Jeffrey Campbell shoes, and loads of Khush.
The Real Deal: 20 percent off all clothing.
Divalicious, 850 West Hind Dr. Suite 111
The small boutique won’t be an Aina Haina secret for much longer. Divalicious is set to open in Ward Center sometime next month. But you won’t want to wait that long to browse through the batches of new items Susan Kondo-Leong just brought back from L.A. And when your armfuls of finds hits $100, you’ll take it home in Divalicious’ playful, pink reusable shopping bag.
The Real Deal: 20 percent off regularly-priced clothing and handbags.
Drift Boutique, 3434 Waialae Ave. #4
This breezy shop is an oasis off of Waialae Avenue, bursting with beachy chic clothing and jewelry. But stashed amongst the Indah, Posh Pua, and more you’ll often find beautiful dresses, swimsuits, jewelry, and even bags designed by Drift owners Alessandra Klein and Laura Ivy. The two are always creating new pieces so check often – their limited-edition lines are often the most popular items.
The Real Deal: 20 percent off all regularly-priced and sale clothing. Swimwear, home, accessories and jewelry are excluded.
Eden in Love, Ward Warehouse
It’s easy to develop a crush on this Ward Warehouse shop and its ever-evolving stock of adorable, affordable clothing, bags, belts, and jewelry. What you’ll really want to watch is Eden in Love’s Facebook page for daily sales, fashion galleries (complete with full outfit suggestions), and chances to give back. If your crush becomes a commitment, don’t worry. Owner Tanna Dang also owns The Wedding Café right next door.
The Real Deal: 20 percent off regularly or sale-priced items. Not valid with other sales or promotions
Fashionista's Market Boutique, 1185 Bethel St.
The shop that began as a traveling designer sample sale certainly has made a home in downtown Honolulu. Stop in once and there’s a good chance you’ll turn into a Fashionista afficianado when faced with racks of affordable goodies, frequent flash sales, and all kinds of weekly and monthly activities including fashionistas-only movie showings, jewelry and clothing launch parties, and the always popular Closet Swap.
The Real Deal: 20 percent off regularly-priced clothing excluding HMD, Pure Joy Adornments, Lynn Jean Designs and Cassandra Rull.
Cindy Yokoyama doesn’t sleep. At least that’s what we have to believe when you see the range of her Ginger13 jewelry line. Her work ranges from delicate, beachy earrings to bold, tribal semi-precious stone spikes and everything in between. Ginger13 is the line that launched the mismatched earring trend in the islands and right now you can scoop up pieces already on clearance with an additional percentage off.
The Real Deal: An additional 20 percent off everything at Ginger13.com.
House of Aria Boutique, 450 Kamehameha Hwy., Suite #4
When House of Aria opened its doors, you could almost hear a cheer from the Leeward coast to Central Oahu. Since then, shoppers have not been disappointed when they browse racks of flowy, flirty clothing, jewelry, and even handbags all priced below $65. If Pearl City is still too much of a drive for you, House of Aria is constantly on the move. Watch for it in a town near you.
The Real Deal: 20 percent off all regularly-priced items.
Lily Lotus Boutique, 609 Kailua Rd. #102
Comfortable and chic used to be two completely different looks – but now there’s Lily Lotus. The line designed by Momi Chee offers tanks, tees, pants and capris easy enough to wear to yoga, but stylish enough to take out on the town. Lily Lotus’s new Kailua location is also packed with beautiful locally-designed jewelry, books, videos, and gifts that combine inspiration and fashion.
The Real Deal: 20 percent off entire purchase, excluding yoga mats in store on at LilyLotus.com.
Magnolia, Kahala Mall
You’re about to taste an amazing artisanal truffle olive oil when a gorgeous beaded bracelet captures your attention. It's right next to that antique sideboard you’ve been eyeing. Magnolia carries everything to adorn your home, your pantry, and yourself. Owner Maggie Parks finds her unique furniture on trips through estates in Europe but also taps into local artisans for her jewelry lines.
The Real Deal: 20 percent off of all regularly-priced food items.
Modern Philosophy Jewelry.com
Your accessories really say a lot about you – especially when it’s a piece by Modern Philosophy. Lisa Gouveia’s designs are always inspired by nature and created to help channel your own positive, personal energy. All of that comes in bold, tribal wrap bracelets and necklaces, striking pyrite and chain earrings, and naturally shaped semi-precious stones.
The Real Deal: 20 percent off everything on A Modern Philosophy Jewelry.com.
Olive Boutique, 43 Kihapai St.
Not much can entice people off of Kailua’s gorgeous beaches – Olive Boutique is an exception. You’ll be drawn in by Dolce Vita sandals, stay to sift through Ella Moss, Splendid and Bobi, and finish it off by Devin Krista jewelry or perhaps a new suit by Made by Dawn. To complete the picture, grab an Oliver frame made from reused wood from Hawaiian homes and exclusive to Olive.
The Real Deal: 20 percent off everything except jewelry.
Organik is definitely a veteran of Hawaii’s fashion world, but the four-year-old eco-friendly clothing line is constantly turning out fresh new looks. What’s really floating our boat this season is the new Skipperette dress featuring nautical stripes on a crisp white organic-cotton, super soft tunic. You can sail right through all the new Sirens+Sailors collection on Organik’s new website, at a discount of course.
The Real Deal: 20 percent off of everything at OrganikClothing.com.
Owens & Co., 1152 Nuuanu Ave.
The edge of Chinatown gained some urban loft chic with the arrival of Owens & Co. Every item in Missy Owens Mull’s store feels fresh – from Saffron James fragrances, to the edgy cool brass casting of Bones and Feathers Collective, locally-designed Meleana vintage fabric bags and Justine Jones jewelry, and even the hard-to-find issues of Anthology. If you need more inspiration, check Missy’s blog for even more daily eye candy.
The Real Deal: 20 percent off the entire store.
Padma and Pickles.com
Every piece of jewelry created by Kelsey Nishi has a cause – a portion of each sale goes to help medically treat and foster abandoned animals. Giving is easy when you’re donning a pair of striking gold-fill or sterling silver earrings completely wire-wrapped with amethyst, rubies, quartz, and every color of tourmaline. And you won’t be able to resist that wire-wrapped tourmaline ring that goes with it.
The Real Deal: 20 percent off everything on PadmaandPickles.com.
seastar 8.4.23, 423 Nahua St.
A part of New York cool arrived in Waikiki when seastar 8.4.23 opened its doors. Nana Fujise is actually in the Big Apple now on one of her regular trips to discover new designers that have not yet arrived here. The shopping pass is the perfect excuse to try lines such as the raw city denim of JET by John Eshaya, the dreamy bohemian style of Odylyne, or colorful bags from Will Leather Goods.
The Real Deal: 20 percent off excluding Malie Organics, Arnold Zimberg shirts, Shashi, Rockabella, and Dogeared jewelry.
Super Citizen, 22 S. Pauahi St.
There is a fashionable alternative to that polyester top and Super Citizen has it. The downtown boutique offers beautiful tops, dresses, belts, children’s clothes, jewelry, bags, and quirky home accessories all with an eco-friendly focus. So you can grab that vintage kimono purse, flirty party dress, elegant vintage bead earrings, and a recycling book to read with your little one all in one enticing stop.
The Real Deal: 20 percent off everything excluding sale items, Jana Lam, Modern Philosophy, Megumi, B2C, Vers and Mei Vintage.
therapy. boutique, Kahala Mall
When you need some retail therapy the answer is right in Kahala Mall. Owner Tina Wary mixes mainland finds like BB Dakota with entire shelves of locally designed bags, scarves, jewelry, and accessories. Stop in to check out the vibrant prints of headbands and accessories by Pieces of Me, Angry Lady Bug’s colorful messenger bags and yummy scented soaps, colorful Moopiland dresses, and tons of beachy beautiful jewelry.
The Real Deal: 20 percent off one regularly-priced item.
Getting hammered never looked so good. Wishing Bridge began with a signature gold-fill heart and soon Lauryn Chun’s metal work was getting the attention of more than Hawaii fans, she created custom pieces for music star Lauryn Hill to wear at her sold-out concert. Check out her new caged series for a bold statement piece that’s still elegant; proving you don’t have to scream to be noticed.
The Real Deal: 20 percent off everything on www.WishingBridge.com.
The Shopping Pass goes into effect tonight at 4 p.m. when the Lei Chic Mercedes Benz Pop-Up Boutique opens in the Mercedes Benz Showroom at 818 Kapiolani Blvd. Click here for all the event details.