Weekend Picks – Saturday, May 12, 2012

Lei Chic


Everything Must Bow

What: Betsey Johnson may have a new reality show debuting later this year, but her retail chain is closing up shop. Liquidation sales started yesterday with items marked 20 to 50 percent off in stores and online. So stock up on bright, tutu-inspired party dresses and flirty babydoll slips while you can.

Where: Betsey Johnson at Ala Moana Center and The Shops at Wailea, Maui.


Last Haul

Lei ChicWhat: “Wait a minute, Mother’s Day is tomorrow?!” No need to panic; you’ve still got time to whip out an amazing gift. Here are a few suggestions we guarantee Mom will love.

1. Browse our gift guide for 11 items you can run out and grab right now, like an elegant laser-cut clutch, handmade recycled wood coasters and the Rolls Royce of juicers.

2. Cook Mom the perfect breakfast in bed with recipes from some of the nation’s hottest chefs. She’ll melt for french toast bread pudding with bourbon banana syrup or a frittata with mushrooms, Manchego and toasted breadcrumbs.

3. Check out our sales roundup below, so you can pick up a great gift for Mom and a little treat for yourself.


Hero’s Welcome

What: After shuttering its downtown store in March, Super Citizen reopens at its new location in Kahala Mall with a full stock of eco-friendly clothes and accessories.

When: Monday, 10 a.m.

Where: Super Citizen, Kahala Mall.

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Print Condition

What: Banana Republic is going bold with its 60-piece summer capsule collection by designer Trina Turk. The lookbook is chock full of bright, Moroccan-style prints, colorful, chunky jewelry and fun accessories, so click through and mark your favorites.

When: Available June 7.

Where: At all Banana Republic stores and online.


September – House of Harlow and Winter Kate fans, rejoice! Nicole Richie is creating a collection for Macy’s Impulse capsule series. Expect maxi skirts and crop tops in Richie’s signature bohemian style, between $49 and $149.

Summer 2013 – Turns out dreams really do come true; red-carpet powerhouse Marchesa is working on a lower-priced contemporary line of clothes and accessories. Prices will range from $150 to $750 when the line launches next summer.

2013 – As for another celebrity favorite, Christian Louboutin is developing a beauty line called Christian Louboutin Beaute. The designer has yet to reveal specific details, but we have a feeling the color palette will include a lot of red.


Who: French Connection

Deal: 30 percent off with the code FCWANT.

Who: Nine West

Deal: 20 percent off all online purchases, except fragrances.

When: Ends Monday.

Who: Lancome

Deal: 20 percent off with the code FRIENDS.

Who: Maleana Cosmetics

Deal: 30 percent off online purchases with the code WELOVEMOM.

When: Through Monday.

Who: Olive Boutique, 43 Kihapai St.

Deal: 10 percent off the entire store.

Also: Devin Krista Jewelry and Go Love Designs trunk show.

When: Today, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Who: Kai Boutique, 319 Hahani St.

Deal: 10 to 15 percent off.

Who: Fighting Eel Kailua, 629 Kailua Rd., Suite 130

What: Padma and Pickles trunk show.

Deal: 15 percent off all trunk show merchandise, spend $100 and receive a free gift.

When: Today, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Who: Fighting Eel Downtown, 1133 Bethel St.

Deal: 20 percent off all Fighting Eel rompers.

When: Today only.

Who: The Butik, 1067 Kapiolani Blvd. Suite A-3

Deal: 20 percent off all regular-priced items.

When: Today and tomorrow.

Who: Florencia Arias, 1161 Nuuanu Ave.

Deal: 10 percent off new Posh Pua bikinis, 15 percent off new merchandise, 20 percent off jewelry, 50 percent off past lines.

When: Today only.

Who: Bamboo Sky, 401 Kamakee St.

Deal: 15 percent off everything in store and online with the code welovemom.

When: Through Sunday.

Who: Pueo Boutique, 75-5695 Alii Dr., Kailua-Kona

Deal: 20 percent off clothes, 30 percent off jewelry and Big Buddha bags, 10 percent off Posh Pua bikinis and Bitty Bambu keiki apparel, 20 percent off everything else in store.

Also: $80 for a $100 gift certificate.

Who: Eden in Love, Ward Warehouse

Deal: Free belt with any dress purchase when you show a photo of your mom.

When: Through Sunday.

Who: Cottage by the Sea, Ward Warehouse

Deal: 10 percent off online purchases with the code LUVMOM.

When: Through Sunday.