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Slip into Chic
Kai Andersen | Photo: Daeja Fallas | August 29, 2013
Even when the heat’s on, keep your cool in more ways than one with a shopping session at one of these locally owned boutiques.
A true beachtown boutique, Guava Shop brings casual couture to a town best known for surf gear. Browse North Shore-friendly brands like Indah, Gypsy 05, Free People, Splendid, Ella Moss. Unique bikinis and cover-ups will keep you cool on the beach. 66 Kamehameha Highway, Hale‘iwa, 637.9670, guavahawaii.com
A must-stop while on the Windward side, Ali McMahon’s smartly curated boutique offers easy-to-wear staples from the likes of Ella Moss, Wings Hawaii and Dolce Vita. 43 Kīhāpai St., Kailua, 263.9919, iheartolive.com
Oliver Men’s Shop
Leave it to Parker Moosman, husband of Olive Boutique’s Ali McMahon, to open this stylish companion shop for men. It’s the place to find cool, yet comfy, pieces that will make any fella look his best. Find fresh wears from Aloha Sunday and Sol Angeles. 49 Kīhāpai St., Kailua, 261.6587
Make your way into the weekend with the latest pieces from Manuheali‘i’s latest collection inspired by ‘awapuhi, or Hawaiian ginger. 930 Punahou St., McCully/Mō‘ili‘ili, 942.9868; 5 Ho‘ola‘i St., Kailua, 261.9865, manuhealii.com
The Argentinian-born Tamara Catz has traveled the globe seeking inspiration for her designs, which include sexy, multicolored dresses, tops and swimwear meant for layering. Catz also designs stunning wedding dresses. 83 Hāna Highway, Pā‘ia, Maui, 579.9184, tamaracatz.com