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Kai Andersen | Photo: Tony Novak-Clifford | September 20, 2013
Get ready to turns the next time you head out the door. Here, shop suggestions that will help you bring some va-va-voom to your wardrobe.
If you’re lucky enough to be wearing a Maggie Coulombe dress, all eyes will be on you. That’s how the Maui-based designer describes her cutting-edge styles. Discover her latest sultry styles at her Whalers Village boutique that opened earlier this year. Whalers Village, 2435 Kā‘anapali Parkway, Kā‘anapali, Maui, 344.6672, maggiecoulombe.com
Following in the footsteps of the legendary Cristóbal Balenciaga and the distant successor Nicolas Ghesquière, designer Alexander Wang has quite a legacy to follow. But it seems that the American talent is getting adjusted rather quickly, combining his urban sensibilities with the heritage of one of fashion’s most enigmatic characters. Ala Moana Center, Mall Level 2, 949.9001, balenciaga.com
Manhattan meets Honolulu at this sleek boutique that carries current styles from Rag & Bone, Pierre Hardy, Phillip Lim and other “it” designers. If you’ve got NYC swagger and funds to match, this well-curated men’s and women’s shop is calling. 1221 Kapi‘olani Blvd., Ala Moana/Kapi‘olani, 589.2050, aloharag.com
One of Honolulu’s latest fashion arrivals, La Perla’s exquisite lingerie and nightwear exude privilege, drawing on fine silks and other luxuriously soft, sexy fabrics. Since 1954, the Italian fashion house has been the perennial favorite among ladies who wouldn’t think of wearing anything else. Ala Moana Center, Level 2, 949.4565, laperla.com
Known for its fabulous line of shoes (heels, wedges, boots and even ballerina flats), this iconic brand just moved into a gorgeous new space at Ala Moana Center. Check out the men’s collection that’s been spiked with urban attitude. Ala Moana Center, Mall Level 2, 946.5660, jimmychoo.com