More weekend shopping

August 1st, 2008
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Lots of designer merch hit the pre-sale racks at NM.

Neiman Marcus was crowded with shoppers this morning, all hoping to scoop up some pre-sale deals from merchandise shipped in from other NM’s across the country. The memory of a Temperley London dress of silk chiffon and leather last year was enough to bring me out.Alas, nothing by Alice Temperley but I did find a Naoki Takizawa black dress now tucked away safely before the Last Call sale starts on Aug. 5. Also loved a line of Dolce & Gabbana skirts, but they were something like $935 on sale so I had to scuttle away.

What’s new:

>> Valerie Joseph is now open on the ground floor of Ala Moana Center, facing Kona Street.

pandora

Composable bracelets from Pandora allow you to add charms reflecting your life’s journey. It’s among the jewelry offered at Jewel Flair.

>> Jewel Flair, a sister to Ward Warehouse’s Craft Flair, has its grand opening from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 2, at Ala Moana Center near Center Stage (across from Swatch). Shoppers can meet local designers such as Kimberly Le and Fran Takemoto and win prizes. One of the hottest lines is Pandora, from Denmark, offering “composable” charm bracelets. Beads starting at $25 in sterling silver to 14K gold can be purchased by oneself, friends and lovers to be added on over a lifetime, resulting in an expression of your personality, life milestones and the special people in your life who added to it.

>> Stylus 3rd anniversary: Former SB’er Shawn “Speedy” Lopes marks his resale clothing and record boutique’s 3rd year with a party from 11 a.m. tomorrow. Stylus is at University Square, 2615 S. King, on the third floor. Shop for trendy, secondhand apparel; most pieces cost less than $10.

edo

>> “Vogue in Japan: Edo Fashion Through Japanese Prints”: So you can’t afford to shop? You can still find time to appreciate fashion as worn in the past. This ukiyo-e exhibition opened Wednesday at the Honolulu Academy of Arts and will continue through Oct. 19, 2008. The show focuses on the fashion of married women, the fashion of people from different social classes (women of the warrior class, of wealthy merchants, high-ranking courtesans, and townspeople), lingerie, and men’s fashion. Can’t wait to see it.

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