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boutique week: kai

boutique week is wrapping up and i hope you have discovered a few new brick and mortar gems so far! today, we have been invited to enjoy a sneak preview of kai which officially opens its doors in lovely kailua town this weekend. the vibe is all about effortless yet chic island style with an edited offering of jersey separates, flirty resortwear, and handcrafted jewelry from local designers to complete the look. 

the shelves are also stocked with eco-friendly beauty goods to perfect your tropical glow and gorgeous whimsy from the roost design collective to outfit your home.

if you shudder at the thought of shopping for a new outfit or are short on time, the additional services offered in-store will be much appreciated. shop proprietors bev binney and shannon schubert are happy to pull looks just for you and offer styling advice so your shopping bag is only filled with purchases you absolutely adore.

in addition to local finds from alora ambiance, hinu jewelry, [ki-ele] and letarte, kai offers designs from bhati beads, coolchange resortwear, poupette jewelry, rachel pally, and t los angeles plus beauty treats from coola sunscreen, glo minerals & pure fiji.

say hello to the kai 'ohana during saturday's grand opening and enjoy 10% off storewide along with pupus, wine and dj spins while you shop.

  • where: 776 kailua road, kailua (above kimo's surf hut)
  • grand opening: sat, aug 14th - 6p to 9p
  • shop hours: mon to sat, 11a to 5p

 p.s. more peeks can be found over on kai's facebook.

{update | may 2011: kai has shuttered its kailua road location with plans to re-open nearby later this summer.}

{update | sep 2011: the new location has opened its doors and kai can now be found at 319 hahani plaza}

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