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Shop on O‘ahu and Find Your Luxury

The Editors | March 2, 2021 | Style & Beauty Shop

Spring is here! It's time to go on that shopping spree and update your 2021 look. Shop for the finest luxury apparel and accessories, here in O‘ahu.

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Balenciaga The innovative Spanish house has always been noted for its avant-garde leanings, and with Creative Director Demna Gvasalia at the helm, it has taken an even more experimental turn. Fans of exciting oddities like spandex legging boots and peplum tees will thrill, while the more conservative among us will be relieved that the Classic City tote and its ilk aren’t going anywhere, Ala Moana Center, 949.9001, balenciaga.com

Bally For leather handbags and heels nonpareil, the Swiss luxury fashion house is the place to go—and it has also cornered the market on the upscale sneaker. To stay firmly on the chic side of athleisure, Bally presents unique designs for women, and for men, the matte calf leather Hegon trainer. Ala Moana Center, 941.1187, bally.com

BOSS Hugo Boss, in addition to the clean-cut German stylings for which the brand is known, BOSS has debuted a limited-edition line of men’s sneakers made from Piñatex, a cutting-edge natural textile made of pineappleleaf fiber that represents a new frontier in sustainable fashion. Ala Moana Center, 941.0800, hugoboss.com

Bottega Veneta The discrete signature Intrecciato weave on the Italian designer’s artisanally produced leather bags is a common sight at firstclass lounges and private airports—and for good reason. At both Honolulu boutiques, find men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, shoes and jewelry, in addition to leather goods large and small. Ala Moana Center, 946.0100; Luxury Row, 923.0800, bottegaveneta.com

Brunello Cucinelli Cozy meets couture at the Umbrian cashmere king’s island outpost, where every sumptuous piece is handcrafted in Italy. In keeping with Cucinelli’s style rules, utmost attention is paid to fit, fabric and color, which means that a simple T-shirt has the same ultraluxe feel as an evening gown. Ala Moana Center, 949.3680; International Market Place, 439.6222, brunellocucinelli.com

Bvlgari In 2018, the venerable jewelry house opened a new retail concept in Rome, named it the New Curiosity Shop and filled each of its three rooms with experiential retail designed to appeal to the millennial shopper. Exclusive one-off collections accompany each of the shop’s rotating themes, so be sure to stay current. Ala Moana Center, 941.8338, bulgari.com

Chanel The French highfashion house responsible for the institution of the little black dress, Chanel No. 5 and the iconic Chanel suit has always stayed in lockstep with modern style, even in the post- Coco era. “A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous,” Coco once said, and today’s Chanel, helmed by Virginie Viard, is the epitome of both. Ala Moana Center, 942.5555; Luxury Row, 923.0255, chanel.com

Christian Louboutin Vintage fabrics, metallics and the fashion of the 1960s and ’70s figure predominantly in the fall/ winter 2020 collection from what is perhaps the most recognizable label in all of fashion. There is no faster way to feel beautiful than to slip into a pair of the iconic red bottoms, and the heel-averse will find just as much luxury in the line of sneakers. Curbside pickup is available. International Market Place, 377.6533, us.christianlouboutin.com

Coach As an American fashion house among predominantly European luxury brands, Coach is in a class by itself. Though its specialty is still the accessories we love so well, the brand is evolving, as evidenced by Creative Director Stuart Vevers’ colorblock totes. But don’t worry; the brand still carries its beloved original pieces. Ala Moana Center, 947.4550; Luxury Row, 924.1677, coach.com

Diane von Furstenberg Vivid patterns and bold colors are the focal point of DVF’s new releases—think pants in the perfect shade of yellow and animal printadorned skirts—and these fun pieces are guaranteed to be a closet staple. Also notable, check out the new collab collections. Ala Moana Center, 672.2840, dvf.com

Dior Since signing on in 2016, Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri has taken Dior in exciting new directions, inspired by feminism, femininity and magic. For Dior resort, she incorporated elements of the work of Georgia O’Keeffe and collaborated with Vicki Noble, the creator of the Motherpeace feminist tarot deck. Unsurprisingly, the resulting show was nothing less than magical. Ala Moana Center, 638.4731, dior.com

Gucci For Gucci’s cruise 2019 show, Creative Director Alessandro Michele put on quite a show, sending floral silks, plaids, velvet capes and much more down the runway in a dizzying array of gothic overstimulation, all set at a Roman necropolis in the south of France. The color trends that have emerged from the theatrics, however, are wearable by even novice fashionistas: bright pink and deep emerald green. Shop the ready-to-wear offerings for an accessible taste of Michele’s artistic vision. Ala Moana Center, 942.1148; Luxury Row, 921.1000; The Shops at Wailea, Maui, 879.1060, gucci.com

Hermès Hermès began as a harness workshop—in fact, it still makes saddles, and its riding breeches are a style secret of better-dressed Parisian moms. The inflections of equestrienne style are discernible throughout its collections of sumptuous leather wares—even the Apple Watch Hermès, which remains the most elegant wearable we have seen of late. Ala Moana Center, 947.3789; Royal Hawaiian Center, 922.5780, hermes.com

Loro Piana Part of the wave of luxury Italian fashion houses that have set up shop in Waikiki, the wool and cashmere specialist does not shy away from warm-weather-wear, especially with its cult-favorite summer-weight wool. At just 12 microns in diameter, The Gift of Kings wool was specifically developed for warmer climes—perfect for the islands. Royal Hawaiian Center, 921.2151, loropiana.com

Louis Vuitton LV is iconic for handbags and luggage, but Nicolas Ghesquière keeps the venerable house playful for spring with Thirty florals and silky shorts that translate perfectly into the tropical aesthetic. Ala Moana Center, 973.6880; 2200 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki, 971.6880; Hilton Hawaiian Village, 2005 Kalia Road, Waikiki, 973.3389; Whalers Village, Maui, 667.6114; The Shops at Wailea, Maui, 875.6980, louisvuitton.com

Miu Miu Miuccia Prada’s second brand is like the hip younger sister of Prada, but it’s more than a spinoff. Created with the “contradictory woman” in mind, each season explores playful and unexpected materials, silhouettes and conceits. Ala Moana Center, 955.8880; Luxury Row, 921.2901, miumiu.com

Robin’s Jean L.A.’s beloved premium denim is now available in the islands. Frenchman Robin Chretien has been making jeans with which Americans are obsessed for over a decade, and in that time, he’s secured the fandom of numerous celebs for his use of unusual and over-the-top details, from hand embroidery to leather applique. International Market Place, 800.3759, robinsjean.com

Salvatore Ferragamo Womenswear Creative Director Paul Andrew’s lauded spring/summer 2020 collection was inspired by a precious family photo, and the clean, chic results are timeless. Featured among the house’s storied Italian fine-leather goods— both new and classic iterations—this collection is one for the books. Ala Moana Center, 973.6101; Royal Hawaiian Center, 971.4267, ferragamo.com

Shinola By reinterpreting classics with subtle upgrades and high-end finishes, Shinola creates watches, leather goods, jewelry and more that embody the quintessential American contrasts of modern and classic, luxe and utilitarian. International Market Place, 206.9840, shinola.com

Sixty-One One part barber shop, one part menswear boutique, Sixty- One lets you peruse the latest international trends and stay current with high-end selections in menswear while you wait for a classic cut and shave. Velocity Honolulu, 888 Kapi‘olani Blvd., Kaka‘ako, 593.8888, sixtyonehawaii.com

Tod’s Tod’s will always be known for its quintessential driving shoe, but the brand is also flexing its creative muscles to stay on the cutting edge of fashion. New bag styles are hitting the market alongside luxury clothing, new shoe models and more, and each piece is made with the same impeccable craftsmanship that put the brand on the map. Ala Moana Center, 924.5110, tods.com



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