I don’t know when Labor Day became such a big retail holiday but in 2012 it certainly is showing the signs. Why not go shopping while the guys are glued to football? And of course, think local first. Shop FOR local designers and shop IN locally owned stores!
Among my favorites is Chai Studio in Kakaako. Owner Amerjit Ghag has just returned from India with a bounty of fabulous finds. Many new artisans were discovered on this trip, including an indigo expert whose family roots go deep in indigo but whose aesthetic is thoroughly modern. She unpacks some every day so it’s worth repeat visits. They’re having a huge sale on just about everything today through Monday. Some items are 15% off; furniture and home decor is 20 percent off, other items 30% off. She has some fabulous new accessories for home and body that really speak to me. They are all about color and verve and simply make me happy to be around. Here are a few photos I shoot last time I was in Chai. It’s just a tiny smattering of what’s there. Find Chai Studio at 675 Auahi Street. Phone 536-4543.
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Expect to find lots of other sales going on as local owners/buyers clear out their stores to make way for fall merchandise.
- All prepaid trunk show orders will receive a 15% discount.
- Due to the nature of this sale, ALL SALES ARE FINAL on your trunk show order.
And The Butik on Kapiolani Blvd. is having a blow-out sale: