April 20th, 2013 / posted by paularath

From a Milk & Honey fashion show at The Modern Hotel. Photos by Travis Okimoto.

Hip Chinatown boutique Milk & Honey has moved to the historic Old Blaisdell Hotel at 1154 Fort Street Mall, between Le Crepe Cafe and Fort Street Cafe. Take the classic hand-operated elevator (probably the last one in Honolulu)  to the third floor where you’ll find a treasure trove collected by co-owners Patricia Chang and Christine George.

Expect to discover hard-to-find lines such as Cheap Monday, House of Harlow 1960 and Aussie brand Keepsake. What you’ll be seeing more of in the new store are original designs and up-cycled fashions by Patricia and Christine. For example, their high-waisted, distressed and dip-dyed garter shorts paired with a vintage local tee that’s been tailored, studded and vamped up. These girls have got it going.

These garter shorts were the hit of the runway at Honolulu Night Market.

Styling is what Milk & Honey loves best and you can expect lots of personal attention and styling assistance, a rarity in retail today.

Coming soon to Milk & Honey: a launch of their debut collection for Summer 2013, expected in store in June. Watch paularath.com for more on that….

Store hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday by appointment only. Phone 533-3343 or email info@milkandhoneyhawaii.com.

– Paula Rath

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