Kicks/HI J.Crew, Club Monaco

Cheers Couture

Diane Von Furstenberg, Aloha Rag, milk & honey

The occasion: “The Cocktail.” In this economy, it’s natural for someone to want to get glam and Occupy Bar once in a while, right? Go all out in high fashion style with haute shops like the new Diane Von Furstenberg or the exclusive boutique collections at milk & honey and Aloha Rag that are sure to turn heads (they did on the Parisian runways, anyway).

Diane Von Furstenberg, Ala Moana Shopping Center, [dvf.com], 672-2840 Aloha Rag, 1221 Kapiolani Blvd., [aloharag.com], 589-1352 milk & honey, 1128 Smith St., [milkandhoneyhawaii.com], 397-4488



The occasion: “First Friday.” When it comes to hitting the Chinatown bricks on First Friday, it’s all about what’s on their feet: They spend so much of time on them waiting to get into The Manifest, dancing at Nextdoor or cruising through art galleries. Kicks/HI has a select range of unique sneakers for both guys and girls just for the artful occasion. Check out their recent Converse x Missoni line you’d be hard pressed to find elsewhere on the island. That staircase at thirtyninehotel doesn’t walk up itself.

1530 Makaloa Ave., [kickshawaii.com], 941-9191

Work It Overtime

J.Crew, Club Monaco

The occasion: “9 to 5.” It’s really not that hard to dress for that downtown job. There are two stores: J.Crew and Club Monaco. They just buy five different tops from one or the other and rotate them over the M–F workweek. For a year. Done! For contemporary job staples, both retail locations have an abundant collection of simple contemporary staples that transition nicely from the gift box to the workplace.

Both at Ala Moana Shopping Center: J.Crew on the Island, 949-5252, [jcrew.com] and Club Monaco, 941-4277, [clubmonaco.com]