The Quaint designer
Roberta Oaks / Whether it’s an elegant maxi dress or precocious baby doll, Roberta Oaks, Hawaii has a dress for every girl on your gift list. This clothing label is 100 percent made in Hawaii and constructed from eco-friendly material like bamboo and organic cotton. Roberta Oaks clothing is comfortable but trendy and chic. These dresses can be worn from day to night. Designer Roberta Oaks started her company in July of 2003 and now distributes to 150 accounts worldwide, including local boutiques such as Le Grand Marqet in Ala Moana Shopping Center, Therapy in Kahala Mall and Philanthropy in Kailua. Online shoppers can also go to Roberta Oaks, Hawaii’s website to peruse and purchase apparel from the label’s catalog. As a child, Oaks, a Missouri native, moved to Central London and remembers exploring local thrift stores for hours. With no formal training, Oaks taught herself everything from cutting patterns to operating a business. Oaks attributes the label’s young, flirty style to her muse, the iconic Mod supermodel, Twiggy. Check out “The Quaint” dress, an early design by Oaks but it remains one of her best selling styles.