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Kailua clothing shop celebrates 5th anniversary

June 2nd, 2014

Reduce, reuse, refashion - that's the philosophy that Lilian McDonnell uses to guide the direction of her Kailua part-boutique, part consignment store. It's one that apparently works, as the charming corner store on Hekili Street celebrates its fifth anniversary this summer.


As you would expect, the shop offers high-end consignment, such as ladies designer suits, accessories, shoes, and handbags - but the store also buys new items from local designers or from other stores going out of business, and offers them at affordable prices. You'll find locally made earrings, necklaces, art and aloha wear in between fancy Chanel suits.

McDonnell explains in her delightful Spanish accent that her store offers women a solution to shopping in an eco-friendly way. For this anniversary, McDonnell is offering many items at 50 - 75% off.

"In fact," she gestures, "I just bought out the rest of the inventory at a boutique at Aloha Tower that closed. I have shoes, ball gowns, jewelry, lingerie, swim suits, and bags - all new, and all for sale."

Here's a peek:

Terani dress, Reg. $439.99, now $50

Terani dress, reg. $439.99, now $50

Mary Frances bag, reg. $286, now $50

Mary Frances bag, reg. $286, now $50


Swanson bags, reg. starting at $40, now starting at $20.

Swanson bags, reg. starting at $40, now starting at $20


Cosabella swim suit, reg. $140, now $60

Cosabella swim suit, reg. $140, now $60

Juicy Couture bracelet, reg. $158, now $50

Juicy Couture bracelet, reg. $158, now $50


Betsy Johnson ring, reg. $78, now $30

Betsy Johnson ring, reg. $78, now $30

Ballgown brands include Cinderella, Aspeed, Chicas, and Fiesta. Lingere labels include Cosabella, Honeydew, and Paul Frank. The sale lasts through the end of June!

Kailua Verde, 111 Hekili St., Suite 101, (808) 261-6190

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