On an island that continues to respond to
travelers’ needs and interests, Oahu shopping is right in step.
While casual wear is often where it’s at, upscale demand also makes
a mark. Ala Moana Shopping Center and Halekulani Hotel have
recently answered the call with the refreshing of Chanel and grand
opening of Harry Winston and Vera Wang Boutique.
In January, Chanel celebrated the reopening of its
newly refurbished Ala Moana Fashion Boutique and Fine Jewelry
Boutique. Remaining in their same locations, both shops feature
extensive renovations that have resulted in an exciting new and
modern Chanel presence in Hawaii.
New to Ala Moana, world famous jeweler Harry
Winston has opened a 2,500-square-foot Honolulu salon. One of the
world’s most esteemed diamond jewelers, Harry Winston is among only
a handful of American luxury goods brands.
“We are delighted to be here in Honolulu, the city
at the crossroads of East and West, where travelers the world over
can experience the world’s greatest brands,” said Golbarg
Parstabar, Harry Winston vice president, Western Region and
Vera Wang Boutique Set To Open In
A natural complement to the hotel that is home to
the globally acclaimed Vera Wang Suite, the intimate Vera Wang
Boutique at Halekulani is slated to open this month. Featuring
Wang’s elegant lifestyle collections, the shop will showcase a
broad range of luxury gifts representing Wang’s core design
With a modern and understated palette of the
designer’s signature colors, the boutique will integrate the
sophistication of Wang’s flagship bridal salon on Madison Avenue in
New York with the discreet detailing and local accents of the
acclaimed Vera Wang Suite at Halekulani.
“It is with great pleasure we announce this
lifestyle extension of our innovative brand partnership with Vera
Wang through her first-ever boutique at Halekulani,” said Peter
Shaindlin, chief operating officer, hotels and resorts of
Halekulani. “We welcome not only our international in-house guests,
but also those here in Oahu to indulge in this elegant retail
“I am confident that Ms. Wang’s fashion-forward
luxury goods, available only at the Halekulani boutique, will
ignite a new sense of sophisticated lifestyle to our customer’s
spirit and home,” added Donna Bebber, boutique owner.
Collections will include ready to wear, sun wear,
fine jewelry, fragrances, fine papers, china, crystal, silver and