Big Island native Iwalani Isbell, the designer behind Pualani Kailua swimwear, spends her free time surfing and performing stunts on the water. She draws inspiration from those pastimes to create stylish swimwear that holds up against an active lifestyle. Her bikinis and one-pieces—available in array of prints and styles—are crafted from four-way-stretch fabrics and soft lingerie lining for a comfortable feel that won't lose shape. Beachy dresses and activewear transition bodies from the water to dry land.
Spash! Hawaii has been outfitting swimmers in suits and accessories for more than 30 years. Amid the din of fine shops and restaurants at the outdoor Ala Moana Center mall, the brightly lit store teems with racks of sport and recreational swimsuits from top lines such as Roxy, Volcom, and Billabong, as well as from local designers such as Honey Girl Water Wear. Its mannequins display lacy beach cover-ups and casual apparel, and a rainbow of Havaianas flip-flops sweeps down its display stands.
Home to more than 10,000 items culled from the pulse of fashion trends throughout Europe, Asia, and the Americas, So Good Jewelry adorns limbs with contemporary accessories and clothing. SGJ’s wide range of earrings, necklaces, and bracelets syncs up with fashion needs from semiformal to club or casual wear. Call attention to your head’s support system with a layered multicolored chain necklace ($19.99), or cultivate digital unity with a double finger ring ($19.99). Customers can dazzle friends and low-flying crows with rhinestone hoop earrings ($12.99). A hairband or hair tie ($12.99) corrals errant locks and keeps vision clear during wearers’ turns on warthog-stampede lookout duty. Step onto the rosaceous floral-patterned carpet and glide your eyes across the endless accessorial options embroidering the walls of the 2,000-square-foot show room.
Featured in Honolulu Magazine's Best of 2012 list, Sensually Yours helps spice up relationships with an array of intimate toys, lingerie, lotions, and gifts. The well-informed staff strives to maintain a friendly, safe environment that's equally as comfortable for women as it is for men, harnessing a wealth of knowledge to answer questions and make recommendations from the boutique's ample selection. Gifts for wedding showers, bachelor and bachelorette parties, and romantic getaways abound, from aromatic massage oils to a range of wearable finds. That gear runs the gamut from classically sultry accessories, such as fantasy wear, wigs, and shoes, to playful items, such as glow-in-the-dark bodypaint for creating fun designs or numbering your toes for reference.