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Fashion Flash // KEIKI 2 KEIKI

When children outgrow their clothes, toys or gear, chances are many of these items are still in very good condition, some almost brand new.

Thanks to a new store in Kahala called Keiki 2 Keiki, you can sell these items you no longer need and put some money back into your pocket or get store credit to use toward things you may now need for your growing child. “While living on the Mainland, I discovered so many kids’ resale shops,” says owner Tiana Feekin, a graduate of Maui’s Baldwin High School and mother of two. “I was totally hooked and visited some of them up to five times a week. When we made the decision to move back to Hawaii, I wanted to open a business that I was both passionate about and one that I felt had a great chance of surviving the tough economy. We moved back in May, and Keiki 2 Keiki opened its doors in June.”

The fashion-forward resale shop special-izes in infant, children, teen, young adult and maternity clothes, and carries a wide range of brands at very affordable prices. There also are shoes, accessories, toys, blankets, books, baby gear (such as strollers, bouncers, carriers, etc.) and more. Some of the popular items include Bumbo chairs, Ergo baby carriers, jogging strollers and rash guards.

Sellers are welcome to bring their clothing, shoes and accessories on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. No appointment is necessary. All items must be recently washed and free of stains, odors and with minimal fading.

Keiki 2 Keiki is located at 4210 Waialae Ave. (across from Kahala Mall, next to Lam’s Garden restaurant). For more information, visit keiki2keikihawaii.com or call 739-kids (5437).

WINDWARD NEWS

Two previous tenants of Windward Mall – local pottery retailer Jeff Chang Pottery and national bakery chain Great Harvest Bread Company – are returning this month.

More than just pottery, Jeff Chang Pottery provides shoppers the opportunity to enjoy and purchase high-quality artwork. Ceiling art, animal art, seascapes and Bovano enamels, as well as an extensive line of handcrafted jewelry also will be on display. The Windward Mall location also will be the first to have an exclusive showroom featuring Jeff Chang’s work in addition to work by 200 to 300 local artists. Shoppers at the weekly farmers market on Wednesdays also will have the opportunity to enjoy live wheel-throwing demonstrations.

Great Harvest Bread Company features freshly baked breads, scones, cookies and ready-made gift baskets. Located in a kiosk near the top of the escalator on the second floor, it will begin serving up delicious, warm baked goods Aug. 15, and will be open regularly on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

For more information, visit windwardmall.com or call 235-1143.


PAINTING DAY AT WARD CENTERS

As the construction wall goes up for the recently announced Phase Two of Ward Village Shops, a group of local artists are preparing to bring a splash of color to the site. A one-of-a-kind, 300-foot-long mural will be created on the construction facade for the 57,000-square-foot retail center on Auahi Street, until the development is opened in the fall.

Ward Centers’ focus on a “Kakaako for All” will be reflected in the mural design and artistic process. Mural artists will use a layering technique to incorporate images of Kakaako. Memories of Kakaako’s past – pili grass, waves, salt and fish – will appear alongside images of present and future Kakaako.

The project will be led by a multi-generational group of seasoned and aspiring artists. Robin Fifita will lead the core painting crew, with artists in their 20s and 30s. As an indigenous Oceanic artist, Fifita draws upon traditional cultural artistic expressions such as tapa cloth and weaving, and has contributed to eight murals. She will work closely with other artists, including Megan Akinaka, Malia Andrus, Nikila Badua, Kupono Duncan, Sarah Ing, Shad Kaluhiwa, Kai’ili Kaulukukui and Cory Kamehanaokala Holt Taum. Four other well-known native Hawaiian artists – Solomon Enos, Kahi Ching, Meleanna Meyer and Harinani Orme – will assume mentoring roles and lend their artistic counsel. For more information, visit wardcenters.com.

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