When Lynette Yi was pregnant with daughter Leiah Breanna Chapman (now 20 months old), she wanted only the best for both herself and baby. She looked for the cutest and most innovative products, and then wanted to share them with others, so she opened Leloa Baby Collections & Keiki Boutique at Ward Centre.
“We are Hawaii’s trendiest maternity and children’s boutique – fashion forward, innovative, unique and modern,” says Yi, a former military intelligence analyst for the Army. “We have a great selection for maternity to nursing, newborns to age 5, modern nursery decor, to bathing and feeding essentials. We also have nursing chemise gowns to pack in your hospital bag, beautiful nursing bras that will be your bras for months to come, maternity wear that you would see on Hollywood moms such as Jessica Alba, outfits for your trendy little tot, and the sleekest nursery rocker chair.”
This month, the store is featured as Bebe Au Lait’s Retailer of the Month. For the month of May, receive 10 percent off any Bebe Au Lait products and receive a free tote with a purchase of $50 or more. Then, on June 10, famous “Silhouette Cutter” Karl Johnson will be at the store by appointment only. “He’s amazing and has cut silhouettes for celebrities,” notes Yi.
You also can see Leloa Baby Collections & Keiki Boutique at the New Baby Expo happening this weekend, May 19 and 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Neal Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall. The expo also will feature a baby crawling contest, shopping, entertainment and family-friendly fun activities. There also will be an appearance by Clifford, The Lorax by Dr. Seuss and Geronimo Stilton. For more information, visit newbabyexpo.com or call 239-2229.
Photos by Nathalie Walker