Youngest Of Mall Merchants Get Their Shot At Capital Gains
It’s a take on pretend shopping, but this is the real deal.
Children will set up stalls from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Windward Mall’s center court, and the public can browse and buy.
As part of the mall’s Kids Inc. contest, mini entrepreneurs ages 6 to 15 submitted their ideas for a retail business to a page on Facebook, and the 10 winning concepts after public vote are in the Kids Showcase Saturday.
Also important, the young vendors get to keep all the money they earn from sales.
The Kids Inc. winning shops are listed below.
* DD Cakes: A confectionary shop by Dayna Sur and Deanna Wong with homemade cake push pops, chocolate chip s’more stuffed cookies, scones, brownies and more.
* Kawaii Cream Puffs: Cell phone charms by Stephanie Siow that feature faux desserts like chocolate truffles, ice cream scoops, cookies, tarts, pies and cream puffs.
* Sparklets: Kevin Watanabe II’s design-your-own bracelet shop with choices of color, shapes and words. He also can send “Appreciation” bracelets to overseas military and is donating a portion of his profits to Hata Foundation for local homeless families.
* CreATE Cupcakes: A cupcake bakery by Tyler Hoang, 7, with a choice of flavors (chocolate, vanilla, strawberry) and decorations (frosting, sprinkles, candies or cookie crumbs).
* Crafty Creations: Handmade accessories by Kahili Katagiri, such as hemp bracelets, soda can tab bracelets, and duct-tape hair bows, purses and wallets.
* Sand Shirts Inc.: Washable T-shirts made with beach sand and featuring designs like Wana, Honu, Pineapple and Starfish … and the Wana features shopkeeper Hunter John-son’s favorite: black sand.
* Pu’ili Ola (embrace life): Malia Hagmann’s handcrafted earrings and jewelry items from hand-picked shells and beach glass. She also uses crystals, glass beads and sterling silver in her creations.
* Kylie’s Cookie Shop: Cookies by Kylie Rose in various shapes that buyers can decorate with frosting, markers or sprinkles.
* Sweet Treats Jewelry: Treats by Ronnie Allen Campman. They are to be worn rather than eaten. Items include glass, ceramic and wood beads in the shapes of sushi, ice cream, shave ice and donuts.
* Princess’s: Princess-themed items by Sydney Hoevel and best friend Morgan include earrings, friendship and wish bracelets, necklaces, fairy crowns, magnets and charms. They use shells from Oahu beaches. A portion of proceeds go to St. Anthony’s Church Outreach Program in Kailua.
Some of the creative entries that didn’t make the cut – but make you look twice – are Carly Bug Boutique and Pterodactyl Legs.