Kailua continues to become a must-visit boutique shopping destination, with the recent opening of Gypsea Boutique offering a great selection of clothing, home decor, gift items, fashion accessories and more.
Owners Hawley and Todd Quick also own fashion boutique Flower Child in Kailua, which opened in 2009, and have been looking for a second location for an accessory store where they could expand to carry more home decor items, shoes, handbags, as well as their original clothing designs.
Located at 439 Uluniu St. next to Tokoname Sushi Bar & Restaurant, Gypsea features original designs that the couple has collected on their travels, items from some of their favorite local designers and various brands from L.A. Some of the labels you’ll find are Tiare Hawaii, Bali Designs, Khush Hawaii, Gaya, Sanctuary clothing, Allen Allen, Lucky Brand, Toms shoes, Seychelles shoes, Chinese Laundry, Kerry Cassill, Otaheite, Soludos shoes, Votivo candles and more.
“The name Gypsea represents a woman who travels the far seas looking for all the things she loves,” says Hawley, who was born and raised in Kailua. “I have always been into arts and crafts, fashion design, home decorating, and always had a motivation to do something with it all. My family and I have always been vintage collectors. We’ve done many craft fairs selling our art and loved doing that but wanted to move on to something else. I’ve seen Kailua’s growth in the last eight years or so, and saw the potential to start up our business in retail.”
For more information, call 261-8069.
Photos by Nathalie Walker