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Nicky Shoes will open at Aloha Tower Marketplace.
Gem of an opening
Dazzling diamonds, color gemstones and glittery gold will attract customers to Kay Jewelers, the No. 1 specialty jewelry brand in the U.S.
Kay Jewelers is on a roll, opening at Pearlridge Center Uptown tomorrow after celebrating a recent opening at Windward Mall.
Grand-opening festivities include special merchandise offers, jewelry cleaning and a register-to-win $1,000 diamond shopping spree to be awarded to one customer by random drawing. No purchase is necessary to win.
Nicky opens No. 2
Nicky Shoes is opening its second store Sunday at Aloha Tower Marketplace on the first floor next to 99 Boarding Co.
The boutique will offer a range of seasonal styles, from casual sandals to dressy boots and high heels, with purses and handbags to match. Nicky Shoes' private-label women's shoes ranges from $20 to $58 a pair.
Footwear for boys, girls and babies runs $10 to $20 a pair, and owner Thao "Nicky" McGill says that some of the girls' slides are so whimsical that women with small feet often buy them for themselves.
The boutique is within walking distance from the downtown business district, so in addition to runway-ready footwear, McGill plans to offer a large selection of practical pumps, mules and slides.
Nicky Shoes' original location is at Pearlridge Center. Visit www.nickyshoecompany.com.
Kicks outta old shoes
Sunday is Nike Reuse-a-Shoe Community Shoe Recycling Day at Niketown, where volunteers will be collecting your unwanted shoes from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Kalaimoku Street.
A deejay will be spinning music while hosting games with prizes. There will also be live entertainment from the Kaimana Band, environmental exhibits from the Hawaii Nature Center, free foot massages from Aveda Salon & Spa, free refreshments from Jamba Juice, Nike "swoosh" temporary tattoos and more.
They'll also be holding a Creative Recycled Kicks contest, offering prizes for those who turn old athletic shoes into something useful or a creative work of art, whether a planter, a pencil holder or hat.
Use at least one shoe, including shoelaces, and bring your creation to Niketown between 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday.
Winners will receive a new pair of shoes from Niketown, in "Most Creative," "Most Earth-Friendly" and "Best Overall Shoe Re-Use in the following age categories: kindergarten to grade 4, grades 5 to 8, grades 9 to 12, and ages 18 and older. For contest details, visit www.kingkalakauaplaza.com.