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POSTED: Thursday, November 26, 2009


Valerie Joseph goes crazy

It's Black Friday, and Valerie Joseph has plenty of holiday cheer for shoppers.

The boutique's Black Friday Crazy Sale runs from 6 to 10 a.m. tomorrow, with a discount of 40 percent storewide, plus gifts like a free makeup bag with a $50 purchase and $10 gift card with $40 purchase. In addition, enjoy Starbucks coffee, chocolate and peppermint treats. The boutique is in Ala Moana Center.


Get your hands on shoes

Stuart Weitzman Ala Moana is hosting a presale tomorrow to reserve your styles before the store's sale starts on Dec. 3.

Your first pair of shoes, from selected fall/winter styles, will be 30 percent off, the second pair will be 40 percent off and pairs after that will be 50 percent off. The store will open at 6 a.m. tomorrow.


Waikele offers coupons

Sign up for online coupons, a voucher for a free coupon book, shopping tips and more through Waikele Premium Outlets' VIP Shopper Club. Join at http://www.premiumoutlets.com/vip. Stores are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, or wait for the Midnight Madness weekend sale midnight tonight through 10 p.m. tomorrow, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. These stores will open earlier today:

9 p.m.: Armani Exchange

10 p.m.: Adidas, Banana Republic, Charlotte Russe, Converse, Ever Blue Outlet, Factory Brand Shoes, Fragrance Outlet, Godiva Chocolatier, Guess, Max Mara, Perfumania, Sunglass Hut, Vans

11 p.m.: Clarks Bostonian, Crazy Shirts, LeSportsac, Levi's Outlet



Sale peaks Sunday at boutique

Cottage by the Sea is celebrating its sixth anniversary with a “;Give Green”; event tomorrow through Sunday.

Owner and designer Jen Sarsuelo created a Think Green! Live Green! canvas tote (retail value $22) for the occasion, and she'll be giving them away to shoppers, 100 daily tomorrow through Sunday, to help them carry off their holiday purchases.

Holiday shoppers will find a storewide sale awaits, with everything in the store discounted 10 to 50 percent, with 20 percent off all lines by eco-friendly jewelry designers who use recycled sterling silver.

New York jewelry designer Marjorie Victor will also be in the store from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday for a meet-and-greet session and to take custom orders.

Clothing by Free People, Velvet, Ella Moss and Language Los Angeles will also be offered at 40 to 50 percent off, and as if this isn't enough, there will be complimentary wine, cheese and salami on Sunday.

Cottage by the Sea is in Ward Centre. Call 591-9811 or visit http://www.cottagehawaii.com.



Moopiland sale at Ala Moana

Moopiland will present a trunk show at Split Obsession's Ala Moana store from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The show will feature bright, new kawaii creations, including women's balloon dresses in sunny, happy prints; rompers; and tea party dresses, as well as girls' dresses, adult T-shirts and accessories.

Holiday shoppers will receive 10 percent off all Moopiland clothing and bags during the event.

Call 951-8480 for more information.

Nadine Kam, Star-Bulletin



Holiday horror hunt offers $100

No doubt everyone has a story to tell about rude holiday behavior. We want to hear your true holiday stories of spoiled moments due to others' rudeness, from Christmas past or present. We'll run the best stories, and the person with the best story will receive a $100 prize to alleviate some of his or her pain and suffering.

Send your tales by Dec.16 to: Holiday Horrors, Features Section, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 7-210 Waterfront Plaza, Honolulu, HI 96813. Be sure to include your name, address and phone number.




        » Watch the massive floating creatures in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade at 9 a.m. today on KHNL/NBC, then gear up for football, football and more football.

        » “;Rock Child,”; by Pearl (www.myspace.com/pearl)


        » Take a break from your marathon shopping weekend to absorb some culture: Hawaii Opera Theatre will perform “;Cinderella”; at Kahala Mall's Center Court tomorrow at noon and 2 p.m.





Collectibles show set for Blaisdell

Get set for the first annual Christmas Wiki Wiki One Day Vintage Collectibles & Hawaii Show at the Blaisdell Center Hawaii Suites, featuring items that are 20-plus years old.

Ninety tables with vendors from Hawaii and the mainland will showcase items such as solid wood furniture, classic jewelry and fashion that lasts season after season. Other items of interest include Hawaiian monarchy memorabilia, paintings, kokeshi, stamps, Ming's ivory and more.

Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 6, with 9 a.m. early-bird entry available for a $15 fee.

General admission is $4; children ages 7 to 11 pay $2.

Visit ukulele.com/wikiwiki.htm.


Graham Builders hosts workshop

Graham Builders presents a “;Building Your Home for Life”; seminar from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8 at Honolulu Country Club.

More people are opting to add to their home, renovate or demolish and rebuild rather than purchase a new home. The workshop covers all facets of the process, including where to begin, how to select a builder, what to anticipate, what one needs to know about residential design, setting a budget, financing and scheduling.

Reservations are required for the free seminar. Call 593-2808 or visit grahambuilders.com



Raise spirits with Santa apron

On photo shoot day, women in the newsroom thought Pier 1 Import's Santa apron was just a fun cover-up that could double as a novelty frock. The guys, however, had visions of lingerie dancing in their heads. So you're sure to cook up some holiday cheer either way if you throw a holiday party wearing one of these.

Made of 100 percent cotton, it's machine washable, making it wearable for many Christmases to come. Makes a great hostess gift at about $24. Hurry, supplies are limited.


Colorful containers make recycling easier

During your holiday bash, hide those lawn trash bags in the closet and put out these colorful, party-ready recycling trash containers from Design Within Reach.

It's the season of green and red, but the emphasis is surely on being environmentally green, and these are an attractive alternative to the frumpy trash bag that may encourage party guests to get with the program.

Sold in a set of four for $30 and color-coded for visual cues when separating cans from bottles and paper, they are made of industrial-strength tarpaulin and are waterproof so they can be cleaned with a garden hose.

Order them at the Design Within Reach showroom, Ala Moana Center, or online at dwr.com. They take about a week to arrive, but you'll get half off shipping through Dec. 11 when you call the store to order items less than $250. Call 941-2112.