Stu­dent wins UH T-shirt de­sign con­test

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - - TODAY -

A T-shirt de­signed by Univer­sity of Hawaii-Manoa stu­dent Brigette Agustin of Ko­hala, Hawaii is­land, is for sale at UH book­stores.

The of­fi­cially li­censed “HI Pride” T-shirt won the book­stores’ an­nual T-shirt con­test, which in­vited UH stu­dents to sub­mit de­signs that show what Hawaii pride means to them. Five semi­fi­nal­ist de­signs were put on­line, and the win­ner was se­lected through a pub­lic poll.

Agustin’s de­sign in­cor­po­rates the Hawai­ian Is­lands to form the let­ters “HI” in “HI Pride.”

Agustin’s prize was her own HI Pride T-shirt, a $200 UH Book­stores gift card and a $100 prize pack of school sup­plies from UH book­stores. UH-Manoa stu­dent Ce­leste Guarin, the run­ner-up in the con­test, also won prizes for her de­sign.

HI Pride T-shirts are printed in UH cam­pus col­ors and fea­ture the words “Univer­sity of Hawaii” to pro­mote school spirit. Shirts are $14; stu­dents pay $7 for their first 2016 HI Pride T-shirt pur­chased with valid UH stu­dent ID.

The shirts are avail­able at any of the nine UH book­stores or on­line at book­store.hawaii.edu. All pro­ceeds from UH Book­store pur­chases sup­port the univer­sity.

Crazy Shirts

The home­grown brand re­turns to its roots. Founder Rick Ral­ston got his start air­brush­ing T-shirts steps away from the old In­ter­na­tional Mar­ket Place in 1964.

As with its other lo­ca­tions, the new shop will fea­tures Crazy Shirts’ play­ful graphic ap­parel, in­clud­ing co­or­di­nat­ing tops and bot­toms, “hy­dro print” board shorts that change color when wet and fash­ion-in­spired col­lec­tions, as well as its trade­mark spe­cialty T-shirts made with fab­ric dyes that use cof­fee, vol­canic ash, beer, wine, choco­late and more.

Ameni­ties avail­able to shop­pers will in­clude mo­bile points of sale, free ship­ping from ware­houses for out-of-stock items, in-store fit­ting ap­point­ments and the op­tion to buy on­line and pick up in store, as well as a vir­tual shop­ping cart to help cus­tomers com­plete their shop­ping on­line af­ter an in­store visit.

The store will also carry FL2, Fablet­ics’ new line of men’s high-per­for­mance ath­letic gear and pre­mium life­style ba­sics.

Fablet­ics and FL2 VIP mem­bers en­joy perks such as com­plete out­fits start­ing at $49.95. Visit fablet­ics.com or FL2.com.

Dur­ing the grand open­ing, tak­ing place from Thurs­day through Aug. 28, guests re­ceive a 20 per­cent dis­count on all pur­chases, and there will be a door­buster sale with a com­pli­men­tary pair of black Salar capris with a $49 pur­chase for the first 50 cus­tomers on all four days. There will also be light re­fresh­ments and cham­pagne from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 27.

Jo Malone Lon­don

The be­spoke fra­grance brand will be open­ing its first Hawaii stand-alone bou­tique on Thurs­day, and it will in­clude its new­est fra­grance col­lec­tion, Basil & Neroli.

Each of its fra­grances is crafted from qual­ity in­gre­di­ents in com­bi­na­tions that are sim­ple but al­ways a lit­tle un­ex­pected, such as its clas­sic Lime, Basil & Man­darin.

Shop­pers will be able to en­gage their senses with a re­lax­ing hand and arm mas­sage at the Jo Malone Tast­ing Bar and dis­cover the brand’s sig­na­ture Fra­grance Com­bin­ing.

Shi­nola

The Detroit-based modern de­sign brand founded in 2011 was con­ceived with the be­lief that prod­ucts should be well made and built to last. It’s known for its ded­i­ca­tion to thought­ful man­u­fac­tur­ing of watches, bi­cy­cles, leather goods, jour­nals and, soon, au­dio equip­ment.

The 1,300-square-foot lo­ca­tion will be Shi­nola’s 16th brick-and-mor­tar re­tail site in the United States and its 18th world­wide.

To cel­e­brate its grand open­ing, Shi­nola will fea­ture mu­sic by Aloha Got Soul and serve kalua pork slid­ers with Hawai­ian slaw and Shi­nola cola floats with lo­cally made ice cream from Dave’s Hawai­ian Ice Cream from noon to 5 p.m. Thurs­day and 3 to 7 p.m. Aug. 27.

Swarovski

The crys­tal spe­cial­ist will host a grand-open­ing event from 6 to 9 p.m. Thurs­day, high­lighted by its fall-win­ter jew­elry col­lec­tions and gift items.

Vera Bradley

The new 1,800-square-foot store will carry the com­plete Vera Bradley col­lec­tion of hand­bags, lug­gage and other travel items, ac­ces­sories, eyewear, jew­elry and fra­grances.

On open­ing day Thurs­day, Vera Bradley will serve sips and sweet and sa­vory treats and host a grand-open­ing give­away. For up­dates, fol­low @Ver­aBradley on Twit­ter and In­sta­gram.

COUR­TESY PHOTO

Fablet­ics,the ac­tivewear brand cre­ated by ac­tress Kate Hud­son, will open a re­tail store at the In­ter­na­tional Mar­ket Place in Waikiki.

COUR­TESY UNIVER­SITY OF HAWAII

Univer­sity of Hawaii stu­dent Brigette Agustin is the win­ner of the school’s “HI Pride” T-shirt con­test.

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