Student wins UH T-shirt design contest
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fabletics,the activewear brand created by actress Kate Hudson, will open a retail store at the International Market Place in Waikiki.
University of Hawaii student Brigette Agustin is the winner of the school’s “HI Pride” T-shirt contest.