Model Watch: 06.30.12


Top: Rick Owens Silk Top

Bottom: Rick Owens Shorts

Footwear: Rick Owens Wedge Sandals

Accessory: Rick Owens Scarf


-View Rick Owens SS12 Feature


Please contact us if you have any questions!


New York:telephone 1-212-925-0882  pc 505@aloharag.com

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Week in Pictures: 06.29.12

Here are some weekly pictures & video that the Aloha Rag team took in Hawaii, Tokyo, New York, and Paris. The top video was sent from Paris, It was Yoda checking the scene moments before the Raf Simons show...! Hope you enjoy it. Have a wonderful weekend, everyone.

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Dezso's Sara in German Vogue

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Dezso designer and Aloha Rag friend, Sara Beltran, sat down with German Vogue for a mini video feature! She talks about where her design inspirations come from, and her passion for her designs. Dezso jewelry perfectly enhances a Summer wardrobe with ocean vibes and a lot of vibrant colors and luxurious natural materials! Check out the video here and Aloha Rag's collection here

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Saturdays Surf West Village

Saturdays Surf opened the doors of its new West Village location a few weeks ago, and they threw a opening party this week to celebrate... The beautiful corner space on Perry Street was packed with people, and the location houses a coffee counter, the full collection of Saturdays collection and surfing goods. It's a different vibe from their Crosby Street shop, and worth checking out if you are around. 


*Saturdays Surf: 17 Perry Street 

(On the corner of Waverly and Perry) 


Just In: Jil Sander Dress Shoes


We've just received two exquisite pairs of dress shoes by Jil Sander, and we think they can easily re-energize your wardrobe! The Memphis Shoes are an exceptional pair that combines a navy blue upper on a vivid yellow rubber sole, making a statement no matter what you pair it with. The Castro Shoe is constructed of taupe suede, and is extremely lightweight, keeping you comfortable all day! Click on the links to see item pages... 

Have you ever been to our New York store?

ArnyIn addition to our online shop, the Honolulu and New York boutiques are Aloha Rag's powerhouses that provide a complete experience of our vision. We would like to shine a little light on our physical stores, starting with the New York boutique (or ARNY as we like to call it) which was established about 4 years ago in downtown Manhattan (Hudson Square area). I interviewed Jeff Collins, the store manager!



What's the best thing about the store?

"The space itself is one of the biggest highlights of the store.  We get so much natural light throughout the day, which creates such an inviting environment to work and shop in.  The store is very open and bright which really showcases the clothing and artwork on the walls. 


The selection inside the store is really what makes people come here to shop.  The pieces are carefully edited from the collections we buy and they all work so well together to provide a selection that suits the broad range of clients that shop with us. "




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How would you describe the customers style?

"For the most part, our customers have a relaxed & casual style and they know that when they come to the store they can find unique pieces that everyone else isn’t going to be wearing.  We also have the clients that need an amazing dress or suit for an event, and they come here to find an Alaia or 3.1 Phillip Lim dress or a Jil Sander or AR suit."




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What do you like about the neighborhood the store is in?

 "We are located in a quiet residential area of the city, which gives us the feeling of being in a bit of an oasis in the busy city.  We have so many neighbors and locals that shop with us and have become friends over the years, and that really defines the neighborhood, charming and friendly.  We are just a few blocks from the Hudson River so we have a great riverside park nearby and great restaurants and other shops in the area."


Arny1Where is you favorite coffee / lunch spot?

"We have two great restaurants across the street from the store. 508 which serves New American cuisine and is a great spot for Sunday brunch, and on the corner is Pao which serves delicious Portuguese food and is a popular lunch destination.  Just around the corner is the historic Ear Inn, which was first opened in 1817 and is one of NYC’s oldest bars.  It's a great place for lunch (we love the cowboy chili) and a drink or two after work.  For coffee and sweets we can’t resist the chocolate goodies at Jacques Torres (we highly recommend the warm chocolate chip cookies!) or Dominique Ansel Bakery for a great cup of coffee and a pastry."




505 Greenwich Street
New York, New York 10013


Email: 505@aloharag.com
Phone: 212.925.0882


Around the World: New York

Last weekend, I visited Around the World bookstore in the center of the Fashion District of Midtown Manhattan. They specialize in Fashion publications, and you can find all major magazines, but also cool small distribution magazines from literally all over the world. I had a long list of the magazine that I wanted but could not find, and they had all of them. You could probably spend all day in there, from morning till you hear the owner shut the gates down outside. A visit if highly recommended! 

Around the World

148 West 37th St. Between 7th Ave. & B'way.

NYC, NY 10018


Lanvin SS12 Mens Collection Backstage Video

Lanvin is one to always drop great video content, and they recently released this short-video of backstage at their SS12 Men's runway show. It shows a closer look at some of the smaller details in the garments and the last moments of the models getting ready... We've ordered a few items straight off  the runway this season, and please click here to see entire Lanvin SS12 collection at Aloha Rag.

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Pre-Order: Samudra

Today, we are going to open the pre-order for Samudra pouches! They always fly out of the store whenever we get a re-stock, so this is the great opportunity to order one in advance! They are a great pouch for quick shopping, lunch/dinner or poolside! Below are the available styles, so please feel free to contact us to place an order.


New York:telephone 1-212-925-0882  pc 505@aloharag.com

Hawaii:telephone 1-808-589-2050 pc love@aloharag.com

Tokyo:telephone 0120-666-994 pc aloharag@hi-press.com





SS12 Men's Polo

Mens polo

(From the left: Jil Sander, Adam Kimmel, AR)

Polo shirts have been a Summer staple in men's closets forever. It feels a bit more refined than the t-shirt because of the collar, but is equally as versatile and will effortlessly pair with shorts, denim, khakis. Here are a few of the polo shirts that we've received this season. Click on the links above to find out more details... 

Rick Owens Silk Georgette Coat


This Rick Owens Silk Georgette Coat is a great piece that can be tossed on for an unexpectedly chilly day in the warmer months. It has the designer's signature big collar, but the length and material of the coat make it pretty fresh and unique. In contrast to the flowy body, the calf leather sleeves are slim, exaggerating the silhouette of the entire look. Click here to see the item page! 


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Aloha! Honolulu Mannequin Watch: 06.26.12

Wahine virgo(Girl)


Kane leo(Boy)
Outer: AR, KNITTED JACKET(Coming Soon)
Bottom: AR, DENIM(Coming Soon)


*Some items are not available online. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions!  

Phone: 808 589 2050 Email: love@aloharag.com


Shoes of the day: Alaia Sandals

These two different Alaia sandals both feature cut-out geometric shapes, but both are unique takes. The high-heel version is made of luxurious crocodile leather, making them an extraordinary pair of sandals with edge and elegance. On the other hand, the flat version is constructed of smooth suede with adorable charm that we envision paired with a sun dress. As always, both are beautifully crafted and designed with the brand's timeless aesthetic... The Alaia collection is available in the Honolulu and New York boutiques. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions!


New York:telephone 1-212-925-0882  pc 505@aloharag.com

Hawaii:telephone 1-808-589-2050 pc love@aloharag.com

Tokyo:telephone 0120-666-994 pc aloharag@hi-press.com


Sale Looks


Aloha Rag's annual Spring/Summer Sale is in full swing, and many pieces are flying out of the store. We all wish to have an unlimited bank account, but most of us have to consider shopping on a specific budget. To shop smartly, we created a few men's & women's looks from sale items! Check them out below and click the links to see item pages. 


500-Budget of $500



Diane von Furstenberg Crista Dress

$365 - $200. 75

Giuseppe Zanotti Pumps

$650 - $260

TOTAl= $460.75



Junya Watanabe Stripe Tee

$315 - $173.25

Rag & Bone Cut-Off Shorts

$175 - $96.25

Martin Margiela German Trainer

$415 - $228.25

TOTAL= $497.75



800 Budget of $800


Dries van Noten Sweater

$445 - $222.50

Girl. by Band of Outsiders Pants

$345 - $189.75

Giuseppe Zanotti Wedge Sandals

$895 - $358

TOTAL = $770.25



Raf Simons Knit Vest

$390 - $214.50

Golden Goose Shorts

$250 - $175

3.1 Phillip Lim Desert Boots

$750 - $337.50





 Budget of $1000


3.1 Philip Lim Cocoon Jacket

$575 - $316.25

Girl. by Band of Outsiders Dress

$390 - 273.00

Lanvin Wedge Sandals

$770 - $346.50

TOTAL = $935.75



Balmain Shirt

$820 - $369

Raf Simons Classic Pants

$370 - $206.25

Raf Simons Dessert Boots

$870 - 391.50

TOTAL = $966.75


New Feature: "Summer Nights"

We've just uploaded the new feature, "Summer Nights" which highlights a few statement making dresses from SS12 and early FW12 deliveries. Check out the styling tips for this Summer's perfect night-out looks. Click here to see the entire feature... 


Song of the Day: 06.24.12


Model Watch: 06.23.12

Outer: Raf Simons Stadium Jacket

Inner: Adam Kimmel Hawaiian Overdye Shirt

Bottom: Adam Kimmel Hawaiian Pants


*For any questions regarding the items on the model, please feel free to contact us!

New York:telephone 1-212-925-0882  pc 505@aloharag.com

Hawaii:telephone 1-808-589-2050 pc love@aloharag.com

Tokyo:telephone 0120-666-994 pc aloharag@hi-press.com



Week in Pictures: 06.22.12


Here are some pictures that the Aloha Rag team took in Hawaii, Tokyo, New York, and Italy! On top is an image of the Brooklyn Bridge, which was taken while Aya was sailing in a boat on the Hudson River. Have a nice weekend, everyone! 

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Round-Up: Bracelets


 When you feel like something is missing in your outfit, bracelets are the perfect piece to add density, color, and volume to your ensemble. Whether you stack them up in a mix and match style or simply wear an impactful piece alone, they are a necessary accent, especially in the Summer months. We've received many women's bracelets, but also some unisex styles. Click here to see all bracelets here

Richard Avedon in Gagosian Gallery


The Gagosian Gallery is holding a photo exhibition of Richard Avedon's work that opened last month, and I finally made it in a few days ago. 


Family, friends, lovers, brothers, sisters, fellows, enemies, victims, leaders, followers - In his series of black and white portraits, every imaginable relationship was powerfully captured and his style stripped the individuals bare, successfully photographing their being. In the pictures, I could feel the time and energy that flew between him and his subjects right at that moment, and regardless of the social hierarchy, fame, or gender of his subjects, the images show you their human side, as if they are just someone you could pass on the street.

I tried to snap some shots for those who cannot make it, but this site has really great shots of the show. For those who are around, it's definitely worth checking out in person, because the scale is really hard to grasp over the internet. It's going until July 27th. 


Gagosian Gallery 522 West 21st Street New York, NY 10011

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