On our radar: Muse Room

Muse tap pants, $29.

I was just sort of scouting around Kailua the other day and discovered an adorable little shop called Muse Room.

The vibe is ultra-feminine and quite original. It actually feels to me a little like a boutique in Le Marais, my favorite Paris shopping neighborhood.

Muse's vintage rack.

There’s a lovely rack of vintage clothing dominated by lacey looks. There is also a Muse line that’s all about lace, including a layered lace tap pant ($29) that’s utterly charming. The Muse dresses are reasonable, around $60, and really cute, although perhaps a bit short. A tall blonde was trying them on while I was there and she loved them but they were too short on her. If you’re petite, no problem.

The Muse line of denim, feminine and reasonable at $63.

There is also a line of embroidered lingerie that would be perfect for a bridal shower gift.

Or for a baby shower, there’s Noodle & Boo.

Adorable hankies, a great girly gift at $7.50

When’s the last time you saw a rack of printed floral hankies – the ultimate girly gift at $7.50? I also loved the bow-embellished fabric handbags, especially the silk tweed and satin styles ($230). Yes, the prices are all over the map, offering a nice high-low mix.

Punky Pals by a Kaimuki artisan, $41.

Another unusual gift: Punky Pals ($41), little stuffed animals with lavender innerds made by a woman in Kaimuki who apparently wants to remain anonymous.

Muse Room is appropriately located across the street from A Cup of Tea. The two venues totally suit one another. Together, they add up to a lovely girly afternoon, or perhaps a mother-daughter outing.

Muse Room: 332 Uluniu Street, Kailua, phone: 261-0202.

About paularath

I'm a freelance fashion writer and fine artist in Honolulu. Expect to read fresh voices here through Hawaii's Fashion Forum.
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2 Responses to On our radar: Muse Room

  1. Jerry says:

    Great photos Paula.


  2. Emma Howard says:

    Paula, Just posted this link on Twitter where many of the people whom I follow are interested in French art and design.

    Love your blog!


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