Best Second Hand Store, Winner Elise! Clothing Company Address: 310 Alamaha St., Unit 3, Kahului, HI 96732 Phone: 808-893-5473 Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.eliseclothingcompany.com I know you've seen the ads for Elise! They're the ones that always feature some hot naked chick. Yeah, you know the ones I'm talking about. Elise! is the type of second hand store that sells "pieces" instead of mere used clothing. Elise! takes the grunt work out of scouring rummage, garage and yard sales for that perfect outfit that screams "indie-fabulous." My favorite part of the store is at the back—Elise! always has some cuttingly clever word-tees (my not-so secret indulgence). Oh, the picture of the half dressed stud in one of the dressing rooms doesn't hurt either.
CONSIGNMENT STORE, Winner Elise! Clothing Company Address: 310 Alamaha St., Unit 3, Kahului, HI 96732 Phone: 808-893-5473 Website: http://www.eliseclothingcompany.com Sorry, Kermit. It is easy being green. Just head to either of Elise!’s secondhand shops and find out how easy it is to buy, sell and/or trade trendy threads -- and get other gals green with envy. More than cute, Elise! is cost-and Earth-conscious (read: you get bang for your buck while keeping you bootie looking bangin’). But wait, dear readers. Elise! ain’t exactly a consignment shop. Rather, they buy all their inventory upfront--which keeps everything easy peasy lemon squeezy for clientele. No wonder Mauians know that when they have “nothing to wear,” they ought to hop on over to Elise!.
A certain hipster chain will charge you about $60 for a shirt that looks like it was found in a local consignment store. You balk at the price, aren’t consignment store finds supposed to be cheaper? The sullen teenage mascot rolls his eyes at you, “It’s supposed to be ironic,” he exhales. However, if you shop at Elise, you can actually buy a shirt from a local consignment store, for a reasonable price. But, if that’s not cool enough for you, maybe you can ask the friendly and accommodating staff to glare at you, when they ring you up. 840 Wainee St., Lahaina, 808-661-5473 / 310 Alamaha St., Kahului, 808-893-5473 / 95 E. Lipoa St., Kihei, 808-874-5473
Best Consignment Store, Winner Elise! Clothing Company Address: 310 Alamaha St., Unit 3, Kahului, HI 96732 Phone: 808-893-5473 Website: http://www.eliseclothingcompany.com Best Consignment Store Elise Clothing Company Bethany Gingerich and Joseph Cicchino started Elise Clothing Company in Kahului in 2007 as a women’s boutique-style clothing store featuring carefully selected used items. Originally, Gingerich’s decision not to buy new clothing for a whole year inspired the idea for the store. Now with additional locations in Kihei and Lahaina, Elise has expanded to include men’s clothing and a selection of jewelry and other accessories. Elise’s wide variety of unique, recycled apparel from many well-known brands promises something for every shopper and has earned them a loyal following. 310 Alamaha St. Unit 3, Kahului; 808-893-5473 / 9595 E. Lipoa St., Kihei; 808-893-5473 / 84040 Waine‘e St., Lahaina; 808-661-5473. Eliseclothingcompany.com. @beccanaka Runner-up: Rainbow Attic