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Ted Baker opens doors

November 18th, 2015
PHOTOS BY NADINE KAM / nkam@staradvertiser.comA peek into the windows at the new Ted Baker London store in Ala Moana Center's Ewa Wing Expansion.

PHOTOS BY NADINE KAM / NKAM@STARADVERTISER.COM

A peek into the windows at the new Ted Baker London store in Ala Moana Center's Ewa Wing Expansion.

Ted Baker London hosted a grand opening party Nov. 10, two days before the boutique opened its doors in Ala Moana Center's new Ewa Wing.

The luxury clothing brand is known for its distinct use of pattern and color and a quintessential British sensibility, unconventional and irreverent, with attention to detail that to learned eyes deliver something out of the ordinary.

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The charming invite made note of Ted Baker's roots as a shirt specialist and the company's new home in Hawaii.

The charming invite made note of Ted Baker's roots as a shirt specialist and the company's new home in Hawaii.

I've always been a bit obsessed with British style, so became the first to make a purchase from the new boutique, a pretty floral flared skirt. Their women's fashion combine retro ladylike prettiness and classic lines with a bit of cheek and sass that makes it fun, not too serious.

Jenny Kim, left, and Tarynn Nago wear dresses by Ted Bake, with the boutique's dressing rooms as a backdrop.

Jenny Kim, left, and Tarynn Nago wear dresses by Ted Bake, with the boutique's dressing rooms as a backdrop.

Spools of thread that are part of the decor, convey a sense of London tailoring.

Spools of thread that are part of the decor, convey a sense of London tailoring.

Ladylike goves.

Ladylike goves.

The feminine bow is a Ted Baker signature.

The feminine bow is a Ted Baker signature.

Cocktails served up in coconut cups.

Cocktails served up in coconut cups.

Not to be ignored, Ted Baker gives equal time to menswear, for men who want to get noticed.

A well-dressed woman is matched by a dapper gentleman.

A well-dressed woman is matched by a dapper gentleman.

Daniel Morales in Ted Baker, with the boutique's dressing rooms as a backdrop.

Daniel Morales in Ted Baker, with the boutique's dressing rooms as a backdrop.

As one of the first of the 30-plus new stores to open its doors, party-goers that evening were greeted by security outside the construction barricade. Once the doors opened, the first glimpse of the beautiful new wing and the lighted store were revealed. The barricades are now history!

As one of the first of the 30-plus new stores to open its doors, party-goers that evening were greeted by security outside the construction barricade. Once the doors opened, the first glimpse of the beautiful new wing and the lighted store were revealed. The barricades are now history!

During a weekend of fashion shows celebrating the opening and the fall season, Ted Baker was among the brands featured on Ala Moana's Center Stage. See the video below.

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Nadine Kam is Style Editor and staff restaurant critic at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser; her coverage is in print on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Contact her via email at nkam@staradvertiser.com and follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Rebel Mouse.

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