Ala Moana Center to Hold 5th Annual Shop-a-Lea
Hawaii’s biggest spring shopping & fashion event is celebrating its fifth year. Ala Moana Center’s Shop a Le’a will be held this year from March 19-25, with more than 150 experiences available for the avid shopper or fashion enthusiast. One of the highlights for this year’s event is a special presentation by Project Runway All Stars cast member, Michael Costello. Along with special presentations and fashion shows will also be a Girlfriends Giveaway, which will feature a three day, two night party filled with feast and shopping bliss worth over $10,500! Scott Creel, Ala Moana’s group marketing manager, told Urban Oahu “Over the past five years, we have strived to put on a high-fashion event for locals and visitors to experience. We are especially proud of the fact that we have also been able to give back to the community through the Center’s partnership with Dress for Success.” One way that attendees to Ala Moana’s annual event can help a good cause is by helping out the Dress for Success organization. Dress for Success is an organization that promotes economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in the workforce and in life. Bring any of your lightly used career staples such as classic suits and seperates, Dresses, jackets and sweater sets, handbags, accessories, shoes, and any unused cosmetics, creams or toiletries to one of 11 participating Ala Moana Center retailers and receive a discount or gift for your donation. Find the list of participating retailers here. Along with hourly fashion shows at Ala Moana’s Center stage on Saturday March 24 from 12pm-5pm and on Sunday from 12pm-3pm, will be a host of deals from many Ala Moana Center retailers, as well as many other shows that will take place at the Center stage throughout the week. There will be a hula show every day at 1pm, as well as acoustic music, and other demos from special guests.