J. McLaughlin Debuts First Hawai‘i Store at The Shops at Wailea
The Shops at Wailea held a grand opening celebration for welcomed J. McLaughlin’s first Hawaiʻi store this month. According to a press release the “New-York based J. McLaughlin has been delivering its signature style rooted in the tradition of sport, work, and play since 1977.”
“We couldn’t be more pleased to introduce an American original brand and retail concept that is new to Maui,” said Lori Jones, Vice President of Portfolio Leasing for The Festival Companies, the management company of The Shops at Wailea. “Adding J. McLaughlin to The Shops’ directory of first-to-market merchandisers goes hand in hand with our strategy to continually expand our offerings and elevate the shopping experience.”
The Maui store, designed in partnership with Doug Larson of New York-based Larson Architecture Works, incorporates the tradition of great American resorts while celebrating the island vacation spirit. Design features include pale blue walls, a whimsical tent-style striped ceiling, white-washed cabinetry with porch-inspired detailing, wide plank oak floors plus turquoise and sand-woven carpeting.
The new store will feature an exclusive, only-on-Maui collection of colorful floral and geometric print dresses, jackets, tops and other items designed by Kevin McLaughlin, co-founder and creative director.
“Ever since we opened our first store in New York in 1977, we’ve always designed timeless clothing that reflects our customers’ unique sense of style,” says McLaughlin. “Inspired by the vivid colors and patterns of the tropics, our exclusive travel-ready fabrics and signature silhouettes are perfect for the relaxed Maui lifestyle.”
J. McLaughlin’s new 1,400-square foot store is located on the The Shops’ upper level fashion wing.