By Wayne Harada
The LYLAS: Helping launch Kipling store at Ala Moana Center.
The LYLAS, the up-and-coming girl group comprised of sisters of Hawaii superstar Bruno Mars, will perform at 5 p.m. today (May 16) at the opening of Kipling, the robust luggage and accessory label, at Ala Moana Center.
Doors opened this morning, but the festivities will be this evening. Following a mini-performance, The Lylas will do an autograph session from 6 to 7 p.m.
Give-aways and other activities were slated throughout the day, with shoppers able to earn prizes ranging from discount cards for future purchases at Kipling and a piece of classic Kipling luggage.
The Belgian brand is known for its contemporary design and trendy shapes and colors, as well as the iconic gorilla-with-thumb-in-the-mouth that dangles from most luggage, roll-aboards and shoulder bags.
It’s a unisex brand that’s durable; I’ve bought ‘em over the years, locally and in luggage shops in New York City, and they last forever and have made many trips with me.