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A Girls’ Trip to Okinawa Filled with Style and Fashion

post : 2020.03.28 21:00



When visiting Okinawa on a girls’ trip, how about setting the theme of your trip as” enjoying Okinawa’s fashion”? When traveling with family or your significant other, it’s not often that we can really take our time in deciding on which one to buy, thinking about the design of that one-and-only handmade item, or selecting the materials for a made-to-order accessory…If you’re with your close girlfriends that you enjoy chatting about various fashion items, you can take all the time you want in deciding on your purchase. In this article, we’ll be introducing shops that you can enjoy stylish items available in Okinawa.

 


Bringing Home Made-to-Order Accessories as Keepsakes for Your Trip



Spicalily, located in Maehara, Ginowan City, offers various accessories made with uniquely Okinawan materials like golden-lipped pearl oyster shells and beads made of palm wood. Lining the shelves in the shop are one-of-a-kind accessories created by designer, Shuko Arashiro. You can request for made-to-order accessories at the shop, too. Share your ideas on how your ideal piece would look like, and select the colors and materials.



The time to complete your order varies depending on the number of awaiting orders and what your requests are, but at the shortest, it only takes about half an hour to create your order. You can put it on right away and set out to continue enjoying your trip on Okinawa. Of course, we also recommend made-to-order accessories as souvenirs for a special person.



Spicalily
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Address: 3-10-15 Maehara, Ginowan City, Okinawa
Telephone: 098-988-1431


 


Clothing Made with Natural Materials that are Gentle on Your Skin



FABRIC, located in Sunabe, Chatan Town offers clothing made with linen and organic cotton fabrics. The clothing made by the owner-designer, Hattori-san, are comfortable to wear with a loose-fitting design. They’re great to wear while on vacation, and of course, also as a stylish item to enjoy daily, even after your trip.



Aside from original designs and items, they also offer brands of clothing that are made with environmentally friendly fabrics like hemp, linen, and organic cotton. These are great especially for those who have sensitive skin. Another positive point about their selections is that many of the pieces have simple designs, making them easy to mix and match with the clothing you already own.



FABRIC
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Address: 7-10 Minato, Chatan Town, Okinawa
Telephone: 098-926-5474


 


Adding Bingata, a Traditional Craft of Okinawa to Your Style



Katachiki, located in Shuri Gibo in Naha City, is run by two sisters and the shop specializes in Bingata, a traditional dyed fabric of Okinawa. They offer various items made by Yumiko Sakie, the elder sister who is in charge of the Bingata dyeing, and Yuko Toma, the younger sister who designs and sews the items. Taking the traditional Bingata methods, they create patterns, dye, and sew, all by hand.



All of their items are created at their studio, from the designing of the Bingata patterns to the sewing, so no two items are the same, offering Bingata patterns that are all slightly different. Take your time and find that one item that you particularly like.



Katachiki (Bingata × Machine)
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Address: 4-1 Shuri Sakiyama-cho, Naha City, Okinawa
Telephone: 098-911-8604


 


Have Fun with the Beautiful, Delicate, and Allergy-Free “Paper Jewelry” 



VIVACE is a paper accessory shop in Shuri Ishiminte in Naha City, where designer and creator, Chihiro Furugen offers her pieces. She set out making these beautiful accessory pieces out of paper materials for people like her, who are allergic to metals and can’t wear many of the accessories available on the market. The material is a special paper which has leather mixed in, so they’re strong against moisture and will not tear or fall apart with sweat or when you get them wet.



The designs are gorgeous and dynamic, and you’ll find it hard to believe that they’re made with paper materials. Such large pieces would be uncomfortable for some people to wear all day if they were made with your usual metallic materials, but with this special material, it’s definitely not a problem. One of the charms of paper jewelry lies in being able to enjoy large and beautiful designs comfortably.



VIVACE
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Address: 4-318 Shuri Ishimine, Naha City, Okinawa
Telephone: 098-887-6600


 


Pick Up a Handmade Accessory Made with Okinawan Shells



Ti-da Beach is located on Ukishima Street, a narrow road by the main Kokusai Street in Naha City. The shop is run by a husband and wife duo, with husband Takashi Nagayama, as the operator, and wife, Kei Masuyama as the designer of the items. Offered in the shop are accessories made with shells collected on Okinawa Island and the surrounding islands.



The items are made with natural materials like shells, so of course, no two are the same. You can ask for a piece made with particular types of shells or motifs, so take your time and share your ideas on the specific design and materials you’d like for your piece.



Ti-da Beach
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Address: 2-2-13 Matsuo, Naha City, Okinawa
Telephone: 098-917-1004


That concludes our article that introduced some of the great shops found on Okinawa that you and your girlfriends might want to visit as you enjoy various fashion items. We’re sure that you’ll find something that will expand your selection of stylish items as you chat with your friends when deciding which one to buy, or hearing suggestions from the shop staff. Be sure to enjoy yourself and have plenty of time to find that special piece.



Okinawa CLIP Editorial Dept.
 

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