FLUX Hawaii General Store to Pop Up in Venice, California

August 18, 2016                                                                                                                       

FLUX Hawaii General Store to Pop Up in Venice, California


Nella Media Group and Klick Communications to Then “Lei Over” in the Big Apple

Honolulu, Hawaii – The FLUX Hawaii General Store, presented by Hawaiian Airlines, will pop up on “the coolest block in America,” Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice, Los Angeles, from September 2–5, beginning with an invitation-only VIP launch event hosted by Klick Communications on Thursday, September 1. Following the pop up, Nella Media Group and Klick Communications will take Hawaii on the road to New York City. There, the Hawaii team will host pau hana (happy hour), dubbed the Lei Over, to highlight what’s happening in the Islands and to profile Hawaii’s creative talent. For more information visit events.fluxhawaii.com

The FLUX Hawaii General Store is made possible with support from Hawaiian Airlines, Creative Industries – a division within the State of Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (CID/DBEDT), Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Hawaii, and BAM! (Best Anything Message), a free app at www.BAM.me that allows users to upgrade their communication. 

After two successful years in the Big Apple during New York Fashion Week, the FLUX Hawaii General Store will make its way to the West Coast with a lineup of nearly 70 Hawaii-based artisans and brands. Store items will span fashion, accessories, homewares, skincare, food, drink – and even Hawaii-inspired pet supplies.

“Each of our events is designed to showcase Hawaii as a truly unique and contemporary destination,” said Jason Cutinella, CEO, Nella Media Group. “We consider ourselves ambassadors of the state when we take the show on the road and invite anyone with an interest in our community to join us at the FLUX Hawaii General Store.”

In addition to Hawaii-themed programming and in-store events, the FLUX Hawaii General Store will feature special performances by Creative Lab Music Immersive artists Kimié Miner (Hoku Award Winner, Best Contemporary Album of the Year 2016); Izik, dubbed one of the most exciting emerging pop and R&B artists; and Streetlight Cadence, the Hoku Award-winning (Best Alternative Album of the Year in 2016), four-piece, pop-folk band.

The invite-only Lei Over event in New York City will be held at a Manhattan-based, Hawaii-inspired hot spot.


When: VIP invitation-only launch event, Thursday, September 1

General Store hours, Friday, September 2–Monday, September 5, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.

Where: BAM! Space, 1306 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, Los Angeles

Featured Hawaii artisans and brands: Fighting Eel, Big Bad Wolf, Fitted, Jams World, Language of the Birds, Of One Sea, OluKai, Reyn Spooner, Sig Zane, S.Tory Standards, Vizume, With Love From Paradise, Amelia Samari, ByChari, Hawaiian Airlines, Hawaiian Blue, Island Fin, Jana Lam, Leimano, Lesportsac, Mori by Art + Flea, MiNei Designs, Martin & MacArthur, Mini Meems, Myte, Rolling Death Maui, Slowtide, The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club, Yknot, AJ Feducia, Greenroom, John Hook, Mark Cunningham, Wayne Levin, Steven Kean, Ho‘okani Music Company, Island Penman, Liliko‘i Creative, Mau-House, Mistprint, Mōno, Seeds and Stone, Wood HI, Malie Organics, KH Apothecary, North Shore Soap, The Public Pet, Mimi by Reise Kochi, Maipup, Big Island Candies, Hawaiian Host, Hawaiian Ola, Kōloa Rum, Kona Brewing Company, Kona Coffee Purveyors, Monkeypod Jam, SPAM, and Shaka Tea.

For more information visit events.fluxhawaii.com.

Media contacts:

Bree Dallwitz, Klick Communications, (808) 333-1887, [email protected]

Joe Bock, Nella Media Group, (808) 351-7387, [email protected]FLUX General Store 2016