Fit For a Princess

January 24, 2012 | By Waikiki Magazine Team

Marie Chantal Miller wasn’t born a princess, but her life was charmed, nonetheless. The daughter of Duty Free Shops founder Robert W. Miller, she was globetrotting for as long as she could remember. With homes around the globe and schooling to match (Hong Kong, Paris, Switzerland and New York, to name a few), it seems appropriate that she would fall in love with a prince—Pavlos, crown Prince of Greece.

Somewhere in the throes of having five children (four boys and one girl), Miller turned from writing and illustration (which she studied at university) to designing clothes for her brood. Shortly thereafter, the Marie-Chantal line was launched with an iconic “onesie,” which featured a pair of tufted angel wings sprouting from the back.

Her clothes are elegant, yet approachable and wearable.

“Sure, I wanted great-looking fits and fashion for my children,” Miller says during our exclusive interview, two of her boys checking in on her throughout the meeting. “But most importantly, the lines had to be fun. Kids need to feel good about what they’re wearing, or they just plain won’t wear it. Every mom knows that.”

Marie-Chantal garments are hand-sketched by the Princess’ team in London, and uses hand-picked fibers (Scottish wool and Peruvian Pima cotton are a few of the sources) to ensure top quality finished product.

Having spent a good amount of time (and amassing many great memories) in Honolulu, Miller was thrilled at the opportunity to open one of her first stand-alone stores, within the DFS made famous by her father, in the summer of 2011.

Visit the second floor boutique to see the latest in jet-set fashion for the globetrotting youth of tomorrow.

Marie Chantal
The DFS Waikiki location is Marie Chantal’s first in America.

DFS Galleria Waikiki
330 Royal Hawaiian Ave., 2nd floor [C:7 Waikiki Map]
(808) 931-2700