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Matt Bruening

Matt Bruening is a Hawai’i-based designer and founder of his eponymous womenswear line. Here is how he spends the day at International Market Place.






Bruening is a regular customer at 45R, adoring their classic silhouettes and dedication to traditional Japanese design methods.


Shinola’s American-made sensibilities produce pieces that, for Bruening, are of a classic quality.


Yauatcha’s laidback atmosphere and sumptuous dim sum dishes provide Bruening with the perfect luxury escape.


Vince’s exquisitely tailored pieces and quality fabrics are the perfect fit for Bruening’s island hustle, and can easily be taken from a day at the beach in Mākaha, found on the west side of O‘ahu where Bruening was raised, to a busy day at his studio in Honolulu.


For Bruening, Saks Fifth Avenue is an icon. The luxury department store elevates Hawai‘i’s retail offerings with pieces that he can easily mix and match.