Everywhere you go in Honolulu/Waikiki you will see heaps of ABC Stores! They are strategically placed every few shops so that you won't miss them. ;) But they do come in handy to buy things you forgot to pack.
What to buy: We bought our water there quite often as well as some groceries for breakfast and some souvenirs.
What to pay: A bottle of water 1.5 lt was US$11.9, a can of Coke was 69 cents, a pack of Pringles was US$1.99
The first thing that you will notice as you come up to the DFS GALLERIA WAIKIKI is the huge aquarium in the window. Located in the heart of Waikiki, DFS Galleries offers shopping, from top designer brands at duty-free prices, exclusive island gifts and souvenirs.
Open daily 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Anything you can get in Waikiki shops or at the International Market Place (short of fine jewelry) you can get at the swap meet, and more!
What to buy: Hand painted fans
bracelets and necklaces
What to pay: don't be afraid to bargain, especially if you are there early, and are the first sale of the day. Tradition makes them want the first sale to be successful.
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I'm sitting in Borders Bookshop Cafe enjoying a Cara-mocha coffee. It really is the best bookstore and since we had driven past it numerous times, I felt compelled to come here. So I caught the bus from Waikiki and am now enjoying a coffee on the balcony overlooking the sea with a pile of books i plan on buying.
I found a book titled '1000 places to see before you die' and I decide to get it. As I was waiting for my coffee, a middle aged woman approached me and said that it was an excellent book. She told me of her plans to travel to Europe later in the year. When I asked, she said her favourite places in the world were Nepal and Kilimanjaro. She also said the Volcanoes on Big Island were worth seeing...So prehistoric. I guess that made up my mind. As soon as I find an agent, I'll book my trip toi Big Island.
(See my Hawaii Volcanoes National Park page)
In an area of only 2 miles by one mile in Waikiki, there has got to be roughly 100 ABC Stores here. I didnt even know of such a place until driving into Waikiki. During the entire trip, it was a joke to all that I was with and as well as tour guides and other tourists. Its your one stop shop that has a little of everything from souvenors, clothing, food, beer, pop, magazines, gifts, jewelry and whatever else you might have forgotten to bring on your trip. These are located on every block and a few are on the same block, so your never too far away from one.
What to buy: Gotta get a ABC Store T-Shirt!!
A little village in the middle of the city, here you can find alot of small shopps and good restaurants in this open air shopping center, built like a village.
I can't say that the shop is special because I never went inside, but I loved the sign - Nani's. That is what my kids call my mother and when I took this picture she was home supervising them.
This is the storefront of Tiffany and Company. I thought it was quite impressive as we walked by all the famous stores which line Waikiki.
2417 Prince Edward Street, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96815, United States
Good for: Business
53-567 Kamehameha Hwy, Punaluu, North Shore, Hawaii, United States
Good for: Solo
2584 Lemon Road, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96815, United States
Good for: Families