Stores, Malls or Markets in Hawaii (State of)

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    Hilo Hattie: Buy your Hawaiian gifts at Hilo Hattie

    by joiwatani Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Hilo Hattie store was established in 1963 and it is voted as the "best Place for Aloha Wear" by the island residents for the past five years. The store has the Hawaii's largest selection of Hawaiian products, world's largest manufaturer of Hawaiian fashions and the lowest prices in Hawaii.

    The Hilo Hattie store has the largest selection of classic looks, vintage fashions and the lates styles that you can find. The Hawaiian designs are beautiful. They have choices from silk to cottons and the quality of the products are excellent!

    They have infant wear to the largest wear of men and womens' sizes.

    The designs range from bright and fun colors to cool and casual; contemporary elegant evening wears to the island classics.

    The store also sells coffee, cookies, candies, jams and jellies and even Hawaiian syrups, spices and sauces. They also sell hundreds of home products like candles, frames, wooden bowls.

    Hilo Hattie has free shopping shuttle that takes tourists to their store in Nimitz and have drop offs at Aloha Tower Marketplace, Ward Center or Ala Moana Shopping Center.

    The pick ups and drop-offs is every 20 minutes in front of the hotel from 8:20 am to 4:50 pm.

    Hillo Hattie provides trolleys to take you from your door to their store!

    What to buy: The scheduled pick-ups are:

    Renaissance Ilikai Waikidi Hotel - 8:20 am -4:20 pm
    Hilton Hawaiian Village (Bus depot) - 8:22 am to 4:22 pm
    Kai Aloha Hotel (Saratoga Road) - 8:25- 4:25 pm
    Sheraton Moana Surfrider -8:32- 4:32 pm
    Duke Kahamoku Statue - 8:35-4:35 pm
    ResortQuest Waikiki Beach - 8:40 am to 4:40 pm
    Radisson Waikiki Prince Kuhio - 8:42 am to 4:42 pm
    OHANA Waikiki West - 8:45 am -4:45 pm
    Wyland Waikiki - 8:47 am - 4:47 pm
    OHANA Maile Sky Court - 8:50 am - 4:50 pm

    The stores are in 700 Nimitz Highway or at the Ala Moana Shopping Center Ground Floor. The stores open Mon-Sat 9:30 am to 9:00 pm. Sunday opens at 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.

    What to pay: Depends on what you buy. The mens & women's fahsions from $19.99 to $99.99.

    Our outfits are from Hilo Hattie store! Rainier's outfit is from Hilo Hatie Store My evening dress here was bought from Hilo Hattie My dress was bought from Hilo Hattie Shelby & Rainier's outfits bought from Hilo Hattie
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    If you don't know it now, you soon will -ABC: Easy as ABC

    by toontraveller Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    I got this tip from a fellow VT friend before I came out (Thanks Robyn!)

    There are more ABC stores than the Jackson 5 had hits, no joke!

    Some like them - some don't but I found them very usefull, very cheap and with a good selection of food, drink and island goods to boot. There's always one open near you and if you keep all your reciepts you'll probably get yourself a free mug before you go home.

    What to buy: Buy whatever takes your fancy, something to remind you of your stay. The shops are good for Hawaiian gifts though many are made in the phillipeans.

    I bought my work colleagues some Macadamia nut toffee and they Lurrrved it!

    What to pay: Items are cheap so you'll probably buy lots.

    Anyone for Coffee?
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    Tiny stores at the Waikiki: Shop at the back streets of Waikiki

    by joiwatani Updated Jan 3, 2009

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    Do you have enough time to go to the Ala Moana Center? Is transportation your problem? Are you tight on the budget? If you don't have time and you just have a few days to explore the islands but don't miss out in bringing home gifts, make sure to check the stores at the streets back of Kalakaua Avenue. The t-shirts, jewelries, Hawaiian items are much cheaper than those found at the shops found at hotels. Of course, it is still cheaper to pick up gifts at the Kam Market or at the Wal-mart store (yeah, brahdah, there is Wal-Mart in Hawaii now) to buy inexpensive gifts.

    What to buy: Inexpensive Hawaiian puka necklaces, t-shirts and other gifts - refrigerator magnets, picture frames, bathing suits, Hawaiian beach towels, etc.

    What to pay: 3 for $20 for Hawaiian t-shirts, $7.95 for each puka necklaces.

    A stall at the back of Kalakaua Avenue
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    Ala Moana Shopping Center: Shop at Ala Moana

    by joiwatani Updated Jan 3, 2009

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    Ala Moana houses an array of expensive signature clothing and purse stores and inexpensive locally-owned and managed Hawaiian stores. There is also Macy's on the third level, Sears on the first level. There are different chain stores inside the mall. Also, there is a food court inside the Ala Moana Center, fast food restaurants, ice cream parlors and little shops that sells mementos, chains, necklaces and local Hawaiian jewelries.

    What to buy: Whatever you want: from Gucci, Louiv Vuitton, Fendi, Coach, Bebe to bargain t-shirts. You name it, the mall has it.

    What to pay: Not sure. But if I were you, I will just go to the food court and eat. After eating, just walk around the mall if I have a lot of time. But if you are shopacaholic, then there are so many things to buy!

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    Kam Swapmeet: Shop at the Kam Swapmeet

    by joiwatani Updated Jan 3, 2009

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    It's a local swap meet where you can find anything - people sell new stuffs to old items. Some people sell all those mementos and gifts that you can find in Waikiki Shops but you save a lot of money by coming here. A Hawaiian t-shirt at the Waikiki shop would cost $3 for 20 but at the Kam swapmeet, you can get 10 shirts for $20!

    The swapmeet is located in a huge lot and you can park your car. You pay 50 cents to get in. You can park your car inside the swapmeet.

    The best time to get to the swapmeet is at 7-8 am in the morning. You can find a lot of parking. An hour, later? Forget it! Go park close to the Circuit City and walk up the hill!

    What to buy: I bought some Hawaiian necklaces- those that you find at Waikiki Beach. The stores over in Waikiki sell each necklace for $7.95 to $25.00. At the swapmeet, you can get 8 pieces for $10.00!

    The Hawaiian t-shirts are very cheap, too! It cost $2 per t-shirt - small, medium and large. It didn't really matter what size. These are tagged $2 per item.

    What to pay: Spend about $50 to buy all your gifts to bring home to your family or friends and relatives.

    Shopping at the Kam Swapmeet Plants are being sold, too! Trying a hat at the swapmeet
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    Wal-Mart: Shop at Wal-Mart!

    by joiwatani Updated Jan 3, 2009

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    Wal-Mart is a very popular store in the mainland United States. Almost all cities have Wal-Mart! It's taking over America! I can understand why. It is very inexpensive.If you wanted to save on anything that you wanted to buy, go to Wal-Mart!

    Then just recently, Honolulu has one! Then two! Then another one is opeing in December!

    A lot of the businesses don't like it. The native Hawaiians opposed it. There's a lot of talk about it. But, they can't keep Wal-Mart from opening its business!

    My family went to Wal-Mart to buy toiletries and some beach necessities (bottled water and mat) because it was so expensive to buy these items close to Waikiki. But then I found out that the Wal-Mart in Hawaii sells a lot of things that a tourist wanted to bring home!

    What to buy: Most of the items you can find at tourist stores in Waikiki. Besides, Wal-Mart sells video games, electronics, toys, apparel, appliances, garden, sports, gifts, jewelries, home furnishings, clothings, cosmetics, toiletries, and food.

    Wal-Mart also sells Hawaiian t-shirts, Hawaiian refrigerator magnets, shot glasses, Hawaiian key chains, Hawaiian leis, puka shells, mats, bathing suits, Hawaiian towels, hats, postcards (the postcards are way cheaper than in Waikiki!), Hawaiian car stickers, etc. You name it, they got it!

    What to pay: regular postcards - $0.17 a card
    postcards with stickers at the back - $1.00
    refrigerator magnets - $2.99
    bigger regrigerator magnets- $3.99

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    ABC/Hilo Hattie: Buy gifts at a cheaper price at ABC/Hilo Hattie

    by joiwatani Updated Nov 23, 2008

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    These are the two stores that carry most of the cheaper Hawaiian gifts - Hawaiian necklaces, bracelets, refrigerator magnets, Hawaiian shirts, etc. You can also come here buy beach mats, slippers, bathing suits and sun tan lotion.

    My daughter needed slippers and a Hawaiian dress and we got these at the ABC store for $13.00! We got discounts! When you are flying Hawaiian Airlines, cut off the coupon they give out and there is a free Hawaiian mug that comes with a $50 buying spree at Hilo Hattie.

    If you have enough time, you can also buy at the Walmart and or a Ala Moana.

    What to buy: Gifts to bring to friends and family at home.

    What to pay: 25-40% less than other stores

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    Farmers Market

    by diana23 Written Dec 2, 2007

    Besides all the shops, there is a very nice place in Kona called Farmers Market!!!
    There you can find fresh fruits, fresh drinks, flowers,seeds and lots of souvenirs that you can buy only there. it was my favourite place to go there every time. you can not miss it because it's on the main street, next to the church.

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  • Red Dirt Shirts: Red Dirt Dyed Merchandise

    by kcbrit Updated Sep 17, 2007

    As a result of damage caused by hurricane Iniki in which flooding damaged Paradise Sportswear's T-shirts a new company was developed to use the pure Hawaiian red dirt as dye for T-shirts and other clothing. Nice if you like orange. Dyed by the people of Kauai. Other items are available and some blue colored stuff too. There are 4 stores in Kauai , 1 in Maui and 1 in Oahu. Great (and inexpensive) pressies for back home and definitely original!

    What to buy: "Older than Dirt" baseball cap

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    David and Golaith: Not your usual mall store!

    by ttishbite Written Jun 4, 2007

    I was so excited when I found out there was a David and Golaith store in Honolulu! They have lots of fun t-shirts with their signature characters, such as Trendy Wendy, Day Old Sushi, and Eve L.

    Their clothing designs are unique and have tons details, like sitching on jean pockets in the shape of a catus.

    I actually visited this store twice... during a visit to the mall and on the way to the airport before our flight home!

    I've shopped their online store as well.

    What to buy: Character tees and tanks and gifts for friends.

    What to pay: Everything is average priced but they had some great sales when I was there.

    Signature character... Eve L.

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    Aloha Stadium Flea Market: Souvenir Frenzy

    by Ric Updated Aug 13, 2006

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    This flea market is a lot of fun, both for shopping and for people watching. Everything is much cheaper , certainly than in Waikiki with more original made-in-Hawaii kinds of givables. Strolling among the different stalls can be done in a brisk half-hour, but two hours is more like it. If you are a shopaholic or with your wife or s.o. of the female persuasion, plan on four to five hours.

    Open on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 8 am and 2 pm.

    What to buy: T-shirts, refrigerator magnets, and lauhala (pandanus) crafts are good buys.

    What to pay: Less than in Waikiki.

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    Swap Meet: Aloha Stadium Swap Meet

    by sunshine9689 Updated Jul 5, 2006

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    Want to buy some souvenirs, t-shirts, magnets, swim suits, photo albums, etc, etc, etc? Go to this place - prices are low + you have a chance to bargain.

    WORKING DAYS: Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    ENTRANCE FEE: Age 12 and above - fifty cents per person. Age 11 and below - free.

    DIRECTIONS: Take 320 Airport/Pearlridge or #47 Waipahu. To return, take #20 or #47 Waikiki Beach and hotels or #49, #51, #52 or #62 marked Honolulu/Ala Moana Center and transfer to Ala Moana #8, #19 or #20 Waikiki Beach and Hotels.
    Freeway Directions: Take the H-1 going west to the Stadium exit.

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    Shops on Kalakaua Ave: Oahu: Shopping in Waikiki

    by diver-x Written Oct 22, 2005

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    You'll find just about anything you could possibly want on Kalakakaua Ave in Waikiki. From ABC shops (one on every block it seems) to Billabong, the International Marketplace and Gucci. It's all there.

    In case you've never heard of them, the ABC shops are combination souvenir shops / convenience stores. You can get T-shirts, bikinis, shot glasses, tikis, boogie boards, Coca Cola, chips or trail mix. You get the idea. You'll find them everywhere in Hawaii.

    A lot of the shops have really neat window displays, like the one shown here. I saw this aquarium from the street and saw people walking inside it and I HAD to go in! There's a hollow walkway that goes right through the aquarium! It's really cool! I forget exacty which store had it. I think it was near the International Marketplace.

    Shoppers are drawn in by this aquarium International Marketplace
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    Maika'i Grocery Store North Shore: Grocery shopping Maika'i

    by seoulgirl Written Jan 23, 2005

    This is a big grocery store on the North Shore. It's expensive so when you are checking out ask for their Maika'i Introductory discount card. You will get deductions on all of your purchases just like the locals do. There is also a smaller grocery store in Haleiwa near all the restaurants and ice shaving places that is big big bucks. Don't even go in there. It's near Surfshop hostel. The other big one is by Backpackers hostel.

    What to buy: Macadamia nuts items, flower lei's, Chinese/Asian food ingredients (in Chinatown), beach wear.

    What to pay: Too much. Go to Thailand or Malaysia instead.

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    International Market Place: Bargains May be Found Here

    by travelteacher Updated Jan 23, 2005

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    This open-air market can be a good place to find bargains, as most of the merchants will bargain with you. On the other hand, most products are marked at least 50% above what they're really worth, so shop around the local stores before you head into the Market Place.

    What to buy: This is a good place to buy souvineers in bulk (T-shirs/inexpensive jewelry/hadnbags) as the more you buy, (usually) the better deal you get.

    Coi Pond

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