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O‘ahu is a shopper’s delight, with a wonderful mix of locally owned shops combined with trendy and high-end retailers offering the latest apparel, jewelry, beauty products and more.

ALA MOANA CENTER, the world’s largest outdoor shopping center, boasts more than 290 restaurants and shops. Entertaining hula shows, events and performances are often hosted at center stage. The shopping center also houses impressive food courts with something to suit even the choosiest of appetites, and major department stores, including Macy’s and Neiman Marcus. The mall’s ‘Ewa Wing includes Bloomingdale’s and Nordstrom among numerous dining options, retail and entertainment shops, and an additional 1,000 parking spaces.

HILO HATTIE is Hawai‘i’s largest retailer and manufacturer of Hawaiian ALOHA APPAREL , and made-in-Hawai‘i gifts and souvenir accessories. Hilo Hattie first opened its doors in 1963 with a shop located on the island of Kaua‘i. Over the years, Hilo Hattie has grown and expanded its reach. Today, there are four Hilo Hattie retail locations on O‘ahu, Maui, Kaua‘i and Hawai‘i Island. More than 2 million people shop at Hilo Hattie every year, making the 60-year-old store Hawai‘i’s largest shopping attraction.

Located just a short drive from Waikīkī, KĀHALA MALL is near Honolulu’s affluent Kāhala neighborhood and beach. The store boasts numerous restaurants inside and around the mall, including WHOLE FOODS MARKET with an indoor/outdoor bar, Hawai‘i-based shops, like décor shop SOHA LIVING, a movie theater and regular entertainment. The mid-sized mall is family friendly and easy to access by car, bus, ride-share or taxi. Visit kahalamallcenter.com.

If you’re heading toward East Honolulu, don’t forget to stop at KOKO MARINA SHOPPING CENTER . The venue, which started as a vision of businessman Henry J. Kaiser to help Hawaii’s economy, came to fruition in June 1963. Initially, no one gave the area much thought due to its remote location. People knew of the tourist attractions like Portlock and Hanauma Bay, but it didn’t seem to be attractive for residential homes.


Poodle snack shop, Woodlawn Market, Lucky Luke’s Tavern and the Union Oil Station. Fast forward 60 years and the center is still proudly serving the Hawaii Kai community, and celebrating its 60- year anniversary.

Visitors may enjoy waterfront dining with a variety of international cuisine, including American, Chinese, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and famous local plate lunch, poke bowls and shaved ice. They can also take part in watersport adventures in the private marina, once known as Kuapa Pond, or indulge in boutique shopping from local small-business owners as they enjoy breathtaking marina and mountain views.

Vvisit kokomarinacenter.com for more information.

WAIKELE PREMIUM OUTLETS takes you away from metropolitan Honolulu for a shopping experience that will be easy on the pocketbook. Featured retailers include Polo Ralph Lauren, Tory Burch, Kate Spade and more. Find Waikele Premium Outlets west of Honolulu, directly off the H-1 freeway, exit 7.

In WAIKĪKĪ , you’ll find numerous shopping centers. ROYAL HAWAIIAN CENTER (royalhawaiiancenter.com) spans three blocks along Kalākaua Avenue. RHC’s four floors boast shopping, dining and cultural experiences. Popular retailers include Tourneau, Omega and Harry Winston. There also are plenty of eateries, like Island Vintage Coffee and Doraku Izakaya and Sushi, and free Hawaiian cultural classes and entertainment.

WAIKĪKĪ SHOPPING PLAZA (waikikishoppingplaza.com), too, is anchored by powerhouses such as A|X Armani Exchange and Sephora. Check the website for individual store hours and updates.

LUXURY ROW (luxuryrow.com) includes top fashion houses — Gucci, Moncler, Bottega Veneta, Miu Miu, Golden Goose and Chanel — along Kalākaua Avenue.

HILTON HAWAIIAN VILLAGE (hiltonhawaiianvillage.com) attracts diverse clientele to its array of local boutiques and eateries, which range from Lappert’s Gourmet Ice Cream and Coffee to Aoki Teppanyaki Waikīkī. And tucked between Hyatt Regency Waikīkī towers, PUALEILANI SHOPS (pualeilanishops.com) is a three-story bazaar of restaurants and retailers. Surf apparel giants sit among global brands like UGG and Urban Outfitters as well as local offerings, such as Honolulu Cookie Co. and eateries such as Kirin Restaurant.

The recently redeveloped INTERNATIONAL MARKET PLACE (shopinternationalmarketplace. com) features anchor tenant Saks Fifth Avenue and an array of shops such as Christian Louboutin, Shinola, Crazy Shirts and Maui Divers Jewelry; alongside dining options such as ShoreFyre. HILO HATTIE 808-973-3266 KOKO MARINA CENTER 808-395-4737 MAUI DIVERS JEWELRY 808-949-0411

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