Shopping in Hawaii
Shop the day away!
While famous for its beautiful beaches and pristine blue waters, Hawaii is also extremely well known for its incredible shopping! Waikiki is the heart of Hawaii’s shopping industry, with boulevards lined with both high-end and affordable brand names including Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Apple and Victoria’s Secret. There is no need to miss out on the sun and surf because these shops are open late, so take a stroll after dinner and see what Kalakaua Avenue has to offer!
Hawaii’s best buys
Shopping in Hawaii provides the perfect opportunity to spend big on design wear. You will find that full retail price works out cheaper in Hawaii than it would back home in Australia. There are plenty of opportunities for high end shopping such as the Luxury Row on Kalakaua Avenue, retailers in the lobbies of hotels including Sheraton Waikiki and Sheraton Princess Kaililani, and the T Galleria shopping centre.
Beauty products are another item to stock up on while holidaying in Hawaii as the prices are much more affordable here. There is a Sephora store on Kalakaua Avenue which houses brands such as Clinique, Tom Ford and Shisheido. From 10am until 11pm on Monday through Sunday you can purchase everything from cosmetics to haircare items.
If you want to go home with some Polynesian-style buys you can find original Hawaiian shirts and records at Bailey’s Antiques on Kapahulu Avenue in Honolulu. Otherwise buy a handmade ukulele from the family-run business, Kamaka Hawaii, which can also be found in Honolulu.
If you’re looking for a shopping experience that is a little different from the norm, then don’t miss out on visiting the markets in Hawaii! The International Marketplace is centrally located in Waikiki and here you can get your hands on local souvenirs, t-shirts and all kinds of gifts to take home to family and friends. Many of these shops are only found in Hawaii and are known for their uniqueness and low prices. Have a walk around, chat with locals or try delicious Hawaiian delicacies. Open 10am-11pm every day, this Hawaiian marketplace is one to add to your bucket list!
For another unique shopping experience, visit the Aloha Stadium Swap Mett and Marketplace. This open-air flea market is a 20-minute drive from Waikiki and a fun place to purchase arts and crafts, dolls wearing handmade Polynesian outfits and local produce such as Kona coffee! With more than 400 stalls you will not get bored. Remember that this marketplace is only open on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 8am-3pm.