Monday, January 3, 2011

Aloha! Travel and Shop Pick- Hawaii

Oahu - 2009

Aloha Rag- Big names like Marc Jacobs and Comme de Garcons, if you can't get there check out the on line site.
1221 Kapiolani Blvd

Neo Plaza Cosmetics- Entire lines including latest of OPI and Essie nail polish.  I have never seen polish lines that extensive on the mainland.  Plus lots of hard to find California lines for east coasters.
315 Seaside Ave

Billabong- Best Summer/Beach clothing/Bags/surfer chic/Great selection of Nixon watches. Shopping here really adds some excitement to a vacation, there is something for everyone at this store at reasonable prices. Love it!
Several locations Kalakaua Ave.

Le Sport Sac- Get the Hawaii only edition/DFS only editions of the cult bags.
Kalakua Ave,Waikiki ...( several locations)

Honolulu Cookie Company- delicious and indivually packed. Several locations all over Waikiki

Satura- great cakes and cheesecakes. Royal Hawaian Center.
Kalakua Center.

High Tea- Mouana Surfrider- make a reservation and soak up this experience.
Kalakua Ave

Island Sweetie - Forget the high end stores with the high end prices, this place has inventory direct from China, no middle man,prices are low. Best of all they are ahead of trend!! Fantastic accessories too. Who needs Prada?
2131 Kalakua Ave

88 Tees- Not loose and fancy free here, snug tees in a variety of cute graphics at a great price.
2168 Kalakula Ave

MataHari- Asian themed bohemian store with lots of saris and other Indian themed merchandise. (North Shore).
66-082 Kamehameha Hwy,Haleiwa

Le Lotus Bleu and Le Lotus Bleu Mens- Funky mix of tropical flavored apparel and custom made silver jewelry.
Ala Moana Mall- Ala Moana Blvd

Brontibay Paris- French line of handbags made with bright colored fabrics and ties.  Will help you to stand out from the rest. One of the few stores in the US.
Ala Mouana Mall, Ala Mouana Blvd.

The Slipper House- Offer the largest range of slippers in Hawaii. Great prices.
 Ala Moana Mall

Splash Kids- Surfing gear, board shorts and swim gear for kids up to 14. Boys and girls, all super cute!
Ala Moana Mall

Macy's and Nordstrom Shoe Departments at Ala Moana Mall- I have to admit, I spent at least 3 hours in the shoe department at Macy's. The department is the size of a football field, with a Coach shoe shop, something we do not encounter very often. They have shoes for every age and price range and sales associates to take care of your every need. And no wonder with Nordstrom Shoe Department to compete with they have to pull out the stops. I may have spent about 3 plus hours in Nordstrom and that was just taking it all in. I was so intimidated by both I ended up not buying a thing! A must visit if you love shoes.

Ala Moana Mall - This is an amazing mall with over 290 shops in Honolulu. The mall caters to every price range and then some. Check out Harry Winston, Bottega Venata, Tory Burch, J Crew On The Island along with Blue Hawaiian Surf, Gucci, Kate Spade, Thinker Toys and Thinker Tots are a must stop and........ the Asian Grocery with 3 floors. This is your one stop shop for everything including the post office and a Longs Drug store.

North Shore Swimwear- Head here first if you need a bikini. They sell over 20 different styles each of tops and bottoms in 40 different fabrics. You will find something here, you must!
66-250 Kamehameha Hwy

Bailey's Antiques and Aloha Shirts Inc- They sell the largest election of Aloha shirts including vintage and used. They also sell a large variety of pez dispensers...go figure.
517 Kapahulu Ave.

Surf -N-Sea- Oldest and most extensively stocked surf shop in Hawaii. One stop shopping induding apparel from one of my favorites Billabong.

65-595 Kamehameha Hwy,Haleiwa.


You must stop at Island Sandals-
Amazing, georgeous sandals that will last forever made by Michael Mahensmith. Your foot is measured in the shop, do it as soon as you arrive. 658 Front Street. or order on line

Upcountry Bath and Body- Amazing scents ,lotions and potions many made in Hawaii. 
3619 Baldwin Ave,Makawao

Biasa Rose- Tees, forks, everything and some, great place to get everything you need.
104 Hana Hwy,Paia

The Mercantile- You will find top names, fantastic linens, tees and they are the only ones on the island to carry Kiehl's products.
3673 Baldwin Ave, Makawao

Nuage Bleu- Jeffrey Campbell shoes love those wedges, Trina Turk and Ella Moss. Great place to find unique pieces.
76 Hana Hwy-Paia

The Big Island

Hula Lamps of Hawaii- Ulitmate souvenir from your trip. Something you see at restaurants are the lamps with the hula girl bases and their hips actually sway.
This shop is where you can get the best of the best.
74-5599 Luhia St,Kailua-Kona

Eden- Boutique stocked with Lily Pulitzer dresses among others.
75-5599 Luhia St

It's All Good - You can find bikinis, jewelry, sandals and lingerie in this really cute store. Take some time hang out and browse. Great finds!
65-1158 Mamalahoa Hwy


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