Where to go shopping on the island
Those looking for souvenirs, a bit of island flair or just new additions to their wardrobe will love the ever-increasing shopping options on Oahu. And, for one-of-a-kind purchases, there are a few must-stop shops you won’t want to miss.
Waikiki Beach Walk offers a wide selection of great stores. Jams World, a brand that has been around since 1964, grew from selling shorts and surfboards to offering a full line of unique art-driven apparel and accessories in vibrant colors and laid-back styles. Other popular brands with stores here include Truffaux, a world-renowned specialist in Panama hats known for a huge range of styles as well as its famous fitting techniques.
For something truly unique, try 2Chilies at its first location outside of Australia. 2Chilies offers fun swimwear and apparel, and is known for its exclusivity – the brand cuts only 300 articles per size in each of its prints. Meguna Kei offers other one-of-a-kind finds, with hand-drawn creations including tote bags and pouches, signature teddy bears, coin purses, and aprons.
At Royal Hawaiian Center in Waikiki, Island Slipper offers local footwear designed for island comfort and steeped in Hawaiian tradition. For more upscale options, Whitetag specializes in fashion for both men and women created by internationally renowned designers.
At Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore, Oakely at Turtle Bay is an exclusive concept store featuring a selection of men’s surf and lifestyle clothing and women’s training apparel. The store even has an exclusive resort line of T-shirts. Or try North Shore Water Shed, for a more extensive selection of brands for men, women and youths, plus shoes, accessories and gifts.
So get ready to shop it up!