Must-see shopping in Hilo

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    Big Island Candies

    Once a mom-and-pop shop, this wildly successful confectioner is now a full-fledged destination. In an immaculate showroom-factory, enjoy generous samples,…

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    The Knickknackery

    Keliʻi Wilson, the Hilo-born shopkeeper, is a true collector. Among his hand-picked gems, you might find a 1950s koa (Hawaiian timber) dresser, a vintage…

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    Basically Books

    A browser's paradise, this shop carries the gamut of Hawaii-themed books – history, botany, cooking, fiction and memoir, plus the expected maps and travel…

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    Sig Zane Designs

    Legendary in the hula community, kama‘aina (locally born and raised) artist Sig Zane designs unmistakable cotton fabrics, marked by rich colors and modern…

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    Locavore Store

    For 100% locally grown or made products, this tidy little market is all you need. Find seasonal produce, meats, cheeses, coffee, chocolate, dried fruit,…

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    Local Antiques & Stuff

    History buffs, don't miss this teeming display of local artifacts and memorabilia. Along with a few valuable furniture items, there's tons of 'stuff':…

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    Bryan Booth Antiques

    Transporting a rocking chair or dining table home is probably a deal breaker. But Bryan Booth's expertly restored wood furniture might convince you…

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    Hawaiian Force

    Craig Neff, a Native Hawaiian artist, sells aloha wear marked by bold graphics and Hawaiian motifs. While somewhat similar to Sig Zane's prints, Neff's…

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    Most Irresistible Shop in Hilo

    Kids of all ages delight in the little treasures here: jewelry, Japanese dishware, children's games and toys, clothing, home textiles, and random cute…

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    Prince Kuhio Plaza

    Hilo's largest shopping mall includes mid-level chain retailers such as Macy's, Old Navy and American Eagle. Also find a multiplex, restaurants, indoor…

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    Extreme Exposure Fine Art Gallery

    At this informal gallery, find striking nature photography – featuring Hawai‘i's wildlife, seascapes, landscapes and lava – by photographers Bruce Omori…

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    Dragon Mama

    Treat yourself to exquisite bedding, custom made from imported Japanese fabric. The proprietor has decades of experience sewing meditation pillows and…

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    Sugar Coast Candy

    Sworn off sugar? Never mind, we won't tell. This candy shop is the stuff of childhood fantasies. Gape slack-jawed at giant barrels of taffy, jars of…

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    Still Life Books

    Bibliophiles and audiophiles, don't miss this hidden trove of hand-picked secondhand books and LPs. The tiny shop doesn't look like much from outside, but…

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    Big Island BookBuyers

    This welcoming, owner-operated secondhand bookstore sells all genres, including Hawaiiana (some new), travel (some new), religion, cooking, history and…

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    Grapes: A Wine Store

    This hidden treasure is owned by a true aficionado and packed to the rafters with global stock. It's Hilo's first and only dedicated wine store. Free wine…

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    Puainako Town Center

    Large strip mall with mostly fast food chains, but anchored by the venerable KTA Super Store.