Top Choice Books in Honolulu

Native Books/Nā Mea Hawaii

So much more than just a bookstore stocking Hawaiiana tomes, CDs and DVDs, this cultural gathering spot also sells beautiful silk-screened fabrics, koa-wood bowls, Hawaiian quilts, fish-hook jewelry and hula supplie…
Mall in Honolulu

Ala Moana Center

This open-air shopping mall and its nearly 300 department stores and mostly chain stores could compete on an international runway with some of Asia’s famous megamalls. A handful of Hawaii specialty shops such as Cra…
Department Store in Honolulu

Lai Fong Department Store

For antiques, junk and kitsch, a great place to browse is Lai Fong Department Store, which sells a variety of antiques and knick-knacks, including Chinese silk clothing, Oriental porcelain and old postcards of Hawai…
Clothing in Honolulu


Look to this island-born shop for original and modern designs. Hawaiian musicians often sport Manuhealiʻi’s bold-print silk aloha shirts. Flowing synthetic print and knit dresses and wrap tops take inspiration from …
Arts & Crafts in Honolulu

Cindy's Lei Shoppe

At this inviting little shop, a Chinatown landmark, you can watch aunties craft flower lei made of orchids, plumeria, twining maile, lantern ʻilima (flowering ground-cover) and ginger. Several other lei shops cluste…
Clothing in Honolulu

T&L Muumuu Factory

So much flammable aloha wear in one space! It’s worth a visit for the kitsch factor alone. This is a shop for tutu (grandmothers), to whom polyester still represents progress. Bold-print muu- muus run in sizes from …
Market in Honolulu

Ward Farmers Market

Ward Farmers Market, across the street from Ward Center, is this almost daily fresh market and grocery. For the average tourist, a visit here is more like sightseeing for food and is a good introduction to Hawaiian …
Mall in Honolulu

Ward Warehouse

Across the street from Ala Moana Beach, this mini-mall has many one-of-a-kind island shops and eateries. There's a threat that it will all be bowled over to make way for glitzy towers, but at the time of research, W…
Food & Drinks in Honolulu


Full-service supermarket at Hawaii's biggest mall, with free parking.
Antiques in Honolulu

Antique Alley

Unbelievably crammed with rare collectibles and other cast-off memorabilia from Hawaii through the decades, this co-op shop, which once cameoed on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow, sells just about any Hawaiiana that you can …