Top Choice Homewares in Kilauea

Hunter Gatherer

The most unique shop on the island, this gift shop and gallery is the home base for a local interior designer who sells a range of personally hand-selected goods. The result is an eclectic blend of clothing, books, …
Top Choice Vintage in Hanalei

Yellowfish Trading Company

A wonderfully cheery gallery offering a mix of true vintage and vintage-inspired art, handicrafts, books and much more. The vintage stuff is the true gold here: think midcentury glassware, 1950s-era Hawaiian guidebo…
Top Choice Music in Kapaʻa

Larry's Music

This high-quality uke dealer offers starters for less than $100 and vintage and high-end ukes costing $1000 to $5000. All come with the manufacturer’s warranty. Ask about ukuleles and expect a warm and thorough resp…
Top Choice Clothing in Kapaʻa


Adjacent to Java Kai, the best clothing shop on the Eastside offers stylish casual and beachwear from mainland-, Australian- and London-based designers like Passenger and Vuori for men, and Joa Brown, Boys and Arrow…
Top Choice Antiques in Wailua


A terrific antique treasure chest selling antique Japanese hand-blown glass fishing buoys that continually wash up on Kauai's shore, vintage Japanese kimonos and tea sets, rice sacks and all manner of furniture. The…
Top Choice Drinks in Lihuʻe

Koloa Rum Company

Kauaʻi's own rum label is a relatively new brand, which means it doesn't have a fine aged rum yet, but its dark and spiced versions win awards. Learn how to mix a classic mai tai during a free rum tasting, starting …
Top Choice Photography in Princeville

Fish Eye

If seascapes and landscapes are your kind of thing, duck into this nature photography wonderland featuring spectacular photo evidence of Kauaʻi's natural gifts in full glory.
Antiques in Kilauea

Lotus Gallery

With Lotus ponds singing out front, one of two art and antiquities galleries on the North Shore with serious chops. Here you'll find hand-carved jade, 19th-century teak Mandalay Buddhas papered in gold leaf, a Quan …
Clothing in Hanalei

Barn 808

The most stylish boutique on the strip, this rustic wood-floored barn deals in Nick Fouget hats, one-of-a-kind sport coats, soft and cuddly Aviator Nation and Outer Known tees. It has pairs of socks that say 'mother…
Books in Hanapepe

Talk Story Bookstore

The USA's westernmost bookstore is a funky indie bookseller's paradise, the kind that may even fill e-reader enthusiasts with musty page-turning nostalgia. New books by local authors are stocked up front, but it’s m…