Oahu is a shopper’s paradise. You’ll find everything from open-air malls (Ala Moana Center is one of America’s largest outdoor malls) and high-end retailers to charming boutiques and local specialty stores.
On the streets of Waikiki you can find everything from authentic Hawaiian crafts and local surf shops to stylish fashion and designer flagship stores. Waikiki shopping centers like the DFS Galleria and the Royal Hawaiian Center offer a variety of items you can only find in Hawaii, from ukulele and Hawaiian arts and crafts to designer fashion and high-end jewelry. All along the main strips of Kalakaua and Kuhio Avenues, you can explore a multitude of shops and boutiques as you treasure hunt for the perfect memento to remember your trip.
Shopping venues beyond Waikiki include Ward Centers, Aloha Tower Marketplace and Kahala Mall in Honolulu, Pearlridge Center and the Waikele Premium Outlets in Central Oahu, and Windward Mall on the Windward Coast. Plan to bring an additional bag for your trip back from Oahu.
Suggestions where you can shop till you drop!
1. Ala Moana Shopping Center
Hawaii’s largest shopping center located in Honolulu just minutes from Waikiki, is an open-air shopping oasis. Ala Moana Center currently features more than 290 stores, including 80 dining options, one of the largest collections of luxury retailers in the world, four major department stores (Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Sears) and several only-in-Hawai’i retailers featuring locally-made products.
The Ala Moana Shopping Trolley provides convenient transportation between the Center and 10 locations in Waikiki, every 10 minutes during Center hours.
Open Monday through Saturday 9:30am to 9:00pm, and Sunday 10:00am to 7:00pm. Department stores, restaurants and holiday hours may vary.
Hours: Monday through Saturday 9:30am to 9:00pm
Sunday 10:00am to 7:00pm.
Holiday hours may vary.
2. Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center
This shopping mall is convienently located less than 5 minutes walk from Stay Hotel Waikiki. It consists of more than 310,000 square feet along a three-block stretch of Waikiki’s famed Kalakaua Avenue. The Center has more than 100 shops and restaurants to excite every taste! Complimentary music, hula, and cultural classes are available in the Royal Grove.
Hours: Daily 10:00am to 10:00pm.
3. Hilo Hattie – Nimitz Flagship Store
Hawaii’s largest selection of Aloha shirts, dresses and children’s attire. Voted by Hawaii’s residents as “The Best Place for Hawaiian Fashions” for the past 10 years, Hilo Hattie guarantees shoppers the best values, largest selection of Made-in-Hawaii gifts and a 100% quality guarantee on thousands of Hawaiian products.
For a history of Aloha wear.
Hours: Daily 9:00am to 7:30pm.
4. Waikele Premium Outlets
Waikele Premium Outlets is the only outlet shopping center in Hawaii. You’ll find savings of 25% to 65% everyday on an impressive collection of designer and name-brand outlet stores featuring Adidas, A/X Armani Exchange, Banana Republic, Calvin Klein, Coach, Guess, Juicy Couture, LeSportsac, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, and many more. Did we mention Coach? The outlet mall is about 18.5 miles (28 minutes drive) from Waikiki.
Hours: Monday – Saturday 9:00am to 9:00pm.
Sunday 10:00am to 6:00pm.
5. International Marketplace
Open-air shopping experience with over 130 shops, carts, restaurants, and food court, all located in the heart of Waikiki. This marketplace has all the trinkets you will want to take back home as souviners. A convienent 5 minutes walk from Stay Hotel Waikiki.
Hours: Daily 10:00am to 10:30pm.