Though smaller than the Mercado de Artesanías (see above), this market is easier to get to from the major strip hotels. Bonus: It's open late to accommodate night-owl shoppers. For their pure kitsch factor, we fell in love with the giant burlap yarn paintings of various Mexican tableaus, $30 (see above,).
Two floors of boutiques, most of them dedicated to summery apparel, make up this compact mall. Our picks: Il Mare, which sells XOXO swimwear; and Ciao, a purveyor of D&G and Moschino. 125 Ave. Costera Miguel Aleman in the Golden Zone, 52-744-485-69-39
This rambling boutique, located in Maui's quintessential hippie town, Paia, offers everything from bright, stretchy mesh tees to "forkchops," a bizarre hybrid of fork and chopstick. The petite purses that shop co-owner Patti Pottorff makes from vintage silk kimono fabric are all one-of-a-kind and well worth the 50 bucks.
Maui's scenic upcountry—the hilly area that constitutes the center of the island—is scattered with rolling pineapple fields and cute boutiques. Holiday & Co., located in an old cowboy town called Makawao, is arguably the best. The pistachio-painted space carries everything from Seven cords to Eric Javits leather berets to comfy yoga separates by Om Girl.
On Saturday mornings from 6 AM until noon, both locals and tourists swarm this lively flea market. Pass up the predictable sarongs and shell necklaces and zero in on the real bargains, like orchids, funky aloha-print wallets, and beach totes woven from palm leaves.
Illuminated paper stars dangle from the rafters in this tin-roofed boutique, which has the feel of an old barn. Feminine seems to be the theme here, with floral-print dresses by Betsey Johnson, velvet-trimmed Awake by Oz tees, and beautifully wrapped soaps by Fresh. It's also the only place in the state to find Kiehl's products.
Odds are you've never seen a housewares shop that also doubles as an international travel agency. But now it's weirdly possible to buy a Vietnamese hammock while simultaneously booking a ticket to Saigon. Proprietor Peter Pomeranze, who travels frequently to places like Australia and New Zealand, always has something new and interesting on hand from his visits. His latest discovery is an exceptionally silky, Auckland-made Echo body lotion.
Expect ultra-trendy items like Sigerson Morrison handbags and Marc Jacobs Mary Janes at this airy boutique. One section of the shop also serves up groovy home accoutrements.
Sure, there are endless lei vendors at the airport, but the most intricate of these traditional floral necklaces are found in Honolulu's Chinatown. If the incredibly fragrant scents of the tuberose and pikake flower creations at Cindy's (one of the oldest and best-stocked lei shops in this 'hood) don't lure you to buy, the affordable prices (many leis start at $3) will. Cindy's even ships.
More kiosk than store, and easy to overlook, G.G. is a peerless source for incredible imported chocolates, some in the shape of poker chips. From Las Vegas' Grand Canal Shoppes neighborhood store listing.