Hawaii Shopping Guide

Oahu

Lucky's favorite stores in Hawaii's Oahu neighborhood!

88 Tees

A welcome exception to Waikiki's ubiquitous tacky T-shirt shops, 88 Tees' specialty is a line of snug T-shirts featuring groovy graphics of everything from rainbows to hula girls. There are 50 available designs at any given time, which can complicate your decision, but at 14 bucks a pop you can afford to splurge on all your favorites. Double the price and the shop will customize your tee on the spot.
2168 Kalakaua Ave., 808-922-8832

Products: Women's Clothes, Bags, Jewelry
Type of Store: Boutique

Aloha Rag

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. The curvy, Dr. Seuss-proportioned wicker floor lamps and bright Verner Panton chairs are worth shipping back to the mainland. Hit up shop owner Tatsugo Yoda for the best place to get sashimi on the island—he was formerly a sushi chef.
1221 Kapiolani Blvd., 808-589-1352, aloharag.com

Products: Denim, Women's Clothes, Shoes, Bags, Decorative/Lighting, Furniture, Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Boutique

Bailey's Antiques and Aloha Shirts Inc.

If eBay existed outside the electronic world, Bailey's would be it. This jam-packed shop sells all manner of collectible memorabilia from Pez dispensers to baseball caps that proclaim "I Love Magnum P.I." But the real draw is the exhaustive selection of aloha shirts. They come both new and gently used, the latter of which date back as far as the '30s.
517 Kapahulu Ave., 808-734-7628

Products: Women's Clothes, Vintage, Bags, Antique, Decorative/Lighting, Furniture, Linens, Tabletop
Type of Store: Boutique

Body and Soul

Tight and funky are the best words to describe the clothing found at this boutique. The prices are right (most items are under $200) and labels instantly recognizable (Diesel, Milk Fed, BCBG, Miss Sixty).
358 Royal Hawaiian Ave., Ste. 3, 808-924-2325

Products: Women's Clothes, Shoes, Bags
Type of Store: Boutique

Cindy's Lei & Flower Shop

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.
1034 Maunakea St., 808-536-2169

Products: Decorative/Lighting, Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Boutique

Island Sweetie

Though only slightly larger than a walk-in closet, this hip-hop-blaring store manages to pack in a ton of sequin-drenched tank tops, dangerously tight miniskirts, and studded rocker belts. Perhaps the biggest draw is the shop's selection of Hawaiian heirloom jewelry: handcarved gold or silver pendants, bracelets, and rings customized with the wearer's name.
2131 Kalakaua Ave., Ste. 4, 808-922-8323

Products: Denim, Women's Clothes, Jewelry
Type of Store: Boutique

Le Lotus Bleu

Among the funky Day of the Dead decor of this brightly painted shop, you'll find an offbeat mix of Mexican woven-plastic totes and lacy tux-style shirts. A second location, a few doors down from the main shop, is dedicated to jewelry and purses.
Ward Warehouse Shopping Center, 1050 Ala Moana Blvd., clothing location number, 808-589-1671

Products: Women's Clothes, Shoes, Bags, Jewelry, Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Boutique

Neo Plaza

This cute cosmetics boutique caters to a mostly Japanese clientele. The selection, which ranges from Burt's Bees lip balm to Dirty Girl bubble bath, is phenomenal. Neat, hand-lettered signs explain in Japanese (the sales staff will gladly translate) what each product is used for. Don't miss the huge nail polish section. Virtually every brand can be found here, along with an esoteric selection of nail files.
315 Seaside Ave., 808-971-0030 neoplazahawaii.com

Products: Beauty, Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Boutique

The Slipper House

This shrine to the quintessential island footwear, flip-flops, is as comprehensive as a Barnes & Noble. Nearly every slipper style and fabric is available here, from leather to straw to clear plastic. There's also an ample selection of traditional sandals.
Ala Moana Shopping Center, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd., 808-949-0155 slippershawaii.com

Products: Shoes, Bags
Type of Store: Boutique