The boutiques are as amazing as the beaches!

Aloha Rag

This Honolulu designer spot’s perennially forward edit (Carven, Phillip Lim, Jil Sander) keeps locals from having to flee to the mainland for a cutting-edge designer fix.

1221 Kapiolani Blvd., 808-589-1352, aloharag.com

Barrio Vintage

The decor reads Día de los Muertos (Mexican paper flags, papier-mâché skulls), while the racks offer crazy-affordable Southwestern vintage finds, like a ’70s printed prairie dress ($16) and a ’60s cross-body bag ($10).

1160 Nuuanu Ave., 808-674-7156, barriovintage.com

Collins & 8th

Named for the glitzy Miami intersection, this spacious store sells South Beach–luxe pieces (71 Stanton blazers, Jeffrey Campbell heels) alongside local designs (Allison Izu aloha-print shorts, Emily Blue earrings)—and offers monthly DIY inspiration-board classes.

560 Pensacola St., #105, 808-593-9696, collinsand8th.com


The focus at this new Chinatown shop is on indie finds both international (Mother jeans, Super sunglasses) and local (Sati crystal rings and Ola passion-fruit citrus scrub, which makes showering feel like an island vacation).

22 S. Pauahi St., 808-523-0001, facebook.com/communityHI

So'Mace Lifestyle

It's like Jonathan Adler goes to the beach. Interior designer Kaypee Soh's collection of coral-print pillows, aqua rugs and chevron-print vanity trays is the perfect blend of islandy and modern.

1016 Kapahulu Ave., 808-593-8780, somacelifestyle.com

Fighting Eel

At this Hawaiian clothing line’s flagship store, we scored jersey tunics, striped rompers and flowy strapless dresses—breezy, colorful basics that work just as well over bikinis as they do with heels.

1133 Bethel St., 808-738-9300, fightingeel.com

Guava Shop

Not sure which is more mesmerizing: the coastal drive to this North Shore contemporary clothing boutique or the Gypsy 05 maxi dresses, Posh Pua bikinis and house line of tie-dye shorts you’ll find when you get there.

66-165 Kamehameha Hwy., 808-637-9670, guavahawaii.com

Muumuu Heaven

At her rambling Kailua store, designer Deborah Mascia transforms tired Hawaiian shirts into sundresses, wide-leg pants (up to size 18!)—even teddy bears. The best part: Everything is eco-friendly and one of a kind.

767 Kailua Rd., 808-263-3366, muumuuheaven.com

Olive Boutique

This hip Kailua boutique reads more West Hollywood than windward side. The goods—LA Made tanks, Dolce Vita shoes—all have a relaxed, L.A. vibe.

43 Kihapai St., 808-263-9919, iheartolive.com

Owens & Co.

We promise your souvenirs don’t have to involve macadamia nuts: This downtown Honolulu shop sells equally indigenous—and way more adorable—gifty things like Jewelry by Justine beaded necklaces, Saffron James body oils and Nele K leather wallets.

1152 Nuuanu Ave., 808-531-4300, owensandcompany.com

Rebecca Beach Kahala

Located in the chichi Kahala Hotel & Resort, this tiny boutique’s glamorous stock—Josa Tulum caftans, Salt oversize sunglasses, Tori Praver floral bikinis—makes guests actually wish the airline lost their luggage.

5000 Kahala Ave., Ste. 2, 808-739-8862, rebeccabeach.com