Shopping devotees will have found true paradise when visiting Oahu. From the upscale boutiques and name brand stores of Waikiki and Ala Moana Center to downtown Honolulu markets and outlet malls, you’ll be hard pressed to get through all the choices.
Stroll down the broad thoroughfare of Kalakaua Avenue and shoppers will delight in the myriad of shops, boutiques and department stores. If this popular strip doesn’t have a nickname, it could very well be called the ‘golden mile’.
Famous international clothing and accessory retailers join all the sought after name-brand stores for a breadth of choice in the retail market. DFS Galleria boasts duty free stores and a wide assortment of shops. Best of all, the avenue is lined with tempting cafes and local Honolulu biscuit shops offering up the most delicious cookies and baked goods. Kalakaua Avenue runs parallel to Waikiki Beach and is conveniently located outside all the major hotels and resorts.
Honolulu is not short on shopping centres. Whether it’s looking for a great deal at one of the local outlet malls or immersing yourself in the sophisticated atmosphere of Honolulu’s famous Ala Moana Center, shoppers could spend days trying to get through the long list of retail destinations.
Ala Moana is anchored by four of America’s finest upscale department stores as well as a Sears and the Japanese department store Shirokiya. Shops within the enormous centre include names such as Apple, Burberry, Coach and Cartier to Gucci, Tiffany & Co. and dozens of others. And with an enormous food court, you’ll never go hungry. Enjoy a wide variety of specialty food outlets and dining options throughout the mall.
About a 25 minute drive west of downtown Honolulu, one of Oahu’s most popular outlet malls tempts visitors with its long list of famous name brands. From Armani Exchange and Calvin Klein to Saks and Tommy Hilfiger and many more, shoppers are sure to leave here with bags full of fashionable name brand merchandise.
Enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of Chinatown with its traditional food markets and home-wares stores. There is a farmers market every Tuesday and Friday on Fort Street Mall and just two blocks away along Nuuanu Avenue, shoppers will find a wide selection of simple but quaint shops to browse and enjoy. This area is by no means upscale, however it does offer a unique local feel with its independently owned and operated shops and businesses.