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Hilo Hattie

3-3252 Kuhio Highway, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
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Ranked #7 of 7 Shopping in Lihue
Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping
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Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping

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El Dorado Hills, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Hilo Hattie has more tourists and fewer locals than any shop in Hawaii. I found that I could purchase the same items for less at other shops on Kauai.

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Portland, Oregon
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We went into the store where we were the only customers with, what we could see, were about half a dozen employees. A young lady did greet us as we entered. We roamed around the store without anyone asking if they could help us in any way. I finally asked a clerk behind the jewelry counter if we could get... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The store has a pretty good selection of souvenirs including chocolates, trinkets, shirts, etc., but most seem overpriced and low quality compared to what you can get anywhere else including walmart. You are greeted at the door with a very aggressive sales pitch trying to push you into buying jewelry which is also overpriced and low quality.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

After we finally found the round building, it was very cool. I found a lot of stuff I wanted, hat, shirt, coffee, etc. prices were reasonable. You have to go.

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McHenry, Illinois
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This shop is fun if you are looking to browse souvenirs and Hawaiian wear. They are kind of pricey though. I don't know if they still do but the gave out shell lei's every time you walked in the door. Nice little free gift from the islands. Clean store fun to explore it.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Expensive and high pressure. We left the jewelry counter and went elsewhere to spend our $$$. A little disappointing when you tell them specifically what you are looking for and the price range and they start with the 14k gold.

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Dallas, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great Selection, the Kauai Store has the best selection of all the Hilo Hattie stores in our opinion. The selection runs the gamut from low price rayon to high dollar silk. Lot's of wonderful womens dresses too! WE LOVE THIS PLACE! Don't forget to get the coupons for free coffee mugs.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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37 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We visit Hilo Hattie mainly for Maui Divers pick a pearl. I had no idea they used to be free. Now they are $14.95. But they have a coupon gimmick of choosing your coupon. They have 30% 40% 50% off. At the stand alone Maui Divers if you don't pull 50% off you are out of luck. At Hilo Hattie... More 

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Clarence, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

So, we get this "coupon book" from our concierge, and are told that this is a great place to shop for Maui gifts. The coupon book offers free towel, or sarong with minimum purchase, sounds good right? Well, we walk in, are directed toward the "Pick an oyster, pearl" spot, which is pretty reasonable $14.95 for a pearl, with a... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I used to love a visit to Hilo Hattie every time I went to Hawaii. This time I was sadly disappointed. - The pearl is now $15.00 instead of a free try - the "local island" selection was poor - the overall selection was also poor Won't be visiting next trip... that's for sure

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