Been to the Lihue location once, but have been to other Hilo Hattie stores in Hawaii and one in California. This store is a bit smaller than most but carries all of the same items.
I was put off by this store after finding the vast majority of their clothing is made in China, the Phillipines or Indonesia. This is not how they used to be.
The Walmart is right next door to Hilo Hatties. I am no fan of Walmart, but they did have a whole section of the store that carried all of the same trinkets and food items that Hilo Hatties does, but MUCH cheaper.
More importantly, they had aloha shirts for $9.99 that had tags on them saying "Proudly Made in Hawaii." Compare this to the foreign made aloha shirts I saw at Hilo Hattie selling for $35.99.
There is a very nice Costco open in Lihue as well. They also carry Hawaiian made aloha shirts and a lot of the food items Hilo Hatties sells (much cheaper of course).
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