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Honolulu Shopping Guide

White sand beaches and fantastic weather might offer a distraction from Honolulu’s electric shopping scene, but make no mistake about it: Honolulu is a shopper’s paradise. From mega malls and sprawling retail enclaves to outdoor markets and small mom-and-pop boutiques, whether you’re a Louis Vuitton-toting fashionista or a student in search of local souvenirs, endless shopping treasures await you in Hawaii’s capital city.

Ala Moana

Shopping ’til you drop takes on a whole new meaning when you visit Ala Moana Center. Located about 20 minutes outside of Waikiki, with free public trolleys to take you there, this sprawling, 2.4-million-square-foot mega mall—the largest open-air shopping mall in the world—is like New York City’s Soho, Chicago’s Miracle Mile, and Beverly Hill’s Rodeo Drive all rolled into one. From the minute you ascend the escalator to emerge on Ala Moana’s main floor, you’ll be dazzled by the seemingly endless array of luxury name brands: Cartier, Carolina Herrera, Bulgari. It's a who’s who of more than 50 designer boutiques: Pop into Dolce & Gabbana for the season’s latest ready-to-wear, Hermes for a signature silk scarf, or Gucci to pick up a classic logo purse. For locally made goods, hit up spots like Splash! Hawaii for island swimwear, or Big Island Candies for shortbread cookies and chocolate. The shopping continues at the center’s four major department stores: Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Macy’s, and Bloomingdales. When you need a boost in energy, take a break at one of Ala Moana’s 100-plus eateries. Shirokiya Japan Village Walk, a Japanese food hall, is noteworthy for its distinctive architecture and 56 vendor stalls featuring steaming hot bowls of ramen, delectable sushi, and chargrilled yakitori.

Top Places to Shop in Honolulu
T Galleria by DFS, Hawaii
588 reviews
With over 420 DFS and T Galleria stores worldwide, our boutiques present a carefully selected assortment of over 700 luxury brands, premier retail environments, highly personalized services and unique experiences tailored to the specific needs of travelers. Our selection covers all three pillars of luxury: Beauty, Fragrances & Well-being; Fashion, Watches, Jewelry & Accessories; Spirits, Wine, Tobacco, Food and Gifts. Your journey begins with DFS.
Honolulu Cookie Company Hilton Hawaiian Village
405 reviews
Step into the world of the pineapple-shaped shortbread cookie from Hawaii, and you can't help but buy a few boxes to take home. Complimentary samples are offered so you can try before you buy.
Waikele Premium Outlets
1,836 reviews
Waikele Premium Outlets is more than just a great collection of the finest designer labels and brands, it's Hawaii's only outlet center. Include a shopping stop during your next trip to the islands. Located west of Honolulu and Waikiki, this center is a true shopper's paradise.
King's Village Shopping Center
331 reviews
Picturesque, turn-of-the-century buildings greet you at King's Market, a collection of 45 shops and restaurants featuring complimentary evening cultural performances and a lively farmer's market.
Don Quijote
615 reviews
A popular 24-hour Asian convenience store, Don Quijote is an affordable one-stop shop for everything from chocolate macadamia nuts to pharmacy, clothes, groceries, and Japanese snacks and gifts.
Honolulu Cookie Company Royal Hawaiian Center
236 reviews
Packaged in shiny green, gold, and brown boxes, Honolulu Cookie Company's individually wrapped, pineapple-shaped shortbread cookies make great gifts. Complimentary samples help you decide what to buy.
Aloha Stadium Swap Meet & Marketplace
1,500 reviews
Open on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet is bargain central for cheap souvenirs and Hawaiian shirts. Fresh coconuts keep you hydrated while you shop. Cash only.
88 Tees
126 reviews
Get lost in the Aloha spirit at the trendy and adorably local 88 Tees, where you'll find heaps of colorful, affordable, Hawaiian-themed T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and bags, for men, women, and kids.
Ala Moana Center
3,076 reviews
Ala Moana Center currently features more than 290 stores, including 70 dining options, one of the largest collections of luxury retailers in the world, four major department stores and several only-in-Hawai'i retailers featuring locally-made products and souvenirs.
International Market Place
658 reviews
Opened on August 25, 2016, International Market Place features approximately 75 retailers and Hawaii's first Saks Fifth Avenue. The Grand Lana'i at International Market Place offers outdoor seating at chef-driven signature restaurant. The history and culture of Waikiki and its people are woven throughout the architecture of International Market Place with its flowing water features, lush landscaping and iconic banyan tree that is more than a century old.
Ward Centre
166 reviews
An urban, mixed-use community in Kaka'ako with 130 shops and restaurants, family-friendly Ward Village offers a 16-screen movie theater, cultural shows, and Instagrammable spots like the Aloha Mural.
Duke's Marketplace
237 reviews
A hidden-gem flea market-style alley with individually owned stalls, Duke's Marketplace is teeming with handmade jewelry, local woodwork, flowery Hawaiian clothing, and island crafts.
Waikiki Shopping Plaza
156 reviews
Located in central Waikiki, Waikiki Shopping Plaza offers five floors of shopping with popular retailers like H&M and Victoria's Secret, and an underground food hall, Yokocho Gourmet Alley.
Kahala Mall
451 reviews
Welcome to your Honolulu, HI Whole Foods Market! Founded in 1978 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market is the leading retailer of natural and organic foods, the first national "Certified Organic" grocer, and uniquely positioned as America's Healthiest Grocery Store™.
Royal Hawaiian Center
773 reviews
Royal Hawaiian Center, the premiere shopping, dining, and entertainment destination in Waikīkī, consists of more than 310,000 square feet along a three-block stretch of Waikiki's famed Kalākaua Avenue. We invite you to enjoy our celebration of dance, music and Hawaiian traditions while you shop our 110 distinctive stores and 30 unique dining destinations. Complimentary music, hula, and cultural classes are available in The Royal Grove. It is open daily from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

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#1 of 203 Shopping in Honolulu
Great tasting individually wrapped cookies in a variety of flavours, beautifully boxed, perfect for gifts!
Delicious cookies with a variety of flavors and boxed in a variety of ways.
#2 of 203 Shopping in Honolulu
Super friendly and helpful staff, excellent range of high quality foods, a very relaxed and comfortable shopping experience.
Strolling around Ala Moana Shopping Center, we remembered that we need some groceries; we headed for Foodland at Ala Moana Shopping Center, As we entered the largest Foodland Farm store of Hawaii, we immediately s...
#3 of 203 Shopping in Honolulu
Excellent modern shopping mall worth visiting while in Waikiki - beautiful “outdoor” style mall that’s clean It’s got all the big brand department stores, all the chain stores, and loads of designer shops too - so...
Kids loved coming here (11/8) they enjoyed walking around exploring - my son loved seeing his car show room (Tesla) while my daughter found lot of shops with Squishys.. Food court is great with a large variety of...
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#4 of 203 Shopping in Honolulu
The most divine shortbread cookies, I wish the shipping to Australia was cheaper :-( Great rewards program, I would recommend stocking up before you leave like we did at the airport!!
Make sure you pop into one of the many Honolulu Cookie Company shops for a taste test.
#5 of 203 Shopping in Honolulu
It was the first time we have been in to the cookie storethe staff were extremely friendly and helpful when asking advice about the cookies and loved we could sample prior to purchasing.they are reasonably pri...
This location is located at the Marriott Waikiki so it’s a quick stop for a sweet treat or gifts to bring back home to your family or friends.
#6 of 203 Shopping in Honolulu
The Royal Hawaiian Mall has "Everything" you wish to shop for, and "Everything", is set out so well, from joining in the fun learning to make Lei's, Ukulele playing etc, to Restaurants, Quality shops, Massage and...
Stores of note: Apple store, Forever 21, Hawaiian Island Art, Honolulu Cookie Company, Island Fashion, Island Slippers, Island Soap and Candle Work, Island Vintage Coffee, Island Vintage Shave Ice, The Lei stand,...
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#7 of 203 Shopping in Honolulu
You can find all ethnic foods neatly arranged in aisles; fish market, prepared foods, drugstore items, produce, bakery, Hawaiian souvenirs., etc...
It has everything including souvenirs, alcohol, clothing, and food!! Very crowded but staff is friendly and the prices are fantastic!!
#8 of 203 Shopping in Honolulu
We settled on a variety of foods from a variety of vendors, and each meal was fantastic!
It’s located on the ground level of Ala Moana shopping center and has an entrance from the parking garage.
#9 of 203 Shopping in Honolulu
A market that surrounds a football stadium several times that is packed with authentic arts, crafts, island memorabilia, foods, and homemade items that is a full day shopping experience.
100% Kona Coffee, scented soaps, bags, towels, shirts, dresses, magnets, purses, bottle openers, candy, jewelry, hats, hair items, carved Hawaiian wood, toys, dish towels, pot holders, perfume, etcetera.
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#10 of 203 Shopping in Honolulu
A must-see destination, the Farmer’s Market at the KCC always satisfies my Hawaiian food cravings - full of tropical fruits such as papaya, pineapple, sugar cane, passion fruit, avocado, longan, bananas, we immedi...
The famous and popular stalls are: Abalone, Fried Green Tomatoes, The Pig & Lady, Poke, Papaya salad, Kukui Sausage, Acai fruit salad, Pineapple drinks, honey, coffee, nuts and many more.
#11 of 203 Shopping in Honolulu
Thoroughly enjoyed shopping at this mall - good variety of shops at reasonable prices and Macy’s is far better with much more variety than Macy’s in Waikiki.
There's also a Whole Foods store, a Ross on the top floor of the parking structure too!!! Love Ross!
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#12 of 203 Shopping in Honolulu
This little shop has yummy shaved ice treats...the rainbow with ice cream on the bottom is highly recommended and a local favorite...at least a favorite of the kids...wink.
(It's right next another icon: Rainbow Drive Inn) They only take cash - so be prepared.
#13 of 203 Shopping in Honolulu
We wondered around and found the new and improved market place to be impecably clean and beautiful with amazing historical Hawaiian references to Queen Emma and Ali'i, perfect restoration of the Banyan tree and vi...
It is up market so to speak and one cant afford all the goodies in the shops but the atmosphere is sophisticated and well designed - the Grand Lanai is amazing with its seats, trees and music.
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#14 of 203 Shopping in Honolulu
Worth a visit just to see some of the classic designs and soak up the atmosphere.
Usually I don’t see any I like and I bought 3. Everything from vintage beauties to typical shirt shop stuff.
#16 of 203 Shopping in Honolulu
I can definitely see why the locals shop here for fabric for clothes.
Make time for shopping
#17 of 203 Shopping in Honolulu
After a long morning's sightseeing in the Iolani Palace area, I found this shop in my way to TheBus on Ala Moana Blvd.
#19 of 203 Shopping in Honolulu
The designs and selection are huge, amazing and we always leave with "extras" from the staff as a Thank you, since it's our first place to shop once we land on the island.
My mom is very picky with clothing and the sales staff were very patient and helpful and helped my mom find a shirt she was looking for !!
#20 of 203 Shopping in Honolulu
It’s maybe a 15 minute walk from Ala Moana shopping center, which can be done right through a park if you wish.
#21 of 203 Shopping in Honolulu
There was another associate on the floor (Roberto Longo) who assisted my family as we shopped going above and beyond to make sure we got everything we needed.
My friends and I recently visited Hawaii, we went shopping at T Galleria in Honolulu and had a fabulous experience with Ceci Chan at the Ferragamo shop.
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#22 of 203 Shopping in Honolulu
Markets are really good for buying Souveniers mainly, however must check prices as some ABC stores or little souvenir stores might be cheaper....worth bartering for ...they want to sell so bargain with them but th...
Small and a bit crowded, many vendors selling the same things, but friendly and eager to sell something.Can pick up wonderful little gifts.
#24 of 203 Shopping in Honolulu
Pay a visit to that shop, it is worth it and you will find also great gifts to bring back home!
Great selection of Christmas ornaments for your souvenir shopping.
#25 of 203 Shopping in Honolulu
Hawaiian theme souvenirs also available.
#26 of 203 Shopping in Honolulu
Honolulu Cookie Company has the best shortbread cookies.
#27 of 203 Shopping in Honolulu
I’m happy with my purchase and have changed my rating on Ukulele Pua pua.
#28 of 203 Shopping in Honolulu
#29 of 203 Shopping in Honolulu
The factory gift shop is a decent size, and has a wide variety of Menehune Mac chocolates and souvenirs.
#30 of 203 Shopping in Honolulu
To update my last review, today the island experienced a FALSE missile warning alert and as an appreciation for the few of us that went to the factory shop, they gave each customer a complimentary 1 oz.
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