Waikiki Shopping:
Oahu's International Gateway

Waikiki shopping is a place of extremes. There are luxury designers such as Chanel & Yves Saint Laurent mixed in with hole in the wall souvenir shacks. In between are some well known affordable American brands, surf culture shops & ABC stores.

ala moana shopping center map

 

Waikiki shopping is a place of extremes. There are luxury designers such as Chanel & Yves Saint Laurent mixed in with hole in the wall souvenir shacks.

In between are some well known affordable American brands, surf culture shops & ABC stores.

Add in scraggly guys walking around with parrots on their shoulders, people sitting on the sidewalk selling homemade crafts and you'll have a pretty good idea of what it's like to shop in Waikiki. Kalakaua Avenue has the bulk of the stores while Kuhio avenue is more low budget tshirt stores, tattoo shops and restaurants.

 

 

Malls

 

Ala Moana Shopping Center

ala moana shopping center

With almost 300 stores and 70 restaurants Ala Moana is the world's largest outdoor mall. Macy's & Sears are the anchor stores & high end designers and national retail chains can be found here as well.

There's also a post office, major bus depot & satellite city hall.

A large food court is on the ground level while more formal dining options are on the 3rd & 4th levels. Read more here or to see a store directory go here.

 

 


 

Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center

royal hawaiian shopping center

Located in the center of Waikiki across from the International Marketplace the newly remodeled center is a mixed use of dining, shopping & nightlife.

There is the Cheesecake Factory, Forever 21, Apple, high end boutiques such as Fendi & the bar Senor Frog's. Store Directory

 

 


 

 

Waikiki Shopping Plaza

waikiki shopping plaza

Another remodeled mini mall in Waikiki with a large new Victoria's Secret, A/X store & Sephora.

There are also stores selling jewelry, Hawaiian-themed goods and a food court. Store Directory & Map

 

 

 

 


 

DFS Galleria

dfs galleria waikiki

Great place for international travelers to scoop up savings on favorite luxury designer clothes, perfumes & jewelry.

The advantage is that no duty is paid on items purchased here so not only do you get to buy items cheaper in America you can avoid the duty tax as well. Gorgeous building with upscale atmosphere. Store Listing

 


 

 

General Shopping

 

ABC Stores

abc store waikiki

ABC stores are on practically every corner in Waikiki and just about inbetween too. They sell everything from souvenirs at cheap prices to snacks, drinks & liquor on the go.

Great for popping in to buy what you forgot to pack as well. Fills in the gap between overpriced hotel stores & expensive retail stores througout Waikiki.

Convenience stores marketed to tourists basically. ABC doesn't mean anything. It's just named that so that it's easy to remember. There's 39 in Waikiki in case you're curious.

 


 

Other Stores

kalakaua avenue stores

Kalakaua Avenue

Along the main drag in Waikiki also known as Kalakaua Avenue there are lots of shops outside of the malls.

Most notably are the high end luxury designers such as Boss, Tiffany, Yves San Laurent, Chanel & Gucci.

Interestingly you will also find small mom and pop stores with no name selling $5 tshirts, posters & refrigerator magnets.

 


 

kuhio avenue store

Kuhio Avenue

One block over from Kalakaua Avenue is Kuhio Avenue. This is where the buses run down and more of the commerce is.

It is mostly restaurants and "theme" shops such as tattoo parlors but some shops exist here as well.

This is the place to go to get a cheap coverup for the pool, a baseball cap or some flip flops. Not the same fab vibe as Kalakaua but more for the practicalities in life.

 


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