Shop Par­adise If O‘ahu is “The Gath­er­ing Place”of the Pa­cific, then Waikiki is ground zero for all things shop­ping. Whether you’re comb­ing the mar­ket­place for that per­fect gift, look­ing to add a spec­tac­u­lar piece of jewelry to your col­lec­tion or sim­ply so

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Span­ning three blocks along Kalakaua Av­enue, Royal Hawai­ian Cen­ter can be con­sid­ered the Grand Dame of shop­ping in Waikiki. Con­tin­u­ously re-in­vent­ing it­self, the four floors of­fer an ar­ray of ex­cit­ing shop­ping, din­ing and cul­tural ex­pe­ri­ences. Th­ese in­clude up­scale retailers such as Al­lure Swimwear, Tourneau watch emporium, Kate Spade New York, L’Occitane and Koa Nani lo­cal jewelry; there’s the flag­ship Ap­ple store; din­ing op­tions that range from Yummy Korean BBQ and Maui Tacos at the sec­ond floor food court to Wolf­gang’s Steak­house and Do­raku Sushi for fine cui­sine.

Don’t miss: Daily (and free) Hawai­ian Cul­tural classes led by ex­pert kumu (teach­ers). 2201 Kalakaua Ave. [C:8 Waikiki Map] (808) 922-2299 www.roy­al­hawai­ian­cen­


The new­comer on the block has gone so far as to draw a steady stream of lo­cal clien­tele to the re­ju­ve­nated Lew­ers Street lo­cale. Airy, wind­ing walk­ways lead past funky art gal­leries (Wy­land and Peter Lik, to name a cou­ple), home fur­nish­ing shops (Martin & MacArthur, Hawai­ian Quilt Col­lec­tion or Sky’s Koa & Ukulele) and bou­tiques such as Mahina, Oasis Life­style and Po­pits. Dine in style at Taormina Si­cil­ian Cui­sine, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Kaiwa Waikiki (sleek dé­cor and fresh Ja­panese fare) or Roy’s (pi­o­neer of the Hawai‘i Re­gional Cui­sine move­ment). Gio­vanni Pas­trami and Yard House have a dizzy­ing ar­ray of beers on tap and the big game on TV Look­ing for a lit­tle re­ju­ve­na­tion? Get a lomi lomi treat­ment at Seren­ity Spa Hawaii. [C:7 Waikiki Map] (808) 931-3593 www.waikik­ibeach­


Savvy trav­el­ers know that DFS Gal­le­ria Waikiki is the place to head for ex­clu­sive of­fer­ings in lux­ury goods, beauty, gourmet foods and more. Pick up lux­ury ap­parel for the kids at Marie-Chan­tal, choose a timepiece by Cartier, IWC or Omega, and get your fash­ion fix with Ralph Lau­ren, Tory Burch, Chloé or Ba­len­ci­aga.

For lo­cals: Bet you didn’t know that cer­tain ar­eas at DFS are fair game for shop­ping (makeup and watches, in par­tic­u­lar) that you don’t need to be a trav­eler to par­take in. 330 Royal Hawai­ian Ave. [C:7 Waikiki Map] (808) 931-2700 www.df­s­gal­le­


Steadily adding to its land­scape over the past few months, the sleek glass-fronted Waikiki Shop

ping Plaza fea­tures a plethora of bou­tiques and eater­ies that have all de­vel­oped loyal fol­low­ings. Names such as Belle Vie, Al­ter Ego, Ki­wami Ramen and Marie’s Or­ganic Café are an­chored by re­tail pow­er­houses in­clud­ing A|X Ar­mani Ex­change, Sephora and Vic­to­ria’s Se­cret. 2250 Kalakaua Ave. [C:7 Waikiki Map] (808) 923-1191 www.waikik­ish­op­ping­


Those look­ing for an op­u­lent shop­ping ex­pe­ri­ence need look no fur­ther than Lux­ury Row. The world’s top fash­ion houses—Tiffany & Co., Coach, Yves Saint Lau­rent, Chanel, Gucci, Tod’s, Bot­tega Veneta and Hugo Boss—are all nes­tled within this el­e­gant shop­ping des­ti­na­tion, just wait­ing for your dis­cern­ing fash­ion sense. Fronted along Kalakaua Av­enue by man­i­cured lawns and serene stat­ues, the full-ser­vice Lux­ury Row also fea­tures a porte-cochére with valet park­ing (along Kalaimoku Street). 2100 Kalakaua Ave. [B:6 Waikiki Map] www.lux­u­ry­


They say it takes a vil­lage … But here at the most ex­pan­sive ho­tel re­sort on O‘ahu, the vil­lage at­tracts a di­verse clien­tele to its ar­ray of lo­cal bou­tiques and eater­ies, which range from Lap­pert’s Gourmet Ice Cream and Cof­fee to Beni­hana of Tokyo and CJ’s New York Style Del­i­catessen. Shop­ping in­cludes Na Mea Hawai‘i and Joy­ful Art, as well as Aloha Ukulele, Moana Quilts and dozens more. 2005 Kalia Road [D:4 Waikiki Map] (808) 949-4321 www.hilton­hawai­ianvil­


Tucked in be­tween the two Hy­att Re­gency Waikiki tow­ers on Kalakaua Av­enue, the Pualeilani Shops are a ram­bling, three-story bazaar of restau­rants and retailers, all of which of­fer mul­ti­lin­gual sales as­so­ciates to aid with our vis­i­tors from Asia. Stores such as surf ap­parel gi­ant Bil­l­abong and Ka­hala aloha wear sit among global brands in­clud­ing Swatch and UGG Aus­tralia as well as lo­cal of­fer­ings such as Margo Tahi­tian Pearl and Hoku­lani Bake Shop. 2424 Kalakaua Ave. [C:9 Waikiki Map] (808) 237-6341 www.waikiki.hy­


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