NEW SHOP­PING IN HAWAII

A SHOP­PER’S GUIDE TO NEW OF­FER­INGS IN HAWAII

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Many trav­el­ers rank Hawaii’s shop­ping scene right up there with its sun, surf and sandy beaches. Around the is­lands, vis­i­tors can find ev­ery­thing from high-end fash­ion la­bels to hand­made arts and crafts.

To help clients keep tabs on the re­tail ac­tion, here’s the lat­est news from the des­ti­na­tion’s top shop­ping cen­ters, where pa­trons can bag a few bar­gains or make a day of it at the mall.

ALA MOANA CEN­TER, OAHU

Re­turnees to Ala Moana Cen­ter, Hawaii’s largest shop­ping cen­ter, will dis­cover a new Saks Off 5th, with name brands at big sav­ings. The de­but of Ross Dress for Less pro­vides another op­tion for money-sav­ing ap­parel. Earn­ing a ma­jor buzz at Ala Moana is Oahu’s lat­est Tar­get, which opened in Oc­to­ber.

For fam­i­lies, Ala Moana now of­fers a chil­dren’s play area and Lucky Strike So­cial, with bowl­ing, live mu­sic, food and ar­cade gam­ing. Ala Moana also re­cently launched a weekly farm­ers mar­ket, which runs Sun­days from 9 a.m. to noon.

HIL­TON HAWAI­IAN VIL­LAGE WAIKIKI BEACH RE­SORT, OAHU

With more than 90 shops and ser­vices on 22 acres, Hil­ton Hawai­ian Vil­lage Waikiki Beach Re­sort is a mecca for browsers and buy­ers. Fresh un­veil­ings in­clude Aloha Bella, a one-stop shop for women’s ap­parel; Anu­enue, the re­sort’s first-ever on-prop­erty logo store; Ka­pahikaua Gallery, with Hawai­ian wood keep­sakes; and Happy Wahine, with trop­i­cal hand­bags.

In De­cem­ber, Hil­ton will take the wraps off a 2,000-square-foot DFS, with shop­ping ar­eas for both in­ter­na­tional and do­mes­tic trav­el­ers, along with a ren­o­vated Martin & MacArthur, prized for koa wood fur­ni­ture and ac­ces­sories.

IN­TER­NA­TIONAL MAR­KET PLACE, OAHU

In­ter­na­tional Mar­ket Place (IMP),

Waikiki’s ren­o­vated shop­ping, din­ing and en­ter­tain­ment hub keeps ex­pand­ing its ten­ant count. Re­cent ar­rivals in­clude

3.1 Phillip Lim and Vince., both of­fer­ing men’s and women’s wear. Philip Rickard spe­cial­izes in Hawai­ian heir­loom jew­elry, while a new Bil­l­abong store sells sport and life­style fash­ions. Ad­di­tion­ally, House of Sam­sonite fo­cuses on lug­gage and travel gear.

Two of IMP’s more unique new­com­ers in­clude Hawaii’s first Mit­suwa Mar­ket­place, which boasts a va­ri­ety of Ja­panese food and goods; and Pa­cific Har­ley David­son, whose clothes cater equally to the Hawai­ian and biker cul­tures.

Kings’ Shops, Hawaii Is­land

Set in Waikoloa Re­sort, Kings’ Shops has wel­comed Aloha Jew­elry & Gems, home of hand­made, cus­tom baubles; and Rix Is­land Wear, an in­no­va­tive en­ter­prise by Crazy Shirts founder Rick Ral­ston. Another ad­di­tion, Aes­thetic Hawaii by Ge­n­e­sis Gal­leries, presents cloth­ing and col­lectibles de­signed by lo­cal artists.

On its way soon to Kings’ Shops is En­joy Fash­ion, an Ital­ian lux­ury sa­lon chan­nel­ing Euro­pean hair and makeup trends. Shop­pers will also be able to recharge at Is­land Vintage Cof­fee, with gourmet 100 per­cent Kona cof­fee from area grow­ers. pedes­trian-friendly am­bi­ence. and styles that match Hawaii’s mood and cli­mate.

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