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7 Best Shopping Destinations on Oahu

When you fantasize about your dream vacation to Hawaii, you probably imagine pristine beaches, lush hiking adventures and luaus. But, beyond the tropical escape, Oahu has a variety of shopping destinations throughout the island. From bargains to luxury, we can show you where you can shop ‘til you drop, and we can take you there in one of our luxury vehicles! When you create your own tour with Royal Star, we will pick you up and drop you off so that you don’t have to take the bus with all of your newly-made purchases.

  1. Ala Moana Center

The world’s largest outdoor mall can be found in the heart of Honolulu! With over 350 shops– from local boutiques to department store anchors – you’re sure to find what you need here. The Center is constantly expanding and recently opened several new stores in its Mauka Wing, including a Target and a new food court-style dining option dubbed “The Lanai.”

  1. International Marketplace

This luxury shopping center recently re-opened in 2016, following major renovations. What used to be a row of touristy kiosks and small shops is now home to chic, upscale stores, including Hawaii’s first Saks Fifth Avenue. In 2017, the center also introduced a new dining concept: “The Street, A Michael Mina Social House.”

  1. Waikele Premium Outlets

Looking for fashion and beauty on a budget? Check out the island’s only outlet mall on Oahu’s west side! For a luxe shopping experience on a dime, these premium outlets are your go-to for designer shopping. These stores, such as Coach Factory, Barney’s New York and Tory Burch, are selling luxury merchandise at reduced prices.  This outdoor shopping destination also offers a few local boutiques and food trucks so you can fuel up for more shopping!

  1. Aloha Stadium Swap Meet

For even better deals, head to Aloha Stadium where the shopping deals live!  From island soaps and jewelry to Aloha shirts and muumuus, you’re sure to find a Hawaiian souvenir for everyone. And, when it starts to heat up and you’ve exhausted your bargaining, pick up a shave ice at one of the booths! The swap meet is open on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  1. SALT at Our Kakaako

This new complex is built on land that used to hold salt ponds, hence its name! What was once a wetland is now a hub for a diverse selection of apparel, lifestyle and dining businesses.  It’s also home to the very “Instagram-able” and popular coffee shop, Arvo.  If you happen to be in town during the first Friday of the month, stop by for Honolulu Night Market: a block party where local vendors gather to sell their products, ranging from hand-painted bags to jewelry and clothing.

  1. Kailua Town

Experience why so many people are drawn to this charming, small town on Oahu. With many shopping and dining options, it’s no wonder why it has become a must-see tourist destination! The town center offers small local boutiques like Mahina and SoHa – perfect for finding resort wear and coastal home décor – in addition to many casual food joints.

  1. Chinatown

Chinatown has really transformed over the years, becoming the hot spot for hip cuisine and culture! What used to be the epicenter for the Chinese community in Hawaii is now a place in downtown Honolulu for all the trendy clothing boutiques, vintage shops and modern eating-houses. Just a ten-minute drive from Waikiki, Chinatown is a convenient location for the young shopper.

Now what are you waiting for?  Plan your Hawaii road trip with Royal Star Hawaii today!

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