Beat the heat inside an air-conditioned mall or stroll in style through one of the numerous outdoor shopping centers located across the Hawaiian Islands. These grand shopping centers include the largest open-air shopping center in the world as well as the largest indoor shopping center in Hawaii. In addition to ample shopping and dining options, these malls and outlets offer free activities such as dance performances, farmers’ markets, and family-friendly events. Enjoy your day out!
Open in 1959, this 55-acre shopping center is open daily, offering extreme shoppers the ideal day out. Stroll through the beautiful open-air shopping center, the largest in the world, to find stores such as Uniqlo, Aesop, Anthropologie, Diptyque, Honolulu Handbag Company, LEGO, and Loco Boutique. When you need a break, stop by the famous Honolulu Coffee Co., for a cold brew coffee and a bite to eat. For a traditional sweet treat to help you beat the heat, Island Vintage Shave Ice will hit the spot.
As the second largest shopping center in Hawaii, Pearlridge offers a wide array of shops, restaurants, a movie theater, and weekly farmers’ market. After stopping at Aloha Soap Factory, Journeys, MAC, and Papaya Clothing Co., stop by the movie theater to catch the latest Blockbuster. Be sure to treat yourself to a favorite malasada and coffee from Leonard’s Malasadas before leaving Pearlridge.
This excellent outlet offers bargains of up to 65 percent off original designer prices, as well as special discounts and parking for Veterans. Here, you’ll find name brands such as Armani Exchange, Calvin Klein, Banana Republic, Coach, DKNY, Kate Spade, and Gymboree. Indulge in a meal at Kung Pao Wok for fast and delicious Chinese food, or opt for a fruit smoothie or grab and go sandwich from Aloha Coffee and Juice Co.
This relaxing, tree-filled shopping center offers free hula dancing performances every Monday and Thursday at 5 p.m. After enjoying the show, dig into a Hawaiian hot dog made from homemade Hawaiian sweet bread, Polish sausage, and sweet fruit relish at Puka Dog. Shops stay open till late, so enjoy an evening spent at the shops picking out gifts from Crazy Shirts, Making Waves, Del Sol, and Honolulu Surf Co.
Support American-made and local brands here at the International Market Place. For example, Nightrider Jewelry sells fine jewelry all handcrafted in the US and Kona Coffee sells coffee grown in nearby Kona. A massive selection of name brands can also be found at International Market Place including Free People, Anthropologie, Jo Malone, Oliver Peoples, and Pandora. Grab your girlfriends after shopping and enjoy a long lunch under the Grand Lanai at Eating House 1849 by Roy Yamaguchi.
The Shops at Wailea offer visitors ample amenities including free Wi-Fi, one free hour of parking, and several events held throughout the year. If you’re looking to purchase a piece of art for your home, then this is the shopping center to visit as it features local and international art galleries. You’ll find the Ki’i Gallery, Tasini Tiki Gallery, and Enchantress Gallery by Bootzie among others.
If you find large malls to be overwhelming and difficult to navigate, the Ko Olina Center might be the perfect size for you. Offering 17 shops and eight restaurants, the shopping center is just the right size, and it is also conveniently located for the Aulani Disney Resort & Spa. The shops at Ko Olina include Gallery Olani, Honolulu Surf Co., Island Sole, Jams World, Mahina, and Pineapples Boutique. Fine dining is also available with Island Vintage Coffee, Ko Olina Hawaiian Bar-B-Que, and Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman.
Shop eclectic, local boutiques at the Waikiki Beach Walk outdoor shopping center. Expert musicians can purchase a handcrafted ukulele from the Ukulele Store, woodcrafts made from koa trees from Under the Koa Tree, and an authentic Hawaiian quilt bag from Hawaiian Quilt Collection. The atmosphere at this boutique shopping center is also lovely, with its grassy spaces, palm trees, and weekly live performances.
Whether you have plans to shop or dine (or both) at Ka Makana Ali’i, be sure to stop by the central area for free events including stroller clubs for moms, a farmers’ market, story times, and yoga on the lawn. Also available are numerous stores including Bath&Body Works, Foot Locker, H&M, Sephora, and Lindbergh. A variety of restaurants, from pizza to ramen, are also available on-site.
Take part in free Polynesian cultural lessons and performances at the Shops at Manua Lanai every Monday and Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Aside from these fun events, this outdoor shopping center offers visitors an array of shopping choices from name brands to art galleries. Enjoy dining at restaurants such as Under the Bodhi Tree Restaurant, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, and Monstera Noodles & Sushi. A coffee shop is also on-site in case you’re in need of a caffeinated pick-me-up.
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