Whether you love the thrill of the hunt, the rush of finding a bargain, or shopping second-hand to benefit the environment, Hawaii boasts wonderful options for the thrift-hunter. Search the racks of clothes and stalls full of goods to find a jackpot of traditional Hawaiian clothing, kitschy souvenirs, and curated home items that can be personalized with a simple coat of paint. Here are the 6 best thrift stores in Hawaii.
The Vintage Hawaii is a highly-curated thrift shop that, together with other local businesses, transformed the once-rundown area. In addition to transforming the neighborhood, the Vintage funds projects such as a community outreach center with a food pantry, social workers, and a full bathroom for use by the public. When you purchase the unique clothing, collectables, and vintage items on sale at the Vintage, you are directly contributing to the Wahiawa community. The Vintage Hawaii is open Tuesday through Sunday.
Aloha Stadium Swap Meet is the largest outdoor flea market in Hawaii and it is open on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings and early afternoons. At this marketplace, you’ll find local sellers and makers touting their handmade goods, art, and locally-made food. This swap meet has been running since 1979, providing Hawaii with great bargains for nearly 40 years.
You can get your bargain hunting on every day of the week at Rainbow Attic Consignment Boutique. Sift through everything from vintage clothing to jewelry, art, and mid-century furniture on your search for the perfect new outfit or souvenir. Rainbow Attic also accepts consignments and encourages you to bring them in on Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
If you’re looking for high-end and designer thrift finds, PZAZZ is the place to go in Hawaii. Though the inventory changes daily, the selection of items in stock remains high-quality with labels such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Jimmy Choo, Pucci, Cole Haan, and more. The size range is also vast to accommodate all visitors seeking designer pieces at discounted prices.
When renovating or building a home, prices can easily get out of hand. That is where the Habitat ReStore comes in, with its building supplies, household accessories, and furniture that are available for a fraction of the original cost. DIYers will delight in the opportunities for low-cost furniture that, with a fresh paint of coat and new knobs, will look brand new and completely individual.
Opened by Hospice of Kona and run by volunteers, Memory Lane Thrift Store sells its wares Mondays through Saturdays. Visitors can sift through a variety of furniture, clothing, home goods, collectibles, and jewelry in the store. All proceeds go directly to support the hospice.