Post summary: This article is your Oahu shopping guide to help you locate the best luxury designer boutique shops and other retailers while in Hawaii.
There’s more to Oahu than volcanic rocks, beaches, and hula dances. The most visited island also has some of the best shopping experiences in Hawaii, home to some of the biggest retail brands, luxury shops, and boutique stores.
In this post, we gather seven places that you must visit while shopping in Oahu!
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Oahu Shopping #1: Ala Moana Center
Ala Moana Center is the largest outdoor shopping mall in the world.
Through the years, the mall has expanded into a mecca for international tourists to browse and get great deals from Ross, Uniqlo, Famous Footwear, Old Navy, and Longs Drugs Store. If customers want high-end goods, designers such as Chanel, Fendi, and Burberry have shops here – hello, Gucci Hawaii!
The landscaping is unique at Ala Moana Shopping Center. Check out the koi ponds and – during the Holiday Season – look for the gigantic Santa Claus! Center Stage has a variety of free entertainment such as hula performances – go online for the schedule! Make sure to view the 4th of July Fireworks from the top level of the mall! It’s Oahu shopping at its finest!
Ala Moana Center is an open-air mall that has expanded over the years.
Oahu Shopping #2: Waikiki Farmers Market
While in Waikiki, check out the wonderful Indoor Farmers Market at the Hyatt Regency held every Tuesday and Thursday from 4-8 pm. They have great food, samples, and many different types of craft tables. Vegetables were in abundance, but what I enjoyed the most was the fresh fruit. Love it all, especially the pineapple. They even had papaya salad for sale, tapioca pudding, guava bread, taro bread, pastries, Masaladas, and big cinnamon buns. Try the many different flavored macadamia nuts (I didn’t even know they had flavored ones) – Yummy!
One last thing you have to do while at the Farmers Market at the Hyatt is visit the Lucky Cat exhibit on the ground floor Ewa Tower. This fun, interactive display distributes witty sayings and fortunes throughout the day. Farmers Market is highly recommended to add to your Oahu shopping itinerary!
Oahu Shopping #3: Waikele Premium Outlet
Waikele Premium Outlet is one of the few outlet shopping on the Island of Oahu.
The shopping center has a variety of stores you can come to from Kate Spade to Coach to even Famous Footwear. Most stores give military discounts between 10-15% off, depending on the store you go to (and these are usually on top of the discounts they already offered).
Oahu Shopping #4: Waikiki Beach Walk
Waikiki Beach Walk is on the southwest side of Lewers Street in Waikiki Beach Walk. The shopping center consists of two levels. People can shop at any of the stores or even dine at the restaurants.
During the early evening hours, there will be live entertainment and hula performances for tourists and locals to enjoy. Occasionally there may be some fresh fruit stands as well.
Oahu Shopping #5: Royal Hawaiian Center
For our last six trips to Honolulu, we’ve stayed at the Waikiki Parc and now the new Halepuna. The Royal Hawaiian Center is a short half a block walk from our hotel entrance. We pretty much walk through it to eat and to get to Kalakaua Ave.
The Center is located in the center of Waikiki and is three blocks in size and has many shopping and dining choices on its three floors. The center has a beautiful open area with a grove of palm trees, pools of water, and benches to relax. There’s an entertainment stage as the Center puts on free cultural and musical events. We were here during the Lunar New Year, and red lanterns were hanging about the open area. At night, the area is beautifully lit up with tiki torches.
There’s a food court on the second level, and we enjoy dining at Tim Ho Wan and Tsuro Ton Tan on the third floor. There’s a famous Cheesecake Factory on the street level.
Royal Hawaiian Center is an excellent shopping center in the heart of Waikiki that has something for everyone.
Oahu Shopping #6: International Market Place
From the ashes of the 1970’s arises a new modern shopping experience for everyone regardless of tourist or not – International Market Place is Waikiki’s newest and coolest shopping experience. You can appreciate the open-aired facility mixed with nature.
With cool stores like Free People, the only one here in HNL, alongside stores like Tesla, Fabletics, Sugarfina, and a play area for kids and adults to kick back and hang out, you’ll find something for everyone.
Oahu Shopping #7: Haleiwa Town Center
Haleiwa Town Center can’t get more country in Oahu then Haleiwa (it’s not that it’s a bad thing!)
People go to Haleiwa for three things: the food, Haleiwa has some of the best food and restaurants that you won’t find anywhere else on the island.