Of course, you’ll find the familiar mall stores, but there are also shops unique to the Hawaiian Islands.
To find Hawaiian print clothing and items from Hawaii, check out the major department stores… and these specialty shops:
- Blue Hawaii Surf
- Hawaiian Island Creations (Local Surf Shop)
- Hawaiian Quilt Collection
- Hilo Hatties
- Hula Lehua
- Local Motion (Local Surf Shop)
- Martin & MacArthur (Hand-crafted furniture)
- Maui Diver’s Jewelry
- Na Hoku (Hawaiian Jewelry)
- Reyns (Quality Aloha Shirts)
- T&C; Surf Designs (Local Surf Shop)
- The Slipper House
- The Island’s Best
- Tommy Bahama
- Tori Richard (Quality Aloha Shirts)
Yes, local people do absolutely wear tasteful Hawaiian print clothing known as aloha attire. In fact, for some special occasions, it is requested that guests attend the event in aloha attire.
Businessmen frequently wear aloha shirts to work. You rarely see men wearing a suit and tie… except for formal occasions and attorneys in the courtroom.
Women do wear muumuus (ankle length Hawaiian print dresses), especially on Aloha Friday… a casual dress day celebrating the end of the work week. I wore muumuus on Aloha Fridays when I was an employee at a Honolulu hospital.
HELPFUL HINT: It is not customary to see local couples in matching Hawaiian print aloha shirts and muumuus such as those sold in tourist shops. Couples wearing matching clothing are immediately recognized as tourists!