Shopping Guide: Ala Moana Center

By Olena Heu

Ala Moana Center Ewa Wing Day. Photo: Ala Moana Center.

Hawaii’s largest shopping center, with more than 300 merchants, boasts open-air browsing, premier luxury brands, Hawaiian specialty finds and a tropical yet sophisticated atmosphere. Minutes from Waikiki and centrally located in the heart of Honolulu, Ala Moana Center is the hub for shopping in the islands.

Love Your Body

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Plumeria scented travel kit by Malie Organics. Photo:
Malie Organics.

With over a dozen shops specializing in bath, body and cosmetics you’ll find something that is both unique and luxurious for any body type. Kiehl’s brings its long history of body care, skin care solutions and cosmetics to those with sensitive skin. LUSH is known for its handmade cosmetics that incorporate essential oils, whole fruits and vegetables into its line of treats for hair, body and bath. Meanwhile, Malie is a locally-made, all-natural, organic, spa and beauty product line that harnesses fresh ingredients from Hawaii’s unique botanical gardens and tropical rainforests.

Fashion Forward

Inside the new Bloomingdale’s, Malia Murphey wears a leather dress ($1,595) by Victoria Beckham with Chan Luu necklace ($240). Photo: Bruce Asato.

Fashions for men, women and children is in abundance at Ala Moana Center. Hilo Hattie has long been known for it’s fresh colorful designs, resort fashions and exclusive prints. Reyn Spooner is synonymous with Aloha Wear, showcasing the floral prints and innovative sportswear families have come to love. And fashionistas rejoiced when one of the world’s largest fashion retailers came to Hawaii, Zara brings sophistication and style to Ala Moana Center’s new Ewa Wing.

You’ll Find It Here

Sculpture by Gerard Tsutakawa. Photo: Ala Moana Center.

Home to some of the planet’s most successful retailers, you’ll find whatever it is you need at one of the seven iconic department stores. Bloomingdale’s brings upscale quality and creativity to its East-meets-West Hawaii store. Macy’s provides something for the entire family. Neiman Marcus showcases fine apparel paired with luxurious cosmetics. Nordstrom offers fashion and accessories for everyone. Ross Dress For Less has department store offerings at discounted prices. And new additions Saks OFF 5TH and Target (Fall 2017) are convenient and provide the essentials for Hawaii residents and visitors.

A Hobby of Mine

Ala Moana Center Ewa Wing Day. Photo: Ala Moana Center.

For the collector or the hobby enthusiast, you’ll be pleased to find some of the hottest toy and hobby shops on island. Animation Magic shares everything and anything animated. The Disney Store is always a popular spot for children. And the always classic Lego Store will never go out of fashion.

Some of the other notable additions to the center include it’s dynamic and specialty kiosks. From gelato, jewelry, flip flops to sunglasses you’ll find a generous number of fun and exciting stops along the way to your favorite stores.

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