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Opened by four sisters, this little shop has a lot to offer: contemporary lines like True Religion, XCVI and Michael Stars, plus locally produced loungewear from Island Hunny. Sister No. 3, Rhonda, runs a tiny, ultrahip hair salon in back, while Caroline, Sister No. 2, offers mani-pedis and waxing. www.sistersandco.com.
Stylish, upscale, and close to most of the resorts, this mall brings high fashion to Wailea. Luxury boutiques such as Gucci, Cos Bar, and Tiffany & Co. are represented, as are less-expensive chains like Gap, Guess, and Tommy Bahama's. Several good restaurants face the ocean, and regular Wednesday-night events include live entertainment, art exhibits, and fashion shows. www.shopsatwailea.com.
Condo guests can do some one-stop shopping at this mall—it offers spa treatments, Hawaiian gifts, plate lunches, snorkel rental, and a liquor store. www.rainbowmall-maui.com.
Maui's largest mall has 75 stores, a movie theater, and a food court. The mall's interesting rooftop, composed of a series of manta ray-like umbrella shades, is easily spotted. Stop at Camellia Seeds for what locals call "crack seed," a snack made from dried fruits, nuts, and lots of sugar. Other stops include mall standards such as Macy's, Pacific Sunwear, and American Eagle Outfitters. www.queenkaahumanucenter.com.
Owner Desiree Martinez's dresses the modern bohemian as she keeps the rustic store stocked with local jewelry and pieces from Indah, Mother Denim, Jen's Pirate Booty, and Linea Pelle.
Fresh gelato made with organic fruit is the drawing card here. You'll also find jams, jellies, and dressings from Jeff Gomes; coffees from Maui Oma Roasters; and treats from the Maui Culinary Academy. There's a second location on Front Street in Lahaina, which carries TOMS shoes and locally made jewelry. www.onogelatocompany.com.
Los Angeles meets Maui at Nuage Bleu, a good spot for the coveted resort collections of Mara Hoffman and Rory Beca, the downtown flair of Rebecca Minkoff and J Brand, and beachy Joie A La Plage sandals and stylish children's clothing. The entrance emanates exotic scents from Comptoir Sud Pacifique, a fragrance line from Paris. www.nuagebleu.com..
If you're looking for an aloha shirt that won't look out of place on the mainland, make a stop at this store, which sells great quality shirts by Nat Nast. The women's store across the street carries work-friendly casual wear in luxurious and breatheable fabrics.
For those looking for a professional quality, authentically Maui ukulele, skip the souvenir shops. Mele's handcrafted beauties are made of koa or mahogany and strung and finished by the store's owner, Michael Rock. www.meleukulele.com.
If you're coming from the airport, this grocery store (one of three on the island) may be a useful stop. It's open 24 hours daily.
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