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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.
This vibrant clothing store champions locally made products from vintage aloha wear to embroidered hats. Owner Roy Wemyss personally makes earth-friendly Kula Herbs Excellent Soap, which he infuses with local flowers, herbs, and even red clay. The soaps are used in local resorts and spas. www.mauivintage.com.
Open 24 hours a day, this store is a convenient place to stock up for South Maui stays.