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This shopping center looks like a Hollywood stage set of monarchy-era Honolulu, complete with a changing-of-the-guard ceremony every evening at 6:15; shops include The Jade Tree Jewelry, Honolulu Surf & Sport, and Solid Stone. www.kings-village.com.
The upscale residential neighborhood of Kahala, near the slopes of Diamond Head, is 10 minutes by car from Waikiki. The only shopping of note in the area is located at the indoor mall, which has 90 stores and restaurants, including Macy's, Gap, Reyn's Aloha Wear, and Barnes & Noble. Don't miss fashionable boutiques such as Ohelo Road (808/735-5525), where contemporary clothing for all occasions fills the racks. You can also browse local foods and products at Whole Foods. Eight movie theaters provide post-shopping entertainment. www.kahalamallcenter.com.
This is a surprising, yet charming store in a section of the old Waialua Sugar Mill. The store carries gifts, clothes, and local food items—especially coffee and chocolate that is grown there. If you're lucky, you can get an unofficial tour of the coffee mill and trees. www.islandxhawaii.com.
Another source for bikes, sports bathing suits, water bottles, and active clothing. However, they don't rent bicycles. itbhawaii.com.
Fashionable beach footwear, clothing, bathing suits, fun beach bags, and rash guards supplement a huge selection of canoe paddles. Check out the wooden steering paddles: they become works of art when mounted on the wall at home. islandpaddlerhawaii.com.
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