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The chain has three stores on the island open 24 hours daily.
The shop's exterior is as rustic as all the old buildings of Makawao, so be prepared for the elegance of the handcrafted jewelry displayed within. The store has added a diamond collection to its designs. www.mauimasterjewelers.com.
On the busy stretch of Dairy Road, this behemoth mall near Kahului Airport couldn't be more conveniently located. The 20-acre complex houses several outlet stores and big retailers, such as Pier One Imports, Sports Authority, and Old Navy. Sample local and ethnic cuisines at the Kau Kau Corner food court.
Longs Drugs anchors the mall, which also has a Whole Foods where you can put together a great picnic lunch. There's a decent Chinese restaurant, Dragon Dragon, and the odd little Tasaka Guri Guri Shop—it's been around for nearly a hundred years, selling an ice-cream-like confection called "guri guri." The mall also has a whimsically designed 12-screen megaplex. www.mauimall.com.
This is the place on Maui for swimwear, cover-ups, beach hats, and sandals. Maui Girl designs its own suits, which have been spotted in Sports Illustrated fashion shoots, and imports teenier versions from Brazil as well. Tops and bottoms can be purchased separately, greatly increasing your chances of finding the perfect fit. www.maui-girl.com.
Behind the Wharf Cinema Center, this shop lets you spend a few minutes (or hours) browsing shelves filled with mystery, sci-fi, military history, and "oddball" volumes. There is also a modest shelf reserved for Hawaiian books. Finished with your vacation reading? You can donate it to benefit the island's public libraries. www.mfol.org.
This company has been crafting pearls, coral, and traditional gemstones into jewelry for more than 50 years. www.mauidivers.com..
The best stop for Kona and Island coffees on Maui is this café and roasting house near Kahului Airport. Salespeople give good advice and will ship items, and you even get a free cup of joe in a signature to-go cup when you buy a pound of coffee. www.mauicoffeeroasters.com.
At this bustling health-food store you can stock up on local fish and grass-fed beef for your barbecue. You'll find the best selection of organic produce on the island, as well as a great bakery and deli. www.manafoodsmaui.com.
At this boutique you can work the latest styles without breaking the bank. A friendly staff, easy-breezy dresses, resort-perfect rompers and loads of accessories await the smart shopper. There are branches in Kihei and Paia. www.mahinamaui.com.