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This local designer's day-to-evening pieces add glam to resort wear. The printed silk caftans and kimono-style tunics are worth a look. www.maggiecoulombe.com..
This Foodland serves West Maui and is open daily from 6 am to midnight.
These sultry swimsuits and cover-ups have graced countless magazine covers and wowed celebrities. Letarte's eco-friendly flagship store carries cool gift items, including local jewelry by Maui Mari. The designer's daughter has inspired a girls' line, called Petite Letarte. www.letarteswimwear.com.
Here you can buy brooches, rings, pendants, cuff links, tie tacks, and collector's items adorned with intricately carved sailors' art. The store sells a few antiques, but most pieces are modern creations. www.lahainascrimshawmaui.com. Other location: Whalers Village, 2435 Kaanapali Pkwy., Kaanapali, HI, 96761, 808/661-4034.
Besides reliable restaurants like Italian Delight and 100 Wines, this plaza includes Barnes & Noble, Maui Dive Shop, Lahaina Farms (a gourmet grocery store), and other stores featuring sporting goods and trendy apparel. www.lahainagateway.com.
This building, reminiscent of an old pineapple cannery, houses 50 shops. The mall hosts fabulous free events year-round like the Keiki Hula Festival and an annual ice-sculpting competition. Free ukulele lessons are available on Tuesday afternoons. Recommended stops include Na Hoku, purveyor of striking Hawaiian heirloom-quality jewelry and pearls, and Banana Wind, which carries island-inspired home decor. Whether you're searching for surf and skate threads or tropical resortwear, Crazy Shirt, Hawaiian Island Creations, Serendipity, and other retailers will give you ample selections. www.lahainacannerymall.com..
Island department store Hilo Hattie Fashion Center anchors the complex and puts on a free hula show at 2:30 pm every Wednesday. In addition to the Hard Rock Cafe, an ABC Store, and Warren & Annabelle's magic show, you can find a replica of an ancient Hawaiian village complete with three full-size thatch huts built with 10,000 feet of Big Island ohia wood, 20 tons of pili grass, and more than 4 mi of handwoven coconut senit (twine). There's all that and validated parking.
Head to this fun place to investigate. Shaded outdoor stalls sell everything from printed and hand-painted T-shirts and sundresses to jewelry, pottery, wood carvings, fruit, and gaudily painted coconut husks—some, but not all, made by local craftspeople.
Specializing in black pearls, Jessica's also has a good selection of Hawaiian heirloom jewelry and locally made sterling silver, including custom designs by David Welty, Dave Haake, and Cici Maui Designs. www.jessicagemsmaui.com.
With furnaces glowing bright orange and loads of mesmerizing sculptures on display, this glassworks is an exciting place to visit. The studio, set back from Makawao's main street in a little courtyard, is owned by a family of glassblowers. There's one day each week when the furnace is at rest, so call the studio if you're visiting to see the artists at work. www.hotislandglass.com..