There’s no denying it, Honolulu is a great place to vacation. When you’ve had enough surf and umbrella drinks on the beach, head into Honolulu’s historic downtown to shop top-notch women’s clothing boutiques. Here are five suggestions for unique, beautiful spots to get you started.
La Muse Boutique
1156 Nuuanu Ave
Honolulu. HI 96817
For an upscale, artful boutique shopping experience, be sure to stop by La Muse. This stunningly curated boutique carries a variety of quality women’s clothing and swimwear lines, as well as an array of gorgeous accessories for you and for your home.
19 N Pauahi St
Honolulu, HI 96817
In 2004, Missourian Roberta Oaks started a clothing label inspired by midcentury modern design and her hippy/farm life childhood. Her store, which opened in 2009, carries her eponymous lines for men and women, as well as a variety of locally made accessories. Think “Mad Men” meets Waikiki – eclectic print and color combos shaped into clean, modern silhouettes.
Fighting Eel Headquarters
1133 Bethel St
Honolulu, HI 96817
Rona Bennett and Lan Chung combined their talents to start Fighting Eel in 2003. Since then, the unstoppable design duo has built a reputation for quality, feminine pieces that are both sexy and versatile. The ultimate dress-it-up/dress-it-down situation, Fighting Eel is the place to find your beloved, timeless staples.
Milk and Honey
1128 Smith St.
Honolulu, HI 96813
Located in Honolulu’s vibrant Arts District/Chinatown area, Milk and Honey specializes in affordable women’s clothing, shoes, handbags and jewelry. Whether you’re looking for the perfect party dress, a stylish everyday bag or a cute statement necklace to stow away in your suitcase, you’re sure to find it here.
Eden in Love
(Ward Warehouse) 1050 Ala Moana Blvd #1660, Honolulu, HI 96814
Tanna and Bryson Dang’s Eden in Love is located at Ward Warehouse. With affordable looks for your beach, office, or weekend nightlife activities, Eden in Love remains a popular spot for both tourists and a loyal local fan base. Be sure to check out the Eden in Love Marketplace showcasing jewelry and accessories from local designers.
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