60 Best Places to Shop in Maui, Hawaii


Fodor's choice

This locally owned shop is a favorite among stylish surfers and landlubbers alike. Stop here immediately after deplaning to stock up on surf trunks, windsurfing gear, bikinis, or sundresses. You can also rent a surfboard or sign up for windsurfing or kiteboarding lessons while you're at it. You'll find additional branches in Kihei and Paia.

Lahaina Printsellers Ltd

Fodor's choice

Available here are Hawaii's largest selection of original antique maps and prints of Hawaii and the Pacific. You can also buy museum-quality reproductions, plus paintings and photographs, many from local artists. Visit their production gallery at 1013 Limahana Place in Lahaina for an even greater selection.

Mana Foods

Fodor's choice

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. The health and beauty room has a dizzying selection of products that promise to keep you glowing.

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Maui Crafts Guild

Fodor's choice

One of the Island's only artist cooperatives, Maui Crafts Guild is crammed with treasures. Resident artists produce lead-glazed pottery, basketry, glass and feather art, photography, ceramics, and woodwork pieces. The prices are surprisingly low, making this a great place to find gifts and one-of-a-kind items to take home.

Maui Friends of the Library

Fodor's choice

This nonprofit bookstore is run by volunteers who are happy to let you spend a few minutes (or hours) browsing shelves filled with mystery, sci-fi, fiction, military history, and "oddball" volumes. There's a nice section reserved for new Hawaiiana books. If you've finished with your vacation reading, donate it to benefit the Island's public libraries. There are also locations at Queen Kaahumanu Center and behind the former Puunene School in Kahului.

Maui Girl Swimwear

Fodor's choice

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 on celebrities. Tops and bottoms can be purchased separately, increasing your chances of finding the perfect fit.

Maui Hands

Fodor's choice

This gallery shows work by more than 300 local artists: exquisite woodwork, lovely ceramics, authentic Niihau shell lei, wave metal etchings, and whimsical clay figures. There are locations in Lahaina, Makawao, and at The Shops at Wailea. At each location, the gallery offers a unique Artists in Residence program that connects the public to the artists at local “talk story” sessions each month.

Mele Ukulele

Fodor's choice

For a professional-quality, authentic ukulele, skip the souvenir shops. Mele's handcrafted beauties are made of koa or mahogany and strung and finished by expert craftsmen on the Island. Owner Michael Rock has consciously observed the cultural significance and importance of the ukulele to the Hawaiian people and their music, by creating instruments for everyone from kupuna to keiki (grandparents to children). There is a location at The Shops at Wailea and in Paia.

Native Intelligence

Fodor's choice

This store in the heart of Wailuku champions cultural traditions and craftsmanship. It has curated Hawaiian and Polynesian works of art that include traditional wear, jewelry, weaponry, photography, books, music, hula instruments, and even surfboards.

Sherri Reeve Gallery and Gifts

Fodor's choice

Sherri Reeve is well-known for her watercolor pastel expressions of Maui's landscapes, flora, and fauna. Her origami-like sculpted works are sublime, and her designs have been applied to houseware goods that make for ideal gifts. The gallery is a family affair, and includes her niece Makana and her daughter Hailey. Stop in and marvel at the large paintings, clothes, matte prints, postcards, luggage tags, and more.

SoHa Living

Fodor's choice
This charming home decor store with multiple locations throughout the Islands (three total on Maui) does all it can to help bring the ocean vibe inside your home, with charming plaques, trinkets, island fragrances, and more. Their keiki (kids) section has plenty of interesting toys and gifts, as well as a nice collection of Hawaiian books for children.

Whalers Village

Fodor's choice

Chic Whalers Village boasts wonderful oceanfront restaurants and shops in the heart of Kaanapali. Upscale haunts include Louis Vuitton and Tourneau, and beautyphiles can get their fix at Sephora. Elegant home accessories at Martin and MacArthur and Totally Hawaiian Gift Gallery are perfect Hawaii-made souvenirs, while the many great surf and swimwear shops will prepare you for a day at the beach. Kids will fall in love with the whimsical two-story climbing structure at the lower courtyard. The outdoor mall also offers free weekly entertainment, lei-making classes, and hula lessons; check their website for a complete schedule.

Art Project Paia

This multimedia gallery brings a stark and fresh perspective to the Maui art community with a well-curated selection of contemporary photography, sculptures, ceramics, and paintings.

77 Hana Hwy., Paia, HI, 96779, USA
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Azeka Shopping Center

Spread across two complexes on either side of South Kihei Road, this no-frills shopping center is in the heart of Kihei. The mall is comprised of more than 50 stores, including a scuba shop for rentals and dive bookings, a gas station, several great takeout and dine-in restaurants, a coffee shop, and a post office. Ample free parking makes this an easy stop to fulfill your basic needs.

Biasa Rose

The whole family can shop for stylish threads at this boutique. Charming items—including upcycled items, Hawaii-made products, pillows, shoes, and earth-friendly bags—are on display along with comfy cotton tees, airy tunics, and statement necklaces. The store has a great menswear selection that includes vintage aloha shirts. Repurposed kids' clothing and home accessories are locally made. At Rose's Closet, the women's consignment shop in the back, you can score designer pieces at great prices.

Collections Maui

This eclectic boutique is brimming with clothing, pretty jewelry, humorous gift cards, housewares, leather goods, yoga wear, and local beauty products. Collections Maui is a favorite among locals and visitors.

3677 Baldwin Ave., Makawao, HI, 96768, USA

Designing Wahine Emporium and Hale Zen

This Upcountry haven is a shopper's delight of beach luxe, wrapped in aloha, and sprinkled with zen. Featuring Hawaiian merchandise and Balinese imports, you'll find endless gift options like authentic aloha shirts, jams and jellies, children's clothes and books, bath and beauty products, and home decor. Find products from Capri Blue, Maka Sea, Velvet, Dolce Vita, and more.


This branch of the local supermarket chain at the Pukalani Terrace Center is a full-service store with prepared foods, a deli, fresh sushi, local produce, and a good seafood section in addition to the usual fare. Sign up for a Maikai Rewards card for deep (and necessary) savings.

Foodland Farms

This large supermarket combines the best of gourmet selections and local products with all the familiar staples you need to stock your vacation kitchen. It also makes an excellent poke (diced raw fish).

Ha Wahine

At this women's clothing store, statement Polynesian prints are redefined in vibrantly colored blouses, pareos (beach wraps), dresses, and aloha shirts. All clothing is designed and made locally, as is most of the jewelry.

Haiku Marketplace at the Cannery

This assortment of stores (including a small grocery store and a hardware store), service providers, a post office, and various businesses make up the hub of this small town. The big draw, besides enjoying a nice stroll through the area, are two of the island's most popular restaurants, Colleen's at the Cannery and Nuka.

Hale Zen

If you're shopping for gifts in West Maui, don't miss this store packed with beautiful island-inspired pieces for the home. Most of the teak furniture and home accessories are imported from Bali, but local purveyors supply the inventory of clothing, jewelry, beauty products, kitchenware, and food.

Hasegawa General Store

Be sure to stop at Hana's charming, filled-to-the-rafters, one-stop shopping option. Built in 1910, the Hana institution isn't fancy, but it's one of Maui's oldest family-run businesses. Buy fishing tackle, beach towels, and a decent selection of groceries here. You also can buy the newspaper, although it may not always be delivered on time. Check out the bulletin board for local events.

Hilo Hattie

Hawaii's largest manufacturer of aloha shirts also carries brightly colored blouses, skirts, and children's clothing. You can pick up many trinkets and gifts here, but be aware that many are not made locally.

Honolua Store

In contrast to Kapalua's many high-end retailers, the old Honolua Store still plies the groceries and household goods it did in plantation times. Hefty plates of ono (delicious) local foods are served at the deli until 3 pm and best enjoyed on the wraparound porch. The plate lunches are the quintessential local meal. The coffee bar is welcoming and includes air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi daily until 5 pm.

Honolua Surf Company

If you're in the market for colorful print shirts and sundresses, check out this surf shop. It's popular with young women and men for surf trunks, casual clothing, and accessories. There are two locations on Front Street, plus branches in Whalers Village, The Shops at Wailea, and Paia.

Hot Island Glass

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. Open daily 9-5 pm. Call ahead for times the artists will be creating their masterpieces.

Kihei Kalama Village

Encompassing more than 40 specialty shops and restaurants, this area known as "the Triangle" attracts visitors and locals alike. In addition to the brick-and-mortar establishments, there are shaded outdoor stalls selling 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.

Lahaina Cannery Mall

This mall, housed inside an old pineapple cannery, hosts free events year-round including Hawaiian crafts, hula lessons, and a weekly hula show on Sundays. Stop at Na Hoku, a purveyor of striking Hawaiian heirloom-quality jewelry and pearls. Whether you're searching for surf and skate threads or tropical resort wear, Crazy Shirts, Hawaiian Island Creations, Serendipity, and other retailers give you ample selections, and Banana Wind carries ocean-inspired home decor.

Lahaina Galleries

Fine works of both national and international artists are displayed at this well-regarded gallery. Besides the space in Lahaina, there's a second location in The Shops at Wailea. Prices start at more than $2,000 for originals.