The Best Shopping in Maui
Collected by Amanda Castleman , AFAR Local Expert
The island of Maui is full of unique souvenirs, from muumuus to malasadas (Portuguese doughnuts). Expect to find weave-your-own haku lei (flower crowns), vodka distilled from deep-ocean mineral water, and punk albums at the best record store in Hawaii. Fashionistas can also look forward to original designs at Kūlua and the Monarch Collective, while those seeking something a little simpler will want to hit the Maui Swap Meet and Olowalu General Store.
728 Front St, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA
At Island Sole in Lahaina, the authentic, locally made gifts are designed to help shoppers “find their aloha.” Head here for shirts and flip-flops in tropical colors, home decor like jellyfish coasters and ukulele-shaped table clocks,...
648 Wharf St #103, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA
The Lāhainā Arts Society was formed in the 1960s by a group of Maui artists who used to hold informal exhibitions along the seawall and in the park next to the Pioneer Inn. After raising money from 10 local couples, the group established a gallery...
820 Olowalu Village Rd, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA
Open since 1932, this pit stop on the road to Lahaina is most famous for its Hawaiian hot dogs. They’re just standard red franks, grilled and stuffed in a bun, but Maui’s pro surfers and their fans—who usually stop here on their...
10 N Market St, Wailuku, HI 96793, USA
A Maui standby, Request Music sells fresh avocados, classic surf posters, and some head shop glassware along with at least 20,000 vintage vinyl albums, many of which are kept in the shop’s labyrinth-like basement (which occasionally doubles...
310 W Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului, HI 96732, USA
Every Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., the island’s largest open-air market sprawls across the University of Hawai‘i Maui College campus, creating a lively scene with more than 200 vendors. Many of Maui’s best boutiques sell their...
3643A Baldwin Ave, Makawao, HI 96768, USA
Founded by artist Britney Texeira, this darling shop is devoted to haku lei, or flower crowns. Often anchored by banana or ti leaves, the beautiful wreaths teem with tropical blossoms (either fresh or silk), making for a gorgeous accessory to any...
1156 Makawao Ave, Makawao, HI 96768, USA
Created by designer and former fashion technology professor Anna Kahalekulu, this sustainable clothing line combines high design with Hawaiian traditions and values. The brand, named after an old moniker for the island of Maui, ranges from keiki...
3682 Baldwin Ave, Makawao, HI 96768, USA
This on-trend boutique mixes pieces by local jewelry makers Puka Perri and Nickoel Martyn with Maui-made fashion and homewares. Come here for hand-knotted necklaces hung with black pearls and sleek, modern takes on traditional Hawaiian...
3674 Baldwin Ave, Makawao, HI 96768, USA
Opened in 1916, this Upcountry Maui icon draws hordes of locals and savvy tourists with its racks of sweets, including legendary cream puffs and amazing stick doughnuts. The menu here also features pies, rolls, bread, cookies, cupcakes,...
4051 Omaopio Rd, Kula, HI 96790, USA
Hawaii Sea Spirits is behind Ocean Organic Vodka, widely recognized for its turquoise bottle inspired by the 14th-century Japanese glass fishing net floats that used to wash ashore in Maui in abundance. At the company’s distillery on the...
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