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Hilo Hattie

Over the past 47 years, Hilo Hattie has grown into Hawaii’s largest retailer, manufacturer and wholesaler of Hawaiian fashions and gifts. Since 1963, over 60,000,000 visitors have shopped with Hilo Hattie, making Hilo Hattie the largest shopping attraction in Hawaii. At Hilo Hattie, you’ll discover Hawaii’s largest selection of Hawaiian fashions, gifts, souvenirs, t-shirts, home & beach accessories, beauty products, gourmet foods and stunning Island jewelry. Hilo Hattie guarantees its shoppers the best values, largest selection of Made-in-Hawaii gifts and a 100% quality guarantee on thousands of Hawaiian products.

900 Front Street Lahaina , (808) 667-7911

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Maui Mall

Maui mall offers a wide selection of shops, restaurants and services, Maui Mall features a 12-theatre megaplex, unique and specialty stores such as a Hawaiian artifact and native gifts shop.

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Maui Crafts Guild

The Maui Crafts Guild has a rich history. It began as a corporation in 1982 with 30 members. Some of the original founding members are still currently active in the co-op. It is a Fine Crafts Guild, and therefore does not sell Fine Art. It focuses on ceramics, basket-weaving, textiles, jewelry, glass, woodwork and other crafts.

69 Hana Highway Paia , 808-579-9697

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Front Street

At the south end of Lahaina, there is an ocean front mall with four restaurants and ocean view diining. You can shop for jewelry, eelskin, handpainted clothing, Hawaiiana and unique gifts. There is also a general store, video rental and activities center.

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Lahaina Center

On the north end of Front Street, you'll find an array of fashions (Hilo Hattie), jewelry (Swatch), activities, art, food and the Maui Brews Bistro and night club. You may dine at Hard Rock Cafe, Ruth's Chris Steak House or Sam Choy's Lahaina. The Center is also home to Hale Kahiko which showcases the arts and skills of Ancient Hawaiians.

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Christian Riese Lassen

Welcome to the world of premier artist, Christian Riese Lassen, known around the globe for his unique ability to embody the brilliant light and shimmering colors of our amazing world. His lifelong love of the ocean and its inhabitants has served as his inspiration to create these illustrious masterpieces. With unmatched ability, Lassen captures the essence and brings to life these beautiful works of art in motion. We invite you to explore the imagination of one of the greatest self-trained artists of our time. Come join us and escape to a land of sparkling seas, dolphins and whales, where you can celebrate nature’s treasures and swim away from the ordinary.

, 435.267.2171

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Whalers Village

Five dining establishments and 60 upscale shops (Versace, Farragamo, Chanel, Tiffany, Dior, Gucci, Haagen-Daz) full of art, fashion, jewelry, and specialty gifts. Don't miss the free whaling museums.

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Queen Kaahumanu Cente

Queen Ka'ahumanu Center is Mauis own Town Square. The islands premiere shopping and entertainment destination.

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Walking down front street in Lahana was great. So many shops and restaurants. Check out the Christian Lansen Art galleries.

Jun 19, 2010

Shopping in Maui is a shoppers paradise.

Jun 19, 2010
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MAUI

Maui also known as the "Valley Isle" is the 2nd largest island in the Hawaiian chain, with over 700 square miles of breathtaking scenery and coastline. The island of Maui was actually formed by two separate volcanoes, one being Mt. Haleakala which is the worlds largest dormant volcano. Haleakala rises to over 10,000 feet with sloping hills and wind swept terrain. The second of Maui's volcanoes is Puu Kukui, which is located on the west side of the island and receives over 400 inches of rainfall annually.

Kahului and Wailuku are Maui’s two largest communities and flow together to form the island’s largest urban sprawl. This is where regular folks live, work and shop. Kahului is the commercial center. The main road, Kaahumanu Avenue is a collection of stores, banks and office buildings and a mile-long strip of shopping centers.

Lahaina has a long and varied history, which is now woven into the fabric of the present-day town. The earliest settlers of Maui stepped foot on its shores around 450 A.D – and some think even earlier. However, it was the prosperity of the 1800s and the foresight of King Kamehameha that put Lahaina on the map.

In 1802, King Kamehameha pronounced that the West Maui town of Lahaina would be the capital of his Hawaiian island kingdom. He even built a brick palace on the shores of Lahaina (the ruins of which are still there) along with other royal buildings and residences on a site called Moku`ula. Lahaina served as the seat of government for over 50 years, until the capital moved to Honolulu.

In the 1800s, Lahaina was also a major whaling port and fishing town, thanks to the calm harbor and it’s location on the whale migration routes. Also known as Lele, which means “Land of Relentless Sun,” the weather was a major draw for immigrants as well. However, the bawdy sailors had to share the immigration limelight with the missionaries that were also attracted to the area. This brought about a battle of virtues – the missionaries had many virtues and the sailors had none. Eventually, with the construction of missionary schools, the introduction of the missionaries of the printing press on the island and the construction of a prison for sailors in 1853, the missionaries won out and tamed the nautical culture.

In 1873, the now-famous Banyan Tree was first planted by the courthouse by the sheriff of Old Lahaina Town, William Owen Smith. Its original purpose was a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Lahaina’s first Christian Mission. In 1886, it served as the site for a birthday party for King Kamehameha III, and in 1898 was the site of a ceremony marking Hawaii becoming a United States territory.

Lahaina has moved with the times, and now the wooden buildings along Front Street were once outfitters for sailors and grog houses are now unique shops and art galleries. The port that was once where whalers’ ships docked is now where tourists take boat excursions. However, the past is always present in Lahaina.

 

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