Aloha Stadium Swap Meet & Marketplace
Hands down, Aloha Stadium is one of the best places for souvenirs and odd bargains. Forget the ABC Stores that litter Hawaii—Aloha Stadium is the premium spot to snatch up colorful Hawaiian shirts; Ling Hi Mui shave ice; manapua, a barbecued pork dumpling; saltwater taffy; turtle magnets; gold jewelry; animal whistles; custom woodwork—the list goes on and on. It’s cash-only, so bring your change, or collect from one of the on-site ATMs. Don’t be afraid to try out your haggling skills!
Rainbow Attic is a cheery consignment store that is chock-full of treasures. There is a wide variety of rare woodwork, housewares, sports equipment, teak armchairs, hand-quilted pillowcases, and more, but you might have to sift through the stock for a while, as the high-priced furniture could be right next to the $5 postcards.
Rainbow Attic, 1881 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, O’ahu, HI, USA, +1 808 874 0884
Duke’s Marketplace is a kind of a craftsman’s junk alley. Come here for eclectic souvenirs, such as wooden signs, dusty candles, clocks and asymmetrical jewelry. Wander around this maze of an outdoor flea market, and strike a deal at one of the tightly packed stalls—it’s fun! The deeper you go, the lower the prices.
Fans rave about the Goodwill store in Kailua, with its random assortment of clothes, books, toys and furniture. It’s always organized, and the stock is regularly updated, so you’re never quite sure what you’ll find! Looking for something in particular? The friendly staff are more than happy to lead you in the right direction.
Goodwill, 105 Oneawa St., Kailua, O’ahu, HI, USA, +1 808 263 9312
Assistance League of Hawaii
All of the proceeds from the Assistance League of Hawaii benefit underserved children and families in the local community. The all-volunteer staff sell everything from island apparel and linen to books and furniture. You’ll feel charitable and pick up that odd thrift-store find on a budget.
Assistance League of Hawaii, 1505 Young St, Honolulu, O’ahu, HI, USA, +1 808 946 1505
Barrio is a trendy vintage store with a splash of island style. Look out for their classic mu’umu’u dresses and Aloha shirts. Here you’ll find the most amazing assembly of flashy fabrics, fun patterns, bulbous rings and antique belt buckles, that will rework you into a piece of art. Come by for the First Friday event each month to have some laughs over wine.
Barrio Vintage, 1161 Nuuanu Ave, Honolulu, O’ahu, HI, USA, +1 808-674-7156
Rebecca’s Closet Resale
Bring in your own gently-used items to Maui’s favorite consignment store for cash on the spot, or browse the ever-changing selection for some needed wardrobe staples. The lovely selection is cycled through regularly, so you’re always sure to see something new and special at an affordable price. If you’re a local, pick up a stamp card—for every $15 spent, you get one stamp. When you accumulate 10 stamps, enjoy $10 off your purchase.
Rebecca’s Closet Resale, 310 Alamaha St, Kahului, Maui, HI, USA, +1 808-877-7400