One of my favorite things about fall was the going back to school shopping we did when I was a kid. Let’s just say it has been a few years since I was going school shopping with my mom and sister, but even with age – the love for shopping never dies!
In Honolulu there a wide variety of shopping options from tourist tacky to luxury labels. In fact Honolulu is home to the Ala Moana Shopping Center which is one of the largest open air shopping centers in the world boasting more over 290 shops and restaurants. It is a local and tourist shopping destination where you will find Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and a less well known department store called Shirokiya. Well known in Japan, Shirokiya is one of Honolulu’s secret spots to finding the latest electronics, food, and premium products from Japan. www.alamoanacenter.com
New to Ala Moana, is the ever fresh Kate Spade. Starting as a hand bag designer, the Kate Spade world now includes bags for day and night, totes and luggage, shoes, stationary, eyewear, and a home collection made up of chic pieces for the table and unique gifts. www.katespade.com
The Chanel Boutique brings the ultimate in luxury and style to Ala Moana. You’ll find ready-to-wear designed by Karl Lagerfeld, world-renowned Chanel fragrances, fashion accessories, Chanel Fine Jewelry, and Watch Collections, and a full line of cosmetics. www.chanel.com
Another well established brand in luxury accessories is Salvatore Ferragamo. Best remembered as one of the pioneers of the “Made in Italy” era, this label offers an unmistakable blend of sophistication and production featuring shoes, handbags, ready-to-wear collection, scarves, and belts. www.ferragamo.com
Ala Moana Shopping Center’s success is tied to their ability to carry many of the new and most in demand brands. Tory Burch will be opening a store this fall selling ready-to-wear, handbags, shoes, and jewelry. Whether you are looking for well established luxury labels like Jimmy Choo or Hermes, Ala Moana truly is the destination for retail therapy in Hawaii. www.toryburch.com
Tucked away in the upscale Kahala area of Honolulu is Shasa Emporium. Shasa offers a transcendental collection of appealing wears for the woman of style such as Frankie B., Black Orchid, Susana Monaco, and Tylie Malibu to name a few. They also carry several Hawaii based jewelry designers such as Ki-ele, Katrina Cordova Designs, and La’akea Designs. Natalie Lukashevsky and Sharon Price are always on the lookout for budding new talent and regularly hold private trunk shows. Trending toward more casual apparel, Shaha Emporium is the perfect spot to find that hot outfit perfect for a hot Honolulu night on the town. www.shasaemporium.com