Xtreme Soccer is a shopping experience. But in addition to a large selection of apparel, footwear and more, the store is the only place in Hawaii to offer SoccerTots, a fun physical development program for kids ages 18 months to six years old. Budding soccer stars develop their motor skills, physical fitness and confidence on a kid-size field right inside the store. 98-025 Hekaha St., #14, 485-0540.
Stamps & Memories
Photo by David Croxford
From the looks of it, owner Roxanne Kaahaina may have put it mildly when she told us “paper crafting has gained popularity in the past five years.” Stamps & Memories is more than popular. The store is constantly abuzz with die-hard scrapbookers and general paper crafters. A serious selection of specialty papers, stickers, ribbons and a wall of more than 1,000 rubber stamps keep inspired customers coming back. QuicKutz, a portable personal die-cutting system, is especially popular for making professional-looking custom cards and invitations. If you want help, Stamps & Memories can work with you to create the perfect look. 98-029 Hekaha St., #16, 484-9107.
It takes guts to open a brick-and-mortar bookstore in the days of instant online gratification, but in da Shop, local publisher Bess Press has found a way to allow fickle/loyal readers to have their cake and eat it, too.