Store Tour: The Laylow Gift Shop

Carefully curated, with an eye for stylish details, this unique Waikīkī shop gives a lot with a little.
Laylow Waikiki Gift Shop
Photos: Aaron K. Yoshino


Laylow gift shopWe’re Marie-Kondo-ing our lives right now, which has been doing wonders for our bedrooms, but has been a real tragedy for our shopping addiction. Enter salvation: The Laylow’s ultra-modern, magically minimal gift shop.


Tucked into a sunny corner of the buzzy, new Kūhiō Avenue hotel, the boutique is curated by the same Oregon-based creative team behind the property’s overall panache. Think Ossipoff meets avocado toast—a hip, mid-century, resort aesthetic that pays homage to tropical yesteryear.


The shop’s stripped-down Scandi vibe and eclectic pops of whimsy lend style cred to sparsity. Dotting its airy, open shelving, we found pieces from some of our favorite local designers: Elegant gold-foil Bradley & Lily cards; Aloha Beach Club button-downs peppered with pint-sized illustrations of Island icons; My Mānoa’s all-natural handmade soaps.

  Laylow gift shop


The buyers also stocked up on gems from national and international makers, including gorgeous, earthy jewelry made of sculpted, speckled polymer from Londoner Kate Trouw. Ombre- and marble-print stationery from hard-to-find Danish design house Hay will give your desktop an understated dash of style. Other highlights include Barcelona brand Don Fisher’s charming sea-creature bags, terracotta-hued totes from Guatemala label Palorosa Project, and ceramist Knotworks L.A.’s modern, kitschy-cool takes on tiki mugs, which we’re dying to scoop up. Pro tip: Post-shopping, treat yourself to a mai tai served in one next door at Hideout, The Laylow’s lānai-style bar—the liliko‘i foam version is our fave.


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The Laylow, Autograph Collection Hotels, 2299 Kūhiō Ave., (808) 922-6600.