Here Are 3 New Women-Run Shops in Honolulu Worth Checking Out
Aloha Collection bags a sweet spot in Waikīkī, Plantoem plants roots in Kaimukī and Kealopiko mixes comfort and style at a new location on Monsarrat Avenue.
Right across from Urban Outfitters on Kalākaua Avenue is Aloha Collection’s first flagship store—at laaaast! Obvs, everything we love from the brand is there: zipper totes, fanny packs, travel duffels and mini pouches in mood-boosting hues and prints.
Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, Waikīkī Beach, 2365 Kalākaua Ave., aloha-collection.com, @alohacollection
Big, small, polka-dotted, tall … you’ll find a wealth of greens at this newly opened Kaimukī shop. Owner Zoe Zang fills it with plants she’s raised from wee seedlings. Fresh, popular picks are the mini watermelon (yup, the leaves look like the juicy fruit) and Begonia maculata (with spotted fronds).
3457 Wai‘alae Ave., @plantoem
Look for the pineapple-yellow house on Monsarrat Avenue—that’s Kealopiko’s new home. Alohawear occupies most of the space: shirts, dresses, shorts and hats splashed with the Moloka‘i brand’s bold signature designs. Something new hangin’ around are surfboards by Hoku Kupihea that you can customize with a Kealopiko print.
3127 B Monsarrat Ave., (808) 784-0033, kealopiko.com, @kealopiko