This year, be a bad-ass Santa and stuff your stocking with these rockin’ local gifts…
by Jen Russo, Jacob Shafer and Anu Yagi
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What to get a girl on Maui? Can be as simple and small as a bikini. Maui Girl in Paia has locally designed suits, in classic and new styles, that have been featured in the famous Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. In Lahaina, the Pakaloha swimsuits are Brazilian made. In South Maui, Rainbow Attic has a great selection of swimwear and cover ups at consignment prices.
There are a lot of fine places on-island to get a girl clothes while keeping it local. Designers like Tamara Katz and Wings Hawaii have shops in Paia and offer great-looking and unique island gear. Meanwhile, Maui Thing in Wailuku is the spot for essential pieces like screen-printed tees and knits.
There aren’t a whole lot of indie shoe stores on-island, but staying out of the corporate footwear emporiums is easier than you think. At If the Shoe Fits in Wailuku, owner and proprietor Teri Edmunds is now consigning shoes and repairing, and she carries her own lines as well. Mahina boasts a number of fashion-forward styles, and Collections in Makawao has fabulous hand-made-yet-high-end shoes.
So what to get a male fashionista? Head to Him in Kahana for some of the mainstays in men’s fashion. Owner Jefferson Wery keeps his store stocked with hard-to-find and rare items, plus hats, glasses and footwear. For the skateboard/surfwear enthusiast, head to One Eighty Boardshop in the Queen Kaahumanu Center for a wide selection of clothing and gear.
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