- 1) Fighting Eel
The flagship store of Fighting Eel, a Hawaii-based clothing line, is making waves around the world with its beach-chic jersey tunics, flowing dresses and colorful rompers.
All women know - finding the perfect outfit can be more slippery than, well an eel. But Oahu-based designers, Rona Bennett and Lan Chung have hit just that sweet spot with local boutique Fighting Eel, a line of clothing that captures Hawaii's effortless style with an assortment of island-inspired attire, jewelry and accessories that can take you from a bikini at the beach to a night on the town.
Though the company has since expanded to open stores in Kailua and Waikiki, its original flagship shop remains tucked in Downtown Honolulu, making it a convenient detour to pick up a gift for your girlfriends or sister back home. And of course, you can't leave without grabbing something to complement your new tan - we personally dig their maxi dresses and handmade shell jewelry, pieces as cool as the island's breezes.