Shopping Finds: East Oahu

1) Bailey's Antiques and Aloha Shirts

Whether you're pairing it with board shorts on the beach or slacks for a casual day at the office, aloha shirts are spreading Hawai‘i's aloha spirit around the world one top at a time. If your style is kitschy cool, you'll want to suit up for island life with a stop to Bailey's Antiques and Aloha Shirts.

Kicking back on Kapahulu Avenue, Bailey's bursts at the seams with racks upon racks of aloha shirts (they claim to have the largest selection in the world and we wouldn't disagree), and we-didn't-know-we-couldn't-live-without-it-till-we-found-it-at-Bailey's finds. With more than 15,000 aloha shirts ranging in price from a few bucks to more than $500 Bailey's is the perfect pit stop for one-of-a-kind pieces (including brands such as Kona Bay, Kalakaua, Iolani and Kahala), specialty designers and everything in between.

At this eclectic emporium you'll also find the perfect gift for everyone from your co-worker who expects a gift after every trip, to your dog sitter and brother-in-law with vintage prizes like Pez dispensers and Zippo lighters to knickknacks and memorabilia from World Ward II.


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2) Soha Living

With everything to turn your house island chic in seconds, SoHa Living is spicing up rooms across O‘ahu with home accessories and furnishings from pillows and paper goods to lighting and linens.

Located at Kahala Mall, SoHa is among the mall's selection of local boutiques, making it the perfect place to cool off after a morning outdoors, perusing their selection of one-of-a-kind shopping finds. SoHa Living is run by two local sisters and the store celebrates their love for travel. The name, which is an abbreviation for South of Hawai‘i, reflects the Southeast Asian influences in their pieces that are affordable, yet high-quality and functional.

Swing by for one-of-a-kind finds that will add a touch of Hawai‘i's salty splendor to any room of your home, or for a few unforgettable housewarming and hostess gifts. We love SoHa Living's custom signs in unique designs and colors with special localized messages such as "local flare" or "aloha spoken here." The perfect message to pretty up any home from the Hamptons to Houston.


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