When you’re visiting Hawaii, sometimes you have the need to do a little clothes shopping. Whether that means picking up a few travel essentials or expanding your existing wardrobe, the shops on the islands have what you need to always look your best. To help you plan your next shopping trip, we’re listing some of the most popular ladies wear shops in Hawaii that offer everything from dresses to active wear to lingerie.
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1450 Ala Moana Blvd Ste 3039 | Ala Moana/storelocations.ae.com
Located in Ala Moana Center in Honolulu, Aerie supplies women with lingerie and other types of underwear. Enjoy sales on bralettes, sports bras, push-ups and underwear for every size. You’ll also find active wear, including leggings, workout tops, shorts, skirts, dresses, and jumpsuits, as well as both bikinis and one-piece swimsuits.
Customers also regularly compliment Aerie on their customer service. Staff are routinely helpful and engage customers in friendly conversation, guiding them through fittings without pushing any clothing items. If you’re looking for a women’s wear store that offers Hawaii’s welcoming “Aloha” spirit, Aerie knows how to please.
“Well organized and clean! Some good sales for sure if you come in at the right time. I scored 5 for $25 underwear (aerie is the BEST). The staff were so sweet and friendly, not pushy at all.” — Yelp Review
98-1005 Moanalua Rd. Ste 523 | Aiea/ torrid.com
Specializing in plus-size fashion, Torrid is located at Pearlridge Center in Aiea, Hawaii. Customers appreciate the fun, cute styles of the clothes sold here, which are offered in sizes 10 to 30. You’ll find a variety of tops for every personal style, including graphic T-shirts showcasing your favorite rock bands and catchphrases, to stylish kimono robes that look good over different leggings and pants (even jeans).
If you’re looking for something fancier, Torrid supplies multiple dress styles, from fun skater dresses to maxi dresses to little black dresses suitable for clubbing. You’ll also find a variety of different bras, panties, and underwear, along with sexy lingerie sets including babydolls and chemises.
Looking to show off your fangirl side? Torrid offers fashions with many licensed properties from Looney Tunes, Batman, Studio Ghibli, Harry Potter, and Outlander. You can also pick out convention-ready T-shirts with Marvel characters and some “Nightmare Before Christmas” themed merchandise for the holidays or your next trip to Disneyland. Whatever your needs, Torrid has you covered.
“Love coming to this location. Sheena and the other employees that work there are always kind and helpful. Thank you Pearlridge Torrid for always being there when I need help finding something.” — Yelp Review
98-1005 Moanalua Rd. | Aiea/ express.com
Offering both men’s and women’s clothing, Express is focused on helping its clients stand out and express themselves with their fashions. Women can find a wide range of tops, jeans, and dresses suitable for many different occasions. Choose from modern vintage jeans for casual occasions, elegant and classy dresses for work and socializing, or body contour clothes that emphasize your silhouette.
Located in Pearlridge Center at Aiea, Hawaii, Express is staffed with employees ready to help introduce you to their chic styles and choose some classy styles for your next conference or special occasion. Come try on their clothing options and find out which style works for you.
“I like Express because of the chic styles, good quality clothes, year-round sales and good customer service. I have never experienced stepping into any Express store without getting asked if I have questions or need help; they are even friendly on the phone.” — Yelp Review
543 Pearlridge Ctr | Aiea/ hottopic.com
Also located in Pearlridge Center, Hot Topic is one clothing store you need to visit for all your licensed clothing needs. Are you a Disney fan? Hot Topic offers plenty of Nightmare Before Christmas and Disney character merchandise. Prepping for an anime convention? You’ll find some great Sailor Moon shirts and even complete costumes to cosplay in. Want to show off your fan devotion at the next Harry Potter movie marathon? Try on some Harry Potter cardigans and see if they work for you.
Hot Topic also supplies plenty of cool accessories, which is great if you’re in need of a Baby Yoda doll (excuse us, “Grogu”) or a Harry Potter snow globe. Offering fashions for both men and women, Hot Topic is the go-to place if you need to accessorize and showcase your fangirl side.
“I found a really cute Sailor Moon shirt and a Harry Potter cardigan. Frank helped me in finding my size for the cardigan because it was hanging on the top. I also appreciated that he held my selections at the register while I shopped some more. I also found 2 shirts that I think my bf would like.” — Yelp Review
1170 Auahi St. | Ala Moana/ nordstromrack.com
If you’re looking for designer brands, odds are Nordstrom Rack has what you’re looking for. You’ll be able to find Gucci, Givenchy, Tory Burch, Kate Spade, and more here. Plus, you won’t have to limit yourself to just clothes. Nordstrom Rack also supplies trendy sunglasses and chic purses so you’ll be able to take care of your accessorizing needs as well. And it goes without saying that you’ll be able to spend an afternoon trying on your favorite new shoes.
Nordstrom Rack’s Honolulu location offers many convenient services including clothing alterations, free online returns, contactless payment, and shipping to store pick up for eligible online orders. While this store is popular with women, it also supplies men’s and kids’ fashions, enabling entire families to use it for one-stop shopping.
Since 1901, Nordstrom has been providing customers with great shopping experiences and helping its clients discover their perfect style. Now, over a hundred years later, this tradition continues with friendly service and classy fashion choices that shoppers adore.
“Being on camera weekly means I need to coordinate and shop for specific outfits often (that’s my excuse at least) Nordstrom Rack never fails. Prices GOOD clean and organized GOOD. Fashion trending GOOD.” — Yelp Review
1450 Ala Moana Blvd. | Ala Moana/ saksoff5th.com
Pay a visit to Ala Moana Center in beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii and enjoy shopping in a very large and well-organized retail space at Saks OFF 5th. You’ll find plenty of brand names here, including Mario Valentino, Versace, and Kylie & Kendall — regularly sold at reduced prices. Beyond clothing and accessories, Saks OFF 5th supplies its customers with discounted cosmetics and makeup products, letting you add to your beauty collection while expanding your wardrobe.
When it comes to clothing options, get ready to hit Hawaii’s beaches in style with some stylish swimsuits in a variety of off-the-shoulder and tankini top styles. Looking to spend a night on the town? You’ll find plenty of brand name formal and evening dresses. And if you need to look good in the gym, Saks OFF 5th has you covered with a huge selection of activewear sports bras, leggings, tank tops, sweatshirts, and jumpsuits. If you’re looking for savings and style, Saks OFF 5th has what you need.
“I love Saks OFF Because of their brand selections. They have higher end brands like Versace, Kylie & Kendall, etc. … I like browsing the purses and sunglasses. The prices are still not dirt cheap, considering the type of brands… BUT, you most definitely do save a lot off the original prices.” — Yelp Review