Shopping Finds: North Shore & Central Oahu
Give your closet some local flavor with a few quick picks from the Guava Shop's bouquet of island options. Opening in 2008 on O‘ahu's North Shore, this beach-chic boutique by Sunset Beach sisters, Liz House and Kai Cost, is a shopping haven after a day in the sun and surf.
While their prices tend to branch on the higher end, Guava Shop's carefully cultivated racks of flowing dresses, island-inspired swimwear, bags and beach essentials include options from well-known brands like Acacia Swimwear, Free People, Gillia, Havaiianas, Kai Fragrance, Posh Pua Swimwear, Hanky Panky as well as Guava's own line of leather clutches and local apparel.
The shop in Hale‘iwa Town Center across from Kua Aina Burger is the perfect detour on your way back to your hotel to pick up a few "essentials" like a new clutch for dinner out in Waikiki or a new bikini to flaunt your tan for the remainder of your stay. If you have a girlfriend or friends back home who are as silly for shopping as you are - you might consider picking up a nice piece of local shell jewelry or one of Guava's signature reusable totes for them. They won't forget to return the favor on their next trip!