Gifts, Go-Aheads, and Gear for All Seasons on Lānaʻi
A shopping spree in Lānaʻi City can yield top drawer aloha shirts, locally made soaps, oil paintings, rubber zoris, hats, fishing lures, children's books and gourmet jellies. The neatly rectangular Dole Park, where the handful of Lānaʻi's shops is located, is the antithesis of a shopping mall yet deceptively full of possibilities.
At Gifts With Aloha, a wide-ranging selection of clothing, Hawaiian music CDs, jewelry and gift items impart a sense of Hawaiʻi. You'll find products made on Lānaʻi, including bath and body products and scented candle. Owner Kimberly Dupree has also amassed an impressive selection of hats, pareaus, toys and Hawaiʻi-themed books that make marvelous gifts to go.
Around the corner a few feet away, The Local Gentry is the island's center of stylish aloha shirts and casual men's and women's wear, with a little bit of everything to suit every taste. Owner Jenna Majkus has a keen eye for fashion suited to Lānaʻi and offers a little bit of everything, from souvenir t-shirts and casual island wear to aloha shirts for men and outfits perfect for a dinner out.
Across Dole Park, Richard's Market is actually an old-fashioned general store, originally run by the Tamashiro family since 1946. The building was completed in the 1920s and is presumed to be the oldest wooden structure in the town square. You can find the full gamut of daily necessities, such as cosmetics, school supplies, kitchen appliances, wine and clothing, as well as meats, produce and other groceries.
The nearby Pine Isle Market is also a local landmark that sells everything from groceries and fresh fish to paint, hardware, fishing supplies and electronic games. Nearby International Food & Clothing is similarly diverse and utilitarian, an emporium for the basics: hunting and fishing supplies, T-shirts and food items, including a large candy section.
Next to the Lānaʻi Playhouse is the Mike Carroll Gallery Lānaʻi Fine Art. The gallery highlights the works of more than 20 artists, most who live on Lānaʻi or in Hawaiʻi. Stop by and you can chat with Mike Carroll as he works at his easel.
The Lānaʻi Art Center gallery carries paintings, hand-turned wood bowls, and other artistic creations by local residents. The Center also offers seasonal art classes and retail art supplies.
If you're looking for a place to purchase hair products, stop in at one of Lānaʻi City's two full-service beauty salons and supply stores. Come in after a day of meandering around Lānaʻi City and let the ladies treat you to a soothing pedicure, a well-deserved manicure or add highlights to your hair that will accent your already adventurous personality.
Lana'i Visitors Bureau Press Release