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adelaide, australia
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Shopping like a local

Where do the locals do their clothes shopping in Oahu?? Recently we stayed in Hawaii on a stopover, whilst Waikiki was wonderful, the shopping seemed to consist of ABC stores and designer shops (which are out of our budget). I hoped to go to a centre where the locals do their clothes shopping as I had hoped their may be a better selection of plus size clothing in an American state. We went to Ala Moana shopping centre on our search, only to be confronted with more Chanel, Hermes, Coach etc..............where are the normal shops?

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1. Re: Shopping like a local

Try WalMart. Your comment that the US would have more plus size clothing made me laugh. Not that it's not true, we have a serious obesity problem in this country.

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2. Re: Shopping like a local

Take a look at the "Top Question about Honolulu" section on the right. Towards the bottom of that section has a "Shopping for Aussies" link which should be useful to you.

TJ Maxx just opened in Honolulu, so that is likely not listed in the link, but is worth checking out.

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3. Re: Shopping like a local

Walmart is very popular, so is Ross Dress for Less ....

There's a Walmart beind the Ala Moana Shopping Centre, and a large Ross' on Ward Avenue, just up from Ala Moana Blvd, behind the Ward Centre.


There's also the outlets at Waikele, and I believe a K-Mart opposite the outlets which has bargains.

Also if you take your passport to Macys information desk, they will give you a 10% discount at any Macys store .. the card will last a month.

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4. Re: Shopping like a local

There is a new TJ Maxx near Ward Center. Ross, Target, Walmart and perhaps Pearl Ridge Mall might be more what you are looking for There is a Ross at Pearl Ridge. Macy's, Sears,, etc might also have what you are looking for.

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5. Re: Shopping like a local

Aloha from Kaua'i!

When many people from Kaua'i go to O'ahu and want to do clothes shopping - most head to Ross's, Target or the new TJ Maxx - I just spoke to a friend who was over there for a week and she hit all of these!

Malama Pono,


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The locals shop at the deep discount stores. Ross, TJMaxx (new), Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Target and Sears (in Ala Moana). Also Macy's when things are on sale. I also go to the International Market Place to buy sundresses I wear around the house.

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7. Re: Shopping like a local

Macy's (with coupons).

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8. Re: Shopping like a local

Macy's is a good spot for Aussies. Bring your passport as I believe it will earn you an additional 10% discount.

TJMaxx, Target, and Ross are where I shop here in LA, too.

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