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Good thrift stores?

Hi there :)

I am not in to typical touristy souvenirs, but would like to bring something nice home from Oahu. Possibly some fun vintage clothing, or a purse or a pair of shoes.

I find that funky thrift stores or antique shops offer the best selection of things that I like to bring home with me. Are there any good thrift stores in Honolulu that you can recommend?

Or an idea for a non-tacky item to bring back from my trip? Thanks!

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1. Re: Good thrift stores?

Baileys Antiques & Aloha Shirts

Not sure you would classify it as a thrift store.

Two antiques type stores in Kailua ....one kind of specialises in Hawaiiana....not sure it is your thing...we weren't too impressed

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2. Re: Good thrift stores?

Out around Baileys and Ono Hawaiian Foods neighborhood there is a cool 'junk' store right on the corner same block as Ono I think it was. Sorry don't remember the name. Very nice stuff.

For clothes there's a small one at Waikiki Community Center.

suze

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3. Re: Good thrift stores?

This is a thrift store we've been to several times and they have a large selection of aloha clothes. It's a pretty big store and worth going to!

Goodwill Industries of Hawaii

1075 S Beretania St, Honolulu

Thrift Stores, Women's Clothing

I wasn't impressed with Baileys, primarily because of prices and just too crowded to be able to shop the store. The lighting was very dim and that didn't help either. Honestly, I find far superior aloha shirts for my husband at Anchorage thrift stores for a much lower price. I did buy two 8 x 10 posters for under five dollars each from the fifties and that was cool. Deb

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4. Re: Good thrift stores?

Thanks for the help. I cannot wait to try these out! I love a good rummage through a thrift store!

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5. Re: Good thrift stores?

Suze - it's called "Peggy's Picks." Bright yellow, as I recall. Tough to miss. Parking can be a bear. I have been in there a few times - not much luck, really.

I agree with rangerjohn ... and I think there are three, maybe 4 antique stores within spitting distance of each other. Close to Cinnamon's as I recall.

There is also a sizeable Salvation Army Store in Kailua.

There is a Salvation Army Store - a big one - close to K-Mart on Nimitz. Technical address is on Sumner. Easy to miss. Watch for driveway.

Read the StarAdvertiser - as sometimes there are Hawaiiana shows where you can buy good souvenirs.

Personally, I think the best place for nice souvenirs is Martin and MacArthur.

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6. Re: Good thrift stores?

Map of Kapahulu Ave:

kapahuluavenue.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/0…

Besides Bailey's & Peggy's there is a store called Anchor House Antiques. It's near Bailey's.

If you are in the area, check out Rainbow Drive In & Leonard's Bakery.

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7. Re: Good thrift stores?

Last fall - I did some serious antique store searching for a friend of mine. What I found is that many of the antique stores listed on the Internet - I'd say at least 50% of them - were no longer in business. So before you go to alot of trouble, make sure to call each of them and confirm their hours (which can be variable) ... and see if you get a live person.

I'm not sure that Anchor House is still there. I think that it is closed ... that it was one of my goose-chases. Their Google pic looks rather forboding.

There is an Anchor House at the Royal Hawaiian Center - if it is still there. Very "high-end" - but if you are in the area, take a look.

I actually found what I needed at Antique Alley (1347 Kapiolani Boulevard). Again, wierd hours, tough to find ... but the owner was great! Apparently, Antiques Roadshow uses him as their "go-to-guy" when in town.

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8. Re: Good thrift stores?

The best little Thrift Shop in Honolulu is one block off Kalakau Ave on Young Street. Catch any bus going away from Diamond Head and ask the driver to let you off at the corner of Young Street. A very short walk takes you to the Assistance League of Hawaii Thirft Shop and you are in for some easy shopping. It is clean, interesting and run strictly by volunteers, so the profits are not in wages but are used to help children and families right here in Hawaii. There is a good selection of clothing, jewelry, giftware, books, linens, DVD;s/ CD;s and small appliances & kitchenware, with some furnishings too, and all at bargain prices.

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