As Hilo's newest boutique, Hana Hou has brought a unique shop to the east side town. The Big Island store is unique compared to many other shops because it sells goods that are locally made, rather than mass-produced in Asia. A boutique that resembles an art gallery, Hana Hou provides well-made unique goods that are fit for an elegant night on the town, but are in keeping with island style.
Lauhala bracelets and silver bangles — Photo courtesy of Hana Hou
Here you'll find cotton clothing with artistic Hawaiian prints, handmade woven lauhala (pandanus) bracelets and earrings, local paintings, shell and silver jewelry, hair accessories and more; the list goes on.
Inside Hana Hou — Photo courtesy of Hana Hou
If you're looking for a quality Polynesian piece to add to your wardrobe, this is the place. But Hana Hou's wares are also perfect for elegant souvenirs to bring home. The oceanside shop is also ideal for window shopping, as the products on the shelves are most likely unique from anything you've seen before.
Hana Hou is a family-run shop, and the owner focused the shop towards her own artistic and cultural interests to bring Hawaiian and local creations to the people via class and style.