Located on the generally dry and sunny Leeward side of Oahu, Waikele Premium Outlets offers a huge array of stores about 20 minutes from Honolulu. In addition to good deals and a large selection, what's nice about the outlet mall is that it lacks the large crowds that are common at Ala Moana Shopping Center. Discount shoppers will swoon with delight at the prospect of all these fabulous shops, which range from budget brands to high-end designer duds.
An abundance of brand-name merchandise is marked down from retail prices, and you can get great savings if you're savvy. The open-air facility has ample parking, places to eat and even a few children's rides to occupy the little ones. A cafe is available should you need sustenance, and there's even a currency exchange and an ATM for convenience.
Pick up a pair of Chucks. — Photo courtesy of Chabakana
Shopping options at Waikele Premium Outlets include the following stores:
Designer fashion and sportswear
A|X Armani Exchange, Adidas, Banana Republic Factory Store, Barneys New York Outlet, BCBG Max Azria, Bebe Outlet, Calvin Klein, Charlotte Russe, Converse, Ever Blue Factory Outlet, Guess Factory Store, Izod, Juicy Couture, Levi's Outlet Store, Local Fever, Local Motion, Michael Kors, Motherhood Maternity, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Tommy Bahama, Tommy Hilfiger, True Religion Brand Jeans and Zumiez
Carter's, The Children's Place Outlet, Gymboree Outlet, OshKosh B'gosh, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store and Tommy Hilfiger Kids
Adidas, Clarks Bostonian, Converse, Crocs, Famous Footwear Outlet, Nine West Outlet, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Skechers, and Vans.
Accessories and jewelry
Coach, Coach Men's, Guess Factory Accessories, LeSportsac, Michael Kors, Solstice Sunglass Outlet, Sunglass Hut and Zales Outlet
Gifts and specialty items
Coach, Coach Men's, Samsonite, Tumi, Fragrance Outlet, Godiva Chocolatier, Perfumania, Travelex Currency Exchange and Vitamin World
A Coach store can be found at Waikele. — Photo courtesy of Shoshanah
Waikele Premium Outlets is in close proximity to Kapolei and Ko Olina. Out in Ko Olina, Disney's Aulani Resort offers a ton of fun for children and families. Make a reservation at the elaborate resort or have dinner at one of its oceanfront restaurants if you want to be close to this shopping center.
For shoppers just taking a day trip to the mall from Honolulu, end the day by having some of the island's best Thai food at Thai Kitchen, located about ten minutes from the outlet. For health nuts and vegetarians, Down to Earth in Kapolei offers organic and meat-free salad and hot bar options. For travelers who love to learn about the culture of a destination, Paradise Cove Luau in Kapolei offers a huge Hawaiian buffet, dancing and celebration.