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It's understandable that amidst all the beach, ocean and nature time a visitor would need a lil' retail therapy. Although Kauai is remote and green, it's not lacking in a world of satisfying shopping. While most retail stores are nestled in small strips of stores or stand alone, Kauai does have it's share of shopping malls and centers. These shopping centers boast everything from mainstream clothing outlets to small scale unique boutiques. One thing to remember wherever you shop is that Kauai banned plastic bags, so bring a reusable bag with you wherever you go.
For the largest mall on Kauai, drop by the Coconut Marketplace. An abundance of various shops offer everything from clothing from well known brands to exotic creations and basic needs. Centrally located in Kapa'a, it's easily accessible no matter where you're staying.
In Kilauea lies the Kong Lung Historic Market Center. It's walls have been standing since the start of the sugar plantation town a generation ago, and inside the walls you'll find items as interesting as the town's story itself. You'll also find plenty of places to dine, to make a full shopping afternoon out of it.
When shopping in Kauai, go sustainable and buy local.