Looking for that bespoke utility jumpsuit that the chicest of fashion editors wear on their getaways? How about those must-have separates that’ll take you from dawn to dusk for those sun-soaked adventures to those the moonlit evenings after dark? Through this curated list, all those needs are covered – from the best shops on Maui!
As vendors on the island have grown and developed significantly, modern and fashion-forward shops have come aboard in recent years. The featured shops – Imrie, Keliki, San Lorenzo Bikinis, Mahina, & Cabana all share a commonality, in that they are bounded by the spirit of Maui yet tailored for the modern woman. As an added bonus, they ease themselves further into the retail space with a killer online inventory – where you can take full advantage of the best local must-have pieces right from your desktop.
Imrie boutique is a family operated, mini enterprise that bases itself from all 4 corners across the US and the Caribbean including St.Barths, the Hampton’s, and Maui. Whether a visit to their website or stores, you’ll feel their family vestiges as they’ve noted their loved ones and the people they meet as a source of inspiration for forthcoming collections.
Likened to an independent boutique, it is bespoke in its selection to curation of textiles, unique interior design, and attention to detail – individuated in its intent.
Taking the essence of a nomadic lifestyle in conjunction with editorial-like curations; from their gorgeous in-house swimwear, chicest Birkenstock to rad utility jumpsuits by Monrow and to Minnie Rose distressed cashmere sweaters, their selections can be likened to alluring treasures. Imrie encapsulates the spirit of the location they’re bound to, and it’s a definite visit in store and online.
Out of all the boutiques listed, Keliki is one of the most Insta-worthy! The apparel is merchandised to flawlessness – bold yet cohesive with the perfect accessory to match. Incredibly eye-catching, their location at The Shops at Wailea may be relatively new however, it comes with no shortages as they’re the newest local rage.
From translation, Keliki by definition means “by the sea”, and it was born out of an amalgamation of owner Kelsie’s extensive industry knowledge coupled with her island background on Maui.
Styles can be likened to the coolest mainstream brands without the heavy price point. Not to mention their own in-house brand aptly named Keliki, whose standout pieces include printed yet colourful separates and wrap dresses. The ease of her pieces lends themselves perfectly from beach to bar. From Faithfull the Brand to Quay eyewear, Keliki is loaded with an It Girl’s arsenal of free-spirited apparel and accessories that’ll leave all of your OOTD’s covered.
Located in the heart of Paia’s bustling shopping & dining district along Hana highway, San Lorenzo Bikinis is an amalgamation of South American sexiness with Hawaiian ease. It was started on the basis with the desire for South American-esque swimwear – as it was noticeably absent in the Hawaiian market. With time, the business has amassed to locations across the Hawaiian Islands and California with manufacturing facilities throughout South America.
Most notably, San Lorenzo has been featured in Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. San Lorenzo Bikinis are noted for their reversible, Brazilian-cut styles in which locals have been obsessing and raving!
Alongside their editorial approved swimwear, San Lorenzo Bikinis boasts a variety of adorable lightweight crop tops with matching shorts & skirts, dresses that can translate from land to sea, and an online inventory that’ll leave you there for hours.
Born and bred out of the desire for sartorial perfection in combination with an entrepreneurial initiative, Mahina is the brain-child of bohemian flare with an island essence. Through its beginnings in Paia in 2006, this tropical enterprise has amassed to nine locations across the Hawaiian Islands. In addition, Mahina comes bolstering with accolades as it has been voted Maui’s Best Boutique for several years running.
With no compromise on style and quality at accessible price ranges, Mahina seeks its inspiration and curates its fashion on differing street styles from the everyday women they encounter. Light, breathable fabrics with those special added touches, plus an array of delicate yet striking jewelry, it is a destination in and of itself.
Mahina will keep you looking stylish yet comfortable on your favourite getaways.
Tucked in the Four Seasons Wailea hotel, carrying the best in high-fashion street-wear to delicate jewelry, Cabana is a getaway for all fashionistas alike. Not only carrying women’s apparel, it also includes men’s and children’s wear.
Hosting a variety of women’s premium brands including Golden Goose, I fell in love with locally made thunderbolt chain-link earrings that were only $50!
With destination retail at the forefront, slip yourself into luxury with the best in swim and resort wear. Not to mention feminine yet edgy apparel that can uniquely tie into a capsule wardrobe.