Hilo Hattie

Updated on:
November 5, 2014

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Shopping at Hilo Hattie on Maui

Hilo Hattie is a chain of three stores on three Hawaiian islands, including one store on Maui.  The Hilo Hattie store on Maui is open 9AM-10PM every day.  It is at 900 Front Street in Lahaina (in the Lahaina Outlet Mall) 808-667-7911.

Hilo Hattie sells an assortment of Hawaii clothes and souvenirs.  You can wander through their collection of dresses, aloha shirts, costume jewelry, trinkets, candies, nuts, souvenirs, and other Hawaiian-themed STUFF.

The largest parking lot in Lahaina, and its only parking structure, are adjacent to Hilo Hattie.  See Lahaina parking.

Was there really such a person as Hilo Hattie?  Well, sort of.  Clarissa Haili (1901-1979) was a comic singer, one of whose songs in the 1940’s was called “When Hilo Hattie Does the Hula Hop.”  She also appeared as Waihila, a flower seller, in a 3-minute scene near the beginning of the 1961 movie “Blue Hawaii” with Elvis Presley.  A clothing factory on the Big Island, named after the character Hilo Hattie, was bought in the 1960’s by Jim Romig, a businessman from Washington state.  He turned it into the company that exists today.

Hilo Hattie used to be a much larger chain with two stores on Maui and more on the other islands and some on the mainland, before the company downsized in 2014-2016.  Before that time it was so popular that an amazing 25% of all the visitors to Hawaii went to one of the Hilo Hattie stores during their Hawaii vacation.

Hilo Hattie Store Photos

Hilo Hattie

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