When you value the thrill of the hunt, you know nothing feels better than bagging a good deal. On Oahu, track best-brand bargains at Waikele Premium Outlets, stacked with discount retailers like Banana Republic, Coach, Guess, Tommy Bahama, Tommy Hilfiger and True Religion Brand Jeans, plus refreshments to keep the spree going.
Shopping in Hawaii trends pricey – particularly in Honolulu, and especially in Waikiki. Waikele Premium Outlets presents the flipside without sacrificing style. The center understands (then pick up with… open-air shopping is synonymous with Hawaii) open-air shopping is synonymous with Hawaii shopping: You could shop all day here and barely miss the sun, thanks to the center’s open-air, one-story layout. This can also make parking simpler, should you choose to drive. Parking spaces fan out around the storefronts, so you can map out precisely where you’d like to enter or exit easily. The experience is enhanced, of course, by the fact that Waikele Premium Outlets belongs to the Premium Outlets portfolio, the global network of outlet shopping centers known for creating ambient environments and connecting shoppers with a deep collection of designer brands – at savings from 25-65% daily.
Waikele is, in fact, the only Premium Outlets location in all of Hawaii. The Premium Outlets philosophy is applied to 50 stores in Oahu – bearing many of the same names you’ll find at legendary Ala Moana Shopping Center and in the high-end Luxury Row shopping district along Kalakaua Avenue. For clothing and accessories, and, in many cases, for men, women and children, that means Adidas, A|X Armani Exchange, Barneys New York, BCBG Max Azria, Calvin Klein, Coach, Izod, Juicy Couture, Levi’s, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren, Saks Fifth Avenue, Tommy Hilfiger and True Religion Brand Jeans, among others.
Dedicated shoppers plan ahead. Begin by registering for the Waikele Premium Outlets VIP Club to receive advanced notice of sales and special events. Then, inquire at THE MODERN HONOLULU Concierge Desk into transportation options. Waikele Premium Outlets is located approximately 15 miles (30 minutes) northwest of THE MODERN HONOLULU, and transportation is available by taxi, shuttle and even a narrated tour encompassing Oahu’s central plain. Once you arrive at Waikele Premium Outlets, you can make a day of it. While there are plenty of dining options paced for convenience, label-seekers can still find sushi, Hawaiian and Thai selections, and refreshments including ice cream for staying cool.
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Address: 94-790 Lumiaina St., Waipahu, HI 96797
Phone: (808) 676.5656
Web Address: www.premiumoutlets.com
Distance/Drive: 16 miles from THE MODERN HONOLULU – about 30 minutes
Brief directions from THE MODERN HONOLULU: Take H-1 west toward Waianae and turn off at exit 7. Or take bus no. 42 from Waikiki to Waipahu Transit Center, then 433 from Transit Center to Waikele.