Just say the word Waikele and my eyes glaze over. So many shops, so little time! There are two sections to this sprawling discount shopping mecca: the Waikele Premium Outlets, some 51 retailers offering designer and name-brand merchandise; and the Waikele Value Center across the street, with another 25 stores more practical than fashion-oriented (Eagle Hardware, Sports Authority). The 64-acre complex has made discount shopping a travel pursuit in itself, with tours for visitor groups and carloads of neighbor islanders and Oahu residents making pilgrimages from all corners of the state. They come to hunt down bargains on everything from perfumes, luggage, and hardware to sporting goods, fashions, vitamins, and china. Examples: Geoffrey Beene, Donna Karan, Saks Fifth Avenue, Anne Klein, Mikasa, Kenneth Cole, Banana Republic, and the ultra-chic Barneys. Monday through Friday 9am to 9pm, Sunday 10am to 6pm.
- © Frommer's 2013
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