From 1915–1953, the Laie Sugar Plantation operated the first company store on the North Shore of Oahu. In 1955, the late Charles C.K. “Charlie” Goo (1915–2010) was asked to reopen the store and a soda fountain for the benefit of the new Church College of Hawaii and the growing Laie community. With Charlie’s unique Chinese-American personality and the help of his wife and five young children, the store stayed open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., six days a week, and featured unique island foods and goods – just as it will in the Marketplace. The soda fountain closed within a year, but the store stayed in business for 25 years until Charlie retired. Goo’s Store is now a unique memory and an important part of our Laie community heritage.
Call 293-3053 for more information.
A home accent store that carries things to brighten any room, including throw pillows, wall coverings, island and hula-style ceramics, art pieces, Hawaiian style quilts, wicker baskets, and much more. Hapa in Hawaiian means half or part, so our Hapa Home Store offers memorable merchandise with a twist of Polynesia.
Call 293-3056 for more information.
Aunty Nona Warner is a Hawaiian woman from an old-time Laie family who worked for years as a master cutter in the Polynesian Cultural Center’s Seamstress Department. There she helped create tens of thousands of uniforms and costumes. Like many island women from earlier generations, she could even cut and sew clothing without patterns; but typical of old-time local style, this quiet, long-retired lady would never take credit for her many contributions. The PCC has been making its own clothing for over 50 years, so it seems appropriate we create an aloha and resort wear shop in the best tradition of Aunty Nona and her dedicated staff who have been outfitting PCC employees for years. Aunty Nona’s can ship your purchases anywhere in the world.
Call 293-3184 for more information.
Na Hoku has been creating Hawaii’s finest jewelry since 1924. Their elegant shop — located in the Hapa Home store — offers an incomparable selection of diamond and other gem creations set as necklaces, pendants, chokers, earrings, and more. You’ll find beautiful gold pieces and opal settings. Island motif jewelry includes exquisite Tahitian black pearls, mother of pearl creations and many other exquisite selections.
Call 293-1231 for more information.
Brett Lee, a former BYU-H student who also operates Hele Huli Adventure Center at the nearby Turtle Bay Resort, rents surf and swimming gear, mopeds, mountain bikes, Harley Davidson bikes and other adventure-enabling equipment that helps guests explore our beautiful community and nearby beaches throught the North Shore Explorer store at the Hukilau Marketplace. His center also supports guests of the new Laie Marriott Courtyard hotel.
Call 225-0522 for more information and reservations.
If you missed the free, non-permanent tattoos in the PCC villages, or want to take them to the next level, Amusement Ink quickly applies airbrushed tattoos with non-toxic paint that dries instantly, is waterproof and long-lasting. We also offer face painting, and beautiful leather and stamped brass bracelets.
Call 389-2814 or visit www.amusementink.com for more information.
For many years before the PCC opened in 1963, the extensive Hawaiian Logan family of Laie operated a snack-and-souvenir shop at the mauka (inland) base of nearby Laie Point. Family patriarch Jubilee Maiola Logan would sometimes pound poi and share Hawaiian culture. The Logans and community members would also dance hula and play Hawaiian music. It was a very pleasant place to relax.
We honor Jubilee Logan and his wife, Eugenia — who actively participated in the famous Laie Hukilau beginning in 1948, and became the first leaders of the Polynesian Cultural Center’s Hawaiian Village. That same aloha spirit they shared for years is still found in the PCC’s Hukilau Marketplace.
Call 369-4171 for more information.
Mana ‘O Polynesia
This is a two-part, must-see shopping stop – one section for accessories and one for home goods. A family from nearby Hauula carves Hawaiian-style wood creations and museum-quality weapon reproductions. Also offered are imported South Pacific handicrafts, including lauhala or pandanus purses and baskets, plus table mats, bowls and bags. In addition, you’ll find unusual island-style accessories including rice shell and puka shell necklaces, earrings, shark’s teeth pendants, mother-of-pearl carvings, bracelets, watches and more.
Call 692-2074 for more information.
The Pearl Factory shopping experience has always been associated with fun, excitement and memories. Our store in the Hukilau Marketplace, one of many around the world, is no different. With over 120 mountings to choose from, you’ll find the style and price that suits you best. We offer the finest in genuine Akoya pearls, Tahitian black pearls, white and golden South Sea pearls, and freshwater pearls. Our exclusive and artistic 14K gold jewelry designs are custom created in our Honolulu production facility.
Professionally finished photographic prints that members of our photography team take of guests at various locations throughout the PCC are on display here and available for purchase. At various locations throughout the grounds, guests may pose with beautiful models and can even wear Polynesian costumes in these memorable souvenir images.
Native to Tahiti, Patricia Wilson brings her handcrafted Tahitian pareos and jewelry to the Hukilau Marketplace. Come experience the action as Patricia custom dyes the pareos right in front of your eyes and teaches you different ways to wear/tie this traditional piece of Tahitian clothing.
Call 429-3875 for more information.
Polynesian Wood Carving
Mana Feiloaki, who has honed his craft over many years, brings his beautiful wooden artwork to the Hukilau Marketplace. Enjoy hand crafted tiki’s, turtles, weapons, and more. He can even carve a personalized family placards at his kiosk to take home. Custom pieces can be requested and all items can be shipped.