Roberta Oaks is one of the longest-running boutiques in Honolulu’s downtown Chinatown neighborhood and the first to lay the groundwork for gentrification. Stop in to purchase modernized, made-in-Hawaii Aloha shirts for men and women. Some cuts are fashioned using deadstock fabric from Barrio Vintage; others are of-the-moment interpretations of classic Hawaiian prints like hibiscus and Birds of Paradise. (Note: Because so many Japanese tourists come to Honolulu, the sizes at Roberta Oaks tend to skew small. Westerners should scale up from their usual size when trying on clothing.) Elsewhere in the shop, you’ll find delightful Nippon Kodo incense imported from Japan (the Aloeswood scent = pure heaven), fruity dog bandanas, and intoxicating Hi Wildflower candles and roller-ball perfumes.
19 N. Pauahi St., Honolulu, HI; 808-526-1111.