Oliver Men’s shop carries brands we love: Aloha Sunday Supply Co. and Pidgin Orange, which are displayed on shelving and vintage fixtures the owner, Parker Moosman, installed himself. Even the unique welcome mat at the front of the door, made entirely of pennies, is impressive. The store carries exclusive men’s lines, some of which are not available anywhere else in Oahu. If you’re not looking to shop for clothes, check out the surf books and natural soy wax candles that come in a variety of scents.
Established in 1910, the Hasegawa General Store is one of the oldest family-owned businesses in Maui. Its narrow aisles are stocked with everything you need, from fishing gear to felt water shoes. They carry many local items too, like coffee, macadamia nuts, poi (mashed taro root), and coconut ice cream served in its own shell. Conveniently located next to the Travassa Hotel, you can stock up for your drive up the Hana Highway or your hike through the bamboo forest.
Kaupo is an old fishing town on the coastline of South Maui. It is home to incredible ancient lava flow covered by emerald green growth and cracked by sudden cobalt and black canyons that roll towards the sea. Driving over cattle grids and a few miles of dirt road you’ll come to the old Kaupo Store, the perfect chance for a break from the drive. The store offers snacks and soft drinks and a unique collection of antique cameras, calendars, clocks, and odds-and-ends. Horses are often hitched to the post outside. Chairs and end tables are set on the porch for you to “sit a spell.”