In these Rona times, the closures due to COVID continue to climb. While walking around Ala Moana, I noticed a few more shuttered storefronts. Banana Republic, amazingly, has been closed for some time. Abercrombie for Kids closed its doors. Forever 21 didn’t make it in 2021. Foot traffic at the mall does seem to be […]
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Stopped off at Ala Moana at 7am on Black Friday, and it was surprisingly empty, very empty. The lighting of the still-rising sun was nice. Walking through the mall was mellow but colorful. While I was there, I had to do the obligatory escalator check. Were they all in service? Most were. Stores were ready […]
Walking around Ala Moana, I spied these Crocs that looked suspiciously like the recently released Crocs collab with the Grateful Dead, Bad Bunny, and Justin Bieber. Here are the legitimate Crocs clogs. Here’s what I saw at Famous Footwear and Nordstrom. Tie-dye, yellow, and a white Crocs sans jibbitz were in store, but really, the […]
With Hawaii’s Stay at Home, Work from Home emergency order in place, only businesses categorized as Essential Activies remain open. So when visiting Ala Moana, it’s eerily empty with only food vendors and restaurants allowed to operate. Even then, many chose to stay closed. The escalators were also shut down, assumedly to save on operations, […]
Going through Amazon Photos with unlimited storage for Prime members, I came across this picture of Nitrogenie opening at Ala Moana. This photo is dated November, 15, 2015 (and taken with an iPhone 6). Don’t recall how long they lasted, but lines were long for some time.
While shops continue to reopen at Ala Moana, many still remain closed. So when shopping at Ala Moana, it doesn’t have the same feel to it. Returning shoes at Footlocker, you are greeted by these signs and maybe a line if there are more than 15 customers inside. The inside of the Starbucks Reserve is […]
Although Ala Moana shopping center is technically open for business, it’s not quite there yet. Many stores remain closed. The Apple Store is open, and there are several workers outside explaining how to get inside and also taking your temperature.
Details are sparse at the moment, but just know that Hawaii will have a Swatch Destination watch for the islands come December. Periodically, Swatch creates watches based on themes from geographic locations. For the United States, New York City, Miami, and Las Vegas are the only cities with a Swatch Destination design, but in early […]
Of course it was too good to be true. Since the re-release of the Yeezy 350 Beluga, I don’t recall any Hawaii Footlockers doing in-app reservations for any hyped shoe release. That’s why it was both surprising and refreshing when the upcoming Yeezy 350 Cloud White showed up as a reservation for the Ala Moana […]
Uncle Clay’s House of Pure Aloha (HOPA) is well known in the islands for serving up some ono shave ice and just as much aloha. So much so that you may want to join the #HOPAlove movement by representing with your own HOPA shirt. Luckily Ross shares your love, and you might be lucky enough […]
UNIQLO Hawaii goes from pop up to permanent in Ala Moana starting on 9:28 on 9/28. Are you ready for UNIQLO in full effect? Airism and Hawaii-exclusive LifeWear!
Did you cop your KAWS collaboration with Sesame Street and UNIQLO? If not, I highly suggest you do so soon. Launched Thursday night online, physical stores started selling these graphic tees on Friday, including the Pop-Up location at Ala Moana. While stock remained strong, there definitely was a steady stream of customers, all exiting with […]