My Favorite Thrift Store in Honolulu, Hawaii

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My Favorite Thrift Store in Honolulu, Hawaii

EmilyMy Favorite Thrift Store in Honolulu, HawaiiMillion Mile Secrets Team

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When I travel to a new place, I like to look up thrift stores in the area.  I regularly shop at thrift stores in my local city for super-cheap kids clothes, toys, and books.  And sometimes I find some great clothes for me, too!  I LOVE that I am saving money, and at the same time getting unique finds that you can’t find anywhere else.

Regularly priced kids clothes can easily cost ~$10 to $30 for ONE outfit.  I usually pay between $2 to $4 for one outfit at a thrift store,  which makes me and my wallet so happy!  Plus, kids grow so fast, and to me, it doesn’t make sense to buy anything new for them.  The money saved on clothes and toys allows me to spend more money on the more expensive things like a good quality travel stroller or 2nd carseat.

I Found This Vintage Hawaiian Jumper at the Savers in Honolulu

My Favorite Thrift Store in Honolulu – Savers on Dillingham Drive

I recently went to Hawaii for a family vacation and decided to check out the local thrift store.  I’m a big fan of Savers thrift stores, and was so happy to find one in Honolulu!  I went to the one on Dillingham Drive.

There’s Lots of Free Parking at the Savers in Honolulu

There is an excellent selection of clothes, toys, and housewares.  My favorite find was a vintage Hawaiian jumpsuit.  Originally, it came with puffy sleeves (hello, 80s!), but I cut them off to modernize the look.  I also picked up a few outfits for Arya.

My Savers Haul From Hawaii
My Savers Haul From Hawaii

The swimsuit I got her looks brand new.

This Swimsuit Looked Brand New and Was Just ~$3

Full price swimsuits cost ~$30 at Buy Buy Baby, a baby supply store.  They are “on sale” because it’s the end of the season, but even the sale price is more than I want to pay.

On Sale At the End of the Season, This Suit Is Still Expensive at ~$20

Bottom Line

Shopping at thrift stores for clothes, toys, and books for my daughter saves me hundreds of dollars.  Kids grow so quickly, so why waste ~$10 to $30 on brand new outfits when I can pay ~$2 to $4 at a local thrift store, for even cuter clothes?  When I travel, I like to seek out the thrift stores for unique finds.  Do you shop at thrift stores?  Where are your favorite ones?  Let us know in the comments below!

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Aloha Emily,

Before moving back to Oahu, Hawaii, I lived in Missouri and worked & shopped at Hillcrest Thrift shop. The prices were reasonable and helped people in transitional housing. I loved working there and the people were wonderful and a blessing to have known.


Hillcrest sounds like an amazing place! If I am ever in Missouri again, I’d love to stop by. Thanks for sharing your experience. 🙂

Oh what you came here?! It would have been awesome to have a mms meet-up! Bummer but glad you found and bought a few items. Just an FYI that there’s another savers in Waipahu so if/when you come back you have another store to check out.


A meetup would have been a great idea! Maybe next time we are in Hawaii. 🙂 And thanks for the thrift store tip. I can’t wait to check it out when we return!