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Fun and Furniture in Kahului!

milega hawaii bean bags and furniture maui There’s a new beanbag and specialty children’s goods/ home decor store on Maui that I just have to tell you about!

Milega was founded 20 years ago in Israel and its grown to a successful brand with 10 stores in Israel and several franchises around the world.

“What started out as a quest to find the most comfortable slouching chair/sofa/bean bag/etc… turned out to be a life full of colors, creativity, laughs and learning.”

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Colorful and Fun (and washable!) furniture items for your whole house!

It has now been brought to Maui, in the company’s first franchise in the US, by Ayelet and Omi Chamdi.  Ayelet shared, “I am so in love with this product!  I spent three weeks in their warehouse in Israel and I couldn’t pick which items I wanted, so I just brought them all here!” Come check out what she means – there are fun little (and BIG!) treasures to be found all over their cute and colorful showroom! Just be careful sitting down, you may never leave!

sensory hammocks hawaii The store, located on Hukilike in Kahului, is filled with bean bags, activity mats, sensory hammocks, pillows, iPad-holders, baby wraps, baby neck holders, outdoor tents and MORE!   All of the covers are removable and washable.  And they are filling all of the items here on Maui, so you don’t even have to wait to receive custom orders!

 

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Heart-Shaped pillows, ipad and book holders, and much more, all ready to be given as gifts!

This is the perfect place to fill your playroom, pick up a gift for a baby shower, or check out a wide range of items to help out children with sensory issues.

They even have some waterproof and floating bean bags that you can take in the pool!

Check it out for yourself :

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You have to try it to really understand what it means to get comfortable!When it comes to relaxing and comfort,nothing beats a Yogi bean bag.

Our quality fabrics are stretchy and pleasant to the touch and adapt to the shape of your body.

Yogi products are available in various sizes and colors.All Yogi products are made with a lining and removable washable cover.

In addition,refill packs of polystyrene beads are available so you can keep your favorite products for many years.Yogi products are suitable for all ages.

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A Whole New HUE

Maui is a world-class destination for a lot of things, but shopping? Not so much.  Sure we have cute little boutiques, and bikini shopping that is noteworthy, but for anything for the home, choices have been pretty limited – that was, until two talented young interior designers saw this void, and have been filling it, with gorgeous pillows, comfy yet stylish couches, handy hostess gifts and much more! Wendy Takemoto and Jessica Guard McLellan decided to open up HUE, a furniture and lifestyle store, and the results?  Well, they’ve been stunning.

maui furniture store best home furnishings“We were designers before we were in retail, and it was never possible to find pieces in our style on-island,” Jessica explained. “We knew other people must also be feeling that need. So we thought rather than ordering from mainland stores, why not open our own?”  And Maui shoppers heartily agreed, voting them Best New Business in 2013 and Best Home Furnishings in 2014 in the Maui Time Weekly’s Best of Maui readers’ poll.

maui furniture store best home furnishingsIn 2012, Wendy and Jessica opened HUE at their original retail and design space on Kahului’s Lalo Avenue.  Not quite two years later, with a good idea of what island shoppers were looking for, Wendy and Jessica jumped at the chance to move to a much larger space in an established location.  They are now located at the former Latitudes, as the anchor for a whole design center, with The Garden, supplying silk flowers, plants and arrangements, by Latitudes’ former purveyors, and Suda Shades, creating custom window treatments.

The new location is approximately 5,000 square feet, triple the size of their former location.  “Our goal is to have the island’s premiere home and lifestyle shop, and this new space brings us one step closer. We now can present an even wider range of carefully curated home and gift items” Jessica continued.  HUE is still Maui’s exclusive dealer for Lee Industries’ furniture, they have added a few new luxury furniture lines, including Lexington and Palecek, and have brought in some more affordable options as well. HUE is constantly adding to their inventory to offer fresh pieces for shoppers, with containers arriving monthly, and smaller shipments arriving even more frequently.

coastal tropical modern design aqua In addition to furniture, HUE is expanding their bed and bath collection, and offers a wide range of home accessories and gifts, including tabletop accessories, hostess gifts, jewelry, soaps and lotions, eco-friendly wrapping paper, coffee table books, lighting and more.  “We travel to the mainland two to three times a year for furniture and gift markets,” shared Wendy. “It’s the best way for us to see what’s current, to get the best possible pricing from our manufacturers, and to check out the quality of the pieces before we order.  We also get a lot of our inspiration when we travel to market. We love seeing other shops in cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, North Carolina… It’s just good to see stores that aren’t ALL rattan and tropical.”

In addition to offering what’s trending across the country, HUE offers many locally made items including bags by True Story Company and Tiger Lily, compass watches by Pandeia, body products by Queen Bee Productions, jewelry by Kachi, Sophie Grace Maui, Jasmine Honey Designs and Salty Luxe Hawaii, pillows by BlueJane Maui, and eco-friendly wrapping paper by Wrappily. Featured Maui-based artists include Abigail Romanchak, Robert Suzuki and Dane Ward.

According to HUE’s Sales and Marketing Manager, Birgitte Golden, giving back to the Maui community is an important part of the business as well. “We sponsor and donate to many non-profit events, and even assist event design, like at the Pacific Cancer Foundation’s Kama’aina Christmas for the past two years. We also participate in other fundraisers, like the Lee Industries’ Lee Loves America campaign, with a portion of sales going to a local non-profit.” Birgitte continued that, “another great aspect of HUE is that it is locally-owned and operated – Aloha is engrained in who we are, and all customers are met with a down-to-earth, no pressure attitude.” All five team members are born and raised in Hawaii. In addition to Wendy, Jessica and Birgitte, the team includes Design Associate Heather Guard and Warehouse Manager Chris Auna.

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Wendy and Jessica also offer professional services including residential and commercial interior design, kitchen and bath design, architectural computer renderings, and more.  Appointments are recommended for design services.

As I chatted with Wendy and Jessica about their new space, I asked what they’ve learned so far in their foray into retail, and what surprises have come up along the way. “Our eyes have really been opened to how shipping affects the costs of goods,” explained Wendy.  “Also, people sometimes don’t fully understand that we are on an island in the middle of the ocean…things take longer to get here, and cost a little more.  As Jessica shares, “mainly, retail is a lot of work. And it’s a different beast in this era with online shopping, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram….it takes a lot more to stay ahead of the game, but these are also very powerful marketing tools if you know how to use them.”

And speaking of social media – you can follow HUE here: on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram

Mahalo to the HUE crew for the interview! 

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: 

  • Location: 210 Alamaha St, Kahului
  • Hours: Mon- Fri – 9am- 5pm, Sat 10am – 4pm, Closed Sunday
  • Phone: (808) 873-6910
  • Website: mauihue.com

Disclaimer: I am a paid consultant for HUE, but the opinions are my own. 

Where to Buy New Furniture on Maui

There have been a lot of changes in the last year, stores opening, closing, moving… here’s the current news you need to find furniture on Maui.      (Scroll down for a Directory of New Furniture Stores on Maui) Latitudes, in Kahului, will be closing down, and HUE will be taking over the space as the anchor to a whole design center! The owners of Latitudes will continue their silk floral business, The Garden, at the design center, offering custom silk arrangements, artificial plants and flowers. Also at the design center, Suda Shades will be offering window treatments.  Current Latitudes inventory will be 40% off until May 30. As they prepare to enter their new location this summer, (and in honor of Memorial Day) HUE is offering 30% off special orders, 15-30% off store wide, 50% off rugs, additional clearance 50% off on May 26 (Memorial Day). (Shipping not included on special orders) Also new to Maui is Pacific Home, on Lalo in Kahului. Currently (during their soft opening, open Tue-Sat), but grand opening to be in a few weeks, with new hours.  More information coming soon! Furniture stores listed here carry primarily NEW furniture – for used furniture stores, click on this link.  This is not the complete list, stores will be added as I gather the information… also, seasonally Costco sells furniture, and Ross usually has a collection of smaller items in the back, side chairs, ottomans, occasional tables, etc. 

HUE

  • (New second location – at former Latitudes- opening Summer 2014)
  • Hours: M-F: 9-5, Sat :10-2
  • Location: 261 Lalo St, Kahului
  • And Coming Soon: 210 Alamaha Street, Kahului
  • Website: mauihue.com
  • Phone: 873-6910
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  • Description: A home boutique furniture store and design studio featuring fresh and current furnishings and accessories, perfect for a modern island lifestyle. The pieces are described as “beach luxe, with bolder colors, modern patterns and very nontraditional pieces that are fun, playful and funky.”  HUE carries upholstered pieces by Lee Industries, and a wide selection of home accessories and gift items, including jewelry, candles, coffee table books and more.
  • Other Services: Full interior design services, staging, consultations, custom orders and upholstery, and delivery available.

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Home Remedies Interior Design and Remodeling

  • Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am – 5pm
  • Location: 1993 South Kihei Rd, Suite 7
  • Website: CreativeHomeRemedies.com
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  • Phone: 214-6559
  • Description: Home Remedies Interior Design and Remodeling is a luxury design-build firm and general contractor –  a one-stop shop from design conception to completion. Showroom features a working kitchen & bath showroom, they can order Murphy beds, cabinetry, countertops, tile & flooring. In store, view dozens of brands of furnishings, home art & accessories, lighting, custom window fashions such as plantation shutters, shades and drapery.  Many products are hand crafted on Maui such as home decor, jewelry, and their own signature line PIER 808.
  • Other Services: Free Delivery and set up, in-home automation including SONOS wireless hi-fi systems, motorized window coverings

Lifestyle Maui Furniture

  • Hours: M-F 10am- 6pm, Sat- 10am-4pm, Sun: 11am- 4pm
  • Location: 703 Lower Main Street, Wailuku
  • Website: www.Lifestylemaui.com
  • Phone: 808-242-1863
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  • Description: Lifestyle Maui offers new, custom and special orders on furniture. They  keep a large inventory in stock and available for immediate delivery on Maui. Lifestyle works with over 200 vendors including Lexington, Tommy Bahama, Stanley, Stylus and Bassett. They also feature a large line of  solid mahogany and  mango wood bedroom sets, dining sets, occasional and entertainment pieces with hand carved designs made in Indonesia exclusively for Lifestyle Maui. Lifestyle stocks area rugs and a variety of wall art and accessories, as well as showcasing select local artists and photographers.
  • Other Services: Custom designed upholstery and Free Delivery over purchases over $1,000.00

Outdoor Living

  • outdoor furniture maui where to buyHours:  M-F: 11am-5pm, Sat 10-4: Sunday closed
  • Location:  261 Lalo Street, Kahului (1/2 block from Kahului Ace Hardware)
  • Website: www.Out-door-Living.com
  • Phone: 808-873-8325
  • Description: Specializes in outdoor furnishings — new, custom modifications, and special orders, main lines include European designed brand names, primarily Cane-Line, Kris Jensen Designs. In addition to furniture they sell outdoor accessories, such as cushions and throws, floor coverings, tabletop accessories and dining ware.
  • Other Services:  Restoration of teak outdoor furniture, Delivery complimentary with minimum order.

 Moore Interiors

  • moore interiors maui furniture lahainaHours: M-F: 9-5, Sat: 9-4 Sunday: Closed
  • Location: 975 Limahana Place, Lahaina
  • Website: mooreinteriorsmauihi.com
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  • Phone: (888) 397-1949 Toll Free
  • Description: Moore Interiors features a large selection of island style furniture, with lines including Tommy Bahama by Lexington, Malin Minson, Tropitone, Barcalounger, Hooker and Somerton.
  • Other Services: Interior Design Services, Free Local Delivery, Free Design Consultations, Licensed Contractor On Staff For Your Renovation Needs

Homeworld

  • Hours: Mon-Sat: 10am – 6pm, Sun: 11am – 4pm
  • Location: 374 Hanakai St, Kahului (off Hana HWY)
  • Website:homeworld.com
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  • Phone: 877-5503
  • Description: Lines include Ekornes, Human Touch, LaZBoy and Natuzzi
  • Other Services: Custom orders.

Mind’s Eye

  • minds eye mauiHours: Mon – Sat: 9am – 5pm
  • Location: 1068 Limahana Place, Lahaina
  • Website: www.mindseyeinterior.com
  • Phone: 667-7748
  • Description: 13,000 square feet of hand selected furnishings, island style furniture, rattan, wood and wicker.  Also features urban rainforest meets Eastern influences, modern and contemporary mixed with asian inspired furniture, along with lamps, artwork, rugs and unique accessories.
  • Other Services: Complimentary professional decorating services, delivery and set up.

Pier One

  • Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-9pm, Sunday 10am – 6pm
  • Location: 270 Dairy Road, Kahului
  • Website:pier1.com
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  • Phone: 873-7878
  • Description: Candles, furniture and all kinds of accessories and gifts.  It’s Pier One.
  • Other Services: Can special order furniture.

Kimo’s:

  • Hours: Mon – Fri: 10am – 5pm, Sat: 10am – 4pm Sunday Closed
  • Location: 151 E Wakea, Kahului
  • Website: www.kimosfurniture.com
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  • Phone: 873-8655
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Nest

  • Hours: Thur-Sat: 10am – 5pm (closed Mon-Wed)
  • Location: 330 Ohukai Rd, Kihei
  • Phone: 891-2010
  • Description: Other websites describe the furnishings and accessories as shabby chic, beach cottage…

Get Listed:  To get your furniture store featured on this list (you must primarily sell new furniture) – send Hours, Location, Website, Facebook Page (if applicable), and a less than 100 word description of what you sell. Also please list other services (design, staging, free delivery, etc) to lizsmithonmaui (at) yahoo (dot) com

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