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Thrift, Consignment and Second-Hand Shops on Maui

Update September 2017: New ‘Vintage / Unique’ Shop: CUT Market opening soon in Wailuku! 

Update January 2016: Just saw this on Ask the Mayor and thought it was helpful:

Dear Mayor,

Q: I have a couple of car seats that my child has outgrown and I was wondering what I can do with them. Secondhand stores don’t take them and I don’t want them to go in the landfill. Mahalo.

A: You can take the car seats to Ka Hale A Ke Ola homeless shelter. They will accept them there. The shelter is located at 670 Waiale Road in Wailuku.

It seems like everyday a new thrift or consignment store is opening up, and another one is closing down. The only website that I can find with a complete listing of thrift shops on Maui is dated 2004, meaning its over ten years old, and of course, half of those places are closed.

So, here’s my list of thrift and consignment stores currently (to the best of my knowledge, and please send me or comment with updates) operating on Maui.   (There are a few second-hand furniture stores that are not on this list, but if you know of a GREAT one, let me know)

Thrift / Consignment / Second Hand Stores on Maui – listed by region

Pop-Up

  • Name- Keiki Cove- resale pop up shop for kids clothes and MORE
  • Location: traveling pop up, locations will vary, vendor events, online, and in home shopping, etc…
  • Thrift- Keiki Cove accepts gently loved children clothes, boy/girl from preemie-teen. Also accepting, excellent condition toys and books. 
  • Benefits- YOU & Local Charities
  • More details- Keiki Cove is set to open November 2017
  • Keiki Cove’s goal is to provide other Maui moms with a unique and affordable shopping experience for every budget
  • We will offer something for every child including, new, gently loved and even more loved items
  • Phone: 808.727.0733
  • Email: keikicove808@gmail.com
  • Social Media: Facebook        &    Instagram

Wailuku

  • Maui consignment stores

    CUT Market Opening SOON in Wailuku, currently buying your fun finds!

    Name: CUT Market  (NEW!) 

  • Location: 45 N. Market
  • Hours: 11am-6pm (starting Sept. 16, 2017)
  • Details: We are a preloved clothing boutique specializing in vintage, unique and upcycled goods. We are mainly doing clothing and accessories at the moment but hope to branch out to some furniture and home goods. We look for gently used classic, vintage inspired and some trendy pieces. We aren’t really offering consignment options at the moment, but we are buying goods out right from 12 to 3 pm M-F (starting today). Our grand opening will be on September 22!
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  • Name: ReStore – for Building Materials and Household Items 
  • Location:970 Lower Main Street
  • Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
  • Benefits: Habitat for Humanity
  • Donate: Building Materials, furniture, home decor, etc (donations accepted Mon – Sat, 8:30am – 4:30pm)
  • NO: used appliances, used paint, used mattresses, commercial lighting/electrical supplies, used ceiling fans, used carpet/carpet padding and electronics (other items may not be accepted, call if unsure)
  • Phone: (808) 986-8050
  • Click for more info

 

  • Name: Ecycle (Maui County’s Electronic Recycling Program)
  • Location: 901 Lower Main St, across from Maui Soda & Ice
  • Hours: 9am – 1pm, Tuesday and Saturday
  • Benefits: YOU
  • YES: Working or not – Electronic systems, everything with an electronic circuit board, except household appliances. This includes computers, televisions and everything that attaches to them, all phones, all audio and most office equipment.
  • NO: stoves, air conditioners, toaster ovens, refrigerators, fans, water coolers, etc. Appliances must be taken to Hammerhead Metals in the Maui Baseyard off Mokulele.
  • Phone: 280-6460
  • Name: St. Anthony’s Thrift Store
  • Location: 1627 Mill Street
  • Hours: 8am – 1pm, Mon – Fri, Closed on holidays
  • Benefits: St. Anthony Catholic Community
  • Donate: call for info
  • Phone: (808) 242-7785

Makawao/ Haiku

  • Name: Cornerstone Consignment
  • Location: 1152 Makawao Avenue (behind Driftwood)
  • Hours: Mon – Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10-2:30pm, Buying clothes: Mon – Sat 10am-4pm
  • Phone: (808) 572-5062
  • Click for Website and Facebook and Instagram 
  • I can’t find a list of what they accept / do not accept, so please call to confirm. They appear to have lots of women’s clothes, and a variety of personal/ household items/ baby items in their ‘downstairs’ area.
  • Consignment details: Consignor will receive 50% of selling price, less a .50 cent fee on per item that sells. Consignor will be responsible for their own account, consignment is for 8 total weeks, once the consignor drops off items it will be considered week one. During the 7th week items will be marked 50% off, and consignors will also need to pick up any merchandise they may want to retain by Friday at the end of closing.

 

  • Name: Droplets. Children’s Consignment and Curated Gift Shop
  • Location: 1169 Makawao Ave (next to Maui Hands)
  • Hours: Tuesday – Friday – 10am – 5:30pm, Saturday –  10:30am – 5:00pm, CLOSED Sunday & Monday
  • Consign: Droplets. accepts new and gently used children’s clothing for girls and boys, ages newborn to 7 years old.  There’s even some items for mama.   Click for consignment details. 
  • More Details: Droplets. also carries various toys, books and Made In Hawaii treasures because supporting locally is sustainable. Stop in for mama, shower, new baby, and birthday gifts. Gift and Birthday Registries and Certificates are also available. How can you beat FREE Gift Wrapping and the possibility of finding a parking space just out front a children’s boutique!
  • Follow Droplets. on InstagramFacebook and Twitter for the latest treasures and events!
  • Phone: 808.276.6796
  • Name: St. Joseph’s Thrift Shop
  • Location: 1294 Makawao Ave., Makawao
  • Hours: Tue / Thur 9-1pm, second Sat 9-1pm
  • Benefits: St. Joseph’s Church
  • Donate: (NO large appliances, beds, mattresses, furniture or broken items)
  • Phone: 572-9150

Yelp Reviews

  • Name: St Rita’s Thrift Shop
  • Location: 655 Haiku Road
  • Hours: Sunday 9:30am-12:00pm / Tuesday 8:00am-12:00pm
  • We accept pretty much everything except large furniture, TV’s, computers, etc.
  • Benefits: We are using the proceeds to buy our land and  pay off our land payment.
  • Phone:808-575-2601
  • Website: http://stritahaiku.com/68

Kula

  • Name: Kala Iki Thrift Store
  • Location: Kula Hospital, 204 Kula Hwy
  • Hours: 9:30am – 1pm, Second and last Saturdays, Third Tuesdays
  • Benefits: Kula Hospital (special projects and services for patients)
  • Donate: Household, clothing, kitchen, toys, kids stuff, some small electrical items,
  • (NO large appliances, electrical, furniture)
  • Where to donate: drive all the way up the hill, past the hospital, look for the sign for directions by the maintenance shed… or call
  • Phone: 878-1221

NOTE: All of the kids clothes and toys (and maybe more, this is just what I was told on the phone) get cleaned thoroughly before you buy them!

Paia

  • Name: Rose’s Consignment in Biasa Rose
  • Location: 104 Hana Hwy in Paia
  • Hours: 10am – 6pm, daily
  • Benefits: YOU!
  • Phone: (808) 579-8602
  • Consignment: By appointment only.  Better labels only, (no gap, br, af, forever 21)
  • Clothes must be washed, shoes only in new condition.
  • A Note from Biasa Rose: “We started Roses as a response from our customers mentioning how they had items hanging in their closets they hadn’t worn and didn’t know what to do with them.  We started really small at first just a slice of our office but as the word spread we expanded into the whole back room. Our customers know they can find great designers, and now vintage hawaiian muumuu’s and aloha shirts.  I love when we get in pretty dresses,and beach tunics (especially Le Tarte) and designer denim. A few great denim labels are;Paige,AG,Seven,Current Elliott,Mother,J Brand, Tees we love are James Perse, Velvet, Susanna Monaco. Any Clothing from anthropologie, and H&M customers love. A few great customers bring in European designers. The styles are really creative and funky.”

Kahului

 

 

  • Name: Goodwill
  • Location: 250 Alamaha St (next to FORMER Valley Isle Gymnastics)
  • Hours: 9am – 6pm, Mon-Sat / 9am – 5pm, Sun
  • Benefits: Goodwill Industries
  • Donate: Items in resell-able condition (NO hazardous waste, major appliances, TVs only if 5 years or newer, construction material, machinery and parts, etc)
  • Phone: (808) 442-8989
  • Name: Revive
  • Location: 65 W. Kaahumanu Ave. ~ Old Kahului Shopping Center
  • Hours: Friday & Saturday – 10am – 5pm (resale and donations) – Wed & Thursday – donations only 10 – 5
  • Benefits: Women Helping Women
  • Click to See items you can/can’t Donate
  • Phone: (808) 495-0067
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  • Name: Rebecca’s Closet Resale – Women’s Consignment 
  • Location: 310 Alamaha St (former Elise)
  • Hours: Mon – Sat – 9:45am – 6pm,  Sunday – Noon – 5pm
  • Facebook:
  • Phone: 808) 877-7400
  • Name: Da Warehouse Imports and Liquidation 
  • NEW Location: 250 Alamaha St. Unit N 12 Kahului 96732 –
  • Open 7 days a week 10am-5pm
  • Phone: 808-639-3246 or 808-639-3609
  • Liquidate furniture from several major hotels on Maui, Lanai, Kauai and Oahu. They also import some items from Indonesia.
  • Click for Website: 
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Puunene / Kahului

  • Name: Friends of the Library Bookstore
  • Location: By Old Puunene School (& at Queen Kaahumanu Mall)
  • Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, from 9am to 4pm (mall one probably mall hours)
  • Benefits: Hawaii State Public Libraries
  • Donate: Books, Music, Movies…
  • Phone: (808) 871-6563
  • Notes: Most of the books at the Puunene location are only 25 cents!  Everything outside is free! Prices slightly higher at the mall location.
  • Click for More – Including directions to the Puunene location, you’ll want to see this first!

Kihei

  • Name: Rainbow Attic – Consignment
  • Location: 1881 S. Kihei Rd B5
  • Hours: 9am – 7pm daily
  • Benefits: YOU! (buying or selling!)
  • Consign: Clothing, collectibles and furniture – Tuesdays – Fridays, no consignments accepted last full week of the month
  • Phone: (808) 874-0884
  • Name: Nita’s Hidden Treasures
  • Location: 330 Ohukai, Suite 104
  • Hours: 9am – 5pm, Tuesday – Saturday
  • Benefits: YOU! (buying or selling!)
  • Consign: Unique Furniture and Home Decor Consignment.
  • Phone: (808) 250-1592
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  • Name: Salvation Army – Kihei 
  • Location: 35 hale street #105
  • Hours: 9am – 5pm Mon-Sat, Closed Sun
  • Benefits: Salvation Army
  • Donate: NO beds, no toys, no baby seats/items (clothes OK)
  • Phone: (808) 875-8065

Lahaina/ Westside

 

  • Name: Elua Nani – Consignment Store 
  • Location: 5059 Napilihau Street Unit 109A (Napili Plaza)
  • Hours: 9am – 9pm Mon-Sat, 10am – 4pm Sun
  • Consign: Clothes, Accessories, Home Decor and Furniture that can be carried into store (bring a picture for larger items) view for more info 
  • Phone: (808) 669-6264

Click for Website

  • Name: Salvation Army – Lahaina
  • Location: 131 Shaw St
  • Hours: 9am – 4pm, Mon-Sat, Closed Sun
  • Benefits: Salvation Army
  • Donate: NO beds, no toys, no baby seats/items (clothes OK)
  • Phone: (808) 661-3717
  • Yelp Reviews

 

What’s your favorite second-hand shop on Maui?

Is there an incorrect or new listing you would like to add?  Please do so in the comment section below and I’ll add it to the list!

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Box Eleven – Thrift+Vintage=Love

box eleven clothes and bags

A few years ago, Katie Browne combined a few of her favorite things, fabric,  shopping and thrift stores, with a talent for sewing, and started creating unique apparel and bag designs, which she now sells under the label BoxEleven.

Maui Made: What is unique about BoxEleven Designs? 

Katie Browne: I use fabric that is purchased in limited amounts with no option to buy additional yardage, so each item is a one of a kind, or a limited edition.   The thrifted and vintage fabrics are rarely in pristine condition and might have small holes or portions faded by the sun, but i don’t consider those to be flaws; the imperfections tell a history of the item.   If you find an applique on your item, it means that i discovered a hole or stain and decided to cover it with a small scrap, rather than waste a large portion of fabric.   I also utilize parts of textiles that most clothing manufacturers hide or trim off because i want to offer a view into the making of the fabrics themselves by highlighting details,  such as the marks and indents in the fabric edges that occur during the weaving process, or the marks and signatures left by the fabric dyers.

MM: What’s your most popular item? 

KB: I think my most popular item right now is a new design, the Skater Dress, which is a super-comfy and flattering dress made in a variety of knit fabrics in different colors and prints.

MM: What are the best ways to meet new customers on Maui and online? 

KB: For me, the best way to meet new customers on Maui has been to have a booth at Seabury Hall Craft Fair.  It’s the only craft fair I do on a regular basis, and I always meet a ton of new people and reconnect with past customers.  Instagram has been a great way to meet new customers online, because it’s so easy to post cute pictures and comment and like other people’s cute pictures; I’ve connected with a lot of like-minded creatives this way.

MM: When did you realize this could be a business and not just a hobby? 

KB: About 12 years ago I made a bunch of one-of-a-kind purses, put together a Trunk Show with a few other artisans and made some sales!  I didn’t sell out but I was really excited to discover that other people liked the fabrics I paired and I realized that with enough hard work and focus, I could turn my favorite hobby into a business.

MM: How did you learn how to sew? 

KB: I’ve been sewing for most of my life, but learned all kinds of tricks of the trade when I entered the Fashion Technology program at UHMC in 2010.  I thought I knew how to sew….until I started taking classes under Cheryl Maeda, and realized I had a lot to learn!  It was an excellent experience, and Cheryl is a very thorough and skilled teacher.

MM: How long have you been on Maui? Where are you from? 

KB:I’ve lived on Maui since 2005.  I’m from Carbondale, Colorado, a little town high up in the Rocky Mountains.

MM: What do you do for fun? 

KB: For fun I like to sit in the sun, read my favorite fashion mags, shop for fabric and shoes, and daydream about my next collection.  I love funny movies, lilikoi margaritas, and dinner parties with friends!  I also like to draw and sketch, and will find scraps of paper all over the place filled with doodles; for some reason it rarely occurs to me to actually draw IN my sketchbook.

MM: What are some of the best thrift stores/ vintage shops on Maui (come on, spill your secrets!) 

KB: All time best thrift store is Savers in Kahului- they have such a high turnover rate and a ton of stuff to go through.  My favorite vintage shop is Paia Trading Company, which has a very nicely edited collection of paper ephemera, vintage glassware, Pyrex dishes, and so many fantastic other goodies!

Thrifted and Vintage Fabric Clothing Designs Maui Hawaii

MM: You have an Etsy shop set up as well – any tips for sellers? 

KB: I think Etsy is awesome!  It’s the first place I go online every morning after I check my email.  I love the Quit-Your-Day-Job series and the carefully selected treasuries; I’m constantly amazed by all the beautiful and imaginative things that Etsy shop owners create.  Unfortunately, I don’t have any good tips for sellers as my sales are fairly low on Etsy.

MM: Good and bad news of being your own boss? 

KB: The best part of being my own boss is that I have complete control over how my business is run- I get to choose all the fabrics, decide which of my designs I want to produce, and take all the credit for my successes.  The most challenging part of being my own boss is that I’m responsible for EVERTHING, which can be difficult because I have to do all of the tasks that a business requires, even ones that I’m not good at, like bookkeeping.

MM: What’s next for BoxEleven?  

KB: Next for BoxEleven: getting some wholesale clients on the mainland!!  I’ve had a good response from boutiques throughout Hawaii, and I would like to expand my list of stockists to a select few shops on the West and East coasts.

MM: What’s the inspiration for the name? 

KB: My mom came up with the name BoxEleven, and I know it comes from her mailing address (as in, POBox 11) but I don’t know why she chose it.  All I know is that when she told me she wanted to name her catering and cake baking business BoxEleven, I thought it was so awesome that I stole it from her.

made on maui designs

MM: Where can people buy your clothes? 

KB: On Maui, you can see my designs at Wings Hawaii in Paia, the Hui Noeau shop in Makawao, on Hawaii Island at Pueo Boutique in Kailua Kona, and on Kauai at Work It Out in Kapa’a.

Online, I have my own shop*, an etsy shop, and I have items on Beach Wahine.  (*NEW NOTE: Katie is currently setting up a new online store, contact her directly at boxeleven@hotmail.com to place your order!)

Want more?  Follow BoxEleven on Facebook and Instagram

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