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Gillia was first launched as a resort clothing line in Honolulu in 2011

Gillia is a women’s clothing boutique located at SALT at Our Kaka‘ako. They opened their doors in September 2017 and offer different clothing brands from all over the world, including Mondo Mondo, Zulu & Zephyr and jewelry from LEVENS, as well as local brands. Their clothing consists of basics that can be dressed down for spending the day at the beach or dressed up for grabbing cocktails with friends.

New stores are slowly opening in Kaka‘ako and Gillia adds a fresh look to the block. When entering, you will notice a flattering layout of clothing hung around the perimeter of the room surrounding a big table holding different beauty products and jewelry. The design of the store is simple and clean. Although there are only two fitting rooms, they are big enough for any number of items you wish to try on. For shopping companions who do not feel like walking around, seating areas are located next to the fitting rooms with fashion magazines to read while waiting.

The staff at Gillia are very welcoming and always at your service. They will start fitting rooms for you, ask if you need a different size or style and even ask for your opinion on different items. It is nice to know that they are keeping the consumers in mind.

There is a natural feel to the store since the majority of the clothes, shoes and swimwear have an earth-toned color palette. One of the biggest collections that they carry is At Dawn, whose pieces include linen two-piece jumpsuit sets, dresses and tops. However, one of the store owners, Mayo Kawamura, says that this is not entirely the look they are going for. They do carry other pieces that have structure and are still awaiting shipments from other retailers for the store to completely come together.

Customers will find satisfaction in knowing that the pieces they are buying are exclusive pieces or items that are hard to find anywhere else in Hawai‘i.

According to Kawamura, “We're not super trendy; we try to be different from other stores. We carry brands that are heard of, but are not super out there.”

Gillia also offers great gifts. For visitors from the mainland, Gillia offers Hawai‘i inspired clothing and accessories if you are looking for something to bring back home. With everything from perfumes to cannabis-infused skincare, shoppers are bound to find something they will love for themselves or their loved ones. 

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Phone: 808-369-2991

Instagram: @gillia_at_kakaako