Kimura's Fabrics, Kainaliu Village, 79-7408 Mamalahoa Hwy (Highway 11), Kealakekua, HI 96750
You'd never know from the outside of this building that a Hawaiian fabric institution lurked within. We went off looking for it, but would have driven right by except that a chocolate shop we were also looking for was right across the street, with a much more prominent sign. When we stopped to "look at" the chocolate, I happened to glance across the street, and there it was. Don't you see it? Kimura's is right in the middle of the block.
Although this family-run business has scads of all types of fabric, Hawai'ian prints are a specialty and of course that was what I was after. The cotton prints were so inexpensive too, I just couldn't get over it. I bought four different pieces, and to state that I wished I'd bought more would be an understatement. Ah well, limited room in the suitcase!
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