Antique Alley is a no frills antique and curio shop on Queen Street behind Honolulu’s Ward Village in what looks like an alleyway. On the outside it’s completely unassuming (as per the first image below) although some may assume that there’s little of interest within for someone on vacation in the Hawaiian Islands. They’d be mistaken. The old shop is packed with period pieces of Hawaiiana, some of it rare, scarce, and highly sought after by those with an appreciation for the culture in its many shapes and forms. Antique Alley’s cases, shelves, and walls are teeming with vintage Hawaiian brand advertising, posters, photos, magazines, maps, toys, tikis, and other items that have been kicking around the annals of the island over the last 100 years or so. There are other collectibles that one would expect from a Pacific island antique shop, such as glass fishing floats, nautical wares, and more.
The shop owners are happy to “talk story” and fully expect you to take your time to browse without pressuring you to buy. They are quick to state that it takes at least three passes through their shop to find that special item that you didn’t know you were looking for, but must have. Come find out what that special thing for is you, within this throwback to the Hawaiian days of old.