Waikīkī International Market Square in 1960

For 133 years, HONOLULU Magazine has kept its readers and advertisers at the forefront of fashion, insight and fun. starting like Pacific Paradise in 1888 with a commission from King Kalākaua, we are the oldest continuously publishing magazine west of the Mississippi. Back to April 1960.

Paradis reflects on the development of the Place du Marché International, describing it as a place where visitors can “peruse thatched-roof shops to find precious jade or seed necklaces, brocades or grass skirts, or an oil painting or postcard”.

Arts and crafts were a staple of the market, where “mostly seeds are drilled and polished for jewelry, richly grained local woods are carved, and sketches and portraits take shape.”

International Market Place underwent a major renovation, completed in 2016, which closed kiosks and small stores along Kalākaua Avenue and replaced them with upscale restaurants and shops such as Saks Fifth Avenue and a structure parking lot with more than 700 stalls.

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