Monkey Palm Mercantile

Monkey Palm Mercantile – Get Ultra-Cute Artisanal Goods in East Side Kauai
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

For an upscale boutique shopping experience unlike anything you’ve ever experienced, you’ll want to jet on in to see what Monkey Palm Mercantile has to offer. Located in the heart of East Side Kauai, this quaint shop offers quality home décor, jewelry, and so much more. On top of that, their oft one-of-a-kind vintage items always promise to leave you wowed, making it easy to find souvenirs to cherish for a lifetime.

- The Local Expert Team

When only unique artisanal designs will do, you cannot go wrong with a trip over to Monkey Palm Mercantile. At this East Side Kauai boutique, you can bask in the beauty of high-quality handmade goods sourced from all over the world.

As the owners, Mark and Stacy Rivett, curate their collection of items by hand, they focus on finding ethically handmade products, like their handwoven Halfa grass straw light pendant from Morocco. Once each item lands in their hands, they artfully arrange each piece around the Monkey Palm Mercantile shop to create a truly inviting space.

Upon walking through the doors of Monkey Palm Mercantile, you’ll instantly feel at home in the warm, welcoming atmosphere. The friendly alohas coming to your way help, too, of course, making it easy to settle in for a chill shopping experience. You’re welcome to browse the items at your leisure, taking the time to read the labels and learn about each one.

While taking the time to look up and down each shelf, don’t hesitate to give each item the time it deserves. Let the owners know if you have any questions about your finds and they’ll happily help you learn about their origins, material quality, and so much more. You can even ask them for recommendations if you’re not sure just which items to buy your friends, family, and coworkers.

Once you’re ready to check out at Monkey Palm Mercantile, just bring your items right up to the front counter and they’ll ring you up. If you’re planning on taking the items back home, let them know and they’ll put extra care into packaging them for the ride.

Swing by for these items at Monkey Palm Mercantile:

Art Prints
If you’d love to decorate your home with beautiful art prints from artists local to Kauai, take a peek at the prints they have in stock. Available in small and large sizes, their prints cost a fraction of the price of the original without compromising on their unique aesthetic. Want to give the prints to all your family and friends? Get their five packs of art print cards instead.  

You can share your love of the Hawaiian Islands wherever you go by getting the fun stickers at Monkey Palm Mercantile. They have many different designs to consider, including “Good Vibes Only” pineapples and “Aloha” rainbows. Their most popular designs are the Hawaii State sticker covered in tropical flora, waves, or bees.

When you want to boost the allure of your outfit, their tropical-inspired necklaces will get the job done in a hurry. Their pendants come in a wide range of fun shapes, including sand dollars, pineapples, and anchors. They have necklaces available at every price point, so you can go big or small to best suit your budget.

Vintage Items
Their collection of vintage items changes often depending on what the owners can find. More often than not, you can find stunning Stetson hats, African clay beads, Navajo beaded necklaces, saddlebags, bamboo folding chairs, and, if you’re lucky, a 1937 Gibson Hawaiian Steel Guitar. If you have something in mind, let them know when checking out, so they can keep an eye out while looking to add to their collection.

With so many items far too big to lug back home on the plane, it’s great that Monkey Palm Mercantile offers an online shopping experience as well. You just have to go to their website, load up your cart, and they’ll ship it all to your door in no time flat. When buying their heavier items, like the Large Primitive Trough, you’ll need to call or email them first to arrange shipping before putting in your order.

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-If you cannot snag a spot right out front, go park in the lot right behind the building.