MALIBU SHIRTS: BACK TO THE FUTURE

For immediate release

WAIKOLOA BEACH RESORT, Hawai‘i Island—In the timeless, “Endless Summer” of vintage surf culture and Hawaiiana, some things never grow old. Malibu Shirts, the latest member of the Queens’ MarketPlace family of shops, is a flashback to a golden-oldie era, bringing favorite old school logos and imagery to casual retro fashion.

Malibu Shirts creates what they call “high-end garments inspired by history, resulting in comfortable clothes with stories to tell.” Along with tees and hoodies, they also offer hats, stickers, vintage posters, metal signs and more, featuring the memorable designs of Primo, Pan Am, TWA, Airstream, The Monkees (who played their first concert in Hawai‘i) and the Grateful Dead, plus classic drive-ins, hotels, surf clubs and steamships.

The first Malibu Shirt was printed in 2004—for Malibu Surf Club, a small but dedicated group of surfers such as Les Williams. Today, they operate three shops on Oahu and two on Maui. The Queens’ MarketPlace location which opened July 2, is their sixth store, the first on Hawai‘i Island.

Each individual store pays tribute to its unique place in the sun, showcasing items from a vast collection of historic surfing memorabilia, trophies, photos, boards, books, records, posters, vintage competition tees and club sweatshirts. Included are items won, worn or owned by some of the sport’s biggest names—Duke Kahanamoku, Tom Blake, Dale Velzy, Marge Calhoun, Les Williams, “Rabbit” Kekai, Fred Hemmings, Larry “Rubber Man” Bertlemann, Miki Dora and many, many more.

For Queens’ MarketPlace, Malibu Shirts developed three new designs: the Kona Inn, the Hawaiian Billfish Series, and “KOA,” the airport code for Kona International. In addition, this location exclusively houses one of the best vintage skateboard collections (1950's-70's) in the country.

Malibu Shirts is open daily, 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. For more information, call (808) 886-0003 or visit www.malibushirts.com.

Since it opened in 2007, Queens’ MarketPlace in Waikoloa Beach Resort has earned a reputation among visitors and kama‘āina as “the gathering place of the Kohala Coast,” full of shopping opportunities, services and great food, along with entertainment and arts programs, movies under the stars and large-scale concerts in Waikoloa Bowl at Queens’ Gardens. For more information, visit www.QueensMarketPlace.net or call 886-8822.