Among other things, this store sells some of the funkiest, coolest Aloha shirts in all of Kauai. Designed by Reyn Spooner and ... More
Hot Rocket Clothing
Among other things, this store sells some of the funkiest, coolest Aloha shirts in all of Kauai. Designed by Reyn Spooner and Jams, the shirts feature distinctive yet authentic patterns. They are perfect for island or mainland wear. Other items include crazy tie-dye shirts, jiggling hula dolls, soda cap belts, children's toys and rubber ties. Ranging from useful to interesting to downright silly, the merchandise makes for good browsing or gift shopping.
I had a very terrible experience there. I probably had the same salesman as the other reviewer. I tried on one shirt and realized that the tag was almost completely ripped off from the shirt. I went to get another shirt when the cashier (not sure if it was the owner, I hope not!) asked if I was ready. The cashier said, "Let's do this quick, I want to go home." Which I thought at the time was somewhat rude, but I thought he was trying to be funny. I proceeded to go to the counter and pay for my purchase. As he rang up my bill, I realized he picked up the original shirt with the ripped off tag. I politely told the cashier that the tag was ripped and would prefer the good shirt I physically handed him. He then said, "Oh first you try it on and get it wrinkled! Maybe you ripped off the tag!" Again, I wasn't sure if he was being sarcastic or rude, but he took my credit card and rang up my bill. Then I realized, he was being dead serious and not funny, because he slammed the receipt on the counter for me to sign. Then he slammed my credit card on the counter, which fell off to the ground. Now I really knew that he was not being funny at all. He stuffed my shirt into the bag and again slammed it on the counter. He proceeded to show me to the door, basically kicking me out of the store. It's one thing to be rude to a customer who doesn't purchase something. It's unacceptable to be rude to a customer who did buy something. I would never recommend this store nor wish this experience on any future customer.
Again, great mix of stuff. Fun shirts. Cheesy but fun hawaiiana. Apparently the ?proprietor?, freaked when we pulled out a small container of dried coconut. As he explained, we might've licked our fingers and then handled the merchandise. A valid point, except that as he was saying this, he proceeded to lick his fingers to separate the credit card receipt, and then handed me the 'fresh' receipt. He waxed poetic about how 95% of customers have no idea about what they're looking for, while we fantasized about licking the clothing. Really, a fun store, if you want to go back to Catholic school. We wouldn't go back again unless the proprietor takes a vacation to somewhere warm. This is a place to avoid the sprit of aloha.
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