Bath & Body Works coming to Kona Commons

  • Noriko Carter walks past the future location of Bath & Body Works at Kona Commons Shopping Center. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today).

KAILUA-KONA — Bath & Body Works is opening in Kailua-Kona.

The personal care retailer is slated to open in late April at Kona Commons off Makala Boulevard, the shopping center’s owners The MacNaughton Group and Kobayashi Group announced Tuesday.

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The store is slated to open at the end of April.

“I’m so excited it is coming. I have shopped at the one in Oahu. I like it very much,” Noriko Carter of Kona said while walking through Kona Commons.

Bath & Body Works will be housed in the former unit of Jeans Warehouse, which moved just a few doors up to another unit in recent months. It is the second Bath & Body Works location to open on Hawaii Island, following the opening of a store at Prince Kuhio Plaza in Hilo back in November.

“As a retailer that has seen an incredible amount of success across the islands, Bath & Body Works is an exciting addition that rounds out the diverse offerings at Kona Commons,” said Patrick Kobayashi, president and CEO of Kobayashi Group. “Our goal is to create a destination that reflects the best of island living. We strive to bring much-desired retailers to the Kona area, while cultivating an exciting mix of shopping, dining and lifestyle amenities for our residents and guests to the Islands.”

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Kona Commons comprises 20 national and locally owned shops and restaurants that range from daily services to sidewalk cafes and fashion boutiques. The addition of Bath & Body Works will bring yet another favorite retail option to the shopping destination, the shopping center said in a press release.

As one of the world’s leading specialty retailers of fashion fragrance for both body and home, Bath & Body Works offers customers pampering products, fragrances and gifts for every occasion. The new store will also feature a White Barn candle shop within the store, featuring the world’s best candles, home fragrances and other accessories, the release said.

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