PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ: DEAN & DELUCA Hawaii Debuts Ritz-Carlton-Exclusive Totes

(Honolulu, HI)— The question on the minds of many is simple this holiday season: how do you get a hold of the coveted DEAD & DELUCA Hawaii-exclusive tote bags? With lines that organically begin to form around 3:00 AM at the Royal Hawaiian Center location, the Hawaii-exclusive tote bags seems elusive to most.

 Fortunately, DEAN & DELUCA at The Ritz-Carlton Residence Waikiki Beach has recently released a new Hawaii-exclusive series of tote bags. Conceptually in line with DEAN & DELUCA in New York, the Ritz-Carlton location features a full deli as well as a wine lounge on the second floor. Similar to its locale, the Ritz-Carlton edition tote bags are a notch above with genuine leather handles and a clean monochromatic unisex design—a small hibiscus flower—on solid cotton canvas or denim material. Luxurious yet casual, the light weight tote bags are made in the U.S.A. and come in the following four styles,

  • Leather Handle/ Small Tote (Natural), $49

  • Leather Handle/ Small Tote (Navy Denim), $49

  • Leather Handle/ Large Tote (Natural), $75

  • Leather Handle/ Shopper (Reverse Denim), $85

This series is only available at DEAN & DELUCA at The Ritz-Carlton Residence Waikiki Beach.

Gift Sets

Back by popular demand, DEAN & DELUCA Hawaii-exclusive Holiday Gift Sets and Stocking Stuffer Sets are now available at both Royal Hawaiian Center and The Ritz-Carlton Residence Waikiki Beach locations. The Holiday Gift Sets, ranging in price from $50 to $150, are artfully arranged with a selection of Hawaii-exclusive and DEAN & DELUCA original products. There is also an option to customize with a variety of products of their choice along with their preferred gift set size including,

  • Small Wooden Crate, $16

  • Large Wooden Crate, $22

  • Tote Bag Small, $29

  • Tote Bag Large, $36

The D.I.Y. Holiday Sets include a decorative DEAN & DELUCA ribbon.

For a smaller, travel-friendly gift, Stocking Stuffer Sets ($20 – $35 each) featuring Hawaii-exclusive and DEAN & DELUCA original products, are beautifully wrapped in cellophane and tied with a signature DEAN & DELUCA ribbon. These sets are available until January 1, 2019.


The original DEAN & DELUCA opened for business in September 1977 in SoHo, New York City through the efforts of Giorgio DeLuca--a school teacher turned cheese merchant--and Joel Dean, a business manager at a publisher. They dreamed of creating a place that would offer customers a sumptuous celebration of food and a venue to experience all of the pleasures that cooking and eating can bring.

In 1988, Dean & Deluca relocated to a 10,000 square feet street-level space at the corner of Broadway and Prince Street with a redesigned concept of an outdoor marketplace. Today, DEAN & DELUCA boasts ten locations across the continental U.S.A. including New York City, Washington D.C., Charlotte, North Carolina; Leawood, Kansas, and Napa Valley, California. DEAN & DELUCA can also be found globally with 55 locations, including Hawaii.