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Barefoot Trader Polynesian/Tiki Stores
Bora Boris
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From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2009-02-11 9:38 pm   Permalink

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On 2009-02-11 21:28, Dustycajun wrote:
Bora Boris,

Thanks for those great phone book ads. I have been wanting to do some research like that in Santa Barbara - do you just go to the library and say "where are the old phone books"?




Yep! That's what I do. Some libraries don't have a lot of them but usually the main branch for a city or a county will. However some libraries are actually tossing old phone books due to lack of space. Ugh!


 
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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2009-02-11 9:39 pm   Permalink

Notice the proximity of "Toby" to Sea & Jungle. Toby was the S & J store owner's label.

 
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RevBambooBen
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2009-02-14 09:28 am   Permalink

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On 2008-03-30 11:28, Dustycajun wrote:
I saw this one on ebay from the Pirates Cove Tiki Gift Shop in Clarksville, Mo.






Nothing more tiki than Cinder Blocks and Brick!

Classic!

They coulda least painted them black
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TabooDan
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From: BC, Canada
Posted: 2009-02-14 1:03 pm   Permalink

Cool thread. I didn't see these in here so figured I would add them.

This one has got to be considered a Tiki Store even though it was a studio.
Tiki Junction in Sausaltio, Ca:



Now that's the kind of shopping I would like to do!! Now really, what Tiki artist's studio had their own postcards??


This next one is another from The Pirates Cove Store that was in Clarksville, Missouri:



Cool shot with all the stuff hanging from the ceiling, along the walls and stuff basically stacked on top of stacks! What a mix of items. I bet lots of people bought a few cool things home for their home bars here!!

Mahalo, TabooDan


 
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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2009-04-21 12:30 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-03-28 19:01, ZuluMagoo wrote:
Or off topic a little, the Bali Hai Hair Stylists in West Islip, NY




Found another tiki hair stylists postcard.

This one is from the Tiki Hut located in Pasadena California.

The inside of the shop.


Love the phrase on the back of the card:

If you are par-TIKI-lar, You'll call the Tiki Hut




That is one of the all time classic tiki ad lines.

DC



 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2009-04-21 1:42 pm   Permalink

The thing about the four languages, too. Great find!

 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2009-04-21 3:06 pm   Permalink

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On 2009-04-21 13:42, bigbrotiki wrote:
The thing about the four languages, too. Great find!



Japanese, Colombian, Chicago-ese, and New York-ese.

All very distinct dialects to a Southern Californian.

DC


 
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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2009-05-11 12:18 pm   Permalink

Here is an advertising card from Our Tahiti Hut in New York City. Straw hats and hula girls!




DC


 
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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2009-05-12 10:46 pm   Permalink

Saw this guy on ebay.

Trader Haynes
Polynesian Curiosty Shop


Card advertises Polynesian gifts, Mu-Muus, Aloha Shirts, Leis, Beads, Tikis, Masks, Wood Carvings, Lanai Decorations, Fish Nets, Sea Shells, Artificial Palm Trees, etc.

230 E. Anaheim St,. Wilmington, Calif.

Nice shirt and hat, Trader Haynes Rocks!

DC


 
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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2009-06-19 8:31 pm   Permalink

Time for a few more entries in the tiki shopping theme.

The Bamboo shirt store in NYC. What a sight on 5th Avenue





The girls going Gidget at Peg's Tiki Togs



And how about a little gift shopping in Hawaii for the Holidays.



With this recession we can all dream a bit.

DC


 
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tikimyniki
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Joined: May 20, 2009
Posts: 54
From: Oakland, CA
Posted: 2009-06-26 7:17 pm   Permalink

Hey Dusty, you may have already noticed this but Peg's Tiki Togs(8140 e. Firestone)was just a door or two down from Exotical in Downey(8136 e. Firestone)

Was there close-by competition back in the day? any connection?


 
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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2009-10-27 4:25 pm   Permalink

I just got another postcard from the Barefoot Trader in W. Yarmouth, Mass.



This one shows the second smaller A-Frame building on the right with the flaming Moai lit up at night.


This must have been added later in the life of the project as it does not show up on some of the earlier images.


A little hard to tell, but it looks like a pair of Witcos flanking the front door.




DC


 
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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2009-10-27 5:34 pm   Permalink

Here is another old photo I saw on ebay of the Barefoot Trader before the second building and flaming Moai head where in place.





DC


 
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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2009-10-28 08:09 am   Permalink

Aaaah! A-frame heaven! Didya get it, didya get it!!!?

 
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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2009-10-28 4:38 pm   Permalink

Bigbro,

Got the postcard but not the old photo.

DC


 
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