Exciting Mu‘umu‘u Month Events Happening in Honolulu

From shopping pop-ups to a vintage fashion show—get in on the fun celebrations and activities still to come this January.


We may already be halfway through Mu‘umu‘u Month, but there are still several exciting events and activities to take part in. Read on for our picks of the bunch:



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The Kaimukī Lei Stand vintage fashions / Photo: Pekuna Hong, Courtesy of The Kaimukī Lei Stand



The Kaimukī Lei Stand Mu‘umu‘u Pop-Up Mākeke

When: Monday, Jan. 16, 6–8 p.m.; early entrance at 5 p.m. if you RSVP on Instagram by messaging @oldtimesomethin or @hawaiiescapades
Where: King Cuts Salon, 300 Sand Island Access Road, Suite 108 (2nd Floor)
Cost: Free

Not only do the folks at The Kaimukī Lei Stand whip up stunning botanical creations on the regular, they also hunt for lovely vintage mu‘umu‘u that, lucky for us, they sell at pop-up shopping events. Keep an eye out for labels such as Fumi’s Originals, Sun Fashions of Hawai‘i, Malia and Kiyomi of Hawai‘i to be among the mix. @thekaimukileistand



Mu‘umu‘u Mending Workshop

When: Thursday, Jan. 19, 5–7 p.m.
Where: Waiwai Collective Mō‘ili‘ili, 1110 University Ave. Suite 100
Cost: $55, purchase tickets here

Led by local mu‘umu‘u expert Lei Batty, this workshop will teach you basic sewing techniques for repairing pre-loved and vintage mu‘u, including replacing elastic and buttons, sewing and patching holes, and hemming. All materials and tools are provided. waiwaicollective.com, @waiwaicollective



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DeStash Hawai‘i vintage fashions / Photo: Kanani D’Angelo, Courtesy of Waiwai Collective


DeStash Hawai‘i Mu‘umu‘u Fashion Show & Pop-Up Market

When: Sunday, Jan. 22, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.; early bird entry from 11 a.m., general admission entry from 12:30 p.m., fashion show at 1 p.m., shopping from 2 p.m.
Where: Waiwai Collective Mō‘ili‘ili, 1110 University Ave., Suite 100
Cost: $65 for VIP tickets, $45 for general admission tickets, $20 for keiki age 12 and younger, $10 for post-show shopping only, purchase tickets here

One of our favorite sources for vintage apparel, the DeStash Hawai‘i boutique will be showing a curated collection of its vintage alohawear, including covetable mu‘umu‘u, jumpsuits, kaftans and aloha shirts (available for sale afterwards), alongside a selection of vintage fashions from Manuheali‘i. You’ll also be able to shop contemporary fashions from Manuheali‘i, and goods from Kiana Jewelry, Kupanaha Products and the Happy Hale vintage truck. destashhawaii.com, @destash_hawaii, waiwaicollective.com, @waiwaicollective



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