VINTAGE

HANDMADE ON KAUAI

ONE OF A KIND

ONCE ITS GONE,
THERES NOTHING LEFT

All LEIKO clutch purses are
one of a kind. Our Vintage
line captures the life
essence of the 1960’s era.
Some come from Tutu’s
old dresses or uncles favorite
aloha shirts. These vintage
fabrics are really great
memories- Its a special part
of our lives when things were
simple, wholesome and stress
free. Its truly an emotional
connection to family and
awesome friends that have
made our lives in Hawaii
so special.

AUTHENTIC FABRIC FROM THE 60’S

Other than a fragrant flower lei, nothing says aloha like a bright, floral aloha shirt. Worn by locals and visitors alike, the aloha shirt has become the most enduring and visible ambassador of Hawaii’s island lifestyle. As immigrants flocked to Hawaii in the 1920s and 30’s to work in the sugar and pineapple fields, they brought with them a variety of clothing styles that evolved into the famous eye-catching printed shirt. Among the influences were the bright kimonos of Japan, elegant colored silk from China, and Hawaiian geometric block patterns. Tailored collars from the US and a casual Barong Tagalog style of the Philippines led to the untucked casual comfort of the modern aloha shirt.

By the 1930s, thanks for the manufacturing and marketing of Ellery Chun and “Musahiya the Shirt Maker”, sales quickly escalated. From Hollywood movie stars to Waikiki Beach boys and surfers, everyone wanted to dress island style. Today, the aloha shirt has become a statement of love and special bond to the extraordinary place — Hawai’i

Leiko clutches celebrate the Hawaiian aloha shirt by featuring vintage Hawaiian print material and multicultural designs from local fabric shops. Experience big aloha and Value in a little bag.

Mahalo, Leiko

STORE LOCATIONS

Leiko Anahola Workshop Pualani Hanalei, Hanalei Oscars Boutique, Kilauea Halelea Gallery, Kukuiula Shoe Envy, Hyatt Kauai Nordstrom, Alamoana Fighting Eels, Honolulu