Story of DeStash
A note from our owner...
Aloha mai kākou!
My name is Lei Batty, and welcome to my little corner of the world. Where my (healthy) vintage addiction lives and the key to creating is simply curiosity.
Vintage fabrics and accessories, slow-stitching, and unique detailed embroidery – these are just a few of my favorite things.
I take pride in my daily adventures discovering precious memories of the past. To sell or to keep… that is my everlasting struggle. But when someone loves something as much as I do, it’s so much easier to let go.
I love to source things for my clients and create a unique buying experience. It’s my greatest reward to see a precious fabric or collectible find its new home or partner in creation.
I’m a forever student, and my passion shows when I get to spend time talking about my favorite things. So much so that my voice goes up an octave or two – ask my husband!
So let’s talk story, and if you’re able – venture into the shop to see what happens when we collaborate. With my eclectic tastes and your imagination, we are a match made in heaven.
Makers gonna make, no matter what is happening in the world!
Keep calm and craft on,
As a Native Hawaiian owned and locally operated store in Kakaʻako, we welcome people from all walks of life to share in the values of ʻike loa, seeking knowledge and wisdom.
Through an extensive collection of vintage pieces, endless textiles, and hand-crafted varieties, we each sing our own story of home.
When holding a piece of vintage Hawaiian fabric, nostalgia burns for those that remember and sparks curiosity in the future leaders of this world.
Within our storefront’s walls, the generational gaps dissolve away as we exchange knowledge (naʻauao) and embrace our unity (lōkahi).
Between lunch breaks and workshops, amongst the treasures and troves, there is a timeless portal that peers into the stories of who we are, where we come from, and where weʻre headed.
Whether you are a young creative or seasoned nostalgic – we all have access to that fire inside us when we discover purpose and meaning in working with our hands.
“Aloha is to learn what is not said, to see what cannot be seen, and to know the unknowable.”
- Queen Liliʻuokalani
We mirror the Spirit of Aloha within the tapestries of history, glimpsing our hearts and souls.
Whether you were born, raised, or visited – we each hold a part of our beloved isles.
Just like tradition goes, we present a pineapple as a token of our warm welcome to you.
Pineapples are nature’s way of reminding us the mark of our days, the source of creation.
As we greet each rising lā (sun), we invite all to DeStash Hawaii – our hale of innovation, creation, and endless imagination.
Here we choose joy with each sunrise. Our days shine brighter, our hearts glow warmer, and our vision contrasts with inspiring vibrancy.
We encourage you to dream big and know that you have DeStash Hawaii as a partner in creation.