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Hawaiian Christmas Ideas: Bete Muu

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The classic Hawaiian Mu'umu'u designs of Betty Manchester have been around since statehood. "Bete Muus" as they are called are still selling strong 50 years later, thanks in part to the hard work of the Nahulu sisters.

"Yes, I am in choral music that's what I was trained to do and that's my profession and I still do, it a lot. My sisters a doctor! However my mother was a dress maker and so we grew up learning under her," said Nola Nahulu.

And because of this, Nola has a great appreciation for the seamstresses at Bete Muu. What the people have enjoyed about the Bete Muu's over the past 50 years is that its made very, very well and it's made in house.

"If you look at the workmanship, it's something that we're very proud of," said Nola.

And there are also their Christmas prints. "Actually right behind me are a bunch of Christmas fabric. We have poinsettias we have red and green oh we also have black and gold for those who are into evening things," said Nola.

While Bete Muu has been around for over 50 years, they just recently opened their own retail store front on Queen Street. This is a testament to the Nahulu's confidence in the history and integrity of this brand.

"It was started by Betty Manchester, she went to Bishop Museum and looked at former gowns and created this very classic simple line of mu'umu'u. Our motto is "the tradition continues," said Nola.

Bete Muu is having a 15 percent off sale through the end of the month. Go check it out!

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