Island-Inspired Premium Footwear Brand, OluKai, Opens First Mainland Outpost at Irvine Spectrum Center

OluKai and Sister Brands Melin and Roark are Seeking Locations in Key Markets as Part of National Rollout Strategy

OluKai, the Hawai’i-inspired premium footwear brand, opened its first mainland storefront last month at Irvine Spectrum Center, 851 Spectrum Center Drive. OluKai is a sought-after lifestyle brand and high-performing national retailer that believes everyone, no matter where they are, can live Aloha, with their products featuring thoughtful design elements and handcrafted details inspired by the ocean lifestyle.

Each OluKai store tells a different story and always pulls inspiration from the local community – Irvine is no exception. The expansive 1,600 sq ft storefront represents their “Anywhere Aloha” mission tied to the idea of Laulima, meaning many hands working together – a nod to the deep-rooted farming heritage in Orange County. Additionally, the store design resembles that of a Canoe Hale or Ka Hale Wa’a; further establishing the shared experience and values of Hawai’i’s fishing community to Irvine’s historic farming community.  

“OluKai carries its tradition of unique consumer experiences, at prime locations with best-in-class retail streets and centers, targeting accelerated store growth across the country over the next few years,” said Kerry Konrady, Chief Marketing Officer. “In doing so we’ll partner with the top-tier landlords that share our ambition without compromising the high standards we both uphold.”

From sandals and slippers to casual shoes and golf styles, OluKai’s mainland outpost will sport the brand’s unique and better class of products that effortlessly blend ocean heritage with modern performance. Last but certainly not least, the brand remains steadfast in its commitment to the Ama OluKai Foundation all while leaving the smallest footprint possible on the planet via their B-Corp Certification.

“Irvine Spectrum Center and the Irvine Company are thrilled to welcome OluKai’s first U.S. mainland location as well as Roark’s first Orange County store,” said Ken Gillett, President of Irvine Company Retail Properties. “These dynamic brands are a perfect complement to our current tenant mix and we are pleased to have them as part of our portfolio.”

OluKai is one of the retail brands in Archipelago Companies’ portfolio, which also includes Melin, a premium lifestyle brand that is innovating and elevating the world of headwear, and Roark, a modern adventure lifestyle brand designed for travelers and outdoor enthusiasts. SRS Real Estate Partners is assisting all three brands with their national rollout in key markets.

“We are proud to partner with these incredible brands and love incorporating their lifestyle, vibe, and aesthetic into some of the best retail centers in the country,” said Erik Christopher, SRS Managing Principal. “They all have an individual story and are the best in class in their category.”

For real estate inquires please contact Erik Christopher ([email protected]) and Mike Fowle ([email protected]).

Visit OluKai’s newest brick-and-mortar at 851 Spectrum Center Dr., Irvine, CA 92618. Photos of the store space are available here.


About SRS Real Estate Partners

Founded in 1986, SRS Real Estate Partners is building upon its retail foundation to provide extensive commercial real estate solutions to tenants, owners, and investors. Headquartered in Dallas, with 29 offices in the U.S., SRS has grown into one of the industry’s most influential and respected leaders. Our commitment to excellence is strengthened by our Guarantee of Value and our success is measured in the achievement of our clients’ objectives, satisfaction, and trust. For more information, please visit

About OluKai

OluKai believes everyone, no matter where they are, can live Aloha. OluKai’s premium, thoughtful footwear features design elements and handcrafted details inspired by the ocean. Founded in 2005 and inspired by the islands of Hawai’i, OluKai has expanded the brand beyond its signature leather sandals, to stylish, comfortable, and versatile everyday shoes, boots, and slippers. OluKai shares its spirit of Aloha through the Ama OluKai Foundation, a 501(c)(3) created to support organizations that preserve Hawaiian culture. OluKai is one of less than 5,000 brands worldwide to be a Certified B-Corporation, focused on helping to minimize waste in production, manufacturing, and distribution – aligning with its mission to build quality products that last longer and strengthen communities. Find OluKai at one of their six storefronts on the islands of Hawai’i, at Irvine Spectrum Center in Southern California, and at top premium retailers nationwide including Nordstrom, REI, or online at

About Archipelago Companies

Archipelago Companies is a holding company that backs founders and operators by investing in and building high-integrity consumer lifestyle brands with a purpose. Archipelago’s focus is on ensuring the strategic integrity and operational excellence of its entire portfolio of premium brands with the provision of guidance, capital, and operational support. Archipelago’s portfolio includes OluKai, Melin, Roark, and Kaenon, all of which have become leaders in their respective markets since joining Archipelago.