about Us

Our Company History

For the past 27 years, Hawaiian Accessories has achieved success by offering the very best in authentic koa wood jewelry. Native Hawaiians Curtis and Leslie Wilmington started out in 1986 showcasing their unique koa jewelry at cultural events such as The Merrie Monarch Festival and the arrival of Hokulea celebration. The local response was immediate and rewarding, leading them to open a store in the Windward Mall in 1989.  After 10 years there they relocated to the Ala Moana Center where they have remained after 14 years. Having backgrounds in the travel industry, Leslie and Curtis realized the need for authentic Hawaiian gifts and created a high quality line of products that perfectly suited the visitor market. The response visitors took to Hawaiian Accessories merchandise resulted in the opening up of stores in the Outrigger Hotel next door to Duke's Restaurant, The Waikiki Beach Marriott, The International Market Place and The Outrigger Reef Hotel.  The success story about this Native Hawaiian Small Business has emerged and they currently own 5 retail stores.  This quality-conscious local company has become the Premiere center for Made in Hawaii products, offering excellent gift choices for both kamaiana and visitors.  Now, everyone who puts on Hawaiian Accessories can claim "I'm proud to wear the best of Hawaii." 

A Personal Letter from Curtis

Aloha,

 

Thank you for having an interest in our line of koa gifts. We are revising our website to offer our customers the best products from our stores. We would like to thank all of you who have supported us over the years and hope that you and your family have a Mele Kalikimaka and a Hauoli Makahiki Hou.

 

Mahalo,

 

Curtis Wilmington