Swellegant Vintage stocks Newport's premiere vintage selection, offering a constantly-rotating selection of authentic fashions from the 1940s through the 1980s. The cramped store space brims with vintage treasures sourced from the area's well-heeled fashionistas, ensuring high-quality designer wear at a fraction of the usual price. Accessories have their own niche carved out, antique jewelry and brand new costume pieces sharing the display space. Because Swellegant takes in new acquisitions on a weekly basis, there's always a new hidden gem lurking in the racks.
With hundreds of clothing boutiques, restaurants, and entertainment, Fashion Island is the epitome of a one-stop-shop in Newport Beach. Formerly a small outdoor mall, it has grown into a combination indoor/outdoor shopping district, complete with fountains and promenades. It is now home to top designer stores in addition to the many shopping and eating options. The Fashion Island also hosts entertainment events throughout the year.
Upscale fashion and fine dining have a home at the South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. Some of the top names in the industry like Burberry and Chanel, have a home among the more affordable choices like the H&M mega store and GAP. There is also a variety of restaurants to sate your appetite after a day of shopping. The center is also home to many events throughout the year, from fundraising concerts to a Christmas tree lighting ceremony. With hundreds of boutiques, department stores and restaurants to choose from, a trip to the South Coast Plaza can easily become an all-day event, so be sure to plan accordingly.
The Lab is a center of alternative culture for the Costa Mesa area and views itself as an anti-mall by offering a unique indoor and outdoor space for funky local businesses. In addition to the many trendy shops like Urban Outfitters and Popkiller, you can find great vintage clothing at Buffalo Exchange, or check out the artwork at the ARTery. If the hipster-style stories leave you hungry, there are several cafes and restaurants open late. The Lab also hosts events, showcasing local artists, musicians and performers.
This huge open-air shopping center is a bargain hunters dream with wonderful outlet stores and discount boutiques! You'll find over 120 stores all in one location including Nike Factory Store, Nordstrom Rack, and Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH. With restaurants, shops, an AMC Theater with IMAX, and a huge indoor skatepark, the Outlets at Orange is a great place to spend a day.
Visit Old Towne Orange Historic District and step into yesteryear. This district is centered around the original Orange plaza and contains so many historical buildings, the entire district is listed in the National Register of Historic Places! Walk around the one-square mile district and see different architecture, including Victorian and Spanish Revival buildings. The district is also known as a top shopping destination and you'll find plenty of art galleries, boutiques and antique stores near the plaza.
What is merely footwear for some people is a passion for others. Those in the latter group flock to Two Fifty Four in the bustling Downtown Village shopping district of Laguna Beach for the hottest new fashions. The store carries a range of sandals, stilettos, and boots from designers like Michael Kors, Charles David, and NYLA. In addition, they offer designer jeans and accessories like belts and sunglasses to complete your outfit.
If you are looking for cutting edge men's fashion, Melrose Place is the place to go! The outfits from this store have appeared on shows like "American Idol", and are a favorite choice of celebrities. Take a peek inside the tiny store, resplendent with trendy decorations and accessories straight from Europe's hottest fashion districts. The merchandise features a wide range of shirts, jeans, shoes, and belts designed specifically for the fashion-conscious man (or the fashion-conscious woman who shops for him).
If you're looking for some casual outfits - something trendy yet classic, North Menswear on Glenneyre Street of Laguna Beach, CA is where you should be! This little hidden gem of a boutique features classic All-American apparel, accessories and personal-care products for men. Expect to find a great range of jeans, tees, shirts, jackets and accessories like hats, shoes and lots more here. Although the prices maybe a tad high, they're worth the amount of attention you'll get when you're dressed in these awesome outfits. Open all week, except Sundays, North Menswear warrants a decko if you're going for the cool, casual, All-American look.
Two blocks from the beach and a few steps from the Festival of Arts, the Laguna Beach Farmers Market makes a convenient stop for everyone, and also helps everyone to be a little more environmentally friendly by buying directly from local farmers. This is a certified farmers market: the county agriculture commissioner ensures that each seller at this market is a farmer and only sells the produce he or she grows. With over 50 sellers, there is fresh produce, ready-to-eat food, and a lot of free fruit tasting! Come for lunch or get something for a picnic in the park. Nothing says eating well better than buying local and eating fresh.
The Shops at Mission Viejo is impressive with 150 shops and restaurants. The shopping center has a fun filled, yet relaxing atmosphere with lounge areas and cafes where you can take a break from looking for the perfect outfit, accessory or the latest technical marvel. This indoor mall has several big name stores, including Macy's, Nordstrom, Sephora and more. Visit this shopping center and find everything you're looking for!