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.
Of course, Surf City Huntington Beach's mall is outdoors. Shoppers love exploring the boutiques, restaurants and movie theater in a lovely setting. Bella Terra means "beautiful land" in Italian, and this Tuscan village-inspired mall certainly is beautiful. Palm trees, fountains and many architectural details give the mall a high-end look despite the ordinary price tags. A unique feature about Bella Terra is the amphitheater. Throughout the year, concert takes place each Saturday. Between May and September, each week is filled with more events for both adults and children.
Frog House is one of Orange County's most iconic retailers, operating from their Coast Highway-adjacent space since 1962. There from the early days of Newport Beach's surf culture, this shop is an important institution in the area not only for its community importance, but the huge selection of top-quality surf and skate gear. The cluttered shop is dotted with knick-knacks, magazine cutouts and stickers, cementing the local vibe that has earned this small shop huge acclaim. Wetsuits, surfboards, skate decks in every shape from shortboards and fish tails to longboards and everything in between as well as men and women's apparel spans most major brands and a few local specialties. The original outfitter for Newport's surf scene, Frog House is a timeless location perfect for some beachy souvenirs.
Healthy food lovers have a reason to smile. Mother's Market & Kitchen is a local institution selling organic produce and natural and whole food items. They have a large selection of soy products, juices, wheat-free items and more. In the personal care section you will find all-natural lotions and potions as well as vitamins and supplements to treat just about any complaint or condition.
Nordstrom in Newport Beach's Fashion Island is a monolithic department store, upscale goods and well-heeled shoppers entwining throughout three floors. An institution of this popular shopping mall, Nordstrom has something for everyone, stocking designer women's and men's wear, junior apparel and kidswear as well as a gigantic cosmetics and fragrance department. One of the more understated features of this department store is a delicious bistro with a menu of contemporary Californian cuisine that makes the perfect beginning or end to your shopping experience.
As a distinguished brand name, Bloomingdale's has been on the fashion scene for a very long time. A plush fashion store retailing European fashions, you'll find everything that you need for any kind of a look. Once here, you will not leave without an ensemble, complete with a bag, jewelry and shoes to go with it. Men, women and children will love the chic, trendy fashion wear, accessories and fragrances. You can also pick up from the range of home decor articles, beauty care products, perfumed candles, and more. It features a restaurant on site, called 59th & Lex Cafe on the first floor.