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.
Neiman Marcus is readily visible upon driving into Fashion Island Mall, towering over the adjacent shops and restaurants as a beacon of designer shopping. Multiple floors house apparel for women and men as well as a home decor department that stocks high-end cosmetics and skin care products. As a testament to the shop-crazy nature of the area, this is Neiman Marcus's largest store in Southern California, Newporters beating out Beverly Hills and San Diego for this one-stop-shop location. This location is also the largest department store in Fashion Island, meaning you won't be able to miss this huge fashion mecca.
If you like gorgeous shoes but are wary of the discomfort they entail, head to Sole Comfort in Newport Beach. Located on Bison Avenue, next to the Baskin Robbins, this wonderful shoe store boasts of an extensive collection of beautiful and trendy shoes that come from big brands like Pikolinos, Ara, Klogs and Dana Davis, among many others. The best part about these shoes is that not only do they look lovely but they're also exceedingly comfortable to walk in. Expect to find a great inventory of sneakers, boots, sandals and much more at this store. The staff is pretty knowledgeable and will gladly help you out in case you need suggestions. Stop by for a pretty pair of heels that you can walk in for mile with a smile!
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.
This store bears the name of Thomas Burberry, the Englishman who invented gabardine in 1870. The Burberry Trenchcoat was born in 1914 and has been a classic ever since. The company has since expanded to produce an array of apparel, including shirts, shoes and handbags, but the coat is still the main attraction. Everyone, it seems, from movie stars to politicians to monarchy has donned a Burberry at one time or another, attesting to the quality of these products.
The legendary Saks Fifth Avenue brings high quality and tasteful fashion anywhere it goes. This store in Costa Mesa's South Coast Plaza is certainly no exception. The famed department store has everything you would expect from the Saks, the biggest designers in women's to men's, accessories, shoes and beauty products. This Costa Mesa store also features a specialty fur salon for an extra luxury boost.
Chanel is an impressive designer brand that offers the very best in elegance and luxury. The "House" has expanded its business over the years to include watches, jewelry and apparel, in addition to its famous fragrances. Clothes include slacks, dresses, men's jackets and its celebrated tailored suit. Visit this store and find stylish outfits and sophisticated accessories.