Hawaiian sandal stalwart Island Sole is opening its first mainland store at Fashion Island. “Shoppers will find their ‘sole mates’ here,” says Wayne Heck, the entrepreneur-owner. While the store stocks all sorts of sandal brands from internationally popular Havianas to local Rainbows to charitable Freewaters—a newer line that uses a portion of each purchase to help provide clean drinking water to those in need—it features an intriguing distinction: It will carry the widest array of Ugg footwear outside of the brand's stores.
We're all familiar with the food truck craze, but now there's a new kind of truck to get excited about. Pekok Within Boutique is Orange County's first fashion truck to hit the streets. The peculiar name is intended to encourage customers to embrace the idea of peacocking, or "Pekoking": using fashion as a means to attract attention and distinguish oneself. The new business is taking part in the Fourth of July event at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort and Marina July 4th from noon to 10 p.m. and July 5th from 1 to 10 p.m.
British shoe and accessories designer Charlotte Olympia Dellal visited South Coast Plaza recently to christen the latest boutique featuring her namesake brand: Charlotte Olympia. The boutique, a pretty little space with gleaming shelves holding the line’s witty and colorful shoes...
This eclectic shop at The Lab in Costa Mesa looks like a Pinterest board come to life, with handmade and vintage jewelry, wooden furniture, and lots of small decorative items. Its rustic industrial aesthetic is the result of owners...
If Orange County shopping was missing anything, it was an outlet mall facing the ocean. But no longer, O.C.—we're about to get a full-scale outlet shopping center with a million-, no make that a billion-dollar view just in time...
Ralph Lauren has always offered chic American style, but we were blown away by the recent makeover at the brand's South Coast Plaza boutique. Featuring the biggest expanse of windows at South Coast Plaza, Ralph Lauren sits on Level 1...
The path to the altar can turn a betrothed maiden into a bridezilla faster than you can say “I do.” Fittings, tastings, and countless other details can’t be done by phone or online, and in sprawling Orange County this...
Those eyes, those lips, that va-va-voom stage act—Dita Von Teese ignited a burlesque revival in the 1980s and remains its superstar today. She's known for her retro look, her luscious red lips, cat-eye makeup, and repertoire that includes her...
All right, it’s official: Cisco Home has opened its doors in Costa Mesa and I am in love. Based in L.A. and finally arriving here in Orange County, Cisco Home is settling in perfectly at South Coast Collection, with the...
“Years ago, I said if we ever think about going into retail, that’s the spot I want,” says Laguna Beach-based jewelry designer...