Right on Target

Everyone’s favorite one-stop-shop is getting a dose of SoCal chic with the introduction of 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target. We got a sneak peek at the collection and are already coveting its cool-but-quirky blazers and structured bags, not to mention some edgy kicks. This capsule collection from Orange County-native Lim could sell out faster than past collabs with Missoni and DVF. Target, which pioneered the high-low designer concept, will launch the collection Sept. 15, 2013.

April Showers Bring May (and June!) Store Openings

SEE at Fashion Island
If you love trendy eyewear but not the price tags, head for SEE optical shop. The company cuts out the middle-man to bring you piles of styles at affordable prices, and you can try them all on at the new Fashion Island store. Creative staffers instantly size you up and turn you on to flattering colors and shapes you might never have chosen yourself. The Fashion Island outpost is the company’s 29th store. Cheers, to a new view in the looking glass.

Encouraging Tourism

As we discovered in this month’s "Is O.C. Worth It?" issue, the percentage of high-end malls in Orange County is almost four times the national average. So is it any wonder that South Coast Plaza is the first shopping center in the country to accept the China UnionPay (CUP) card, the only bank card in the People’s Republic of China? Visitors from the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan use it to purchase SCP gift certificates at any of the four concierges, which are accepted by all the stores and restaurants, the Westin South Coast Plaza, and the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. A growing number of SCP boutiques are also accepting the card.

Weekend Shopping: Dudes, Boards, and Brides

Men’s fashion in Southern California is iconic—but our options tend to lean toward sartorial casualness, from the famed straw fedora to the prevalence of tanks and boardshorts. We don’t exude street cred. We created beach cred.

The Glam Reality of the O.C.

Gretchen Rossi (left) and designer Lisa Vogel have teamed up to create a Gretchen Christine for LUXE by Lisa Vogel capsule collection exclusively available at SwimSpot. Because all Real Housewives—oh, let’s be honest, most Orange County residents—love glitter and glamour, the line features O.C.-inspired touches such as Swarovski crystals and luxurious fabrics.

The New Hot-Rod: Porsche’s Purses

Not since Elle Woods tooled around in her Legally Blonde Boxster has Porsche had such a fashion moment. Last month, the revered German company launched a singular handbag: The Porsche Design TwinBag.

The One-Stop Wedding

The path to the altar can turn a betrothed maiden into a bridezilla faster than you can say “I do.” Fittings, tastings, and countless...

The Man Guide

Guys aren’t complicated. If it involves beer, babes, or adrenaline, we’re probably good to go. So, here’s a guide to the county’s choicest places to drive fast, hook up, get fit, shoot stuff, and everything else. No excuses. It’s man time.