It’s been hopping at Fashion Island lately. Earlier this year, the luxury outdoor center opened an expanded and awesome new Anthropologie as well as our favorite local boutique, The Celect.
Now the Island has upped its cool factor once again by adding the first-ever Ray-Ban store on the West Coast.
The iconic sunnies-maker—creator of the classic Wayfarer and more—quietly opened what is only its second flagship store. In the center of Fashion Island, the boutique, filled floor-to-ceiling with rows and rows of Ray-Ban glasses from aviators to the Clubmaster and more, sits like a gleaming jewel box (oh, so appropriately) near the Tesla showroom. Think of it, cruising hands-free in your Tesla Model S down Newport Coast Drive, what brand of sunglasses would you want to be wearing? (That’s right, Ray-Bans!).
But don’t take our word for it, check these pics and then check out the store at 297 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949-759-8248 or visit shopfashionisland.com for more info.
Wait, There’s More …
Once you’ve chosen your shades, bop over to the Island’s newest concept storefront: Blink Inc., a pro-level photo studio for the everyday style star.
Blink Inc., founded by award-winning professional photographer Tristan Davison, is situated next to Restoration Hardware and offers shoppers the chance to take part in their own digital photo shoots with experienced photographers directing them in a professional setting. It’s like being a model for a day!
“We are excited to bring Blink Inc.’s real-time photography concept to Fashion Island,” says Easther Liu, chief marketing officer for Irvine Company Retail Properties. “Whether you’re an aspiring blogger who wants editorial-quality photos or a corporate executive looking for headshots or an engaged or expecting couple who want stylish portraits, Blink Inc. is perfect for anyone looking for sleek, professional images.”
Shoots start at $25 and prints cost $10 each, and upwards for packages. Reservations for sittings are encouraged but walk-ins are welcome. For more information, go to blinkinc.com or call 949-706-0903.