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.
Bulgari at South Coast Plaza
A renovated store, a new 4,700-piece glass chandelier, and not one, but two new collections at the South Coast Bulgari? Color us impressed. Speaking of color, the new Graffiti collection features pink gold, while the new Cocktail collection combines turquoise, mother of pearl, diamonds, cabochon amethysts, peridots, and rubellites. And the icing on the newly-designed boutique’s cake is a gorgeous photograph of a Bulgari-bedecked Elizabeth Taylor.
IT’SUGAR at Fashion Island
From the “Candy Man” behind Dylan’s Candy Bar and FAO Schweetz comes IT’SUGAR, a sugary-sweet boutique with more than a thousand treats. That’s right—1,000 types of candy, from chocolate to chewy, sour to suckers. As if that’s not enough, the store is home to several world-record holding boxes of candy: The World’s Largest Box of Nerds, The World’s Largest SweeTarts Candy, and The World’s Largest Box of Pop Rocks. We recommend parking further away than usual to earn your trip to this Fashion Island sugar high.