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4 Reasons to Shop at South Coast Plaza

Allison Mitchell | October 5, 2018 | Feature Features

Need a valid reason to shop? Look no further than South Coast Plaza.
Lyndon jacket, $698, Ruthie blouse, $328, and Mercer pant, $348, all at Lafayette 148, South Coast Plaza.

It’s no secret that South Coast Plaza has earned itself a spot among the United States’ most sought-after shopping destinations. And in 2018, the retail court has added a bevy of new boutiques to its royal roster. Here’s a peek at the wares you’re sure to covet.

Divine Design
Stylistas Gigi Hadid, Hailey Baldwin and even the Duchess of Sussex herself, Meghan Markle, have all been spotted wearing the heavenly leather jackets, boots and denim pieces that have made AllSaints a household name. Opened at the beginning of September between the Carousel and Jewel courts, the brand’s first stand-alone O.C. outpost houses garb for both him and her, including the Brit favorite’s Capital Collection handbag line.

Unchained Melody
Part retail space, part workshop, John Hardy’s first Orange County store gives shoppers a firsthand look at the superb craftsmanship that goes into the four-day weaving process for its Classic Chain bracelets, necklaces, earrings and rings. And for a truly one-of-a-kind experience, peruse creative director Hollie Bonneville’s Cinta Collection—a wow-worthy line of custom creations emblazoned with rare
and exotic jewels.

A Taste of Italy
Handbag junkies will delight in the December arrival of Furla’s first free-standing boutique on the West Coast—its sixth location in the United States—in SCP’s Bloomingdale’s wing. Stroll the durmast oak floors to find juice-colored Italian-crafted handbags and accessories lining its champagne-hued displays. Textured velvet and leather mini crossbodies embrace the season’s tiny bag trend in shades that are sure to turn heads.

Go Global
Dress to impress in luxurious European fabrics—think cashmere from Loro Piana and printed silks from Como, Italy—from Lafayette 148, which opened its inaugural West Coast shop in the Saks Fifth Avenue wing in September. Roaring leopard coats, timeless tartan skirts, and neutral-colored sweaters, trousers and blouses offer the ideal selection of pieces with which to build your fall wardrobe.


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