If shopping is considered the ultimate retail therapy, Irvine promises major rehabilitation! This fashionista haven truly has something for everyone from the casual shopper on the hunt for a great bargain to those seeking the finest luxury goods.
Irvine Spectrum Center should be the first stop for shopping in Irvine — easily spotted by its iconic 108-foot tall giant Ferris wheel, handcrafted in Italy. Over 130 nationally recognized retailers call Irvine Spectrum Center home, including award-winning Australian active wear retailer Lorna Jane; Brandy Melville for Bohemian-inspired apparel, and Kaitlyn Clothing for a curated collection of trendy designer brands such as Fresh Laundry, True Religion, Juicy, Seven, and many others.
Fashion Island is undoubtedly the shrine for the serious shopper, a perfect symbol of California lifestyle featuring an expansive open-air layout comprised of 150+ high-end shops, an amazing variety of eateries, live musical performances, and plenty of comfortable spots to just relax and people watch. From world-class department stores like Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Bloomingdale’s to specialty boutiques found nowhere else in Orange County such as Kate Spade, Jonathan Adler, and Halston Heritage, Fashion Island is well worth a visit.
South Coast Plaza is the largest mall on the West Coast and is unparalleled in its collection of über luxury stores. Here you will find 250 boutiques from Balenciaga and Cartier to Hermès and Gucci, plus 30 restaurants. It’s a great spot to window shop, catch up on current fashion trends, and capture the latest runway items from your favorite designers.
For other shopping options in Irvine, check out The Market Place, which has a great variety of stores plus dining and entertainment; Orange County’s newest shopping destination The District at Tustin Legacy, where you’ll find everything from Whole Foods and TJ Maxx/Home Goods to Costco and Target, plus the new Union Market Tustin, an artisanal marketplace of independent gourmet food, fashion, and lifestyle shops.
Irvine Insider Tip
Irvine Spectrum Center is more than just a mall! It’s a true entertainment venue complete with great shops, varied dining, a seasonal ice rink, IMAX theater, Giant Wheel and Carousel. There’s something for everyone here.