Retail therapy. Shopaholism. Whatever you call it, shopping is a big deal in OC. Our little part of the world is home to some of the best brands in fashion, and we at Main Street Village are lucky enough to live in the main mall triangle. With the Irvine Spectrum, South Coast Plaza, and Fashion Island all within a short drive away, access to all the hottest brands couldn’t be easier! Here is your guide to the international shopping hotspot that is Orange County.

Fashion Island

Fashion Island has been a staple shopping center in OC since the 60s. This shopping oasis is anchored by Nordstrom, Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, and Neiman Marcus. Besides these 4 powerhouses, shoppers can experience more than 180 stores ranging from AG Jeans to Zadig & Voltaire. At Christmas time, be sure to catch the massive Christmas tree in the Fashion Island courtyard outside Bloomingdale’s. It is regularly one of the nation’s tallest holiday trees!

Irvine Spectrum Center

If you prefer to stick to within Irvine city limits for your shopping, check out the Irvine Spectrum Center. It’s more than just a mall, it’s a whole day’s worth of fun! While there are more than 150 stores to keep you busy, you will also enjoy world-class dining, beautiful Inst-worthy spots like the illuminated lion fountain, and fun rides like the carousel and giant Ferris Wheel! The Spectrum is also a popular filming location, so you might just find yourself watching your favorite TV stars doing their thing. 

South Coast Plaza

The South Coast Plaza shopping center is a world renowned high fashion shopping paradise. This international destination is home to 250 boutiques, 30 restaurants, and even the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. It’s the largest shopping center on the West coast and has the highest sales in the country. MAny ultra-luxury brands like Zara and Chloé call South Coast Plaza home, making it the highest concentration of luxury designers in California outside of Rodeo Drive. Build you designer wardrobe here at “The Ultimate Shopping Resort.”

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You’re sure to find your style at one of these major shopping hubs. Pick up some goodies and show us what you found on Facebook or Instagram. And keep following us here for more OC recommendations.