Discover Orange County’s Open-Air Shopping Experiences

By March 12, 2021Orange County
Best Outdoor Shopping Orange County

Whether you’re hunting for unique boutique finds, high-end luxury brands, or eclectic furnishings, Orange County has everything from expansive outdoor malls to open-air shopping. Looking for rustic accent pieces? Check out one of the many small, artisan stores dotting the coastline.

Where are the best outdoor malls in Orange County? Irvine Company’s retail properties offer outdoor shopping centers located in Irvine, Newport Beach, and Tustin.

Fashion IslandFashion Island

Delight in upscale shopping at its finest at Fashion Island in Newport Beach. Here, with the ocean glittering in the distance, you can stroll through Mediterranean-inspired paseos to pursue the latest designer wear at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, and more. Fashion Island is home to renowned fashion labels situated beside some of the best dining options in California, including FIG & OLIVE, Red O by Rick Bayless, and CUCINA enoteca.

Irvine SpectrumIrvine Spectrum

If you like your shopping with a splash of entertainment, visit Irvine Spectrum Center®, where a towering Ferris wheel and whimsical carousel, afford a fairground feel among an eclectic array of shops. The Spectrum also hosts a vibrant nightlife, with movie theaters, Irvine Improv Comedy Club, Dave & Buster’s, and everything from casual fare, to fine dining.

Irvine Spectrum Apartments

The Market PlaceThe Market Place in Tustin

For a more laid-back experience, The Market Place in Tustin and Irvine literally has it all—from furnishings to electronics, sporting goods, grocery, and restaurants. Covering an expanse of 165 acres, this retail conglomerate includes over 120 stores, restaurants, cafes, and theaters, with anchor retailers including Best Buy, The Home Depot, Target, and Edwards Theatres.

The Open Air Malls of Orange County

The Irvine Company strives to bring back the open-air “marketplace,” with inspiration drawn from cobblestoned European villages. It’s here that people take a moment to enjoy a café latte beneath the shade of an oak tree before strolling through the village square to marvel at the handmade products of local artisans. The Irvine Company wants to give you more moments like these—moments when you wander through your community’s outdoor retail center and enjoy the wealth of everyday luxuries.

Irvine Company Apartment communities offer residents unique open-air shopping opportunities, often within a stone’s throw.

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