The Shopping Block in OC
It’s an experimental fashion marketplace—a collaboration between Refinery29, a style website and Simon, a retail center company---that's travelling across the country.
The Shopping Block is geared towards millennials with indie boutiques, a style concierge, a beauty bar with make up artists offering shoppers mini makeovers, and share the latest beauty tips from the experts at Refinery29. A DIY station will give guests an opportunity to personalize tote bags.
Brea Mall is at 1065 Brea Mall in Brea.
Shop, Save & Give
Enjoy 20% Off at Your Favorite South Coast Plaza Boutiques and Restaurants.
This fall, get ready to shop, save and support. For one week only, from October 8-14, 2014, you can save 20% at over 100 South Coast Plaza boutiques, including Oscar de la Renta, Balenciaga, Chloé, Bottega Veneta, Diane von Furstenberg, Saint Laurent, Lanvin, Jo Malone, and J.Crew with the purchase of an Angelitos Card ($60).
Card proceeds benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and is also valid at many South Coast Plaza home stores such as Sur la Table, Diptyque and West Elm and favorite restaurants like AnQi by Crustacean and Quattro Caffe´.
Purchase your Angelitos Card at any South Coast Plaza concierge location. For a full list of participating boutiques and restaurants, click here.
South Coast Plaza is at 3333 Bristol St. in Costa Mesa.
Dermasport of Irvine
From the same Irvine based company who makes high performance athletic personal care products such as TriSwim, Foggies and Trislide comes Dermasport. This skincare line is designed for athletes and those with active lifestyles. It addresses conditions that can wreak havoc on your skin.
Combining advanced skincare technology with a powerful blend of natural ingredients and a light citrus based scent, the collection includes: Athletic Face Wash (for oily, normal and dry skin), Athletic Clarifying Toner Mist, Age Defense Moisturizer and the Multi Tasking Eye Cream. Each is formulated to restore the skin’s pH balance, cleanse, clarify and nourish. Key ingredients in each product includes as anti-aging peptides, antioxidants, soothing natural extracts and botanicals.
Paraben and gluten free, the products are designed for the busy athlete. The concentrated formula in each bottle will last approximately 2 months as a small amount is required for each step.
Dermasport is available online at dermasport.com
Celebrate diptyque Paris New Collection
diptyque Paris at South Coast Plaza celebrates the launch of its newest collection La Collection 34 and its Bazar on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. with an evening of Champagne and shopping.
The collection consists of a limited edition fragrance and a first for the brand, an array of scented pillar candles, textured candle holders and soap stone diffusers. You can also explore the range at the diptyque South Coast Plaza boutique and receive a luxury gift with purchase.
diptyque is at Level One, Nordstrom Wing. 714.850.9995.
Cool. Fashionable. Wallets.
Finding the ideal wallet can be a tireless process when you’re going from store to store. To the rescue is TheWalletShoppe.com, an online boutique for men that features a diverse selection of wallets--Card Cases, Bifolds, Billfolds, Front Pocket Wallets or Money Clips-- from a variety of designers such as Bellroy, TGT aka Tight, Dosh, The Frye Company, Boconi, Bond & Knight and J.Fold. All wallets are curated by Justin Dobbs, the founder of TheWalletShoppe.com for function, quality and value. TheWalletShoppe.com offers a hassle free shopping experience and great customer service.
They just recently launched several new products including the Bellroy Elements Sleeve Wallet ($69.95) and Bellroy Elements Travel Wallet ($139.95) Bellroy wallets are specifically designed to be slim. Not only are function and style at the top of the design, the wallets are stylish and easy to use.
Another favorite is the slim Dosh wallets that will never create a bulky pocket. The Dosh 6 holds up to 6 cards, is molded in TPU, a water resistant material, and is made of all recyclable material. $74.95.
Currently, there’s a back to school special at TheWalletShoppe.com, enter code Lunchmoney for a 10% discount.
Chic Swimwear from Paris
At Everything But Water, bra sized chic swimwear just arrived from Paris. Huit’s Parisian cool swimwear in sizes 32C-36DD takes the guesswork out of finding the right top. The padded underwire bandeau top features piping and button detail, removable shoulder straps and clips at back. For bottoms, there’s a great boyshort hipster featuring piping and button detail.
Everything But Water is at the Brea Mall at 2058 Brea Mall in Brea 714. 529.2485. Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
At South Coast Plaza, at 3333 Bear St. in Costa Mesa. 714.540.8523. Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
The Shops at Mission Viejo at 555 The Shops at Mission Viejo in Mission Viejo. 949.347.7056. Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.