A Shopper’s Guide To Newport Beach

February 25, 2014 5:00 AM

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Newport Beach stands as one of the preeminent shopping destinations in Orange County. With hundreds of retail stores to choose from, every shopper from the glamour driven fashionsta to the eco-conscious shopper to the sports apparel fanatic will be sure to find their favorite selections among the numerous sprawl of shops. For a glimpse into the shopping enclave within Orange County, take a cue from this shopper’s guide to Newport Beach.
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(credit: The Irvine Company)


Fashion Island
401 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 721-2000
www.shopfashionisland.com

The mecca of shopping in Newport Beach, Fashion Island is an outdoor coastal hotspot for all the latest in clothing, shoes and accessories in all of Orange County. The location is well known for its variety of high end boutiques that rival Beverly Hills, among them Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Macy’s and Bloomingdales Home Store. In addition to serving Newport Beach residents for all their fashion needs for well over 30 years, Fashion Island is also a popular tourist attraction. Each year many people come in from all over the U.S. and the world to get a good dose of retail therapy. With retail stores from A to Z, the next time you land in Newport Beach make sure to put Fashion Island at the top of your list for best places to visit for shopping in Orange County.

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(credit: Ashley Lazarus)


Sole Comfort
Newport North Shopping Center
1220 Bison Ave. A7
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 644-5939
www.solecomfort.com

Whether you’re in the running for some shoe browsing or in urgent need of a fresh pair of shoes, you’ll meet your match at Sole Comfort. Located at the Newport North Shopping Center, Sole Comfort provides racks upon racks of stylish, comfortable and quality shoes. Sole Comfort is a family-owned and operated store that has been around for a while, giving them an edge up for both experience and dedication. While shopping at Sole Comfort you can be sure to find a variety of footwear styles from sandals to heels to boots and everything in between. The store also carries a unique selection of travel accessories. What makes Sole Comfort stand out from its competitors? Affordable prices, high level of customer service from an expert level of fit specialists, and of course, the shoes!

(credit: Newport Jewelers/Daniel Arik)

(credit: Newport Jewelers/Daniel Arik)


Newport Jewelers
2633 W. Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 515-5858
www.newport-jewelers.com

To get down to specifics, for the best in jewelry and accessories that Newport Beach has to offer, Newport Jewelers stakes first claim. The family-owned jewelry boutique has a long standing reputation for providing the best quality metals and gemstones lining its beautiful display tables of jewels and accessories.Whether you’re looking for a statement necklace for an evening fete, a personalized ring for Valentine’s Day or a nice little gift for yourself—there’s a unique jewelry piece to add to your jewelry box. Newport Jewelers aims to please all of its customers.

Related: Best Shopping Centers and Malls in Orange County

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La Bottega
2721 E. Coast Highway
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
(949) 673-3637
www.labottegadesign.com

If you’re in the Newport Beach area and just so happen to spot a killer handbag, it more than likely came from La Bottega. For Newport Beach residents looking to update their handbag collection, La Bottega carries an arrangement of Italian designer handbags and other fine leather goods. The handbags sold here are of quality-made material and come in a variety of looks that include up-to-date styles, and vintage inspired pieces. The unique inventory is imported from around the world so you’ll be sporting global style on your arms and wrist without having to set foot out of Newport Beach.

Swellegant Vintage
3409 Newport Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 673-3604
www.swellegantvintage.com

So you’re into vintage, but find it darn near impossible to get your hands on some of the best retro selections Orange County has to offer. That is all until you’ve landed yourself at Swellegant Vintage. The ultimate one-stop-shop for vintage, thrift and consignment style relics, Swellegant Vintage carries a variety of unique vintage clothing and accessories. With just a trip to Newport Boulevard, one moment you’re face-to-face with an adorable mod dress from the 60s and the next a retro gentleman’s tie from the 70s. Make a rundown of style throughout the decades by perusing Swellegant Vintage. Not only will you adore the retro inspired decor, but you’ll also love the carefully curated selection at inexpensive prices, the majority of merchandise range from $4 to $50 and up.

Related: A Guide To Los Angeles’ Fashion District

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Barbara Akowuah is a freelance journalist based in Southern California. As a fashion examiner who is privy to style, Barbara loves to write about fashion and how it relates to the Los Angeles scene. Barbara loves to dish out the latest trends, style tips, and inside scoop. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.
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