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Now that iconic designer retailer Elyse Walker is set to open her second-ever boutique at Newport Beach's buzzed-about Lido Marina Village revamp, all eyes are on this 116,000-square-foot waterfront lifestyle center's progress. The space is set to roll out it's first round of restaurants and boutiques early this year, and will continue unveiling new tenants into spring and summer.
To prove that LMV 2.0 is the best thing to happen to the OC since South Coast Plaza, here's a roundup of all the exciting fashion brands coming their way.
Black Optical is a Tulsa, Oklahoma-based sun and eyewear company known for shining a light on edgy, cult-favorite designers. Brands sold include Mykita, Garrett Leight, Thierry Lasry, and Barton Perriera. Set to open this summer, this will be Black Optical's very first California location.
We're calling it: Alchemy Works: Harbor House might be one of the most highly-anticipated openings of the project. Similar to the gallery/retail store's inspiring Arts District location, the conceptual space will offer both incredible eye candy and first-rate shopping option. We hear that the shop will be "inspired by the golden age of coastal California" and "located inside a single all black house within a row of white residential structures originally built in the 1940s." In addition to offering "heirloom jewelry, lifestyle accessories, home accents, and found objects from the travels of owners Raan and Lindsay Parton, along with a selection of exclusive artwork and furniture items," the store will host Warby Parker and Apolis (as we predicted) shop-in-shops.
As mentioned, the curator of all things rustic and cool, Jenni Kayne, will be opening her first OC location this summer. The space will cover 1,541 square feet of thoughtfully-curated lifestyle, home, and fashion items.
One of our go-to bag ladies, Clare Vivier, is set to open her first Clare V. Orange County space here. The Paris-inspired shop will feature all of the CFDA-approved designer's bestselling totes, clutches, and sacs, as well accessories, travel items, men's items, and curated items.
Since it wouldn't be an Orange County shopping center without some beachy offerings, Faherty will fill the quota this spring when it introduces a space exuding a "rustic beach ambience" that hosts ready-to-wear and swimwear for both men and women.
Set to hit LMV in the spring, (not next month, as we hoped), Planet Blue's 1,672-square-foot store will feature all the pool party-worthy apparel and accessories that it's known for at its eight locations.
We've been waiting for this one since May of last year, when LMV's development company DJM capital revealed that Steven Alan was set to open a 1,526-square-foot space here. The beloved retailer's debut Newport Beach space carry the Steven Alan's namesake lines of men's, women's, home, accessories, and optical offerings, as well as curated clothing, handbags, shoes, and accessories from "an eclectic group of emerging designers for men and women."
As we mentioned last summer, LA-made basics line Bailey44 is coming to the OC, offering 1,700 square feet of its luxe jersey, silk, and eco leather items that sell well at Saks, Bloomies, and Nordstrom.