Liz Claiborne Inc. owns LAUNDRY, it's considered one of the most
solid sportswear and dress companies in the country. Seasonal sales.
Open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Friday; from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday; and from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Level 2, near the
escalators at South Coast Plaza. (714) 445-0046.
CARE ABOUT THIS EVENT
Newport Coast Shopping Center hosts its first "Spring Fling"
fund-raiser for Newport Coast Cares from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The fun-filled family event benefits the Corazon de Vida Foundation,
which raises money for orphanages in Baja. Admission is $10. The
event will have games and rides for children of all ages. The event
is similar to the center's popular Halloween Carnival last fall,
which also benefited Newport Coast Cares. That event raised $25,000
and had an attendance of 750. Spring Fling activities include pony
rides and a petting zoo, the "world's largest" bounce house, a giant
slide, a rock climbing wall, a laser tag game, and a sumo wresting
game. Refreshments can be purchased. Newport Coast Cares was started
in 2000 by a small group of Newport Coast families. The group works
to raise support for children's causes and educate children and
families about volunteer opportunities. For information, contact Jim
McAleer at (949) 476-1144, ext. 358, or visit www.corazondevida.org.
LOOK IN THE SHOE BOX
Newport Children's Bootery was a traditional American bootery; now
it's a very fashion-forward shoe store called Shoe Box, established
in 1974. This is where to find the best selection of stylish and high
quality shoes for newborns to teens. Owner Brad Levy knows what's in
for kids. He's always keeping up with current trends. "Geox,
breathable Italian shoes, are the hottest ticket in America," Levy
said. "And another hot line are the Dolce & Gabbana shoes." A lot of
girls start wearing women's sizes as young as 8, Levy said, so he
carries up to size 10 to accommodate them. Other popular brands
include Elefanten, a European infant line; Aster, a French line;