October 20, 2011
A legendary fashion icon, whose designs wrap women of every shape and age, is making an appearance Friday at South Coast Plaza. Diane von Furstenberg will be at Nordstrom from 6 to 8 p.m. for the launch of her new fragrance, Diane, a scent embellished with patchouli, violet and frangipani flower. Her visit at South Coast Plaza will be the first in Orange County, said Nordstrom store manager Robert Evans. "I think it's really exciting that our customers will have the opportunity to meet someone who's a living fashion icon," Evans said.
April 14, 2010
s counter-part at South Coast Plaza, will contain the “full breadth of what Nordstrom has to offer,” store spokeswoman Kendall Ault said. In addition to having comparable merchandise, services and eateries, the Fashion Island branch will feature brands in women’s shoes and cosmetics new to the Nordstrom chain, she said in an e-mail. The new store is expected to draw thousands of new shoppers to the center and six-figure sales tax revenues. Although an exact figure was not given by store spokespersons, a similar retailer of the same size could generate between $550,000 and $600,000 in annual sales tax, according to Doug Svensson, an economic consultant to the city of Newport Beach.
December 9, 2000
Ever want to be Cinderella? The Orange County Performing Arts Center -- together with Nordstrom at South Coast Plaza, Georgette Klinger Skincare Salon, Best Transportation and The Center Club -- is holding a contest that will sweep one lucky woman and her guest away for a day of glamour and elegance. The contest is in honor of the Dec. 19-23 performances of American Ballet Theatre's "Cinderella" at the Center. Contestants must stop by Salon Shoes in Nordstrom at South Coast Plaza by Sunday and fill out an entry form.
February 26, 2006
Two elderly women were robbed at gunpoint early Saturday in a parking lot in front of Nordstrom at South Coast Plaza, police said. The women, both in their mid-70s, were walking through the parking lot on the north side of Nordstrom at about 8 a.m. when a man got out of a car and pointed a sawed-off shut gun at them, police said. The women, one a resident of Newport Beach and the other, an Irvine resident, surrendered their purses to the man. He then got back in the car and drove away.
August 31, 2001
Nordstrom at South Coast Plaza presented its annual designer fall preview recently, showcasing a collection featuring both American and European designers. The show, in its second year on the California Riviera, had 28 models sashaying down the catwalk, displaying the garments of Michael Kors, Versace, Valentino, Chloe and Celine, to name only a few. Here's a peek at some of the hottest looks for fall. CUTLINES 1. This Nordstrom model is wearing a Michael Kors black jersey harness gown ($1,095)
April 3, 2013
If you're like me, staggering heels are a challenge, even on a good day. Corona del Mar resident Julie Johnson felt the same way and launched her own shoe line: Newport Beach-based Olivia Childs. The shoe line is what Johnson calls the alternative to those staggering heels. Fashion bloggers and fashion followers love the shoes, Johnson said. "I wanted to make a comfortable shoe for women," she said. She started creating the line about two years ago and officially launched Olivia Childs in January.
August 4, 2000
1. PUMP UP THE VOLUME The "Nordstrom/Teen People Back to School Fashion Show" will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. today on the sixth level of the north parking structure near Nordstrom at South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. Admission is free. A special guest performance by "Dream," an all-girl band, will take place at 7:35 p.m. A meet-and-greet opportunity with the band will follow the fashion show at 8:30 p.m. Reservations are requested. (714)
June 15, 2007
Customers who visit Nordstrom at South Coast Plaza later this month can come away with shimmering new nails. They can also leave with one degree of separation from Mariah Carey, Sarah Jessica Parker, Renee Zellweger and a number of other Hollywood stars. On June 23, the store is expected to get a visit from Deborah Lippmann, the manicurist and nail expert whose products sell to — and, in some cases, bear the names of — a celebrity clientele. Lippmann, who launched her first line of nail products in 1999, has collaborated with stars to create some of her most popular colors.
August 15, 2011
Fashion Island welcomed nautical lifestyle and clothing brand Sperry Top-Sider earlier this month at a 2,100-square-foot space between the Nordstrom and Pacific courts. The store is the 75-year-old Massachusetts-based company's first Orange County location and the largest on the West Coast, according to a news release. The brand's full range of men's, women's and children's footwear and apparel will be sold at the store. Signature accessories, such as tote bags and board shorts crafted from recycled sailcloth, will also be featured.