In its 45th year, South Coast Plaza is expected to generate $1.5 billion in gross retail sales, placing its volume near or above the entire city of Beverly Hills.
The success of the Costa Mesa, Calif., shopping center wasn’t always a forgone conclusion, Henry Segerstrom, managing partner of South Coast Plaza owner C.J. Segerstrom & Sons, told guests gathered Sept. 19 for a dinner at Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles to celebrate its anniversary. It took persistence to nail brands such as Halston and Courrèges in the Seventies to solidify South Coast Plaza’s positioning as a luxury destination distinct from the retail masses.
Peter Kim's Los Angeles-based premium denim line has always had its finger on the pulse of youth. This season, novelty is back in a way reminiscent of early Aughts, with studs, lace-ups, racing waxed denim and more. For more highlights if some of the key brands at the Vegas trade shows, go to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: Patrick Gray; Styled by @thealexbadia; Story by @karihamanaka and @marcy_wwd)
"I was driving back on Saturday afternoon from the beach, and I just saw this sign saying 'Skydiving for $95.' And I was like, I can't not sky dive for $95," says Tom Bateman about a moment in Hawaii while shooting "Snatched." #wwdeye (📷: @vsteves; Interview by @ktauer; Styled by @thealexbadia)