NEW DEALS: Orange County shopping center Fashion Island continues to boost its tenant roster with new leases.
This month the center opens a 2,276-square-foot The Celect boutique, which sells lines such as Rick Owens DRKSHDW, Comme des Garçons and Proenza Schouler. The month will also see the opening of gift boutique K. Hall Designs, which will be the concept’s first store in California and totals 3,391 square feet.
In August, Orange County swim retailer SwimSpot, moves to permanent space within the center after operating a temporary shop there. The company’s store, totaling 1,386 square feet, opens in August and sells brands such as Oakley, Spiritual Gangster, Athena and Luxe by Lisa Vogel.
Lululemon’s activewear line for girls, Ivivva, which had been operating a temporary shop at the center moved to new pop-up shop space this month, totaling 5,600 square feet.
The Fashion Island Anthropologie is also set to double its footprint at the center to about 25,000 square feet, making room for home goods, beauty and shoes.
The changes at Fashion Island come as the Orange County market is set to see the delivery of the much-awaited marina rehab project, Lido Marina Village, which is being recast as a new retail center focused on specialty boutiques and restaurants that so far includes Nobu, Publica by Zinque, Elyse Walker, Clare V, Steven Alan and Jenni Kayne among others. There’s also long-standing competitor South Coast Plaza, which also continues to remain competitive and this year saw the opening of Kate Spade.
Fashion Island is owned by Newport Beach, Calif.-based real estate company Irvine Co.