Costa Mesa is the home of South Coast Plaza, one of the most prestigious shopping destinations in the world. With more than 250 boutiques and restaurants, this luxury shopping destination has one of the largest concentration of high-fashion retailers in the world and the highest concentration of design and fashion retail in the U.S. This center rivals the trend-setting shopping meccas of Fifth Avenue in New York and Bond Street in London, as well as Avenue Montaigne in Paris and Ginza in Tokyo. It is an especially popular stop among travelers seeking designer names, upscale boutiques and world-renowned cuisine.
South Coast Plaza is the crown jewel of designer shopping and recognized internationally for its unparalleled retail collection matched only in a handful of places in the world. Its stellar cast of the world's top designers – from Christian Dior, Balenciaga, Hermès and Harry Winston to Gucci, Fendi and Prada – makes it one of the premier shopping destinations in the United States.
South Coast Plaza is the largest shopping center on the West Coast of the United States, and its pre-COVID sales of over $1.5 billion annually were the highest in the United States. It's the largest shopping mall in California and fourth-largest in the United States, with 24 million visitors annually and 2.8 million square feet of gross leasable area. In 2021, the Collage Culinary Experience was unveiled at South Coast Plaza. Located exclusively at Bloomingdale's South Coast Plaza on the main floor, Collage Culinary Experience is an elevated, two-story global dining collective that offers the best international and local cuisine in 9 different dining experiences, all within an artfully designed space. You can also find The Hall: Global Eatery by Top Chef alum Amar Santana. Inspired by the Mediterranean region, from France to Morocco, choose from a pâtisserie, coffee shop, Mediterranean kabob cafe, full-service restaurant Crudo, and a bar with full menu.
South Coast Plaza is located minutes away from the most magnificent attractions in Orange County. Shopping at South Coast Plaza truly defines an extravagant experience — where you can find the trendiest boutiques combined with personal shopping services and upscale amenities. South Coast Plaza offers many services to guests such as foreign language assistance in more than 40 languages, shuttle services, money exchange, special events information and other helpful services to create a more enjoyable experience for shoppers. Incredible one-of-a-kind events are offered year-round to help turn an ordinary shopping day into an unforgettable adventure.