While local shopping options are plentiful, Anaheim’s high-end boutiques and iconic brands provide a glimpse into the world’s finest luxury craftsmanship and design. Orange County is a glamorous place and the shopping options here reflect the tastes of the worldly and sophisticated residents.
South Coast Plaza
South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa represents a truly elevated shopping experience. This Orange County shopping center isn’t your average shopping destination. South Coast Plaza is home to world-famous designers such as Gucci, Hermès, Cartier and Harry Winston, Saint Laurent, Givenchy, and Bottega Veneta. Amenities like valet parking, concierge shopping service, and personal stylists help you navigate the top-tier of modern fashion making shopping here effortless.
In addition to the main attraction of unparalleled high-end shopping, gourmet restaurants like Morton’s Steak House and the Wolfgang Puck Kitchen, along with the majestic Segerstrom Center for the Arts offer refined options to complete a busy day of shopping. There are few other places where you can spend the day browsing top-tier European designers and then finish off eating fine Californian cuisine and taking in the symphony. Not only is South Coast Plaza one of the most luxurious shopping destinations in the United States, with 250 retailers covering 128 acres, it’s also one of the largest shopping spaces in America.
Fashion Island in Newport Beach is a destination even before you explore world-class shopping. It would be worth coming here just to witness the Spanish architecture and coastal atmosphere. Pleasant surroundings aside, high-end department stores like Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdales are large enough to get lost in a day of luxury shopping. It’s right on the way to must-see Balboa Island, but for shopping lovers, this is a destination worth a trip out to the beach in itself. Sit out by the fountain in the open-air courtyard and review your haul from a day picking through the biggest names in style.
Downtown Disney® District
The best luxury shopping in Anaheim proper might be hidden in the Downtown Disney® District. While you won’t find internationally known brands here, there are plenty of local crafters who design high-end goods which you can only find in Anaheim, as well as one-of-a-kind goods that reflect the imagination and artistry of Disney®. You don’t have to purchase theme park admission to shop at Downtown Disney®. It’s a great way to come close to the magic of Disneyland® on those days when casual shopping sounds better than the rush of exploring a theme park.