Best Places to Shop in Orange County CA

The crown jewels of Orange County CA shopping are without a doubt Fashion Island in Newport Beach and South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. These fashion mainstays are among the elite shopping destinations in the country. With over 300 stores, including the likes of Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue, South Coast Plaza alone is partially responsible for fueling California’s economy. Add to that Fashion Island with its own superior store line up including Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom, and you have shopping paradise.

Running a close 3rd through 6th among Orange County CA elite malls are the Shops at Mission Viejo, the Brea Mall, the Irvine Spectrum Center and Westfield’s MainPlace Mall in Santa Ana. Each, mega-malls with their line-up of stellar stores to choose from, including a Nordstrom Department Store at each. Living proof that you don’t have to drive far in Orange County to look good!

Rounding out the line-up of worthy Orange County shopping destinations are Brea Downtown, The Shops at Anaheim Garden Walk and Downtown Disney in Anaheim. If you prefer to shop at outlet style malls, check out The Block at Orange located in the city of Orange. This mall has many of the traditional stores you would expect to find in an outlet mall combined with a nice mix of regular retail favorites.