On March 15, South Coast Plaza opens with 70 stores anchored by May Company and Sears.
The center expands with a new wing featuring Bullock’s and 60 more stores.
By 1978 Paris-based Courrèges debuts; Mark Cross and Halston, the New York-based designers, opens a freestanding boutiques. Nordstrom opens its first store outside the Pacific Northwest.
South Coast Repertory opens across from South Coast Plaza on land donated by the Segerstrom family.
Saks Fifth Avenue opens.
Yves Saint Laurent debuts at South Coast Plaza.
South Coast Plaza expands with a freestanding building with 60 stores, J.W. Robinson’s and The Broadway.
Nordstrom expands to 235,000-square-feet, the company’s largest store.
Orange County Performing Arts Center opens across from South Coast Plaza on land donated by the Segerstrom family, and the main theater is named Segerstrom Hall.
Tiffany & Co. opens its only Orange County location.
Hermès opens its only Orange County location.
The Bridge of Gardens and Garden Terrace, designed by renowned landscape architect Kathryn Gustafson, opens, connecting the two wings of South Coast Plaza.
Crate and Barrel Home store opens.
First Macy’s Home Furniture Store in the nation opens.
South Coast Plaza celebrates its 35th anniversary and surpasses $1 billion in annual sales revenue.
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall debuts at the Orange County Performing Arts Center.
South Coast Plaza completes a $35 million interior renovation project featuring new travertine flooring, teak seating and two new glass observation elevators.
The Penthouse, South Coast Plaza’s new luxury level, debuts adjacent to Nordstrom on Level 3 with Christian Louboutin, Oscar de la Renta, Marché Moderne and CANALI as the first tenants.
Balenciaga, Rolex, Harry Winston and Piaget open freestanding boutiques.
Louis Vuitton opens a private VIP atelier.
Cartier expands to nearly 6,000 square-feet, becoming the second largest Cartier boutique in the U.S.
Orange County Performing Arts Center is renamed Segerstrom Center for the Arts.
South Coast Plaza celebrates its 45th anniversary.
Parisian luxury shoe designer Roger Vivier opens its first West Coast flagship boutique.
Luxury watchmakers Vacheron Constantin, IWC Schaffhausen and Jaeger-LeCoultre open.
Diane von Furstenberg opens a freestanding boutique.
Italian menswear brand Brioni opens its only Orange County location.
French perfumer Diptyque opens its Southern California boutique.
Berluti, the French design house known for bespoke men’s shoes, opens its first West Coast boutique.
Din Tai Fung, the Taiwanese restaurant group famous for its dumplings, opens.
Uniqlo, the Japan-based retailer, opens its first Southern California location.
French contemporary brands Sandro and Maje debut boutiques.
Williams-Sonoma and Williams-Sonoma Home open a new Orange County flagship.
Chanel opens an expanded boutique designed by Peter Marino.
Many new Orange County exclusive boutiques open including Dolce&Gabbana, Charlotte Olympia, Céline, Moncler, and Swedish-based COS—Collection of Style.
German luxury timepiece company A. Lange & Söhne debuts its first West Coast boutique as well as the Spanish-based Massimo Dutti.
Ralph Lauren opens its remodeled boutique.
Les Parfums Louis Vuitton opens its exclusive U.S. location and Italian designer brand WEEKEND Max Mara debuts its first freestanding store in North America.
& Other Stories and The Webster, a Miami-based multi-brand boutique, opens their first locations on the West Coast.
Water Grill opens its Orange County restaurant and Vaca, the Spanish-inspired restaurant by “Top Chef” finalist Amar Santana, opens.
Dior Homme, Gianvito Rossi, Aquazzura and London-based Stella McCartney open in early 2017.
Gucci and Louis Vuitton unveil boutiques.