February 01, 2017

South Coast Plaza Celebrates 50 Years of Quality

COSTA MESA, Calif. (2017) — South Coast Plaza celebrates its 50th anniversary as the premier luxury shopping destination in the U.S. Throughout 2017, the center will mark this important milestone with exciting events, exhibits and special collaborations that reflect the Southern California icon’s heritage. 

South Coast Plaza is renowned for its unrivaled collection of luxury and fashion brands, arts patronage and philanthropic partnerships and is widely recognized as an international destination.

“For 50 years, South Coast Plaza has taken charge of its evolution, from the curation of luxury brands and unique mix of stores to the extraordinary services, experiences and special events that draw a global following,” said Debra Gunn Downing, spokeswoman for South Coast Plaza. “As we set our sights on the future, we are delighted to celebrate this important anniversary with our retailers, restaurants, community, philanthropic and arts partners, employees and millions of visitors who have come through our doors. They have played a role in helping the center achieve international stature and success.”

The center has partnered with luxury brands such as Gucci, Brunello Cucinelli, TOD’S and Marni, among others, for special 50th anniversary merchandise and limited edition products exclusive to the boutiques at South Coast Plaza.

Fall will be an especially significant season of celebration: South Coast Plaza will debut a collectible retrospective on the center published by Assouline. The elegant book will include never-before-seen photographs that illustrate the evolution of South Coast Plaza. True to tradition, South Coast Plaza will host several must-attend fashion events, including a number of major runway shows.

With annual sales approaching $2 billion, South Coast Plaza is the most successful planned retail destination in North America. It is one of the largest shopping centers on the West Coast, with more than 250 stores and restaurants on 128 acres, and is privately owned.