The multitiered Mercantile building in South Coast Village was made to order for the wall-to-wall merchandise offered for sale at Le Bon Marche ("The Best of Everything" Bazaar.)
Presented by the Museum Council of the Newport Harbor Art Museum, the three-day event that ended Sunday offered new and used merchandise that included antiques, celebrity-worn clothing and donated items.
Restaurants in South Coast Plaza and Village donated the international fare--curries, sausages, pastas--that was offered on preview night. Domaine M. Marion of Los Gatos contributed a special reserve Chardonnay and Joe Hart and his Dixieland Band provided the entertainment.
Event chairmen Jane Connell and Eugenie Fisher joined council chairman Sandra Beigel in raising $40,000 for programs and exhibitions at the museum.