Christmas is coming, and the retailers just keep adding up.
Just in time for holiday madness, Orange County's two megamalls--South Coast Plaza and Newport Center/Fashion Island--are busily adding new stores to cash in.
Eight shops are opening their doors at South Coast Plaza before December. Keeping true to the mall's image, four are described by the center's marketing director as high-priced and five, including two of the top-end stores, make South Coast their only Southern California location.
South Coast's pricey roster of new retailers includes the Disney Store, which is the only one of the eight not described as either pricey or exclusive to the mall. The others are Cashmeres of Scotland; Lindsay, a florist; Michael Kromer, luxury leather; Alex Sport, men's casual apparel; the Nelson Rockefeller Collection, an art and collectibles shop; and Bruno Magli and Joan & David, a pair of high-end women's shoe stores.