COSTA MESA — The Liz Claiborne label, already a common sight in local department stores, is about to get its own home at the South Coast Plaza.
Mall officials said Wednesday that Liz Claiborne, a designer name most closely associated with upscale women's wear, will open a store under its own name in the mall this August. The store will carry perfumes, shoes, accessories, and women's and men's apparel.
Besides the main store, Liz Claiborne will also operate a smaller outlet at the mall, called First Issue, featuring more casual women's wear.
The landing of Liz Claiborne is in keeping with mall's recently announced plan to add more glitzy, Beverly Hills-type stores while weeding out smaller, less profitable operations.