Céline Opens at South Coast Plaza

Celine South Coast Plaza

Céline South Coast Plaza

The wait is over. After months of waiting, storied French fashion house Céline has finally opened its doors at South Coast Plaza. The opening marks the brand’s second SoCal location — the first is on Rodeo Drive, naturally — and another feather in South Coast Plaza’s couture hat (no doubt designed by Philip Treacy).

Modeled after the maison’s Paris flagship, the new store is situated in the shopping center’s Nordstrom wing, rubbing shoulders with fellow French labels Christian Dior, Roger Vivier and Chanel. Inside, shoppers will find bespoke furniture by Danish artist FOS, including heavy metal racks, which house a small selection of ready-to-wear, along with pebbled stone terra cotta planters, a lamp and pink marble display case. But let’s get real: Céline is known for its  — and the store is stocked. Each satchel, hobo and tote is displayed on stone and metal cubes: a Box bag on onyx, Phantoms on travertine and Luggage totes in all sizes sit atop pebble stone. Trapeze bags peek out from shelves and a Portuguese marble display case holds smaller accessories. Shoes and sunglasses are also available, just in case you need something to distract you from the purses.

Celine South Coast Plaza

Céline South Coast Plaza

Famously exclusive, the brand has kept its distribution small. It’s completely forgone E-commerce, opting instead to offer up goods at Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys New York locations and Neiman Marcus in addition to its own boutiques (which are sprinkled across cities such as Las Vegas, New York and more). The new store offers up just one more spot for the brand’s die-hards to snag the latest colorways and releases.

Céline is the latest opening at the center, following in the well-heeled footsteps of Charlotte Olympia, Dolce & Gabbana, A. Lange & Söhne and more. In the coming months, Ralph Lauren will debut a newly remodeled storefront.

For more information, visit www.celine.com and www.southcoastplaza.com.

Images courtesy Céline

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Author:Christopher Luu for Fashion Trends Daily

Christopher Luu is a Fashion Trends Daily Senior Writer and Menswear Editor.