South Coast Plaza’s Valentino Stores Gets a Luxe Makeover

Valentino South Coast Plaza

Valentino South Coast Plaza

A few years ago – 2005 to be exact – Valentino opened its doors at South Coast Plaza, adding just one more gem to the shopping center’s glittering collection of luxury retailers. But just like the best of them need a nip and tuck now and then, the Italian brand has opened up a new boutique inside the shopping center, rubbing shoulders with Miu Miu and Harry Wintson. Not bad company, if you ask us. The new boutique follows in the footsteps of the brand’s Rodeo Drive flagship and new San Francisco location, showcasing the full span of Valentino’s offerings in a new, more intimate space.

The South Coast Plaza Valentino boutique is outfitted in the same luxurious materials as the Beverly Hills and San Francisco spaces, but unlike the city by the bay, the OC location is dedicated solely to women’s offerings. Guys will have to trek to San Fran or book a flight to New York when the brand opens its second mens’ spot later this year to find camo sneakers, luxe leather pieces and tailored options.

Well heeled shoppers can step into the South Coast Plaza boutique and find echoes of ancient Roman architecture blended with modern details – the space was designed by Sir David Chipperfield – including sleek metal and glass fixtures, Venetian terrazzo tile and black and white marble floors. Look above and you’ll see stunning gilt chandeliers outfitted in optical lenses, but don’t let the design details curtail you from the real draw: the couture-level ready-to-wear and more that fills the various rooms of the boutique.

Each one is dedicated to a different branch of the Valentino brand, so you’ll have uninterrupted views of shoes such as the cult-favorite Rockstud pumps and rich leather booties in one space and perfectly placed displays of bags and accessories in the next. Classic pieces mingle with seasonal offerings and of course, there are special limited edition releases (Rockstud Noir and Rouge, anyone?) that’ll leave you breathless.

The Valentino boutique is located at 3333 Bristol Street, at South Coast Plaza. For more information, visit

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