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ALICE + OLIVIA and AG set to open at Fashion Island

The two contemporary fashion brands will open their only Orange County storefronts at Newport Beach’s premier shopping destination

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (Nov. 16, 2016)Two established womenswear brands, Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet and AG, are set to arrive at Fashion Island.

“Both Alice + Olivia and AG are going to be a perfect fit here with Fashion Island’s collection of fashion-forward brands,” said Easther Liu, chief marketing officer of Irvine Company Retail Properties.

Known for its feminine and whimsical apparel, Orange County’s first Alice + Olivia boutique will house the design label’s complete product offering, including ready-to-wear collections, gowns, shoes and accessories. It will be the brand’s 35th store in the U.S.

“We love the energy and style of the women in Newport Beach and we are thrilled to continue to expand our fashion community in California,” said Stacey Bendet, CEO and creative director of Alice + Olivia.

Slated to open Nov. 18, the 2,000-square-foot Alice + Olivia will be a colorful pop-up, featuring clean décor paired with one-of-a-kind vintage pieces and artwork. After a brief hiatus at the beginning of 2017, the store will re-open in its permanent space, continuing the tradition of creating an intimate and elevated shopping experience.

Opening next door to Alice + Olivia in spring 2017 will be AG, the popular lifestyle and denim brand. At 2,000 square feet, the Fashion Island store will be AG’s flagship location in Orange County.

“We have a loyal and fashionable customer base in Orange County, and we are incredibly excited that Fashion Island will be home to our new flagship store within the area,” said Sid Dey, director of retail for AG. “The space will have the same look and feel as our Beverly Hills flagship store, with custom millwork and fixtures created and manufactured by our in house store design team at AG.”

The Newport Beach store will feature over 350 unique styles for men and women and will also include AG’s Green Label collection.

Alice + Olivia is at 571 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach; AG is at 573 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach.  Both are across from Bloomingdale’s.

About Fashion Island
As Orange County’s premier coastal shopping experience, Fashion Island features exclusive specialty boutiques, world-class department stores and a diverse assortment of restaurants and cafes. With nearly 16 million visitors a year, Fashion Island offers a sophisticated yet relaxed, resort-like atmosphere that is distinctively Southern California, with pristine views of the Pacific Ocean.

Owned by Irvine Company, Fashion Island is home to Orange County’s only Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Bloomingdale’s Home Store and Macy’s – in addition to Nespresso, American Tea Room, Urban Decay, NIKE, SoulCycle, Trina Turk, Vince, Joie and Halston Heritage. Fashion Island also features acclaimed restaurants such as Sushi Roku, FIG & OLIVE, Red O, CUCINA enoteca, Hopdoddy Burger Bar, Lemonade, True Food Kitchen and R+D Kitchen. For more information, please visit ShopFashionIsland.com.

About Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet
Launched in 2002, alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet is a brand that allows customers to express their personal style. With collections that juxtapose the whimsical and flirty with the sexy and sophisticated, a+o epitomizes the personality and sensibility of its founder, Stacey Bendet. The brand was born from Stacey’s quest to create the perfect pair of pants, and has since grown into a full lifestyle collection including ready-to-wear, gowns, shoes, accessories and handbags. Pulling inspiration from the world around her, Stacey incorporates bold colors, unique prints, and eclectic details to create vibrant and dynamic pieces. The brand is a Hollywood favorite with celebrity fans including Beyoncé, Gwyneth Paltrow, Katy Perry, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michelle Obama and Taylor Swift. alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet is available at aliceandolivia.com, over 30 free-standing boutiques located in major cities around the world including, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Dubai, Singapore, as well as over 800 of the finest department and specialty stores worldwide.

About AG
Established in 2000, AG emerged as a leading influence in the premium denim industry, elevating the traditional blue jean with meticulously cut silhouettes, artful distressing, and fabrics of the finest quality. Initially founded with an exclusive focus on luxury denim, AG’s evolution into a contemporary lifestyle brand began in 2008 when Samuel Ku, son of founder Yul Ku, took over as Creative Director. Since then, Samuel and the AG design team have focused on seamlessly integrating complete collections that reflect the true sensibility of the brand: Chic. Sophisticated. Classic.