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Bonobos Set To Open Its First O.C. Guideshop At Fashion Island In March

The online-based menswear retailer’s brick & mortar space will allow customers to try on apparel and have their orders shipped to their door

February  2015 – Bonobos (www.bonobos.com), the largest online-launched men’s clothing brand in the United States, brings its brick-and-mortar e-commerce store – the Bonobos Guideshop – to Newport Beach’s Fashion Island in March. 

Marking the brand’s first Guideshop in Orange County, the Bonobos Guideshop at Fashion Island in Newport Beach will be a physical 1,085 square-foot space, serving as a highly personal extension of Bonobos’ comprehensive customer service. The Guideshop offers guests the opportunity to see and try on the clothing in-person before placing an order on the popular retail website – which can be completed on-site at the Guideshop, or from the comfort of home.

“Bonobos will bring together the best of two shopping worlds for a unique hybrid shopping experience where you can receive the tailored customer service and interaction that only a brick & mortar location can provide, but with online ease,” said Stacie Ellis, senior director of marketing for Irvine Company Retail Properties. 

Known for its expert fit and award-winning customer service, Bonobos has been revolutionizing the way men shop since opening its first Guideshop doors in 2011 at the company’s headquarters in New York City. Bonobos Guideshop at Fashion Island will be the brand’s fifteenth location nationwide and the first in Orange County, California. Currently, Bonobos has Guideshop locations in Austin, Atlanta, Bethesda, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Georgetown, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose and two in New York City, with plans to introduce the concept in additional domestic cities throughout the year. 

The Bonobos Guideshop at Fashion Island will be located near Nordstrom. For additional information on this Guideshop location and Bonobos, please visit www.bonobos.com. 

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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 15 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 Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Bloomingdale’s Home Store and Macy’s – in addition to Orange County’s only Neiman Marcus, Nespresso, Urban Decay, SoulCycle, Ella Moss, Trina Turk, Vince, Joie and Halston Heritage. Fashion Island also features acclaimed restaurants such as FIG & OLIVE, Red O by Rick Bayless, CUCINA enoteca, Lemonade, True Food Kitchen and R+D Kitchen. For more information, please visit ShopFashionIsland.com.

ABOUT BONOBOS: Bonobos is a clothing brand focused on delivering great fit, excellent customer experience, and a fun approach to menswear. Launched online in 2007 with its signature line of better-fitting men’s pants, Bonobos is now the largest apparel brand ever built on the web in the United States. In 2011 Bonobos extended offline, launching Bonobos Guideshops, e-commerce stores that deliver personalized, one-to-one service to those wanting to experience the brand in person.  In 2012, Bonobos expanded its distribution partnering with Nordstrom, bringing Bonobos apparel into select doors nationwide and to Nordstrom.com. Across channels, Bonobos is focused on delivering a well-targeted brand promise: world-class fit, an innovative shopping experience and an energetic brand spirit. Bonobos was named “One of America’s Hottest Brands” by Advertising Age, “Best Men’s Pants” by New York Magazine, one of Inc. Magazine’s “20 Awesome Facebook Pages” and was awarded Crain’s “Best Places to Work in New York City” in 2011 and 2013.  Visit www.bonobos.com