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Elie Tahari Opens First Freestanding Califorrnia Boutique at Fashion Island

Elie Tahari has opened its first freestanding California boutique at Fashion Island. The new 2,500 sq. ft. store offers the largest selection of Elie Tahari outside of New York. Located in the Neiman Marcus-Bloomingdale’s Courtyard, the store represents the entire brand vision and range including women’s, men’s and accessories collections.

The Fashion Island Elie Tahari boutique, designed in collaboration with renowned Italian architect and interior designer Piero Lissoni, provides the perfect backdrop to complement the modern sophistication of the Elie Tahari brand. In keeping with Mr. Tahari’s passion for mid-century design, the store’s furnishings include an Edward Wormley Dunbar sofa and a pair of magazine tables, a Noguchi coffee table, a Carl Auboück primitive side table and a pair of Hans Wegner cane chairs. A dramatic floor-to-ceiling glass and metal façade frame the entrance while blackened steel hang rails line the store, creating a striking backdrop for the collections. European white oak flooring, Venetian plaster walls, silk carpets and vintage Venini chandeliers complete the décor.

“We are thrilled to be opening our first store in California and couldn’t imagine a better place to do so than at Fashion Island. Southern California attracts people from all over the world, so we are excited to introduce the Elie Tahari lifestyle to this area. We are eager to continue to expand the number of freestanding Elie Tahari boutiques and are delighted to be adding this eighth store in the United States to our growing portfolio,” said Elie Tahari, Chairman.

“We are committed to bringing the best designer names to Fashion Island and Elie Tahari is an ideal fit for our sophisticated and trend-conscious shoppers,” said Keith Eyrich, president of Irvine Company Retail Properties. “Elie Tahari is a welcome addition to the center and is certain to be embraced by the coastal community.”

Elie Tahari is located in Fashion Island at 575 Newport Center Drive in Newport Beach and can be reached at (949) 258-7933.

Elie Tahari is a privately held corporation with a global presence in more than 40 countries and in more than 600 U.S. stores. Elie Tahari has freestanding boutiques in New York, East Hampton, Bal Harbour, Las Vegas, Boston, Atlanta and Boca Raton. Elie Tahari has come to define modern sophistication with his inspired collections of understated grace and elegance. To see the latest from the Elie Tahari Collection, please visit www.elietahari.com.

As Orange County’s premier coastal shopping and dining experience, Fashion Island features specialty boutiques, world-class department stores and a wide assortment of restaurants and cafés. Visited by more than 13 million people annually, Fashion Island offers a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere that is distinctively Southern California.

Owned by Irvine Company, Fashion Island is home to Orange County’s only Neiman Marcus, as well as Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Bloomingdale’s Home Store and Macy’s. For more information, please visit www.ShopFashionIsland.com.