Forever 21 to Undergo Significant Expansion

Forever 21, one of the nation’s top shopping brands, is undergoing a significant expansion at Fashion Island. Set to open in late summer, the new store will be one of Orange County’s largest Forever 21 locations, boasting two stories and 36,307 square feet, more than triple its current 10,000-square-foot location. 

The expanded store will be located in the space formerly occupied by Circuit City. The new Forever 21 will feature a classic Italian-inspired façade with dramatic architectural elements. Shoppers will be greeted by a wide staircase flanked by raised planters and three towering archways with woven steel accents. Fabric awnings will welcome shoppers at the main entrance located on the street level. The store will also have a center-level entrance, near Fashion Island’s Pacific Court.

Forever 21, which opened at Fashion Island in 2003, is known for offering of-the-moment fashions and accessories in a hip and trendy shopping environment. The newly expanded location will offer a wider range of dresses, casual wear, shoes, jewelry, lingerie, cosmetics and other accessories, as well as sportswear, outerwear and accessories for men. The store is slated to carry several of Forever 21’s most popular lines including Twelve by Twelve, Heritage 1981® for men and women, and Love 21™.

“Forever 21 is one of the most successful retail brands in the nation,” said Keith Eyrich, President of Irvine Company Retail Properties. “Fast fashion is in high demand in the marketplace and the larger store will be embraced by Fashion Island’s trend-conscious shopper.”

Forever 21 is currently located by Fashion Island’s koi pond, where the store will remain open until the new location opens in late summer. The store can be reached at (949) 717-6621.

As Orange County’s premier coastal shopping experience, Fashion Island features specialty boutiques, world-class department stores and a wide assortment of restaurants and cafes. 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 Bloomingdale’s, Bloomingdale’s Home Store and Macy’s. A full-line Nordstrom will also open on April 16. For more information, please visit