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Irvine Spectrum Center Hosts O.C. Fashion And Food Truck Meet Up

SoCal’s hottest boutiques on wheels as well as O.C.’s favorite food trucks will roll onto the shopping center for the weekend of May 15-17

IRVINE, Calif., April 29, 2015 – Because what goes better with fashion trucks than food trucks? Irvine Spectrum Center will kick off its second annual Fashion Truck Meet Up from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, May 15 through Sunday, May 17 at Giant Wheel Court. Featuring some of SoCal’s hottest boutiques and restaurants on wheels, the event will also highlight some of Irvine Spectrum Center’s most popular fast-fashion boutiques that have been invited to set up pop-up shops alongside the fashion and food trucks during one of the evenings.

“We’re always looking for different ways in which we can provide a great shopping experience for our customers, even if it means bringing two different shopping worlds together,” said Easther Liu, Chief Marketing Officer for Irvine Company Retail Properties. “In this case, we decided to not only bring these popular fashion trucks right onto our shopping center for a day, but also some of Orange County’s most popular food trucks. We’ll also invite select boutiques from our center to do cool pop-up shops alongside the fashion trucks for a really fun shopping event, complete with music and informal modeling.”

Shoppers are invited to check out the following specialty fashion-mobiles during the event:

  • Le Fashion Truck, credited as being L.A.’s first fashion truck after opening in 2011, has since been featured in major national and international press, including NBC’s Today Show, USA Today and Lucky Magazine. Le Fashion Truck offers clothing and accessories by emerging designers for women on the go who love the boho-chic aesthetic – find everything from handmade jewelry to scarves, handbags and more aboard their pink truck, which also comes outfitted with a dressing room. 
  • L.A.’s premier boutique on wheels, J.D. Luxe, offers up all the latest trend-forward looks and accessories with a bohemian-meets-rocker edge. From maxi dresses to statement jewelry and even its own line of ultra-soft tanks, tees and hoodies for both men and women, J.D. Luxe is its own fashion house on wheels.
  • Michael Stars, the popular California womenswear brand, will bring its “Curbside Boutique,” a 16-foot beach-themed fashion truck for guests to peruse their 2015 Spring/Summer collection of perfect-fitting tees, shorts, linen pants and tops, dresses, jackets, rompers, jumpsuits and more with prices ranging from $40 to $200.

In between shopping, guests are invited to try delicious fare from:

  • The Lime Truck, from local OC chef Daniel Shemtob, winner of The Food Network’s Great Food Truck Challenge and owner of TLT Food at Irvine Spectrum Center. Find all your favorite SoCal-inflected fare such as carnitas fries, ahi poke nachos and pulled-pork nachos
  • Dogzilla, O.C.’s favorite hot dog truck, features Japanese fusion hot dogs for the adventurous palate seeking familiar favorites with a modern, cultural twist. The classic American street food is taken to a whole new level by adding yakisoba noodles, furikake seasoning, home-made teriyaki sauce, avocado and other non-traditional toppings you won’t find on other hot dogs. 

From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, select Irvine Spectrum Center fashion boutiques will create a pop-up fashion experience. Shop curated closets in Giant Wheel Court, then head to the boutiques to shop their full collection, complete with in-store activities and shopping incentives. Participating stores and events include: 

  • Francesca’s Collections: Cool off with an iced coffee or tea from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf beverage station while you receive henna tattoos by talented artists. 
  • Irene’s Story: Enjoy your shopping experience with a braid bar by MyBlow LA and sounds from DJ Jenny Katzen. Don’t let the party stop before you treat yourself to a purchase of one full priced pair of shoes or accessories and receive another pair of shoes or accessories FREE! (Free item must be of equal or lesser value.) 
  • KAITLYN: Indulge in frozen banana bites from Hannah’s Bananas while you capture your shopping adventure in a Flipbooth. Lucky shoppers receive 20% off all purchases and a bonus gift with purchase of $50 or more.

Information: www.shopirvinespectrumcenter.com.  

About Irvine Spectrum Center

Irvine Spectrum Center is Southern California’s ultimate entertainment and lifestyle destination, visited by more than 17 million people each year.  The center features Nordstrom, Macy’s and Target, along with more than 130 stores, restaurants and entertainment venues, including the country’s most successful Improv Comedy Club, as well as Orange County’s most popular movie theater, a 6,400-seat, 21-screen movie theater with an IMAX screen. For more information, please visit ShopIrvineSpectrumCenter.com