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Trina Turk Opens First OC Boutique at Fashion Island

Los Angeles fashion designer Trina Turk has opened her first Orange County lifestyle boutique at Fashion Island. Designed by Kelly Wearstler, who designed Turk’s Los Angeles and Palm Springs boutiques, the 2,555 sq. ft. store is located in the courtyard across from Bloomingdale’s and Neiman Marcus.

The store is hosting a holiday shopping event on Thursday, December 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. with champagne and gift with purchases of $250 or more.

“Fashion Island is a perfect location for my fourth boutique. The coastal lifestyle and outdoor setting reflect my West Coast roots,” said Turk, who is inspired by all things California, from the sun and surf to landscape and architecture. “I love the relaxed yet sophisticated style of Newport Beach. This is what my collections are all about.”

Known for her flattering fit, graphic prints and color, Turk’s namesake boutique showcases her signature dresses, sportswear, handbags, sunglasses, swimwear and select vintage pieces as well as the menswear collection created exclusively for her boutiques. Select home items including vintage furniture and pillows covered in Trina Turk’s graphic prints are also available.

A California native, Turk learned to sew at only 11 years old, and after studying fashion design at the University of Washington, one of her first jobs brought her back to the Golden State where she designed surf wear for Ocean Pacific. She launched her brand in 1995 and that same year, sold her collections at major retailers across the country. Recognized as one of today’s hottest designers, Trina Turk was honored with The Fashion Achievement Award at the LA Fashion Awards in 2005.

Fashion Island, owned by Irvine Company and located on the Newport Beach coast, is Southern California’s premier open-air luxury retail center. Fashion Island has nearly 200 unique and designer boutiques, restaurants and Orange County’s only Neiman Marcus, as well as Bloomingdale’s, Bloomingdale’s Home Store and Macy’s. Dean & DeLuca will open a West Coast flagship in June 2009 and Nordstrom will open at the center in spring, 2010.

For more information, call (949) 721-2000 or visit www.shopfashionisland.com.