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Fashion Island mall turns 50 with a challenge to remain in fashion

Fashion Island mall turns 50 with a challenge to remain in fashion

Fashion Island sees itself as a peerless luxury shopping experience uniquely situated minutes from Newport Beach’s sandy shores.

“As it relates to the guest experience, that has always been our chief focus. Fashion Island was created as, and will always aim to be, a place where guests can gather, where they can experience something special, something more than just a mall,” said Dave Moore, president of retail properties for the Newport Center mall’s owner, the Irvine Co.

And as the local icon celebrates its 50th anniversary on Saturday, it looks to leverage what makes it distinct — its oceanside, outdoor setting among Mediterranean-inspired architecture, upscale brands and...

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