Mission Viejo Mall Names New Names, Its Own Included


The Mission Viejo Mall, which is in the midst of a major renovation, announced Tuesday the names of 47 retailers and restaurants that will become tenants at the spruced-up center, including two stores making their Southern California debuts.

The overall list included an array of tony specialty shops, such as Garys Ermenegildo Zegna, A/X Armani Exchange, Fendi and Sharper Image. It also included the big guns in home furnishings: Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma and Restoration Hardware.

New to the Southland are DKNY and Polo Jean Co. Mall owner Simon Property Group Inc., based in Indianapolis, had announced earlier that Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue will join existing department-store anchors Macy’s and Robinsons-May.


The $150-million renovation, which began last June, is the 20-year-old mall’s first face lift. It is expected to be completed this fall.

Mall officials said last week that the center is taking a new name--The Shops at Mission Viejo--to reflect the “casual elegance” of its new architecture and the fresh mix of merchants.