Valentino Reveals South Coast Plaza Revamp


Valentino is showing off a bigger and better look at South Coast Plaza.

The Costa Mesa boutique has grown to 2,300 square feet boutique, combining old and new elements to creae the intimate atmosphere of a palazzo.

The revamped Orange County location has an enfilade of rooms, each carrying a different aspect of the collection and conveying said differentiating aspects with a custom palette of colors, textures, surfaces and lighting.


The architecture makes use of opulent yet subtle materials, such as grey Venetian terrazzo with Carrara chippings, American Walnut, marble, glass, leather and soft carpets.

The design is made cohesive by an inset floor panel made of timber parquet, marble in black and white chessboard patterns, or wool and silk carpet, with a continuous Venetian terrazzo frame. Wall finishes vary from room to room, including mirrors which have been sandblasted alternately on both sides. There are also chandeliers, which are assembled from optical lenses set in brass bezels into a range of shapes.

The South Coast Plaza boutique, as conceived by Creative Directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli in cooperation with architect David Chipperfield, will carry Valentino women’s ready-to-wear, handbags and shoe collections.

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Images courtesy of Valentino