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Discover the South Coast Plaza Mall!
It's part "regular mall," part "luxury boutiques," and just plain huge!
In the slide show above, you're viewing pictures of South Coast Plaza Mall and some of its fine stores. This lovely Orange County mall is conveniently located just off of Interstate 5 in Costa Mesa, making it an ideal shopping destination for tourists and local residents alike. On this page, you'll discover the practical information you need to plan your successful shopping safari (South Coast Plaza address, directions, etc,) plus a listing of the stores you'll find.
South Coast Plaza Mall OverviewDo you love shopping? If so, you'll LOVE browsing through one of the largest malls in greater Los Angeles---which is, in fact, one of the biggest malls in the entire USA! That mall is South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa (Orange County), California.
South Coast Plaza is a true shopping "destination" which draws visitors from all around Southern California...and from out-of-the-area, as well. One reason for its popularity is this: South Coast Plaza not only offers shoppers "regular" mall stores, but it also boasts of having a large selection of luxury shops and boutiques as well! At the South Coast Plaza Mall, you could truly shop for a day at the beach and a night at the Oscar ceremonies, all under one roof! You may shop in climate-controlled comfort while enjoying SCP's elegant and tasteful decor.
Also adjacent to the South Coast Plaza Mall is the Metro Pointe Mall. At cute Metro Pointe outdoor mall, you'll find entertainment, restaurants, snacking, and some bargain-oriented stores. (It's the Metro Pointe Mall's Edwards 12 Cinemas that you see in the photo to your left.) Though the Metro Pointe Mall has different ownership from South Coast Plaza, many visitors to either one of these two malls shop at both places on the same trip.
On this page, you may find information about the businesses in the South Coast Plaza Mall's MAIN BUILDING and at Metro Pointe. Some of our readers prefer shopping at South Coast Plaza's main mall building and not reparking nor walking over to the other SCP buildings. These readers prefer a concise directory of shops and restaurants they can find directly in SCP's main mall. This page is for you, then, if you don't plan to venture out of the main mall area.
However, there are OTHER South Coast Plaza shopping areas IN ADDITION to its main building...and offering still MORE wonderful shopping and opportunities. One such addition is the attractive South Coast Plaza West building...which is a large & beautiful mall in its own right. (You may remember that SCP West used to be called "Crystal Court.") South Coast Plaza's many stores & restaurants also spill over into the "South Coast Plaza Village" shopping center, just north of the mall (across Sunflower Street.) If you'd like to find out the stores in either of these two other South Coast Plaza locations, please head to the "South Coast Plaza West/Crystal Court" page of our site. Or, to see an alphabetical directory of all stores in ALL of the mall's different buildings, please see our South Coast Plaza A to Z store listings page.
South Coast Plaza Main Building -- Clothing Stores
Major Department Stores
BLOOMINGDALE'S department store is a popular high-end department store at the mall. The South Coast Plaza Bloomingdale's phone number is 714/824-4600.
MACY'S has 3 stores in the South Coast Plaza complex. Macy's and Macy's Men's store are at the "main" mall, and the Macy's Home Store is across the street in the mall building that USED to be called Crystal Court. The Macy's main store phone number is 714/556-0611 The Macy's Men's Store telephone number is 714/556-0600; and the Macy's Home Store telephone is 714/708-3333. (The Macy's Home Store is terrific---a whole department store-sized building devoted just to housewares and furniture!)
The other anchor stores at South Coast Plaza are: The NORDSTROM Department Store (phone number 714/549-8300), the SAKS FIFTH AVENUE department store (telephone number 714/540-3233) and the SEARS department store (phone number 714/850-2100.)
Clothing stores at South Coast Plaza's Main MallHere is the list of stores at the main mall building of South Coast Plaza which specialize in apparel for men, women and teens. To discover clothing stores in the South Coast Plaza West building (formerly known as Crystal Court,) please visit the South Coast Plaza West" page of our site. Or, to see an alphabetical listing of all stores in all of the mall's three different buildings, please see our South Coast Plaza A to Z store listings page.
Abercrombie & Fitch, phone 714/979-7178
Do you like bargains? To discover factory outlet store locations of some of the hot stores listed above, check out the "Where to find your favorite outlet store" page of this website!
South Coast Plaza Watch & Jewelry Stores
Here's a list of watch and jewelry stores in the main building at the South Coast Plaza Mall---
Baccarat, telephone number 714/435-9600
South Coast Plaza Mall Accessories Stores
Following, you'll find a list of accessories specialty boutiques in South Coast Plaza's main mall building---including footwear, handbags and general accessory stores:
Aldo Shoes, phone number 714/979-1081
To see a list of accessories stores in the South Coast Plaza building formerly called "Crystal Court," please look at the South Coast Plaza, Part 2" page of this website.
South Coast Plaza Mall -- Children's StoresFollowing is a list of stores of special interest to children in the main building of South Coast Plaza:
Abercrombie kids, phone number 714/432-1330
Note: Almost all of the above stores are in the half of the mall bordered on one end by Sears and the other end by Bloomingdale's.
Pamper yourself at the South Coast Plaza Mall!
Here's a listing of stores and salons in the main building at the South Coast Plaza Mall where your health and beauty come first and foremost! Relax with a facial...find a new fragrance...add to your cosmetics collection. South Coast Plaza offers you top-notch stores and salons, as you might expect from Southern California's premiere retail destination. Here's that list---
Art of Shaving, telephone 714/460-1988
*There are a few more good pampering salons over in the South Coast Plaza building formerly called "Crystal Court." Check them out at the South Coast Plaza, Part 2" page of this website.
South Coast Plaza Mall -- Still more stores!In this section, you'll find stores that didn't fit into the above categories, such as electronics, home decor and other services:
Assouline Publishing, phone 714/557-1882
You'll find still MORE stores in the South Coast Plaza building formerly called "Crystal Court!" In fact, many of the South Coast Plaza Mall's best home decor and housewares are over in that mall building. You can check out the list of stores on the "South Coast Plaza, Part 2" page of this blog.
South Coast Plaza Mall -- Restaurants and SnackingThe restaurants and snack bars in the main building (and main building parking lot) of South Coast Plaza Mall are---
Anqi by Crustacean, phone number 714/557-5679
Still more restaurants: Despite the many restaurants on this list, there are still more dining options at South Coast Plaza. In addition to restaurants at the Main Mall, the building formerly called "Crystal Court" AND the mall property called "South Coast Plaza Village" have fine dining restaurants, casual eateries, and snack shops that you'll enjoy. Discover the other restaurants that await you by viewing the "South Coast Plaza, Part 2" page of this website!
The Metro Pointe Mall at South Coast Plaza
Edwards Stadium Theaters, a popular entertainment hot spot!Metro Pointe is a shopping, dining & entertainment center adjacent to South Coast Plaza, but under separate ownership. Most local and vacationing visitors don't really care who owns which mall here; they're just glad that still more businesses are all together in one location so that they can get everything they need all in one spot.
Metro Pointe is the "entertainment" highlight in the South Coast Plaza area. At Metro Pointe, you can catch movies at the Edwards 12 Cinema. At the Edwards 12 Theaters, each individual theater features state-of-the-art sound and stadium seating. Though there are only 12 movie theaters in this Edwards location, the complex offers about the same variety of first-run movies as larger cinemas (because larger complexes often just show the same films repeatedly in several auditoriums.) Because the parking situation is so good at Metro Pointe (with 2 parking structures serving it) and because less crowds are attracted to the smaller-sized cinema, it's a favorite place of mine to see movies. The Edwards 12 Theater phone number is 714/428-0962. Or, if you'd rather check out the movie listings and schedule of showtimes online, you may use the following link to see the Edwards Theater/Regal Cinemas official website.
Restaurants and eateries at Metropointe include the Arriba Baja Grill, phone number 540-4001; Cosi, phone number 714/957-6191; Finbars Italian Kitchen, phone number 641-3000. You can also hear the band well from the following snack bars: Jamba Juice, (delicious fruit smoothies) telephone number 714/428-1140; Subway Sandwiches, phone number 714/957-1014; and Cold Stone Creamery phone number 714/545-5028.
Other restaurants and snack shops in the Metro Pointe Center (but away from the band area) are: Boudin Sourdough Bakery & Cafe, phone number 714/557-1849; Karl Strauss Brewery Restaurant phone number 714/546-2739; and Starbucks Coffee, phone number 714-492-1782.
Another center of activity at Metro Pointe Mall is the Barnes and Noble Bookstore. It's somewhat of a tradition (when no band is playing) for people awaiting their movies to head to Barnes and Noble to browse at the magazines and books. Also, Barnes and Noble, which stays open until 11 pm nightly, is a hot hangout for young folks doing their homework in the evenings. The Barnes and Noble phone number is 714/444-0226.
There are also a small number of stores at Metro Pointe...not a big shopping selection, but these are popular stores that draw a good crowd. At Metro Pointe, you may also shop at---
Best Buy, (electronics & appliances) phone number 714/434-0132
South Coast Plaza and Metro Pointe -- Maps, Directions and Contact Information
The South Coast Plaza phone number is 1/800-782-8888.
The normal store hours at South Coast Plaza Mall are as follows: Mondays through Fridays, the mall opens at 10 am and closes at 9 pm; Saturdays, the South Coast Plaza opening time is 10 am and its closing time is 8 pm; Sunday, the mall's shops open at 11 am and close at 6:30 pm. Note that individual department stores, restaurants, and the Edwards Cinemas at Metro Pointe may choose different operating hours.
The South Coast Plaza address is: 3333 S. Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA. Directions to South Coast Plaza: From Interstate 405 in Orange County, take the Bristol Street exit; the mall sits in just to the side of the freeway. If you are headed to Metro Pointe, you might find it easier to take the Fairview Exit, then make a short jaunt down South Coast Plaza Drive until you reach the mall.
To get a better mental picture of where you'll be heading, use the following link to view a
Google street map of the South Coast Plaza and Metro Pointe area of Costa Mesa, California