Fashion Island is an upscale open-air shopping mall in Newport Beach, California.
The large courtyard outside the Bloomingdale's building is occupied annually by a large Christmas tree. About a week before Christmas, every year, the tree is lit, preceded by extravagant holiday performances. The trees are taken from a private timber area near Mount Shasta, and shipped to Fashion Island in several pieces, which are then re-assembled using steel rods and a large crane.
Dean & DeLuca opened a new West Coast flagship store at Fashion Island in the fall of 2009. On January 29, 2008, Nordstrom announced that it had signed a letter of intent to open a 138,000 sq ft (12,800 m2) store in 2010 in the former Macy's Women's Store location.
In 2009 the Irvine Company began a $100 million renovation of the mall and changing the Spanish style to an Italian style.