Billed As “An evening In Tuscany
Salvatore Ferragamo celebrated its grand opening at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa on Tuesday amid fanfare and hoopla extra befitting the arrival of royalty than a shoe store.
About 500 company crowded into the brightly lit, 5,600-square-foot retailer to get their first take a look at Ferragamo’s sherbet-coloured handbags, leather-based trench coats, elegant pumps and different luxurious goods earlier than heading to a nearby tent for an Italian buffet and fashion present of the Ferragamo spring assortment. The gala was held in honor of the 35th anniversary of Angelitos de Oro, the auxiliary of Big Brothers/Massive Sisters of Orange County.
Stepping Into Orange County
Billed as “A night in Tuscany,” the event began with guests ogling the boutique’s gleaming black lacquer and beige interior, with its marble flooring imported from Tuscany, shelves lined in beige grosgrain and black fixtures. Occasion-goers who didn’t wish to squeeze inside the store mingled exterior, admiring the small Italian gardens planted in every store window.
“We’re ecstatic so many people got here, particularly with this rain,” said Cecilia Nott, who co-chaired the occasion with Barbara Carr.
The South Coast Plaza retailer is the seventh Salvatore Ferragamo to open in North America. Massimo Ferragamo, ferragamo fanisa hobo bag president of the company’s North American operations and son of the late Salvatore, surveyed the surroundings along with his wife, Chiara.