South Coast Collection, known as SOCO, is one of the leading design destinations in California. It is actually the only interior design center in Southern California and features 20 world-class showrooms of home furnishings, antiques, outdoor accessories, fixtures and appliances.
SOCO does not solely cater to the interior design trade but openly invites the everyday consumer to experience the diverse offerings.
Scroll down for this week's 5 Fabulous Reasons and discover why SOCO is more than your average shopping center.
Many of Southern California's top chefs call SOCO and The OC Mix home. The restaurants within the center are creating a vibrant new culinary capitol in the heart of Orange County. Foodies can indulge in award-winning restaurant concepts including Pueblo, ST Patisserie, Bistro Papillote and Taco Maria, helmed by Food & Wine Magazine's Best New Chef Carlos Salgado.
SOCO is the only interior design center in Southern California to combine an array of world class purveyors of home furnishings, fine antiques, outdoor living, fixtures, appliances and finishes that cater to both the public and the interior design industry. In one afternoon you can shop leading design showrooms including Design Within Reach, Cisco Home, HD Buttercup and Roche Bobois and more. Each showroom features experienced on-site design professionals standing by to assist homeowners and their designers to create unique spaces.
With a lineup of fun classes and DIY workshops, SOCO is much more than a shopping destination! Offering everything from chocolatier workshops at ST Patisserie, cooking classes at Surfas Culinary District to wine tastings at LCA Wine. SOCO will take your cooking game to the next level. For the design-minded among us, the center's design showrooms also offer an assortment of interactive classes like furniture painting at Peinture or terrarium planting at UNI Home Store.
SOCO's vibrant community events are perfect for family outings, date nights and Orange County day trips. Recognized as one of Orange County's entertainment hubs, the center is always buzzing with outdoor movie nights, family-friendly holiday celebrations or signature events like Uncorked, an annual wine and food festival, featuring wineries from across California.
SOCO and The OC Mix boasts a roster of small boutiques and local businesses that offer brands you just can't find anywhere else. Every week, artisans and local farmers also convene for SOCO's Farmers Market, set in the center's picturesque farm stands. When you shop SOCO and The OC Mix, you're not just finding one-of-a-kind products but also supporting small businesses in the community.