As COVID-19 Cuts Indoor Shopping, Luxury Mall Moves Shops To Garage

I guess you’d say Prada can’t wait. When the COVID-19 pandemic forced South Coast Plaza, the massive, luxury mall in Orange County, California, to close its indoor spaces, it didn’t just shut down. It converted a section of its parking garage into open-air shopping suites for its high-end retailers.

Opened this month, the Pavilion at South Coast Plaza provides an indoor-outdoor shopping experience, complying with California’s strict coronavirus safety measures. Luxury suites in the mall’s garage allow customers to make appointments with dozens of high-end boutiques.

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