Lab

Top choice mall in Costa Mesa

Sister property to the Camp across the street, this outdoor, ivy-covered ‘anti-mall’ is the original in-your-face alternative to South Coast Plaza, even if nowadays more (cool) national chains have moved in. Sift through vintage clothing, unique sneakers and trendy duds for teens, tweens and 20-somethings. For short attention spans, contemporary art exhibitions are displayed in shipping containers at ARTery.

Dining options here include Habana, Ruin and more.

Fun fact: the Lab is in a former goggle factory.

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