Orange County’s version of the SF’s Ferry Building is the OC Mart Mix, located within the South Coast Collection (SoCo) in Costa Mesa. It is a retail complex housed in a modern open loft-like space built with recycled natural woods, corrugated metals, and sustainable materials. Small boutiques are clustered around an atrium furnished with comfy sofas and chairs creating a warm and inviting place to meet friends and hang out. The OC Mart Mix has an eclectic array of vendors selling home accessories, handmade and vintage clothing, paper goods, fine foods, and furniture. There is also a wine bar/olive oil purveyor and a stylish coffee bar. On Saturdays, there is a farmers market outside featuring a small group food purveyors and a rotating lineup of haute food trucks.
The outdoor patios are done in a minimalist style, complete with rock gardens and succulent plants in tall modern containers.