FASHION ISLAND was dedicated, with the "Flight To Fashion Island" charity ball, on September 9, 1967. Here we see revelers celebrating in front of Lerner Shops.
Photo from http://www.shopfashionisland.com ("Fashion Island, Celebrating 50 Fabulous Years")


In this snapshot, we see the storefront of Newport Children's Bootery. Back in the days, it was common for a shoe store to be named a "bootery". Clothing shops were sometimes named a "toggery" ("tog" being an informal word for clothing). These two terms are now quite archaic and are seldom, if ever, used in the United States.
Photo from http://www.shopfashionisland.com ("Fashion Island, Celebrating 50 Fabulous Years")


The Tobacconist, Inc. sold pipes, tobacco and other smoking paraphernalia.
Photo from http://www.shopfashionisland.com ("Fashion Island, Celebrating 50 Fabulous Years")


FASHION ISLAND, circa 1968. The 909,000 square foot complex was built on land where the July 1953 National Scout Jamboree had been held. The site had also been under consideration for the original Disneyland (which was eventually built in nearby Anaheim). At its formal dedication, the shopping center featured fifty-six stores and services.


FASHION ISLAND TENANTS 1968:

THE BROADWAY (with Chafing Dish Restaurant and freestanding Tire Center) / J.C. PENNEY (with Coffee Shop, Beauty Salon and freestanding Auto Center) / J.W. ROBINSON'S (with Lido Buffet Restaurant) / BUFFUMS' (with Franciscan Room Restaurant) / Apropos / B. Dalton Bookseller / Bath Shop / Brett-Walker Goldsmith / Children's Bootery / Chris Fashions / Clark's Jewelers / Coco's Family Restaurant (outparcel) / Desmond's / Di Orrio's / Gentry Shop / Hallmark of Newport / Island House Community Meeting Room / Jolly Roger Restaurant / Judy's ladies' wear / Karl's Toys / KOCM-FM Studios / Leed's Qualicraft Shoes / Lerner Shops / Mediterranean Imports / Motherhood Maternity / Neal's Sporting Goods / Newport Barber Shop / Newport Beauty Salon / Newport Candle Center / Newport Child / Newport Florist / Newport Shoe Repair / Northcott's Restaurant / Ontra Cafeteria / Phelps Wilger / Pickwick Fashions / Plummer's / Robert Burn's Cutty Sark Restaurant / Russo's Pets / Sam Bork Originals / See's Candies / Show-Off / Silverwoods for Men / Slavick's Jewelers / The Look / The Tobacconist / Waltah Clark's Hawaiian Shop / Warren's Stereo / Westrook's Yardage / Youngland / Zale's Jewelers