The mall's original mermaid logo is seen in this snapshot, with one of the shopping hub's four anchors -J.W. Robinson's- in view.
Photo from the Irvine Company


Another vintage snapshot, this showing J.W. Robinson's, with Buffums' in the background. At the center of the photo is the renowned "World's Largest Wind Chimes" sculpture. The fixture was designed by conceptual artist Tom Van Sant.
Photo from http://www.dshistory.com


A rendering of Buffums' 80,000 square foot FASHION ISLAND location. Both the Robinson's and Buffums' stores had ocean view restaurants on their upper levels.
Drawing from http://departmentstoremuseum.blogspot.com