The mall's original mermaid logo is seen in this snapshot. One of the shopping center's four anchors -J.W. Robinson's- is also in view.
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Another vintage snapshot also shows the FASHION ISLAND Robinson's. Buffums', a second anchor department store, looms in the background. At the center of the photo is Robinson's renowned "World's Largest Wind Chimes" sculpture, which was designed by conceptual artist Tom Van Sant.
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A rendering of Buffums', which was based in Long Beach. The Robinson's and Buffums' stores had ocean view restaurants on their upper levels.
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