Rodd & Gunn, a modern lifestyle-driven menswear brand, opened its first-ever U.S. storefront and flagship at Fashion Island. “We jumped at the chance to open a store at Fashion Island– we feel the Newport Beach community embodies the ideal Rodd & Gunn customer,” said Mike Beagley, managing director for Rodd & Gunn.  In partnership with Townsend & Associates, Jillian Sabaugh spearheaded the transaction to ensure this emerging New Zealand-based brand launched very first at Fashion Island, even though several other world-class centers were vying to be their American first.