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Red Balloon Warehouse Outlet

Womes & Childrens Designer Clothing
Costa Mesa

By Suzanne O'Connor

All good boutiques have end of season sales. But what do they do with what’s left over after the sale? Some sell their extra product to jobbers and outlets. Some store product for months and then have a huge sale. Then some. like the OC’s Red Balloon open a Warehouse Outlet and sell their remaining product at 65% off their original retail price.

Perfect for hipster moms with kids, the quality selection here run from children’s 0-14/16 and then women’s 0-12. The stock is hip and edgy, even though it last seasons/ last years merchandise.

You’ll find designer labels for women by La Rok, Glam Vntage, Plenty, C & C, Michael Statrs, Gold Hawk,  Splendid, Fluxus, City Lights, Quick Silver, Velvet,  Da Nang, Miss Sixty, Monkey Wear, Juicy Couture, Hudson, Catimini, Fuzzy Wuzzy, Piroette and moreJuicy Couture, Yvette Mandel, Citizens, Grass and 7 for All Mankind and more.

Kids labels included such sought after labels as Pirouette, Juicy Couture, Monkey Wear, Fuzzy Wuzzy, Catimini, Tessut, Da Nang, Hudson, Splendid , Quick Silver, Charlie Rocket, Flap Doodle, True Religion, Bill a Bong, Rare and more.

Shopping the racks here is easy cause it’s organized by size and by gender. I spotted some great kid deals including some boys True Religion jeans at $38 instead of $110. A boys Billa Bong top was $14 instead of the original $40. A Charlie Rocket shirt originally retailed at $36, but was here it’s $12.50. A stunning toddlers party dress by Victoria was $36 instead of $102. An Ella Moss Romper set was $16 instead of $46 and a Ctaminin wool poncho was $30 instead of the original $86.

The women’s selection had everything from evening dresses to tees. I loved this sexy jersey La Rok top for $47 instead of $136. A Gold Hawk silk crocheted dress was a wardrobe must at $133 instead of $382.  A Dolan cocktail dress original ran $272 . But here’s it’s $99. A basic Spendid tee was $16 instead of $46 and some Juicy Couture hoodies were $31 instead of $88.

They had a terrific selection of designer jeans by 7 for All Mankind, Grass, Frankie B., Paige Premium, Joes, Billy Blues, Citizens and more all at 65% off original retail.

The dressing rooms are the bare basics with just an area with a curtain. Aisles are tight but big enough for strollers and there is usually only one clerk to help you check out so be prepared to shop on your own.

The caveats are absolutely no returns and they are only open Tuesdays// Thursdays and the first Saturday of the month from 9am-2:30pm.

Cool OC outlet shopping with stellar buys on better designer goods. Worth the effort to go.

The Red Balloon Warehouse Outlet
1612 Babcock (enter thru side door)
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 631-3925
Cash/ CC only

Family Friendly Site
If it's Not Quality It's Not a Bargain
Safe Surf Rated