Suzanne O’Connor’s Bargains LA

The Premiere Bargain Hunting, Bargain Shopping & Sample Sales Guide for the Los Angeles Area.

Bargain Finds

Home & Furnishings

APT2B.com

Featured Bargain Find
Modern Home Furnishings
Panorama City

Love modern home furnishings and décor? Then you’re gonna love Apt2B.com.

This recently launched, locally based website has savings of 10%-40% on modern home furnishings and décor pieces similar to pieces that you’d see at Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Crate & Barrel and other chic home furnishings store.

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Arizona Leather Furniture Outlet

Featured Bargain Find
Leather Furniture
Chino

If you love quality leather furniture, look no further than Arizona Leather Company Outlet. Famous for their high quality, American made, leather furniture, the distribution outlet in Chino, has savings 30%-60% on floor models, customer returns, discontinued samples and overstock.

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Asian Ceramics

Featured Bargain Find
Discount Ceramic Planters and Pots
Duarte

Want to spruce up your patio or yard with unique and colorful pots and planters? Look no further than Asian Ceramics in Duarte.
Usually selling only wholesale to landscapers, developers and designers, Asian Ceramics can save you 25%-80% on ceramic planters, pots and more in overstock, seconds and damaged product

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CA Liquidators

Featured Bargain Find
Liquidated Goods
Commerce

Love Bargain Basement pricing? Then you’re gonna totally flip at the CA Liquidators monthly warehouse sales. You’ll find savings of 40%-90% on men’s, women’s and childrens clothing, house wares, home décor, home furnishings, toys, linens, electronics, and more for the entire family.

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California Closeouts and Liquidations

Featured Bargain Find
Wholesale Liquidators
Commerce

California Closeouts and Liquidations is one of those great places that true bargain hunters flock to with closeouts and liquidated merchandise from manufacturers, distributors, stores closings and freight lines. California Closeouts sells to the public at 40%-80% below original retail on housewares, apparel, office and school supplies, toys, home décor, hardware, pet supplies, grocery, sundries, auto and electronics can be found here.

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Custom Comfort Mattress

Featured Bargain Find
Mattresses
Multiple Locations

The deal here is value. Instead of paying for over-hyped marketing, advertising and the huge markup the big commercial mattress companies charge, at Custom Comfort you’ll get your mattress manufacturer direct. All the mattresses here are made by them at their factory in Orange. No middleman, no excessive markup, no hyped “Sale” and no bull. You’ll save 20%-40% below the biggies on better quality mattresses.

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Dale Tiffany Outlet Center

Featured Bargain Find
Discount Lighting/Home Decor
La Mirada

Do you have champagne tastes? Well then, the Dale Tiffany Outlet is a store for you. Here you have the rare opportunity to buy beautiful gift and lighting reproduction pieces by Dale Tiffany, Handel, Galle Collection, Badash Crystal and Antique Road Show at incredible savings. This factory direct showroom carries last seasons overproduction, end of production, unique-one of a kind and closeouts at 20%-70% below average retail.

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Dish Factory Outlet

Featured Bargain Find
Discount Kitchenware
Multiple Locations

Like to cook? Then shop where the pros shop … at the Dish Factory. Here you can treat yourself to the professional wares top chefs use….at 20%-80% below retail everyday.

Need a new set of dishes, a mixer, refrigerator, pots, pans, cutlery, glassware or flatware? They have it here for less.

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DLM Off Price

Featured Bargain Find
Below Wholesale Designer Apparel
Commerce

Wholesale liquidator, DLM Off Price is shopping heaven for bargain fashionistas. Here you can buy brand name and designer label clothing for the whole family at 70%-90% off original retail. REALLY!

DLM buys up end of season remaining product from the Macy’s Group aka Macy’s and Bloomingdales as well as Van Maur, Kohls and other big department stores and sells to resellers most of the time. But on the last Saturday of every month, they sell to the public at jaw dropping savings!

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Felikians Carpet One

Featured Bargain Find
Carpet & Flooring
Multiple Locations

One look around Felikian’s Carpet One and you’ll never get your carpeting or hardwood flooring anywhere else. Under the leadership of Greg Felikian, a knowledgeable staff help make saving money on quality flooring easy. Savings start at 10% and often go up to 40% and more off regular retail prices. Stanton, Armstrong, Lee, and Bigelow are also here offered at solid savings.

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Frame Club

Featured Bargain Find
Framing
North Hollywood

In business since 1982, Frame Clubs’ owner Alona Crawford has employed three basic principles to keep prices at 30%-60% lower than other framing sources. Do all the work in-house, deal with local suppliers and services to hold down costs and locate in a low rent district.

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Grout-Tek

Featured Bargain Find
Grout-Repair, Cleaning & Sealing

Is your Grout looking dirty and dingy? Have food stains? Thinking about re-grouting or re-tiling? Don’t! Not until you get a free demonstration and quote from the amazing guys at Grout Tek…. The grout makeover, grout restoration specialists.

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Hollywood Piano Company

Featured Bargain Find
Pianos & Keyboards
Multiple Locations

The Hollywood Piano Company will help you to find that special piano for the best price in Southern California. From uprights to concert grands, player pianos to digital, they have them all… at 20%-60% below retail everyday, all the time.

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Hotel Surplus Outlet

Featured Bargain Find
Home Furnishings
Van Nuys

Hotel Surplus offers fine furnishings and fixtures from top ranked, 4 star hotels undergoing renovation or redecoration. These home furnishings run from mint to needs some attention and are offered at a fraction of the original price with savings at 35%-80% off of original retail.

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Just Like The Model

Featured Bargain Find
Home Furnishings
Irvine

Just Like The Model is a huge warehouse of home furnishing at 30% -70% below retail. Super deals on sofas, dining sets, chairs, lamps, armoires, accent tables, dressers, bedding, art and decorative items original displayed in model homes in New Housing Communities in Southern California and Nevada.

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National Flooring Liquidators

Featured Bargain Find
Flooring / Tile
Monrovia

National Flooring Liquidators is a 30,000 square foot warehouse full of first quality flooring in overruns, end of run, end of bolt, closeouts, overbuys and discontinued styles in ceramic and porcelain tile, laminate flooring, carpeting and hardwood flooring selling them to the public at 30%-60% below original retail. You’ll see well known names in the industry here: Shaw, Delin, Mohawk, Pergo, WilsonArt, Datile, Interceramic, Armstrong, Alloc, Edge, Mannington and more.

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Overstock Supercenter

Featured Bargain Find
Home Furnishings and Decor
Orange

I have a confession… I’m a furniture whore. I tend to be a bit over zealous on home furnishings and décor items, always shopping for something unusual.

Which was why, when I heard about Overstock Super Center, I asked hubby to come with me when I went. I knew I would need his strength to resist the plethora of furnishings and home décor bargains I would find.

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Red Barn Feed and Pet

Featured Bargain Find
Pet Supplies
Multiple Locations

This Valley landmark has been selling feed and pet supplies for over 55 years. First time shoppers are often overwhelmed at the huge selection at Red Barn. Everything from tack to shavings, exotic pet foods to doghouses and known pet food brands can be found here at savings of 20%-60% below retail.

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Savon Appliance

Featured Bargain Find
Discount Appliances
Burbank

If you love quality, great prices and honest service, you’ll fall in love with Savon Appliance. For over 35 years they’ve been selling used and restore antique appliances at savings of 25%-60% off the original price. You’ll find Maytag, Whirlpool, Kenmore, GE, O’Keefe and Merritt Wedgewood, Amana, Frigidaire, and more. Everything here is completely reconditioned and running like new

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Sofas, Tables & More

Featured Bargain Find
Discount Custom Furniture
Torrance

Love the hip, contemporary furniture designs from Restoration Hardware, Z Gallerie, Crate and Barrel and Pottery Barn?

Well you’ll jump for joy when you save of 30%-65% on similar designs on even higher quality home furnishings at Sofas, Tables and More in Torrance.

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The Cover Story

Featured Bargain Find
Custom Slipcovers
Van Nuys

The Cover Story is the secret wholesale slipcover source that interior designers use for high quality custom slipcovers at the best possible price.

But, you can go there too and save 30%-50% on custom slipcovers.

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The Outlet By ELS

Featured Bargain Find
Liquidator/ General Merchandise
Azusa

This fun place is a great source for incredible savings on almost anything imaginable. You’ll find apparel, home furnishings, electronics, small and large appliances, home and garden, hardware, home theater, bedding and linens, housewares, sporting, toys and more! All at savings of 40%-80% below retail!

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The Weiler Groups’ Appliance Outlet

Featured Bargain Find
Appliances
Chatsworth

The Weiler Group Appliance Outlet carries high-end, large appliances at 20% -40% off the retail price. These new appliances are customer returns, discontinued, last seasons model, showroom floor samples or a cosmetic scratch and dent by Viking, Thermadore, Miele, Fisher & Paykel, KitchenAid, Dynasty, Bosch, Whirlpool, Delonghi, Leibhern, and Gaggenau.

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A New Downtown Flea Market

Los Angeles

Vintage enthusiasts? Then catch a new Flea this weekend!

This next Sunday 7/28 (10am-4pm), the new DTLA Flea Market will be take over four parking lots in Downtown’s Historic Core (3rd & Spring) and feature up to 400 vendors selling new and vintage goods

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A Star Furniture

Home Furnishings
Glendale

Affording really good or even best quality furniture, even at a bargain price isn’t always achievable. Some of us may be single, in our first apartments, raising a family or another situation that prohibits buying the high quality furniture.

There is a place for low to mid level quality furniture and one of the places to get a good deal on that level of quality is A Star Furniture in Glendale.

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A-Z Mart

Whittier

As you may have noticed from Zannees Blog, we love older home furnishings. Before bargain hunting became an obsession, antique and vintage home furnishing hunting was a passion.

So I was surprised when I found A-Z Mart in Whittier

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Alfi Trade

Faucets, Toilets and Sinks
Los Angeles

When we suddenly had to upgraded our kitchen last year, I had to rush out a buy a sink and faucet fast. That last minute decision meant I couldn’t look around for a bargain spot to hunt for a great sink and faucet. You guys will be luckier since I found Alfi Trade.

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American Lock & Key

Locksmith
Los Angeles

Moving into a new home has it’s share of unforeseen expenses. One that we didn’t think we needed initially was a locksmith. But after the dust settled and we found that some keys didn’t match all the doors, couldn’t get a safety bolt to work on one door and we wanted a couple of new keys, we had to contact a locksmith.

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Bargain Molding

Home Renovation and Repair
South El Monte

On any renovation or home upgrade sometimes it’s the little extras that really make a difference both in the look of your home and the balance in your checkbook. But because of price, it’s often these little details that we do without.

Unless you know where to shop….

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Big Y Yardage

Fabric and Yardage
Orange

Savings of 15%-50% on name and designer upholstery fabric. Large selection of Tapestries, chenille’s, chintz, cottons, damasks, wools. Designer consultation available. Full service.

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Bring Down the House

Consignment Home Furnishings
Simi Valley

Trying to put together new furnishings for your home? Even with all the liquidation sales happening these days, decorating your home is a big expense.

Time to look again at a tried and true bargain shoppers friend….  consignment home furnishings where you can save 40%-80% everyday.

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Burke’s Outlet

Brand Name Clothing and Accessories
Sun City

Save 20%-70% on brand name men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and accessories along with deals on housewares, home decor, linens and more.

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Chalmers

Los Angeles

Chalmers is the perfect place to find deals on gifts for weddings, house warming, anniversary, birthdays, Bar Mitzvahs etc. I was delighted by the quality of crystal, art, fine china, tabletop giftware I found there by such notable names as Lalique, Daum, Versace, Kosta Boda, Lenox, Waterford, Reed & Barton, Jay Strongwater, Michael Aram, Nambe and more. This is a true hidden gem selling these items at 15%-45% below retail everyday

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Childrens Resale Stores

Shopping at kids resale stores when my daughter was little was a real budget saver. She had a great wardrobe and we didn’t have to spend much. Even now at 13, we go in to our local store and I let her pick a couple of items. I used these stores to pick up books, videos/DVDs, shoes, furniture… anything I may have needed at real budget prices.

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Chip Drop

If, like us, you are working on new drought resistant landscaping and are looking to add wood chips or mulch to your garden, you should check out Chip Drop.

Chip Drop is a service that helps connect arborists with homeowners and gardeners in their area who would like to receive wood chips.

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Christmas Decor Outlet

Christmas Decor Outlet
Buena Park

It’s always surprises me how fast the Holiday Season comes up every fall. In this recession, many of us have backed off decorating for the Holidays due to the expense. But now we have a Manufacturers Christmas decoration outlet with savings of 50%-85% to help make this fun time of year more affordable.

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Citadel Outlets

Los Angeles

I do like the Citadel Outlet Mall. I like the layout, food court and concierge.

But like every other outlet mall, the Citadel Outlets are now a mix of real genuine outlets mixed with “faux” factory outlets and retail stores with a sale section.

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Dahdoul Textiles

General Merchandise/ Textiles
commerce

I headed over to the Dahdoul Textiles outlet in Commerce this week. I had visited Dahdoul Textiles about 6 years ago and though everything was well below retail, I wasn’t impressed enough with the quality to write about it.  But I thought I should take another look.
Well, I wasn’t really wow’d this time either,  but I did find a few good buys.  Dahdoul sells lower end merchandise priced really cheap… about 10%-30% below what it should go for with a few items priced at a solid 50%-60% savings

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Deals in the Downtown Textile District

Home Decor Fabrics
Los Angeles

With our new home comes new décor, new window treatments and new upholstery.

After getting most my curtains through Villa Firenze Warehouse, I went to the wholesale textile district in downtown Los Angeles to search for more fabric for other drapery, pillows and some furniture I was having reupholstered. The deals were plentiful….

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Deja Vu Fashions

Claremont

Back when I was teaching at Scripps College in Claremont, I used to stop into Déjà Vu Resale. I hadn’t been in a long time, so it was time to go back.

Wow… this women’s resale shop has gotten even better. They are bigger, have a better selection of designer goods for women as well as vintage clothing for gals and guys….and they even have a small room with vintage home décor finds…. All at 30%-90% below retail everyday!

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Department Store Outlet

Pomona

Are you a bargain basement shopper? Willing to go the extra mile to score rock bottom pricing. If that’s you, a visit to Department Store Outlet is in order.

This is a funky, self serve, no frills shopping adventure in an old store front. There are just incredible deals of 65%-95% off retail on past seasons, department store overstock, customer returns, and distressed merchandise in better men, women and children’s clothing and house wares.

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Foam Mart

Upholstery
Burbank

An old time favorite for upholstery stuffing, crafts and construction projects is Foam Mart in Burbank. Around since 1963, daughter Andrea has taken over this family run business and is making this place a one stop destination for extremely hard to find products in a large selection of foams as well as fabrics, feather inserts to latex mattresses, insulation, craft and memory foam.

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Furnishings Direct

Home Furnishings
Orange

Tired of cheap furniture? Want the best quality for less? Then your destination should be Furnishings Direct.

Here you’ll find quality crafted, beautifully designed modern and Arts & Crafts styled home furnishings at 20%-50% less.

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Furniture Consignment and More

Long Beach

I love furniture consignment stores. As a creative DIY-er and an antique hound, consignment stores are one of the best places to haunt for stellar deals in home furnishings and décor. So when I spotted a sign that actually said furniture consignment while driving around Long Beach, I executed a fast U turn.

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Furniture Masters

Chino

After Macy’s closed both it’s furniture outlets a few years back, I wondered where their floor models, discontinued, overstock and samples would end up. Well I found one liquidator who not only carries Macys furniture overstock, but also sells overstock, discontinued, and showroom samples by Legacy, Jonathan Louis, Magnussen, Hammary, Lane and
more at 40%-85% off original retail.

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Furniture Town

Los Angeles

Sometimes places surprise you. That was the case when I walked into Furniture Town. Though it looked kinda funky on the outside, what I found inside was a large showroom with a huge assortment of home furnishings and accessories nicely arranged at pricing that was below market.

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General Wax and Candle

Candle Factory Outlet
North Hollywood

If you’re looking for candles for your holiday table or general decorating, General Wax and candle should be your first stop for bargain buys on a candles, accessories and candle making supplies.

A genuine factory outlet, General Wax and Candle has a huge selection of tapers, formals, novelty, column, decorator, votives, floaters in all shapes, colors and sizes at substantial savings of 20%-50% below retail everyday.

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Gibson Factory Outlet

Dishware/Home Decor
Commerce

The Gibson outlet is at the corporate and distribution headquarters. In a large modern building, the outlet is a good size with well organized racks packed with ceramic ware, kitchen ware, dishes and objects d’art at 50%-90% off original retail.

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Glendale Youth Alliance

Landscaping/Yard Maintenance
Glendale

Started in 1994, the Glendale Youth Alliance (GYA) provides job seeking skills and employment preparedness training for Glendale’s youth ages 14-24. They have several programs that provide mentored employment to youth and they’ll quote prices before starting work. Brush clearance, light office duties, hauling, landscaping, and more at pricing that is 25%-50% below.

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Habitat Restores

Surplus Building Materials
Pasadena / Multiple Locations

Habitat ReStores have both new and used surplus building materials donated by building supply stores, contractors, demolition crews and individuals. The products here range from door knobs to doors, sinks to lighting, windows to hardware, flooring and almost anything in between, all at prices that are 40%-70% below what you would expect to pay.

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Handy Market

Grocery / Specialty
Burbank

So I’m having dinner at a friend’s house in the heart of Hollywood and he drops some steaks on the grill. Not just any steak but two inch beauties that must weigh over a pound each. I bite into it and frankly it is one of the best steaks I have ever had. “Where did you get this meat?” I ask. “Handy Market in Burbank” is the reply. When I ask about the seasoning he says “just ask the butchers to season it for you… house specialty”. 

Really.

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HD Supply, Repair & Remodel

10-50% off building supplies

Spring and Summer usually bring with it home repair and remodeling jobs. Some of these big repairs can be costly, even if you do the work yourself. With every penny counting to stay on budget, you’ll be happy to shop at HD Supply Repair & Remodel.

HD Supply does a high volume, low markup business in huge warehouses, saving you 10%-50% on doors, windows, cabinets, flooring, lumber, moulding, tools, electrical, masonry, plumbing, heating & cooling and more.

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Home Consignment Centers

Calabasas

One shopping trend that is coming back after the recession, is resale furniture outlets.
Consignment furniture stores offer shoppers a great way to get a bigger bang for your buck as well as turn over your quality furniture for some cash.

Home Consignment Centers has been around for 17 years, but only in Los Angeles area for the last couple of years.

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Home Fabrics Inc

Home Decor Fabrics
Los Angeles

After our big move, we discovered we needed different furniture for our living room.

With budgets getting seriously tight, I dug up an old saved love seat and old chair that had originally belonged to my mom and sent them in for re-upholstery at Valley Upholstering. Not having fabric yet, I headed one more time to downtown LA textile district.

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Home Improvement

Spring and Summer are the time most of us think of doing some home improvement projects. If you’re tight on time and a budget too, don’t settle for Home Depot or Lowes just because it’s easy without checking out these great discount sources for Home Improvement projects:

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Hughes Estate Sales

Estate Sales
Altadena

If you like to treasure hunt for furniture, great buys on upscale stylish home furnishings will surprise you at the Hughes Estate Sale in Altadena. Savings here are 50% -75% off market or retail prices. If you get on their mailing list they’ll notify of estates sales they do from San Diego to Ventura. But, it’s at their monthly warehouse sales that they sell furniture that’s been pulled from storage units or estates that didn’t have time to arrange a formal sale. And the prices are so low ….their stupid!

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Jorge Garcia Furniture Restoration

Furniture Restoration
Pasadena

When we wanted to restore our antique furniture, only one re finisher totally understood our concept of restoration. Jorge Garcia works out of a small warehouse in Pasadena and specializes in antique polishing, restoration, refinishing as well as caning, rushing and carving. Jorge Garcia is especially good at matching wood tones and repairs. He does terrific work, gives accurate and fair estimates and is easy to deal with.

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King Richards Antique Mall

Antique Home Furnishings
Whittier

One of our favorite Holiday traditional pastimes is visiting local antique stores & malls. Most antique malls, stores and dealers have been hard hit by the recession and have lowered prices or a more willing to bargain.

The market has dropped and if you love antiques and can afford to buy, this is a good time.

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LA Mart’s All Access Wednesdays

Designer Home Furnishings
Los Angeles

Upscale Designer furniture stores and showrooms can be daunting and a bit intimidating to your average shopper. After all, this is the territory of professional interior designers, not us regular folks.  Not so fast…

The LA Mart has started opening up several floors of wholesale designer showrooms to the public on the last Wednesday of the month.

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Liquidation Center

Liquidation
Upland

Savings of 30%-90% on closeouts and liquidated goods in clothing, houswares, tools, home decor, bric a brac. A store full of surprises.

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Liquidation Gallery

San Dimas

Tucked away in the back of an industrial complex is a warehouse outlet that hardy, intrepid, treasure seeking bargain shoppers will love, The Liquidation Gallery.

These guys are jobbers, buying inventories, odd lots and one-of-a-kind items from auctions, businesses, estate sales, factories, manufacturers, stores, distributors etc. Everything else is fair game and they go for rock bottom prices so they can resell these items, both new and used, at 25%-80% below market retail everyday

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Low Cost Pet Vaccines and Services

Pet Services

The cost of owning a pet, be it a dog, cat or other animal can be a sizable expense, especially if you are a responsible pet owner. Quality food, grooming, regular shots, de-worming, health exams and health care can really add up. Finding ways to save money on these things is vital to maintaining a balanced budget, as well as a healthy, happy pet.
Here are a few good choices!

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Luxury Fabrics

Los Angeles

If you want to spruce up your home with new curtains, pillows, upholstery or accent pieces, the problem is finding the perfect fabric at the perfect price.  That problem doesn’t exist when you know about places like Luxury Fabrics in downtown Los Angeles.

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Manufacturer Furniture Clearance Warehouse

Home Furnishings
Commerce

Manufacturers Furniture Clearance Warehouse has savings of 30%-60% on quality home furnishings and décor items. They carry dozens of lines of better manufacturers including Aico, American Drew, Millennium by Ashley, Boyd, Fairmont, Lane, Pulaski, Magnussen, Schnadig, Samuel Lawrence, Ital Art, Brownwood and more

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Mary & Rafa’s Discount Outlet

Liquidator
Montebello

As liquidation stores go, Mary’s and Rafa’s Discount Outlet is a classic off price liquidator. Here they liquidate department store overstock, customer returns, excess product and freight damaged items selling them to the public at 35%-80% savings.

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Mattel’s Toy Outlet

Toys
El Segundo

Don’t know where to buy safe, good toys for the kids? Hold on to your seats cause getting kids toys and gifts just got a whole lot cheaper. The Mattel Toy Store, the official outlet for Mattel and Fisher-Price has direct to the public outlets with savings of 35%-80%!

Being a good Santa just became affordable!

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Mattress Sale Liquidators

Norwalk

If you’re looking for a new brand name mattress instead of getting one custom built, then you want to head out to Mattress Sale Liquidators.

The savings here are a real 40%-75%  below market retail everyday on brand name mattresses by Sealy, Stearns and Foster, Serta and Kirkland here. This tight, bare bones operation had a good selection of pillow tops, euro-top, posterpedics, premium mattresses as well as a few memory foam and latex mattresses too.

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Moskatel’s

Los Angeles

Attention Crafts peeps and DIYers. If you haven’t been to Moskatel’s, you’re missing on on a huge selection and some surprising discounts.

Across the street from the flower marts and a couple blocks from the textile area of downtown LA. This is not the wholesale Moskatel’s of my youth. But it still offers a mammoth selection

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Once Upon a Child

Children's Resale Apparel and Furniture
La Crescenta

A larger resale store with a terrific selection of cribs, furnishings, toys, strollers, hi-chairs, books, bedding and apparel from infant to size 12. Good selection of labels from boutique brands to department store. Savings are 50%-85% off original retail

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OTW Tile Outlet

Flooring/Tile
Los Angeles

Got a home improvement project? Wanna re-tile your entry way, bathroom, kitchen, patio or walkway? OMG…. Have I got a place for you!!! OTW Tile Outlet.

OTW Ceramic Tile outlet carries indoor or outdoor tile in ceramic, porcelain, mosaic, travertine. marble, and granite. It literally has got to be the best bargain place to get tile in Southern California. Really!

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Pottery Manufacturing and Distribution

Pottery Manufacturer/ Importer
Gardena

Shopping a long time, tried & true bargain source isn’t easy in Southern California where most independent discounters from years past have closed up. Not so with Pottery Manufacturing and Distribution in Gardena where you can save 30%-40% on ceramic pottery, pots and planters.

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Premier Antiques Furniture

Antique Home Furnishings
Monrovia

We are always on the prowl for quality used and antique furniture. Not only can you save money, but you’ll usually be able to buy higher quality than buying brand new. Hubby and I came across Premier Antique Furniture when we were buying flooring at National Flooring Outlet in Monrovia. Hidden across the parking lot in a 2-story building was a small sign for antiques.

Intrigued, we ventured in.

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Price Coast Outlet

Montclair

If you think you’ve been to Price Coast Outlet….you haven’t. Only open a couple of months, this Inland Empire bargain shopping gem is not associated with an Orange County outlet with a similar name.

The deals here run from good to eye popping…. A cool 30%- 75% off retail pricing

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Researching Around Town

I visit a lot of stores that are great bargain stores. But some don’t always fit the mission of BargainsLA.  Just Friday, I had to pick up my kid in Santa Monica, so I left 4 hours early and stopped at a multitude of stores on route. Only one out of four fit the criteria. Here’s how it went down.

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Restoration Hardware Outlet

Long Beach

OMG! The Restoration Hardware has real savings of 20%-80% on their past seasons remaining product, floor models, customer returns, scratch & dent, overstock and discontinued product. You’ll find chairs, dining, sofas, chests, bookcases, beds, patio, cabinets, bedding, rugs, gift items and more here. So if you’re a fan of their designs, you may go a little bonkers.

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Roku

Electronics & Appliances

We’ve cut cable TV down to basic cable and only have basic cable in one room instead of several. The biggest change, however was the addition of Roku.

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SAS Fabrics

Fabric
Hawthorne

In this recession, many of us are looking to save on everything…. Looking for rock bottom deals, choosing to become crafters by “doing it ourselves”. Instead of buying pre-made, we’re now sewing curtains, garments and home décor items. If you’re anywhere near the South Bay area, SAS Fabrics is just about the cheapest place on the planet to buy fabric and notions. Savings here are 60%-95% off original retail.

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So.Cal Liquidation Center

Anaheim

As most homeowners are aware, there is always some kind of repair or improvement chore to do around the house.  Maintaining your home is an ongoing project. Thankfully, there’s a resource that’s sort of a Home Depot outlet in Orange County.

So. Cal. Liquidation Center is a small operation that liquidates, overstock, shelf pulls, discontinued and customer return items, mostly from Home Depot but also from Lowes and Sears

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Sterns Drapery and Fabrics

Home Decor Fabrics
Sherman Oaks

During our home renovation this last Winter, I headed back and forth to fabrics stores in downtown L.A. about 10 times to shop for upholstery and window treatment fabrics. Though the selection and prices were great, driving into downtown and paying for parking each time, got a bit old.

I felt kinda stupid when I completely forgot about long time, tried and true fabric outlet, Sterns Drapery and Fabric in Sherman Oaks. So I went to visit.

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Su-Zanne

Pacoima

Do ya love Z Gallerie and Restoration Hardware furniture? Then you’ll love a new secret warehouse outlet, Su-Zanne that imports, designs and manufactures home furnishings in the same styles at 30%-70% less.

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Sunland Produce

Grocery
Sun Valley

I am a big fresh fruits and vegetables eater and have always wanted to stop into the Sunland Produce Company in Sun Valley. So taking hubby along we went out to Sun Valley to shop this independent market.

We were not disappointed. In fact, it was a delightful surprise!

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Superior Nut Company

Grocery: Nuts, Candies, Dried Fruit
Los Angeles

The Fall is the season for entertaining, baking and gift giving. If like me, you like to entertain, bake and give gift baskets, you need to know about Superior Nut Company.

This wholesaler of nuts, dried fruit and candy, operates a retail store out of their wholesale offices selling at 35%-65%  below average retail.

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Survival Kits Online

Earthquake Preparedness Supplies
West Hills

At Survival Kits Online located in a small warehouse/ store off the beaten path in West Hills, you can get emergency preparedness kits for less. On average 20%-50% less. You can buy piece by piece or buy a pre-made kits for less.

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Thanksgiving & Holiday Entertaining

Thanksgiving and the Holidays are literally around the corner and if you’re entertaining guests, having a party or going to any parties, it’s time to get prepped!

Though we can’t give you any real cooking tips, we can help you get extra plates and place settings, linens as well as hostess gifts and gourmet foods for less. Here are some great bargain sources to help make your Holiday celebration shine.

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The Deals Center

Costco Liquidator
Stanton

I love finding small businesses who liquidate customer returns and overstock from Costco. The Deals Center is one of those small, family run outlets that sells Costco items at 35%-75%  below retail.

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The Long Beach Antique Market

On the Third Sunday of every month, The Long Beach Antique Market happens at Veterans Stadium on the Long Beach Community College Campus.

Packed with hundreds of vendors, (over 600 on this last visit) you’ll find everything from Victorian treasures to Mid Century furniture and jewelry to re-purposed/ distressed items at prices that average 30%-60% below market retail.

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The Missing Link

General Liquidator
Ontario

Every liquidation company seems to have it’s niche.  Marine Cargo Claims handles unclaimed cargo freight directly off the docks. Meaning they’ll buy any kind of item here that moves by ship, truck and rail. From designer clothing to home furnishings, toys to electronics, housewares, tools… even building materials.

Luckily for us, they have an outlet, The Missing Link. 

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Top 10 Bargain Sources for 2012

Here they are…our top 10 new Bargain Sources for 2012!

Every year we research dozens of new stores, outlets and discounters. Out of these we pick the top ten new sources for each year. It isn’t easy, but here they are.

See if you agree.

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Top 10 Bargain Sources for 2013

Here they are…our top 10 new Bargain Sources for 2013!

Another year gone and well over 70 new hot bargain places reviewed. Here’s the best of the best with some pretty cool Honorable Mentions!

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Toys, Toys and More

Let’s face it, one of the best parts of Christmas and holiday shopping is buying for children. The annual ritual of ripping gift wrap off packages and the memories of the oohs and aahs that result from this gleeful event last a lifetime.

So here are my picks of places to find that perfect toy for that perfect kid for a lot less!

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Turf Terminators

Over the last 3 years, we’ve torn out half our lawn, both front and back as well as the side yards and put in drought tolerant cactus, grasses and succulents. It was a lot of back breaking work that I don’t want to ever do again.

But with California severe drought and the financial incentives you can get through the DWP and Metropolitan Water authority, it’s now time to take out the rest.

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Twinkle Twice

5 locations
Whittier

One of the best ways for moms to save money on children’s clothing is to shop resale / consignment shops where you can find some serious bargains on gently used kids stuff.  Now moms can add a few more places to their list with Twinkle Twice Children’s Resale Boutiques.

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US Appliance Outlet

Commerce

Near the Citadel Outlets is a neat little outlet with sizable savings on large appliances. US Appliance Outlet buys up manufacturer floor models, scratch and dent, discontinued and costumer returns and then after inspection, sells them at 20%-50% less than the big retailers.

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Valley Upholstering

Furniture Upholstery
Northridge

Finding an Upholsterer who is well priced, consistency does quality work with exceptional levels of workmanship and design, isn’t easy. But not anymore…

Since 1978 Valley Upholstering has been the source used by chic interior design firms, large retail stores to do “their” upholstery work and custom designed upholstered pieces. Why pay those inflated prices when you can go directly to the source and save 40%-70% on the exact same service.

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Water Heater Depot

Riverside

Water Heater Depot is a whole lot more than just water heaters. This liquidation company buys up liquidated goods & closeouts from manufacturers, wholesalers and auctions.

They also buy refurbished and “As Is” used product in Water Heaters, household items, appliances, lighting, tools, garden tools, plumbing, vanities, water faucets and bathroom tubs, towel bars & rails and more at 40%-75% off original retail.

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Wear It Once, Wear It Twice

Burbank

I started shopping children’s resale stores when our daughter was born.  I saved thousands of dollars on her wardrobe, toys, books, furniture etc. Considering it costs over 200,000 to raise one kid to age 18, saving money is important, no matter what income bracket you’re in.

For parents in the San Fernando Valley, a good resource is Wear it Once Wear it Twice children’s resale in Burbank

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Wholesale Garden Ceramic Planters

Ceramic Garden Planters
Duarte

Since we live in Southern California we spend much of our social life outdoors. So we’ve been slowly planting and sprucing up our yard and patio areas. As we continue to work on our garden and patio we have been shopping for good prices on ceramic planters.

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World Caravan Outlet

Paadena

If you keep your eyes open you can find outlets in the strangest places… like a retail mall!
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The World Caravan Outlet at the Paseo Colorado mall is a real discount outlet.  This is a great place to shop for casual linens, home décor and home furnishings with savings of 20%-70% everyday.

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Z Gallerie Outlet

Home Furnishings
Gardena

The Z Gallerie outlet sells scratch and dent, customer returns, damaged floor models, discontinued, overstock and some canceled orders, all at 50%-70% off.

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