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
Los Angeles

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
Warehouse Sales
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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Direct Furniture Warehouse

Featured Bargain Find
Manufacturer Furniture Warehouse
Vernon

Find outstanding savings of 35%-65% on upholstered home furnishings at Direct Furniture Warehouse.


This local manufacturer outlet has contemporary upholstered furniture that is normally found at boutique retail furniture stores nation wide.  But here, instead of retail, you’ll find wholesale and below pricing on new discontinued styles, one of a kind samples and factory overstock.

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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 75%-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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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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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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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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Zodax Factory Outlet

Featured Bargain Find
Home Decor Factory Outlet
Panorama City

Love entertaining and home decorating? Have champagne taste, but a beer budget?
Wow….Have I got a place for you!

Hidden in an industrial area in the San Fernando Valley is one of the most famous manufacturers of Home Décor, Textiles, Home Fragrance, and candles…. Zodax.

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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-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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Buy Rite Termite and Pest Control

Termite and Pest Control

When we purchased our home 5 years ago, the house had been tented for termites. So we postponed signing up for regular pest and termite maintenance plans. But when we noticed termite dropping on our office door jam, we knew it was time to get an inspection and servicing.

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Carpet Manufacturer’s Warehouse

Commerce

Hidden from view, down an alleyway in Commerce is one of the best deals in town for discounted quality carpeting, Carpet Manufacturer’s Warehouse.

This 98-year-old family run business (really!) is a one of kind gem. You’ll find savings of 30%-60% off market retail on end of roll, discontinued and closeout carpeting by Shaw and Mohawk in over 4200 roles of carpet.

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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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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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Estate Sale Companies

Estate Sale Companies

Some outstanding bargains can be found at Estate Sales. We’ve bagged, bargain basement steals on glassware, artworks, tools, plants, furniture, patio, vintage apparel and much more at 20%-75% below market value

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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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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

Commerce

Need some dishes or kitchen ware? Then head out to the Gibson Factory Outlet in Commerce for manufacturer direct savings.

The outlet is at the corporate and distribution headquarters.  Housed in a large modern building, the outlet is large and well-organized racks packed with ceramic ware, kitchen ware, dishes, flatware, glassware, cookware and objects d’art at 10%-70% 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 For Humanity Restore

We are serious “Do it Yourself” peeps. If you own a home, you know there is always something to repair or improve. So for most small projects, we try to do it ourselves.

One of our regular haunts are the Habitat for Humanity Restores. With over 10 Southern California locations, this reseller of new and used home improvement items is a treasure trove. Whether you’re restoring an old Craftsman or just need to fix a leaky faucet, this is a source you’ll want to visit again and again.

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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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HD Warehouse Direct

HD TV wholesale outlet
La Puente

Out in the San Gabriel Valley is a small warehouse that holds incredible bargains in HD TV’s. Here you‘ll find brand new HD TV’s from both last seasons and current models at real savings of 25%-40% off market prices that beat Amazon and Best Buy every time!

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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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It’s Back to School Again!

Good lord… It’s back… Back to school that is! It’s that time of year for kids to get ready to go back to school.

So let’s start with the best sources for the basics.

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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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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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M & L Fabrics

Anaheim

If you like to sew, upholstery, quilt or simply make things, you should know about M & L Fabrics in Anaheim. Here you’ll find a great selection of home crafting, upholstery and apparel fabrics at 25%-80% less than Joanne’s.

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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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Matteo Factory Store

Los Angeles

If you adore fine bed linens, you probably already know about Matteo Los Angeles.

Famous for their vintage inspired, quality linens, they have developed a loyal following. But you may not know that they have a factory store in DTLA. Regularly found at Restoration Hardware, Layla Grace, Gilt, and One Kings Lane, here you’ll find all their current line at retail pricing as well as select savings of 30%-90%.

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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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Modern Bathroom

North Hollywood

If you want to redo your bathroom, you know how expensive it can be. Savvy renovators should take a look at Modern Bathroom in North Hollywood. This modern showroom carries product by Kohler, Toto, Americh, Altmans, Wyndham Collection, Fairmont, Grohe, Hansa, California Faucet and more.

Average savings in the front showrooms are 10%-40% below manufacturer list. But that’s not where the steepest savings are….they’re in the huge back area w/ savings of 40%-80%!

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Mother’s Secret

Orange

When my daughter was little, one of my favorite haunts was a kids resale boutique in Orange called Mothers Secret. I would regularly stop after work and pick up a few items and chat with other Moms. It was a great resource for my fast growing kid.

Since my last visit, the store has moved down the street from the old location.

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One Stop Bargain Shopping

One stop outlets and sales

If you could get a large chunk of your shopping at one place, at much lower prices, wouldn’t you go? Ya, me too!

Here are several one-stop bargain shopping places to bag bargains on everything from electronics to lingerie for a lot less!

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Pink Plum

Pasadena

If like me, you love to hunt for deals at Flea Markets, Thrifts and Vintage stores, you’ll love Pink Plum in Pasadena. This classic vintage, retro store has a wide array of items ranging from knick knacs and jewelry to furniture, home deco, shoes, clothing and accessories all under one roof at prices that are much less than what you’d expect.

Here they keep it real with vintage, used and antiques items generally running 20%-70% less than antique malls.

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Previously On

Burbank

YES!! New on the home furnishings resale scene is film and prop reseller Previously On in Burbank. Owner Nick, buys up previously rented, used home furnishings and home décor from local film and television studios from TV shows and pilots that are either canceled or not picked up. The furniture has been used on set, but never used in a living situation.

This store front has savings of 20%-70% on both modern new and classic furniture….

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Re Use People of America

Los Angeles

With the summer months usually comes home fix it, re-decorating or home improvement projects. Do it yourselfers, handy men and the frugal minded home owners are always looking for ways to save.

One of those ways is with the ReUse People of America. This demolition company de-constructs upscale homes and resells the usable parts back to the public at much more lower pricing. Think of it as a resale Home Improvement

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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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Revival Furniture

Los angeles

If you love Mid Century Furniture and eclectic home furnishings, you need to put Revival Furniture on your list of haunts.

This off the beaten path, funky little warehouse is were many dealers haunt to get the best pricing on one of a kind finds that they mark up and sell for 2-3 times the price to Westside and Hollywood hipsters.

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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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Sam Liquidator Furniture

Ontario

Brand name furniture is not a guarantee of quality any more. Which makes having to buy new furniture a cautious affaire, whether you buy at retail or at a discounter. So if you have to work harder to shop, you should save some money.

Sam Liquidator Furniture in Ontario has really good buys on a huge selection of furniture with savings of 40%-70% on brand name furniture ...

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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 Fabric & Drapery

sherman oaks

After cruising the fabric district on Saturday and coming home empty handed, I decided to try long time, tried and true fabric outlet, Sterns Drapery and Fabric in Sherman Oaks.

This home decor fabric outlet has savings of 25%-70% off of retail on high quality fabrics with names like Waverly, F. Shumacher, Kravet, Robert Allen, Riverdale, Cranston Home and more.

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Summerhill Antiques Ltd

Orange

If you love unique, upscale, quality antiques, I have a store for you. Situated in The Old Town Orange Circle district is Summerhill Ltd.  Here there are fine, upscale antiques from Asian, to French to designer pieces all at pricing that was 20%-50% below what these same pieces would retail for in Los Angeles or Pasadena.

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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 Ethan Allen Clearance Shop

Corona

Known for their high quality construction and timeless style, Ethan Allen is hard to find at a discount. But lucky for us they have a Clearance, AKA Outlet right here in Southern California.

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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 Pottery Barn Warehouse Outlet

West Covina

So ya want Pottery Barn furniture, but can’t afford the retail price. No worries…. You have the Pottery Barn Warehouse Outlet right here in West Covina. find overstock, discontinued and customer returns in both perfect condition, stained and scratch & dent from Pottery Barn, PB Teen, West Elm and William Sonoma Home. Savings run 20%-60%  off original retail at the Warehouse Outlet with most savings in the 30%-40% off range. But right now everything is an additional 40% off!

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This N That

Fountain Valley

While out and about in the OC last week, I came across a charming little thrift/ consignment store, call This N That.

Initially I stopped in cause I tend to love little hole in the wall stores that sell used items. But as I wandered thru the place I noticed the prices are at least 10%-50% lower than other resale / thrifts.

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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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Top 10 Bargain Sources for 2014

Here they are…our top 10 new Bargain Sources for 2014!

Another year gone and well over 65 new hot bargain places reviewed. Here’s the best of the best.

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Top 10 Bargain Sources for 2015

Here they are…our top 10 new Bargain Sources for 2015!

Another year gone and well over 65 new hot bargain places reviewed. Here’s the best of the best.

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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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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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World Plus Consignment

Consignment Furniture Outlet
Fountain Valley

Wow, home furnishings consignment store, World Plus Consignments is gonna knock your socks off with their huge selection of unique home furnishings at substantial savings!

Here you’ll find a contemporary and eclectic collection of home furnishings, art, décor and gift items priced at 30%-70% below original retail.

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Worldwide Exotics

Lake View Terrace

As we design our drought tolerant, California friendly yards, we’ve run into some issues at local nurseries. The biggest issue was the staff at standard nurseries, though reasonably helpful, didn’t know enough about cactus, succulents, grasses, natives and other drought tolerant shrubs to help us design a garden that would really work for the long term. Then we found Worldwide Exotics!

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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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