Suzanne O’Connor’s Bargains LA

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

Bargain Finds

San Gabriel Valley

San Gabriel Valley Listings

Arcadia Discount Outlet

Featured Bargain Find
Discount Outlet
Arcadia

Hidden is the back of an industrial park is a new gem of an outlet warehouse, Arcadia Outlet. Arcadia Discount Outlet sells overstock, shelf pulls, end of season, scratch & dent, floor models, open box and freight damaged product from Costco, HSN, Macy’s, Target, Home Depot & others at pricing that is 40-80% off original retail.

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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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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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Happy Eyes

Featured Bargain Find
Designer Eyeware/Prescription Glasses
Glendale

Happy Eyes is a real gem of a store that has had held prices down since they opened in 1992.  Frames start at $25 for non designer.  Single vision lens start at $35. Bifocals start at $65 and at Happy Eyes you can get transitions lens starting at $98. He even has Blu Tech blocking coating at $135 instead of $250 elsewhere and Progressive lens start at $125.

Plus they have a great selection of designer frames at 30%-40% below market retail.

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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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Ski and Snowboard Outlet

Featured Bargain Find
Ski and Snowboards
San Gabriel

Just in time for Winter…Ski and Snowboard Outlet is back… a one-stop bargain bonanza for your ski or snowboarding needs. In their large showroom you’ll find a tremendous selection of outdoor snow apparel for men, women and children along with great buys on new and used ski’s, snowboards and accessories. Savings range from 30%-80% on new apparel and gear.

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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 20%-60% below retail!

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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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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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Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic Care
La Canada

This last winter, I needed some chiropractic adjustments. I didn’t have a lot of money to spend on it and needed regular visits.

Considering our difficult move in February, the stressful renovations and a long history of old dance related back injuries, I needed to get back in alignment. I also was hoping to start a more serious work out regime this Spring and knew I wouldn’t be able to handle the exercise if I was out of alignment.

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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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Divine’s Furniture

Vintage Furniture
Monterey Park

I originally visited Divines Furniture way back in 2003. As an avid antique hound, I immediately fell in love with the place. Rows and rows of Vintage, Antique and Mid- Century Home Furnishings and tons Tiffany styled lighting at way below market pricing.

Now, 13 years later I ventured back. I brought Hubby in tow to make sure I didn’t buy anything. That’s how good this place is.

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Enterprise Car Sales

When we had our car totaled 2 weeks ago, our Credit Union rep recommended starting our used car search at Enterprise Car Sales. A Division of Enterprise Rent a Car, here they sell their used vehicles at below market prices.

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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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Grocery Outlet Bargain Market

New on the local grocery scene is the Grocery Outlet.  Unlike other, so called “ Grocery Outlets”, this chain is one to take notice of. You will save up to 50% on everything.

These well-organized, clean stores have a selection that can compete with regular markets. You’ll find almost everything on your Grocery list. Well, maybe not every single brand name, but enough to make shopping here worthwhile. Which is something few grocery outlets can claim.

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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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HDTV Outlet

Pasadena

Want a New HDTV? Have I got a place for you!

The HDTV Outlet sells, scratch & dent, display, Out of Box, customer returns, past seasons, discontinued models and overstock TV’s from Costco & Sam’s Club. Yes, the prices here are a great deal lower than Costco, Sam’s Club and Amazon.

Completely gone over and refurbished if needed, you can save 30%-70% !

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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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Jack Winter Auto Inspection

Auto Inspection
Los Angeles

Shopping for a good used car takes some research and a good mechanic. After doing the initial homework on the car ourselves, including web search, consumer reports buying guide and a test drive, we call in our favorite roving mechanic, Jack Winters, to inspect the car.

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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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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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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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Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse

Shoes and Accessories
Irvine

Men’s and women’s current designer shoes at 20%-70% below retail. Big designer names, huge selection, no kids.
Accessories too.

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Off Fifth

Hi-End Designer Items
Ontario

The Saks Fifth Ave outlet has discounts on high-end, designer items 25%-70% off original retail. Designer clothing for men and women, accessories in designer handbags, shoes, scarves, jewelry and leather goods. Cosmetics by Estee Lauder, Clinque and Bobbie Brown.

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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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P.E. Deans Consignments

Pasadena

If you want quality in home furnishings, but don’t have a big enough budget, one of the best solutions is shopping at Consignment Stores.

Furniture consignment stores generally offer quality, used, higher end designer pieces as well as vintage and antique pieces at well below originally retail.

P.E. Deans Consignments in Pasadena does just that in it’s easy to shop store.

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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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Ritz Resale

Pasadena

Years ago I used to stop in and shop Ritz Resale in Pasadena. Then I thought they closed.

I’m excited to say, I was wrong. They are still open in a different location and still one of the best resale boutique shopping experiences you’ll ever have.

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The Joint

Affordable Chiropractic Care

For about a year I have been getting nearly regular chiropractic adjustments at a place called the Joint in Glendale.

Each one of these Franchised Chiropractic Clinics is individually owned with licensed chiropractors. The original idea was to offer routine chiropractic care by making it more convenient, friendly and affordable.

They’ve done just that!

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The KOBE Factory Outlet

Range Hood Outlet
Arcadia

KOBE is a leader in the kitchen ventilation, Range Hoods industry and is based in Arcadia. And at that location is their distribution warehouse where a small section in the corner has deals on open box, aka floor models with discounts of 40-70%.

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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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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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Top 10 Bargain Sources for 2016

Here they are…our top 10 new Bargain Sources for 2016!

Another year gone and well over 70 new hot bargain places reviewed. Here’s the best of the best.

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Trina Turk Outlet

South Pasadena

Way back in the day, Trina Turk clothing was not as well known as her line is today and she had a little outlet at her Alhambra headquarters. But times change, her brand grew globally and the outlet disappeared. Even though you could still shop her incredible Sample Sales, I for one, missed the outlet.

So I was thrilled to find they had opened a small new outlet in South Pasadena.

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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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Walker Viden Luxury Consignment

Pasadena

Though I live a more casual lifestyle, I still want the best, for less. I am not motivated as much by brand or designer as I am by quality and design. Thankfully, I have found Walker Viden in Pasadena.

Just open 8 months, this small, charmingly sophisticated shop carries the very best women’s designer brands at 50%-75% off original retail.

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