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Top 10

Our Top 20 Discount Outlets

By Kevin O'Connor

Filed Under: Top 10,

We started BargainsLA in Fall 1999. Every week we researched a new discount store or outlet. That’s a lot of researching and writing! Of the 1000 or so outlets we reviewed, many closed or changed what they did. But we still had over 400 to look over again. Of those, we narrowed it down to 50 and then 30 and finally, painfully just 20… The best of the best from the past 20 years. These were chosen for quality, selection, ease of shopping and range of discounts.

So here they are in no particular order:

Joie, Current Elliot, Equipment Sample Sale Store When you can’t rush to another sample sale, you can enjoy easy, relaxed shopping at the Joie/ Current Elliott/ Equipment Factory store in Vernon. Save 60-85% on all three women’s labels. Open weekdays only, the inventory is either past season or current season samples (mostly smalls) with some overstock thrown in.

5201 S. Santa Fe Ave., Vernon, CA 90058 (323) 277-3900, ext 5708

Just Like the Model
This showroom is packed with new & used quality home furnishings originally from the model homes at 40% -90% below retail. There’s everything from lighting and bedding to sofas and tables, appliances and even decor & dishware. The inventory turnover is lightning fast. Pouncing is a necessity. Wow!!

17391 Murphy Ave., Irvine, CA 92614   (714) 968-9888.

Vertigo Paris Outlet
More like a boutique, this official outlet has discounts of 40-90% off original retail on first quality, in season and past seasons women’s clothing. Perfect for career women, Vertigo Paris isn’t often seen at discounters. Finding a large outlet with gorgeous product is great.


1326 Santee St., Los Angeles, CA 90015   (213) 747-2704

Z Gallerie Outlet
Z Gallerie outlet sells home furnishings in scratch and dent, customer returns, damaged floor models, discontinued, store overstock and some canceled orders, all at 40%-75% off. Some imperfect items, some perfect…. All priced at prices that will make you cheer!


1855 W 139th St., Gardena 90249.  (310) 630-1200

Roger Stuart Clothes
This Downtown store is a perfect example of skipping the middle man markup to buy quality menswear at wholesale prices. This manufacturer of finely crafted men’s suits sells direct to the public at 40-75% off everyday. The only place for quality suits, for less.


729 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles 90014 213.627.9661

Half Off Clothing
This hipster boutique has discounts of 40-80% off retail on quality designer clothes & accessories for gals and guys.Find past seasons over production by Johnny Was, My Tribe, Biya, Levi’s, Love and Liberty, Affliction, Lucky Brand and others. Awesome outlet!


1748 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027   (323) 665-1526

Mattress Sale Liquidators
Save 40-70% on brand name mattresses by Sealy, Stearns and Foster, Serta and Kirkland. This bare bones operation has a good selection of pillow tops, euro-top, posterpedics, premium mattresses as well as a few memory foam and latex mattresses too.


11577 Slater Ave., #A, Fountain Valley, 92708 (714) 660-0623
1814 N. Tustin St., Orange, CA 92865 (714) 930-2311
and San Diego
www.mattresssaleliquidators.com

Shopaholic Sample Sales
Save 40-80% on choice pieces at this beautifully edited women’s fashion outlet. Find Cameo, Finders Keepers, Greylin, Heather, Bordeaux, DL1961, LA Made, Frank & Eileen, Dress the Population and more. A hot spot to pop into often to bag the best for less.


8032 W. Third St., Los Angeles, CA 90048   (323) 930-9909
234 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90004 (323) 498-5758

The Hunt Fine Consignment
This furniture consignment store carries a beautifully curated selection of home furnishings at 40-80% below original retail.
Owner, Margaret uses her expertise to find closeouts, samples, bloopers and also consigns from private parties, giving The Hunt a uniqueness all its own.


23461 Ridge Rte Dr.,  Suite A, Laguna Hills, CA 92653   (949) 305-4868
www.huntconsignment.com

Gary’s & Co. Rack
Hey Guys… This is where you go for quality clothes at great prices?  Here you’ll save 30-80% on men’s better designer apparel, shoes, suits, sweaters, blazers and more in end of season remainders from their regular retail stores. But here it’s much, much less!


148 W. Main St., Tustin, CA 92680 (714) 832-8466

Hotel Surplus Outlet
A one stop outlet for savvy furniture shoppers, offering brand new, home decor and furnishings as well as furnishings, decor, art and fixtures from top ranked, 4 star hotels undergoing renovation or redecoration at 30-80% off original retail.


16625 Saticoy St., Van Nuys, CA 91406   (818) 787-7807

Macy’s Furniture Clearance Center
Find huge savings of 40-85% on home furnishings, rugs and mattresses in customer returns, showroom samples and discontinued styles. Most of the product here is like new, or a brand new customer return. The mattresses are disinfected and their super steep discounts reflect that.


200 Brea Mall, Brea, CA 92821 (714) 990-1400

La Dolce Vitae Warehouse Outlet
Luxury for less! Save 30-85% on authentic luxury handbags, shoes, clothing and accessories by Versace, Balenciaga, Miu Miu, Tom Ford, Gucci, Armani, Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana, Jimmy Choo, Loubotin, Montcler, Tory Burch, Stella McCartney and more!


1903 E. Deere Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705 (800) 975-6207

Appliance Outlet
Find high-end appliances at 20 -40% off. Shop discontinued, last season, floor samples, customer returns or scratch and dent by Viking, Thermadore, Miele, Fisher & Paykel, Kitchen Aid, Dynasty, Bosch, Delonghi, and Gaggenau. Save a bundle and have the appliances of your dreams… for less! Are you feeling the exuberance yet?

19356 Business Center Dr., Northridge, CA 91324 (818) 349-4091

The Outlet BY ELS
Liquidating for Costco, JC Penny, Sears and major manufacturers. Save on almost anything imaginable. Find apparel, home furnishings, electronics, small & large appliances, garden, hardware, home theater, bedding & linens, housewares, sporting, toys and more! All at savings of 20%-70% below retail!

880 S. Azusa Ave., Azusa, CA 91702 (626) 357-8449

Pottery Barn Warehouse Outlet
Find home furnishings in 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 retail. With periodic sales the discounts can go up to 80% off.


2753 E. Eastland Center Dr. (Located by DSW on the south facing side at 1450) West Covina, CA 91791

Arizona Leather Outlet
If you love quality leather furniture, this is the place! Famous for their high quality, American made, full hide leather furniture, you’ll find discounts of 30-60% on floor models, customer returns, discontinued samples and overstock.

 

4235 Schaefer Ave.,Chino, CA 91710   (909) 393-6776 x 119

Howards Appliance Outlet
Find Open Box, Scratch & Dent, Cancelled Orders and discontinued items at 25-75% off retail in Washers, Dryers, Ranges, Stovetops, Fridges, Microwaves and more in freestanding, counter depth & built ins by GE, Samsung, LG, Frigidaire, Speed Queen, Bosch, Electrolux, Whirlpool, Kitchen Aid, Danby, Thermador and more.

5102 Industry Ave., Pico Rivera (562) 294-3750

Treasure Hunt / CCM California
Here you can save 30-90% on liquidated goods from overstocks, out of season goods, customer returns and closeouts from manufacturers, distributors and other retailers. You’ll find housewares, bed& bath items, home décor, clothing, electronics and more. A true treasure hunt! Worth the drive.

17099 Valley Blvd. Fontana, CA 92335   (909) 829-1207

HDTV Outlet-Pasadena
Save 30-70% on new TV’s by Samsung, Vizio, LG, Sony, Sharp, Hisense, Bravia and others in scratch & dent, Out of Box, customer returns, past seasons from Costco & Sam’s Club. Everything been inspected.

 

1934 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107   (626) 559-3514
Locations in Moreno Valley Perris, Covina, Los Angeles, Pomona, Pasadena and Anaheim. Pasadena is the one we visited and is one of their better showrooms.