Suzanne O’Connor’s Bargains LA

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

Bargain Finds

Home & Furnishings

Appliance Outlet

Featured Bargain Find
Appliances

The 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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APT2B.com

Featured Bargain Find
Modern Home Furnishings

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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Arcadia Discount Outlet

Featured Bargain Find
Discount Outlet

YAY! There’s a new gem of an outlet warehouse in the San Gabriel Valley, Arcadia Discount Outlet. Here you’ll find department Store & Big Box Store 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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Arizona Leather Furniture Outlet

Featured Bargain Find
Leather Furniture

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

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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California Closeouts and Liquidations

Featured Bargain Find
Wholesale Liquidators

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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Frame Club

Featured Bargain Find
Framing

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

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

Hotel Surplus Outlet is a one stop shop for savvy furniture buyers. 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 35-70% original retail.

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Sofas, Tables & More

Featured Bargain Find
Discount Custom Furniture

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 Outlet By ELS

Featured Bargain Find
Liquidator/ General Merchandise

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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TR Trading Company

Featured Bargain Find
Office Furniture

Setting up a new business or office? Need chairs, desks, tables task stations, cubicles for your office. Then look no further than TR Trading Company.

Their huge, 85,000 sq. ft. group of warehouses has a massive selection of used and new desks, chairs, file cabinets, work stations, cubbies, specialized tables, utility carts, cabinets, bookcases, lobby furniture, equipment, supplies and more at 35%-70% less than retail.

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Trove

Featured Bargain Find
Women's Apparel Resale

Westside resale boutique Trove is a gem!  Packed with women’s designers fashions, shoes, handbags, home décor and gift items all at pricing that will keep you smiling at 60%-90% off original retail!



I spotted women’s fashions by Gucci, Chanel, Calvin Klein, Theory, Nine West, Stuart Weitzmann, Steve Madden, Mossimo, Emilio Pucci, My Tribe, Diane von Furstenberg, Top Shop, Ann Taylor, Halogen, Free People, Madewell, Roxy, Banana Republic, Nanette Lepore…

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Zodax Factory Outlet

Featured Bargain Find
Home Decor Factory Outlet

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

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

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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American Lock & Key

Locksmith

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

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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Bulldog Liquidators

Back in 2007 I wrote this about Bulldog Liquidations….”Liquidations companies come & go. Some last a short time and some go the distance. Bull Dog Liquidators should be one of those that go the distance”.

Revisiting this liquidation outlet this week revealed why this company is going the distance. Real discounts of 40-80% off original retail on product from Costco, Wayfair, Amazon, Dicks Sporting Goods and Lowes.

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Bullseye Liquidators

This funky outlet liquidates for Walmart, Home Depot and other liquidators. As I was checking it out, I almost didn’t want to review it cause it was a bit spotty &  cluttered.

I changed my tune after I spotted a few pristine buys. This liquidator is worth knowing about with discounts of 35-70%.

Most items here are overstock, closeouts, out of box or customer returns.

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Burke’s Outlet

Brand Name Clothing and Accessories

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 Goods For Less

The Inland Empire is quickly growing as a hot bed of discount bargain outlets. Buy Goods for Less is one to visit.

Nestled in a non-descript industrial mall, this outlet is a bit different from most.

Yes, the discounts are steep at 35-90% off original retail.

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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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Cal Climate

This time of year I get those Central Air System servicing calls from companies I’ve never heard of. One year I made the mistake of saying “yes” for their $69 special. They came out and did literally 10-minute inspection. Afterward they gave a 20-minute upsell pitch on parts & ducting I needed replacing. When I told them the system was only 2 years old, they handed me a cheap $5 air filter and left.

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Carpet Manufacturer’s Warehouse

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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Carpet Remnant and Rug Warehouse

Some stores just get it right the first time and keep getting it right. Carpet Remnant and Rugs Warehouse is that business.

Family run for generations, they have a terrific selection of carpet remnants at 40%-60% below retail. They can do anything from an entire house or large offices to single rooms. They also can custom make area rugs out of any carpet they have in stock or we even create a custom rug out of your own 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

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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Costless Wholesale

Let’s face it, life can be expensive. But it doesn’t have to be as expensive if you know about Costless Wholesale in La Habra.

This reasonably well-organized outlet store sells household items, electronics, housewares, clothing, furniture, accessories, garden and more at 15%-60% below original retail.

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Dahdoul Textiles

General Merchandise/ Textiles

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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Dale Tiffany Outlet Store

If you love beautiful lighting, you’ll love the Dale Tiffany Outlet Store. This leading designer & manufacturer of fine art glass lighting & home decor items are sold at major department stores & specialty retailers world wide.

But their outlet store is here in La Mirada.  It’s easy to get to with a huge selection of samples, prototypes, and overproduction at 30-80% off original retail.

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Deals in the Downtown Textile District

Home Decor Fabrics

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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Design Within Reach Outlet

If you love authentic Mid Century iconic design and quality, then you obviously love Design Within Reach. But this kind of authentic design and quality often comes with a higher price tag. But you don’t have to pay full retail if you take a drive up to Oxnard where the only West Coast outlet for Design Within Reach is.

Here you’ll save 25%-70% on showroom floor models, overstock, customer returns and scratch and dent pieces.

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Divine’s Furniture

Vintage Furniture

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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Encore Decor Consignment & Design

Off the beaten path furniture consignment stores often have the best furniture pieces at the lowest pricing. These innovative, indie stores tend to be run by smart inventive people who know their product and clients.

Encore Decor is one of those!

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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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Fabric Merchants Retail Outlet

Buying direct from the wholesale manufacturer is still the best way to get the best price on anything…. Including fabric. Fabric Merchants Retail Outlet is that store.

With over 1 million rolls of fabric, their public warehouse retail outlet has savings of 50%-85% on apparel and home décor fabrics.

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Furniture Consignment and More

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

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

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

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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GR-Outlet

Family run business are always fun for me to recommend. They generally tend to have better deals!

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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

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

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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HDTV Outlet

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 Fabrics Inc

Home Decor Fabrics

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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Howard’s Appliance Outlet

Need a new large appliance? Have I got an outlet for you!

Howards Appliance has finally opened an outlet store.

Open just a few weeks,  it’s filled with Open Box, Floor Samples, Scratch & Dent, Cancelled Orders and discontinued product, priced at 25-75% off original retail. You’ll find Washers, Dryers, Ranges, Stovetops, Fridges, Microwaves and more in freestanding, counter depth and built in appliances.

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Hughes Estate Sales

Estate Sales

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!  The dreaded Back to School spending spree. So let’s start with the best discount sources for the basics.

Supplies, Shoes, Computers and Clothes!

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Jorge Garcia Furniture Restoration

Furniture Restoration

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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Just Like Home Affordable Furniture

Home Furnishings

I’m always looking for ways to save on home furnishings. A happy surprise came when I ventured into Just Like Home Affordable Furniture in Tarzana. Set back in an industrial office complex, this tiny showroom specializes in custom order, catalog, factory direct furniture from over a dozen different manufactures at 30%-80% off retail. They can charge less because they have a low overhead and a low mark up.

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Just Like The Model

The deals shine at Just Like The Model. This warehouse outlet is packed with steals on quality designer home furnishing at 40% -90% below retail.

How you may ask?  Just Like The Model sells new and used furniture from the model homes directly to the public. The new owners, Paul and Veronica have taken the helm and lowered the prices here to rock bottom. YAY!

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King Richards Antique Mall

Antique Home Furnishings

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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Legacy Center Furniture

I love discovering a great new resale furniture store. The excitement usually stems from seeing a great level of quality, a great sense of design, a great selection and outstanding prices!

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Liquidation Gallery

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

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

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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Macy’s Backstage

Off Price Fashion & Home Outlet

This off price outlet resembles a mix of Ross Dress for Less with TJ Maxx and a bit of Nordtrom’s Rack influence thrown in. You’ll find brand name and designer clothing, shoes, handbags, accessories, home goods & décor at 25-65% below original retail.

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Macy’s Furniture Clearance Center

The Macy’s Furniture Clearance Center is one heck of a great outlet! You’ll find huge savings of 40-85% on home furnishings, rugs and mattresses. There are only 2 Macys Furniture Clearance Centers. One is here in Brea.

These are customer returns for the most part with a few showroom samples and discontinued thrown in.

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Mattel’s Toy Outlet

Toys

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

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

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

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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Modern Selections Outlet

Now you can get great quality Mid Century furniture designs at real serious savings!

At the Modern Selections outlet, you can save 30-80% on brand name and imported (non branded) furniture reproductions of classic Mid Century and modern home furnishings by such notables as Calligaris, Alphaville Design, Zuo Modern, Nuevo Living, Modloft, Innovation, Euro Concept, Euro Style and Adesso.

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Mother’s Secret

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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Noteworthy Moving Systems

We sold our house, donated or sold of a ton of stuff and still had move 1500 sq feet of stuff. We had to hire a moving company.

Most companies gave quotes over the phone based on how many rooms and square footage. How could these companies accurately quote without seeing how much stuff or what kind of stuff you actually had to move or where you were moving to?

Then we contacted Noteworthy Moving Systems.

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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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Open Box Stores

With online shopping becoming the norm, internet stores are now taking even more customer returns. These open box items are then sold to liquidators like Open Box Stores that sell them to the public at 25%-65% below retail everyday.

Tucked into a corner of a mini mall, this good sized outlet is packed with just about everything. You’ll find toys, tools, sporting goods, furniture, small appliances, linens, apparel, office, kitchenware, gift, beauty and jewelry items that were returns, shelf pulls or new overstock items.

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P.E. Deans Consignments

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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Pier 1 Imports Clearance Store

Home Furnishings & decor Outlet

If you’re a fan of Pier 1 Imports, you’ll love their Clearance store. Just two of these Clearance outlets exist nationwide. Luckily for us, one is right here in Montclair.

Opened earlier this year, this beautifully organized, clean and bright store has everything from napkins, linens and pillows to furniture, tableware, glassware and rugs at 25-70% off original retail.

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Pink Plum

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

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

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

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

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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Sam Liquidator Furniture

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

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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Semi Bath Redo

After our heavy January rains, we were forced to re-roof the flat part of our 1927 Spanish home. OY!

We also had to fix the badly damaged ceiling in the bathroom and wanted to replace our bathroom countertop.≈

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Start Rescue Resale Store

If you love cats or dogs, but cannot adopt, foster or rescue yourself, you can still support organizations that help animals get adopted. Just by shopping at or donated items at the Start Rescue Resale Store.

This little boutique like store is a mash-up of a high-end resale and thrift store goods at savings of 40%-70% off original retail.

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Sterns Fabric & Drapery

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

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

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

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

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 Dish Depot

Restaurant Supply Warehouse

The Dish Depot in Glendale is a hidden gem. This rough around the edges restaurant supply warehouse is open to the public with savings of up to 70% on dishware, cooking tools, pans, flatware and more

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The House Depot

Often shopping at discount outlets means going out of your way.

Not so at the House Depot in Pasadena. Located inside the Colorado Paseo, here you’ll save 30-85% on bedding, housewares, bath, patio, toys, dishware, and home décor.

Liquidating for Target, Costco, JC Penny and others, the selection was great… and the prices, OMG!

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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

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

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 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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Top 10 Bargain Sources for 2017

Here they are…our Top 10 new Bargain Sources for 2017!

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Top 10 Bargain Sources for 2018

Every year we research nearly 100 discount outlets, warehouses, off prices sellers and discount stores. Some get a good review… some don’t.

Of the ones we reviewed in 2018, here are our top picks! Our Frugal Bugle Awards….

Our Top 10 New Bargain Sources for 2018!

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US Appliance Outlet

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

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

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

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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Yellow Tag Closeouts

Consider yourself a bargain hunter? Then you’ve found your calling at Yellow Tag Closeouts.

This fun, eclectic, slight chaotic neighborhood closeout store has discounts of 20-70% on name brand liquidated goods from Costco, Amazon, Walmart, Target and others.

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Z Gallerie Outlet

Home Furnishings

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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