Best Buys -- Greer Wylder

June 07, 2001

Ziggy's Optical is celebrating 20 years in Newport Beach with an

anniversary sale through the month of June. All prescription eye wear is

discounted 15%, and all plain sunglasses are reduced 10%. (Excludes

Chanel and Oakley eye wear). It's also offering free scratch coat, UV

protection, tinting and adjustments. Ziggy's is known for its great

selection of frames, its knowledgeable staff and it has its own lab on

site for quality control and faster more-accurate service. The selection


is enormous. Some of the lines include: Chanel, Armani, Calvin Klein,

Ferragamo, Cazal, Caviar, Gucci, Tura, Persol, Moschino, Alain Mikli, Kio

Yamato, Dolce & Gabbana and Oakley. Ziggy's Optical is at 3417 Via Lido

in Newport Beach. Information: (949) 673-1883.

Young Seconds, everyone's favorite upscale children's consignment

clothing store, is having a huge blowout sale on many of its new designer

lines. It's also having a clearance sale on all of its Fairy Tale

dresses. The dresses are priced between $10 and $25.

"We are also excited to feature, for a limited time, a very special

layette line by a popular designer at wholesale price or below," says

Molly Kiefer of Young Seconds. "Hurry in for best selection." The store

hours are Monday from noon to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday from 10

a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. Young Seconds is at 436

Heliotrope in Corona del Mar. Information: (949) 673-2120.

The First Call Sale is underway at Neiman Marcus through Monday. It's

one of the best sales of the year, and you'll find merchandise reduced

from 25% to 65% throughout the store. On sale are couture apparel,

women's designer sportswear, evening wear; suits and dresses, career

sportswear and petites; women's designer shoes and handbags; designer

jewelry and home decor; women's intimate apparel, hosiery and fashion

accessories; men's suits, sportswear, sport coats, trousers, formal wear,

shoes and furnishings; women's swimwear; children's apparel, toys and

accessories. Neiman Marcus is at Fashion Island in Newport Beach.

Information: (949) 759-1900.

June is national rose month and Home Depot has bargains on roses

starting at $5.47. Of course there are other bargains to be found in the

store's garden section that include gallon impatiens at $2.77, gallon

cuphea at $2.77 and gallon verbena at $3.88. There are also four-inch

herbs at $1.56, four-inch vegetables at 99 cents, and five-gallon citrus

at $16.88. Home Depot guarantees its plants for one year. Home Depot is

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