Greer’s Best Buys:

Bags, beds and more go on sale

January 04, 2008|By GREER WYLDER

Celebrate the New Year right with a fantastic sale for fashion-savvy women. You can stock up on top designer shoes, clothing, handbags and accessories reduced up to 60% at Garys Per Donna’s semiannual sale at Fashion Island in Newport Beach. Top brands include Prada, Cole Haan, Kooba, Crossley, James, Botkier, 575, Donald J Pliner, Gusto, AG, Transit, Ted Baker, Lockheart, Christian Weber, Paige, Urs & J, Claudia Cluti, Isabella Fiore and Yin.

Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Friday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. At Fashion Island (across from GARYS/ Hugo Boss men’s store) in Newport Beach; (949) 721-5730,

And at Garys Island you can find savings up to 60% off on island-inspired home decor, artwork, gifts and accessories. Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Friday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday; (949) 640-2372,


Spruce up your bed

Blue Springs Home, a home furnishings and luxury bedding specialty shop in Costa Mesa, begins its annual year-end sale through Jan. 31 with 20% to 50% off selected merchandise. Whether your style is Italian, classic modern, romantic, or super simple, Blue Springs Home owner Susan Ellison can put together a fabulous bed and bedroom for you.

Her bedding lines include Bella Notte, House Inc., Matteo, Catimini, PillowTalk, Serena & Lily, Dwell Baby and more. She carries great bedding for cribs as well. Blue Springs Home also has a selection of furniture, mirrors, lamp shades, lamps, pillows, loungewear and seatbelt bags. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday at 369 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa; (949) 642-3632,

Fashionista’s paradise

A great local boutique sale is Karizma’s January Sale Extravaganza in Corona del Mar, where everything is reduced 50%. Fashions range from casual to evening wear, as well as shoes and accessories. Owner Shellie Morrisette-Okon carries the latest designs that are popular with fashionistas and celebrities.

Included in the sale are sweaters and jackets from Mike & Chris, dresses from Ingwa:Melero, 12th St. Rachel Pally, Rozae Nichols Convertible line and more. Also find the latest denim from Rock & Republic, Hudson and Frankie B. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at 2908 E. Coast Hwy. in Corona del Mar; (949) 219-0023,

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