O.C. Bargainista: Cupcakes by the thousands

July 29, 2010|By Candice Baker

Freebie of the Week: Who doesn't need a little sugar in their life? Cupcake Camp, the San Francisco "sharing" phenomenon, will be at the pool area in the Atrium Hotel at Orange County Airport (John Wayne Airport), 18700 MacArthur Blvd., Irvine, from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Cupcake lovers are invited to partake in eating thousands of cupcakes made by area bakers (new baker registration is closed). Admission is free, but a $10 charity donation is suggested. Information: (949) 833-2770 or

Designer jeans in Laguna

The Warehouse Sale, which operates designer jean sales throughout the region, has opened a pop-up Laguna Beach Jean Co. outlet store at the Block at Orange next to Last Call Neiman Marcus, 20 City Blvd. West, Orange. Open only through Aug. 8, the store will offer the edgy designer jeans, starting at $39.99. Information:

'Dirty Dancing'

Have the time of your life at 8 p.m. Monday at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Crowds will gather for a free outdoor screening of "Dirty Dancing." Bring a beach chair or low seating; setup begins at 5:30 p.m., and the film begins at dusk. Bring a snack or picnic supper; snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. Information: (714) 556-2787 or


Baby and kids' clothing

A favorite for parents, the OC Kids Consignment Sale returns from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at 1020 E. Vermont Ave., Anaheim. Save up to 80% on new and used baby and kids' clothing, furniture, media, bedding, toys and more. Rumor has it that everything is an additional 50% off Sunday. Information:

Up to 85% swimwear

Need swimwear in a hurry? Visit the Point Conception Warehouse Sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 23121 Arroyo Vista, Rancho Santa Margarita, where you'll save up to 85% on swimwear, dresses and more for women and kids. Information: (949) 589-6890.

Designer goods from local shops

This Sunday, one of the best local boutique shopping websites,, will launch a new e-commerce feature offering huge discounts on designer goods from local shops. Sale Stalker will let site visitors view photos of each sale item and instant HD video on a walking model, and includes details like fabric content and care instructions. also will offer free ground shipping and a liberal return policy. More than 50 designer labels will be offered at the Sale Stalker launch, with more items to be added weekly. Information:

Have a hot sale tip, or know about a great local business that you think deserves a little attention? Contact the O.C. Bargainista at And remember — never pay retail!

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