O.C. Bargainista: Wash your car and feel good

December 02, 2010|By Candice Baker

Freebie of the Week: Cross a task off your to-do list and support the community, too. Stop by Carsmetics Expert Accident Repair's grand opening at 2861 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and get a free car wash courtesy of Estancia High School football players and cheerleaders. Carsmetics will donate $5 for every car washed to the school's football program; matching donations are encouraged. Free donuts and coffee will be available in the morning, with hot dogs, chips and drinks served at lunchtime. The grand opening ribbon cutting will be at 11 a.m. Call (714) 429-1600.

Don't block yourself from boutique favorites

The always-fabulous is having a blowout sale and block party at 1500 Adams Ave., Costa Mesa, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday featuring 40 of the best local boutiques and designers at up to 75% off. Admission is $10 cash at the door, and includes swag bags for the first 50 guests, a meet-and-greet with "Project Runway" designer Michael Costello from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., hourly giveaways, fitting rooms and a deejay. A grand prize giveaway boasts one $50 gift certificate from every participating boutique. Credit cards accepted; cash encouraged. Visit


A little something for her

Choose from loads of great gifts like candles, lotions and women's knits at the 88 Orange Holiday Warehouse Sale, 1647 Monrovia Ave., Costa Mesa, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, call (949) 646-6930 or visit

Don't break the bank for Brokedown

Brokedown Clothing's holiday warehouse sale on their comfy yet stylish knits will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at 519 Superior Ave., Newport Beach. Get clothing for up to 90% off retail, and enjoy champagne and appetizers. If you can't go to the sale, visit for the same prices on remaining product Dec. 9 and 10.

Invest in Vestal

Dig Vestal watches, clothes and accessories? Stop by its sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday or 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 730 W. 17th St., Costa Mesa. Visit

Get more than floor samples

The Urbanism furniture warehouse, 660 W. 17th St. No. 39B, Costa Mesa, is holding its annual Floor Sample Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy steep savings on a huge range of furniture and accessories — and the deals are not just on floor samples anymore. Call (949) 645-4459.

Enjoy a day of promenade shopping

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