O.C. Bargainista: Put Fido or Fluffy on your tree

December 17, 2010|By Candice Baker

Freebie of the Week: Create an adorable ornament featuring your favorite four-legged friend at Offered by PetSmart, the site lets you upload a picture of your dog or cat and print out an ornament shaped like a dog or cat that features their face, which you craft into a 3-D representation. You also can create avatars of your family members and pets for holiday e-cards at

Going to need a bigger bag

The Boathouse Holiday Collective sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 1640 Pomona Ave., Costa Mesa, has announced new vendors in addition to those mentioned last week, including Sanuk, Evoca, Aesthetyx, Krochet Kids, Camelotte Design and Baby Aloha. Gourmet food trucks also will be present, including the addicting Dan Dan BBQ truck, the Taco Dawg truck and the Ahnjoo truck. Visit

King of deals

The IMKING warehouse blowout will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 1579 Sunland Lane, Costa Mesa. Save 35% to 70% on urban men's skate clothes like shirts, hoodies, jackets and more. In addition to the sale, the day also includes food and an onsite skatepark. Visit


Your eyes won't believe these deals

Got goggles? Snow goggles will be $25 and sunglasses will start at $30 at the DSO Eyewear & Divine Holiday Warehouse Sale from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at 1671 Placentia Ave., Suite C, Costa Mesa. Visit Information:

Initium Eyewear will hold its Holiday Sample Sale from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 1032 W. 18th St., Unit A-2, Costa Mesa. Save up to 80% on premium sunglasses and optical frames. Visit

Pop on over to James'

If you're a fan of James Perse's comfortable tops and pants, stop by the brand's pop-up clearance warehouse sale in the lower level of the Bloomingdale's wing at South Coast Plaza through Dec. 24, where you can save up to 60% on their designs. Call (714) 754-7671.

Dress him in classics

For classic menswear that walks on the classic side of trendy, check out the Travis Mathew Warehouse Sale from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at 1011 Seal Beach Blvd., Seal Beach. The company is offering huge savings on polo shirts, pants, shorts, hats, jackets and more. Visit

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