Accessorize to your heart's content
Jewelry lovers are planning to stop by a private party's jewelry liquidation of more than 130 pieces, including Anne Klein, Pulsar and Seiko watches; bracelets; necklaces; earrings; toe rings; and more. Also on sale: genuine Coach purses and wallets, collectible dolls and Longaberger baskets and accessories. Stop by from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at 13782 Andele Way, Irvine. Call (949) 559-1167.
Clothing store says, 'Anchors away!'
This time it's for real. Decades-old teen, casual wear and denim retailer Anchor Blue — originally known as Miller's Outpost — has spent years in and out of bankruptcy courts but is now calling it quits. The apparel fixture for California youth is shutting down all of its stores in coming weeks. Deals are at 40% to 60% off; local locations include stores in shopping centers like Laguna Hills Mall, Santa Ana's MainPlace, The Block @ Orange and Anaheim Plaza (where its outlet store is). Be warned — if you have an Anchor Blue gift card gathering dust in your wallet, it expires Friday, as does the store's return policy. Merchandise is now in the hands of a professional liquidator. Visit anchorblue.com.
Words are worth this deal
On a big book budget? The Orange Public Library & History Center, 407 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, is coming to your rescue. Their onsite used bookstore always has 10-cent titles on offer. Call before visiting, due to potential furlough days. Call (714) 288-2400.
Go cottage chic for next to nothing
Cottage Charm, an antique and home decor shop at 9922 Walker St. Suite J, Cypress, is closing Saturday; nearly the entire store is marked down 50% to 80%. Merchandise includes cabinets, old trunks, metal arches, iron frame beds, a fountain, a gazebo, crafts, stamps, candles, gift bags and more. Call (714) 826-1690 or visit cottagecharmcypress.blogspot.com.
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