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O.C. Bargainista: Get a little something at Sunday flea market

Gods and Heros will hold its second Petite Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at its store at 2991 Randolph Ave., Costa Mesa. Merchandise will include vintage and antique furniture, collectibles, clothing, artwork, vinyl and more. Admission is free; food and a live deejay will be on hand. Visit godsandheros.com.


Italian shades for $10

Initium Eyewear will hold its pre-Memorial Day sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at 151 Kalmus Drive, Suite 9, Costa Mesa. Premium Italian sun and optical frames start at $10; all will be up to 70% off retail prices. Visit initiumeyewear.com.


Line up early for sample sale

The La Jolla Group's next sample sale is slated for noon to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 17 Pasteur, Irvine. The group owns brands like O'Neill, Metal Mulisha, Rusty, In God's Hands and TLFI. Lining up early is recommended. Visit oneill.com.


Don't skimp on beach clothes

Tidepools Swimwear will hold its Spring Warehouse Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 33041 Calle Perfecto, San Juan Capistrano. Stock up on children's and teen swimwear, teen separates, rashguards, board shorts, bags, hats, tropical fabric at $2 per yard, surf art, island-style gifts and more. Clothing will start at $5. Call (949) 240-2113.


Stock up on electronic goodies

A liquidation company has bought an Internet electronics store's inventory and will be offering thousands of items — everything from 10-cent batteries to $1 extension cords to $25 used DVD players to an oscilloscope — at 12898 Haster St., Garden Grove, in the Haster El Dorado Business Plaza. Call (714) 296-0785.


Liquidating overstock

J&M Promotions will hold its annual sample sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 349 W. Grove Ave., Orange. The company will liquidate sample and overstock promotional items like polo shirts, bags, water bottles, small electronics, widgets and gadgets at rock-bottom prices. Visit jmpromos.com.


Recarpet for pennies

U.S. Floor Covering, 23012 Del Lago Drive No. D, Laguna Hills, has planned a parking lot warehouse sale for Saturday and Sunday. Deals include laminate for $0.49 per square foot, hardwood starting at $0.99, travertine for $1.99, tile for $0.59, carpet starting at $0.49 and area rugs for $59, all while supplies last. Call (949) 588-7667 or usfloorcovering.net.


Replace those missing forks

A kitchenware and flatware warehouse sale is planned from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 20492 Crescent Bay No. 110, Lake Forest. All items will be available for wholesale prices. Call (949) 297-8698.


Find the rusting to shabby chic

Jamestown Village in Old Town Tustin will hold its flea market from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at 474 El Camino Real. Free admission and parking; dog friendly; merchandise ranges from rustic to shabby chic. Shops including Whimzy, Truly Tattered, Buttermilk Sky, Long May it Wave and Vintage Lady also will be open. Visit jasvil.com.


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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 candicebaker@gmail.com. And remember — never pay retail!

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