Freebie of the week: Thrill the little person in your life with a free phone call from Mickey, Minnie, Donald or Goofy. Visit http://www.disney.com/piccolinismiles and register to order the phone call; your chosen Disney character will call your home with a personalized message at a prescribed date and time, and can even greet your child by name.
Examples of scripts that can be selected include messages of congratulations, urges to finish their dinner, encouragement for the child's first day of school, or help in learning the alphabet. The call is available through Sept. 20. No purchase is necessary.
Warehouse sale runs till Monday
The Lucy Love Warehouse Sale is back! We love this event, which boasts $10 Lucy Love tops and bottoms, and $15 dresses and hoodies.
There also will be a designer rack with items priced from $28 to $45. Items on sale will include samples, overruns, one-of-a-kinds, and limited edition designs.
The sale runs through Monday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the front and back parking lots of the Holly Sharp Boutique, 3636 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar. Information: (949) 573-9466.
Sofas part of liquidation center
A new addition to the Orange County designer furniture outlet scene is one of Los Angeles' favorite liquidators, Larry St. John.
The company has opened a liquidation center for its sofa stock at 14081 Willow Lane, Westminster.
The current special is a selection of custom sofas that retail for $1,599, but are sold at the Westminster location for $696.
The products are comparable to Pottery Barn or Crate & Barrel quality and looks, at a fraction of the price. Call (714) 898-7632 before you go, as the store keeps odd hours.
Obey clothing to hold warehouse sale
Fans of Obey clothing should hit its sample and warehouse sale from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 3500 West Carriage Drive, Santa Ana. Savings will be up to 75% off their line of men's shirts, board shorts, hats and more. Don't bring in a bag or backpack, or wear Obey clothing to the event. For more info, visit obeyclothing.com.
Up to 95% off home décor, fabrics, more
The ACG Green Warehouse Sale at 7 Autry, Irvine has been extended through July 2, and will be open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The sale offers discounts of up to 95% on traditional upscale bedding, home décor, fabrics, throw pillows and occasional furniture from designers like Jennifer Taylor and Sandy Wilson. Sample prices include $99 comforter sets that retail for more than $900, and $6 throw pillows that retail for more than $75. Information: (949) 829-0025.
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