Retail Therapy: Time to dress for summer

The summer warehouse sale season starts off with a bang this weekend, with offerings from OC's many lifestyle brands. Note: Avoid wearing clothing by the brand whose sale you attend, to avoid being detained for presumed shoplifting.

Surf on over: Jack's Surfboards is holding its famous warehouse sale and free BBQ from 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday at 16350 Gothard St., Huntington Beach. Clothing will be 50 to 70% off, while surf accessories and bodysuits will be priced at 40 to 50% off. Information: (714) 698-5757.

Watch it: Vestal will hold its Summer Warehouse Sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 730 W. 17th St., Costa Mesa. Score deals on watches, glasses, clothing and accessories. Information:

(Andre the) giant sale: Fans of Shepard Fairey's street art will want to hit the Obey Warehouse Sale from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at a new location: 2722 Michelson Drive, Irvine. No early birds, camping or overnight lines. Take 50 to 85% off clothing and accessories for men and women. Information:

Fight club: The MMA-inspired Punishment Athletics Warehouse Sale runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 15321 Transistor Lane, Huntington Beach. Score up to 70% off the brand's shirts, beanies, socks and accessories. Information:

TGIF: Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market is offering a TGIF&Easy; promotion each Friday during June. This week, purchase a six-pack of beer and receive a package of sausages for one penny with coupon. Local stores include 1835 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa; 3151 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa; 9380 Warner Ave., Fountain Valley; and 16672 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach. Information and coupons:

Wet and wild: The Boomers Irvine family fun center is launching a new water park this summer as part of its 15th anniversary celebration. Buccaneer Cove will feature five water slides; water tunnels; aqua domes; spray cannons; spray loops; cylinder spray fountains; and an oversized splash bucket set atop the structure. General admission will be $19.99, with season passes also available for sale. Birthday parties will be available. Information: (949) 559-8341 or

Luxe luggage: Briggs & Riley Travelware has opened its first retail partner store within the Sunsations Luggage shop at Fashion Island. The retail space will offer a full assortment of the brand's luggage and travel cases. Information:

Happier hour: Brasserie Pascal, 327 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach has launched a new happy hour menu available in the bar area from 4 to 7 p.m. weekdays, featuring a $4 snack trio; a variety of sliders available for $4 each, two for $7 or three for $10; six small bites options for $5; and wine, beer, champagne cocktail and well drink deals. Information: (949) 640-2700 or

Sparkling victory: Newport Beach-based Lugano Diamonds was honored by the Robb Report in its June "Best of the Best" issue for its innovative use of black, glossy zirconium metal, including an orchid ring and butterfly earrings. The annual issue honors the world's top products and services as selected by the luxury magazine's editors, including brands like Hermes, Aston Martin and Tom Ford. This year's six categories included wheels, style, journeys, leisure, home and wings and water. For more information on Lugano Diamonds' zirconium jewelry, call (866) 584-2666 or visit

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