Retail Therapy: Come into the Closet for grand opening

Jewel box: The Pearl Closet, a new jewelry shop at 670 S. Coast Hwy. Unit A, Laguna Beach, will hold its grand opening party from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and more. The shop was opened in honor of founder Anna Gonzalez-Earlywine’s brother Tasos, who passed away from leukemia; 5% of proceeds benefit the Tasos Project For Kids, which helps children who have lost parents to cancer. Information or RSVP: (949) 497-1100 or

Fashion panic: The La Jolla Group, which owns labels including O’Neill, Rusty, Metal Mulisha, FMF and the Berrics, holds its warehouse sale from noon to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 14350 Myford Road, Irvine. Save up to 80% on men’s and women’s clothing, beachwear, bags and backpacks and accessories. Information:

Juniors’ joy: The Wet Seal/Arden B. warehouse sale runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 26972 Burbank, Foothill Ranch. Doors close at 1 p.m. Typically, nothing is over $10 at this massive sale, with accessories at $1; arrive prepared to dig for treasures in hundreds of cardboard boxes. The sale includes clothing from the Wet Seal junior’s brand and Arden B. young women’s brand. Information:

S’more deals: The Blackmarket Bakery at the Camp, 2937 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, offers $1 s’mores from 7 p.m. to close each Saturday, featuring homemade marshmallows. Information: (714) 662-3095 or

Rock ‘n shop: Rockabilly guitarist Deke Dickerson and the Ecco-Fonics will play two free sets starting at 1 p.m. Saturday at Unique Vintage, 155 5th St., No. 127, Huntington Beach. The shop specializes in vintage-inspired women’s casual, dressy and formal offerings from brands like Stop Staring!, in addition to a wide selection of retro swimwear. Information:

Pop in: A new natural popsicle company, Modern Pop, opened recently in Laguna Beach. Modern Pop offers gourmet ice pops made from fresh fruit and herbs. In addition to a catered pop cart and pops on ice that are available for special events, Modern Pop flavors like strawberry basil, mango mint, watermelon cilantro, blackberry limeade and raspberry ginger also can be experienced at Pizza Lounge, 397 S. Coast Highway, and the Old Pottery Place, 1200 S. Coast Hwy., with other locations in the works. Information:

Affordable art: Amazon Local is offering a special deal through Sunday on Sawdust Art Festival admission. Two adult admission tickets are $8 (regularly $15.50) for the summer event, which runs from June 28 to Sept. 1 in Laguna Beach. It features more than 200 local artists displaying their works, live art demonstrations and instruction, and live entertainment. Information:

Not lion: Through June 30, 10% of products and services sold at Spa Josephine, 1833 S. Coast Hwy. Suite 100, Laguna Beach will benefit the nonprofit Pacific Marine Mammal Center’s efforts. Say “Save Our Sea Lions” to participate. Information: (949) 497-8461 or

Get inked: Urban lifestyle label Sullen holds its warehouse sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 11081 Winners Circle, Los Alamitos. Save up to 70% on men’s and women’s clothing featuring designs and illustrations commissioned from local tattoo and graffiti subculture artists. Free food and giveaways also are planned. Information:

Have a hot sale tip, or know about a new local business that you think deserves a little attention? Contact Candice Baker at