Simple Peace Bags are stylish and reusable bags that help the environment and the artisans who make them. Founder DeAnna Reposa of Corona del Mar went on a journey to reduce her paper and plastic shopping lifestyle and created her own brand: Simple Peace.

Initially, she bought every reusable canvas, fabric and polypropylene recycled product, and wasn’t sold on any one.

Now she produces Simple Peace Bags made of high-quality certified organic cotton, hemp and recycled canvas, and they’re manufactured in Orange County! You can choose from “The Suburban Shopping System,” a set of bags and carriers that make shopping green a cinch. Just leave the bags in the back of your car, and transfer them to your grocery cart.

Simple Peace also offers urban shopping bags, farmer’s market bags and beautiful Tigmi basket totes hand-woven by a fair trade artisan cooperative in Essaouira, Morocco.

The bags are available online (free shipping through August) or at Zinc Café and Market in Corona del Mar or Laguna Beach; Mother’s Market in Costa Mesa; and the Road Less Traveled Store in Santa Ana. For more info, visit or call (949) 720-8092.


Studio Chameleon is having a great sale through August. Save 25% to 50% on accessories, upholstery, throw pillows and outdoor pillows, rugs, outdoor pots, mirrors and bedding.

Studio Chameleon features lots of great accessories and furnishings for every room in your home plus your patio. When you visit Studio Chameleon for this great sale, you’ll also see the fabulous new things arriving every day: accessories, pillows, bedding and other furnishings for your home.

The store in Westcliff Court blends fine art from internationally acclaimed artists, including Joan Elan Davis, Lee Silton, Liz Jardine, Simon Addyman, Michelle Y Williams, Sarah Stockstill, Terri Burris, Peter Kuttner, Lisa Ridgers and Deika Rae.

By the way, save the date for Studio Chameleon’s October artist reception for fine artists Amy Paul and Deborah Brenner from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 2.

Managed by award-winning interior designer (and super friendly) Eve Lowey and her partner Darsi Rubin, the store’s talented staff is always available to share their gifts with you.

The store is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 1733 Westcliff Drive in Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 650-7979 or visit

Sale’s final weekend

Harlow’s end-of-season sale is in its final weekend! You can find clearance prices on cutting-edge fashions and sneak preview prices on fall collections arriving daily!

Harlow has two stores in Costa Mesa, at the Lab for clothing and accessories, and at the Camp for shoes, skin care and accessories. The stores are open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

The location at the Lab, 2930 Bristol St. in Costa Mesa, can be reached at (714) 966-6600; the store at the Camp, 2981 Bristol St., can be reached at (714) 966-6616.

For more information, visit


Toes on the Nose’s warehouse sale is coming up Thursday and Aug. 29 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Choose from jackets, boardshorts, shorts, T-shirts and Aloha shirts for men and T-shirts, skirts and rashguards for women. The store is at 1537 Monrovia Ave. in Newport Beach. For more info, call (949) 645-1455.

GREER WYLDER writes Best Buys, which runs Fridays. She’s the founder and president of, a free daily e-mail service that provides the latest in Orange County fashion, dining and trends.

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