Retail Therapy: Welcome to the warehouse

This weekend marks the beginning of Orange County's big sample and warehouse sale season, with many area designers opening their production facilities to weekend shoppers.

Hello kitties: Nakajima USA, a major manufacturer of Sanrio products including the Hello Kitty line, will host a blowout sale with savings of 70% from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Costa Mesa Marriott, 500 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa. Information:

Hip options: Enjoy savings of up to 80% on women's apparel and jewelry by Brokedown and Ettika from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at 1604 Babcock St., Costa Mesa. The first 10 people in line will receive a free bracelet and scarf. Information:

Score a deal: Stop by the Travis Mathew Warehouse Sale at 14520 Delta Lane, Suite 104, Huntington Beach, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday to score fashion-forward men's sportswear for golfers and tennis players. Attendees will receive a free gift upon entry. Information:

Watch out: Need watches, eyewear, apparel or accessories for men and women? Vestal's popular warehouse sale returns 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. Information:

Beachy keen: The Beach Handbags & Accessories warehouse sale returns from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 7402 Mountjoy Drive, Suite B, Huntington Beach, with savings of up to 85% on purses, backpacks, iPad sleeves, wallets and more. Those who bring a can of food for the Orange County Rescue Mission will receive a free accessory. Information:

Live fast: Mixed martial arts fans will probably line up for the Affliction annual warehouse sale, which will boast savings of up to 70% on its men's and women's lines from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at 1799 Apollo Court, Seal Beach. Information:

Disney deal: South Coast Plaza is now selling Disneyland Resort tickets and annual passports at its four concierge stations. While supplies last, shoppers will receive a $20 South Coast Plaza gift certificate with purchase of a Premium, Deluxe or Southern California-level annual pass. The offer is not valid with purchase of a Southern California Select annual pass. Information:

Healthy choice: Veggie Grill, which has three Irvine locations, has launched a new winter menu featuring roasted vegetables and lower-price options, including Harvest and Bombay bowls, a gluten-free BBQ tempeh plate and a quinoa power salad. A new Pick-a-Pair menu option will allow diners to pair half-size salad portions with a choice of side, for a starting price of $6.99. Information:

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

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