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: nakajimausa.com.
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: brokedownclothing.com.
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: travismathew.com.
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: vestalwatch.com.
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: beachhandbags.com.
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: afflictionclothing.com.
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: southcoastplaza.com.
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: veggiegrill.com.
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