On the hunt for some great retail bargains? You’re in luck, because we have the scoop on several shops that can help Orange County residents stretch their hard-earned dollars. Plus, there’s no need to sacrifice style for bargains. We tracked down some of the best options to score designer clothing, antique furniture and gorgeous artwork in Orange County, all at a fraction of the cost found at big chain stores. Here are just a few to add to your shopping list.
The Outlets at Orange
20 City Boulevard West
Orange, CA 92868
Not familiar with The Outlets at Orange? This shopping center was formerly The Block at Orange and was revamped in the latter part of 2011 to include several must-visit outlet stores. We’re talking a whole line up of actual outlet stores in Orange County, which is the perfect way to save time and money. For great designer deals, stop by Nordstrom Rack, Saks Fifth Avenue off 5th or Last Call by Neiman Marcus. These shops have been known to pleasantly surprise shoppers with premium designer brands, such as Pucci, Valentino, Prada, Fendi and more, at heavenly discounted prices. For even steeper price reductions, check out the outlet’s deals page. It frequently hosts information on upcoming and current designer sales to save you up to an extra 30 percent off.
1 Mills Circle
Ontario, CA 91764
When you want to do serious shopping in Southern California, there is really only one option, and it’s nestled in the Inland Empire. Ontario Mills Outlet Mall boasts more than 200 big name outlets including Nordstrom Rack, Nike Factory Store, Off Broadway Shoes, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Tommy Hilfiger. The enormous circular mall will take all day to peruse, so plan ahead and wear good walking shoes.
The Hanger – Consignment Resale
28051 Greenfield Drive (at Crown Valley Parkway)
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
This upscale resale boutique has a lot to offer when it comes to great discounts on unexpected finds. At The Hanger you can find amazing bargains on both new and slightly worn designer clothing, jewelry, handbags, scarves and more. Brands carried here include Coach, Gucci, Prada, Giorgio Armani and Donna Karen, so you’re sure to find the perfect little black dress and the handbag to go with it, all in one stop and all at discounted prices. The best part is that 100 of proceeds benefit the clients served by Working Wardrobes, a local nonprofit that helps young men and women start their careers and independent and productive members of our community. Shopping at either location is not only a great way to save on fashion necessities, but it’s also the perfect opportunity to give back to our OC communities.
27281 La Paz Road, Suite E
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
The Discovery Shop carries everything from clothing and accessories to furniture and household items to artwork, all at bargain prices. Fashionistas will love the store’s vast selection of high quality vintage jewelry from bracelets, necklaces and beyond. And if you need to make some room in your closet to fill it with all of your new great finds, you can donate the clothing and items you’re no longer using to Discovery shop. Additionally, your purchases from the Discovery Shop will support the American Cancer Society. Another win-win.
The Great Exchange Consignment Company
976 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
The Great Exchange Consignment Company is filled with antiques, furniture and home goods, all in good condition and all at great bargain prices. The full selection of furniture and unique home decor items have consistently made this shop a big favorite for locals looking to re-decorate their homes without spending thousands on new a new coffee table and couch. Also find beautiful vintage jewelry and other accessories and knick knacks. Plan to take your time to walk through the entire store several times to ensure that you don’t miss any of the great finds.