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    Outlets / Markets: Off Broadway Shoes

    by raraavis Written Nov 21, 2005

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    Whoa, me love fun shoes!

    Off Broadway in Hollywood is a very LARGE discount shoe store. It's a chain store with multiple locations therefore not exclusive to Hollywood. Good place to get marked down shoes.

    What to buy: Shoes!

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    Disneyland, Anaheim: What to buy

    by SLLiew Written Nov 7, 2006

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    While strolling through the stores in Disneyland, it is often difficult to decide what to buy.

    Well, the icon of Disneyland is never disappointing to bring back all the way home.

    Either Mickey Mouse or Minnie Mouse or both if your budget allows.

    The cup or the cap or the T-shirt is nice but the stuffed Mickey/Minnie that you can hug, sleep with or put by the bed is a joy forever.

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    Factory 2 U at the Kenneth Hahn Plaza: Get a Deal off the Metro Blue(Willowbrook/L.A.)

    by marinarena Written Nov 9, 2005

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    We all like deals. Here's a place to get fabulous discounts. Just off the Wilmington/Imperial Metro Blue Line Stop is a huge Factory 2 U store at the Kenneth Hahn Plaza. Factory 2 U is an ordinary national discount chain for mainly clothes and home accessories. This particular one is the biggest one that I've seen as far as the merchandise stock goes. For clothes, there is a good selection of decent and quality brand names. I managed to get good looking 8 items for about $25!!

    The Hahn Plaza is only a 5 min walk from the Metro Blue Line stop. It is in the ghetto heart of Los Angeles in the Willowbrook area, near Watts. The area is generally seen as one with high criminal activity. As a kind of tourist of this area myself, I say that
    I would have to give an extra heads up to be safe and to come here during daytime hours. There is a good amount of security by the Metro and at the Plaza so I still recommend to come here if you want to take advantage of good deals.

    What to buy: Women's Clothes
    Men's Clothes
    Children's Clothes
    home accessories (bed comforters, bath accessories, rugs, picture frames, etc)

    What to pay: Very little!

    I managed to get:

    chenille gloves for -- 99 cents !
    a long sweater coat for - $3 !
    a long sleeve shirt (New York Comp brand) for - $1
    a fashionable blazer (Charlotte Russe brand) for $10 (would have been doubled at the mall)

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    Burbank Town Center: Shop Till You Drop

    by Basaic Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Burbank Center is three floors of shopping. It has some of the normal shops you find in other shopping malls and a number of more unique, trendy shops. The decor is worth seeing on its own. Of course the mall is also full of Southern Californians so it is great for people watching. Extensive selection of food too. Mall Hours: Monday-Friday: 10 AM to 9 PM; Saturday: 10AM to 8n PM; and Sunday: 11 AM to 7 PM.

    What to buy: Whatever you want. Stores include: Macy’s, Mervyn’s, Sears, Sport Chalet, Bed Bath & Beyond, AMC Theater (14 screens), Old Navy, New York & Company, American Eagle, Zales, Aldo Shoes, and Charlotte Russe.

    Burbank Town Center Burbank Town Center Inside Burbank Town Center Inside
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    Montrose Shopping Park: Shopping in Montrose

    by Basaic Written Oct 9, 2007

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    There is a neat shopping street in Montrose. It is full of trendy places to eat and drink coffee, and a multitude of interesting shops. You can enjoy walking off your food shopping or watching the people.

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    Lazar's Luggage, Inc.: Great place for Travel stuff, - since 1962

    by Odinnthor Updated Jul 9, 2010

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    While I was doing international tours on a regular basis, as far back as the 1970s and 80s, - in the Los Angeles area, the name Lazar's was already legendary in the world of travel accessories. I had forgot about this superb supplier, but had a reason to be in Sherman Oaks, in the Los Angeles part known as "The Valley", and spied the location of Lazar's once again, and decided to spent some time there.

    The owner, Jay Friedman, and his most enthusiastic manager, Gene Dietzgen, did not disappoint with their plesant and informative service. I found that today, just as in the early days, they love to pick traveller's brains for good information in order to serve their customers better. Although they do have some excellent wares for travellers of all types, it is the in store attitude, of the owners/operators that make the place a cut above the rest.

    I recommend this place for anything you need to travel properly and comfortably. It is located on Ventura Blvd, in the city of Sherman Oaks. Ventura Blvd is the main street in the The Valley, and easy to find. Check them out on YouTube as well:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONIclMyJTFk

    What to buy: Anything to do with travel, - from backpacking to luxury travel, lugguage and all accessories you can imagine, - they will have it.

    What to pay: You can spend as much as you want or as little as you want. It is completely according to quality of the merchandice.

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    FRANCE VISION: Need Eyewear???

    by LindaV Written Nov 21, 2002

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    France Vision is a great place to get any type of eyewear. Whether it's perscriptions you need or cool shades, they've got it all. My family has been going to this place for years and the prices are unbeatable...however, to get the special treatment you must ask for Hudson Lee he is our "special" salesperson and he is the ONLY one I purchase from.

    The store is located in Koreatown, which makes it even more special...so if you want a taste of some different culture there are alot of good Korean restaurants around.

    What to buy: Perscription and sunglasses

    What to pay: Depends on what brands your looking for but they will be less than other retailers.

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    Outlets / Markets: Discount designer clothes

    by travel2shop Updated Sep 23, 2009

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    Discount shopping is easily done in California - if you want good deals on Ralph Lauren, DKNY, Calvin Klein, Nine West, Liz Claiborne and many sports brands of shoes, socks and caps, head to the following stores and get great discounts for genuine designer items:
    - Ross Dress for Less
    - Marshalls
    - TJMAxx
    - Burlington Coat Factory
    - Loehmann's

    All these stores get real designer clothes, end of season clothes, from major department stores - if you are a true bargain shopper, you will get to these stores and fill up your cart!! On Tuesdays at Ross, they have more discounts for seniors. Locals are well aware of these discount stores and frequent them. Ross opens early , around 9:30am and most others open around 11am. The lines can be long , so be prepared to spend time to check out. There is little sales asssistance help for sizes, but the deals you get are well worth it. I have been shopping at these stores for the last 10 years, and always go there when visiting California.

    What to buy: Ralph Lauren tops - $14.99 and $19.99
    DKNY tops - $19.99
    New Balance shoes at Marshalls - $34.99 (same price last year and this year!)
    Perfumes - Bvlgari for $29
    Guess watches - $34.99
    Guess bags - $24.99
    Michael Kors tops and bags - around $30-$50
    Pants for work - Ralph Lauren - $16.99 and $24.99
    Shorts - Dockers - $14.99
    London Fog trench coat - Burlington Coat factory -$59.99

    What to pay: Under $30-$50 for most items - jeans, tops, shoes, bags. On discounted days you can pay $10 or $12 for red ticketed discount items. I bought brown stiped office work pants for $4.99 at Burlington Coat factory. At Marshalls, they get new deliveries on Thursdays and you can pick great items up for a bargain!

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    Larchmont Blvd.: Shopping on Larchmont Blvd.

    by Erin74 Updated Nov 19, 2003

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    Larchmont Blvd. is located near the Hancock Park area of Los Angeles. The shopping area stretches for several blocks between 3rd Street and Beverly Drive. It's a charming shopping area dotted with coffee shops, cafes and antique stores. It's a great place to spend an hour or two wandering, window shopping and grabbing a bite to eat.

    For lunch, check out Le Petit Greek, a great Greek restaurant with delicious dishes. If you just want coffee or a snack, try Starbucks or Noah's Bagels.

    Hobin Blunt & Carlson has lovely antiques. You'll find all sorts of cute gifts at Pickett Fences. Landis General Store has lots of useful products. No matter what you are shopping for, you're bound to find it somewhere on Larchmont!

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    Carlsbad Premium Outlets: Shopping heaven!

    by epiCurator Written Sep 21, 2006

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    You really do need to allocate a whole day (or most of a day) to driving out to Carsbad on a shopping trip. These premium outlets contain over 90 stores, many of which are true factory outlets offering significant savings on products. This site includes stores like Gap, Banana Republic, Adidas, Calvin Klein etc. And there are a few places to rest and have lunch or dinner, before shopping some more!

    What to buy: I always shop for my clothes in LA, especially at factory outlets. I love shopping at Gap and Banana Republic in particular. They have great casual and smart-casual clothes that you can mix and match.

    What to pay: Less than normal retail stores. But do your homework and make sure you're receiving genuine discounts compared to retail outlets!

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    Outlets / Markets: Factory Outlets in Los Angeles

    by anacapa Updated Mar 18, 2008

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    The outlets are in Downtown L.A. Santee Alley is a big spot for cheap knock off purses and women's clothing. Some of it looks cheap, some of it's cool. Below is a link to a map of the fashion district:

    http://www.fashiondistrict.org/page.aspx?id=126

    For a free printed copy of the map: http://lafashion.veplan.net/page.aspx?id=127

    North of L.A., in Camarillo is an outlet mall. Camarillo is a better neighborhood and more beautiful area than the Citadel. Not sure if it's deals are any better or worse.

    http://www.premiumoutlets.com/outlets/outlet.asp?id=20

    The Citadel is also an outlet option. It's in south east L.A. and closer than Camarillo or Cabazon(Palm Springs):
    http://www.citadeloutlets.com/index.cfm

    Cabazon factory outlets near Palm Springs:
    http://cabazonoutlets.com/

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    Samuel French Bookshop: Drama Queens

    by Etoile2B Written Feb 28, 2005

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    Samuel French is a specialty bookshop for actors and other entertainment industry professionals. They have the largest selection of plays in the industry. Their plays are available at their store on Sunset (locations in New York City, London and Toronto) or via mail order. Sam French also is one of the two major rights distributors in the country, so theatres wishing to produce plays must contact either Sam French or Dramatists play services to inquire about rights and production fees. Samuel French bookshop also offers actors mailing services, industry magazines and books, etc. Basically anything an actor needs to refine their craft can be found here.

    What to buy: Plays, movie magazines, anything related to show business.

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    Forever 21: Cheap Trendsetters

    by Etoile2B Written Feb 9, 2005

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    Forever 21 is a chain clothing store specializing in uber-trendy LA club clothes at cheap prices. Granted the clothes aren't especially well-made, the fabrics are on the cheap side but if you're looking for a fabulous halter top or mini skirt to wear out to the clubs and you don't want to break the bank this is the place for you. You won't care if you only get to wear the piece a couple of times at the prices you pay here it doesn't matter. So whether your planning a girls weekend to Vegas and need a new dress or are just bar hopping in Hollywood later in the evening and want a sequined tube top you saw on J-Lo in last week’s People. This is the place you'll find it!

    What to buy: Hyper-trendy pants, skirts, tops and dresses. Also the latest jewelry, bags and accessories to match your new duds.

    What to pay: Dresses average $25 US, tops $15 US, jewelry $6 US. Also check out the sale rack for deeper discounts.

    Forever 21 in The Grove shopping center.
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    L.A. Mart: Home Furnishings

    by GracesTrips Written Jun 1, 2008

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    The L.A. Mart is not normally open to the public. It's a place where furniture and home furnishings manufacturers will display the products they have for sale. Buyers from retail stores will come here to see what is availble to stock their stores.

    Twice a year, the L.A. Mart will have a floor samples sale open to the public. Exactly, what it means - the floor samples are for sale. My boyfriend was in the market for a rug for his TV room. We found a beautiful wool rug that we both liked. The retail price on the tag was $1600 but he was able to buy it for $600. If this was truly the price, this was a great deal. But, I'm usually a skeptic when it comes to marketing techniques by some people. But, $600 seem like a more than reasonable price for the New Zealand wool rug which felt really good on the feet.

    Also, it appears every first Tuesday in the month, it is open to the public.

    One of the Manufacturers
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    La Brea Bakery: Try LA's own La Brea Bread

    by marinarena Written May 28, 2008

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    Once you get a whiff of the freshly baked bread at La Brea, you can't help but to stop in here. La Brea Bakery is famous not just in district or citywide, but throughout southern California. The original location in the Mid-Wilshire area off of Wilshire and La Brea. The all-natural, artisan bread from the neighborhood shop has reached such popularity that it is now featured in several groceries in SoCal. Made with undeniable great flavor, La Brea bread is a taste of L.A not to be missed. Besides bread, there is an assortment of pastries, pastas, pasta sauces from which to choose, as well as a full scale restaurant, called Campanile right next door. Both the bakery and restaurant are a bit pricey but if you don't mind to splurge a little, go for it.

    What to pay: loaves of bread are about $3-$4, bakery treats average $2-$4, specialty pasta about $5 +

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