Category Archives: Marin

Rough Linen Oddities Sample Sale

Rough Linen Oddities Sample Sale. June 17, 2017

Mark your calendar – you will have a mere three hours to shop the Rough Linen Oddities Sample Sale. That’s it. This is a short, sweet, and rare opportunity to get a great deal on samples, seconds, and prototypes from this popular purveyor of high-end natural linen bedding, tablecloths, clothing, and more.

Enjoy discounts up to 50% off retail.

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So Many Sales, So Little Time Part III

So Many Sales, So Little Time Part III: Lulu Designs Jewelry Sample Sale | Pacific Connections Moving Sale | Marjorie Baer Jewelry Spring Factory Sale | SDH Fine European Linens Warehouse Sale Spring 2017 | BCBG Sample Sale Spring 2017. May 11 – 20, 2017

And the deals keep pouring in – So Many Sales, So Little Time Part III.

Shop for deals on beautiful handcrafted jewelry, housewares, furniture, high-end linens, and designer women’s clothing. Yes, more chances to stock up on great gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, bridal showers, weddings, birthdays, and/or graduations.

Sales are in chronological order.

Public Service Announcement:  As you may have noticed, this is warehouse/sample sale season. Scroll to the bottom of this post for a list of sales and other happenings.

Tips worth repeating: check the websites before going; go early for the best selection; pick a city and go to the sales in that city; bring a bag; bring cash for when credit cards are not accepted; and bring a friend. Because we have so many sales at the same time strategic planning is a must. If a sale looks interesting make sure you put it on your calendar. Most of these sales are only a day or two and only come around once or twice a year.

Happy Deal Tracking!

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Got Kitchen Needs? Shop Kuhn Rikon Warehouse Sale Spring 2017

Kuhn Rikon Warehouse Sale Spring 2017. May 5 + 6, 2017.

Mark your calendar for the Kuhn Rikon Warehouse Sale Spring 2017. This is your chance to purchase high quality cooking tools and cookware directly from the source.

Prices are wholesale and below. As in way below what you would spend at your fave cooking stores even if you have one (or 5) of those ubiquitous (yet loved) blue 20% off coupons….
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Retail Therapy From California Cowboy and Carve Designs

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Retail Therapy From California Cowboy and Carve Designs. March 23 to 26, 2017 and March 30 to April 1, 2017.

Mark your calendar for retail therapy from California Cowboy and Carve Designs.

With prices at least 50% off retail on high quality clothing for women and men (!) consider these sales a shoppers answer to March Madness.

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Bel Marin Keys Holiday Warehouse Sale 2016

bel-marin-keys-holiday-warehouse-sale-2016Bel Marin Keys Holiday Warehouse Sale 2016. November 17-19, 2016. Post updated to add new vendors.* 

The Bel Marin Keys Holiday Warehouse Sale is baaack! Mark your calendar – local manufacturers, importers, and wine/food merchants are opening their warehouses to the public for three bargain-filled days.

Purchase at steep discounts home accessories, kitchen ware, paper products, wine, jewelry, art glass, purses, pillows, home textiles, golf carts (!), candles, and more.

Cross the Golden Gate Bridge and see why those in the know consider the Bel Marin Keys Holiday Warehouse Sale the best ‘underground’ sales event in Marin county.

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Prices Will Floor You @ Endless Knot Fine Tibetan Carpets Warehouse Sale

Endless Knot Fine Tibetan Carpets Warehouse Sale logoEndless Knot Fine Tibetan Carpets Warehouse Sale.  May 28, 2016.

Confession: I am beyond amped about Endless Knot Fine Tibetan Carpets Warehouse Sale.

If you are looking to save serious dough on gorgeous, heirloom quality rugs that can withstand the every day terror of kids, dogs, and friends with red wine put this sale on your must-do list.

BTW, I am not sure why but the rug business is notorious for advertising “sales” that end up being a bust. (K)not the case with the Endless Knot Fine Tibetan Carpets Warehouse Sale. This is the real deal.

Prices start at $350 for a 6’x9′ handcrafted Tibetan carpet. Wow!

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8 Things You Need To Know About Heath Ceramics Seconds Sale Spring 2016

Heath Ceramics Seconds Sale Spring 2016Heath Ceramics Seconds Sale Spring 2016. May 6–8, 2016

 Heath Ceramics seconds sale is your chance to stock up on slightly less than perfect Heath dinnerware, bud vases, and serving pieces. Prices are slashed an additional 20% off all Heath seconds and overstock tile (a savings of up to 40% off first quality retail prices)

Plus save up to 50% off retail select linens, books, home accessories, and more.

Prepare to experience bowl, plate, and cup joy.

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10 Fun Lunar New Year Celebrations: SF Bay Area 2016

SF Celebrates Chinese New Year 201610 Fun Lunar New Year Celebrations: SF Bay Area 2016. January 30, 2016 – February 28, 2016.

2016 is the year of the monkey – one of the 12-year cycle of animals in the Chinese zodiac.

Those more in the know (ah, everyone) say the Monkey embodies “trickster energy” requiring us to be on the lookout for charlatans, delusional people, and unrealistic concepts. Hear that presidential candidates???

Ever optimistic, the SF Bay Area is celebrating the Year of the Monkey with month-long celebrations including street fairs, festivals, parades, eats, lion dances, museum activities, and more. Most of the events are free and family friendly. Here are our picks for 10 Fun Lunar New Year Celebrations: SF Bay Area 2016.

Have fun and Gung Hay Fat Choy.

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How To Get a Free Ride Home New Year’s Eve

Free Rides Home NYE

 How To Get a Free Ride Home New Year’s Eve. December 31, 2015. 

With all the “amateurs” on the road, NYE is the time to just say “no” to driving. Here are 7 ways to get a free ride home New Year’s Eve.

Bonus: this post also has information on extended hours on some low-cost public transit systems.

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15 SF Bay Area Labor Day Weekend Events

This weekend is Labor Day – the official end of summer. With hordes of people fleeing the city for Burning Man, take advantage of the limited crowds and enjoy a last hurrah before closeting your white shoes and pants.

Here are 15 SF Bay Area Labor Day weekend events including art fairs; festivals; live music of every genre; free museums,; zines; lit; drama; mime; and more.

Most events have little or no admission costs.

Friendly reminder: there is no BART train service between San Francisco and East Bay the entire Labor Day Weekend so consider an event on your side of the Bay or use these tips courtesy of BART.

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