Welcome to this week’s Frugal Family column, where we at Santa Monica Patch bring you the best bang for you buck, so your family’s budget remains firmly in the black.
We’ve got deals on jewelry, chic clothing and more this week—all right in your neck of the woods or just an easy mouse-click away!
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1. MONTANA AVENUE SIDEWALK SALE
Deal: Yes, it’s true! The annual sale is here, which means the chic boutiques on this lovely street will be offering their wares anywhere from 15 to 80 percent off! More than 150 stores, from Sixth to 17th, will be participating. From designer jeans to flirty sundresses to colorful dog leashes, you’re sure to find everything you need at this sale! (I’m pretty sure you'll also find things you don’t need but can convince yourself you do.)
Good Through: Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
2. ’s Half-Yearly Sale
Deal: To quote a wise woman (or more accurately, Ursula the Sea Witch from The Little Mermaid), “Life is full of tough choices, isn’t it?” And you will feel like just Ariel (sans tail, six-pack abs and group of talking animals) when faced with the endless bargains at the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale. The classic Theory dress or the trendy Tory Burch flats? Hmmm ... head on over to to make your own choices!
Good Through: Starts Wednesday
3. COMPANY KIDS
Deal: There are two words that I delight in. OK, there are a lot of words I delight in (chocolate, love, laugh, fun), but on that list are the words "clearance" and "sale." The folks at Company Kids combined the two in their spring sale, where you can get bargains at up to 75 percent off!
Good Through: While supplies last