Lucky us! Just as everyone else is starting to look at their summer glass as half-empty, we here on the sunnier coast know that we've got until Thanksgiving to lounge around in the heat. The best part is we luck out with the Outdoor Furniture Sales just when we are getting around to replacing that umbrella for out back.
As always with the "Big 3", Crate and Barrel leaves us least impressed, with their skimpy sale always drawing attention to the higher price for basically the same thing as Pottery Barn, which always looks cheapest when you pay retail, but the true bargains make us less worried about the lesser quality. Restoration Hardware always comes out on top. Their stuff looks top notch and the sale price just makes things look that much better.
Insider tip:The market umbrellas are at a great price and will be all gone in the next few weeks. Stores wont order more until next year, so if you need it, do it. AH.