Yesterday Coleen & I headed out for an impromptu shopping trip. After reading about the Red Balloon’s Warehouse HERE, we had to check it out for ourselves. Aren’t familiar with the Red Balloon? It’s a swanky little boutique located in Newport Beach (1829 Westcliff Dr., Newport Beach, CA 92660). But don’t be fooled by the name…. although it definitely is a children’s boutique featuring clothes for newborns to size 14 (Small Paul, Petit Bateau & Baby Lulu just to name a few of their brands), they carry lots of stuff for the mamas as well! Jewelry & tons of clothes, everything from Juicy Couture to Laurie B. & even some maternity!
But enough about the actual store… because their warehouse is AMAZING! Open EVERY Tuesday & Thursday AND the 1st Saturday of every month, from 9am – 2:30pm, this place is definitely a goldmine! It’s located at 1612 Babcock in Costa Mesa. If you are coming from the 55 S, just continue down Newport Blvd., hang a right on 17th St., go for about a 1/2 mile or so & then turn left on Babcock. The warehouse will be on your left, you’ll see some little signs that say “Red Balloon Warehouse” poking out of the grass, you can park & then enter the door in the back. & Don’t worry if the door is closed, as long as it’s an “open” day you can walk right in!
Inside you’ll find an entire warehouse full of goodies. Everything is incredibly well-organized by size, which makes shopping really easy, even if you have kids in tow. On our recent shopping trip, we were really impressed by the selection. I picked up a bunch of t-shirts for the boys & even some TOM’s shoes, as well as few things for myself. The best part? That it didn’t cost me a fortune. EVERYTHING we saw was 65% off! (We are talking Small Paul shirts for like $12! Quite the deal!) So, next time you have a Tuesday or Thursday free, you might want to head on over to the Red Balloon Warehouse…. you might even see Coleen or me there!
Here are all the details:
What: Red Balloon Warehouse
Open: EVERY Tuesday, Thursday & the 1st Saturday of every month, 9am – 2:30 pm
Location: 1612 Babcock, Costa Mesa CA (enter through the door in the back)
Accepted Forms of Payment: Cash & Credit Cards (no checks!)