Locals looking to redecorate their homes on a budget, pick up kitchen goodies, or try the latest electronic and remote-control gadgets head to these four warehouses tucked into a warren of quiet, curving streets in the shadow of the 405 Freeway in Fountain Valley.
DORELL FABRIC OUTLET
Hundreds of bolts of fabric fill this place. Arranged by type and color, most are between $10 and $20 per yard. Don’t miss the scrap bin in the back, packed with $2 leftovers perfect for small projects.
10870 Spencer Ave.
Chefs and restaurateurs pick up supplies here, but you don’t have to be a professional to shop for items such as salt and pepper shakers ($1 to $40) and pots and pans ($18 to $200). The knife selection is impressive.
18430 Pacific St.
Rugs cover the floor, decorate the walls, and hang from dozens of racks in this huge showroom, which stocks a rotating collection of handknotted Oriental rugs, handcrafted Tibetan rugs, eco-friendly bamboo silk rugs, and more.
10700 Spencer Ave.
Remote-control cars, trucks, and airplanes crowd the shelves at this popular shop, which also carries drones, model kits, and all the tools you need to build and maintain your electronic toys.
18475 Pacific St.