When you make more than 500,000 candles a day, there are bound to be some that don't turn out. These make up the inventory of the close-out room at General Wax & Candle, where you'll find the best buys on candles in Southern California.
For example, a 3-by-9-inch scented candle that retails for $7.98 sells in the close-out room for $2, the 3-inch diameter ball candle that retails at $4.50 is 75 cents, and a jumbo votive that you'll find at the stores for $2 is only 35 cents.
The newly expanded warehouse is also jammed with first-quality candles in many shapes and sizes.
One phase of the remodeled outlet is dedicated to providing expert advice for candle-making aficionados.
General Wax & Candle, 6863 Beck Ave., North Hollywood. Holiday hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Sundays. (818) 765-6357. www.genwax.com.
Weekend Super Sale: This is the sale many of you have been asking about: the annual William Kasper sale for first-quality cashmere apparel for men and women. It takes place this weekend at 10 a.m. at the Doubletree Inn, 10740 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood. No credit cards. All-day parking $4.