Warehouse sale marks Gabberts' first since '08

Gabberts' warehouse sale (new location -- former Rum River Lumber building, 10141 Woodcrest Dr., Coon Rapids, 952-927-1500, www.gabberts.com) includes merchandise discounted up to 70 percent. Besides plenty of upholstered and leather furniture and case goods, there are also many rugs, art pieces, mattresses and accessories, said marketing manager Peggy Jennings. Gabberts' previous warehouse sale was in 2008, not counting the sale in the soon-to-be Dock 86 space last year. (That was mostly furniture from Hom, which purchased Gabberts in 2008.) Hours are from noon to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Items will be added daily. Delivery fees in the metro area are $89 to $199 (free for mattresses more than $999).

High-end kids' clothes

Papo D'anjo's warehouse sale (2325 Endicott St., Suite 11, St. Paul, 651-294-3900, www .papodanjo.com) includes fall and winter European children's wear (sizes 6 months to 12 years) for girls and boys. Dresses are $20 to $35 (regularly $99 to $178), boys' blazers are $35 (regularly $158), girls' blazers are $19 (regularly $169), rompers are $15 (regularly $89) and coats are $45 (regularly $158 to $228). 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Recycle poor clothing

Some well-meaning donors think charities should accept all of their castoffs and be happy to get them. But shopping habits have changed. People of all incomes now shop at thrift stores, and no one wants stained, threadbare clothing with missing buttons, ripped seams or stuck zippers. Here's an environmental solution for clothing and shoes best suited for the trash: www.usagain.com or 1-866-900-0012. The for-profit company has nearly 1,000 dropoff bins in Minnesota. It collects about 1 million pounds of clothing a week and sells it to wholesalers, thrift stores and textile recyclers.

John Ewoldt • 612-673-7633 or jewoldt@startribune.com. If you spot a deal, share it at www.startribune.com/blogs/dealspotter.