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The Santee Alley, Los Angeles

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Santee Alley is one of the most popular shopping areas in the LA Fashion District and downtown Los Angeles. "The Alley" is best known for its festival atmosphere and amazing bargains.

You'll discover over 150 stores in Santee Alley selling thousands of items including everything from the latest trends in clothing styles, apparel for the whole family, jewelry and accessories, shoes and boots, toys and gifts, perfumes and cosmetics and more. Every time you visit you will find something new!

Santee Alley is a great shopping destination for everyone so plan to visit today!

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  • July 20, 2017
    Bring cash and be prepared to bargain with numerous vendors. Easily found parking at reasonable rates in garage very close-by. From cell phone cases to toys to Dodgers shirts to designer clothes and s...  more »
  • July 18, 2017
    This really isn't the Garment district but more like stores that you would see in Tijuana. There are about six or seven stores that are repeated throughout selling the same thing over and over again.  more »
  • July 14, 2017
    Located between Downtown and the Fashion District, this alley can be defined as the March 25 Los Angeles. Full of street vendors, shops and dubious food, worth the walk for those who like that kind of shopping.
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  • July 3, 2017
    You can find everything here! Its all pretty cheap, kinda crowded, has lots of food options, cute clothes, and you want get bored here. Wear comfortable shoes cause you will be walking a lot. Bring cash many places don't accept cards and if they do you have to pay taxes. Parking is a bit complicated but once you find a place you get to enjoy shopping at all the stores. I hope to come again here soon.
  • June 28, 2017
    The most AMAZING place to shop. Next time I visit I will be bringing an empty suit case just to put all the wonderful things I buy from here in it!! Definitely a great place to hang out if you are a tourist or just want something to do in the city!
  • May 30, 2017
    I was born and raised in Los Angeles and this is a must shop for me at least once a month. Fashion changes so rapidly and I find some very unique items here, not always, but more often than not. If you like to be a bit different and want some FUN but inexpensive shoes for going out, this is the place. It's my little secret. I often have people asking where I have gotten certain items that I am wearing, and 9 out of 10 times it will be something I purchased here, not my brand named items, but the alley items. Take your time to shop, bring some cash, have a bacon wrapped hot dog, some fruit. I recommend going early. Parking should cost the MOST $13 for an all day spot. You can find spots for $5-$10 depending on how busy it is. I will recommend parking in a non-parking structure out door lot. The parking structures get busy and it can take a long time to get out because you will be blocked in.
  • June 6, 2017
    Great place to shop for deals the are some Boutiques that have high end fashion items that will cost you but just about all prices are negotiable. Some places do charge taxes some won't if you use cash. Some places wot accept cards so have cash on hand. Sunday is the busiest day and it usually gets crowded so be prepared. Parking can be tight on Sundays too. Mondays are the least crowded day but it gets progressively more crowded as the the week progresses.
  • May 20, 2017
    Good place to go and look around, but I don't think I will be going back for flowers. I wanted to get my mom a big beautiful flower arrangement, and I did but 3 days later the flowers started to get dull! They spray them with something so they have a bright color but that makes the flowers die faster. I was really disappointed that my mom didn't enjoy the arrangement for a longer time.

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