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The Santee Alley

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Address: 210 E Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015-1775
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+1 213-488-1153
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 18:00

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I come here to buy cheap clothes, makeup, costume jewelry and just to spend the day while in downtown LA... there's some good deals but beware there are lots of rip offs as well... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Selena N
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I come here to buy cheap clothes, makeup, costume jewelry and just to spend the day while in downtown LA... there's some good deals but beware there are lots of rip offs as well.. after coming here for years I just shop at the same places in the alley.. every season there's new things so its always fun to see... More 

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Riverside, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place looks like any other local swap meet in California. Their plus size clothing runs small and there is very little of it. It wasn't worth the trip here.

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Falkland, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very energetic area to shop. I love coming here to find the best pricing on Colognes and Perfumes, as well as haggling with the vendors. It's bordering the famed LA Fashion District where you can buy the best fabrics, notions and attire. My travel partner spends atleast a full day going store to store. Check out KK Distributors for Perfume... More 

Thank Donald C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

I heard about this place and end up going to it if you like to shop this is a place to go lots shopping areas and it down a alley lots of stuff to see and do just be prepared to walk for a couple of hours

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

If in Los Angeles, Santee Alley is a must. The shopping is great and cheap. The food is good and the atmosphere is something that must be experienced.

1 Thank John R
Danville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Every time I am in Los Angeles I have a blast going here. The fabrics are amazing, craft stores, leather goods and the like are fun to seek and purchase. Haggling is often part of the culture. It's like going to a swap meet or Tijuana shopping area or?? Some booths are there for years and others come and go.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Hands down, my favorite place in LA!! Street vendors have tasty food!! The Alley Dog holds it down for tacos w fresh tortillas! Come ready to bargain! They have everything from cosmetics to electronics and everything in the middle! Great LA vibe!! Fair parking rates off Maple ace.

1 Thank MARCOS V
New Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

It's like traveling to a foreign country and going to their tourist flea market area. Santee Alley is just a small part of the Fashion District. Calling it the Fashion District makes it sound like an upscale part of Downtown LA but it's in a not so great part of downtown and you definitely don't want to walk around the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Had a great time shopping here! Great deals & tons to choose from. Will definitely be returning for some winter shopping!

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Sarasota FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I am reviewing my Must Dos for LA and if you like Clothes and Shoes this is a must do!! Great Place to Buy Items to bring Home!

2 Thank Dee7SarasotaFL

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