Friday, January 16, 2015

How to Lease Space in Santee Alley

Interested in opening a store in The Santee Alley? You've come to the right place! To lease a space in the alley you'll need to contact one of the various real estate groups representing properties in the area:

Kluger Properties
Lance Kluger

Quantum Associates
I Hassan, Commercial Real Estate


North Alley Association
Santee Maple Alley Association

210 East Olympic Boulevard #202
Los Angeles, CA 90015

How much does it cost to rent space in Santee Alley?
Rent will vary by the size of the space and location. It is best to contact the leasing agents directly for rates.

How do I know what spaces are available?
The best way to see what spaces are available is to walk through the alley. Spaces that are for lease or will be on the market soon will have a banner with contact information for the leasing agent handling that property. If you cannot visit the alley, you will need to call the numbers listed above and inquiry are about vacancies.

Who do I contact for general information about opening a store in Santee Alley?
Please contact North Alley Association/Santee Maple Alley Association at 310-203-0101 or 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

District Boutique

Photo Tj Wessels
The moment when you realize that your favorite IG boutique is actually in Santee Alley!

We've long been fans of @district_boutique's expertly curated outfits on Instagram and finally got the chance to stop by their brick-and-mortar location in the alley. District Boutique is located at 1137-B Maple Ave, inside Santee Alley between 11th and 12th Streets.

While at the store, we met with Tiffany who also manages the Instagram account. She's such a sweetheart and super stylish. In fact, the entire team at District Boutique is sweet and knowledgeable. It's the kind of store you want to go when you're putting your Friday night outfit together and need some styling tips ;)

You can see more of their current styles at

Trend Alert: Pantone color of the year - Marsala - and floppy hats!

District Boutique
1137-B Maple Ave inside Santee Alley
Los Angeles, CA

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Santee Alley Frequently Asked Questions

Happy New Year! We received a lot of questions from shoppers over the holiday season, and decided to compile our most frequently asked questions in one post for future reference...

What are the Santee Alley hours?
Santee Alley stores are independently owned and operated, which means each store owner sets their own business hours. In general most stores start opening around 9:30 a.m. All stores are typically open by 10 a.m. and closed by 6 p.m. Some stores will close as early as 5 or 5:30 p.m.

Is Santee Alley open on holidays/weekends?
Yes, the alley is open 7 days a week including ALL holidays.

Is Santee Alley the same thing as the LA Fashion District?
The Santee Alley is comprised of 2 blocks located within the Fashion District and makes up the retail core of the area. The LA Fashion District is a 100-block district catering to the Los Angeles fashion industry including wholesale, textiles, and flowers.

Is Santee Alley open when it rains?
Yes! The Santee Alley is open rain or shine.

Is Santee Alley outdoors?
The Santee Alley is an actual alley located between Maple Avenue and Santee Street. While the stores themselves are not outdoors, the alley itself is open-air.

Can I rent a stroller, wheelchair, or shopping cart while visiting Santee Alley?
No, the alley does not provide rental services of any kind.

 Have more questions? Tweet us! @shopsanteealley

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Free Reusable Shopping Bags, Dec. 19!

Shop The Santee Alley's extended holiday hours on Friday, December 19, between 3:30 and 8 p.m. and receive a FREE reusable shopping bag! Many Santee Alley vendors are extending their hours to accommodate holiday shoppers. As we mentioned in a previous post, vendors will have extended hours now through December 28. Questions? Tweet us! @shopsanteealley

Limited quantities. Available only while supplies last.

Thursday, December 11, 2014


Enter the LA Fashion District #holidayfashiondistrict Ugly Sweater Contest on Instagram and you could win up to $1,000 to shop anywhere in the district, including Santee Alley! For more details and the official rules visit

Monday, December 8, 2014

Santee Alley is Extending its Hours for the Holidays!


Starting Thursday, December 11 through Sunday, December 28 the alley vendors will be open until 8 p.m.
to accommodate holiday shoppers. In celebration, we will be giving out FREE reusable shopping bags on Friday, December 19, 3:30-8 p.m.* Please note, street parking around Santee Alley is free after 6 p.m.

*Limited quantities. Available while supplies last.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Forever Shoes Now Accepts Online Orders

It's not every day that we get to share news as exciting as this.. Forever Shoes, located at 1010 inside Santee Alley, is now offering online orders! That's right, you can now shop the alley without even having to leave your home. Orders can be placed via the Forever Shoes Facebook page or over the phone by calling (213) 744-8098. The store will be posting new arrivals on Facebook and deleting old styles as they sell out, so you'll always know what is in stock.

Forever Shoes is just one of various stores in the alley that now allow shoppers to place online and phone orders. Some stores only take orders via Facebook and Instagram, so make sure to follow your favorite Santee Alley stores :)

Scroll below to see what's currently in stock at Forever Shoes...

Forever Shoes
1010 Maple Ave. inside Santee Alley
Retail & Wholesale