Thursday, November 20, 2014

Santee Alley Thanksgiving Holiday Hours


The Santee Alley traditionally opens on Thanksgiving Day and "Black Friday". We expect alley business to remain open throughout the holiday and holiday weekend again this year. General business hours are also expected to remain the same, with businesses opening as early as 9 a.m. and closing at around 5 p.m. Please note most businesses do not open until 10 a.m.

If you are hoping to shop at a specific store or interested in special Black Friday deals, please contact the stores directly. The area around Santee Alley: Maple Avenue, Santee Street, the North Alley, and the Maple Alley, should be open as well. A map of the area can be downloaded here.

Friendly reminder: All stores are independent businesses. We do not set the hours of operation for them.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Instagram Giveaway!


We've teamed up with Iyalorde to give away this 5-piece, digital hair curler. To enter the giveaway make sure to follow our Instagram @thesanteealley and tag a friend on this Instagram post. You will automatically be entered to win. The giveaway will close on Friday, November 21.

The 5-in-1 hair curler has five interchangeable barrels made of tourmaline and ceramic to achieve long lasting curls with a shiny, silky finish. The digital temperature control and LCD display allow for custom temperature settings. Barrel sizes are 25mm, 19mm, 25-18mm, 19-09mm, and 32mm. The curler heats up to 430 degrees Fahrenheit.

There is no purchase necessary to enter this giveaway. The giveaway is only open to those with a U.S. mailing address. Questions? Tweet us at @ShopSanteeAlley.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Bohemain Meets Street Chic at Fashion Box (New Store!)


It seems like every week we a announce a new store opening in Santee Alley, and this week is no exception. Today we'd like to introduce you to Fashion Box, where bohemian styles and Cali-cool vibes meet street chic. So what exactly does that look like? Think crop tops, flow-y blouses, breezy dresses, kimonos, graphic t-shirts, and lots of prints and plaid. Or scroll below and see for yourself...

Fashion Box
1132-D S Santee St. inside Santee Alley
Los Angeles, CA
323-359-3901
Instagarm @fashionbox1132


It's all about the cropped top, tho.


Effortless chic and affordable too! 




Like Fashion Box? Check out Time Out Vanity Fashion and Simone Fashion for similar styles.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

$20 Handbag Sale through November 30!


LA Purses (formerly Ice Handbags) is bringing back the $20 handbag sale this month, through November 30! That's right, ALL handbags, with the exception of "jelly" styles, are only $20!!

LA Purses specializes in vegan faux-leather handbags, wallets, and backpacks.The store is located at
1150-B S Santee St. inside Santee Alley and is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., 7 days a week. You can also visit their second location at 431 E 11th St. Los Angeles, CA, 90015.

Scroll below to see what's currently in stock...


Trend Alert! Backpacks is one of the biggest trends in handbags this season. LA Purses carries various styles in an assortment of colors. These are on sale for $20 too.



Like LA Purses on Facebook/LAPurses and follow them on Instagram @lapurses_ to see new arrivals as soon as they hit store shelves.




The luggage and duffel bags are not included in the sale, but they are definitely worth checking out. Love all the colors!


And in case you weren't convinced by the $20 price tag... There's also a $10 bin ;)

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Congrats to the Winner!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congrats to Faith C. who won the LUV Hair Straightener giveaway!

Thanks to everyone who participated! We have more giveaways coming to the blog very soon ;)

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

New Store Brings Chic Glamour to the Fashion District


Chic Glamour Boutique is not your average Santee Alley store. Located outside the alley at 1136-B Santee Street, the store offers just what the name implies - a boutique-like experience but at Santee Alley prices. The store offers a good mix of casual styles and party dresses, shoes, handbags, accessories, and makeup. We love that you can plan an entire look in one store! The store is so well merchandised all the clothing, shoes, and accessories can be mixed and matched to your personal style.

Chic Glamour Boutique 
1136-B Santee St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
chicglamourboutique@gmail.com


Some of the fall trends we noticed while browsing the store: hats, cut-out booties, and lots of fringe!


Boyfriend jeans are another big hit this season, specifically of the distressed variety.

More fringe!


And because no outfit is complete without the right beauty look... City Color cosmetics can also be purchased here. SO many stores are now carrying makeup.


SO many stores are now carrying makeup. For all our makeup fanatics, make sure to check out HM HormiguitasIyalorde, and Nature Republic too.

Chic Glamour Boutique is a retail and wholesale store.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Where to Buy Makeup & Beauty Supplies in Santee Alley + A Giveaway! - Now Closed


The hottest trend in Santee Alley right now? Makeup! Just a year ago makeup was something you purchased from small booths throughout the alley as you walked in and out of clothing stores, but the makeup market has exploded. Not only are more stores starting to carry makeup and beauty supplies, we've seen new stores open dedicated entirely to makeup and beauty products: HM Hormiguitas, Nature Republic, Bella al Natural, and now Iyalorde.

Iyalorde is a makeup and hair tools distributor who sells to be public at wholesale prices. In addition to makeup, you'll find makeup brushes, beauty tools, eyelashes, hair straighteners and curlers, and even hair products. They carry popular brands like NYX, L.A. Girl, City Color, LUV, and HerStyler, as well as their own line of hair tools, "Iyalorde".

Iyalorde
1006-F S Santee St. inside Santee Alley
*Please note the address for this store has been updated


The Ilorde curler set comes with five different hair wand attachments allowing you to create mulitple sized curls with one wand. This set is sold exclusively at Ilorde. Because you are buying direct the cost is significantly lower than similar products at your local beauty supply store.


In celebration of their grand opening, we've teamed up with Iyalorde to giveaway a LUV hair straightener! You can enter the giveaway via the Rafflecopter widget below. Please note you must "like" the Santee Alley Facebook page or already be a follower in order for your entry to be valid. You can also follow us on Twitter >> @ShopSanteeAlley or leave a comment below for additional entries!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Like this store? You'll love HM Hormiguitas.

Disclaimer: You must have a US mailing address to enter the giveaway. 

UPDATE: The giveaway is now closed. We will be announcing the winner shortly. Thanks to everyone who participated :)