Tuesday, August 19, 2014

California Mirage Jewelry


Located at the Santee Alley's 11th Street entrance, California Mirage Jewelry offers wholesale and retail gold and silver plated jewelry including chains, bracelets, necklaces, rings and pendants, as well as some novelty items. This is the only store dedicated entirely to gold and silver (most jewelry stores in the alley sell costume jewelry only). The family run business has been operating out of the Santee Alley location since 2002 and prides itself on friendly customer service. For pricing and purchase inquiries please contact the store directly.

California Mirage Jewelry
1101 Maple Ave.
213-747-7464




Friday, August 15, 2014

Weekly Fashion Finds: Summer Finds at Vickie's Fashion


It's been too long since our last "Weekly Fashion Finds", so we've decided to bring it back! Vickie's Fashion is a long-time favorite in the Santee Alley area. (They are not located in the alley, but on Santee Street. 1136-B Santee St. to be exact.) Vickie's offers quality women's fashion for wholesale and retail buyers. Inventory changes each week. Scroll below to see some of our favorites from this week...




Vickie's Fashion
1136-B Santee St.
213-745-4336
vickiesfashion@aol.com

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Santee Alley Back 2 School Shopping Guide (Part 2)

Get ready for Back-2-School at Santee Alley and save up to 70% off retail prices! In Part 2 of the Back-2-School Shopping Guide we'll show you where to shop for the best deals on uniforms and gym clothes, sneakers and athletic shoes and clothing, and casual footwear for men, women, and kids. Check out Part 1 of the shopping guide here.

Let us know if there's anything on your Back-2-School shopping list we've missed, and we'll tell you where to find it!


UNIFORMS AND GYM CLOTHES
During Back-2-School season we sometimes see kids' clothing stores carry uniforms, but S & J Casual specializes in school uniforms and gym clothes year-round. Please note, they carry almost exclusively boy's and men's sizes.

We recommend:
S & J Casual and Athletic Wear
1119-D Maple Ave.
213-747-3217


SNEAKERS AND ATHLETIC SHOES
The Santee Alley has various authorized retailers of Converse, Nike, Puma, Jordan, Reebok, Vans, among other department store brands. Pricing varies depending on the brand and model of the sneaker, but in general shoppers wills save at least 30% off department store retail prices.

We recommend:
Black Knights
1139 Maple Ave. inside Santee Alley


CASUAL SHOES
Not only does the alley have discounted sneakers and athletic footwear, we actually have casual footwear for the entire family including kids' and baby sizes. Shoes for men range from casual sneakers and boots to oxfords, drivers, and loafers. Styles for women include sandals, flats, casual sneakers, boots, and more.

We recommend:

Men's Shoes
X-PRT
1123-B Maple Ave.
562-381-5105
Leon de Judah
1125-7 Maple Ave.
562-381-5105


Women's Shoes
Betty's Shoes
1042-B Santee St. inside Santee Alley
213-749-0701
Sensual Steps
1117-D Maple Ave. inside Santee Alley
213-749-0704

Kids' Shoes
Forever Shoes
1031 Maple Ave. inside Santee Alley
213-746-6336

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Santee Alley Back-2-School Shopping Guide (Part 1)

Get ready for Back-2-School at Santee Alley and save up to 70% off retail prices! In Part 1 of the Back-2-School Shopping Guide we'll show you where to shop for the best deals on backpacks, juniors jeans, and plus-size clothing. Next week we'll be back with Part 2, which will include uniforms, gym clothes, and casual and athletic footwear.

Let us know if there's anything on your Back-2-School shopping list we've missed, and we'll tell you where to find it!


BACKPACKS
Most of The Santee Alley handbag and luggage vendors have backpacks in stock for Back-2-School. We've seen both Jansport and Everest brands. For the best deal, we suggest the Everest backpacks. They're going as low as $15! Buy backpacks for the whole family and bargain for a better deal. The more you buy the more you'll save. 

We recommend:

Halo Handbags
1016 S. Santee St. (inside the alley) and 1137 Santee St. (Pictured above.)
213-747-1080


JUNIORS CLOTHING - JEANS
Jeans are  the ultimate Back-2-School staple and you won't find them for less anywhere else. With prices for shorts and jeggings as low as $10 in various stores, and Colombian and Brazilian style jeans for only $15, you could buy a new pair for the entire first week of school and still save money. 

We recommend:
U - Cute Jeans
(for women and girls sizes)
1150-A inside Santee Alley
213-745-4953
Hip Hop Sports (for men)

1125-3 Maple Ave.
323-289-4243


Hip Hop Sports is also a go-to favorite for streetwear. Here you'll find brand such as Diamond, OBEY, Primitive, and DGK all at discounted prices.


JUNIORS PLUS-SIZE CLOTHING
Many stores in the alley have started to carry junior plus-sizes especially for jeans, but fashionable plus-size tops and dresses can be harder to come by. That's why we recommend Sweeties Plus, the only plus-size-only women's clothing store in the alley. Sweeties has two locations in the LA Fashion District and offers figure-flattering, trendy styles up to 3x.

We Recommend:
Sweeties Plus

325 E 12th St. (inside the alley)
213-744-9414

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Hoops Baby!


In case you haven't guessed it, Hoops Baby! specializes in just that, hoops! The retail and wholesale vendor has every type of hoop earring imaginable, along with very cute fashion jewelry, including an assortment of gold and silver chains and bangles. Hoops Baby! is relatively new to Santee Street. You'll want to look for the Hoops Baby! logo on the building.

Hoops Baby
1038 Santee St.
213-741-0714
www.hoopsbaby.com


See the newest Hoops Baby! styles on their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or Scroll below to see more of what's currently in stock...






Friday, August 1, 2014

Now Open: JR Jeans Women's Clothing


The newest store to open in the Santee Alley is maxi dress heaven! JR Jeans currently has the largest selection of maxi dresses and skirts in the alley. They also have a huge selection of jeans (as the store name suggests), including plus-size and Colombian and Brazilian styles. Our fashion-forward shoppers will find a lot of unique prints and bold colors here, as well as jumpsuits, which are quickly becoming a top-seller this summer.

JR is the sister store of RBK Jeans and J and J Apparel, which we recently featured here and here. The brand new store features ample fitting rooms and flexible wholesale minimums for buyers looking to mix-and-match styles.

JR Jeans
Retail and Wholesale
1129 Maple Ave.
213-754-6814


The peplum tops with bow detailing on the back are so cute!






These lace-up lace tops are a customer favorite.

JR Jeans has two entrances, one is inside the alley and the other can be accessed on Maple Avenue (pictured below).

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Shop Summer Styles at RBK Jeans



RBK Jeans is the sister store of J and J Apparel (featured here). Like J and J they offer retail and wholesale women's clothing. RBK has all of this summer's staples including overall and cutoff shorts, tank tops and crop tops, maxi dresses, and jumpsuits, with prices starting as low as $15.

RBK is an excellent option for new business owners looking to test out trend pieces. They offer flexible minimums on wholesale purchases and mix-and-match options. For pricing and purchase inquiries please contact the store directly.

RBK Jeans
1150-A Santee St. inside Santee Alley
213-745-4953