Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Weekly Fashion Finds: New Stores and Summer Clothes

The Santee Alley has discounted clothing and accessories for the entire family, including the kids. We especially love all the dresses we've been seeing lately. They're so unbelievably cute! The photo above is from Dulce, located at 1117-C S. Maple Ave. They carry clothing for both boys and girls, formal and casual. As you can see dresses start as low as $24.99 and they're currently running sales on boys clothing as well.

Obsession is one of our newest stores. We've seen multiple new stores open in the alley over the last couple of weeks. Most of them carry women's clothing, shoes, and/or accessories.

Trends: Short shorts and everything flag inspired. These two trends are shaping up to be two the strongest trends present in the alley. We've seen denim shorts in a wide range of colors as well as florals. Flag-inspired clothing is available for men and women. The American flag is an obvious favorite - tanks, hats, tops, shorts, and cell phone accessories.

My Secret Lingerie is located at 313 E 11th St.

Swimsuits and rave-style lingerie can be seen at most Santee Alley lingerie and hosiery stores. We expect to see more styles in the next few weeks as the weather gets warmer and EDC Vegas approaches.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

New Summer Styles!

Summer fashion is here! The Santee alley is overflowing with summer dresses, maxis, and all sorts of bright colors for summer. We're loving all the bold prints, especially this chevron print (pictured above). And that bow back dress you've been seeing all over Pinterest? It's here! Scroll down to see all the new styles.

For product or purchase inquiries please contact Vickie's Fashion at 213-745-4336. Visit them at 1136 Santee St. Unit B or email them at vickiesfashion@aol.com.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

New LA Fashion District Parking App!

Great news for Santee Alley shoppers! The LA Fashion District recently launched a new parking app that allows users to search for nearby parking lots, saves their parking location, and locates businesses within a 100-block radius. Additional features include:
  • Downloadable walking tour
  • Driving directions
  • Guide to navigating the district
  • Link directly to website and general info 
According to the LA Fashion District blog, the app is currently available for iPhone and is expected to launch for Android soon.

If you're planning your first visit to Santee Alley this is a great resource to help you navigate through the district. If you're a Santee Alley regular, this is great for exploring the rest of the district! Feel free to let us know if you download it and what you think in the comments below.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Casual Cool at T & J Fashion Mart

Maxi skirts. Maxi dresses. Tank tops. Summer dresses. Leggings. Jean jackets. Skinny jeans. Flirty tops.

Located right by the 12th Street entrance of the alley, T & J is our go-to place for laid back style and closet staples, like the perfect maxi. This little corner store has great variety and a super friendly staff. John, the owner, usually rings up shoppers himself. He keeps inventory fresh and simple. Very "Cali-Cool" if you ask us.

T & J is open to both retail and wholesale shoppers. They are located at 311 E. 12th St. For purchase or pricing inquiries please contact the store directly at 213-746-9131 or email John at johnwa63@yahoo.com. Scroll down to see current styles...

Friday, May 10, 2013

Mother's Day Gift Guide: Officially Last Minute

Necklaces from High Bijoux

Let's face it. If you haven't bought a gift for Mom by now it's officially last minute, way, way last minute. If your mom is a fashion loving, bargain hunting momma like ours, treat her to a special day of shopping, lunching, and bonding in the Fashion District. We've even put together this little guide to make your life easier:

  • Enter on Olympic Boulevard between Santee Street and Maple Avenue. Parking tips here. If you need your morning coffee/shopping energy, there's a Coffee Bean on the corner of Olympic Boulevard and Los Angeles and a Starbucks on 9th and Santee St. You can download a map here
  • There are three things you absolutely have to shop for in the alley, because you'll get the best deals and you won't find what we have here anywhere else: handbags, shoes, and fashion jewelry. We recommend High Bijoux for jewelry and accessories, Betty's Shoes and Sensual Shoes for cute pumps and sandals, and Halo Handbags and House of Bags.
  • Enjoy the experience. We're not your average shopping spot ;)

Monday, May 6, 2013

Weekly Fashion Finds: Maxis and Bold Prints

We've been long overdo for a Weekly Fashion Finds! This week you'll find summer-ready maxi dresses and skirts in fun, bright colors. The high/low (aka mullet) dress is still going strong, for those of you who can't fully commit to the maxi ;)

We're  also seeing lots of lace and bold patterns. What do you ladies think? Scroll down to see all the styles.

Shop these and more at Vickie's Fashion located at 1136-B S. Santee St.