Monday, November 25, 2013

Wekly Fashion Finds: Vickie's Favorites

Our friends over at Vickie's Fashion just sent out photos of their new inventory and we're very excited to see these in the alley. Behold our favorite 5:

Leopard print + maxi dress? Yes please! This is such a good dress for holiday parties. The perfect way to be chic and warm.

We love everything about this^^ look. The mustard coat is such a fun alternative for fall and the print dress is right on trend.  

This deep burgundy-ish hue is officially the color of the season! It's everywhere: tops, bottoms, pants, skirts, dresses, and now jumpers. You just can't go wrong with oxblood (it's the name of the color).

The other fall trend we're really excited to see take off... prints. Mixing and matching prints that is.

And finally, you can never go wrong with a classic-cut dress. The color blocking on this style helps create the illusion of a smaller waste. We're saving this one for after Thanksgiving.

Shop the looks at Vickie's Fashion located at 1136-B Santee St. or contact them at 213-745-4336. 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Leon de Judah - Sports Shoes

The alley has long been known as a shoe heaven for women, but we've noticed an increasing trend in new businesses carrying men's shoes. Cue Leon de Judah, a shoe retailer and wholesaler that carries shoes for the entire family, but who's main focus is men's footwear. It is by far one of the best stores for men's casual shoes around here. Quite literally a hole in the wall, pay extra attention to what you're walking by or you'll miss it. Don't be fooled by the small location, the selection is huge!

Leon de Judah - Sports Shoes
1125-7 Maple Ave.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Santee Alley Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Santee Alley businesses will maintain normal business hours on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28 and Black Friday, November 29. Most stores in the alley are typically open by 10 a.m. begin closing around 5 p.m. Hours may vary, as each store is independently owned and operated. The alley is open 365 days  a year, including Christmas Day and New Year's. We expect the alley to stay open for these holidays as well.

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Where to Shop: Menswear Importer and Manufacturer

FAQ: Does the alley sell men's clothes? A: Yes! We have clothes, shoes and accessories for the entire family. The men especially, can benefit from our numerous formal and casual wear stores. A good place to start your shopping trip is Bucci, a menswear importer and manufacturer located at 1106 1/2 inside the alley.

Bucci sells fine men's formal wear, outerwear and casual clothing. Expect to find similar styles and brands to those found in department stores. They currently have a great selection of leather jackets, sweaters, and long sleeve dress shirts. Bucci also carries suits, dress shirts and pants, ties, casual shirts, and jeans. They are open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week.

Not sure if it will fit? Bucci has fitting rooms for your convenience.

The super stylish men of Santee Alley^^

1106 1/2 Santee Alley

Retail & Wholesale

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

$1 Accessories and Fashion Jewelry

One of the best places to treasure hunt in the alley is the 99 cents accessories stores. You'll find costume jewelry, hair accessories, cocktail rings, scarves, and everything in between. One of our favorite places for bargain jewelry is Accessories. The selection of bracelets, necklaces, rings, and earrings here is bigger than most other bargain jewelry places in the alley and they stay true to the 99 cent pricing on most items. Be ready to do some hunting and expect to find lots of fun, colorful pieces! 

Accessories is located at 1042 1/2 inside Santee Alley.


Monday, November 11, 2013

Weekly Fashion Finds: Deals, Sales, & Discounts!

Santee Alley vendors are prepping for the holidays with sales and discounts for men and women. We rounded up some of our favorite deals happening right now:

Buy One Get One Free: Scarves and ponchos at High Bijoux, located at 1103-A and 1138-C. The sale is happening now through the end of the week.

Also at High Bijoux, newly discounted accessories! Necklaces, earrings, and select accessories are 30% off.

2 for $9.99: Scarves at One Trading, located at 1152 inside the alley. As you can see in the photo below, there are plenty of styles to choose from.

Men's Formal Wear Starting at $39.99: At RJ Suits Inc. located at 1138-D inside Santee Alley.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Santee Alley Dining Guide

The Santee Alley is known for its delicious street food. From pupusas and bacon-wrapped hot dogs to fruit salads and frozen yogurt. We bring together foods and flavors from all over the world! If this is your first time visiting the alley, and you're not sure where to grab a bit let us recommend a couple spots:

Bacon-wrapped hot dogs are a must-have in the alley. You can get yours with all the toppings (onions, peppers and pico de gallo) or plain. The Alley Dog also serves Mexican, Latin American and American food. The tortillas are made by hand on the spot!

This is the perfect spot for a quick snack, especially on a hot day. They have 16 frozen yogurt flavors. This is also the only place in the alley that sells coffee.

Picante is a little hidden gem sitting overlooking the alley. Not only is it the only sit-down restaurant in the alley, it's also the only place around here with a full bar! Sit in their outdoor patio and enjoy the alley from above. And did we mention they have delicious seafood too?

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Fall Handbag Sale - All Styles $20!

Remember that $20 handbag sale we told you about back in  August? Well Ice Handbags is carrying the sale right through Fall. ALL HANDBAGS ARE STILL $20! Even better news, Ice has opened a second location in the alley at 1150-B Santee Alley They are open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 7 days a week.

Scroll below to see current styles...

Ice Handbags
1150-B Santee Alley

Monday, November 4, 2013

Weekly Fashion Finds: Winter Coats!

Brrr, baby it's getting cold outside... We're prepping for cooler weather with new winter coats and sweaters. Check out this week's featured outerwear at Vickie's Fashion, located at 1136-B Santee St. For pricing or purchase inquiries contact the store directly at 213-745-4336 or