Thursday, June 26, 2014

Baby Lobster Seafood & Grill

Baby Lobster Seafood & Grill is now open in the Santee Alley! Located above the Olympic Boulevard entrance (where Picante used to be), Baby Lobster offers delicious seafood and traditional Mexican dishes at Santee Alley prices. We recommend you their aguas frescas. They come FREE with the purchase of a meal.

Stop by as early as 8:30 a.m. and take advantage of the $5 breakfast menu...

Enjoy lunch on their spacious outdoor patio...

Baby Lobster will be showing ALL the World Cup games so you can take a break from shopping and watch your favorite team play.

Baby Lobster
8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
1001 Maple Ave. #201-203
Free Delivery

Monday, June 23, 2014

Free Resuable Shopper Bags Saturday, June 28!

The Santee Alley will be giving away reusable shopper bags 11 a.m. to 3 p.m on Saturday, June 28!
Join us for a fun day of shopping in "Los Callejones" and catch the first Round 16 game of the World Cup at the new Santee Alley restaurant, Baby Lobster Seafood & Grill, located at 1001 S Maple Ave. above the Olympic Blvd. entrance (between Santee St. and Maple Ave.)

Baby Lobster specializes in Mexican seafood dishes, but also offers a wide variety of traditional Mexican dishes. Shoppers who dine at Baby Lobster will receive a free agua fresca with their meal!

See you Saturday!

Baby Lobster Seafood & Grill
1001 S Maple Ave. above Santee Alley

(Go up the stairs between Maple Ave. and Santee. St. on Olympic Blvd.)
8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Daily

Baby Lobster Seafood & Grill

Thursday, June 19, 2014

3 Reasons to Love My Secret Fashion

They've only been open for a few weeks, but My Secret Fashion has already become one of our favorite stores in the alley for three reasons:
  1. Swimsuits: We love the high-waisted swimsuits here! They have swimsuits in various colors and styles but the high-waisted ones are so on trend for this summer.
  2. Unique Styles: Their unique styles are so refreshing. Even though they carry pieces similar to what you would find in other Santee Alley stores, they way My Secret Fashion styles their clothing is truly unique to them.
  3. World Cup Fashion: Matching leggings and crop tops for all your favorite World Cup teams, including Mexico, USA, and Brazil. Need we say more?
My Secret Fashion
1140 inside Santee Alley
Instagram @mysecretfashion1

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Giveaway Winner!

Congrats to Marina Oros who was our BeBella giveaway winner! Thanks to everyone who entered. We hope to have more giveaways in the future.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Welcome to Santee Alley Simone!

A feminine take on the classic Cali-cool style is how we would describe Simone, a recently opened women's retail and wholesale store located in Santee Alley. Simone's girly dresses and breezy crop tops in peachy hues and floral prints are everything we want this summer. They also carry a very well curated selection of jewelry and accessories that perfectly compliments the store's aesthetic. Definitely worth stopping by on your next trip to the alley!

1150-A inside Santee Alley
Instagram @simonefashionla

Monday, June 16, 2014

Giveaway Winner Coming Soon!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The BeBella hair straightener giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all of you who entered! We will be announcing the winner soon :) 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Get Your 2014 World Cup Gear at the Alley!

Santee Alley is ready for the World Cup! Are you? The alley is currently stocked with patriotic t-shirts, jerseys, tops, shorts, leggings, flags, and even phone cases. The countries we've seen most represented are the United States, Mexico, and Brazil. We expect more World Cup gear to arrive in the next few days, so come down this weekend and stock up on your favorite team's tees :)

And for our die-hard soccer fans, you don't need to worry about missing a game while you're shopping. Our business owners are fans too! They have the games playing on the radio, and some of them even have TVs set up inside their stores.

World Cup T-Shirts - LA NUEVA
315 1/2 E 12th St. (inside the alley)
Instagram: @La_nueva

World Cup Leggings & Crop Tops 
My Secret Fashion
1140 Santee Alley
Instagram: @mysecretfashion1

USA Tops and Shorts
150-A Santee Alley

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Makeup and Beauty Supplies at Wholesale Prices + Giveaway! (Closed)

Ladies there's a whole new reason to visit the alley... We've long been known as the place to score $1 falsies, but HM Hormiguitas is changing the beauty ball game with their newly expanded location at 315 E 11th St. (inside Santee Alley). Officially the largest beauty and cosmetics store in the alley, they offer everything from foundation and eyeshadow palettes to hair extensions, straighteners and curling irons. HM also carries professional makeup cases in various sizes.

HM Hormiguitas Fashion & Beauty Supply
315 E 11th St. #315-B inside Santee Alley

HM Hormiguitas is a distributor and wholesale vendor of makeup, including NYX products, beauty tools, hair tools, and hair extensions. Their brands include but are not limited to BeBella, Beyond the Beauty, LUV, Proliss, Iso, Herstyler, and Makeup For You. All their products are sold at wholesale prices. That's right, you can buy your beauty supplies direct from the source here too!

Their hair styling tools are top quality, comparable to what you would find at your local salon. Their top-selling hair styler brand, BeBella is one of the top-selling brands in Central and South America. HM has graciously provided us with a BeBella professional hair straightener (pictured below)  for one of our lucky readers! We'll be raffling it off this week. You can enter to win via the raffle widget below.

Enter the raffle to win this straightener!
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In addition to hair tools, you'll also find hair extensions. The colors available are the ones shown below. A couple of other things you'll find at HM that you won't find anywhere else in the alley: huge selection of false eyelashes and Latin American bath and beauty products.

The store will have a new sign in the next couple of weeks, but for the time being look for the hot pink
HM Hormiguitas banner. Happy shopping!

*Please note the contact information has been updated for this post

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Urban Cases: The Biggest Selection of Cell Phone Cases and Covers in Santee Alley

Urban Cases is one of the most recent cell phone and electronic accessories stores to open in Santee Alley and officially the biggest. We've seen a huge increase in the number of electronic accessories vendors in the alley over the last year, but Urban Cases is taking it to the next level. Formerly a women's clothing store, the space holds more cases and accessories than we've ever seen in one location.

While the variety is fantastic, the prices are equally great. Most cell phone cases are only $5! Cases and covers are available for almost all cell phone and tablet models. In addition, Urban Cases carries chargers, USB cords, screen covers, headphones, ear buds, and more.

Urban Cases
1059 Maple Ave. inside Santee Alley

Please contact the store directly for purchase inquiries.