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!
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.
1016 S. Santee St. (inside the alley) and 1137 Santee St. (Pictured above.)
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.
U - Cute Jeans (for women and girls sizes)1150-A inside Santee Alley
Hip Hop Sports (for men)
1125-3 Maple Ave.
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.
325 E 12th St. (inside the alley)