Thursday, February 27, 2014

Weekly Fashion Finds: Dresses for $9.99

We were strolling through the alley earlier today, when we came across this dress display at Top 2 Top (1023 inside Santee Alley). That's right, all dresses are on sale for $9.99! We love the zig-zag print summer dress pictured on the left. It's perfect for spring! Scroll down to see more dresses below. Hurry to the alley, this deal definitely won't last long...

Top 2 Top
1023 Maple Ave. inside Santee Alley

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Fashion Fantasia: Scarves and Bridal Accessories Specialty Store

If you've been to the Santee Alley before, you've probably walked by Fashion Fantasia. Located on the corner of Santee Street and Olympic Boulevard (at 1008-A Santee St.), Fashion Fantasia is our local version of accessory heaven. They carry everything from fashion jewelry and hair accessories to hats and beach totes.

Fashion Fantasia specializes in scarves and bridal accessories, which becomes evident as you soon as you walk in the door. Rows of scarves line the walls in every color, print, and style while bridal accessories are encased in displays throughout the store.

And did we mention everything in the store is currently 50% off? Now that's what we call bargain shopping!

Fashion Fantasia
1008-A Santee St.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Weekly Fashion Finds: Weekend Edition

Vickie's Fashion
1136-B Santee St.

Forever Shoes
1031 Maple Avenue (inside Santee Alley)
Instagram: @forevershoes1

1138-C Santee Alley
Instagram: @highbijoux

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Men's Footwear X-PRT Opens in Santee Alley

Wholesale and retail men's shoes vendor, X-PRT recently opened its doors at 1123-B Maple Ave. The family run business is an exclusive vendor of men's casual shoes, with styles ranging from tennis shoes and loafers to Chukka boots and Oxfords. Retail prices range from $20-$40. As you can see in the photos below, the shoes are very good quality for the price! All shoes are available in sizes 4.5 to 13.

For those interested in purchasing wholesale, X-PRT is currently looking for distributors. X-PERT works directly with the manufacturer to guarantee the best prices on your bulk order. This is a great opportunity for small businesses and boutiques looking to buy smaller quantities, who wouldn't normally be able to meet minimum requirements to purchase directly from the factory. For wholesale pricing and purchase inquiries please contact X-PRT at 562-381-5105.

1123-B Maple Ave.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Valentine's Day Shopping Guide: Gifts for Him

In this third installment of The Santee Alley Valentine's Day Shopping Guide series, we're focusing on the boys. Valentine's Day often revolves around jewelry and flowers and things for her, but we forget the men need loving too!

For the Dapper Gentleman
For well-made suits and formal wear that won't break the bank head over to Bucci. This importer and manufacturer specializes in men's suits, jackets and blazers.
1106 1/2 inside Santee Alley

For the Fashion Forward Man
For the lover who's not afraid to experiment with fashion, Hip Hop Sports carries a variety of unique t-shirts and accessories as well as well-known streetwear brands.
1125-3 Maple Ave.

For the Casual Dude
If tank tops, Vans, and snapbacks are his thing, you'll want to head over to Adrian's for casual Cali-cool attire.
1230 Santee St.

For the Sneakerhead
Does he like Jordan and/or Nike? Yes? Black Knights is your one-stop-shop.
1139 inside Santee Alley

For the Tech Lover
Not everyone is into fashion and we totally get that. Digi Crown has everything your tech-savvy lover is wishing for: small electronics, tablets, stereo systems, speaker systems, TVs, gaming consoles, and so much more.
1125-2 S. inside Santee Alley

In case you missed it:
-Valentine's Day Shopping Guide: Perfumes & Cologne
-Valentine's Day Shopping Guide: The Very Sexy Shopping Guide

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Valentine's Day Shopping Guide: Perfumes & Cologne

Welcome to the second installment of The Santee Alley Valentine's Day Shopping Guide series. As we mentioned in the previous post, this year we're helping you get a head start on your Valentine's Day shopping and save you a couple bucks along the way. Santee Alley has everything you need for your sweetheart - perfume, jewelry, lingerie, to name a few - at up to half the cost of department stores. Over the next few days we'll be posting shopping guides to help you find the perfect gift for that special someone in your life.

Perfumes and cologne are one of the most popular gifts for the Valentine's Day holiday and can easily run upward of $100 at department stores. At Santee Alley you can shop direct from the wholesale vendors and get the same brand name perfumes at discounted prices!

Where to shop for perfume and cologne in Santee Alley:

K.K. Distributors

K.K. Distributors
Wholesale & Retail
115 1/2 S. Maple Ave. inside Santee Alley
(213) 746-7774

For more information on the store and the brands they carry, click here.

Bonita Perfumes
Wholesale & Retail
1133 S Maple Ave. (inside Santee Alley)

For brands and pricing information please contact the store directly.

Magic Perfumes

Magic Perfumes
Wholesale & Retail
313 E. 12th St. (inside Santee Alley)

For brands and pricing information please contact the store directly.

In case you missed it:

Monday, February 3, 2014

Weekly Fashion Finds: How to shop Santee Alley on Instagram

Last week we featured our Instagram as a great resource to see what's new at Santee Alley. Another great way to see what's new around here is through our vendors Instagram accounts! While not all businesses in Santee Alley have a website many of them do have Instagram accounts, and some even allow you to place orders via their social media pages.

Want to browse the alley before you get here? Check out the Instagram accounts below:

Images via Accessories High Bijous Instagram

Accessories High Bijoux
Instagram: @AccessoriesHighBijoux
1103-A Santee Alley
1138-C Santee Alley

Images via Eye Candy Apparel Instagram

Eye Candy Apparel
Instagram: @eyecandyapparelaccessories
936-37 Maple Ave.

Images via Hip Hop Sports Instagram

Hip Hop Sports
1123-5 S Maple Ave.

Images via Lola Shoetique Instagram

Lola Shoetique
1113 1/2 S Maple Ave.