Santee Alley was originally the heart of the wholesale fashion industry in Los Angeles. On weekends manufacturers and importers would sell their overstock and one-offs from the back door of their businesses. Those "back doors" all faced the same alley, which would eventually be known as Santee Alley. The alley is now full-time retail operation but many a deal are still to be found, if you know where to look. "Where should I look?," you might ask. Well, we just happen to now this little store that's full of waiting-to-be-found gems...
Ameno is a women's wholesale and retail store selling a mix of trendy styles and classic staples. Retail prices range from $8-$32, meaning most items in the store are under $30! It's a great store for jumpsuits, boyfriend jeans, linen pants, maxi dresses, casual tops, and rompers.
While browsing the store we spotted 2 for $10 deals, $7.99 specials, basics starting at 3 for $10, and maxis prices as low as $10.
Party dresses were priced around $15. The store also carries an assortment of sportswear and business casual pieces, specifically blazers for $17!
Who doesn't love a good deal?!
1114 1/2 Santee St.
inside Santee Alley
Like cute clothes and good deals? Check out Chocolate, a couple of doors down from Ameno.