Tuesday, May 26, 2015

$9.99 Deals at Silvia Fashion

An alternative title for this post could have also been "Santee Alley Hidden Gems Part 2". Silvia Fashion's deals are that good! Like Chocolate and Ameno, this is another little shop you shouldn't overlook while shopping in the alley. The women's retail and wholesale vendor offers a range of basics and trendy pieces at amazing prices. Most of the items we saw were priced under $20. In fact, most things seemed to be $9.99!

Scroll below to see current styles...

Silvia Fashion
1116 Santee St. inside Santee Alley

Currently trending: Boyfriend jeans^^

Jumpsuits for $9.99! And check out those emoji pants below. So fun!

In addition to the great prices, we saw a number of "2 for $10" and even "3 for $10" racks in the store.

Jeans for $9.99? Yes, please.

Please contact the store directly for purchase and pricing inquiries.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Bargain Shopping at Ameno

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.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Santee Alley Hidden Gems: Chocolate

This store is as good as its name... Chocolate is a retail and wholesale women's store located at 1120-E S Santee St. inside Santee Alley. It offers trendy clothing for young women at very affordable price points. We saw rompers, maxis, and tops all priced under $20! The quality of the clothing is also very good. Chocolate is not online, so this is truly one of those Fashion District gems you'll only find by visiting Santee Alley. Scroll below to see current styles. 

1120-E inside Santee Alley

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Santee Alley Summer 2015 Shoe Trends

Summer is practically here and summer shoe styles have arrived at Santee Alley. We stopped by Cherry Footwear (1049 Maple Ave.) to check out their new arrivals and get the inside scoop on the most popular trends for Summer 2015.

Summer 2015 Shoe Trends:

  • Pointed-toe Pumps
  • Rhinestone Heels - Especially for formal wear!
  • Slides - Last summer was all abut the Birkenstock, and this trend is an extension of that. The "criss-cross" slides pictured below are especially popular.
  • Single-Sole Strappy Sandals - These have been around for a while, but they are coming out in bright colors for summer.
  • 90s-inspired Platforms