While this little haven isn’t exactly a flea market, it has the excitement and feel of a French marche aux puces.
In downtown Los Angeles there is a little shopping haven called Santee Alley. This indoor-outdoor flea market type shopping area is one of those places, where the locals stretch their hard earned dollars to look like movie stars.
Spanning two blocks between Santee Street, Maple Avenue, Olympic Boulevard and 12th Street, it is one of most popular shopping areas in the downtown shopping district. As the nerve center for international shopping, it offers the best prices and widest selection for clothes, shoes, jewelry, perfumes and cosmetics.
You’ll find famous brands, along with great designer knock-offs on famous designers like Fendi, Coach, Burberry, Gucci, Michael Kors, Dolce & Gabbana, Juicy Couture, Calvin Klein, Chanel, Ralph Lauren and many more.
While you can find just about any style to suit your taste, the Alley is most popular for event clothing. So when you want to make a grand entrance (no one has to know you got it for half the prices) with a beautiful prom dress, Quincenera dress, sweet sixteen, ball gown, bridesmaid, wedding, or cocktail dress, visit The Alley. Don’t forget to pick up the shoes and jewelry to match!
When you’re in LA, take a few items back home that speak to the inner star in you.