Downtown

Place: Saturday on Santee Alley



santee-male-faces.jpgHere's a short LA Observed video showing what the Saturday scene is like on Santee Alley in the downtown Fashion District, in case you have never shopped there. About 150 stores open on the alley and sell discounted items. "It all started in 1970's when wholesalers started opening their doors on Saturdays to sell overruns of shirts, trousers, blouses and other items," says the shopping district's website. "The streets became a popular destination for local shoppers and a weekend browse around the neighborhood." Santee Alley is open every day, but Saturdays are the most intense times. The alley extends two blocks and is located between Santee Street, Maple Avenue, Olympic Blvd., and 12th Street.

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