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The Santee Alley

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Address: 210 E Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015-1775
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If you like shopping and picking up a bargain this is your place. Great for gifts if you want to take back souvenirs etc. make up is all over the alley and very good prices. Shoes... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Abbyfryer
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like shopping and picking up a bargain this is your place. Great for gifts if you want to take back souvenirs etc. make up is all over the alley and very good prices. Shoes handbags watches etc reminded me of shopping in Thailand. kids and family enjoyed it. You could do a few hours or a whole day.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had time to kill before going to a Dodger game, so I looked online & came across Santee Alley! Awesome deals, people were very nice. of course its a flea market, so it was dirty in parts, but whatever! Parking felt a lil shady, but it was fine... Overall... if you like to shop & stroll- that's your place... More 

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1 Thank Kerri C
Wahiawa, Hawaii
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129 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They literally have everything that you can think of within a one mile radius. People were everywhere. It is located in the fashion district and a little seedy but if you go while the sun is out you should be fine.

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1 Thank Cassie P
Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Like a big garage sale except all the items are new. The streets and the area are surprisingly clean.

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1 Thank markallanemail
Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We visited the Santee alley shops street and found variety of merchandise for very reasonable prices. Especially we found some traditional Indian ( Asian) finger rings for really good rates comparing to gift shops- jewelry shops in other places like Santa Monica- Las Vegas etc.

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1 Thank Hospitality-Ajay
Tucson, Arizona
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

You can find almost anything at this outdoor swap meet stuff for cell phones ,clothes, weddings dresses, suits,stereo speakers,lingerie,dress shoes, tennis shoes and lots of awsome street truck food and fruit cups and ice cream. They have a fashion district a floral District

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1 Thank Rene M
Melbourne
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12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Love the Mexican hot dog.A shop run by two asian women where we chose the designs and she printed it was amazing. thank you so much because our families in Australia love it. There are perfume stores and they are not bad for the price you pay-they even allow you to hagle lol this is a great market place and... More 

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1 Thank Society05
Atwater, California
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

They only accept cash. With that being said, BEWARE of your transactions with vendors. If your purchase requires them to give you change, they may pretend they don't owe you any change. In my situation, I had bought some 8 dollars worth of snack and food and gave the female vendor a 20 dollar bill. After handing out my snacks... More 

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5 Thank ChueyChang
Las Vegas, Nevada
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16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

I come here to buy cheap clothes, makeup, costume jewelry and just to spend the day while in downtown LA... there's some good deals but beware there are lots of rip offs as well.. after coming here for years I just shop at the same places in the alley.. every season there's new things so its always fun to see... More 

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Thank Selena N
Riverside, California
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90 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

This place looks like any other local swap meet in California. Their plus size clothing runs small and there is very little of it. It wasn't worth the trip here.

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Thank Lynella J

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