The other day, my friend Laura and I went to explore the Los Angeles Fashion District. When I was a little girl, it was called the garment district and I used to go there to shop for jeans with my mom. Today the fashion district is 100 blocks of fashion and textiles sold at discount prices. So I am sharing our adventurous day with you.
First, we wore comfortable clothing and comfortable shoes. Most of the stores have changing rooms, but if you have a t-shirt on, sometimes you can just throw something on top of it to see if it will fit. The stores take debit and credit cards, so it isn’t necessary to bring a lot of cash.
Before we headed out, we printed out a map of the area. There are lots of places to park your car, but if you have a large car and a small car, I would suggest taking the small car. They stack the cars and the parking stalls are kind of tight.
We decided to focus our visit on Santee Alley. It is really an alley that looks sort of like a bazaar and a swapmeet from the alley, but like boutique shops once you are inside. This is what the view looks like from the alley.
It doesn’t look that special from the outside. Once inside the stores, they look like this:
The prices were pretty reasonable.
It was a great place to get inexpensive sandals, and oh the selection!
One of the best buys had to be these scarves, can you see the prices? Yes, it says 3 for $10. If you know me, you know I love scarves. (See how I organize them here).
That day, I ended up with two dresses, two tops and a couple of scarves.
We had a great time and our feet hurt from all the walking. We will have to check out the other blocks another day. If you want more information on the Los Angeles Fashion District, there is a very informative website with a map and directions here. Do you have a favorite discount shopping area? Please share!