Fashion District - Toy District - Jewelry District - Los Angeles Hotels .com
Bargain-loving shoppers take note: Los Angeles has little pockets of
paradise for you.
If fashion is your thing, start with Santee Alley. This street
market of more than 200 stalls and small shops is where you'll find
everything from cheap jeans and shoes to men's suits that range from
$50 to $895 (with haggling expected). Santee Street in Downtown LA, west of Santee
Alley, is packed with shops selling apparel and costume jewelry at
rock-bottom prices. Giorgio Rossi (830 S. Los Angeles St.) sells men's
Italian clothing to wholesale and retail customers on a stretch of a
street that specializes in men's suits.
If your timing is right, you may be able to get into the
2,000-showroom California Market Center (110 E. Ninth St. in Downtown
LA), which sells designer samples at deep discounts and is open to the
public just once a month.
Shoppers looking for jewelry should head to the Jewelry
District, where they'll find in the St. Vincent Jewelry Center (640-650
S. Hill St.) more than 450 tenants selling every imaginable metal and
precious gem. This area also has merchants that sell to the public at
wholesale prices. Almost all of these shops are clustered along Hill
Street; take your time and browse for the best deals.
Finally, the Toy District is where you'll find wholesalers
willing to sell to the public. Head to Mega Toys (905 E. Second St.)
where most everything, including the infamous Barbie, is about $10.