Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Alley Cats - Shopping in the Fashion District

Starbucks + Mc Donalds French Fries = Belly
Since I had to pick up Jude from his dad's early, we decided to make a day of it and just go shopping. Me and my roomie Crystal are undercover drag queens and wear false lashes almost everyday. When we are running low we talk about where we can get the best deal.
(Having a Green Tea Frap and Mc Donalds French Fries)
It used to be IMATS but this year was a FAIL. I posted about the Fashion District in downtown Los Angeles before, but I didnt have the info for the place I got cheap eyelashes from. I made sure I got it for you guys this time haha. Here is her business card:
We went nuts! We each picked up 30 pairs.
Here is a little peek into the alley, well one of them because they are all over the place down here. Its cramped and usually smells like hot dogs haha. I love it. I think it was more exciting when I was younger because I feel like its just as expensive as Forever21 and stores like it.
Look at these Jeffrey Campbell Inspired booties! I was so excited to see them, Ive been eyeballing them. My boyfriend hates them, I saw them on a girl on Main Street in Huntington Beach wearing them with shorts and I had to have them.
Then I saw them on Dulce and I was like ahhhhhh if she has them, we have similar taste most of the time, I knew I had to get them. When I checked sites online they were very pricey. These inspired ones honestly look more wearable and were over $100 cheaper :) *baller on a budget dance* There were shoes every where! The great thing is...you can bargain with shop owners for lower prices and better deals (buy 2 get 1 free or 50% OFF) dont be shy to ask!
Me and my honey. He loves going downtown because he gets a treat of some sort and almost always a bubble gun. :)
These next pumps reminded me of the shoedazzle false advertisment ads on Facebook of fashy the Gianmarco Lorenzi ‘Disco Ball’ Platform Pumps that has everyone searching the site for shoes that are $2800+. These are obviously not covered in Swarovski Crystals, they are the cheap inspired version.
I had them fill Jude's sippy cup (from Walmart $2) with a raspado aka slushie. It was soooo hot.
I thought I was gonna go a whole 4 blocks without seeing bunk MAC makeup...nope! There it is. Selling "Wonder Woman" and "Hello Kitty" collection products including BH cosmetic style palettes as MAC Cosmetic products. FYI its all fake and MAC has never sold 88 color palettes.
Jude was overdue for his nap so we cut our adventure short. We stopped to grab a quick bite, and a staple in the Fashion District, "Alley dogs" Yummy!
Jude likes his dogs plain, no bun either.
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I picked up a purse hook, keeps your purse next to you hanging off the edge of the table while you are out at a restaurant.
I also got a hello kitty long sleeve crop top, the brown inspired booties, and a faux leather jacket.
Has anyone been to the alleys/Fashion District lately? What stores should we visit? What good deals/items did I miss?
*Latina Kisses*

23 comments:

Gabby said...

Ooo man i wish i would've of known of this place when i went to LA a month ago :( i live in ATL.GA. But hopefully sometimes next year ill go and hope to find this place. Thanks for sharing n i love the shoes! Im glad ur not scared to wear knockoffs

Jenny Thay @ JennyThay.blogspot.com said...

ahh i love the alley! but after a while it starts getting repetitive cause u see the same thing over and over at the different store/kiosk but i still love it =)

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Jasmin said...

I've been wanting to go there again.. The weather is just not making me want to walk around right now. Cute purchases!!

Karina said...

Oh my gosh i would love to get my hands on those lashes! what a deal!

Sincerely from the Typing fingers of Hanna McAdams said...

i just went to vietnam and lashes r 10 pairs for $1! i went crazy and bought 20 boxes.

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Glossy Boss said...

I don't have anything like that around here, I'm so jealous! I know where I'm going next time I take a trip to Cali!

Aggie602 said...

Love all the stuff you got and I loved the smell of the hot dogs but did not get any, i am from AZ and was just there this past Saturday got some great stuff I made a blog post about it and a video as well/
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cindysmiless said...

OMG me & my sis are so excited to go on Sunday.
thanx for posting Sonia. I will definately be buying a basket of eyelashes lol.

Mich_8arena said...

Love yur finds:). But if yur looking for awesome deals on clothes and some shoes and dont mind giving up yur beauty sleep on Saturday's from 5am -11am u can get Clothes for as low as $1- $20 rain or shine u can also bargain with them. This is the stuff that didnt get sold n the alley's druing the week. I call it shopping the alley from the alley it's literally n alleys! I found stuff from f21,Dresses that r $20 at the mall, i've paid $8 n the alley. It's a must c to believe it. It starts on San Pedro n 12th street. Its blocks n blocks of pure retail therapy. So take comfy shoes cuz its exhausting! U won't be able to go thru everything! Good luck!

doublethenhm said...

Just went yesterday loved it! Bought lashes too! :)

Christine Iversen said...

Wow, sounds like heaven haha. I wish we had something like this here in Norway. I have been eyeing those boots as well, found a website that sells inspired boots just like those and Im thinking about ordering a pair :) They are perfect for fall :)

Love Christine ♥

K.M. said...

I wish I could go there..I would buy alot of shoes. Your brown Booties are super cute.. Can't wait to see a picutre of you wearing them..and I love the hello kitty shirt..♥♥

Anonymous said...

Found your blog through your recent KKardashian makeup tutorial. Just wanted to tell you what a fabulous job you did with that....I like the fact you showed each product and tool up close, and didn't talk throughout the demo. The music was just fine. I think you nailed her look perfectly. Great job all around. Looking forward to viewing your other demos and your blog.

Lilith said...

I have not been in this alley in 12years ... the last time I was looking for my prom dress, a replica from the red dress that Kate Winslet used in Titanic.

iheartbabyj said...

Last time i was there was when i was getting married. good prices on wedding stuff. planning on going there sometime in november hopefully and will make sure to stop by adrina's. Thanks for the post. I'm not very familiar with the fashion district, id probably get lost if i wasn't with the husband =) LOL

Paulina said...

I live in Utah and one time when I visted my familia in Cali. my cousin took me the alley's and I liked it. It is so different. Even the swamp meets they are huge. They make the swamp meet from utah look really tiny.(I say swamp meet cause we only have one)

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MaviDeniz said...

omg that place looks like heaven!! i can't believe those lashes were only a $1! they don't see lashes like that anywhere around here so I always have to order my red cherry lashes on ebay. You found some great stuff!

Xo

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Anonymous said...

I love the alleys but if u want good deals go Saturday mornings to downtown by pico.and san pedro..there are sooo many good deals u find namebrand at.great prices :)

Amanda said...

I love those booties!! I need to get a pair!
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Anonymous said...

@Mich_8arena thank you soo much for that info...i heard about those sales once before, but never knew exactly where it was...useful information!!!

Anonymous said...

How do I find out if I won the rose gold chunky watch competition please? :)

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