Santee Alley

Santee Alley is at the heart of this sprawling garment district. Hundreds of shoppers, both retail and wholesale, from all walks of life, pass through this gauntlet of clothing bargains every hour. Along with Broadway on a Sunday afternoon and the Grand Central Market, this place is at the top "must-experience" list for downtown Los Angeles. The best day to visit Santee Alley is Saturday.

PHOTOS: C. Roseman, 1999