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Maria’s Fashion

By Suzanne O'Connor

One of the problems I have with designer jean Warehouse Sales as well as Online Shopping, is generally you can not try on the jeans. You can get away with not trying on a shirt, a skirt and sometimes jackets. But you have to try on jeans. Happily there is Maria’s Fashion in Alhambra.

When Designer Denim was at it’s pinnacle 12-15 years ago, you could find a slew of different designer jeans here at 50%-75% off original retail.

Owner, Maria bought last seasons, first quality overrun, discontinued, seconds and damages. They repaired what needed repairing and then sold them to the public for much less. They had people flocking to this small boutique from all over California to save money.

So I popped in to see what was up in the store.

Though many denim brands have disappeared, Maria’s Fashion was still doing what they do. This visit they had a really large group of J Brand jeans for both guys and gals. Normally priced between $170 and $280, here they are $20-$40. I saw dozens of different washes, finishes as well as a variety of cuts throughout their large selection. Sizes went from 32-38 for guys and 24-29 for gals.  And you get to try them on! If you find a great pair but they need hemming or the waist is a little too big, they do alterations on the premises.

As before, the store is filled out with cute trending tops, sweaters, jackets and dresses by Mona B., Passport, Taylor & Sage, Mind Code and other very Urban Outfitter like apparel. Mostly priced at $9-$20. There was also a long rack of women’s V-neck tees and tops for $4-$5. Sweet.

A family run shop, they are friendly and helpful without being over bearing. 

Marias Fashion is small enough to shop quickly, but has enough jeans and sizes to make it worth a trip from anywhere in Southern California.

Still a gem of an outlet! Put it on your visit list.


Maria’s Fashion
134 Valley Blvd.
Alhambra, CA 91801
(626) 281-0080

M-F. 11am-8pm, Sat. 11am-7pm, Sun. 11am-5pm
Street parking
Cash/ CC

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