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By Cadien Clark
Downtown LA may be known as the land of warehouse sales, Santee Alley, last-minute fashion shows, insiders who never pay retail (oh, to know someone who works at The Mart) and, now, cool pop-up shops. But let it be said that there have been great brick-and-mortar Downtown LA shops holding it down for years. From an Icelandic custom clothier to the city's oldest and largest ethnic market, this ain't no flash-in-the-pan consumer wasteland.