The Alley – Or how to learn to haggle for some cheap cologne

Sometime around 2009. I’m guessing here.
The Santee Alley or “The Allies” in downtown offer a glimpse into what it’s like to shop in Tijuana. Like TJ prices can be negotiated. Also like TJ people want to push their way to the best prices. The mother with the baby and stroller, well that’s her tool to clear a path. Most men saunter with their family, a look of worry on their face – ‘how much will this cost me?’ ‘que tanto’ and so on. These allies are clean compared to TJ. Authenticity is only a word.