Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 17, 2018, and we’ve put together a Father’s Day Shopping Guide full of great gift ideas for Dad.

  • L.A. Conservancy Last Remaining Seats Tickets
    Who doesn’t love movies? Better yet, who doesn’t love movies in a beautiful theatre? Treat Dad to the experience of seeing a movie the way movies were meant to be seen… in one of Los Angeles’ historic theatres.
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  • Experience Escape Room LA 
    Voted LA’s best live entertainment, Escape Room LA is the largest and most popular escape game room venue in Los Angeles. The rooms are live-action adventures where you’ll race to solve clues and puzzles and escape before your time runs out. Perfect for dads who love solving puzzles and riddles.
  • Escape to Virtual Reality: VR Gaming Experience
    Take gaming to the next level. This virtual reality experience is set up similar to an escape room. Two-player teams can select from a number of games to play, and motion tracking cameras allow you to walk through a virtual environment.
  • Pop Obscure Records & Art Gallery
    If Dad loves music, invite him on a trip down to visit this awesome records store. Pop Obscure Records is Downtown Los Angeles’ first vinyl only record store. The space is also an art gallery dedicated to showcasing works of art by established and up-and-coming artists.
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Image from LA Downtowner

  • A new suit
    For all the dads out there who love style and fashion as much as we do… This wouldn’t be the Fashion District, if there weren’t great shopping options. May we suggest a new suit for Dad?

    • JB Clothiers, 859 S. Spring St, can help you design a custom suit just for Dad.
    • Ron Tomson, 840 S. Los Angeles St, has an amazing selection of suits.
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Image from Instagram: @jbclothiers

And if you’re still looking for more ideas, check out out the Santee Alley’s Father’s Day Shopping Guide here.

Whatever you decide to get for Dad, just make sure you tell dad just how much you appreciate him.

Happy Father’s Day, from all of us here at the Fashion District!

Last Remaining Seats 2018

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The LA Conservancy’s signature series, Last Remaining Seats is back! Last Remaining Seats presents films as they were meant to be seen: on the big screen, in a beautiful theatre, surrounded by fellow fans. There will be two screenings in the Fashion District for the 2018 season, one at The Theatre at Ace Hotel and one at The Orpheum Theatre.

In addition to the screenings, the Conservancy will offer special events, including exclusive theatre and backstage tours, bar trivia after Saturday screenings, and theatre Q&A’s. Information and tickets are available at laconservancy.org/last-remaining-seats-special-events.

SCREENINGS IN THE LA FASHION DISTRICT

In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Wednesday, June 13 at 8 p.m.
The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Downtown L.A.

African-American Philadelphia police detective Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier) is arrested on suspicion of murder by Bill Gillespie (Rod Steiger), the racist police chief of tiny Sparta, Mississippi.

Steamboat Bill Jr (1928)
Wednesday, June 20 at 8 p.m.
Orpheum Theatre, Downtown L.A.

In this silent comedy, college boy William Canfield Jr. (Buster Keaton) reunites with his boat captain father in a Mississippi River town.

Introducing the New Fashion District Logo

Fashion District Logo

In the last decade the Fashion District has transformed from a 9-to-5 business destination into a downtown neighborhood with residents, cafes, galleries, restaurants, bars, events and entertainment open well beyond 5 p.m. The district logo and branding need to represent the essence of the neighborhood, its palpable energy, vibrant colors and diverse offerings. The lady in the hat, with her tiny waist and dainty handbag, felt outdated.

Today the L.A. Fashion District Business Improvement District (BID) is announcing an updated brand for the Fashion District, which includes a new logo, colors, and font. We will roll out the new brand over the next couple of weeks. You’ll see the new Fashion District logo first on our website and social media and later on our Safe and Clean Team uniforms, marketing materials and signage.

Our goal is to illustrate the dynamic offerings and creative nature of the neighborhood. The new logo represents the diverse businesses, people, and industries that coexist here. The geometric letters, inspired by the architecture of the district, intersect to form new colors symbolizing the interconnectivity of our community.

The new color palette is, quite literally, the colors of the district. The black, salmon, hot pink, yellow, blue, and green can be found in the fabric rolls and mannequins that line the streets, the flowers and plants in the flower markets, the umbrellas in Santee Alley, the pink and green of San Pedro Wholesale Mart and City Market South, the murals that adorn the neighborhood, and the signage of The Orpheum and The Theatre at Ace Hotel.

Since the founding of the BID in 1996, the Fashion District has boasted a series of logos. Perhaps you’re familiar with this early purple design? Or this runway model version? The most recognizable of all Fashion District marks, and the one you probably recognize as our former logo, was not designed as part of the brand identity. The “lady in the hat” was created as part of a way-finding signage system for Downtown Los Angeles in the 2000s. In 2016, we officially adopted the way-finding icon as part of the Fashion District logo.

Though we are switching to a new logo and color palette, the “lady in the hat” will continue to exist in the public space as part of the City’s way-finding signage – for now.

We hope you like our new look!

2017 Santee Winter Wonderland!

2017 Santee Winter Wonderland

2017 Santee Winter Wonderland – Saturday, December 9, 2017 – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Santa is coming to town! Join us for a day of holiday cheer and family fun in The Santee Alley. Santee Winter Wonderland is a holiday community event with activities for the whole family. Admission to the event is FREE.

❄️ FREE Selfies with Santa, 12 noon to 3 p.m.

❄️ Holiday Arts & Crafts

❄️ Kids Game Zone

❄️ Balloon Art for Kids

❄️ Face Painting

❄️ Food, shopping, more!

The event will be held on 11th Street between Santee Street and Maple Avenue in partnership with Councilmember Jose Huizar, Council District 14.
See last year’s event here.

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photos by Piero F. Giunti

Santee Winter Wonderland is hosted by the LA Fashion District Business Improvement District (BID) in partnership with The Santee Alley.

2018 LA Market Week Dates

2018 LA Market Week Dates

2018 LA Market Week Dates
LA Market Week, also known as LA Fashion Market, is a trade event in which contemporary brands and showrooms debut their collections for the upcoming season. Along with the LA Fashion District’s permanent showrooms, various trade shows participate in market week throughout the year. For a full list of participating brands, see our Lines Directory, which is updated prior to each market week.

The event is hosted five times a year. The 2018 LA Market Week dates will be as follows:

  • January 15-18, Summer 2018
  • March 12-15, Fall 2018
  • June 18-21, Fall II/Holiday 2018
  • July 30-August 2, Holiday/Resort 2018
  • October 8-11, Spring 2019

Market week is a trade-only event. You must own or work for a licensed retail business to purchase wholesale. Buyer requirements are listed here. Additional trade shows including LA Textile and LA Majors are listed here.

There are six main showroom buildings participating in LA Market Week – California Market Center, Cooper Design Space, The Gerry Building, The New Mart, The Lady Liberty Building, and Academy Awards Clothes Showroom Building. The buildings are located at 9th and Los Angeles Streets. Learn more about the buildings here.

*Please note market dates have been updated since this post originally went live.