Show Mom Some Love in the LA Fashion District

With Mother’s Day only a few days away, we thought we’d share how you can show Mom (and Mother figures) some love this Mother’s Day weekend! After all, Mom has dealt with you thus far…she deserves this and more. 💕

1. Oldvine Florals – Mother’s Day Collection. Because we are willing to bet your Mom loves flowers! BONUS: Use the promo code InfitineRosesForMom for 10% off 😉

2. Treat your “Madre” to brunch, lunch or dinner at DAMA. She’ll love the surprise AND the Daytime Disco. Make your reservations now

3. Pamper Mom with a mani/pedi + blowout for $100 OR make it a mani/pedi date for just $45 from Neihule Salon + Academy.


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Neihule has expanded to #dtlafashiondistrict come visit us soon! #dtla #pedicure #nails

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4. West Elm DTLA is a lot more than just a furniture store. They’ve been working with the neighborhood and local businesses to bring pop-ups and activations to the Fashion District every Saturday and Sunday. Pop-in with Mom to see what’s going on this weekend.

5. Flower Markets have extended their hours just for you. For the Moms who love flowers, a visit to the Flower Markets will be the perfect gift! See extended hours here.
BONUS: California Flower Mall will have some surprises just for the special ladies in your lives.

6. This just in from Zinqué: first mimosa free for Moms! Pro Tip: Pair a mimosa with…well…quite frankly anything.


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stripped back, but far from basic. grilled shrimp w/ citron. #zinquélunch

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7. Need another option for brunch? Best Girl at the Ace Hotel is another perfect place to celebrate Mom. BONUS: Complimentary glass of bubbles for all attending Moms…ALL DAY LONG.


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8. Unique Markets is back at the California Market Center and better than ever! “Shop small, make a big impact.” 5/11 AND 5/12.

To all the Moms, with love from the LA Fashion District.

¡Feliz Día de la Madre! Happy Mother’s Day!

A West Coast Destination for Textile

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LA Textile is back at the California Market Center (CMC) March 6-8, 2019!

LA TEXTILE is the fashion industry’s premier West Coast destination for textile, design & production resources from around the globe. Showcasing hundreds of international fabric collections and design services, the caliber of resources and fashion direction is presented with the West Coast’s Contemporary & Lifestyle designers in mind.”

Click here for registration, and be sure to register online by February 27th. LA Textile is open strictly to industry professionals and press.

All industry professionals and press who attend the event, be sure to check out FASHIONDEX + LA Textile’s Sustainable Fashion Forum on Thursday, March 7th.

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BONUS: LA Textile Exhibitor List

 

 

Thanks from the Fashion District

‘Tis the season to give thanks, and here at the Fashion District, we have a lot to be thankful for.
These are just a few of the things we most appreciate about the Fashion District (in no particular order):

1. Our Board of Directors
2. Our Staff
3. The Safe Team
4. The Clean Team
5. Our Residents
6. Delicious food from all of our great restaurants
7. Pizza from Superfine
8. Tacos from Sonoratown and Cilantro Lime
9. Bargain shopping at The Santee Alley
10. The culture and diversity
11. The beautiful buildings


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10.23.2017 / DTLA. It’s 104 outside but it’s about 54 in my office and I don’t know which is worse

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12. The history of our district
13. Every business in the district
14. All those who travel from far just to visit the district
15. The San Pedro Wholesale Mart and wholesalers


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Los Angeles Market, you were a dream

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16. Views from the Ace Hotel
17. Sample Sales
18. Celeb sightings in the district
19. Streets and streets of fabrics
20. Cool events held in the district
21. Original bacon-wrapped hot dogs from The Alley Dog

22. All of our visitors
23. Beautiful art throughout our district
24. The countless flowers from the Flower District


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25. And of course, you!
But trust us the list can go on forever. We love everything about our district and are thankful every day. We hope you enjoy your time with loved ones this Thanksgiving.
Happy Thanksgiving, from the Fashion District.

5 DIY’s to Inspire You for Halloween

It’s DIY time!

Fall is here which means Halloween is right around the corner. It’s time to start planning out costumes and maybe even some spooky decorations. Why not challenge yourself to get creative this year and make your own costume and décor? Halloween DIY’s can be fun for the whole family and can give you a chance to show off your creative side. Head to the Fashion District for all of your supplies.

Here are some quick and easy costume ideas we found for some inspiration:

  • Gumball Dispenser: Red bottom and a top of your choosing filled with colorful pompoms can be a fun and easy costume to make.
  • Bumblebee: Head to the fabric district for some bright yellow and black fabric to make a cute bumblebee costume. Add some wings and you’re good to fly!
  • Mermaid: A fan of the Little Mermaid? Some shimmery green fabric, seashells and loads of sequins will do the trick.
  • Dinosaur: Pick out your favorite colored fabric to make a super easy dino tail. Complete the look with a matching colored shirt and pants.
  • Peacock: Tulle tulle tulle…A super fluffy tutu can easily transform anyone!

Bumblee Costume DIYDino Tail DIYGumball Dispenser Costume DIYMermaid DIYSuper Fluffy DIY

We can’t wait to see all of your amazing DIY’s. Be sure to tag us (#lafashiondistrict) in all of your creations.  

Christian J. Shares Sourcing Tips for Fabric Shoppers

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“Compared to New York, there’s a lot more fabric stores here,” says Christian the owner and designer of Christian J., a women’s clothing line based in Los Angeles.

We met up with the emerging designer on a recent sourcing trip to the Fashion District. She actually lives in Atlanta, but manufactures her line in the Los Angeles area and sources regularly from Fashion District vendors.

Christian J. offers flirty but tasteful party dresses. It was originally a passion project. Christian quit her day job as an accountant three years ago to work on the clothing line full time. She has been shopping in the district for years. A former New Yorker, she says she appreciates having everything she needs in one area.

Christian J Designs

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“For the emerging designer, Los Angeles is definitely better,” she says. “The fabric is much more affordable which allows me to experiment with new prints and designs.”

For spring, Christian J. is planning to expand her line with a new collection, “Tees & Tulle”. As the name implies, Tees & Tulle will offer quality t-shirts and tulle skirts in fun, summer colors.

We got to tag along as she sourced tulle and silks and picked up some very valuable shopping tips along the way.

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TIPS FOR BUYING FABRIC IN THE FASHION DISTRICT

1. Shop around and don’t be afraid to bargain. Many stores will carry similar items at a wide range of prices. Shopping around allows you to compare prices and make sure you’re getting the best deal.

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2. Build relationships with suppliers. Your supplier is one of the most important contacts you’ll have as a designer and having a relationship with that person can make things like placing orders over the phone a lot easier.

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3. Be aware of closeouts. Often times, vendors will have only one roll of a particular fabric. If you’re looking to do large quantities always ask if that particular print or color is a closeout.

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4. Shoppers looking to buy in bulk might want to consider buying their fabrics from the fabric mills and importers at the California Market Center.

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Shop the Christian J. collection online at www.iamchristianj.com. You can also find the collection on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Interested in visiting the Fashion District? You can download a map of the area here.