A Day in the LA Fashion District

Three-day holiday weekends are the perfect opportunity to discover new parts of your neighborhood or explore your city like a tourist. The LA Fashion District’s 100+ blocks of creativity, community and culture guarantee a fun day of vibrant adventure!

This guide is a suggested itinerary for a full day of leisure exploration. Modify the schedule to best suit your personal preferences — maybe you’ll linger at the Tuck Hotel for after-dinner cocktails — and be sure to tag all of your adventures using #lafashiondistrict on social media.

Enjoy “A Day in the LA Fashion District”!

10:30 AM – Brunch
Get a late start to your day and enjoy brunch at the popular Poppy + Rose. Because who doesn’t love brunch?

Brunch, Poppy + Rose

Photo Via @poppyandrosela

12 PM – Shopping
It’s time to walk off that delicious brunch. Head on over a couple of blocks to enter the famously unique Santee Alley, most popular for bargain shopping and a lively atmosphere. Here you’ll find anything from toys to formal wear!

Santee Alley

Photo Via @rochelle_som

2 PM – Lunch
Lunch time already? You’re in luck because Sonoratown has just been named an “Essential LA Restaurant” by Eater LA and they live up to the laundry list of awards an accolades they’ve received over the past year.

Sonoratown

Photo Via @sonoratownla

3 PM – Fun
If you haven’t been to an Escape Room, this is your chance. Escape Rom LA opened in December 2014 and is now LA’s largest and most popular escape game company, presenting more than 80 games each week. Now that you’re fueled with the best tacos in town, you should be up for the mental challenge ahead. Good luck!

Escape Room LA The Pyramid.07

Photo Via Escape Room LA

4:30 PM – Art
If you escaped successfully, visit Avenue des Arts…literally right next door. Here you can see art from well known artists such as Matt Gondek, Brett Crawford, Pez and so many more.

Avenue des Arts

Photo Via @avenuedesarts_hk

6 PM – Dinner
Yes, it’s time to eat again! Dinner is served at Bar Garcia inside of the Tuck Hotel. Enjoy a small bite or a full crispy paella. Whatever you decide, we’re sure you’ll love it!

Bar Garcia, Tuck Hotel

Photo Via @bargarciadtla

7:30 PM – Dessert
Last but not least, no day is complete without dessert. Little Damage is the place to go for a delicious treat AND a pretty new Instagram photo. Check out their IG feed to get a glimpse at what’s in store (or cone) for you.

Little Damage

Photo Via @little.damage

We’ll see you soon!

A Guide to LA Market Week: Summer ’19 Edition

 

ABOUT LA MARKET WEEK

The Summer 2019 LA Market Week, also known as LA Fashion Market will be held January 14 to January 16. Designers and brands will debut their collections for the upcoming Summer season at the showroom buildings on 9th and Los Angeles Streets. Additionally, multiple trade shows showcasing temporary collections (designers that do not have permanent showrooms in the Fashion District) will also be showcasing collections.

For the Lines Directory click here.

CMC Market Week

REGISTRATION AND BUYER REQUIREMENTS

Market Week is a trade-only event and buyers must be able to prove they have, or are working for, a licensed business.

Buyers will need to register for the LA Market Week at each building. At the Cooper Design SpaceGerry Building and The New Mart, buyers and retailers are asked to bring a business card. At the California Market Center (CMC), in order to register for market weeks, you must be able to provide the following credentials:

  • ONE of the following (copies are allowed): business license, seller’s permit, lease agreement, filing of fictitious business name (documents must be pertinent to the industry)
  • ONE of the following (per person): personalized business card, payroll stub, company credit card with buyer’s name

Registration for LA Market Week is typically on-site although some trade shows do offer pre-registration online.

LOCATIONS

California Market Center (CMC)110 E. 9th St.

The New Mart127 E 9th St.

Cooper Design Space860 S Los Angeles St.

Gerry Building910 S Los Angeles St.

The Lady Liberty843 S. Los Angeles St.

Academy Award Clothes Showroom817 S. Los Angeles St.

SOME RESTAURANTS TO VISIT NEARBY

PARKING

A list of local parking structures and lots can be found here.

TIPS FOR BUYERS

    1. Time management: Managing your time while at Market Week is crucial. We recommend buyers make appointments with popular brands early, as they tend to book up quickly. We also suggest allotting time to walk the buildings, because sometimes the biggest successes are the showrooms you stumble upon by accident.
    2. Pre-plan: Buyers who come with a clear vision for what kind of styles and brands they are looking for will have a more successful market experience. Know your shopper and research brands you might be interested in ahead of time. We also recommend visiting trade show and showroom buildings’ websites and pre-register when possible. Lastly, as a buyer, make sure your inventory and budget levels are well planned out before your visit.
    3. Network: Building strong connections while attending LA Market Week can lead to lasting partnerships with vendors. Bring business cards and always follow up with new partners. Take advantage of educational and networking events whenever possible.

2017 la market week dates

BONUS TIPS

  • Free parking at the CMC for registered buyers.
  • Mention “Market Week” at The Pupper Club and receive 20% off all Pupper Club services.

A Recap on Fashion District Styles of 2018

This year was all about styles from the past and looking your best, yet comfortable at the same time. And of course the Fashion District businesses were all here for it!

Check out some of the top fashion trends of 2018 in the Fashion District.


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Almighty® By Nature L/S Hockey Jersey 11/14/18 @boldlines_

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Caj’ , Cute & Always Have Them Looking 👟 💅👀 •Styles: “Crushin’ “•

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New samples in today! SOYYY CUTE @hellens_sampleshop #fashionblogger #silverfox #budgetplanning $9 💞

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Beauty + Adorable dogs = Good life 😃🐶

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We can’t wait to see what trends come around in 2019!

4 Instagram-Worthy Murals in the Fashion District

Street Art has become a staple in major cities everywhere. Not only does it provide a “stop and stare” moment for those pedestrians passing by, but it allows the City to express itself culturally. There is no question that this public art movement is enhancing and beautifying our communities, but there has also been an unexpected effect that we did not anticipate. The ability to increase our presence on social media.

In this day and age, most people live for that perfect “Instagram-Worthy” photo. Luckily for us, in the LA Fashion District, we have much to Instagram – Alley Dogs from The Santee Alley, flowers from The Flower District, and now various murals that people can’t help but photograph.

Here are 4 Instagram-Worthy murals in the LA Fashion District:

Teddy Kelly (Intersection of 8th Street and Los Angeles)


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This morning at around 8:30 a.m. Taking @emilyanntowner’s photo before meeting her, and before having my coffee…

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This colorful piece by Teddy Kelly has been a smash hit ever since it’s inception in 2016. Inspiring an entire series of posts where visitors attempt to match portions of their wardrobe to the various colors of the mural.

 

Sharp. by Charlie Edmiston (Werdin Alley, on 8th Street between Los Angeles and Main)


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New wall in downtown for @avenuedesarts_hk

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Just finished in October 2018, this colorful mural was a part of Charlie Edmiston‘s first ever solo exhibition hosted at the art gallery, Avenue des Arts. The Sharp. exhibition involved joining vibrant colors and composition, making this mural the perfect backdrop for an Instagram photo.

 

@lamkat & @rad_rio (Inside of Mega Bodega, 1001 S. Broadway)

Enjoy a delicious coffee and a quick bite to eat, all while admiring the beautiful artwork on the walls. Because who doesn’t love shapes and dragons?

 

Peter Greco (Werdin Alley, on 8th Street between Los Angeles and Main)

Another “Instagram-Worthy” installation done with the help of Avenue des Arts by Peter Greco. Peter Greco is one of America’s most experienced practitioners in the art of lettering and typography.

 

Know of another “Instagram-Worthy” art piece or want to share your Instagram photo? Tag #lafashiondistrict for a chance to be featured. 

SOHO GIRL: Fashion For All Occasions

Soho Girl believes Fashion is for all and has clothing for all occasions. The staff can help you find the perfect look whether you want to wear bike shorts or jeans to run a couple of errands, or a sequence dress for a night out on the town. They have accessories, bathing suits, and even masks for your next Halloween party!

Soho Girl fits every girl. They carry every color you can think of: glitters, bright, neutrals, and darks.

Visit their website to shop an even larger selection of clothing online here.

 

Soho Girl
1151 Santee Street, near the Santee Alley
(213) 800-4492
Email: sam@sohogirl.com
Instagram:  @sohogirldotcom
Website: www.sohogirl.com

 

BONUS: Take a screenshot of the photo below to get 20% off your in-store purchase. (Offer valid until November 30, 2018)

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