A Guide to LA Market Week: Fall II/Holiday ’19 Edition

ABOUT LA MARKET WEEK

The Fall II/Holiday ’19 LA Market Week, also known as LA Fashion Market will be held June 17 – June 19. Designers and brands will debut their collections for the upcoming Fall/Holiday season at the showroom buildings on 9th and Los Angeles Streets.

For the Lines Directory click here.

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REGISTRATION AND BUYER REQUIREMENTS

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

Buyers and retailers wishing to attend LA Market Weeks will need to register at each building. At the Cooper Design Space, Gerry Building and The New Mart, Lady Liberty Building, and Academy Awards Clothes Showroom Building buyers and retailers are asked to bring a business card. At the California Market Center, in order to register for market weeks you must be able to provide the following credentials:

  • Photocopy of Business License
  • Photocopy of State Sales & Use Tax Certificate or Federal EIN Certificate
  • Photocopy of three (3) current industry-related invoices

Registration is available on-site. Online registration varies by building.

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LOCATIONS

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

  • Showroom Directory
  • Label Array – LA Market Week’s newest showcase presenting on-trend apparel, accessories, footwear, home, beauty and gift.
  • LA Kids Market – LA Kids Market is a children’s showroom collective showcasing Kids’ fashion lines, gifts, toys and lifestyle products.
  • To register to attend at the CMC, click here.

The New Mart127 E 9th St.

  • Showroom Directory
  • Designers & Agents – (D&A) is an independent, trade show well known for changing the landscape of the modern trade show experience by bringing a selection of curated designers to the marketplace.
  • To Pre-Register for the New Mart, please fill out and bring with you their BUYER REGISTRATION form.

Cooper Design Space860 S Los Angeles St.

  • Showroom Directory
  • Brand Assembly – Brand Assembly plays host to 250+ brands and 1,000+ buyers each season, providing a fun, inviting environment for shoppers and sellers alike.
  • A Current Affair –  The vintage pop-up will offer a thoughtfully curated selection of pre-loved clothing, accessories and jewelry, so you have a chance to immerse yourself into a vintage fashion wonderland and catch a break between the market appointments.

The Lady Liberty843 S. Los Angeles St.

Academy Award Clothes Showroom817 S. Los Angeles St.

NEARBY “HOT SPOTS”

PARKING

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

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TIPS FOR BUYERS

  • Plan ahead! Know the brands and styles you are interested in ahead of time. Be sure your inventory and budget levels are good to go before your Market Week visit.
  • Time management. Because there will be HUNDREDS of brands to see! Make a list and check it twice.

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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: @rosefilimonov

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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!

Street-Style Spotted in the LA Fashion District

If you’re like us, you probably spend way too much time every morning wondering what you’re going to wear for the day. So, we decided to try and make your lives a little easier by providing you with some style inspo. And what better place to get inspired than the streets of the Los Angeles Fashion District. In the LA Fashion District, you’re more than likely to walk past someone and think “wow that’s an awesome outfit!” — actually we guarantee it. Rather than keep writing about all the cool fashion within the neighborhood, we figured we’d just show you so you can see for yourself!

Let’s take it to the streets…


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She’s crazy, comfy, cool in her @dsw x @stevemadden sneakers. But more cool, than crazy. #MyDSW #ad. Link in bio.

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A super simple, yet super fashionable outfit. Grab your favorite white tee and your favorite pair of jeans — it’s all about how you wear them, and everyone knows that every great pair of jeans, and every great tee comes from right here in LA! 


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Gotta start my days with at least 3 espressos every day…. it’s a problem ☕️ anyone else?

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Does this even need a caption?! Just look at that outfit!


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Fall weather, just let me love you 🙏🏼🍂

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Ladies, pair your favorite black boots with any outfit and voila — a true fashionista!


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If you cross the street and there’s no cops around, is it really jay-walking? 🏃🏻‍♂️🚓

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This one is for you fellas…

Designer Sheron Barber is arguably #StreetStyleGoals — proof that any outfit can be “fashionable.”

5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in the LA Fashion District

Earth Day can be celebrated in so many ways. Showing our appreciation to Mother Earth can be as simple as picking up trash in our local communities, or it can be used more broadly to bring awareness and inspire actions that make real environmental impact. However you choose to celebrate this magnificent planet, we encourage you to go beyond April 22nd. Here are a few super fun, fashionable, and delicious ways you can show your appreciation to our Earth all year around right here in the LA Fashion District!

 

Shop Sustainable Brands 

4.22.19 | 9am – 2pm | CMC Lobby

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In celebration of Earth Day, the California Market Center is hosting a special Earth Day Sample Sale Pop-Up Shop in the lobby of CMC. The pop-up will spotlight sustainability with a curated selection of brands known for their sustainability and socially conscious business practices.

That’s not all – CMC is also giving away a $200 Gift Certificate from one of the Earth Day Pop-Up vendors. You’ll be able to pick up a raffle ticket at the Event Info Desk and you must be present to claim your prize when the drawing is held at 1pm.

Featured Earth Pop-Up brands include:

Accoutrements LA, Arsayo Paris, CLED Jewelry, The Giving Keys, Johnny Concert Beauty, Native Shoes, Pao Tea, Parkland Bags, RockDoodles, and Taylor + Thomas Footwear.

 

Devour Wild Living Foods

760 S Main Street | 9am – 11pm

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A lifestyle that speaks for itself. Live WILD.

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Wild Living Foods offers a colorful menu – breakfast, lunch and dinner – from a fully organic plant based kitchen. We won’t go into the various ways meat consumption takes a toll on environmental resources, but we will encourage you to try eating vegetarian and/or vegan meals for the day. If devouring delicious Chocolate Mousse Crepes, Avocado Toast, and Flat Earth Pizza is what we have to do to save the planet, those are certainly “sacrifices” we’re willing to make ; )

 

Shop Second Hand

You can totally stay fashion forward and contribute to lessening clothing waste by shopping second hand. If there’s one thing we know about fashion, it’s that most trends are recycled. Reduce your fashion footprint by shopping for pieces at these local thrift stores:

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Support Local Farmers

Wednesdays | 9am – 2pm | CMC Plaza

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Another way to celebrate Earth Day (and you can do this all year) is to support local farmers and contribute to the local economy by shopping our local Farmers Market. CMC’s Farmers Market offers chef-grade, certified organic, and sustainable produce, honey, eggs, nuts, and much more.

 

Ride Metro

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This year, the Metro Board approved FREE train and bus rides on Earth Day. These free rides are designed to help reduce auto emissions, promote a healthy and sustainable environment, and combat climate change. Just think…if we all made Metro part of our daily commutes, we’d all save a half ton of CO2 emissions over the course of a year. Do it for Mother Earth!

Click HERE for more info about Metro’s FREE rides on Earth Day!

5 Coachella Essentials from the LA Fashion District

You’re probably either on your way to Coachella, already at Coachella, or having a serious case of Coachella FOMO. Whichever applies, this Coachella Essentials list is for you…because there’s always next year, right?!

1. The perfect outfit from Hellen’s Sample Shop, 810 E Pico Blvd #134. We guarantee you’ll find either a complete look for Coachella at Hellen’s OR you’ll find the perfect pieces to complete the perfect look. Win-win either way.

2. Accessories from Urban Outfitters, 810 S Broadway. You’re not doing Coachella (or any festival) right without accessories. Besides the usual statement pieces, we definitely recommend: a fanny pack and bandanna(s). You can thank us later!


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Accessories we can’t stop wearing. Or staring at. #UOonYou @UOCarolinas

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3. A handmade flower crown from Oldvine Florals, 132 W 7th St. It’s almost a crime to NOT have a flower crown at Coachella. Don’t say we didn’t warn you! The fresh sunflower crown pictured below will last an entire weekend in Coachella Valley. Pop into Oldvine Florals’ location or email them to book an appointment for you and your gals at their Flower Crown Bar!

4. Original piece(s) from Virgo, 216 E 9th St. It’s Coachella, so you obviously have to be original. Virgo’s been busy lately making some original pieces specifically for festival season. Check our their IG for a preview of what you can expect to see in store — you can also DM them to purchase pieces! 

5. Sunglasses from The Santee Alley. Because there’s no such thing as too many sunglasses — especially during festival season! If you don’t want to break the bank pairing the perfect sunnies with every outfit, or take a chance on losing your favorite shades during a killer set, build a super affordable collection of various shapes, sizes and colors from shops in the Santee Alley.


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The cat eye look is in! Photo Via: @sammysapparel #accessories #sunglasses #shopDTLA #santeealley

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And don’t worry if you’re not going to Coachella this weekend…there’s always Weekend Two! 😉