Bringing you some holiday cheer with a list of fun events, activities, specials and more in the LA Fashion District.
*Cue the holiday jingles!*
Santee Winter Wonderland on 11th Street
Saturday, December 14th
P.S. If you’re planning a holiday party, you might want to check THIS out 😉
When you #ShopSmall, you make a big impact on us and our whole community. And that’s something worth celebrating. 🙂 See you this Saturday, November 30th for the 10th #SmallBizSat #BackedByAmex
“In fact, for every dollar spent at a small business in the U.S., approximately 67 cents stays in the local community. So when you #ShopSmall on Small Business Saturday—and all year long—it can help add up to a big impact.”
Small businesses play a big part in connecting individuals and communities, and helping the LA Fashion District community thrive. We’re spotlighting just a few of the small businesses in the district…(you can see more here).
1. Raw Materials Arts Supplies, 645 S Los Angeles St.
Raw Materials Art Supplies is an art supply store that stocks thousands of art supplies at every-day low prices, including many top brands of paints, stretched canvas, and brushes (and can special order more).
BONUS: They offer in-store classes, workshops, and product demonstrations! Check out their calendar of events here. 😉
2. VOODOO, 124 W 9th St.
Established in 2018, VOODOO is a meticulously curated retail experience offering a unique and refreshing high-end and shopper-friendly experience. VOODOO’s goal is to bring together quality top of the line product in a venue where fashion, music and art coexist.
BONUS: If you sign up for their newsletter, you can receive 15% off your first purchase. #SCORE
3. HEX, 939 S Broadway Suite 2
HEX was created with a new viewpoint – looking at fashion and technology as equally necessary and inspiring. The importance of premium materials, textures, and finishing are all designed into the DNA of HEX, as is a focus on innovation and a drive to develop products that function as well as they look.
BONUS: Aren’t in the area? You can shop online and receive FREE US ground shipping on orders of $75+!
4. Virgo, 216 E 9th St.
Virgo is a staple thrift shop downtown, with a large selection of cute, vintage pieces to make your wardrobe 1000x better! Now in their 10th year, Virgo continues to be a hidden vintage gem.
BONUS: You can shop their IG Feed *heart eyes*
5. Pamela V, 111 E 9th St.
PAMELA V is an accessories brand known for its beautiful leather bags, crafted in and inspired by Peru. PAMELA V offers a range of products including handbags and wallets, weekenders, amazing jewelry, and vintage, unique clothing.
BONUS: They have new products in, just in time for the holidays!
LA Market Week is the West Coast’s premier fashion trade show for contemporary apparel and accessories.
2020 LA Market Week Dates
SUMMER 2020: JANUARY 13-16, 2020
FALL I 2020: MARCH 9-12, 2020
FALL II/HOLIDAY 2020: JUNE 15-18, 2020
HOLIDAY 2020/RESORT 2021: AUGUST 3-6, 2020
SPRING 2021: OCTOBER 5-8, 2020
Participating Showroom Buildings
NOTE: 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.
With over 2,000 businesses (wholesale + retail), shopping in the LA Fashion District can be a little intimidating. Don’t worry…it’s new to everyone at one point or another.
So we thought we’d browse YouTube University and share some videos that are more than helpful. For your viewing pleasure (and helpful shopping info), here are 4 YouTubers and their shopping adventures in the LA Fashion District. 😉
1. Amber Scholl – A VERY SPARKLY SHOPPING VLOG (Downtown LA Tour!!!)
“HERE IT IS, MY DOWNTOWN LA BLING-ED OUT SHOPPING TOUR! You always ask what I mean when I say I got something “downtown” so here it is! The grand tour of my beloved fabric district, AKA, SPARKLE HEAVEN! If you have any more questions just ask! I’m happy to answer :)”
2. Coolirpa – Come Shopping For Swimsuit Fabric With Me! | LA Fashion District
“I take you swimsuit fabric shopping with me in the LA Fashion District!”
3. Jolene Foliage – LA FLOWER DISTRICT PLANT HAUL | AMAZING DEALS!!
“Come shopping with me to #LAFlowerDistrict! The Flower District of (#DTLA) Downtown Los Angeles is a six block floral marketplace, consisting of nearly 200 #wholesale flower dealers, located within the #LAFashionDistrict. The flower district is usually wholesale oriented, but there are plenty of retail stores for you to explore!”
4. Lizbeth Hernandez – SANTEE ALLEY || SHOP WITH ME
And if you’re a buyer interested in shopping wholesale in the LA Fashion District, this is for you: 5 Informative Videos about Shopping Wholesale
October is the month for all things fashion in Los Angeles! It means the end of Fashion Weeks in London, Paris, New York and Milan……but the beginning of LA Fashion Week & LA Market Week (for the buyers).
Whether you stumbled across this blog post on accident or you’re looking for a little fashion inspo…here are The Top 5 Looks From the Runway So Far…
1. PRINTS. Of course we had to feature the iconic JLo moment.
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For the Spring-Summer 2020 Collection, Versace honors an iconic moment when fashion and culture became a catalyst for technological progress. Passionate for constant innovation, Chief Creative Officer, @donatella_versace uses the latest technology – the Google Assistant – to call for @jlo wearing the Jungle dress on the runway, creating yet another unforgettable, Google-worthy Versace moment. #MFW #VersaceSS20
2. Let’s Take It Way Back. Major Little House on the Prairie vibes, but we’re here for it.
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Spring Summer 2020 🖤 Look 1 Stylist: @vanessatraina Hair: @jamespecis for @dyson Makeup: @gucciwestman for @westmanatelier & @ubunabeauty Casting: @stefanie_stein PR: @bpcm Production: @mht Nails: @ohmynailsnyc
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3. Overwear. Something new but we’re willing to bet this will stick.
4. Euphoria. Thanks Zendaya! Sparkles everywhere.
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5. Accessories For Days. We’ve always been fans of accessories. Who can say no to a good pair of sunnies and a matching tote?
Which look will you be rocking this season? Tweet us!
See you at the upcoming LA Market & LAFW!
Are you a buyer interested in attending the upcoming LA Market Week? Click here for more info.
Excited about LAFW? Click here for details.
“Style is something each of us already has, all we need to do is find it.” —Diane von Furstenberg