Summer Trends: As Seen in the LA Fashion District

It’s summertime and it sure has been a hot one!

Sure we’re a little late with the summer fashion trends but better late than never, am I right?! Ahead are five summer items almost every fashion-forward fashionista/o has been spotted wearing in the LA Fashion District.

1. Tie-Dye to stay fly

Now to be honest, I was a little afraid of tie-dye at first…but now I’m all for it. A bright color tie-dye T-shirt is my weekend staple! Shirts aren’t all though…a tie-dye hat? Bag? Socks? Tie-dye it up for summer!


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Boardwalk inspired

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2. Bermuda Shorts…because short shorts are out

If you’re a fan of the bike shorts, you’ll be a fan of the bermuda shorts. They are definitely a staple for summer.


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Bad little vibe

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3. Matching Sets for a quick outfit

It’s hot and the last thing you want to do is think of a full outfit…enter the matching sets trend! I personally am here for this trend. Who isn’t a fan of a quick, easy, yet still fashionable outfit?!


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you gotta know how dope you are without validation, sis… and i’m fucking lit. • #absreloading

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4. Bright colors for the win

Summer is about living life and having fun! Bright colors are for sure a trend I hope stays forever. I don’t know about you, but bright colors instantly put me in a better mood. #BrightColorsForever

5. Hello shoulder bags

Now you might already be on this trend, but the shoulder bag has definitely made it’s way up this summer. Don’t have one to rock? Check out the Santee Alley for some super cute and affordable options 😉

 

And although some trends of Summer 2019 might not make their way into our closets this year, I 100% promise you’ll be seeing them all over your social media feeds. Happy summer, stay cool and until next time!

Mono B Clothing: Wholesale Activewear & Athleisure

Because activewear and athleisure are SO in, we sat with Yuska of Mono B to get the inside scoop, what’s behind the brand, and a sneak peek of their latest collection.

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Tell us the story behind Mono B and who’s behind the brand?

Mono B was created by Mary Jane and Chris Chon, a husband and wife team. It was started in 2009, which means this year is Mono B’s 10th year anniversary. Chris Chon is our COO whilst Mary Jane Chon is our CEO and designer.

The word “mono” means “one” and the letter “B” stands for “basic.” The name was chosen to represent the idea behind the brand — we focus on creating items that are essential and versatile (“basic”) and can be mixed and matched with (almost) anything and be worn (almost) anytime and anywhere.

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We started our activewear and athleisure wear lines to support the active lifestyle. We believe that an important step for people to start being active is having high quality activewear. This is where Mono B comes in. The beauty about Mono B’s activewear is that it can be mixed and matched with various items and accessories to create that true athleisure vibe – from windbreaker to denim jackets or from sneakers to high heels. And let’s face it, activewear and athleisure are very comfortable and fashionable. It’s the ideal sleep to street wear.

Our women’s activewear collection comes in three lines: the core Mono B (simply called “Mono B”), the low-impact and true athleisure wear (Mono B RED), and high-impact and true performance wear created using Lycra and Spandex (Mono B Bronze).

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What’s your role at Mono B? 

I’m the creative head for sales & marketing as well as the liaison manager for our VIP customers. My creative job includes copywriting product descriptions, designing and copywriting our seasonal lookbooks, back-up photographer, managing our Magento-based wholesale website as well as our other platforms (FashionGo, LA Showroom, OrangeShine), and writing articles for for the Mono B Blog. I also do support work in customer service and sales, including our VIP program.

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Mono B has been around for 10 years — why a men’s collection now?

Mono B is already established as an activewear/athleisure brand for women. We launched our swimwear collection last year and it has been very well received. Menswear was the next logical step. There is a large demand for menswear and we’ve had many requests to come up with menswear, both as its own collection and to complement the women’s line in existing retailers. And true to its activewear/athleisure value, the Mono B MEN collection also features items that you can wear to workout (moisture wicking, polyester-spandex-blend, cool-touch cotton, four-way stretch) and as a daily athleisure look that is both comfortable and stylish.

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Where can interested buyers find the Mono B collections?

Mono B is carried by independent retailers throughout the US as well as Canada, Central America, South America, South Korea, and the UK. These independent retailers are both brick-and-mortar and online stores as well as fitness and dance studios. We’re extremely proud to support local businesses. These business owners can just go to monobclothing.com and register their account. Once they register, they’ll get an automatic email asking them to submit their business license or reseller’s permit. After they’ve submitted the necessary documents, we’ll verify their account and they can start purchasing online! The first (ground) shipment is on us, as long as it’s within the 48 contiguous US states.

For end users, the best way to get Mono B is by letting your local apparel store (or fitness studio) stock up on Mono B clothing.

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What can we expect to see next — any new collections in the works? 

Apart from our women’s activewear, athleisurewear, loungewear, and denim collection, we’re so excited to be releasing even more menswear! For our upcoming Fall+Winter 2019 collection, we’re also releasing couple’s looks – these are identical items that will be made available in both women’s and men’s lines.

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”

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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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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.”