A Guide to LA Market Week: Summer ’19 Edition



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.

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CMC Market Week


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.


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.



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


    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.

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

Holidays in the Fashion District 2018

Holidays in the Fashion District

The Santee Alley and surrounding retailers on Santee Street and Maple Avenue are expected to open on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. Retailers in other parts of the district are expected to have limited hours. See a map of the area here.

Wholesale businesses are expected to close on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Hours may vary by business on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

The LA Flower Markets will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. The California Flower Mall will be open with limited hours on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. It will close on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

NOTE: All businesses in the Fashion District are independently owned and operated. For exact business hours, please contact the businesses directly.

Superfine: For the Love of Pizza

From Simply Cheese to their Veganissima, Chef Steve Samson has done it again with his creation of Superfine Pizza in the district’s City Market South. In case you didn’t know, Chef Samson is also behind LA Italian restaurants Rossoblu and Sotto.  

Chef Steve Samson

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Per Samson and their website, “Superfine is an homage to the old world’s and new world’s finest pizza-making traditions.” It’s said to be a blend of New York and Neapolitan styles baked in an electric oven, and we are all here for it!

Pizza Slices, Superfine pizza

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Don’t believe us? Check it out for yourself. It is guaranteed to steal a pizza your heart!

Superfine Pizza, Storefront

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Superfine is located inside City Market South, with their entrance around the corner from S. San Pedro in the alley on E. 11th Street, 1101 S. San Pedro, Unit F.
Open Monday through Friday from 11am to 10pm and Saturday and Sunday from 5pm to 10pm.

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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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.

Shopping with A Side of Coffee

A Fashion District Coffee Shop Guide

Have you noticed all the new pastry and coffee shops in the district? From the recently opened Paris Baguette to long-time neighborhood staples like No Ghost Bears and Verve Coffee.

The Fashion District is quite the destination for a good cup of coffee. Here’s why:


We have the best independent coffee shops in Downtown Los Angeles.


1. Earth Bean Coffee, an organic and fair trade roasting house, locally owned and operated. As a partner with One Tree Planted, Earth Bean Coffee helps plant a tree for every coffee purchase made on their website. 1040 S Los Angeles St.

2. Ben N Lin is a lovely cafe on the corner of 9th and Crocker Streets serving Copa Vida coffee, Bread Lounge pastries, sandwiches, and light bites. 921 S Crocker St.

3. Delicious Together is best known for its Illy coffee, boba tea, Vietnamese coffees and Taiyaki fish pastries. Sitting on the corner of 9th and Santee, it is the perfect place to grab a treat while shopping. 859 Santee St.

best coconut coffee ever!

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4. Mega Bodega serves coffee from Four Barrel SF and fine teas from Steep Tea Co. in Oakland. Beer is served all day. 1001 S Broadway 

5. No Ghost Bears is where the locals (and their puppies) hang out. It’s millennial pink interiors and wall art offer a unique atmosphere – a truly independent coffee shop. 305 E 8th St.

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The best coffee shops for getting work done are also local favorites.


1. Verve Coffee has locations throughout California but none like this. The vertical wall garden is the perfect place to sit, relax, and enjoy a nice, strong cup of coffee. 833 S Spring St.

2. Paris Baguette, a Korean franchise known for their beautiful pastry displays and delicious treats, opened a cafe on the corner of 9th and Los Angeles Streets. 200 E 9th St.

3. Best Girl at Ace Hotel has a walk up window where you can get $1 Stumptown coffee if you bring in your own mug. Best coffee deal in town! 927 S Broadway

4. Cognoscenti Coffee, located in the new City Market South development, this coffee shop sits in a beautiful plaza with large communal tables perfect for getting work done. 1118 San Julian St.


More coffee coming soon…


1. La Tropezienne, one of Saint-Tropez’s most celebrated bakeries is opening at the corner of 8th and Main  Streets, in the former AltHouse location. The French bakery is known for their tarts and breads. It currently has one location on La Brea, with another coming soon to West Hollywood. Read more761 S Main St.

Weekends are always better with a French touch! 🇫🇷

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2. Stumptown, with locations across the country, this new location will be the second one in Los Angeles. Read more about the upcoming location here. 801 S. Los Angeles St.

For a little magic just add ✨ Cold Brew ✨⠀ ⠀ 📸 @hnnh.gram

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Thanks a latte for reading!