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!

Love is in the Fashion District

Love in the Fashion District

With only a few days left until Valentine’s Day we thought it would be helpful to gather some ideas and recommendations for you!

Flowers
In anticipation of Valentine’s Day, flower markets within the LA Flower District will be extending their hours of operation. See the Valentine’s Day FAQs here (including hours this year).

Experiences & Outings

  • Galentine’s Day @ West Elm DTLA
    Sip champagne, eat chocolate treats and make lovely Intention Candles. $35 per ticket, purchase tickets here. 2/14 3-8pm
  • Galentines PJ & Movie Party @ BizBabez
    Enjoy a viewing of The Notebook, drinks, snacks, and the perfect cozy set up like any good 90s slumber party. $27 per ticket, purchase tickets here. 2/13 7:30pm
  • Valentine’s Day Menu @ Best Girl
    Take your special person on a date to Best Girl to enjoy their special “menu d’amour.” See the menu hereDon’t forget to make reservations! 2/14
  • Love Looks Like Fire @ Upstairs at Ace Hotel
    Artist Janet Levy presents Love Looks Like Fire featuring a presentation of her own artwork, book pop-up designed by Iván Martínez, and movement performance choreographed by Melissa Schade. 2/14
  • Special treats @ Little Damage
    Valentine’s Day red cones are back this year! 2/13-2/17
  • Couples Spa Day @ Neihule Salon + Academy
    Couples pedicures with flowers, chocolate and champagne. $50 per couple. Offer valid through 2/16.
  • Seafood Platter for Two @ DAMA
    Seafood platter for two comprised of four tasting portions of: 4 Oysters, Mussels Escabeche, Seafood Tostada, and Aguachile. Make your reservations here. 2/14
  • Valentine’s Day Menu @ DTLA Ramen
    Menu will include 1 appetizer, 2 ramen, 1 sake & 2 mochi. $35. 2/14

 

Have an event or special that should be added to this list? Email info@fashiondistrict.org.

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.

Holidays in the Fashion District 2018

Holidays in the Fashion District

RETAIL HOLIDAY HOURS
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 HOLIDAY HOURS
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.

LA FLOWER DISTRICT HOLIDAY HOURS
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

Photo by Wonho Frank Lee

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

Photo by Wonho Frank Lee

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

Superfine Pizza, Storefront

Photo by Wonho Frank Lee

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.