LA Market Week Holiday/Resort 2017 Buyer’s Guide

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ABOUT L.A. MARKET WEEK JULY 2017
The Holiday/Resort 2017 L.A. Fashion Market will be held July 31st through August 3rd. Designers and brands will debut their collections for their upcoming Holiday and Resort season. International retailers will attend trade shows 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.

PARTICIPATING BRANDS
Designer brands exhibiting during the Holiday/Resort 2017 L.A. Market Week include women’s contemporary, juniors, menswear, kidswear, accessories, shoes, and home and gift. You can view a full list of participating brands and designers using the Lines Directory, which is updated prior to each market week.

LOCATIONS

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

  • Showroom directory
  • Showrooms open as early as Sunday, July 30th for L.A. Market Week July 2017 appointments.
  •  LA Fashion Market Seminars: Business tips and fashion trend information from recognized industry insiders
  • Click here for more information on L.A. Fashion Market at the CMC.

Cooper Design Space, 860 S. Los Angeles St.

Gerry Building, 910 S. Los Angeles St.

The New Mart, 127 E. 9th St

Additional Participating Showroom Buildings:

TEMPORARY EXHIBITS
Trade shows for the L.A. Market Week July 2017 will include:

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 at each building. At the Cooper Design Space, Gerry Building and The New Mart, buyers and retailers are asked to bring a business card. At the California Market Center (CMC), 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 is typically on-site although some trade shows and the CMC do offer pre-registration online.

DIRECTIONS

Directions to the Fashion District can be found here. You can also download a map of the area here. LA Fashion Market Week July 2017 takes place in the area outlined in red below.

LA Fashion District Market Week Map

HOURS
Showrooms and trade shows typically open at 9 a.m. and will close at 5 p.m.

ACCOMMODATIONS

 

TIPS FOR BUYERS

New to apparel trade shows? Check out our tips for first-time market week attendees.

Have additional questions? Tweet us! @lafafshiondist

LA Market Week June 2017 Buyer’s Guide: Fall/Holiday 2017

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ABOUT LA MARKET WEEK JUNE 2017

LA Market Week June 2017, also known as the Fall II/Holiday 2017 L.A. Fashion Market, will take place June 5th through the 8th in the LA Fashion District’s designer showrooms. During market week designers and brands, debut collections for the upcoming fall and holiday seasons and buyers are invited to view the new merchandise and place orders. LA Fashion Market is the West Coast’s premier destination for contemporary fashions, including apparel, accessories, and footwear. Various trade shows are hosted in the LA Fashion District during market week. Trade shows typically highlight established and up-and-coming designers that do not have permanent showrooms in the area. With thousands of brands participating in LA market week, this is the place for buyers to discover new brands and create new shopping experiences.

PARTICIPATING BRANDS

Designer brands exhibiting during the Fall II/Holiday 2017 LA Market Week include contemporary, better and advanced contemporary, eco-fashion, accessories, lifestyle, children’s and maternity. The Fashion District maintains an online directory of all brands participating in market weeks. The Designer Collections listing is updated prior to each market week.

LOCATIONS

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

  • Showroom Directory
  • Select showrooms will be open as early as Sunday, June 4th for LA Market Week June 2017 appointments.
  • LA Fashion Market Seminars: Business tips and fashion trend information from recognized industry insiders
  • Pre-Register here and you’ll automatically be entered to win a dinner for two.

Cooper Design Space860 S Los Angeles St.
Cooper

Gerry Building910 S Los Angeles St.
Gerry

The New Mart127 E 9th St.
NewMart

Additional Participating Showroom Buildings:

TRADE SHOWS EXHIBITING AT LA MARKET

Trade shows for the LA Market Week June 2017 will include:

  • ALT– Athleisure and athletic wear
  • BRAND ASSEMBLY– Better contemporary and accessories
  • DESIGNERS & AGENTS– Contemporary, eco-fashion, and accessories
  • LA KIDS MARKET– Kids and maternity
  • SELECT– Apparel, accessories, and footwear
  • EMERGE – Apparel, accessories, and footwear of up and coming designers
  • TRANSIT– Adult and children’s footwear

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 June 2017 at each building. At the Cooper Design Space, Gerry 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 June 2017 is typically on-site although some trade shows do offer pre-registration online.

DIRECTIONS

Directions to the Fashion District can be found here.  You can also download a map of the area here. LA Fashion Market Week June 2017 takes place in the area outlined in red below.

LA Fashion District Market Week Map

HOURS

Showrooms and trade shows typically open at 9 a.m. and will close at 5 p.m.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Ace Hotel is the closest hotel, only two short blocks away from the epicenter of LA Market Week June 2017. Market attendees can take advantage of discounted rates by using the code “MART.”
Click here to book your reservation.

Ace Hotel

Additional hotels in the area are listed here.

Some hotels offer discounted rates through the individual buildings. Please check the respective buildings’ websites for additional accommodation offers.

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 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. To know what brands will be exhibiting at LA Fashion Market, check the Designer Collections Directory. It is updated prior to each market week.We also recommend visiting the trade show and showroom buildings’ websites and pre-register when possible. The LA Fashion District has newsletters for wholesale buyers, which you can sign up for here. We also post the market week and buyer information on this blog and on social media: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.Lastly, as a buyer, make sure your inventory and budget levels are well planned out before Market.
  3. Network: Building strong connections while attending LA Fashion Market 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.

Have additional questions about the LA Market Week June 2017? Tweet us! @lafafshiondist


Source British Debuts at LA Market

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Source British is a new tradeshow taking place alongside shows like Capsule, ALT, Transit, Curve, Coeur, and AXIS during L.A. Fashion Market in the Penthouse at the California Market Center (CMC), 13-14 March 2017. For the first time ever, British made and designed brands have their own edited space, across categories including apparel, footwear, crafts, accessories, home and gifts.

The tradeshow is divided into focused areas that are set to create a quintessential British experience.

  • The home, gift and craft area: Some brands exhibiting include Animo Glass, Carola Van Dyke, Chunki Chilli, D R Harris and Co, Melt England, Nutscene, Teddy Maximus, Schokolat, Paperboy London, Tomcat Cards, Twiguk, Emma’s Soap, Nathalie Bond Organics, Equi-Scuto, Lizzie Kershaw, Junction Eighteen, Jamali Annay, Molly Mac Living, and Love Jars.
  • The fashion, footwear and accessories area: Some brands exhibiting include Karen Gold, A Post Card from Brighton, Novelette Novalis, Fonz Leathers, Wolfram Lohr, Glen Appin of Scotland, Nadia Minkoff, The Leather Satchel Company, Amanda Coleman Jewellery, Carlton London, David Hampton, Peak & Brim Designer Hats, Stargem, Lucy Sylvester Jewellery, Hedon, Attune, and Roy Lowe & Sons.
  • The Trend Council pavilion, with curated designers that include brands like Sherene Melinda, Orla Kiely, Something Wicked, Satanic Mill, and Exofitness London.
  • The Sipsmith Gin Palace, where you can sample the finest British gin away from the hustle and bustle of the market.
  • A British Tea Room, where attendees can taste a traditional British spread.
  • Trend Council demonstration area where registered attendees can attend focused trend forecasting sessions on both days. The forecasting sessions are designed for buyers and exhibitors to identify trends that will shape retail in the upcoming season, outlining must-have colors, patterns, and key items.
Source British

Image courtesy of Source British

Source British was founded in 2016 by Olivett Asare and is backed by Upper Street Events Ltd., a leading U.K.-based events company since 1987. Upper Street Events creates and organizes 17 major innovative, premium, and stylish annual events, with two launches in progress and an exciting acquisition list in consideration, attracting over 400,000 visitors annually. ”

To register to attend Source British or the Trend Council’s Trend Forecasting presentations, please visit www.sourcebritish.com.

2017 LA Market Week Dates

2017 la market week dates

The LA Fashion District hosts five market weeks a year. LA Market Week, also known as LA Fashion Market, is a trade event in which designer brands and showrooms debut their collections for the upcoming season. Along with the district’s permanent showrooms, various trade shows participate in market week throughout the year. For a full list of participating brands, see our Lines Directory, which is updated prior to each market week.

The 2017 LA Market Week Dates will be as follows:

  • January 16-19, Summer 2017
  • March 13-16, Fall 2017
  • June 5-8, Fall II/Holiday 2017
  • July 31-August 3, Holiday/Resort 2017
  • October 9-12, Spring 2018
     

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. Additional trade shows including LA Textile and LA Majors are listed here.

There are six main showroom buildings, California Market Center, Cooper Design Space, The Gerry Building, The New Mart, The Lady Liberty Building, and Academy Awards Clothes Showroom Building. Learn more abou the Fashion District’s designer showroom buildings, here.

Questions? Tweet us! @lafashiondist

*Please note the October market dates have been update since this post was first published. 

2017 Denim Trends and LA Market Preview with McGuire Denim

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LA Fashion Market Holiday/Resort 2016/2017 returns to the LA Fashion District August 1-4, 2016. This is one of five market weeks hosted in the fashion district every year, featuring contemporary women’s, men’s, children’s and accessories. (Learn more about LA Fashion Market here.)

We had the opportunity to talk with Marianne McDonald, owner and designer of Los Angeles-based McGuire Denim, about upcoming 2017 denim trends and her advice for market week buyers.

McGuire Denim is known for its modern take on vintage silhouettes. “Dreamed up in New York. Made Real in LA,” the brand blends New York sophistication with West Coast boho vibes.

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“The line has a sense of sexiness and ease with touch points of rock and roll to give it a little bit of toughness,” says McDonald. “You can dress it up or down.”

Having a fabulous fit doesn’t hurt either. In fact, InStyle Magazine recently named it the “best jeans for J-Lo level curves.”

LA Market buyers will also be able to place orders on McGuire’s recently launched sportswear line. The collection focuses on femininity and easy sexiness. McGuire is carried in 300 stores around the world and regularly worn by the likes of Gigi Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski, and Mila Kunis. The sportswear collection will launch at Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom later this August, and a t-shirt collaboration with Club Monaco will be on the racks in the fall.

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When asked about the upcoming spring 2017 denim trends, McDonald says “Anything that flashes ankle.”

Cropped jeans will continue to be a big trend, as are flair and bootleg cuts. Buyers can also expect to see contemporary takes on vintage silhouettes, like modern takes on the classic Levis 501s. While previous seasons have favored certain washes or colors, spring 2017 is expected to embrace them all – grey, black, blue, and of course, stonewash.

For buyers looking to connect with brands during market week McDonald stressed the convenience of making appointments. “We’re happy to take walk-ins, but appointments are always better.”

McGuire Denim will be exhibiting during LA Market at Community Service Showroom in the Cooper Design Space. For more information and to make an appointment please call 213-624-0824.

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