#ShopSmall in the LA Fashion District

Support your favorite small LA Fashion District businesses!

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 Biz Saturday

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 store front

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.

VOODOO Storefront

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 flagship storefront

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 storefront

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 Storefront

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!

Shop the LA Fashion District with 4 YouTubers

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

Trending With: OLDVINE FLORALS

We take you along to meet the owner and floral designer of OldVine Florals during Episode 03 of the “Trending Series.”

Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel so you don’t miss the next episode of our “Trending Series.” 🙂

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!

LA Flower District’s Extended Hours to Celebrate Mom This Year

It’s almost that time…the time to remind the special ladies in our lives just how special they are.

LA Flower District vendors will have extended hours for Mother’s Day, and we thought you’d like to know!

Southern California Flower Growers & Los Angeles Flower Market, 755 & 754 Wall St.
Monday, May 6: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Tuesday, May 7: 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wednesday, May 8: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursday, May 9: 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Friday, May 10, Mexican Mother’s Day: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, May 11: 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday, May 12, Mother’s Day: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

California Flower Mall, 825 S San Pedro St.
Tuesday, May 7: 4:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, May 8: 4:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday, May 9: 4:30 a.m. to midnight
Friday, May 10, Mexican Mother’s Day: 4:30 a.m. to midnight
Saturday, May 11: 4:30 a.m. open ALL NIGHT through Sunday
Sunday, May 12, Mother’s Day: Closing at 7p.m.

The LA Flower District is home to the largest concentration of flower and floral supply vendors in the country and offers fresh-cut flowers, potted plants, pre-made bouquets and arrangements, and floral supplies at wholesale prices. Shoppers can expect to save up to 70% off retail prices by purchasing directly from flower growers and distributors.

The LA Flower District is made up of six blocks within the LA Fashion District in Downtown Los Angeles. See the map, here.

SHOPPING TIPS

  • Bring cash.
  • Consider taking public transportationMetro Bike Share, or parking at a nearby lot in other areas of the Fashion District to avoid traffic.
  • Buy in bulk. The more you buy, the more you save!
  • The most popular Mother’s Day flowers are roses, lilies, orchids, and tulips.