LA Conservancy Tours: A Chance to Explore the Fashion District

Photo courtesy of LA Conservancy

The Los Angeles Conservancy has put together a special one-day event exploring the District and all the wonderful places and things it has to offer. LA Conservancy is a nonprofit membership organization that works through education and advocacy to recognize, preserve, and revitalize the historic architectural and cultural resources of Los Angeles County. The event will take place October 20th and offers several walking tours, set to happen throughout the day.

Each tour will allow for an hour-long lunch break and a 30-minute break between the afternoon tours. All schedules consist of the following three tours:

  • Historic Buildings, Modern Lofts: Residential Living in the Fashion District
    Visit some of the best architectural examples of newly-converted spaces. See how the district has become more of a place to come explore and be inspired.
  • High Fashion in the Fashion District
    Explore 100+ blocks of creativity, community and color. With more than 4,000 independently owned and operated retail and wholesale business the Fashion District has become the West Coast hub of the apparel industry.
  • Building a Legacy: People of the Fashion District

In addition to these three tours, they will also be having two mini tours: City Market and L.A.’s Forgotten Chinatown and Seed to Flower: The Growth of L.A.’s Flower Markets.


Come explore the district and be inspired. To learn more about the tour and how to book, visit the LA Conservancy’s event page here.

Celebrate Mom in the Fashion District

Need a gift for Mom? We put together a Mother’s Day gift guide and dining recommendations just for you.

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day Gift Guide:

Flowers from the LA Flower Markets: Flowers are the most popular gift for Mother’s Day and for good reason. They are scientifically proven to make people happy. Save up to 70% on arrangements and bouquets by shopping direct from wholesale vendors and importers at the LA flower markets. 8th and Wall Street

The flower markets will have extended hours for Mother’s Day starting Tuesday, May 8, 2018. See the full holiday schedule for California Flower Mall here and The Original Flower Market of Los Angeles & Southern California Flower Market here.

Hours of Operation
California Flower Mall, 825 S San Pedro St.
Día de las Madres, May 10: 4:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13: Open 24 hours from Saturday, May 12th through 7 p.m. Sunday, May 13th

Original Flower Market of Los Angeles & Southern California Flower Market, 766 Wall St.
Día de las Madres, May 10: 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13: 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Aesop Skincare: Formulated with efficiency and sensory pleasure in mind, it’s no wonder Aesop Skincare is a cult favorite. Their skin, hair, and body products are made with only the finest ingredients, making them an ideal gift. In fact, the brand is currently listed on both The Telegraph’s and Vogue UK’s Mother’s Day gift guides. Not sure where to start? The friendly staff at the 9th and Broadway location can help you pick out the perfect gift. 862 S Broadway

Anything from Heidi Merrick: Fashion District-based designer Heidi Merrick is the epitome of California Cool. Inspired by the California coast, Merrick’s breezy dresses and tops a exude a relaxed sophistication. The aesthetic extends to Merrick’s collection of home goods, both available at the 9th Street flagship. 115 W 9th St.

Luxury Perfume: A timeless gift that doesn’t have to break the bank. Shop Perfume Los Angeles and save up to 30% on name brand perfumes and gift sets. As a distributor, Perfume Los Angeles is a licensed vendor of luxury perfume brands. Their knowledgeable staff can make recommendations based on what perfume Mom’s worn in the past. 1115 Maple Ave.

Eco-conscious and Sustainable: Hyva Helsinki’s Scandinavian fashion and accessories are crowd pleasers and good for the environment. The boutique vets all of its brands to ensure they meet ecological and ethical values. It also carries vintage fashion and donates 5% of sales to charity organizations that benefit animals and the environment. 1040 S Los Angeles St.

Treat Mom to Brunch (and Dinner!)

poppy and rose salad

Poppy & Rose Salad

The district’s most popular dining spots are now open for brunch and dinner. Below are some of the local favorites.

Best Girl DTLA: Come for brunch and stay for rooftop drinks. Lobster Biscuits and Gravy and Crab Cake Benedict will be on the menu for Mother’s Day. Best Girl is in partnership with Chef Michael Cimarusti, renowned for championing sustainable seafood. Plus, the view from the Ace Hotel is worthy of its own celebration. 929 S Broadway

Poppy & Rose: The beloved brunch spot is now open for dinner. The new dinner menu features crowd favorites, like the Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Waffle, and a brand-new line up of fresh American and Southern-influenced dishes by executive chef Michael Reed, an alum of Osteria Mozza and Michelin-rated Sona. Poppy & Rose is located in the middle of the flower markets at 765 Wall Street.

Preux & Proper: Southern hospitality done right. Preux & Proper is a New Orleans inspired Southern restaurant providing locally sourced, sustainable soul food. The restaurant is open for Sunday brunch. Menu favorites include the baked mac & cheese, shrimp & grits and the “pate a choux beignets.” 840 S Spring St.

Rossoblu: No. 10 on Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants in LA is just as stunning during they day as it as night. Celebrated chef, Steve Samson has created the perfect dining experience in the middle of the district’s newest destination, City Market South. Inspired by Bologna, Rossoblu is a an ode to family, tradition, and craftsmanship. We recommend trying the pasta. It’s made fresh in-house. 1124 San Julian St.

Celebrate Love in the Fashion District

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This Valentine’s Day give happiness. Give fresh-cut flowers to your best friend. Spend time with your loved ones. Buy your significant other their favorite thing (without breaking the bank). And if you’re not sure where to start, we’ve got a couple recommendations for you.

Flowers: Save up to 70% on fresh-cut flowers at the Flower Markets
Did you know flowers are scientifically proven to make people happy? It’s true!
The L.A. Flower markets are extending their hours to the public for Valentine’s Day starting February 10, 2018. See the Valentine’s Day hours and tips for buying the freshest flowers in our previous post, here.

Experiences: Dinner Dates & Discounted Hotel Rates

For Romance:
Anatra, Valentine’s Day $85 prix fixe menu
Best Girl DTLA, Valentine’s Day Menu
Rossoblu, Valentine’s Day $95 prix fixe menu
For Galentine’s Day: 
Poppy & Rose, #BoozeandBrunch $17 prix fixe weekday special
For Sweets:
Little Damage, Special edition Valentine’s Day red waffle cones!

On a Budget:
DTLA Ramen, $30 Ramen & Sake Valentine’s Day Special
Hotel Discounts:

2.14 Valentine’s Day Events

Things: Valentine’s Day Shopping Guide
Our friends at put together shopping guides for the most popular Valentine’s Day gifts.

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L.A. Flower Markets Valentine’s Day Hours 2018

LA Flower Markets Valentine's Day Hours 2018

L.A. Flower Markets Valentine’s Day Hours 2018

Flower markets in the L.A. Flower District are extending their hours to the public for Valentine’s Day starting February 10, 2018. There are three main flower markets: The Southern California Flower Market, The Original Los Angeles Flower Market, and the California Flower Mall. The Southern California Flower Market and The Original Los Angeles Flower Market operate together as the “L.A. Flower Market.” The L.A. flower markets Valentine’s Day hours 2018 will be as follows:

The Original Los Angeles Flower Market & Southern California Flower Market 
754 & 755 Wall St.
Saturday, February 10: 6 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sunday, February 11: MARKETS CLOSED
Monday, February 12: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Tuesday, February 13: 6 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Valentine’s Day, February 14: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The markets open earlier to the trade. See trade hours here.
Admission: $2 on weekdays, $1 on weekends
Known for: Bulk flowers, plants

California Flower Mall
825 S San Pedro St.
Saturday, February 10 through Monday, February 12: 4:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Tuesday, February 13: 4:30 a.m. open 24 hours through Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day, February 14: Open until 8 p.m.

Hours are for the trade and the public.
Admission is free.
Known for: Pre-made bouquets and custom arrangements

What You Need To Know About Shopping in the L.A. Flower District

  • Expect savings of up to 70% on bulk flowers and 30%-70% on arrangements and bouquets.
  • Most vendors and parking in this area are CASH ONLY. There are ATMs located inside the markets.
  • Most fresh-cut flowers are sold in bulk.

How to Buy the Freshest Flowers

  • Look for straight, firm stems. Discoloration or slime can indicate bacteria. Split or curved stems are signs that the flowers are old.
  • Buy flowers with buds that are just beginning to open. Flowers, especially roses, travel a long journey to reach the markets. Those in full bloom have already reached their peak. The exception to this rule is the Gerbera Daisy, which will look like its in full bloom, and tulips, which should be purchased while the bulb is still fully closed.
  • Avoid flowers with loose pollen or seeds.

Flower Care Tips

If you buy bulk flowers, please note they have not been processed. You will need to give them a little “TLC” to maximize their life span.

  • Remove the flowers from their packaging before placing them in a vase.
  • Remove excess leaves and cut the stems before placing them in water.
  • Keep your flowers in a cool place, away from direct sunlight.

The LA Flower District is located in Downtown Los Angeles and spans six blocks between 7th and 8th Streets from Maple Avenue to San Pedro Street and 7th to 9th Street from Wall to San Pedro Streets. To use your GPS type in 755 Wall St or 825 S San Pedro St.

LA Flower District Mother’s Day Hours 2017

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Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14, 2017.

LA Flower District vendors will have extended hours for Mother’s Day. The LA Flower District Mother’s Day Hours 2017 will be as follows:

Southern California Flower Growers & Los Angeles Flower Market, 755 & 754 Wall St.
Tuesday, May 9: 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wednesday, May 10, Mexican Mother’s Day: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thursday, May 11: 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Friday, May 12, 2016: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, May 13: 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday, May 14, Mother’s Day: 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

California Flower Mall, 825 S San Pedro St.
Tuesday, May 9: 4:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, May 10, Mexican Mother’s Day: 4:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday, May 11: 4:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, May 12, 2016: 4:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, May 13: 4:30 a.m. open ALL NIGHT through Sunday
Sunday, May 14, 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 direct 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.