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?
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
We’ll see you soon!
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.
‘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
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
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22. All of our visitors
23. Beautiful art throughout our district
24. The countless flowers from the Flower District
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.
We know you’re probably wondering about the upcoming holiday hours. Will your favorite store be open? Will you be able to visit Santee Alley?
Here is a breakdown of what’s happening in the Fashion District during Thanksgiving weekend:
Thanksgiving Day, November 22nd
All wholesale and flower vendors will be closed. The Santee Alley and surrounding retail businesses are expected to open on Thanksgiving Day, as they have done so in previous years. Please note that some stores may close early.
Black Friday, November 23rd
Some wholesale vendors may open, although most have traditionally closed on this day. For specific vendor information please contact the individual showrooms or the San Pedro Wholesale Mart directly. The LA Flower Market will open to the public from 8AM-12PM. Flower vendors in the surrounding area are expected to have similar hours. The Santee Alley and surrounding retail businesses are expected to open with normal business hours.
BONUS: Hellen’s Sample Shop will be hosting a Grand Opening for their shop online. In honor of their launch, they will be offering BUY ONE GET ONE 50% OFF in store from 8am to 9pm. The event will feature food, influencers, drinks, give-aways, pictures, discounts and music.
Hellen’s Sample Shop, 810 E Pico #134 (in the Stanford Plaza)
Small Business Saturday, November 24th
Small Business Saturday is a nationwide movement to support local, independently owned businesses during the holiday season. All businesses are expected to have normal business hours this day. Show your support and shop local!
Please note, all businesses in the Fashion District are independently owned and operated. For exact business hours, please contact the businesses directly. If you still have any questions regarding the upcoming holidays, you may contact the Fashion District BID office at (213) 488-1153.
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