Did you know the Fashion District has a growing number of trendy vintage clothing stores and stores with vintage inspired styles? From expertly curated selections of designer vintage wares, to our favorite thrift shops, we rounded up the best places to shop vintage in the Fashion District.
If you are looking for on-trend vintage clothing, then you will want to shop at Virgo. Their refurbished Levi shorts and vintage crewnecks will allow you to be both comfortable and fashionable at the same time. And don’t forget to take a picture with their cute wool llama! Virgo, 216 E. 9th St., (213) 988-8899
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Clever Vintage Clothing specializes in hand-picked and one of a kind vintage clothing and accessories mainly from the 40’s and 50’s.
NOTE: They are open from Monday through Saturday by appointment only. Clever Vintage Clothing, 117 W. 9th St. #918, (310) 650-8357
3. The Curated Bandit
4. Accessories Wall-to-Wall
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While not all of their items may be vintage, Vafa Gifts has an enormous variety of vintage-inspired jewelry and accessories. Not to mention that the store itself is an experience with their floor to ceiling accessories. Vafa Gifts, 305 E. 9th St. #105C, (310) 666-6698
5. In Case You Prefer Victorian-Boho Inspried Designs
For a store that doesn’t have actual vintage clothing but rather victorian-boho inspired designs make sure to visit Flair Collection. Flair Collection, 1136 Santee St., Suit D, (213) 745-8080
BONUS: A Showcase of all the Best Vintage Clothing, Accessories, & Jewelry
A Current Affair is a shopping event where vintage clothing, accessories and rarities from over 65 retailers and private dealers. The event is held twice a year in the Cooper Design Space. Learn more here. Cooper Design Space, 860 S Los Angeles St.
Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 17, 2018, and we’ve put together a Father’s Day Shopping Guide full of great gift ideas for Dad.
And if you’re still looking for more ideas, check out out the Santee Alley’s Father’s Day Shopping Guide here.
Whatever you decide to get for Dad, just make sure you tell dad just how much you appreciate him.
Happy Father’s Day, from all of us here at the Fashion District!
Need a gift for Mom? We put together a Mother’s Day gift guide and dining recommendations just for you.
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.
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.
Did you know there’s an area of the Fashion District dedicated to prom dresses and accessories? Shop Santee Street from 9th to 14th Streets for the best deals on prom dresses, fashion jewelry and accessories. Additional prom dress stores can be found on Maple Avenue from Olympic Boulevard to 12th Street.
For the guys, suit stores are located throughout the district. We recommend starting on Los Angeles Street from 7th to Olympic Boulevard and shopping in and around The Santee Alley. For more information on where to shop for prom, click the links below.
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
2.14 Valentine’s Day Events
Things: Valentine’s Day Shopping Guide
Our friends at thesanteealley.com put together shopping guides for the most popular Valentine’s Day gifts.
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