Bringing you some holiday cheer with a list of fun events, activities, specials and more in the LA Fashion District.
*Cue the holiday jingles!*
Santee Winter Wonderland on 11th Street
Saturday, December 14th
P.S. If you’re planning a holiday party, you might want to check THIS out 😉
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 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 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.
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 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 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 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!
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
We take you along to meet the owner, Celia, of Raw Materials Art Supplies. Get a mini tour of the store and see what they have to offer! 🎨
Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel so you don’t miss the next episode of our “Trending Series.”
It’s summertime and it sure has been a hot one!
Sure we’re a little late with the summer fashion trends but better late than never, am I right?! Ahead are five summer items almost every fashion-forward fashionista/o has been spotted wearing in the LA Fashion District.
1. Tie-Dye to stay fly
Now to be honest, I was a little afraid of tie-dye at first…but now I’m all for it. A bright color tie-dye T-shirt is my weekend staple! Shirts aren’t all though…a tie-dye hat? Bag? Socks? Tie-dye it up for summer!
2. Bermuda Shorts…because short shorts are out
If you’re a fan of the bike shorts, you’ll be a fan of the bermuda shorts. They are definitely a staple for summer.
3. Matching Sets for a quick outfit
It’s hot and the last thing you want to do is think of a full outfit…enter the matching sets trend! I personally am here for this trend. Who isn’t a fan of a quick, easy, yet still fashionable outfit?!
4. Bright colors for the win
Summer is about living life and having fun! Bright colors are for sure a trend I hope stays forever. I don’t know about you, but bright colors instantly put me in a better mood. #BrightColorsForever
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@blue_bunny is all about encouraging adults to have more fun in their everyday lives . And to me, there’s nothing more fun than making things and using my imagination . In partnership with Blue Bunny, I’m sharing some really fun and easy ways to reuse your Load’d Sundaes ice cream containers after you’ve enjoyed your sweet treat ! Head to my instastories to check it out! #GiveInToTheBunny #sponsored
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5. Hello shoulder bags
Now you might already be on this trend, but the shoulder bag has definitely made it’s way up this summer. Don’t have one to rock? Check out the Santee Alley for some super cute and affordable options 😉
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My first international flight of the year and headed to one of my favorite cities ever → London! I studied abroad at the Queen Mary during my junior year at USC and have been in love with the city ever since. See you soon London town ♡ Top from @andotherstories & shorts from @aritzia
And although some trends of Summer 2019 might not make their way into our closets this year, I 100% promise you’ll be seeing them all over your social media feeds. Happy summer, stay cool and until next time!