Fashion District Prom Dress Shopping Tips

Fashion District Prom Dress Store Abby's 4

Abby’s Prom Dress, 1033 S Santee St.

Fashion District Prom Dress Shopping Tips

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.

Fashion District Prom Dress Store Designer Fashions

Designer Fashions, 1108 S Santee St.

Fashion District Prom Dress Store Designer Fashions 2

Designer Fashions, 1108 S Santee St.

Fashion District Prom Suit

Suit X-Pert, 1123-B Maple Ave.

Fashion District Prom Dress Store Abby's 3

Abby’s Prom Dress, 1033 S Santee St.

Fashion District Prom Dress Store Abby's 2

Abby’s Prom Dress, 1033 S Santee St.

Fashion District Suit Pro Store

Suit Pro, 1028-A S Santee St.

Fashion District Prom Dress Store Roxy's Boutique

Roxy’s Boutique, 1115 Santee St, 213-536-5539

Fashion District Prom Dress Store Shaina

Shaina Couture, 1121 1/2 Santee St, 213-536-5252

Introducing the New Fashion District Logo

Fashion District Logo

In the last decade the Fashion District has transformed from a 9-to-5 business destination into a downtown neighborhood with residents, cafes, galleries, restaurants, bars, events and entertainment open well beyond 5 p.m. The district logo and branding need to represent the essence neighborhood, its palpable energy, vibrant colors and diverse offerings. The lady in the hat, with her tiny waist and dainty handbag, felt outdated.

Today the L.A. Fashion District Business Improvement District (BID) is announcing an updated brand for the Fashion District, which includes a new logo, colors, and font. We will roll out the new brand over the next couple of weeks. You’ll see the new Fashion District logo first on our website and social media and later on our Safe and Clean Team uniforms, marketing materials and signage.

Our goal is to illustrate the dynamic offerings and creative nature of the neighborhood. The new logo represents the diverse businesses, people, and industries that coexist here. The geometric letters, inspired by the architecture of the district, intersect to form new colors symbolizing the interconnectivity of our community.

The new color palette is, quite literally, the colors of the district. The black, salmon, hot pink, yellow, blue, and green can be found in the fabric rolls and mannequins that line the streets, the flowers and plants in the flower markets, the umbrellas in Santee Alley, the pink and green of San Pedro Wholesale Mart and City Market South, the murals that adorn the neighborhood, and the signage of The Orpheum and The Theatre at Ace Hotel.

Since the founding of the BID in 1996, the Fashion District has boasted a series of logos. Perhaps you’re familiar with this early purple design? Or this runway model version? The most recognizable of all Fashion District marks, and the one you probably recognize as our former logo, was not designed as part of the brand identity. The “lady in the hat” was created as part of a way-finding signage system for Downtown Los Angeles in the 2000s. In 2016, we officially adopted the way-finding icon as part of the Fashion District logo.

Though we are switching to a new logo and color palette, the “lady in the hat” will continue to exist in the public space as part of the City’s way-finding signage – for now.

We hope you like our new look!

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.

Have an event or special that should be added to this list? Email

Christmas and New Year’s Holiday Hours

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 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.


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.

All businesses in the Fashion District are independently owned and operated. For exact business hours, please contact the businesses directly.

Michael Costello opens first-ever retail flagship in the LA Fashion District

Michael Costello

On Sunday, August 20, 2017 Michael Costello will open his first-ever retail flagship store exclusively for his new RTW consumer line. Located in the heart of the LA Fashion District, the store will feature exquisite MC signature styles, which will be available for a wide range of customers. The grand opening of the Michael Costello store marks another noticeable boost to the growing Los Angeles fashion scene. The new collection will reflect Costello’s signature looks with most items falling around the $300 mark. The grand opening of the flagship Michael Costello store further enhances Michael’s passion – “To make high fashion more affordable and accessible to women of all shapes and sizes.”

The Store will open 7 days a week 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Michael Costello
901 S Main St.