2017 LA Fashion District Prom Shopping Guide

The LA Fashion District Prom Shopping Guide is here! We have dozens of prom dress stores in the area and hundreds of dresses to choose from.

LA Fashion District Prom Shopping Guide

2017 LA Fashion District Prom Dress Shopping Guide

The annual LA Fashion District prom dress shopping guide is finally here! In this guide we share everything you need to know about buying prom dresses in the LA Fashion District. (See or previous prom shopping guides201320142015, 2016).

Where to Shop for Prom Dresses:

There are dozens of prom dress stores in the LA Fashion District, most of which are concentrated on Santee Street and Maple Avenue from 9th to 14th Streets. (Download a map of the area here).


LA Fashion District prom dress stores are independently owned and operated, but most open between 9 and 10 a.m. and close between 5 and 6 p.m. Prom dress stores are open 7 days a week.

Shopping Tips

  • Search the directory: Looking for a specific style or store? Contact prom dress stores directly using the Fashion District directory.
  • Parking: We recommend parking in a private parking lot. Most parking lots are cash only and rates can vary from $5-15. Please note, all lots are independently owned and operated, and their hours of operation might vary.
  • Return Policies: In general, LA Fashion District prom dress stores in the area tend to have a “final sale” or very short return policy. We highly recommend trying on the dress before making a purchase and taking a second to check seams and embellishment details.
  • Alterations: Most stores will either offer alterations on site or can recommend someone nearby.
  • Pricing: Dress prices vary widely depending on the style of dress. Most dresses are in the $100-300 price range. Heavily beaded dresses will be the most expensive, while simpler designs will be on the lower end.

The best part about shopping for prom dresses at the LA Fashion District is that most of the stores update their collections regularly, meaning there’s always new dresses to shop! The selection of LA Fashion District prom dresses is unparalleled.

Spring 2017 Prom Trends:

Without a doubt, 2017 is all about…

  • Details and embellishments
  • Sheer fabrics with appliques
  • Long dresses and skirts
  • 2-piece crop top and skirt styles

We stopped by a couple prom dress stores to see what they currently have in style. Scroll down for photos…

LA Fashion District Prom Dress Store

LA Fashion District Prom Dress

LA Fashion District Prom Dresses

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LA Fashion District Prom Dresses

At LA Queen’s Boutique it was all about detailed embellishments with neutral and bright colors, gold and platinum long dresses and princess silhouettes in pastel colors.

LA Queen’s Boutique
912 S. Santee St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 612-0006
Hours: 9:30am – 5:30pm

LA Fashion District Prom dress store

At Maral Fashion we found two-piece styles in neutral and bright colors, short prom dresses, embellished trains and mermaid silhouettes.

Tip: Some stores offer discounts for group purchases. Bring your friends and ask the store if they’ll give a discount if you all buy from the same shop. It never hurts to ask.

Entrance of LA Fashion District Prom Dress Store

LA Fashion District Prom Dress Details

LA Fashion District prom dress crop top

LA Fashion District prom dresses with beading and appliques

LA Fashion District prom gowns with embellishments and beading

Maral Fashion
401 E. 12th & Maple Ave. #18
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Second entrance for LA Fashion District prom dress store

LA Fashion District prom dress store display

LA Fashion District prom dress display

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Made in USA: American Kids Streetwear

american kids street wear fashionEusebio and Magdalena Arellano know the American Dream. The husband and wife duo who founded American Kids USA, a unique, urban streetwear brand for children, immigrated to the United States in the 1980s from small towns outside of Mexico City. They eventually met in Los Angeles while working in the same garment factory where they both learned to sew. The couple knew they wanted to start their own business and in 2004 they decided to apply the skills they learned in the garment factory and start to their own business.

American Kids USA was born. First as a clothing store and later as a brand. Eusebio and Magdalena opened their first store just a few blocks from their current storefront in the Fashion District. Thirteen years later, American Kids USA has grown into a global success, with retail and wholesale accounts reaching as far as Japan and Colombia.

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American Kids USA is all about contemporary urban streetwear for kids. Their clothing line includes graphic tees, sweatshirts, flannels, joggers and jackets for both girls and boys. What really sets the brand apart is the unique designs. Graphic tees, sweatshirts and jackets all have fun and unique images and sayings. Trendy flannels provide versatility with zippers and buttons, and the girls’ flannels even have cute pleated details on the back hemline. Hoodies have a zipper on the sides of their extended hemlines. Tees run from $10- $15, dresses from $15- $20 and sweatshirts and hoodies from $35- $40.

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The name, “American Kids” reflects the company’s values. The line is designed and manufactured in Los Angeles with the purpose of creating jobs and keeping jobs local, while maintaining affordable price points. The company remains a family-run business. The Arellanos’ daughter and son are actively involved in growing the company. Maritza studied fashion design and is self-taught in fashion marketing and management, mentored by her father. She has worked to expand the brand name, working on photoshoots, at trade shows, expos and fashion shows as well as with a brand ambassador on the Disney Channel. Her brother Jose is a fashion design student and does the design work for the clothing line.

American Kids Family

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The spring collection is expected to debut soon, as well as a new mom-and-daughter line. Shop online at americankidsusa.com or visit them at their flagship store located at 442 E. Pico Blvd., located in the heart of the Fashion District’s children’s wholesale area.

American Kids is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


American Kids
442 E Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

Remy Leather Celebrates 45 Years in the Fashion District


Remy Leather, one of the few leather manufacturers left in the country, is celebrating over 45 years in business! Family owned since their opening in March 1971, they are proud to have always called the Fashion District home.


Quality matters. Remy Leather manufactures leather and cloth jackets, coats and vests for men and women. Their production process is thorough to ensure that only the highest quality pieces are produced. Over 90% of the raw leather purchased is ordered from and tanned in Italy. Remy Leather then designs each piece, cuts to order, sews the garment, and ships the finished product.


Remy Leather prides themselves on paying workers hourly, and not by piece. There is no pressure in regard to the production process, which keeps the quality up and prevents any inferior products from going through. All of Remy Leather’s workers have extensive knowledge in leather, with the average tenure being 18 years.


Remy Leather products can be found in specialty and better department stores and soon the public will be able to purchase direct from the factory. A retail location will be opening later this year offering samples and overstock.



Interested in carrying Remy Leather in your boutique? Contact Remy Leather!

If you have any questions you can contact Remy Leather at 213.747.5493 or info@remyleather.com

Any questions about the Fashion District? Contact us

Businesses Open During Main Street Construction

Major developments are happening throughout the LA Fashion District. The new developments throughout Downtown, and especially within the Fashion District, will help increase foot traffic to local businesses. Currently there are 7 major projects underway within the Fashion District, with one of the largest being located at the intersection of 9th and Main Streets.

The businesses located at this bustling intersection are all open during construction, so the next time you are in the Fashion District make sure to check them out:

Pattern Bar: 100 W 9th St. Los Angeles, CA 90015

Pattern Bar

Image via Pattern Bar

One of the most popular bars in the area and pioneer of the Downtown bar scene, Pattern Bar is a great place to grab a drink after a long day in the Fashion District! Make sure to check out their fashionable hour from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., and grab a designer inspired drink.


Monday – Thursday: 12:00 p.m. — 12:00 a.m.

Friday – Saturday: 12:00 p.m. — 2:00 am

Sunday: Closed


Soleil Beauty Salon: 901 South Main St. Los Angeles, CA 90015


Image via Soleil Beauty

Soleil Beauty is a full service salon that offers a range of services including hair, facials, tanning, nails, make-up, waxing, and massages. Soleil Beauty has a professional and dedicated staff who will be able to cater to all of your beauty needs and provide you with affordable pampering and elegance.


Monday: Closed

Tuesday – Friday : 11:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday: open for events and large parties.


Peace Yoga Gallery: 903 South Main St. Los Angeles, CA 90015

Peace Yoga

Image via Peace Yoga

Peace Yoga Gallery offers a full body and mind experience. Peace Yoga’s mission is: Live Yoga, Live Food, Live Art, Live Music, and Live People. It incorporates all these elements into its yoga classes for a truly reenergizing experience for the body and soul.

Peace Yoga Gallery’s class schedule can be found here.


New Moon: 102 W 9th St. Los Angeles, CA 90015


A part of downtown Los Angeles since 1956, New Moon has been a staple in Los Angeles for nearly 3 generations. They combine traditional Asian flavors with modern cuisine for a truly unique Asian fusion experience.


Monday – Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday: 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Sundays: Closed


WoodSpoon: 107 W 9th St. Los Angeles, CA 90015

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WoodSpoon serves rustic Brazilian cuisine, in a relaxed and welcoming environment. They successfully blend creativity with traditional farm house food, for a modern take on Brazilian cuisine.


Monday: Closed

Tuesday – Friday (Lunch): 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday – Saturday (Dinner): 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Saturday (Brunch): 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Sunday: Closed


1810 Argentinean: 105 W 9th St. Los Angeles, CA, 90015


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1810 Argentinean has created an imaginative South American inspired menu. With a focus on simple preparations of classic Argentinean food, they are able to create a traditional Argentinean experience.


Monday – Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Friday – Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Sundays: 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Happy Hour: Monday- Friday 3 pm – 7 pm


Questions on where to go in the Fashion District or current construction developments?
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Shop Shail K. Prom, Pageant, and Special Occasion Dresses in the Fashion District

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Bollywood actress Kimmy Verma’s Shail K. evening wear line has landed in the Fashion District.

Local boutique, Sahiba Fashions is the only Shail K. vendor in the area. The store opened about a year and a half ago and offers special occasion, pageant dresses, and evening gowns in all sizes (yes, plus-size!). Shail K. is known for it’s Indian-inspired designs. In fact, the line was created when Verma realized there was nothing in the market that successfully incorporated Indian culture with contemporary design. The dresses feature intricate hand-beaded details and silk lining. It takes four weeks to hand-bead one dress!

Styles range from sexy to modest, perfect for prom, pageants, and weddings. Prices range from $300 to $600, but shoppers can score major discounts by shopping blowout sales which are announced periodically on Sahiba’s Facebook  and Instagram. When we visited the store, cocktail dresses were marked down to $50! Layaway options are also available.



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Beautiful beaded details

Looking for a unique prom dress but don’t know where to start? Even though there’s 55+ prom dress stores in the Fashion District, Sahiba Fashions make itself stand out for it’s unique prom dress selection and customization options. Like the top on one dress and the bottom on another? Sahiba will custom make a dress combining both designs. Dresses can alsobe ordered and made in any color. Custom orders typically take six weeks to process and manufacture.

Prom shoppers are automatically entered to win the “Sahiba Prom Queen” contest. The winner gets free limo service, hair and makeup, and a prom photoshoot. Perhaps more importantly, Sahiba tracks orders by school and guarantees to not sell the same design to students attending the same prom. Prom shoppers an take advantage of the “good student discount,” just bring in your report card.


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Fun Fact: Bradley Cooper stopped by the store with his sister to shop for a Tony Awards dress.


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Mermaid silhouettes have been the most popular prom style for 2016.

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Gorgeous dresses regularly priced $300+ for only $50!

Sahiba Fashions

1153 Santee St., Los Angeles, CA 90015
Monday – Saturday, 10a-5p

Questions about Sahiba Fashions or Sahil K? Contact Andrea Vargas at sahibafashionsla@gmail.com
Questions about the Fashion District? Contact us.