5 Coachella Essentials from the LA Fashion District

You’re probably either on your way to Coachella, already at Coachella, or having a serious case of Coachella FOMO. Whichever applies, this Coachella Essentials list is for you…because there’s always next year, right?!

1. The perfect outfit from Hellen’s Sample Shop, 810 E Pico Blvd #134. We guarantee you’ll find either a complete look for Coachella at Hellen’s OR you’ll find the perfect pieces to complete the perfect look. Win-win either way.

2. Accessories from Urban Outfitters, 810 S Broadway. You’re not doing Coachella (or any festival) right without accessories. Besides the usual statement pieces, we definitely recommend: a fanny pack and bandanna(s). You can thank us later!


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Accessories we can’t stop wearing. Or staring at. #UOonYou @UOCarolinas

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3. A handmade flower crown from Oldvine Florals, 132 W 7th St. It’s almost a crime to NOT have a flower crown at Coachella. Don’t say we didn’t warn you! The fresh sunflower crown pictured below will last an entire weekend in Coachella Valley. Pop into Oldvine Florals’ location or email them to book an appointment for you and your gals at their Flower Crown Bar!

4. Original piece(s) from Virgo, 216 E 9th St. It’s Coachella, so you obviously have to be original. Virgo’s been busy lately making some original pieces specifically for festival season. Check our their IG for a preview of what you can expect to see in store — you can also DM them to purchase pieces! 

5. Sunglasses from The Santee Alley. Because there’s no such thing as too many sunglasses — especially during festival season! If you don’t want to break the bank pairing the perfect sunnies with every outfit, or take a chance on losing your favorite shades during a killer set, build a super affordable collection of various shapes, sizes and colors from shops in the Santee Alley.


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The cat eye look is in! Photo Via: @sammysapparel #accessories #sunglasses #shopDTLA #santeealley

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And don’t worry if you’re not going to Coachella this weekend…there’s always Weekend Two! 😉

A Day in the LA Fashion District

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?

Brunch, Poppy + Rose

Photo Via @poppyandrosela

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!

Santee Alley

Photo Via @rochelle_som

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.

Sonoratown

Photo Via @sonoratownla

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!

Escape Room LA The Pyramid.07

Photo Via Escape Room LA

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.

Avenue des Arts

Photo Via @avenuedesarts_hk

6 PM – Dinner
Yes, it’s time to eat again! Dinner is served at Bar Garcia inside of the Tuck Hotel. Enjoy a small bite or a full crispy paella. Whatever you decide, we’re sure you’ll love it!

Bar Garcia, Tuck Hotel

Photo Via @bargarciadtla

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.

Little Damage

Photo Via @little.damage

We’ll see you soon!

Holidays in the Fashion District 2018

Holidays in the Fashion District

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.

Thanks from the Fashion District

‘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


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10.23.2017 / DTLA. It’s 104 outside but it’s about 54 in my office and I don’t know which is worse

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12. The history of our district
13. Every business in the district
14. All those who travel from far just to visit the district
15. The San Pedro Wholesale Mart and wholesalers


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Los Angeles Market, you were a dream

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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

22. All of our visitors
23. Beautiful art throughout our district
24. The countless flowers from the Flower District


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👧🏻❤️🌸

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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.

Thanksgiving Weekend in the Fashion District

Thanksgiving Weekend in 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)

Hellen's Website Launch Party

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.