Where to Shop Streetwear in the Fashion District

Where to buy Streetwear

One of the trendier clothing styles of 2018 is “Streetwear” and with the Fashion District being the capital of new and trendy clothing, we’ve rounded up most of the stores that will help you look like the hype-beast you want to be.

For large brands like SupremeYeezy and Off-White, the Holy Grail is the place to be. With their large selection of rare sneaker finds and one of a kind accessories there is something for all of your activities. 836 S. Los Angeles St.

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If you are a Hype-beast on a budget then make sure to check out Santee Alley’s very own Geolo Fire, with most of their clothing coming from local brands and designers. 1110 1/2 Santee St.

For the more minimalistic dressers that are big on sneakers, Nice Kicks is for you. While they might not have the largest selection of clothing, their numerous sneakers make up for it. 862 S Main St.

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Private Collection is the perfect place to shop for the less expensive yet still popular brands. Their large selection of accessories will make your outfit “fire” no matter the occasion. 1435 Maple Ave.

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For a more old-school or casual Streetwear style, Gear Locker is the store to visit. Their large selection of t-shirts and stickers reminds us of when Streetwear was a more affordable style worn by skaters. 1221 Maple Ave. #A

With a large selection of designer brands, Blends LA is the perfect shop for all Streetwear lovers. 725 S. Los Angeles St.

Let Sneaker Lab be the ones to show you how to care for your sneakers, for the ultimate Streetwear look. 721 South Los Angeles St.

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New hoodies in the link in our bio. Stock up babes. #dimepiecela

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Based out of the Fashion District, Dimepiece first began as a small graphic t-shirt collection and has now become one of the leading women’s contemporary streetwear labels.
We want to see your best looks! Tag #lafashiondistrict with your Streetwear looks for a chance to be featured on Instagram.

Shop Vintage in the Fashion District

Where to shop vintage in the Fashion District

Shop Vintage in the Fashion District

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.

1. Virgo

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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


2. Appointment Only Please

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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

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We’re open today until 5! Come stop by for cute finds in a second hand shop! #dtla #secondhandlove

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For a less Vintage look and more of great second-hand deals then make sure to shop at the Curated BanditThe Curated Bandit, 824 S. Broadway 


4. Accessories Wall-to-Wall

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 CollectionFlair 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 Gift Ideas

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.

  • L.A. Conservancy Last Remaining Seats Tickets
    Who doesn’t love movies? Better yet, who doesn’t love movies in a beautiful theatre? Treat Dad to the experience of seeing a movie the way movies were meant to be seen… in one of Los Angeles’ historic theatres.

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  • Experience Escape Room LA 
    Voted LA’s best live entertainment, Escape Room LA is the largest and most popular escape game room venue in Los Angeles. The rooms are live-action adventures where you’ll race to solve clues and puzzles and escape before your time runs out. Perfect for dads who love solving puzzles and riddles.
  • Escape to Virtual Reality: VR Gaming Experience
    Take gaming to the next level. This virtual reality experience is set up similar to an escape room. Two-player teams can select from a number of games to play, and motion tracking cameras allow you to walk through a virtual environment.
  • Pop Obscure Records & Art Gallery
    If Dad loves music, invite him on a trip down to visit this awesome records store. Pop Obscure Records is Downtown Los Angeles’ first vinyl only record store. The space is also an art gallery dedicated to showcasing works of art by established and up-and-coming artists.

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  • A new suit
    For all the dads out there who love style and fashion as much as we do… This wouldn’t be the Fashion District, if there weren’t great shopping options. May we suggest a new suit for Dad?

    • JB Clothiers, 859 S. Spring St, can help you design a custom suit just for Dad.
    • Ron Tomson, 840 S. Los Angeles St, has an amazing selection of suits.
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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!

Celebrate Mom in the Fashion District

Need a gift for Mom? We put together a Mother’s Day gift guide and dining recommendations just for you.

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day Gift Guide:

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.

Treat Mom to Brunch (and Dinner!)

poppy and rose salad

Poppy & Rose Salad

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.

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