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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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.

2015 Holiday Sample Sale Dates

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Holiday sample sales are back! Shop discounted designer goods every Friday in November and December until Christmas.

2015 Holiday Sample Sale Dates

Friday, November 13, 21015
Friday, November 20, 2015
Friday, November 27, 2015*
Friday, December 4, 2015
Friday, December 11, 2015
Friday, December 18, 2015

We will be posting sales on Facebook and Twitter as they are announced.

Tips for sample sale shopping:

  • Bring cash! Most sales will be cash only.
  • Bring your own shopping bag so you have something to put your purchases in.
  • The California Market Center offers discounted parking on sample sale days.
  • There are no dressing rooms. Most people try on clothes on the spot so make sure wear appropriate undergarments.

Samples sales are typically on the last Friday of every month. Due to the Christmas holiday there will not be any sample sales on December 25th. The regular sale schedule will resume in January with the first sample sale of 2016 on Friday, January 29.

*At the time this post was published only The New Mart had announced Black Friday Dates.

October Sample Sales

Australian Fashion Labels Sample Sale

Sample Sale Friday is back! In fact some showrooms got a head start and opened their doors today (Thursday). It’s shaping up to be an incredibly sample sale day starting a huge sale at Australian Fashion Labels, located in the Cooper Design Space. Shop brands C/MEO Collective, The Fifth Label, Keepsake and Finders before their big Broadway debut. (BNKR who retails Australian Fashion Labels brands is scheduled to open on 9th and Broadway later this year.) Prices start at $10! Other great sales at the Cooper include Romeo & Juliet Couture, Scotch & Soda, Halston Heritage, Calvin Rucker, and Eleven Paris. See their sample sale flyers below.

Across the street brands like Groceries Apparel, Hale Bob, Hard Tail, Johnny Wash, Karen Kane, and XCVI will be offering discounted good at The New Mart. Additional information on participating New Mart showrooms can be found here.

Shoppers will find clothing, accessories, gifts, decor, and home goods at the California Market Center (CMC). We especially recommend stopping by the fourth floor where The Park Showroom will be offering discounted Matiere, Goorin Bros., Strand, and more. The fourth floor is home to all of the menswear in the CMC and a must-shop. Take advantage of their $9 parking rate, 9a-3p. Additional info here.

Happy Shopping!


romeo and juliet sample sale scoth and soda sample sale haslton heritage sample sale calvin rucker sample sale

Eleven Paris Sample Sale

Can’t make it to Sample Sale Friday this week? Come back for the Super Duper Herschel & Co. Sample Sale next week!

herschel supply sample sale

July Sample Sales

eva franco sample sale

It’s here! Contemporary showrooms open their doors to the public Friday, July 31st for this month’s Sample Sale Friday. Save up to 70% on designer goods with most items priced at or below wholesale price. Participating buildings include California Market Center (CMC), Cooper Design Space, and The New Mart. Sample sales typically start at 9 a.m. and end by 3 p.m. but hours can vary by showroom. As always, most sales will be announced the day of. Look for the sample sale bulletin board and/or flyers typically located in the lobby of each building. A full list of The New Mart’s sample sales can be found here. Sales at the CMC will include women’s, men’s, kids’, accessories, and home and gift.

Tips for first time sample sale shoppers:

  • This map has the mentioned contemporary showrooms highlighted on 9th and Los Angeles Streets.
  • Bring your own reusable shopping bag so you have something to put your purchases in.
  • Wear comfortable shoes. The buildings are big, and you’ll want to be able to walk around.
  • There are no fitting rooms. If you want to try on clothes, we suggest wearing layers that you can easily try stuff on over like a tank or cami and leggings.
  • BRING CASH. Most sales are cash only. ATM machines are located in the CMC.
  • Transactions are final sale.

Happy Shopping!

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