LA Fashion District Thanksgiving Hours

LA Fashion District Thanksgiving Hours

What are the LA Fashion District Thanksgiving hours? We are expecting some retail businesses to open on Thanksgiving Day. Below you’ll find the LA Fashion District’s Thanksgiving hours.

Thanksgiving, November 24, 2016

  • The Santee Alley and surrounding retail businesses are expected to open on Thanksgiving Day, as they have done so in previous years. Please note, some stores may close early.
  • Wholesale vendors will be closed.
  • Flower vendors will be closed.
  • Textile vendors are expected to be closed, but some have opened in past years.

Black Friday, November 25, 2016

  • The Santee Alley and surrounding retail businesses are expected to open with normal business hours. Most businesses are open by 10 a.m. and start closing around 5 p.m.
  • Some wholesale vendors may open, although most have traditionally closed on this day. For specific vendor information please contact the individual designer showrooms or the San Pedro Wholesale Mart directly.
  • The LA Flower Market will open to the public at 8 a.m. and close at noon. Flower vendors in the surrounding area are expected to have similar hours.
  • Fabrics and notions vendors are expected to open with normal business hours, as they have done so in previous years.

Shop Small Saturday, November 2016

  • All businesses are expected to have normal business hours. For more information on the Fashion District’s business hours, click here.

Small Business Saturday is a nationwide movement to support local, independently owned businesses during the holiday season. As you may already know, most of the businesses in the Fashion District are family-owned and operated. Show your support! Shop local!

LA Fashion District Manufacturers

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Where do you find LA Fashion District manufacturers?

As the hub of the apparel industry on the West Coast, the Fashion District is home to a number of manufacturers and manufacturing resources. A full list of LA Fashion District manufacturers can be found on our business directory. In an effort to make your search for local manufacturers easier, we’ve compiled a list of manufacturers in and near the Fashion District.

Men’s & Women’s Factories:

9B Apparel
1407 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Cover Design Inc. Johnna Was
2423 E. 23rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90058

Women’s Factories: 

Candilejas Of Los Angeles
208 W. 8th Street #101
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Sewing Machines/Fixtures:

3A Thread and Supply Co.
1006 S. San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90069

ACE Sewing Machine and Thread Supply Co.
214 E. 8th Street, Santee Corner
Los Angeles, CA 90069

Bega
110 E. 8th Street
Los Angeles, Ca 90069

Best Sewing Machine
207 E. 8th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90069

Zippers: 

Zip Up Zipper
828 S. Wall Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

We’ve also featured additional manufacturing contacts outside the district here.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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Please note, many manufacturers in Los Angeles are actually located outside the Fashion District. They tend to be located in areas like El Monte, Vernon, City of Commerce and south of Downtown Los Angeles.

LA Market Week Tips for Buyers

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New to wholesale buying? Want to make your buying trips to LA more efficient? Learn how to successfully navigate showrooms and trade shows during LA Fashion Market with these three easy tips.

As the hub of the West Coast apparel industry, the LA Fashion District hosts five market weeks every year. LA Fashion Market takes places in the LA Fashion District’s designer showroom buildings. Buyers from all over the world attend LA Fashion Market to view designer collections for the upcoming seasons and place orders. There are multiple trade shows that exhibit during LA Fashion Market, featuring athleisure, contemporary, better contemporary, eco-fashion, accessories, maternity, and kids.

View the LA Fashion Market Fall / Holiday 2016 Buyer’s Guide here.

LA MARKET WEEK TIPS FOR BUYERS

  1. Time management: Managing your time while at Market is crucial. We recommend buyers make appointments with popular brands early, as they tend to book up quickly. We also suggest allotting time to walk the buildings, because sometimes the biggest successes are the showrooms you stumble upon by accident.
  2. Pre-plan: Buyers who come with a clear vision for what kind of styles and brands they are looking for will have a more successful market experience. Know your shopper and research brands you might be interested in ahead of time. To know what brands will be exhibiting at LA Fashion Market, check the Lines Directory. It is updated prior to each market week.We also recommend visiting trade show and showroom buildings’ websites and pre-register when possible. The LA Fashion District has a newsletters for wholesale buyers, which you can sign up for here. We also post market week and buyer information on this blog and on social media: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.Lastly, as a buyer, make sure you inventory and budget levels are well planned out before Market.
  3. Network: Building strong connections while attending LA Fashion Market can lead to lasting partnerships with vendors. Bring business cards and always follow up with new partners. Take advantage of educational and networking events whenever possible.

SEMINARS, EVENTS, AND SERVICES IN THE LA FASHION DISTRICT

California Market Center

California Market Center (CMC)

  • CMC Retail Relations Service: Buyer perks, tours of the CMC building and show areas, suggestions on brands and showrooms, coffee, snacks, and other amenities
  • LA Fashion Market Seminars: Business tips and fashion trend information from recognized industry insiders
  • Market Passport Sweepstakes Promotion: Cash prizes ranging from $500 to $1000 for visiting showrooms and exhibitors
Designers and Agents
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The New Mart

Brand Assembly
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Cooper Design Space

NEW RESTAURANTS NEAR LA MARKET

Verve Coffee 833 S. Spring Street

Preux + Proper 840 S. Spring Street

Pattern Bar 100 W. 9th Street

Terroni 802 S. Spring Street

LA Chapter 930 S. Broadway

NEW SHOPS NEAR LA MARKET

BNKR Broadway and 9th

A.P.C. 125 W. 9th Street

AltHouse 761 S. Main Street

Skingraft 758 S. Spring Street

Tanner Goods 860 S. Broadway

 

Have questions about LA Market Week tips for buyers? Tweet us! @lafafshiondist

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

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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.

Hours:

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

Soleil

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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.

Hours:

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

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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

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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.

Hours:

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.

Hours:

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.

Hours:

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?
Tweet us! @LAFashionDist

Buying Wholesale: Online vs. In-person

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The LA Fashion District is home to thousands of wholesale showrooms, both designer and cash-and-carry or “fast fashion.” Buyers from all over the world come to Downtown Los Angeles to source merchandise for their stores and boutiques. Traditionally, sourcing had to be done in-person but the internet has changed everything. Now buyers can source merchandise online from wholesale marketplaces, but are they paying a premium for the online services? We partnered with online boutique KyootKlothing.com to find out.

Andrea Sager, owner and buyer for KyootKlothing.com, was planning her first-ever trip to the Fashion District when we connected with her on Twitter. She started her business while in law school (she is still a law student) and had up until then sourced merchandise for her boutique exclusively online. KyootKlothing.com caters to professional women and offers causal and business-casual clothing. Andrea’s goal is to maintain the quality of her products while providing options for women of all shapes, sizes, and budgets.

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In her quest to provide the best possible quality and price, Andrea booked a flight to Los Angeles and spent two days researching wholesale pricing and style options in the Fashion District. As part of our partnership she let us tag along to take photos and reported back on her experience. She concluded that wholesale merchandise in the district is in fact more affordable when compared to the major online wholesale marketplaces.

While many of the wholesalers in the LA Fashion District do not have a website, they are still dedicated to building strong relationships with buyers. As Andrea learned throughout the process “there’s no better way to build a relationship than face to face.” Many of the wholesalers encouraged Andrea to call if she saw similar items on other websites, as they would give her a better price. For new buyers, Andrea recommends spending at least two full days in the district, as there is not enough time to see everything the area has to offer in one day!

Insider Tip: Many wholesale LA Fashion District vendors sell online through third-party wholesale marketplaces. The online platform acts as the middle-man between the wholesale vendor and the buyer. When you shop directly from the vendor, it eliminates the middle-man and any of the costs that would have otherwise been incurred in the process.

Additional benefits of buying wholesale in-person include knowing the quality and fit of the product at the time of purchase.

To see Andrea’s finds visit KyootKlothing.com.

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So now we know, making that trip to the Fashion District WILL save you enough money to make that flight worth it!

And for all our first-time business owners, we asked Andrea to share her top 5 tips for starting a fashion business.

  • Be persistent. It does not happen over night. Andrea started her business in August 2015 and continues to do everything she can to market her store including social media, Instagram giveaways, reaching out to influential bloggers, and staying involved in her local community.
  • Be financially savvy. Andrea saved-up to start her boutique and continues to finance her own business.
  • Know your audience. Always remember that you are buying for your customer, and not for yourself!
  • Believe in yourself. Self explanatory, right?
  • Make sure you buy (wholesale) ahead of time. Create a timeline to buy the merchandise for your store. Make sure allow yourself enough time to take photos, edit them, and upload them to your site. Remember that the product still needs to be “in” at the end of this process.

If you have any questions about buying wholesale in the district, please contact us!

*Andrea did most of her sourcing on the eastern side of the district, in the San Pedro Wholesale Mart and surrounding area.