Holidays in the Fashion District 2018

Holidays in the Fashion District

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 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.

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.

5 Reasons to Attend Santee Winter Wonderland

In case you haven’t heard, Santa is coming to the Santee Alley and we can’t wait!

Santee Winter Wonderland is an annual holiday community event hosted by the LA Fashion District BID, in partnership with The Santee Alley and Council District 14. The event will take place on December 8th from 11am to 4pm on 11th Street between Santee Street and Maple Avenue. It’s a festive holiday celebration with fun activities for the whole family.

Here are 5 reasons why you should attend:

1. Price. It’s FREE! Need we say more?
Santee Winter Wonderland

2. Community. We have cool Community Partners and Sponsors: LAPD, LA Conservancy, ChrysalisCity of Los Angeles Office of the City Clerk Election Division, YMCA, DLANC, Alley Dog and Thank You Market LLC. 
Metro Santee

3. Activities. There will be a LOT of activities happening. This is completely true. Thanks to our awesome Community Partners, we have loads of activities planned for everyone — from giant Connect Four and Cornhole to Checkers and Tic-Tac-Toe.
SWW games

4. Food. Thanks to Alley Dog and Thank You Market LLC, there will be food available for purchase with special pricing just for our event. Be sure to try the best bacon hot dogs + agua fresca combo for only $7.
Alley Dog

5. SANTA!!! Who doesn’t want to take a Selfie with Santa? You can even bring your cute pups to take a “pelfie” with the jolly man in red!
We really hope we’ve convinced you to attend! But if you still need more convincing, take a look at last year’s event here.
See you there! #SWW2018

A Fashion District Holiday Gift Guide

An ultimate guide to help provide the best gift ideas for everyone on your list.
From fashion to flowers, the Fashion District can be the perfect place for holiday shopping.

  1. Miss Lola has recently revamped and expanded from shoes to clothing. You can visit their store for walls and walls of women’s shoes or shop online.

    Booties, Miss Lola

    Booties from Miss Lola

  2. For the special ladies in your life, any clothing from Los Angeles based designer Heidi Merrick will do the trick. Or maybe from Lovestitch? Hellen’s Sample Shop?
    Dress from Heidi Merrick

    Dress from Heidi Merrick

    Top, Lovestitch

    Top from Lovestitch

    Pants, Hellen's Sample Shop

    Pants from Hellen’s Sample Shop

  3. Sneakers for any real Sneakerhead from: Holy Grail, Nice Kicks, Blends. Who doesn’t love a new pair of sneakers?
    Adidas NMD, Holy Grail

    Adidas NMD at Holy Grail

    Converse One Star, Nice Kicks

    Converse One Star from Nice Kicks

    Vans X Mickey, Blends

    Vans X Mickey at Blends

  4. Help complete anyone’s look with a new pair of sunglasses. Stop by Gentle Monster for a sunglasses collection AND some cool art.

    Collab with Alexander Wang, Gentle Monster

    Collaboration with Alexander Wang at Gentle Monster

  5. Know anyone who loves skincare? Aesop & The Face Shop just might have it all.
    Facial Hydrator, Aesop

    Facial Hydrator at Aesop

    Cucumber Mask, The Face Shop

    Cucumber Mask from The Face Shop

  6. Streetwear? We have: Rich Honey and Private Collection.
    Men's Crew Neck, Rich Honey Apparel

    Crew Neck from Rich Honey

    Jacket, Private Collection

    Jacket from Private Collection

  7. For any home lover, the newly opened West Elm.

    West Elm

    Inside West Elm DTLA location

  8. And who can forget the infamous Santee Alley?

    Santee Alley

    Santee Alley

Whoever you’re shopping for this holiday season the Fashion District has a gift for all.

Did we miss something? Check out our previous guides here.

2019 Market Week Dates

2019 Market Week

LA Market Week, also known as LA Fashion Market, is the West Coast’s premier fashion trade event. It features hundreds of contemporary showrooms and brands. Along with the LA Fashion District’s permanent showrooms, various trade shows participate in market week throughout the year. For a full list of participating brands, see our Lines Directory, which is updated prior to each market week.

The event is hosted five times a year. The 2019 LA Market Week dates will be as follows:

  • January 14-16, Summer 2019
  • March 11-13, Fall 2019
  • June 17-19, Fall II/Holiday 2019
  • July 29-31, Holiday/Resort 2019
  • October 14-16, Spring 2020

There are six main showroom buildings participating in LA Market Week – California Market Center, Cooper Design Space, The Gerry Building, The New Mart, The Lady Liberty Building, and Academy Awards Clothes Showroom Building. The buildings are located at 9th and Los Angeles Streets. Learn more about the buildings here or see our guide to LA Market Week here.

Market week is a trade-only event. You must own or work for a licensed retail business to purchase wholesale. Buyer requirements are listed here. Additional trade shows including LA Textile and LA Majors are listed here.

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.