LA Flower District’s Extended Hours to Celebrate Mom This Year

It’s almost that time…the time to remind the special ladies in our lives just how special they are.

LA Flower District vendors will have extended hours for Mother’s Day, and we thought you’d like to know!

Southern California Flower Growers & Los Angeles Flower Market, 755 & 754 Wall St.
Monday, May 6: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Tuesday, May 7: 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wednesday, May 8: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursday, May 9: 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Friday, May 10, Mexican Mother’s Day: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, May 11: 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday, May 12, Mother’s Day: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

California Flower Mall, 825 S San Pedro St.
Tuesday, May 7: 4:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, May 8: 4:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday, May 9: 4:30 a.m. to midnight
Friday, May 10, Mexican Mother’s Day: 4:30 a.m. to midnight
Saturday, May 11: 4:30 a.m. open ALL NIGHT through Sunday
Sunday, May 12, Mother’s Day: Closing at 7p.m.

The LA Flower District is home to the largest concentration of flower and floral supply vendors in the country and offers fresh-cut flowers, potted plants, pre-made bouquets and arrangements, and floral supplies at wholesale prices. Shoppers can expect to save up to 70% off retail prices by purchasing directly from flower growers and distributors.

The LA Flower District is made up of six blocks within the LA Fashion District in Downtown Los Angeles. See the map, here.

SHOPPING TIPS

  • Bring cash.
  • Consider taking public transportationMetro Bike Share, or parking at a nearby lot in other areas of the Fashion District to avoid traffic.
  • Buy in bulk. The more you buy, the more you save!
  • The most popular Mother’s Day flowers are roses, lilies, orchids, and tulips.

Street-Style Spotted in the LA Fashion District

If you’re like us, you probably spend way too much time every morning wondering what you’re going to wear for the day. So, we decided to try and make your lives a little easier by providing you with some style inspo. And what better place to get inspired than the streets of the Los Angeles Fashion District. In the LA Fashion District, you’re more than likely to walk past someone and think “wow that’s an awesome outfit!” — actually we guarantee it. Rather than keep writing about all the cool fashion within the neighborhood, we figured we’d just show you so you can see for yourself!

Let’s take it to the streets…


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She’s crazy, comfy, cool in her @dsw x @stevemadden sneakers. But more cool, than crazy. #MyDSW #ad. Link in bio.

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A super simple, yet super fashionable outfit. Grab your favorite white tee and your favorite pair of jeans — it’s all about how you wear them, and everyone knows that every great pair of jeans, and every great tee comes from right here in LA! 


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Gotta start my days with at least 3 espressos every day…. it’s a problem ☕️ anyone else?

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Does this even need a caption?! Just look at that outfit!


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Fall weather, just let me love you 🙏🏼🍂

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Ladies, pair your favorite black boots with any outfit and voila — a true fashionista!


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If you cross the street and there’s no cops around, is it really jay-walking? 🏃🏻‍♂️🚓

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This one is for you fellas…

Designer Sheron Barber is arguably #StreetStyleGoals — proof that any outfit can be “fashionable.”

5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in the LA Fashion District

Earth Day can be celebrated in so many ways. Showing our appreciation to Mother Earth can be as simple as picking up trash in our local communities, or it can be used more broadly to bring awareness and inspire actions that make real environmental impact. However you choose to celebrate this magnificent planet, we encourage you to go beyond April 22nd. Here are a few super fun, fashionable, and delicious ways you can show your appreciation to our Earth all year around right here in the LA Fashion District!

 

Shop Sustainable Brands 

4.22.19 | 9am – 2pm | CMC Lobby

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In celebration of Earth Day, the California Market Center is hosting a special Earth Day Sample Sale Pop-Up Shop in the lobby of CMC. The pop-up will spotlight sustainability with a curated selection of brands known for their sustainability and socially conscious business practices.

That’s not all – CMC is also giving away a $200 Gift Certificate from one of the Earth Day Pop-Up vendors. You’ll be able to pick up a raffle ticket at the Event Info Desk and you must be present to claim your prize when the drawing is held at 1pm.

Featured Earth Pop-Up brands include:

Accoutrements LA, Arsayo Paris, CLED Jewelry, The Giving Keys, Johnny Concert Beauty, Native Shoes, Pao Tea, Parkland Bags, RockDoodles, and Taylor + Thomas Footwear.

 

Devour Wild Living Foods

760 S Main Street | 9am – 11pm

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A lifestyle that speaks for itself. Live WILD.

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Wild Living Foods offers a colorful menu – breakfast, lunch and dinner – from a fully organic plant based kitchen. We won’t go into the various ways meat consumption takes a toll on environmental resources, but we will encourage you to try eating vegetarian and/or vegan meals for the day. If devouring delicious Chocolate Mousse Crepes, Avocado Toast, and Flat Earth Pizza is what we have to do to save the planet, those are certainly “sacrifices” we’re willing to make ; )

 

Shop Second Hand

You can totally stay fashion forward and contribute to lessening clothing waste by shopping second hand. If there’s one thing we know about fashion, it’s that most trends are recycled. Reduce your fashion footprint by shopping for pieces at these local thrift stores:

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Support Local Farmers

Wednesdays | 9am – 2pm | CMC Plaza

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Another way to celebrate Earth Day (and you can do this all year) is to support local farmers and contribute to the local economy by shopping our local Farmers Market. CMC’s Farmers Market offers chef-grade, certified organic, and sustainable produce, honey, eggs, nuts, and much more.

 

Ride Metro

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This year, the Metro Board approved FREE train and bus rides on Earth Day. These free rides are designed to help reduce auto emissions, promote a healthy and sustainable environment, and combat climate change. Just think…if we all made Metro part of our daily commutes, we’d all save a half ton of CO2 emissions over the course of a year. Do it for Mother Earth!

Click HERE for more info about Metro’s FREE rides on Earth Day!

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! 😉

Insider Tips to Prom Shopping in the LA Fashion District

It’s that time of the year and we know shopping for prom dresses can be a little overwhelming. What color do you pick? Do you want a long dress? Short dress? Sleeves? No sleeves? The list of questions is endless!

Fortunately for you, we’re here to help. We took a walk throughout the Fashion District and found five stores that you shouldn’t pass up:

     1. Trendy Too, 948 Santee St

Insider Tip: Here you can find good prices and friendly people. 

     2. Tevam Dresses, 1307 Santee St

Insider Tip: They carry designer gowns and specialize in custom gowns. 


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     3. Mademoiselle, 914 S. Santee St

Insider Tip: You can find a large selection of dresses, veils and hair accessories.

     4. Fenucci Design Inc., 934 Santee St

Insider Tip: The staff can really help you find what you’re looking for. 

     5. Noell, 1401 S Santee St

Insider Tip: Expect nothing but exceptional service at Noell – their stylists have a special way of helping pick dresses that fit your body type and personal style.

Still looking for more stores? Try Cecilia Couture, Jolie Couture Paris, Jolene, Atria Couture, La Femme Boutique, and Laurel’s Couture — all within steps of each other on Santee Street. You’ll find dozens more prom dress stores in the LA Fashion District concentrated in this area — on Santee Street, from 9th to 14th, and Maple Avenue, from Olympic Boulevard to 12th Street. 

Shopping Tips

  • Search the directory: Looking for a specific style or store? Contact prom dress stores directly using the Fashion District directory.
  • Parking: We recommend parking in a private parking lot. Most parking lots are cash only and rates can vary from $5-15. Please note, all lots are independently owned and operated, and their hours of operation might vary.
  • Return Policies: In general, LA Fashion District prom dress stores in the area tend to have a “final sale” or very short return policy. We highly recommend trying the dresses on before making a purchase and taking a second to check seams and embellishment details.
  • Alterations: Most stores will either offer alterations on site or can recommend someone nearby.
  • Pricing: Dress prices vary widely depending on the style of dress. Most dresses are in the $100-300 price range. Heavily beaded dresses will be the most expensive, while simpler designs will be on the lower end.

The best part about shopping for prom dresses at the LA Fashion District is that most of the stores update their collections regularly, meaning there’s always new dresses to shop! The selection of LA Fashion District prom dresses is unparalleled.

In need of some dress inspo? Here are some of our favorites from our research.

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#ICYMI our friends at The Santee Alley wrote a blog post all about accessories for prom. Click here to check it out.