LA Market Week: Spring 2018, Oct. 9-12

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ABOUT L.A. MARKET WEEK OCTOBER 2017
The Spring 2018 L.A. Fashion Market will be held October 9th through October 12th. Designers and brands will debut their collections for the upcoming Spring season at the showroom buildings on 9th and Los Angeles Streets. Additionally, multiple trade shows showcasing temporary collections (designers that do not have permanent showrooms in the Fashion District) will also be showcasing collections.

PARTICIPATING BRANDS
Designer brands exhibiting during the Spring 2018 L.A. Market Week include women’s contemporary, juniors, menswear, kidswear, accessories, shoes, and home and gift. You can view a full list of participating brands and designers using the Lines Directory, which is updated prior to each market week.

LOCATIONS

California Market Center (CMC), 110 E. 9th St.

Cooper Design Space, 860 S. Los Angeles St.

Gerry Building, 910 S. Los Angeles St.

The New Mart, 127 E. 9th St

Additional Participating Showroom Buildings:

REGISTRATION AND BUYER REQUIREMENTS
Market week is a trade-only event and buyers must be able to prove they have or are working for a licensed business.

Buyers will need to register at each building. At the Cooper Design Space, Gerry Building and The New Mart, buyers and retailers are asked to bring a business card. At the California Market Center (CMC), you must be able to provide the following credentials:

  • ONE of the following (copies are allowed): business license, seller’s permit, lease agreement, filing of fictitious business name (documents must be pertinent to the industry)
  • ONE of the following (per person): personalized business card, payroll stub, company credit card with buyer’s name

Registration is typically on-site although some trade shows and the CMC do offer pre-registration online.

DIRECTIONS

Directions to the Fashion District can be found here. You can also download a map of the area here. LA Fashion Market Week October 2018 takes place in the area outlined in red below.

LA Fashion District Market Week Map

HOURS
Showrooms and trade shows typically open at 9 a.m. and will close at 5 p.m.

ACCOMMODATIONS

 

TIPS FOR BUYERS

New to apparel trade shows? Check out our tips for first-time market week attendees.

Mono B Athleisure

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Fashion industry veterans, Chris and Mary Jane Chon created Mono B with quality in mind. The goal was to create athleisure (athletic clothing for everyday-wear) that would move with body but retain its shape and affordability.

“Affordable prices with outstanding customer service [and] without compromising quality” is what the Chon’s have always striven to deliver through Mindcode, the family’s contemporary line. Mono B, like its sister brand, delivers function without compromising style.

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Mary Jane, who designs both lines, tested fabrics and fits until she found the right combination of durability and comfort. In a world of disposable fashion, Mono B offers quality athleisure made from carefully selected, non-shrinking fabrics.

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The entire collections is available for wholesale in ladies and plus sizes. New arrivals are available twice a month, debuting 15-20 new styles. (Fall styles are currently in stock!) Place your orders in person at 747 East 10th Street or online at monobclothing.com.

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Mono B Clothing
747 East 10th Street, 90021
LA Fashion District, Downtown L.A.
213.765.3314

Email: sales@monobclothing.com
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LA Market Week Holiday/Resort 2017 Buyer’s Guide

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ABOUT L.A. MARKET WEEK JULY 2017
The Holiday/Resort 2017 L.A. Fashion Market will be held July 31st through August 3rd. Designers and brands will debut their collections for their upcoming Holiday and Resort season. International retailers will attend trade shows at the showroom buildings on 9th and Los Angeles Streets. Additionally, multiple trade shows showcasing temporary collections (designers that do not have permanent showrooms in the Fashion District) will also be showcasing collections.

PARTICIPATING BRANDS
Designer brands exhibiting during the Holiday/Resort 2017 L.A. Market Week include women’s contemporary, juniors, menswear, kidswear, accessories, shoes, and home and gift. You can view a full list of participating brands and designers using the Lines Directory, which is updated prior to each market week.

LOCATIONS

California Market Center (CMC), 110 E. 9th St.

  • Showroom directory
  • Showrooms open as early as Sunday, July 30th for L.A. Market Week July 2017 appointments.
  •  LA Fashion Market Seminars: Business tips and fashion trend information from recognized industry insiders
  • Click here for more information on L.A. Fashion Market at the CMC.

Cooper Design Space, 860 S. Los Angeles St.

Gerry Building, 910 S. Los Angeles St.

The New Mart, 127 E. 9th St

Additional Participating Showroom Buildings:

TEMPORARY EXHIBITS
Trade shows for the L.A. Market Week July 2017 will include:

REGISTRATION AND BUYER REQUIREMENTS
Market week is a trade-only event and buyers must be able to prove they have or are working for a licensed business.

Buyers will need to register at each building. At the Cooper Design Space, Gerry Building and The New Mart, buyers and retailers are asked to bring a business card. At the California Market Center (CMC), you must be able to provide the following credentials:

  • ONE of the following (copies are allowed): business license, seller’s permit, lease agreement, filing of fictitious business name (documents must be pertinent to the industry)
  • ONE of the following (per person): personalized business card, payroll stub, company credit card with buyer’s name

Registration is typically on-site although some trade shows and the CMC do offer pre-registration online.

DIRECTIONS

Directions to the Fashion District can be found here. You can also download a map of the area here. LA Fashion Market Week July 2017 takes place in the area outlined in red below.

LA Fashion District Market Week Map

HOURS
Showrooms and trade shows typically open at 9 a.m. and will close at 5 p.m.

ACCOMMODATIONS

 

TIPS FOR BUYERS

New to apparel trade shows? Check out our tips for first-time market week attendees.

Have additional questions? Tweet us! @lafafshiondist

PERVERSE Sunglasses

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Imagine this; you’re walking down Los Angles Street window shopping near 11th when a bright red fire escape catches your eye. The façade of the building is impeccable, and there are flowers, in variations of pink, cascading down the front display windows. The flooring is a welcoming bright white marble, with sleek mirrored cabinetry, and row upon row of colorful sunglasses, that look fresh off the runway, adorn the walls. Now stop imagining, because you have arrived at PERVERSE.

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PERVERSE, having opened in 2016, is one of the newest businesses to call the LA Fashion District home. However, while they may be the new kids on the block, their history in our District is anything but that. Founder, Toni Ko, started her first company in the California Mart in 1999 at the tender age of 25.  A company that most people in the Fashion Industry, MUA world, and anyone who’s bought cosmetics from a drugstore might be familiar with, NYX Cosmetics. While Toni has now transitioned away from the makeup world to make her mark in the sunglasses game, she has not shifted when it comes to her sentiments regarding her love of Downtown LA and the Fashion District. Establishing the PERVERSE location one block away from the Mart citing the “young, hip, cool, and urban energy” as matching the PERVERSE brand – Toni Ko has come back home.

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Aside from the interior design, what truly makes PERVERSE unique is their ability to marry high-end quality merchandise with consumer friendly costs. Each PERVERSE sunnie in designed in-house by a design team who spends their time researching upcoming trends to curate and develop the perfect sunglasses collection.  The team uses “high-quality plastics, acetates, and high-quality hinges” to then produce their sunglasses, including BPA-free Copolyester which is environmentally friendly. Focusing on every detail to maximize the uniqueness of every style – with each sunglass being crafted with such care – you’d expect prices to break the bank. Wrong! It’s PERVERSE’s mission to bring style to every person at an affordable price with prices starting as low as $40. In addition, PERVERSE has a 1:1:1 charity initiative that applies to every purchase.

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Collections are updated seasonally, so 4 times a year, with the occasional early launch of a style too hot to keep under wraps. Another unique aspect to PERVERSE is their Capsule Collection Collaborations, where they partner with a Celebrity or Influencer to produce a limited collection of sunglass styles. Their most recent collaboration debuted this month as they partnered with KimChi of RuPaul’s Drag Race fame. With their endless selection of styles, we asked a PERVERSE representative what seems to be the most popular right now;  Jerome and Dawn Patrol are among the top sellers, providing a “minimal yet so stand-out chic look.” Noting that while these may be best sellers “everyone has their own style identity,” and with endless options, there is a style for everyone so stop by PERVERSE and find your style identity.

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PERVERSE
1108 Los Angeles St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
www.perversesunglasses.com

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LA Market Week June 2017 Buyer’s Guide: Fall/Holiday 2017

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ABOUT LA MARKET WEEK JUNE 2017

LA Market Week June 2017, also known as the Fall II/Holiday 2017 L.A. Fashion Market, will take place June 5th through the 8th in the LA Fashion District’s designer showrooms. During market week designers and brands, debut collections for the upcoming fall and holiday seasons and buyers are invited to view the new merchandise and place orders. LA Fashion Market is the West Coast’s premier destination for contemporary fashions, including apparel, accessories, and footwear. Various trade shows are hosted in the LA Fashion District during market week. Trade shows typically highlight established and up-and-coming designers that do not have permanent showrooms in the area. With thousands of brands participating in LA market week, this is the place for buyers to discover new brands and create new shopping experiences.

PARTICIPATING BRANDS

Designer brands exhibiting during the Fall II/Holiday 2017 LA Market Week include contemporary, better and advanced contemporary, eco-fashion, accessories, lifestyle, children’s and maternity. The Fashion District maintains an online directory of all brands participating in market weeks. The Designer Collections listing is updated prior to each market week.

LOCATIONS

California Market Center (CMC)110 E. 9th St.
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  • Showroom Directory
  • Select showrooms will be open as early as Sunday, June 4th for LA Market Week June 2017 appointments.
  • LA Fashion Market Seminars: Business tips and fashion trend information from recognized industry insiders
  • Pre-Register here and you’ll automatically be entered to win a dinner for two.

Cooper Design Space860 S Los Angeles St.
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Gerry Building910 S Los Angeles St.
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The New Mart127 E 9th St.
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Additional Participating Showroom Buildings:

TRADE SHOWS EXHIBITING AT LA MARKET

Trade shows for the LA Market Week June 2017 will include:

  • ALT– Athleisure and athletic wear
  • BRAND ASSEMBLY– Better contemporary and accessories
  • DESIGNERS & AGENTS– Contemporary, eco-fashion, and accessories
  • LA KIDS MARKET– Kids and maternity
  • SELECT– Apparel, accessories, and footwear
  • EMERGE – Apparel, accessories, and footwear of up and coming designers
  • TRANSIT– Adult and children’s footwear

REGISTRATION AND BUYER REQUIREMENTS

Market week is a trade-only event and buyers must be able to prove they have, or are working for, a licensed business.

Buyers will need to register for the LA Market Week June 2017 at each building. At the Cooper Design Space, Gerry Building and The New Mart, buyers and retailers are asked to bring a business card. At the California Market Center (CMC), in order to register for market weeks, you must be able to provide the following credentials:

  • ONE of the following (copies are allowed): business license, seller’s permit, lease agreement, filing of fictitious business name (documents must be pertinent to the industry)
  • ONE of the following (per person): personalized business card, payroll stub, company credit card with buyer’s name

Registration for LA Market Week June 2017 is typically on-site although some trade shows do offer pre-registration online.

DIRECTIONS

Directions to the Fashion District can be found here.  You can also download a map of the area here. LA Fashion Market Week June 2017 takes place in the area outlined in red below.

LA Fashion District Market Week Map

HOURS

Showrooms and trade shows typically open at 9 a.m. and will close at 5 p.m.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Ace Hotel is the closest hotel, only two short blocks away from the epicenter of LA Market Week June 2017. Market attendees can take advantage of discounted rates by using the code “MART.”
Click here to book your reservation.

Ace Hotel

Additional hotels in the area are listed here.

Some hotels offer discounted rates through the individual buildings. Please check the respective buildings’ websites for additional accommodation offers.

PARKING

A list of local parking structures and lots can be found here.

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 Designer Collections Directory. It is updated prior to each market week.We also recommend visiting the trade show and showroom buildings’ websites and pre-register when possible. The LA Fashion District has newsletters for wholesale buyers, which you can sign up for here. We also post the market week and buyer information on this blog and on social media: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.Lastly, as a buyer, make sure your 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.

Have additional questions about the LA Market Week June 2017? Tweet us! @lafafshiondist