Your Guide to LA Market Week Spring 2019

LA MARKET WEEK SPRING '19

ABOUT LA MARKET WEEK

The Spring 2019 LA Market Week, also known as LA Fashion Market will be held October 8th through October 10th. 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.

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 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 is typically on-site although some trade shows do offer pre-registration online.

LOCATIONS

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


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The New Mart127 E 9th St.


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Cooper Design Space860 S Los Angeles St.

Gerry Building910 S Los Angeles St.


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The Lady Liberty, 843 S. Los Angeles St.


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Academy Award Clothes Showroom, 817 S. Los Angeles St.


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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 Week 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. We also recommend visiting trade show and showroom buildings’ websites and pre-register when possible. Lastly, as a buyer, make sure your inventory and budget levels are well planned out before your visit.
  3. Network: Building strong connections while attending LA Market Week 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.

BONUS TIPS

  • Free parking at the CMC for registered buyers.

5 Reasons Why FashionGo.net is a Buyer’s Best Friend

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So you’ve just started your very own boutique. Great! Business plan, check. Legal paperwork filed, check. Inventory? Not quite there yet.

If you’re wondering how to get started sourcing your merchandise, you’re in the right place! LA Fashion District is the top destination for savvy boutique owners who want to feel the quality of merchandise, and to become friendly with potential new business partners.

Did you know you can also shop Fashion District wholesale vendors online through FashionGo.net? FashionGo is the leading online wholesale marketplace with the largest selection of wholesalers and merchandise available. Not only is FashionGo a huge time saver, it also provides real time trend reporting, analytical tools, and convenient and cheap shipping services for boutique buyers on the go. Still not convinced? Here are 5 reasons why FashionGo will be your new best friend.

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1. Membership is FREE
That’s right. Being a buyer on FashionGo is completely free. FashionGo provides all of their customers unlimited access to all 900+ wholesalers and thousands of new items for absolutely nothing. All you need to do is register your business and provide your business license and two wholesale invoices. If you’re a new business with a license issued within the past 6 months, you can forgo the invoices completely.

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2. Shop best sellers any time
FashionGo has a huge database of real time sales data which means that trend reporting and best seller lists are always updated. Buyers are able to access all of this information at no cost and make more informed purchasing decisions for their stores. If you don’t know where to start, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with FashionGo’s trend reports.

3. Consolidate your shipping
It’s hard enough managing your sales, your social media, and your personal life at the same time; let FashionGo take care of your shipments. On FashionGo, you can check out with 10 different wholesalers with one click, and have all your shipments merged into a single convenient package delivered straight to your door. Best of all, FashionGo’s shipping rates are typically cheaper than your average wholesaler’s. Fast, convenient, and cheap shipping? No problem.

4. Analyze your spending
A smart business owner knows where all their money goes, but sometimes it can get a little messy. Don’t worry, FashionGo can help with clean up. Within FashionGo’s array of user friendly tools, is the order statistics & analysis feature. With this nifty feature, you can track where, when, and how exactly you’re spending your money so you can better balance your books.

5. Get exclusive access to perks and events
Joining FashionGo means you’re part of a community of like-minded business owners, influencers, and industry experts. FashionGo celebrates this accumulation of knowledge and passion by organizing special events, giving buyers and boutique owners like yourself exclusive access to insider information, trade show deals, learning seminars, meet & greets, deals, and discounts!

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Whether you’re a startup business or a seasoned fashion buyer, FashionGo can provide all the resources your store will need. Join today, and let FashionGo help you shop smarter, and grow faster.

About FashionGo:
FashionGo was founded in 2002 starting with a modest group of wholesalers & retailers hand selected by a small team of big dreamers. Within the last 10 years, FashionGo has surpassed all other wholesale e-commerce platforms to become the largest and most innovative marketplace available today.

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Thank you FashionGo.net for sponsoring this post.

2018 LA Market Week Dates

2018 LA Market Week Dates

2018 LA Market Week Dates
LA Market Week, also known as LA Fashion Market, is a trade event in which contemporary brands and showrooms debut their collections for the upcoming season. 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 2018 LA Market Week dates will be as follows:

  • January 15-18, Summer 2018
  • March 12-15, Fall 2018
  • June 18-21, Fall II/Holiday 2018
  • July 30-August 2, Holiday/Resort 2018
  • October 8-11, Spring 2019

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.

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.

*Please note market dates have been updated since this post originally went live.

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.
213.765.3387
Email: sales@monobclothing.com
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