Thanks from the Fashion District

‘Tis the season to give thanks, and here at the Fashion District, we have a lot to be thankful for.
These are just a few of the things we most appreciate about the Fashion District (in no particular order):

1. Our Board of Directors
2. Our Staff
3. The Safe Team
4. The Clean Team
5. Our Residents
6. Delicious food from all of our great restaurants
7. Pizza from Superfine
8. Tacos from Sonoratown and Cilantro Lime
9. Bargain shopping at The Santee Alley
10. The culture and diversity
11. The beautiful buildings

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12. The history of our district
13. Every business in the district
14. All those who travel from far just to visit the district
15. The San Pedro Wholesale Mart and wholesalers

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Los Angeles Market, you were a dream

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16. Views from the Ace Hotel
17. Sample Sales
18. Celeb sightings in the district
19. Streets and streets of fabrics
20. Cool events held in the district
21. Original bacon-wrapped hot dogs from The Alley Dog

22. All of our visitors
23. Beautiful art throughout our district
24. The countless flowers from the Flower District

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25. And of course, you!
But trust us the list can go on forever. We love everything about our district and are thankful every day. We hope you enjoy your time with loved ones this Thanksgiving.
Happy Thanksgiving, from the Fashion District.

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.

Your Guide to LA Market Week Spring 2019



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.


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.


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

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The New Mart127 E 9th St.

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Downtown we meet again! #stylist #fashion #photoshoot #luckyjeans #prepwork

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Cooper Design Space860 S Los Angeles St.

Gerry Building910 S Los Angeles St.

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Time to learn about @thegerrybuilding!

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The Lady Liberty, 843 S. Los Angeles St.

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Discovering something new every day #LosAngeles #LadyLiberty#WallMural

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

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


  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.


  • Free parking at the CMC for registered buyers.

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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 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. romper

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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. set

(Set) Emory Park, (Bag) Girly

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! accessories

(Hat & jewelry) Fame, (Left bag) Girly, (Left outfit) Olive Scent, (Right outfit) Esley, (Right backpack) AKAIV

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. tshirts

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