Shopping the 100-block LA Fashion District may seem like a daunting task, but with a few simple hints and fashion terms, you will soon be on your way to finding some amazing bargains. Be sure to download a copy of the official LA Fashion District map guide available on this website.
Many stores are wholesale-only (solo mayoreo). Signs will be posted on the outside if they are not open to the general public. Occasionally, some wholesale-only stores will sell to the general public – don’t be afraid to ask!
- Many stores are cash only. However, there are numerous ATMs located throughout the District.
- Store owners are more likely to lower the prices if you buy more than one item.
- Most stores do not have formal dressing rooms.
- Merchandise varies from day to day. If you see something you like – buy it now, it may not be there later.
- Choose merchandise carefully – most sales are final and sold “as is,” meaning the merchandise will be sold in its current condition.
- Luggage strollers come in handy when making large and numerous purchases.
- The LA Fashion District is 100 blocks – wear comfortable shoes and clothing!
Terms to Know
- Close Out – The item will no longer be made or sold.
- Overrun – Extra merchandise available after retailers have filled their orders.
- Retail – Refers to the business of selling goods to consumers of the general public.
- Sample – Product that is made to be shown as the example to wholesale buyers and retailers before product is ordered and large quantities are produced. Women’s apparel samples are generally size 2 or 4.
- Seconds – Items with some type of flaw that affects the overall quality or look.
- Solo Mayoreo – Wholesale only. Store is not open to the general public and retail shoppers.
- Wholesale – Refers to the business of selling large quantities of goods, typically to be sold in retail stores.