LA Fashion Market Summer/Pre-Fall 2016 Guide


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LA Fashion Market Summer 2016 will take place Monday, January 18th through Thursday, January 21st at all contemporary showrooms in the LA Fashion District.

Contemporary showrooms will debut Summer/Pre-Fall 2016 collections. LA Fashion Market includes hundreds of permanent showrooms and a number of exhibitor trade shows featuring established brands and emerging designers from all over the world. A full list of participating brands can be found using our online Lines Directory.

Market week is a trade-only event. This means that to attend and place orders buyers must be able to prove that they are licensed to re-sale. General buyer requirements can be found here. Buyers will need to register at each building. Contemporary showrooms are centered on the 9th and Los Angeles Street intersection. A detailed overview of each participating buildings and trade shows can be found below.

LA Fashion Market is strictly wholesale-only.

Select showrooms will be open for appointments on Sunday, January 17th. Please contact the respective showroom buildings for more information.

California Market Center (CMC)
The CMC is located at 110 E 9th St. on the southeast corner of the 9th and Los Angeles Street intersection and features women’s, men’s, kid’s, and home and gift brands at every price point and niche. There is no admittance fee for credentialed buyers, but those who cannot present credentials will be subject to a $20 fee. For questions regarding registration at the CMC please call the building directly at 213-630-3683.

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The CMC hosts SELECT Tradeshow, TRANSIT Shoe Show, and LA Kids Market.


SELECT TRADESHOW | January 18-19, 9a-5p, January 20, 9a-4p | CMC Fashion Theater, Main Lobby

Discover apparel, accessories, and premium footwear brands representing women’s better, contemporary, and young contemporary collections. A full list of participating brands can be found here.


TRANSIT TRADESHOW | January 18-20 | CMC Penthouse

The LA Fashion Market shoe show features brands like The Frye Company, Steve Madden, Vince Camuto, Report, Seychelles, BC Footwear, Lucky Brand, Jessica Simpson, Yellow Box, Chinese Laundry, and many more. A full list of participating exhibitors can be found here.



Featuring 50+ permanent showrooms featuring over 800 kids and maternity brands from around the world, the LA Kids Market is held exclusively at the CMC. A full list of participating showrooms and brands can be found here.

Buyers attending LA Kids Market are invited to a complimentary breakfast bar on the 6th floor, A-wing elevator bank. Enjoy pastries, fruit, and fresh coffee compliments of the kids showrooms. A complimentary lunch is also offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kids buyers can visit any participating showroom for a voucher redeemable at any eatery in the CMC.

The CMC offers free parking for market attendees. Validation is available at the Buyers Lounge & Business Center, Suite B271.

Cooper Design Space

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The Coper Design Space, better known as the Cooper Building, is located at 860 S Los Angeles St. It is home to better and contemporary women, men, and accessories brands. The Cooper hosts Brand Assembly, the newest and fastest growing trade show at LA Fashion Market.

The Cooper lobby actually doubles as an art gallery. Works from artists Nike Schroeder are currently on view.

Cooper Building Resources

Brand Assembly | Cooper Design Space Penthouse

The Brand Assembly trade show is a collection of better and contemporary, established and emerging women’s and accessories brands. See our previous feature on Brand Assembly here and learn more about the show and its brands here.

The New Mart

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The New Mart is located at 127 E 9th St. and is home to better, contemporary, young contemporary, men’s, women’s, and accessories brands.

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Designers & Agents (D&A) | The New Mart Penthouse

The D&A trade show returns to The New Mart for its 16th year. D&A is a key destination for international retailers and designers who lead the way in the advanced contemporary and emerging design market. The trade show features women’s ready to wear, accessories, and lifestyle collections. See the exhibitor list here.

The Gerry Building

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The Gerry Building is located at 910 S. Los Angeles St. Its showrooms feature men’s, women’s, kid’s, and accessories collections. Buyers are invited to stop by for morning pastries, 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon, and wine and cheese from 2:30-5 p.m. in the Lounge Room, Suite 208. Coffee and tea is served all day!

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