FAQ


The following is a list of frequently asked questions and answers regarding the LA Fashion District.

Q. What are the hours of operation in the LA Fashion District?
A. Business hours in the district vary by the type (wholesale vs. retail) and the location of the business. In general, most businesses in the in the Fashion District are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The Santee Alley and the surrounding area are open seven days a week. For a detailed break down of business hours, click here.

Q. Is the LA Fashion District open during holidays?
A. Most wholesale businesses in the district observe all major holidays. However, the Santee Alley and surrounding retail vendors are open during holidays. Individual store hours may vary, contact stores directly.

Q. How do I get to the LA Fashion District?
A. The LA Fashion District is located in downtown Los Angeles and is easily accessible from the 110, 101, 10, 5, 60 freeways and by public transportation. For more detailed driving directions.

Q. Where can I park and how much will it cost?
A. Parking is available in surface lots and structures on nearly every block of the Fashion District and ranges from $8 – 15 for the day. Metered street parking is also available.

Q. What hotel accommodations are available?
A. We recommend staying at Ace Hotel or Tuck Hotel. View a list of nearby hotels here.

Q. Where is Santee Alley located?
A. Santee Alley is an actual alley, located between Santee Street and Maple Avenue. The Alley starts on Olympic Boulevard and goes for two blocks, where it connects to the New Alley. Directions to Santee Alley.

Q. What credentials are needed in order to purchase wholesale?
A. Generally, a wholesale/resellers license or tax ID number is required.

Q. What is required to attend/register for market weeks?
A. Buyers and retailers wishing to attend market weeks at the district’s designer showrooms will need to register at each building. Please view our buyer info page for more details.

Q. How do I start a fashion-related business?
A.  The Mayor’s Economic Development Team is available to help you get started with permits, licenses and more.

Q. When is the next sample sale?
A. Sample sales are generally held on the last Friday of every month, as long as it does not conflict with a market week. We post the upcoming sales for the month on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.