How to Buy Wholesale Fashion Online
The LA Fashion District is home to thousands of wholesale vendors including designer, contemporary, and fast-fashion brands. This post will cover only fast-fashion vendors in the district. Fast-fashion refers to designs that move quickly from the catwalk to manufacturers. Fast-fashion collections feature the latest fashion trends and tend to have affordable price points, i.e. Forever 21, Zara, H&M.
We estimate there are over 2,000 wholesale fast-fashion vendors in the LA Fashion District. Most of them are located on the eastern half of the district in the area encompassed by 9th Street, Stanford Street, 15th Street, and Maple Avenue. They supply everyone from national department store chains to local boutiques and Instagram shops. We are constantly asked by retail business owners how they can buy wholesale fashion online. Buyers can buy wholesale fashion online directly from wholesale vendors’s websites (vendor contact information is listed on our directory), but the truth is many of them do not have their own site. However, you can purchase their products through third-party online marketplaces. There are various business-to-business (B2B) online marketplaces based in the Fashion District, which are essentially “online wholesale shopping malls” that feature products from wholesale vendors in the area.
Online wholesale marketplaces based in the LA Fashion District:
Dresses, Denim, Lingerie/Hosier, Sets, Jacket/Outerwear, Jumpsuits/Rompers, Tops, Pants, Skirts, Swimwear, Men, Kids, Shoes, Bags, Accessories, Plus-Size, Cosmetics
Women, Plus-Size, Maternity, Special Occassion, Swim, Lingerie & Hosiery, Men, Kids, Footwear, Accessories, Handbags
Women, Plus-Size, Special Occassion, Swim, Men, Kids, Footwear, Accessories, Handbags
Features a “Buyer’s Lounge” with featured products and, trend forecasts, and upcoming events, and general info for buyers
Women, Plus-Size, Swim, Footwear, Accessories, Handbags
These are strictly B2B, meaning you must have a retail license/business permit in order to place an order. Here’s how it works:
- Register by creating an account. Registration is typically free. You will be asked to provide a copy of your seller’s permit/tax ID number. International customers may be asked for additional requirements. Please contact the marketplace directly for details as these can vary.
- You’ll be able to browse inventory by category (i.e. women, shoes, accessories) or vendor, if you know the name of the Fashion District store/brand you want to shop from.
- Shipping is calculated depending on the vendor and shipping method. International shipping is available.
- Return and exchange policies can vary depending on the vendor but are usually final sale.
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