Shopping Tips

Shopping Tips

The LA Fashion District is a safe, walkable hub where the fashion, flower and fabric industries collide.  While shopping everything from affordable trends to upscale luxury, you can also pursue your own unique and creative projects – from clothing and floral design to home décor, party planning and more.

Being the west coast’s hub of fashion, along with the largest flower market in the country and the largest selection of textiles and notions in the US, the LA Fashion District is jammed packed with 4,000+ independently owned and operated retail and wholesale businesses. The 107 blocks of creativity, community and color that make up the LA Fashion District are safe, walkable, and easy to navigate with the district being geographically divided into 17 distinct categories.

Insider Shopping Tips

  • Familiarize yourself with the geography of the LA Fashion District and its 17 distinct categories with the LA Fashion District Walking Map.
  • The majority of the district’s high-end retail is located between Broadway and Los Angeles Street from 8th to 11th Streets.
  • A large portion of the district is wholesale, but more and more wholesalers are transitioning to wholesale and retail in order to sell direct to consumer. While most stores indicate whether they’re “Wholesale Only” or “Wholesale and Retail” on/near their storefront, we encourage you to pop in and ask if it’s not clearly indicated.
  • A wholesale license is required to shop "Wholesale Only" shops. 
  • While operating hours certainly vary from store to store, you can expect the majority of stores in the LA Fashion District to be open between 10am – 5pm. Because individual store hours vary, we recommend contacting stores directly for their hours of operation if you have specific stores in mind.
  • Do yourself a favor and bring a luggage carrier/stroller if you plan on purchasing more merchandise than you can comfortably carry.
  • The LA Fashion District is a diverse place, but also relaxed and friendly. Don’t be shy if you have questions, and don’t be afraid to ask for help if needed.
  • Break up your shopping experience -- there are plenty of restaurants, bars and coffee shops that offer a variety of cuisines and comfortable places to simply take a break.
  • Bring water and stay hydrated, especially on warm days.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes – your feet will thank you.
  • Bring a little cash. While most stores accept both cash and cards, there are some stores and/or parking lots that accept cash only.
  • Be aware of counterfeit goods. While some stores and street vendors sell counterfeit goods, we do not encourage you to purchase them, as it is illegal to sell and purchase counterfeit goods.