LA Fashion District

LA Fashion District, Los Angeles: Hours, Address, LA Fashion District Reviews: 3.5/5

LA Fashion District
3.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The LA Fashion District is a 100 block district in downtown Los Angeles and is the hub of the West Coast apparel industry. It caters to the wholesale and retail communities, with apparel and accessories for the entire family, textiles, flowers, live/work lofts, and restaurants. It is home to Santee Alley, an outdoor shopping bazaar, and notable showrooms such as the California Market Center, Cooper Building, New Mart where annual LA Fashion Markets, LA Fashion Week, and other industry related tradeshows happen. Art is omnipresent in the LA Fashion District and as part of downtown's Gallery Row, the Fashion District is home to several art galleries that hos an eclectic mix of artists throughout the year, including the monthly Art Walk.
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The area
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Neighbourhood: Downtown
Downtown Los Angeles is a busy metropolis of towering buildings, bustling streets, and industrial warehouses. There is a distinct multiplicity of cultures here with a growing influx of business professionals and hipsters. Many call the evolution of Downtown over recent years gentrification. New lofts, bars, hotels and restaurants are popping up regularly. Downtown is home to some of the very best restaurants in the city leading the LA foodie scene, plus it is the location of cultural and sports venues including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Staples Center, and the Coliseum at the University of Southern California.
How to get there
  • 7th St/Metro Center • 8 min walk
  • Pershing Square • 8 min walk
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Michael M
Aurangabad District, India1 contribution
men's winter collection
Mar 2021
best clothings for men's fashion for winters, we at barabasmen can provide you the best collection for your wardrobe fashion
Written 24 July 2021
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lidiaFernandoM
New York City, NY13 contributions
Huge
Jun 2021
It’s huge open market it has everything you can imagine and has different markets with different prices I didn’t even imagine I can fine this place in California
Also if you looking for fake brands you can find over there and you can negotiate the prices all the time
Written 21 June 2021
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Eva T
Los Angeles, CA4 contributions
Dangerous homeless and mental illness situation
Aug 2019
Horrendous Homeless and mental illness problem that has gotten worse and worse. Filthy tents everywhere, drugees and dangerous people.
Written 16 July 2020
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Daniel B
Apache Junction, AZ22 contributions
GREAT FOOD AWESOME SHOPPING
Feb 2020
I come regularly to buy merchandise direct for my store. Look forward to lunch at all the great places in the area.
Written 5 March 2020
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kelly
Arcadia, CA18 contributions
be prepared to do alot of walking
Dec 2019
I love exploring the fashion district. I find it's easier to take metrorail to Union Station and then Uber or lyft to Santee Alley. Wear comfortable shoes (Preferably closed toes, as there tends to be alot of puddles of water from street cleaning)and clothes that are either easy to take on and off or like me leggings and a tank top, for me it's easier to try clothes on OVER mine, as dressing rooms are not always that private. Start early and be prepared to spend all day as there is so much to explore. Mid week will find more stores open and less crowds than on weekends or mondays (alot of places seem to be closed on Sundays and/or Mondays) beware of the guys walking around claiming to have designer bags, it's all not only knock offs but the absolute worst quality junk. The shoe shops are the greatest and my most favorite thing about going to the district
Written 20 February 2020
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Daren P
High Wycombe, UK14 contributions
Not what we expected
Jan 2020 • Couples
We knew this was an area that had a lot of whole sale shops but we did not find any shops that were open to the public, also it felt a bit like a massive market stall.
Not worth a visit.
Written 22 January 2020
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iamvinguyen
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam25 contributions
Cross by a movie filming
Aug 2019 • Solo
LA Fashion District is full of choice for fashion; however, it’s also famous downtown for movie scenes.
Written 31 August 2019
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emajona
Chino Hills, CA7 contributions
Everything you need, plus tons of stuff you don't...
Aug 2018
I've lived in California my entire life, shopping in downtown is a staple, especially if you grew up in the Los Angeles area. The Fashion District is hit or miss and more often than not, you'll find a TON of knock-offs. Fashion District has it ALL, fabric, ribbon, thread, clothing, shoes, accessories, etc. Here are some tips if you've never been:
1. Always care cash - haggling is expected, cash allows you to purchase tax free and more often than not, you can negotiate better prices when you have cash
2. Don't carry a purse - the area is VERY crowded and the crowd is a mix of locals, tourists and unfortunately, people trying to steal from you, so carry a coin purse with cash or an over the shoulder satchel or as cheesy as it sounds, a fanny pack.
3. Park at the structure on Maple and Santee above the McDonald's. it's the cleanest and safest and it's close to everything
4. Dress comfortably and wear walking shoes
5. During inclement weather, take an umbrella, a lot of the stores are out in the open or on the sidewalks
6. Do NOT listen to the guys on the sidewalk who are offering you name brand purses, obviously they're knock-offs, some of them are VERY believable, some are BEYOND obvious fakes, either way, it's illegal to purchase them
7. Try the food at your own risk, if you have an iron stomach, you'll be fine, otherwise, steer clear
8. Don't buy anything until you've looked around a few shops, chances are, you'll see the same item, more often than not for much less
Written 21 May 2019
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rshkj
Salt Lake City, UT128 contributions
Different
Mar 2019
There are a lot of shops with anything you could ever want. There is Santee ally, which has so many different types of stores. Great place for cheap clothing and electronics and luggage. You can haggle if you want a better price.
Written 7 April 2019
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Vickii Naulu
Brisbane, Australia25 contributions
Shopping spree galore!
Mar 2019
The stores were interesting, most of the stores have the same items but depending on the store you go to, they may be cheaper, so make sure you have a look around before making a purchase. Theres a lot of alleys and streets to explore, it’s like a maze so keep track of where you parked and how to get back. I’d also recommend keeping a few $1 notes on you while shopping in case you need to use a toilet because there is no public toilets, you’ll need to have a look around for signs at stores that have toilets, you usually will have to pay $1 to use it.
Written 9 March 2019
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