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LA Fashion District

110 E. 9th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021 (Central L.A)
213 488 1153
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Ranked #4 of 274 nightlife in Los Angeles
Type: Neighborhoods
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Camarillo, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The stores here have a wide selection of wedding dresses, personally did not find "the one" yet but I will most likely be back to browse again. I cannot believe how inexpensive it can be to buy a dress here! A few of the dresses that I did like were between $150-$250! And the ladies working are more than willing... More

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Los Angeles, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
31 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I've been hitting the alley's and fashion district for over 20 years. There used to be great finds, but now it is all junk! So not worth it. The service is horrible, parking sucks, there are no public bathrooms and everything is cheaply made. The only place I do recommend is the fabric shops like Michael Levine. The selection is... More

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LA Fashion D, Public Relations Manager at LA Fashion District, responded to this review

Hi there, We're sorry you had a disappointing experience. We're not sure what part of the district you visited but we suggest visiting the stores on Pico Blvd. between Los Angeles and Santee St. for higher quality items. We also have sample sales on the last Friday of every month where you can find designer goods at or below wholesale... More

University Place
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

no clean bathroom-even resturants do not allow use of bathroom. most vendors will bargain on prices.too many purse and dressup clothes stores. the alley is the best part if you are limited for time. best to go when opens at ten and on weekday.most often no dressing rooms so makes the purchase of pants/jeans impossible even though the prices of... More

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Seattle
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Found lots of cheap clothes, purses, shoes, and prom dresses as well as lots of fabric stores and children's clothes. Had a hard time finding better quality fashionable clothes such as what you would find in Nordstrom or Saks. Did find one good store, Vertigo that had great clothes for a trendy office environment! Use the bathroom before you come... More

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Murrieta, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Do not go on weekends it is so CROWDED! Use the bathroom before you get there it is very hard to find a clean bathroom. Ok now the shopping they have some great stuff, hand bags,shoes, flat irons the good kind, make up like MAC and Urban decay. Fun place the clothing is not high end quality not even mid... More

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San Diego, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We've never been to the district, so we thought we'd give it a try. We were there the weekend after Christmas. There are blocks and blocks of stores, and then more blocks. Santee Alley is an experience in itself - get there early to enjoy the shopping, otherwise you will be in a crush of people. In my opinion -... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Loved having the opportunity to go here to shop for fabric! I loaded up on Friday and Saturday morning. The parking is more expensive on weekend days, so if you can shop during the week, take advantage of cheaper parking. 9th and Maple is where it's at for fabric shopping. Park your car near here and spend a morning in... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

At the last day in LA, we decided to spend the rest of our time in Fashion District. I didn't expect too much, but I was wrong. I really regret we'd have spent a whole day. During weekday, there're plenty of All-Day-$3-Parking available. As the stores closes from 4pm, you need to cover before then. Most stores accept only cash.... More

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Victoria
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Been to LA 4 times and never miss this. It starts early Sat morning (5-6 am ?) and goes to10:30-11 am. The streets are lined with racks and tables mostly with clothes. Spanish and Korean are the official languages but everyone knows how to answer "how much?" If you don't like crowds, don't go. This is not for everyone. If... More

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SF BAY AREA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Make sure you take someone with you and park in a populated area. Not the best area, but great bargains! Plan ahead, take cash to maximize your purchases. Map out where you want to go and what stores and areas you wish to visit. I would definitely go back to get bargains there!

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