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LA Fashion District

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Address: 110 E. 9th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Phone Number: 213 488 1153
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Description: The LA Fashion District is a 100 block district in downtown Los Angeles...
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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Too much of the same thing

We didn't go buy anything specific but after walking around some it gets very repetitive! Everyone sells the same stuff. It was hot and crowded. We went on a Sunday maybe that's... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We didn't go buy anything specific but after walking around some it gets very repetitive! Everyone sells the same stuff. It was hot and crowded. We went on a Sunday maybe that's why i also had my kid in a stroller which made it harder to navigate through the crowds. I would go again but not on a very hot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I lived in LA this summer for my costume/styling internships. I fell in love with this place. This is a unique resource anything you could ever need in any texture or color, spanning 90 blocks. Great for freelancers, entrepreneurs, artists, tourists. Also don't forget about Santee Alley, the huge outdoor bazaar. I got some in-expensive treasures and souvenirs for my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Just remember that this has nothing to do with fashion…it is a lively market (mostly clothing and knick knacks), mostly by/for Mexicans…but we just loved walking all over the neighborhood. It almost felt like we were outsiders gawking at a local cultural phenomena known only to the locals. Even my teenage son loved the place…even bought a couple of tee... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I thought the idea was that the wholesale stores were open to the public, but mostly what we saw were lots of cheesy little stores and outside vendors selling knock off cheesy merchandise. That was after parking in a skeezy area and walking through a pretty yucky area to get there. Most of the wholesale places appeared closed (this was... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Your might be imagining by the name that this place is like fashion avenue in New York. But you can't be more wrong. If you are waiting to do a luxury and designers stores this isn't your place. Most of the stores sale flea market stuff or high volume. This is were sellers come to buy. The weather here is... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We didn't had a clue that the shops only open in the morning, so we went in the afternoon and it was a huge dissapointment, it even felt kind of insecure. The shops that were open didn't look that good either, but perhaps was because of the hour. If you've ever been in Moroleon in Mexico, that's preatty much like... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

One of the best places for fashion retailers with out a doubt. No very clean to have lunch and no many options just Mexican and Korean Food everywhere. Look options for parking, there are all different prices.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

HOT, dirty, junk. Would never go back. Was like a giant swap meet. Cheap clothing, cheap toys. Pay to park like a sardine. Nothing worthwhile there at all. You pay for what you get. The items were cheap prices and cheap quality

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Farmington, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

You can buy many items, from knock offs to decent stuff. Just make sure to bring cash, because 9 out of 10 sellers don't accept cards, checks or any other forms of payment. Parking is a headache, but save yourself the trouble and pay the parking fee. Don't be cheap by using meter, because my sister had her vehicle broken... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I see the mixed reviews and some horrible reviews. I agree with some of the descriptions but not the ratings. I give it an excellent rating for all it is and is not. Yes here is tons of cheap and tacky stuff, but some interesting things also. But import and local stuff does have it's own personality and charm. For... More 

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