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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
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Shopping
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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Patience is virtual

I come here whenever I am free to shop or sometimes look around for new trending outfits. Majority of the clothes here are very affordable and if you are a fashion addict and like... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

I come here whenever I am free to shop or sometimes look around for new trending outfits. Majority of the clothes here are very affordable and if you are a fashion addict and like to see what you are buying, come here. This only disadvantage is you have to be extremely patient if you want to buy something very nice.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The corner hot dog stand with the bacon on the hot dog is delicious. It can be a little overwhelming since there are so many bargains.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The place is good to wander around if you are downtown but it is an area for wholesalers and not mainly for retail where you want to buy one or two items, although you might be in luck in a few shops. If you want retail go to a nice mall instead.

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Barrie, Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We came to the fashion district to find something for my brother and we ended up walking around several blocks just looking at all of the stores. We were able to find what we came to look for and also did some people watching. Unless you are looking for Fabric or dresses then you dont really need to head here.... More 

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Norco, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

If you like sparkly dresses that are all the same then this is your place. The stores had all the same dresses. 99% of them were for teenagers. A few limited 18-20. You have to pay to use the bathrooms. We did find a McD and bought a coke to use the bathroom. Fake jewely was great. found lots of... More 

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Vista, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

If your looking for cheap fabrics this is the place to go. We found fabric as cheap as $1 a yard!!! City blocks full of fabric & notions stores. Bring your own shopping bags & good walking shoes it's a whole day trip😉

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

If you like an adventure, and like to save money, this shopping is for you. Prices are great and styles are in fashion with some stores better than others. No even close to Rodero Drive, but very interesting. People, people, people everywhere. Kinda reminds me of Mexico.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I was in LA over Thanksgiving this year and visited the Alley Market of LA. Fantastic atmosphere and so many great deals. My mother and I ended up buying a huge duffel bag with wheels and filled it up and the convenience of not having to carry so many bags was great. Highly recommend any visitor to try this place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

One can get almost any kind of clothing here. Or one can just go down and people watch. Raid the discount rack for one dollar shirts.

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Kuopio, Finland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We went there on a Saturday morning and the place was packed with stores. All kinds of things for sale: wedding/party decorations, fabrics, bags, clothes, etc. They are located in their own areas, so first we only saw fabric stores and as we wandered further, came the bag and clothes stores. There’s also a dollar store, where I found lots... More 

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