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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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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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Bring cash, plenty of cheap stuff.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Farmington, New Mexico

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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Olympia, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
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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Pasadena
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The Fashion District is located in Downtown Los Angeles and is the center of many importers and distributors of fashion from all over the world. There is much diversity to find and the prices are excellent.

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Pittsburg, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

It was my first time there and it was about what I expected. There were lots of cheap flea market quality clothes and an abundance of hot dog carts. Wear comfortable shoes and go to the bathroom beforehand.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This is an area you should only visit if you know what you want and where to get it. Parking is neigh on impossible and many of the wholesalers will only sell to members of the public on specific days or to trade only. I've long given up going to the area and instead always head out to the Outlets.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I love going to the fashion district. There are many stores and the prices are really good. This is where vendors buy stuff also. If you go wear thin clothes because most places do not have dressing rooms. Not a great area so keep your purse close.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I visited the fashion district for the first time last weekend and honestly I can't say that I've missed much! I wouldn't consider myself much of a "bargain shopper" if you will however my girlfriend had to come down here for some material or something! As I walked down the "alley" I couldn't believe how much cheap and knock off... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Blocks and blocks of stalls crammed into dirty streets. Mostly all having the same knock off handbags and bright tourist t shirts. Spend a morning walking until your feet hurt with little to show for it except the homeless people following you begging for money. Save you effort and go to the outlets instead or volunteer in a shelter if... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Walking distance from my hotel in downtown LA, this is a couple of blocks packed with shops offering all kinds of clothes and other items. Loads of variety and definitely do bargain! Lots of eateries in the vicinity too. One thing i missed seeing were souvenir shops.

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Address: 110 E. 9th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Phone Number: 213 488 1153
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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