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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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The LA Fashion District is a 100 block district in downtown Los Angeles and...

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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Good Deals if You Can Handle Being a Female

Seems like endless miles of fabric and excellent deals. So wear good walking shoes and a healthy cash budget. Due to the numerous stores, people try to get you to come in to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are looking for fashion then this is not the place to come. The stuff that is sold here is knock offs and cheap quality stuff. The area is not so great as well and can be somewhat dangerous at times. You have to pay to park and unless you are looking for fabric I would advise you to... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a bus tour and this was our first stop I thought it would be more interesting but it was not. Yes they have fabric every where and the only stores I found good was the main jewelry center but would not trust what they were selling unless you have an expert with you. Their prices were so high... More 

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Cincinnati
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Seems like endless miles of fabric and excellent deals. So wear good walking shoes and a healthy cash budget. Due to the numerous stores, people try to get you to come in to shop. Often with compliments etc. However, as a female, I dislike it when compliments transition to bold passes. I was fabric shopping and a man did that.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Fashion District is a good place for casual clothing at a discount price. Most of the items are off brand items. The great deals are in evening dresses. They have 2-3 blocks of boutiques and great dress options for all ages and styles. If you are going, best time to get there is by 10-11am, park by the Santee Parking... More 

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

We walked around the Fashion District for hours and hours. The kids didn't want to leave. There's lots of toys everywhere that caught their eye. We bought some cool hats and sunglasses because it got pretty warm during all that walking. Shopping? There's women's clothes, men's clothes, kids clothes, shoes, socks, hats, purses, toys, blankets, and more. And there's plenty... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

The best time to shop here is during weekdays as weekends gets too crowded. Good tip is you need to know how to bargain their price. If they say $12, ask for $10. Also if you pay cash, they give you a better deal than paying credit card.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

I wouldn't go here to get fashion really, but there's a lot of textile shops and shops with accessories. This area is good if you're a fashion designer og want to get creative...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

On a recent trip to LA, my husband and I visited the LA Fashion District. What a surprise. Not fancy - so don't expect Beverly Hills type shopping. Great shopping, great prices. What more could you ask for? If you love clothes and shoes, this is the place to go. Loved Santee Alley for great bargains. If you are looking... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Ok, For what it is (cheap fabric, cheap clothes, etc), this district is ok. However, if you're a visitor picturing a Rodeo drive style fashion strip, you wont find it here. This is more for people looking to buy fabric to MAKE clothes. The actual shops that sell actual clothing are nothing special. Its mostly cheap knock off styles, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

Don't expect to feel like it's the hub of beautiful fashion and designer shops . . . . there is Beverly Hills for that! This is the location where the work gets done. You'll find loads of fabric stores, shoe vendors, hand bags, etc. at wholesale prices. You just have to know where to go to get the deals! Do... More 

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