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“Disappointed with the "fashion" district”

LA Fashion District
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Ranked #93 of 539 things to do in Los Angeles
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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.
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Disappointed with the "fashion" district”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013

This was not at all what I was expecting. The area is populated by budget-type shops that are all different but seem to be carrying the same items of clothing. A lot of low quality stock and touristy junk. Although we were ready to shop up a storm, the only thing I bought here was a can of Coke.

Visited January 2013
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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“not as exciting as it sounds”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

I expected to see top of the line brand new fashions here, but that just isn't the case. What you have is store upon store selling cheaply made items, mostly to retailers.
Prices are low, and if you request a sample from a place that says wholesale only, you might be able to buy only one of what you want. I would also point out that many places will not take a debit or credit card (seems odd considering that they want to sell massive quantities).

Visited January 2013
5 Thank A C
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La Habra, Ca.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Hustle and Bustle”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

Crowded streets full of people. Lots of stores to bargain with. Watch your purses and items you are purchasing. It can be dangerous. Last time I went into a store and picked out an item, gave it to the store owner and as he turned around and I turned to look for something, someone literally took off with the item on the counter.

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“you can find great bargains”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

I went with my daughter to go shopping for back to schoo. Prices were reasonable and she was able to find things that "no-one else was wearing" so she was happy about that. Parking is ok, but the public restrooms can be problematic.

Visited August 2012
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Sao Luis, MA
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“Only if you don`t see quality”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

Low quality itens seing the same stuff all over. The best thing there is restaurant Picante with excellent fusion food.

Visited January 2013
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