If you trek to the big cities across the globe you'll notice each one has its own fashion corner where your shopping needs can be met in an all-inclusive zone. There is Madison Avenue and SoHo in New York, Magnificent Mile in Chicago, The Falls in Miami, and then there is the LA Fashion District in Los Angeles.
For Angelenos, the Downtown LA Fashion District provides an outlet for shoppers to divulge in some retail therapy while absorbing sunny California rays. While there you can be sure to find 100 blocks lined with; menswear, women's wear, and kids wear, textiles, accessories, housewares, electronics, and any selection of random goods.
Here are some facts: LA’s Fashion District is highlighted by 7 main attractions that keep busy shoppers frequenting the area. The following are important places you need to know when heading out to Downtown LA..
LA Flower Marts: Apart of the LA flower district, the LA Flower mart is the best place to take advantage of the most freshly grown and visually stunning flowers in Southern California. It is also the leading whole sale flower market in Los Angeles, and a resource for floral wholesalers, distributors, floral designers, flower growers, shippers and suppliers. 754 Wall St. Los Angeles, CA 90014 (212) 622-1966
Cooper Design Space: The Cooper Design Space is where all of the action takes place front and center. It is Los Angeles’ go to destination for LA fashion designers, manufacturers, showrooms and fashion lovers who can’t get enough of the popular retail and sample sales. If you want some of the best sample sales around be sure to check for them during the summer season where Cooper Design doubles as a sample sale hub. 860 S. Los Angeles St. Suite 900 Los Angeles, CA 90014 (212) 627-3754
California Market Center: The California Market Center is the premiere marketplace in California. In addition to the multitude of events that take place throughout the calender year which include: samples sales, fashion and trade shows and exhibitor displays, there are also the highly sought after sample sales. 110 E. 9th Street Los Angeles, CA 90079 (213) 630-3600
New Mart: Most notable for their show rooms and deal grabbing sample sales, The New Mart provides shoppers an alternative to the California Market Center. 127 E. 9th St Los Angeles, CA 90015 (213) 627-0671
The Santee Alley: The Santee Alley is like an outdoor bazaar with fashion, food, music and good old shopping in tow. There are over 150 stores and vendors scattered around this area so you’ll be sure to find everything from jewelry and accessories to clothing and cosmetics all within walking distance. 210 E. Olympic Blvd. Suite 202 Los Angeles, CA 90015
San Pedro Wholesale Market: A unique shopping experience, San Pedro Wholesale Market is a maze of wholesale goods, and mini shops where with each turn you’ll discover something new. Peruse this location for the myriad of showrooms, retail spaces and high-end department stores. 1100 S. San Pedro St. Los Angeles, CA 90015 (213) 745-4500
LA Fashion Center: The LA Fashion Center is a smidgen of LA’s fashion scene condensed into one pint size locale. You can find merchants offering some of LA’s best indie creations, goods and merchandise. There is also delicious food to be had with the street vendors serving up some tasty treats. 14 Place E 18th St. Los Angeles, CA 90012