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September 15, 2016

New Retail Opens in the Fashion District
 
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Vinyl Fetish: Pop Obscure Records Now Open on Los Angeles Street
Pop Obscure Records opened at 735 S Los Angeles St. with approximately 10,000 new and used vinyl albums to shop and browse. The 2,500-square-foot store offers everything from '60s jazz and rock to electronic dance music and movie soundtracks. According to the LA Downtown News, the family originally wanted to open the store in Seattle but decided on Downtown LA, where they used to live, because they wanted to return to the area. Read the full story here.
 
Pop Obscure Records is open Tues.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at 735 S. Los Angeles St. Contact the store at (213) 628-3898 or popobscurerecords.com.

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Nice Kicks Opens at 9th and Main
After a months-long wait, streetwear and sneaker retailer, Nice Kicks is finally open at 9th and Main. Nice Kicks DTLA hosted a grand opening preview party earlier this month with select guests from within the footwear, apparel, entertainment, and sports industry. The corner building formerly housed The Classic coffee shop. Take a look inside the store here.
 
Nice Kicks DTLA is located at 862 S Main St. Contact the store at
(351) 388-7310. nicekicks.com

Vintage Pop-Up, A Current Affair Returns to Cooper Design Space on Sept. 24 & 25


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The best vintage retailers and private dealers will convene under one roof on September 24 & 25 for A Current Affair. The pop-up vintage marketplace will feature over 60 vendors from across the globe. "Shop everything from rare denim and American workwear to avant garde design pieces to luxury staples from the likes of Chanel and Hermes." For more information and to purchase tickets visit itsacurrentaffair.com.

A Current Affair
Cooper Design Space, 860 S Los Angeles St.
September 24 & 25 

Santee Alley Handbag Shopping Guide



Handbags stores carry everything from purses to luggage: satchels, clutches, totes, backpacks, wallets, etc. Most of the handbag stores are concentrated on  Santee Street and open 7 days a weeks. We put together this guide to highlight some of the local favorites.




Beauty Bargains! Shop at these Stores and Save 
The Santee Alley has no shortage of beauty and cosmetics - eyelashes, hair tools, nail polish, and of course makeup. Not only are the prices super affordable, but the service is amazing! The owners and workers at these makeup stores are very welcoming and help shoppers test products and answer any questions they may have. See our list of recommended spots for beauty bargains here.

AIDS Walk Los Angeles Street Closures
The 2016 AIDS Walk Los Angeles is coming to Downtown Los Angeles for the first time. The fundraising event will take place on October 23, 2016. The course will start at Grand Park. You can sign up to participate in the walk at la.aidswalk.net.

AIDS Walk is also looking for sponsors. Since its inception in 1985, the event has raised more than $82 million for APLA Health and dozens of other L.A. County AIDS service organizations. For more information, click here.

Street closures will begin on October 22nd at 6 a.m. Impacted streets in the Fashion District will include
  • Spring, Third to Main from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. on 10/23
  • Main, Spring/9th to Venice, from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. on 10/23
  • See the route map and full list of street closures here
     

Farmer's Market
Every Saturday, 9a-2p
Enjoy fresh produce, gourmet food, flowers, and entertainment at The Wall Farmer's Market, located on Wall Street between 8th and 7th Streets. Food, flowers, farmers, and fun!
 

Sample Sale Friday
Sample sales are held on the last Friday of every month and take place in the designer showrooms on 9th and Los Angeles Streets. Sample sale hours are typically 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here for more info. 

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