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March 9, 2017

New in the LA Fashion District...  
Mermaid on Main photo by BIRDMAN

Used, vintage, and consignment shop, Guido in LA, is now open at 126 W 7th St. The shop carries women's and men's apparel footwear and accessories, home goods, and gifts.

The Holy Grail
The DTLA sneaker consignment shop opened its second location at 836 S Los Angeles St. The store carries hard-to-find sneakers and is a favorite among sneaker collectors.

Little Damage
Homemade soft serve ice cream with a side of mischief. Little Damage is now open at 700 S Spring St! The ice cream is made with premium ingredients and offers vegan flavors. This is the first location to open and it's already a favorite on Instagram

Mermaid on Main
Oakland-based artist Hueman has a colorful new mural at 9th and Main Street. "Mermaid on Main" is the artist's largest mural to date.

Congrats Pop Obscure on Being Named a Downtowner of Distinction!
L.A. Downtown News recognized some of the most important developments of 2016 at their 16th annual Downtowners of Distinction Awards. "The prizes are presented by district, and when choosing winners we sought to identify projects that had the greatest positive effect on their individual community, and also benefited  Downtown as a whole (prizes were not given in every district)." 

From L.A. Downtown News , "The 25,000-square-foot shop, which includes a couple art display spaces, is a delightful addition to the neighborhood, and adds an independent spirit to a Downtown that is seeing an influx of chain stores. With more than 10,000 albums, local workers and residents can pick up that rock, punk, jazz or electronica record they've been lusting after." Congrats Pop Obscure! 735 S Los Angeles St. 
See the full list of winners here .

February 2017 Trash Tonnage Report


The LA Fashion District Clean Team collected 197.65 tons of trash in the month of February, a 17.6% increase compared to February 2016.



Opportunities for Fashion District Businesses and Property Owners

Metro Bike Share Program
Last week, Fashion District BID staff met with representatives from the Metro Bike Share marketing team to discuss partnership opportunities in the district. The BID connected Bike Share with The Wall Farmer's Market and will continue to work with Metro to raise program awareness in the district and foster connectivity between Metro Bike Share stations in the Fashion District and the rest of downtown.

If you are a property owner with a space near a Metro Bike station that could be used for a pop-up and are interested in helping us promote Bike Share use in the district, please contact Ariana Gomez at ariana@fashiondistrict. 

Financial Literacy for Small Businesses
Fashion District-based, Camino Financial is offering Latino businesses financial support through a Small Business Owners Facebook Group. Fashion District businesses interested in financial literacy can request to join at   facebook.com/groups/LatinoSBO .

Make-A-Wish Benefit Fashion Show 
The Make A Wish Benefit Fashion Show is inviting Fashion District businesses to participate in this year's event. Last season 26 models (all past Wish kids and celebrity supporters) participated and a wish was granted during the event. This year, they will again have Wish participants and celebrities as models and plan to grant 3-5 wishes throughout the evening. They are looking for partners and sponsors. The event will be held in August/September 2017. Click here for more info. 

Wedding Salon Looking for Bridal Vendors + Free Tickets to Attend Event
Join Wedding Salon at their showcase in L.A. on March 13th, from 4-8 p.m., featuring vendors, tastings, cocktails, fashion, music, honeymoon giveaways, makeovers, luxury swag bags and more. They are currently looking for vendors. Interested in participating? Click here.
 
Wedding Salon is offering complimentary tickets for Fashion District email subscribers. Use code LAFDMLA to RSVP. Registrants must be engaged and 21 or over. RSVP at  bit.ly/2mxVSuG.



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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