LA Market Week
October was a busy month in the Fashion District as we welcomed thousands of buyers for the Spring 2019 Market Week October 8th-10th. Designers and brands debuted their collections for the upcoming Spring season at the showroom buildings on 9th and Los Angeles Streets. Additionally, multiple trade shows showcased temporary collections (designers that do not have permanent showrooms in the Fashion District). 

The market is hosted five times a year in the district's  contemporary showrooms , and features hundreds of brands and designer collections.
The next LA Market Week will take place January 14-16, 2019. 

October 13th marked the final day of the "SHARP." a Solo Exhibition by Charlie Edmiston at the Avenue des Arts. With the end of the exhibition came Charlie Edmiston's contribution to the infamous Werdin Alley (located between Los Angeles & Main St. on 8th St.) of a mural inspired by "SHARP." See more.
Phase One Complete
Local leaders, residents, pedestrians, and cycling advocates joined Councilman Huizar in celebrating the completion of phase one of the Main and Spring Forward project on October 11th. The project moved bike lanes to the east side of Spring St. and added protective barriers and better signaling at crosswalks. LADOT began work on Spring St. in January 2018. Main St. work is expected to be complete by Fall 2019. 
Holiday Sample Sales
Sample Sales are usually held the last Friday of the month at participating showrooms in the Fashion District. At Sample Sales you can score great deals and fashion finds. Most showrooms accept cash only. During the holidays, sample sales begin to take place every Friday.  Learn more .
The Makeup Show
The Makeup Show will take place November 10-11 this year at the CMC. The event is open to professionals and aspiring artists in the hair, beauty, photography or fashion industry. Proof of credentials will be required.  Learn more .

Thanksgiving Day, November 22nd
The Santee Alley and surrounding retail businesses are expected to open on Thanksgiving Day. Please note that some stores may close early.  All wholesale and flower vendors will be closed.
Black Friday, November 23rd
Some wholesale vendors may open, although most have traditionally closed on this day. For specific vendor information please contact the individual showrooms or the San Pedro Wholesale Mart directly. The LA Flower Market will open to the public from 8AM-12PM. Flower vendors in the surrounding area are expected to have similar hours. The Santee Alley and surrounding retail businesses are expected to open with normal business hours.
Small Business Saturday, November 24th
Small Business Saturday is a nationwide movement to support local, independently owned businesses during the holiday season. All businesses are expected to have normal business hours this day. Show your support and shop local!

Please note, all businesses in the Fashion District are independently owned and operated. For exact business hours, please contact the businesses directly.
Santa is Coming to Town for Santee Winter Wonderland!
Hosted by the Fashion District Business Improvement District (BID) in partnership with  The Santee Alley, Santee Winter Wonderland is an annual holiday community event that will take place on Saturday, December 8th from 11AM to 4PM. There will be activities for the whole family including face painting, holiday arts and crafts, games, food, shopping and so much more! Admission to the event is FR EE. The event will be held on 11th Street between Santee Street and Maple Avenue in partnership with Councilmember Jose Huizar, Council District 14. See last year's event  here
Keep an eye out for more information coming soon! 
  • 11/5 - Live Nation and Nederlander Concerts Present: Lea Michele & Darren Criss The Theatre at Ace Hotel , 929 S. Broadway