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The Santee Alley, Los Angeles

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The Los Angeles Fashion District is a design, warehouse, and distribution nexus of the clothing, accessories and fabric industry in Downtown Los Angeles. The Fashion District spans 90 blocks and is the hub of the apparel industry on the West Coast of the United States.Thousands of fast-fashion wholesale vendors line the streets of the Los Angeles Fashion District. Fast-fashion vendors stock the most recent fashion trends straight from the catwalk.Clothing companies that manufacture in the Fashion District include American Apparel and Andrew Christian.In March and October, the district is recognized for Los Angeles Fashion Week. Crowds. Celebrities, designers, media, guests, and VIP’s from all over the country come to sneak the first peek at new collections and trends. The LA Fashion Magazine highlights new designers, trend reports, fashion news, collections, and photos straight from the catwalk during fashion week.The District is also home to the Los Angeles Flower District and Santee Alley, the downtown open air bazaar.Designer showrooms and wholesale businesses are trade-only, but the district is open to the public, specifically Santee Alley and businesses in the surrounding area. Many businesses on the west side of the district are open to the public on the last Friday of the month for sample sales.HistoryThe Los Angeles garment industry was established early in the 20th century, and grew substantially in the 1920s and 1930s. In the 1950s, the area became a center for sportswear and women's clothing, partly with the contributions of Jewish entrepreneurs who had moved to the area from New York City.
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  • Noises are increasingly selling bag, clothing, shoes, etc. Value comes tired walking around just believe! Women in the best shopping spots!
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  • Love the Mexican hot dog.A shop run by two asian women where we chose the designs and she printed it was amazing. thank you so much because our families in Australia love it. There are perfume stores ...  more »
  • They only accept cash. With that being said, BEWARE of your transactions with vendors. If your purchase requires them to give you change, they may pretend they don't owe you any change. In my situatio...  more »