By Deb Flomberg
Fashion can be a way of life in Los Angeles, so for fashionistas, it’s important to find the best places in town to get amazing styles and the newest trends at the best prices. That is where the LA Fashion District comes in. Since 1996, this 110-block area in downtown Los Angeles has been the center of fashion for wholesalers and the general public. Bring a friend or two and prepare for some truly fun shopping as you dig for the best new pieces to complement your wardrobe.
You’ll notice that wholesale is the majority of the business in the LA Fashion District, however, retail shopping is still a crucial part of this area. There are more than 1,000 stores that serve the general public and you can usually get amazing bargains of up to 70 percent off retail prices.
You aren’t going to wander into any large chain stores here; these are independent shops that are independently owned, though many still offer the big brand names. The atmosphere is like shopping at a huge festival of fashion, as you wander Santee Alley exploring all the different finds. And it isn’t just fashion here––you can also find a huge variety of textiles and flowers as well.
The best time to head down to the LA Fashion District is during the week. It is most busy on Saturdays and many of the stores are closed on Sundays. So Monday through Friday is your best bet for the best finds.
Make sure that you arrive at the LA Fashion District in style, so head out in your 2014 E250 Luxury Sedan from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. You will love arriving at the fashion district in such elegance as you and your gal pals prepare for a full day of fashion finds. You will have all the room you need to bring home shopping bag after shopping bag, and you’ll all be thrilled to have such a comfortable car to enjoy on the ride home.
Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.
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