History & Background
Los Angeles’s fashion hub has three major sections: Retail, Warehouse/Production, and Raw Materials & Supplies. It is known as being one of the best places to shop in Los Angeles due to the countless retail locations. The intersection at 9th and Los Angeles is a fashion landmark offering more than 1,200 different showrooms featuring 4,500-plus designers. The Crocker Fashion Block stands out in the district where narrow city streets are lined with vibrant and colorful retail stores.
Nightlife & Entertainment
The Fashion District meets L.A.’s Historic Core at 7th Street, the heart of Gallery Row, so many galleries, theaters, upscale restaurants, and cocktail bars have moved into the District. There’s Terroni Downtown, Alma French Bistro, the Upstairs Bar at the Ace Hotel with great views of the L.A. skyline, and many more.
The Fashion District offers plenty of attractive residential choices: Santee Court, Chapman Flats, National City Tower, among others. Construction and re-development of old warehouses continue, including the conversion of the Singer Sewing Machine building. Many DTLA developers own quite a bit of Fashion District property for future endeavors.