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Old 12-01-2010, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Lake Highlands - Dallas
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Hello everyone!

I'm planning a quick trip to LA (first time out there), as I have been told that I can purchase many items for my events business in Dallas out there for much less than what I would here. What district in your city would be best for me to visit? Does anyone recommend specific stores or wholesalers? This will be my first trip out there and I plan on going back if the prices I find are what I've been told to purchase everything.

Also, where should I stay in the city as I don't plan on making my trip all about work. It will be my 25th birthday and I will be going out to bars and sightseeing. I'm single, good looking, and preppy (brooks brothers, ralph lauren, and jcrew type) and like house or top 40 music. I'd like to be close to public transit or have easy access to cabs.

Thank you for your help.
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Old 12-02-2010, 12:46 AM
 
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Go to LA Fashion District, which is downtown Los Angeles. It's open from Monday-Sunday from about 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. My friend owned a bridal store in Pomona. She would drive into the garment district in downtown Los Angeles and buy her gowns wholesale. If you go to the website, you can get additional information and even make calls before arriving in Los Angeles. Click on the district map. You can see where all the women's wear, kid's wear etc is located in that area.
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Old 12-02-2010, 02:54 AM
 
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Fallas Parades. Cheapest clothes in town. I hate them though. Not allowed to try on the clothes because their so cheap!
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Old 12-02-2010, 07:17 AM
 
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Fashion District, definitely. Not sure of which specific stores there are best, but they're all located in a compact area. As suggested above, check some websites first -- some places sell to the general public, while others (the markets, etc.) will require you to bring proof of owning a business.
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Old 12-02-2010, 07:24 AM
 
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2 words: china town

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Old 12-02-2010, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Lake Highlands - Dallas
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Thank you for your responses. This is all new to me as I'm venturing into an event venue (I used to only provide staffing and catering) and I'm excited to move forward with everything.

I'm assuming that I should stay downtown then?
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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L.A. LIVE | Play

Since you will be in the Fashion distict you may want to check out LA Live. They have some good clubs there. Visit the web site to check it out. The company that owns LA Live also owns the Staples center which is near by. The Nokia Theatre where the AMA was hosted a few weeks ago is there as well. Hopfully by 2015 we will also be hosting a football team. LA Live is south of the Fashion District near the 10 and the 110.
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Garbage in, garbage out.
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