LA’s Fashion & Flower District: Private Half-Day Walking Tour

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  • 2.5 hr

Visit buzzing Santee Alley and The Original LA Flower Market for a local experience.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Travel Curious

Get to know the “real” Los Angeles with this immersive and cultural experience of the Fashion and Flower Districts located in the heart of Downtown, where locals from several industries spend their days purchasing wholesale flowers and fabric. 

On your private cultural tour, you will:

  • Visit The Original LA Flower Market - a 55,000-square-foot warehouse (the largest in the US) where film, commercial, leisure, and wedding professionals come to buy flowers each day wholesale;
  • Admire the California Flower Mall: This is another popular flower market in the district, offering a wide variety of flowers and plants at competitive prices;
  • Shop in Santee Alley, surrounded by people in the industry looking for the best bargains where you can find trendy apparel, electronics, luggage, perfumes, and accessories all on sale - but beware of counterfeits;
  • Explore the Cooper Design Space, an Art Deco building originally used as a warehouse that has become a popular destination for fashion events and to find unique, limited edition fashion items; 
  • Walk by The New Mart, built in 1926 as a high-end department store, it was converted in the '80s into a wholesale fashion centre with more than 100 showrooms; 
  • End your tour at the FIDM Museum, a hidden gem in the fashion district dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of fashion and costume design with a collection of over 15,000 objects that you can continue exploring on your own after parting ways with your guide.
Welcome to the heart of downtown LA - its flower and fashion districts, where local professionals come each day to acquire the gamut of things they may need for their work - from wholesale flower arrangements to off-label clothing for commercials. 

Enjoy the bustle of it all and imagine your own dream world of working in Hollywood or the OC, while mingling with people who have forged a living out of their unique skills. 

The LA Flower District has a rich history that spans over a century when flower growers began selling their products on the streets of Downtown Los Angeles, and during WWII, the district provided flowers to soldiers and their families and also became a hub for Japanese-Americans who were interned during the war. 

On this private tour, you will learn about the history of downtown, about the two districts, and about the way immigrant communities have continued to keep downtown thriving since the first Mexican immigrants settled in the area over 500 years ago. 

Tour duration
2.5 hours 30 minutes

Type of tour
Walking tour: no transportation is included

Tickets included
An 'agua fresca' and a burrito at a local restaurant stop

Other inclusions
Gratuities optional 

Suitable for
Culture Vulture, Family, Friends

Attractions along this route:

Santee Alley
Known as the “bargain hunter’s paradise”, Santee Alley offers a unique LA shopping experience and is the heart of the Fashion District.

The Original LA Flower Market
The original LA flower market is an expansive indoor flower market founded in 1921 with 50 vendors displaying a vast array of different flowers from all over the world.
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