Key fashion events and attractions
LA Fashion Week (each March and Oct)
Though slightly more low-key than other fashion weeks, LA Fashion Week is still a fantastic occasion for designers around the world to showcase their collections.
LA Fashion Festival (each August)
Posited as a cornerstone of LA fashion events, LA Fashion Festival is an annual program including daily screenings of fashion films, workshops, masterclasses, pop-ups and lectures.
The cost of shopping
A pair of jeans will cost an average of
$34-$75 USD / £26-£58
A summer dress will cost an average of
$24-$60 USD / £19-£46
A pair of running shoes will cost an average of
$55-$120 USD / £43-£93
Top fashion college
The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Offering courses including fashion design, footwear design and costume design, FIDM is LA’s leading fashion school and highly regarded for launching careers in the creative industries.
LA, unlike New York, has always had a completely different vibe to its East Coast counterpart - more laid back, sporty and bohemian. The LA Fashion District hosts a huge number of smaller, new, ready-to-wear companies. This has driven an emerging community of smaller brands with sustainability at their heart - creating lifestyle brands rather than high-octane fashion labels.
Where to shop
For affordable fashion
The Grove is a beautiful, outdoor shopping area that has a host of chain stores and well-known brands.
For luxury brands
Located in swanky Beverley Hills, Rodeo Drive is one of the most upmarket shopping areas in LA, home to lots of luxury labels.
Retro Row is a quirky area of Long Beach that caters for those who love a bit of vintage and kitsch shopping.