Row DTLA has undergone some major shifts since the start of the pandemic. After having closed for a period due to health and safety regulations, it's made quite the comeback now that 75 percent of Angelenos are at least partially vaccinated.
Apart from the 100-year-old, five-acre open-air 7th Street Produce Market, formerly known as Terminal Market, and Café Dulce with its delectable Oshogatsu Vegan Sausage Donut, Row DTLA offers an array of brands – many local – for the Angeleno who wants to grab a coffee at go get 'em tiger to sip on while shopping the latest apparel and houseware before grabbing a bite at some of L.A.'s hottest restaurants, only to cap off the day with a wellness session, mani and pedi, or workout (seriously?).
If you haven't been, it's worth rescheduling whatever plans you have this weekend and treating yourself like the royalty that you are. We hear Saturday will be 85° F and mostly sunny (so no excuses). And remember, shopping "small" may not seem like much, but the impact it leaves on the (smaller) brands at Row DTLA is huge. According to Row DTLA, for every $100 spent at local businesses, $48 is recycled back into the local economy.
And mark your calendars for Row DTLA's Block Party of the Season on Saturday, November 27, and Sunday, November 28 from noon to 5 p.m. They've partnered with L.A. Original to bring Angelenos a block party featuring small, L.A.-based businesses, a beer garden, free gift wrapping, a chance to win a $1,000 gift card, and more. The event reminds us that our choice to shop small and locally actually does make a difference in the lives of the City of Angels' small business owners. Also, the first 100 people will receive a free Coolhaus Ice Cream Sandwich, so we expect to see you there bright and early.
And for those of us who like to plan a little too far ahead, Row DTLA is partnering with Unique Markets for Los Angeles Holiday Market event on Saturday, December 11, and Sunday, December 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guests can shop from 150 local businesses, sip on free drinks, and enjoy Unique perks like free portraits, lawn games, DIY gift wrapping, and more. Grab your tickets early here.
We've rounded up the 32-acre Row DTLA's newest additions, collections, and notable pop-ups that are worthy of your time and support. Keep scrolling for all of the details and find a link to Row DTLA's site and address below.
Angelenos can pick up a customized floral creation courtesy of French floral designer Jean-Pascal Lemire's new atelier, which opened May 29. Lemire, based in L.A. since 2017, is known for his mastery of color and dimension and began his foray into flowers by way of event planning in his hometown Montreal.
Hours: Monday by appointment, Tuesday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: 1318 East 7th St., M1 Suite 148, L.A., 90021
Fashionphile is the leading online platform for buying and selling pre-owned, luxury accessories like Hermès, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton, and is now open at Row DTLA. Guests can shop a curated selection of Fashionphile's inventory of over 40,000 of the most coveted luxury handbags, accessories, fine jewelry, and watches. If you're wanting to sell, the shop offers same-day payment when you visit its Selling Studio at Row DTLA.
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: 1318 East 7th St., M1 Suite 144, L.A., 90021
New York designer Andrea Pitter opened her first L.A. outpost for Pantora, her ready-to-wear collection, on October 17. As the winner of the second season of Amazon Prime's Making the Cut, Pitter received a mentorship, $1 million to expand her brand, two collections to be sold on Amazon, and a three-year lease for a brick-and-mortar storefront at Row DTLA. Pantora intertwines high fashion with approachability and merges classic silhouettes with modern textiles.
Hours: Wednesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: 1318 East 7th St., M1 Suite 120, L.A., 90021
Banks Journal x John E
Banks Journal is an Australia-meets-Japan menswear label inspired by coastal living and a love of design. John Esguerra, an old friend of Banks Journal's founders, was recently brought in to execute a curated collection. With a modern mixture of function, illustrations, and photography, John E designed the collection based on ideas from the clothing he regularly wears, guided by Banks Journal's contemporary aesthetics.
Hours: Monday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: 1318 East 7th St., M1 Suite 114, L.A., 90021
America's largest weekly open-air food market at Row DTLA, Smorgasburg, is free to enter and features DJs, a family-friendly beer garden, and over 100 vendors like Amazebowls, Avocadomama, and Donut Friend. Fun fact: its markets in N.Y. and L.A. attract roughly 50,000 people each weekend. Smorgasburg is open every Sunday, rain or shine, and asks that furry friends remain at home.
Hours: Every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: 777 South Alameda St., L.A., 90021
Max Wanger Holiday Mini Sessions
Join L.A.'s very own Max Wanger who'll be at Row DTLA hosting Holiday Mini Photo Sessions. Each session lasts 20 minutes long (or less) for up to six people and one furry friend. Booking and payments are non-refundable. See booking page for details.
Hours: Saturday, Dec. 4 to Sunday, Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: 1318 East 7th St., M1 Suite 126, L.A., 90021
The daughter of a serial entrepreneur, Joy Terrell was troubled by the fact that she couldn't find a proper dip powder salon in L.A. after returning from Atlanta. She could not stand for this. So she took a detour from her background in law to open Powder Beauty. She partnered with her mother to open the business in 2018, which has since expanded its offerings to include gel options and other services.
Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: 1318 East 7th St., M1 Suite 146, L.A., 90021
Row DTLA, 777 South Alameda St., Los Angeles, 90021; (213) 988-8890; Monday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Featured image courtesy of Groceries Apparel.