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LA’s Fashion District: Why You Should Care

When people think about the very best in high fashion, the scenes that often come to mind involve supermodels, runways, and either New York City or Paris. But, there is another major powerhouse in the fashion industry – the LA Fashion District.

Spanning 100 blocks of DTLA, it’s the largest apparel hub on the West Coast consisting of over 4,000 businesses, 1,500 showrooms, and a whole lot of ingenuity. Beyond hosting LA Fashion Week, which shines a light on development and progress of DTLA, the District helps burgeoning designers and entrepreneurs build their businesses and brands. The economic impact is immense. And, in addition to all that, it’s just a way to have fun in DTLA! If you find yourself visiting this historic district, here’s what you’ll see…


Colorful clothes on clothing rack

*image from LA Fashion District’s Facebook

The majority of business that is done in the area is on the wholesale side. The wholesale vendors and designer showrooms make up about 80 percent of the LA Fashion District. Thousands of wholesale businesses line the streets. Additionally, five times a year, the District hosts the LA Fashion Market, which connects wholesale buyers and retailers all over the world to the hottest designers and latest collections. It’s worth noting that the majority of these vendors and showrooms are for trade-only.


Colorful clothes on clothing rack

*image from LA Fashion District’s Website

Textiles are big business in DTLA! For designers and craft lovers, the Fashion District is a mecca. In fact, it has the largest collection of textiles and notions in the United States with almost 200 retail and wholesale textile vendors. From the simple to exotic, whatever fabric, bead, trim, or other craft or home decor accessory you need is probably on the shelves of one or more of the LA Fashion District retailers. To take a gander at the massive selection, just make your way to the four-block area that’s between Olympic Blvd and 8th Street, and San Julian and Maple.

Santee Alley

busy santee street in downtown LA

*image from LA Fashion District’s website

For a more eclectic selection of products, make sure to hit up Santee Alley. The 3-block retail shopping path between Maple and Santee is known globally as the place to go for incredible bargains. This outdoor market is open to the public and home to more than 150 independent vendors and shops. With such a wide variety of deals that include discount clothing, accessories, toys, and beauty products, this is a must-see part of the LA Fashion District!

LA Flower District

pretty colorful flowers

*image from LA Fashion District’s Website

Along 8th Street is the LA Flower District. There are two major attractions within this area: The LA Flower Market and the California Flower Mall. The Flower Market is located on Wall Street and is the largest of its kind in the U.S. There is a fee for entry and access is limited, so make sure to check the website for information and hours.

The California Flower Mall is in the heart of the Flower District and boasts 45,000 square feet of flowers and plants from all over the world. Here, professionals and hobbyists alike can choose from over 50 vendors on any day of the week.

*image from California Flower Mall’s Website

Gallery Row in the LA Fashion District

pretty colorful flowers

*Image from LA Fashion District’s website

Art and culture are a big deal around these parts! The Gallery Row District in the heart of DTLA includes a plethora of galleries, theaters, museums, and public art installations. And, on the second Thursday of every month, there’s also an art walk that attracts thousands of people. It’s a great way to have some fun in DTLA! The Fashion District and Gallery Row intersect at Spring Street where there are nearly a dozen awesome art galleries.  

LA’s Fashion District is essential to both the fashion industry and the citizens of Los Angeles. Beyond the economic impact, it also just brings the community together. We should know – WREN Apartments is 10 minutes from the LA Fashion District!

The close proximity to things like the Fashion District is only a small portion of the benefits you get at WREN. We make sure the vibrancy of LA carries over to our apartment community. Amenities like a private fitness center, business center, and conference room allow DTLA-ers to focus on their health and career as they see fit. An onsite restaurant keeps residents connected to their neighborhood and community without them having to really leave home. Plus, WREN’s sizeable apartments showcase a modern and urban aesthetic, but warm and natural tones maintain a sense of comfort. There’s much more we can talk about, but we know your time is precious.

Experience DTLA in the best way possible with WREN! Drop us a line!

Why You Need To Consider Apartment Living In South Park, DTLA

There’s not much better than getting to live in Los Angeles, one of the most vibrant and thriving cities in the world. That is, except for living and lounging in apartments in South Park, DTLA! Downtown LA has gone through a spectacular transformation over the last several years, and much of it can be attributed to the South Park neighborhood. Sure, we at WREN Apartments are a bit biased since our community is located in this incredible area. But, there are actually droves of people falling in love with South Park, and we’re here to explain why!

Excitement Wherever You Turn

Austin Neill

DTLA-ers are quite familiar with a fast-paced, metropolitan vibe, but nowhere is this more prevalent than in South Park. The neighborhood is in the center of some of the best entertainment venues and cultural institutions in the City.


The STAPLES Center is located near WREN’s apartments in South Park, DTLA. For sports fans, it’s the home of the Lakers, Clippers, Sparks, and Kings. For music fans, it’s where the biggest stars perform and where the Grammy’s take place. For us, it’s a neighborhood hangout.

LA Live

We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention LA Live after talking about the STAPLES Center. LA Live is the entertainment district of downtown. In addition to STAPLES Center, you’ll find the Microsoft Theater as well as clubs, restaurants, movie theaters, and music venues.

LA Fashion District

LA has always been at the forefront of fashion, so it’s only appropriate that downtown is a hub for fashion lovers and professionals everywhere. The Fashion District dominates the 90 blocks that are just a few minutes from our apartments in South Park, DTLA. Don’t be surprised if you run into a celebrity or famous designer here.

Easy Commutes

Zak Ferris

Getting around LA has never been easier thanks to some great public transportation systems. WREN is just a hop, skip, and a jump from several commute options. Plus, in South Park, you have easy access to the Freeways.


DASH is a localized bus service that takes you to downtown’s major neighborhoods. It also provides links to the Metrolink and Metro Rail System.

Commuter Express

Wouldn’t you love a bus that’s super quick with as little stops as possible? That’s the point of the Commuter Express program. Specifically, routes 431 and 437 are the closest stops to apartments in South Park, DTLA.

7th Street/Metro Center

This is a major station within the Metro Rail System, which includes both light rail and subway lines. The Purple, Red, and Blue Lines are all served at the 7th Street/Metro Center stop.

Fantastic Food and Nightlife

LA Food & Nightlife

As a world-class city, Los Angeles really brings it with food and nightlife. And, luckily for WREN Apartments, South Park has a big chunk of the talent. There are too many spots to list, but here are a few favorites:


  1. Upstairs at Ace Hotel
  2. Hyde Lounge
  3. Nest at WP24
  4. NIXO Patio Lounge
  5. Perch LA

Happy Hour:

  1. Bunker Hill Bar and Grill
  2. Cafe Pinot
  3. Lucky Strike Lanes
  4. Tom’s Urban
  5. Triple 8 China Bar and Grill
  6. La Cita Bar
  7. Broken Spanish


  1. Faith & Flower
  2. WP24
  3. Otium
  4. Church & State

Fantastic Places to Live

Apartments in South Park DTLA

It’s no wonder why apartments in South Park, DTLA are the most coveted in the City. The neighborhood is bursting with life, and it’s only going to get better. And, with WREN, you basically live in an awesome city within a city. We’re proud to offer our residents a laundry list of features including the following:

Have we convinced you to join the South Park family yet? If we haven’t, trust us – what we talked about here has been just a fraction of what you experience when you live in apartments in South Park, DTLA. And, at WREN, we always work hard to embody the spirit of South Park and Los Angeles. We listen to what DTLA-ers want, and we make sure incorporate it into our community.

Come see what all the buzz is about. Get in touch with WREN Apartments!

7 Can’t Miss Things To Do in DTLA this August!

Things to Do in DTLA for the Month of August

Can you believe it’s already August?! If your year has been anything like WRENs, you’ve been busy enjoying an LA lifestyle, which can definitely make the time fly by. Well, don’t expect life to slow down any this month. From movies and music to food and wine, the month of August is bringing a ton of things to do in DTLA, and the movers and shakers at WREN Apartments are thrilled to be able to share the top events that you should check out!

Free Concerts in DTLA

Free Concerts in DTLA

*Image From Santa Monica Pier’s website

Everybody loves to hear “free”, especially when it’s applied to great music! There are three – that’s right, three – different concert series in and around the downtown area.

Downtown Stage Saturdays at Pershing Square (8 p.m.)

This series includes some of the most iconic bands in music. Aug. 12 brings the famous B-52s while Aug. 19 will rock some ears with punk legends X and grunge greats the Meat Puppets, just to name a few.

Santa Monica Pier Twilight Concerts (7 p.m.)

This might be one of the coolest things to do in DTLA. You can shop, dine, and ride a Ferris wheel while listening to some amazing music. Upcoming acts include Chilean rock/blues/pop singer Mon Laferte on Aug. 10 and Indie Rock band Warpaint on Aug. 17.

Sunset Concerts at the Skirball (8 p.m.)

Sunset Concerts showcases a diverse and talented lineup of artists. From Aug. 10 to Aug. 31, you can experience the Caribbean Blues of Delgres, Daymé Arocena’s Cuban Soul, the Jewish/Cuban World Jazz of David Buchbinder’s Odessa/Havana, and Afro-Venezuelan Soul from Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo.

Taste of Ecuador

Taste of Ecuador

*image from Taste of Ecuador’s Facebook

It’s not often that you find things to do in DTLA that showcase Ecuadorian folklore, foods, crafts, and music. On Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., thousands of hungry DTLA-ers will be filling Placita Olvera. There’s even going to be a parade! This is a can’t-miss event.

Festival of Chariots

Festival of Chariots

*image from Festival of Chariots’ Facebook

The diverse culture of LA never ceases to impress! The Festival of Chariots originated in India some 5,000 years ago. On Aug. 6 at 10 a.m., the tradition continues in Santa Monica. It begins with a parade of three stunning chariots representing well-known Indian deities. After that, Venice beach becomes a site of impressive music, dance, and Hare Krishna chanting.

626 Night Market

626 Night Market

We know – it’s hard to believe there are still more things to do near DTLA this month, but it’s true. From Aug. 25 to 27, Santa Anita Park is home to a massive food festival and market. Market-goers will be treated to live entertainment as well as hundreds of vendors serving up bites, crafts, art, and other products.

LA Food and Wine Festival

LA Food & Wine Festival

*image from LA Food and Wine Festival’s Facebook

This event is no joke! It’s put on by FOOD & WINE and Lexus, so you know it’s going to be good. Mark your calendar for Aug. 24 to 27, because there will be locations all over the City packed with celebrity chefs and lavish food and drink. We at WREN Apartments believe that you should find things to do in DTLA that’ll allow you to completely indulge yourself every now and then!


Go Topless Day

We know what you’re thinking, and you’re right! This is a topless event! But, don’t get too embarrassed – it’s tasteful and for a good cause that supports gender equality. So, on Aug. 26, ditch the shirt and head to the Venice Beach Boardwalk at 2 p.m.

Cinecon Classic Film Festival

Cinecon Classic Film Festival

*Image from Cinecon’s Facebook

We can’t talk about August in the entertainment capital of the world without including a cinematic event! From Aug. 21 to Sept. 4, Cinecon celebrates classic film with a plethora of screenings, performances, interviews, and exhibits taking place at the Egyptian Theater and Loews Hollywood Hotel. It’s been a favorite of film buffs and collectors for over 50 years!

You might be wondering how we’re able to keep track of so many things to do in DTLA. It just so happens that WREN’s apartment community is in the heart of downtown. And, not to toot our own horn, but we ensure that our residents enjoy an extraordinary living experience. On top of being in an amazing neighborhood like South Park, tenants have access to incredible apartment homes and state-of-the-art amenities.

Can you imagine having a fully appointed lounge with kitchen, two rooftop decks, a private fitness center, private park, and an onsite restaurant and brewery? Well, stop! You shouldn’t be imagining it. You should be living it.

Get in touch with WREN Apartments today!

Great Nightlife Spots in South Park, LA

When it comes to nightlife, DTLA-ers know how to do it right! In true Los Angeles fashion, downtown bars and clubs are diverse, vibrant, and just plain cool. Thanks to an incredible downtown renaissance, neighborhoods like  South Park, LA have become a beacon for fun and entertainment. Since WREN is one of the few DTLA apartments that are in the middle of all the excitement, we’re here to help with some suggestions for living it up in LA when the sun goes down!  

1. Upstairs at Ace Hotel

Ace Hotel WREN Apartments South Park LA

*Image from Ace Hotel Upstairs’ Website

Tasty snacks and delicious craft cocktails are made even better at Upstairs, the Ace Hotel’s rooftop bar. How? You sip and munch while enjoying city skyline views, a rooftop pool, and epic fun like live music, DJs, and book release parties. This is a favorite of WREN apartments residents since it’s just a few blocks away from South Park Apartments.

2. Hyde Lounge

Hyde Lounge Near DTLA apartments

*Image from Hyde Lounge’s Facebook Page  

There is no better way to take in an LA game or a show!  We should know – Hyde Lounge is in the STAPLES Center, which is less than a mile from our DTLA apartments. With Hyde Lounge, you have access to three bars, comfy seating, dance hall and spectacular views right onto the STAPLES Center floor.

3. Nest at WP24 

The Nest WP24 DTLA Apartments

Incredible food, amazing drinks, and awe-inspiring views; that’s what you get when you head up to the 24th floor of The Ritz-Carlton to the Nest at WP24, the brainchild of celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck. Here, you the contemporary chinese cuisine that Puck is famous for, in a setting that embodies the glamour and sophistication of DTLA.

4. NIXO Patio Lounge

Luxe City Lounge in South Park LA

*Image from Luxe City Center Hotel’s Facebook

Located on the second floor the Luxe City Center Hotel, Nixo Patio Lounge serves up a wide variety of signature drinks, wines, beers, and food from a diverse menu. Whatever you choose to order, it will go really well with the posh ambiance and cool views of DTLA’s amazing architecture.  

5. Perch LA

PERCHLA near DTLA apartments

*Image from Perch LA’s Facebook Page

Our residents don’t have to go very from their DTLA apartments for an awesome Parisian experience. The 16th floor of the nearby Pershing Square Building is home to Perch LA, a small bistro inspired by a classic French style. It’s both rustic and upscale, and it features French bites, cocktails, live jazz, and DJs.

6. Elevate Lounge at Takami Sushi 

Elevate Lounge near DTLA apartments South Park LA

*Image From Elevante Lounge’s Facebook Page

This view-friendly spot boasts scrumptious robata (skewered, slow-grilled food), high-quality sushi, and specialty drinks. And, you get to savor all of it from 21 floors above the Financial District, one of many cool neighborhoods that surround our DTLA apartments, in the Elevate Lounge, an incredibly sleek and stylish ultra-lounge that perfectly marries indoor and outdoor spaces.   

7. The Standard

The Rooftop at The Standard DTLA

*Image from The Standard’s Facebook Page  

With locations all over the U.S., the Standard is probably the most familiar brand on our list. But, that doesn’t mean it’s like all the others. The Rooftop at The Standard DTLA offers panoramic views, a heated swimming pool, DJs, dance floor, plant sculptures, and a beer garden. Sounds like everything you could ask for in a DTLA rooftop party, doesn’t it?  

At WREN Apartments, we make it easy for residents to live, work, and play in DTLA. In addition to a vibrant neighborhood, our residents have access to DTLA apartments that meet all their wants and needs. Our community flourishes because we thought of everything!

We include a well-appointed business center and conference room for working, a private fitness center to promote healthy body and mind, and two indoor/outdoor rooftop decks for relaxing, entertaining, or just a breath of fresh air. Plus, there are several public transportation options around us. And, we can’t forget to mention that our homes balance style, comfort, and functionality. Basically, WREN residents have all they need right at their fingertips!

Looking to live in one of the most convenient locations in all of downtown Los Angeles? Check out WREN’s DTLA apartments!

The 9 Best Food Trucks in South Park, LA

It’s an exciting time for foodies. Why? The whole country is in the midst of a food truck revolution! And, if there is anyone to thank for this scrumptious movement, it would be Los Angelinos. Not only is Los Angeles the birthplace of the food truck craze, it’s home to the top food trucks in the country. Since WREN’s DTLA apartments are centrally located, we’re quite familiar with the best bites on wheels. When it comes to food trucks in DTLA, these are the nine that you absolutely must try!

1. Kogi BBQ

Kogi in South Park, LA near WREN Apartments

Korean tacos and burritos made with fresh ingredients, BBQ meats, and topped with delicious sauces? Yes, please! Oh, and there are quesadillas, hot dogs, hamburgers, too! And, as if WREN and the South Park neighborhood couldn’t get any better, Kogi BBQ rolls into our area every Friday!

2. Son of a Bun

Son of A Bun in South Park, LA near WREN Apartments

* Image from Son of A Bun’s Facebook

Son of a Bun hangs out in the LA Arts District, which is only a couple of miles from our DTLA apartments. This truck is all about freshness, and when you bite into one of their gourmet burgers, you can tell. (We recommend biting the AvoEgg Burger.) So, for a tasty, juicy, toasty, cheesy experience, make sure to keep an eye out for Son of a Bun.

3. El Chato Taco Truck

El Chato FoodTruck in South Park, LA near WREN Apartments

*image from El Chato’s Facebook Page

Really, all El Chato has to do is serve up their mouthwatering street tacos and everyone is happy. But, they don’t stop there. They go on to blow us all away with incredible mulitas, burritos, and quesadillas as well. 

4. The Holy Grill

The Holy Grill in South Park, LA near WREN Apartments

*Image from The Holy Grill’s Facebook

People who seek glatt kosher meals often hit up The Holy Grill. This truck usually stakes out a spot on S. Los Angeles and E. 16th Street, which is about a 10-minute walk from WREN’s apartments in DTLA. From 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays, you’ll find them serving up awesome traditional Israeli fare.

5. Ta Bom Truck

Ta Bom Truck in South Park, LA near WREN Apartments

*Image from Ta Bom’s Facebook

If flavor is your thing, then Ta Bom is your truck. For nearly a decade, Ta Bom has been delighting DTLA-ers with authentic Brazilian food. In fact, they are one of the few food trucks in DTLA that can say they were the first in their space! So, for an amazing home-cooked Brazilian meal, check out Ta Bom’s truck on 123 S. Figueroa Street.

6. Mr. V’s Cheesesteak on Wheels

Mr V's Cheesesteak in South Park, LA near WREN Apartments

*image from Mr V’s Yelp Page

It’s probably no surprise to hear that the specialty of Mr. V’s is the cheesesteaks, but what you might not know is that their burritos are also fantastic. Some might even say shockingly fantastic. Our DTLA apartments are only about a mile from a Mr. V’s truck on 7th Street and Hill.

7. Poke 2 Go

Poke 2 Go in South Park, LA near WREN Apartments

*Image From Poke 2 Go’s Facebook page

Hawaiian poke is all the rage right now and given how delectable it is, it’s easy to see why. Poke 2 Go combines high-quality tuna with fresh, locally-sourced vegetables and ingredients to create bowls that are just to die for. The truck is typically stationed in Santa Monica’s Food Truck Alley.

8. White Boy Tacos

White Boy Tacos in South Park, LA near WREN Apartments

*image from White Boy Tacos Website.

Simply put – you must try the killer tacos, quesadillas, and burritos at White Boy Tacos. But, you don’t have to take our word for it – just check out their five-star rating on Yelp. As you can imagine, we’re very pleased that White Boy Tacos is under a mile from our apartments in DTLA.

9. Guerilla Tacos

Guerilla Tacosin in South Park, LA near WREN Apartments

*image from Guerilla Tacos Facebook

Chef Wes Avila has turned his pop-up taco cart into one of the most sought-after food trucks in downtown Los Angeles. Every day, Guerilla Tacos is dishing out inventive street tacos that are “bursting with culture” and pleasing to the masses! Just be sure to check their website regularly because the truck location changes all the time.

No matter who you are, where you’re from, or what kind life you lead, there are food trucks in DTLA that cater to your tastes, and just as many that will expand your culinary horizons.

Did you know that the kind of versatility you get with food trucks is also the kind of versatility you should expect with DTLA apartments? That’s what we believe at WREN. In addition to being in the heart of the diverse and flourishing culture of South Park and DTLA, we’ve created an apartment community that appeals to every kind of lifestyle.

We offer a variety of studio, one, two, and three-bedroom floor plans that provide the perfect amount of space for singles and families alike. We combine modern designs and finishes with natural tones to create a balance of both style and comfort. And, we include amenities like a private park, dog runs, two rooftop decks, large pool and poolside cabana, a club/game lounge, fitness center/yoga studio, business center, onsite restaurant and many others. These features not only maximize the living, working, and entertaining space, but also to help residents form a genuine connection with their community. 

Trust us – we have an apartment that is right for you! Find out more about our DTLA apartments!