What We Do at LAFC
What we do for you:
Trade Show Buying or Consulting:
We attend major markets, including Magic in Las Vegas every February and August, Los Angeles Market Week and Dallas Market. This is a wonderful way to discover up and coming lines. In addition, many of the lines at Magic have showrooms in San Pedro Mart in Los Angeles and we can scoop up new styles before they hit the online market at a discounted rate. LAFC can also buy from your existing lines at these markets if you are unable to attend.
Let us Help You on Your Next LA Buying Trip:
LAFC can benefit you greatly by simply helping you navigate the assorted wholesale marts. San Pedro Mart in its entirety is an overwhelming maze of hundreds of vendors. We have spent an extensive amount of time compiling lists of vendors by product type and style in order to make buying trips as efficient as possible. We charge a flat-rate fee per day for this service. This saves you time and money in the Los Angeles Fashion District.
Product and/or Store Development Consulting:
If you are new the retail market, we can consult with you at an hourly rate to assist with merchandising and pricing structures for your business. If you are wanting to start a private label line, we can assist in research and sourcing ideas for new styles and tags with our collaboration with vendors and graphic designers
Customized Buying for Your Store and Purchase Pricing:
We shop the Los Angeles wholesale marts, which include the San Pedro Wholesale Mart, New Mart, Cooper Building, Gerry Building, and California Market Center. We are on the lookout for new vendors, styles and trends. We then photograph curated styles that we are certain will be fast sellers and profitable for our clients. We give you wholesale pricing and suggested retail pricing. Our clients can give us detailed lists of items or lines they are searching for and we do the legwork for them. We also travel and do extensive reporting from apparel trade shows. We can act as your purchasing agents in order to save you time and money. Traveling to the Los Angeles area can be very costly and frustrating when you are not familiar with the area. We buy based on your specific needs. LAFC will research your store through your social media presence to get a sense of who you are and your style. We can help take you in a new direction by curating new lines and look for your store. We do not mark up what we buy. Our fees are solely based upon the invoice amount. In many cases, your prices will be lower due to the fact that we can often negotiate better prices through our close relationships with vendors and the fact that showroom prices are often lower than trade show pricing.
Service Payment and Buying Options:
We invoice based on a commission rate of purchases we make on your behalf of your store. We charge a flat-rate day fee for an initial introduction to the wholesale marts. We can chaperone you on your buying trips or simply do your buying for you based upon your inventory needs. Our goal is to find the best way to maximize profits for your business to build profits and eliminate the stress that dealing with the markets.