The Fashion District is more vibrant than ever before. With a wealth of top-notch designers based here, not to mention suppliers for every fabric or accessory you can think of, plus off-Broadway theatres, arts organizations, an array of photo-worthy attractions, as well as hotels, restaurants and cafes, and a convenient midtown location, the Fashion District should be the next stop on your agenda whether you are a local or an out-of-towner.
The Fashion District has been synonymous with design since its inception in 1919, and today it is still the living center of American fashion design, home to the greatest concentration of fashion designers in the country. But beneath the gloss of fashion lies a rich history of the people who gave life to this colorful and enduring New York neighborhood. Read more about Fashion District history by downloading a copy of our official District history book, ‘A Stitch in Time’.
The District Today
The Fashion District has undergone some major changes in the last two decades. But the vibrant history of this world-renowned neighborhood is still apparent everywhere you look. From the clothing racks whizzing down the sidewalks, or the historic warehouse spaces and lofts, or the fashionable young buyers rushing from one showroom to the next, the world of fashion is still very much alive here. There are many things to do and see in the Fashion District and much to be appreciated. Find out everything you need to know about visiting, working, or living in the Fashion District today, learn more about ART+DESIGN in the District and pay a visit to some talented local artists, browse our District Guide for a stylish daytrip, peruse up-to-date sample sales happening in the district, and book your stay today.