I spent most of my morning in DTLA helping a friend look for some fabric in the garment district. I have some mixed feelings about this place. It's kinda dingy and I am drawn to that, but I was really hoping that there would be more selection. Don't get me wrong, there were some beautiful fabrics but every shop seemed to have the same thing and we only found one fabric that fit our criteria (We were searching for a heavy woolen fabric).
Here are the pros and cons:
PROS: cool downtown environment, ability to barter price, tons of shops to browse, good selection of everything except heavy woolen fabrics
CONS: You must pay for parking, TONS of cops- on bikes and in cars (be careful driving)