About the cmc

California Market Center is the hub of LA's fashion & creative communities. Located in the heart of downtown's Fashion District, the 1.8-million square foot complex is home to fashion showrooms, creative offices, event venues, and businesses catering to the DTLA community, including eateries, specialty shops, a fitness studio and more.  


CMC was established in the early 1960s by the Morse family as the first wholesale fashion showroom "mart" on the West Coast. Today, CMC continues to serve as the industry's primary center for fashion business in Los Angeles, housing hundreds of showrooms that represent the LA Fashion District's largest selection of brands for Women, Men and Kids.


As the fashion industry marketplace on the West Coast, CMC is host to a year-long calendar of prominent Markets & Tradeshows, including LA Market Week, LA Kids Market, LA Majors Market, LA Men's Market, and is the producer of LA Textile, Label Array, and more.


With more than 150,000 square feet in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, CMC has a variety of event venues available to host any type of event. Regular events include Unique LA, Indie Beauty Expo, BizBash, Small Business Expo, and The Makeup Show, as well as a host of receptions, fashion shows, filming, etc.