UNIQUE Notes & News
Founded in 2008 UNIQUE LA is a 2-day modern pop-up market dedicated to supporting local designers, artists and creators by giving them a place to meet and sell to the public. This year’s 9th Annual Holiday Market, December 3 & 4, is going to be better than ever! We’ve added amazing new perks and amenities so your shopping experience isn’t cumbersome but fun, creative and inspirational Check out what will be waiting for you...
Complimentary drinks and snacks from GT's Kombucha, Califia and Luna!
Create DIY ornaments with the legendary Paul Frank all weekend! Um, how cool is that?
Fun holiday portraits with Oh Snap Studios (take a peek at some portraits from previous events).
Not only have we curated a great group of men's products, but we partnered with Imperial Barber to create a lounge - complete with free haircuts!
Fun for the whole family, come play and make art projects in our unique Kids Creativity Zone, in partnership with Seedling and Smilebooth!
Relax in one of our luxurious lounges by Circa Rentals!
Complimentary gift wrapping station with beautiful satin ribbon and black wrapping paper!
And a handful of photo opportunities with our selfie walls!
Plus the first 2000 people through the doors each day will get our exclusive, collectible pin designed by Tuesday Bassen!!!
Not sure what to do after an afternoon of shopping? Don’t worry, we got you covered. Downtown Los Angeles offers a variety of restaurants and bars within WALKING distance of the California Market Center.
Terroni transformed a 1924 bank rich with history into an elegant and chic restaurant located in Downtown Los Angeles. On top of the delicious, authentic Italian food, Terroni offers an array of remarkable cocktails.
802 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Located less than 2 blocks from the CMC
Preux & Proper is a two story establishment that serves up New Orleans inspired delicacies. Hang out downstairs in the barroom to enjoy good vibes and great cocktails or head on upstairs to the dining room to enjoy a decadent meal.
840 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Located 1 block away from the CMC
The Ace Rooftop was inspired by Hollywood’s famous Les Deux Café and offers an array of wine, cocktails & beer with a handful of snacks and sandwiches.
929 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Located less than 2 blocks away from the CMC
Pecking Tavern is where Chinese gastropub greets authentic Beijing street food. Every Saturday night, Pecking Tavern brings their noodle artist in to hand pull the noodles in their glass wall kitchen.
806 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Located less than 2 blocks from the CMC
A bar located within LA’s Fashion District who pays tribute by naming specialty cocktails after fashion designers – McQueen, Cartier, Kara, Chanel, Jacobs, etc.
100 W 9th St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Located across the street from the CMC
Hooray, it's almost time to shop local at UNIQUE LA! Check out just a bit of what is in store this year... See you December 3 & 4!
One, two and a good afternoon to you! We are happy to announce that our Lookbook is up and ready for your viewing eyes. Catch a list of our vendors and a sneak peek at the products available for the #UniqueLA Fall Market September 10th & 11th at the California Market Center on the 10th floor.
Pre-sale tickets can be purchased online today for $12 or at the door upon arrival for $15.
Can’t wait to see you there!
We are beyond thrilled for The First Unique LA Fall Market! Mark your calendars for September 10th and 11th at DTLA’s California Market Center. We have a great curated selection of over 125 vendors lined up alongside DIY watercolor projects, Oh Snap Studio photo booth portraits, a cozy lounge area to kick back and a play area for the kids. Additionally, we have snacks to munch on and complimentary drinks from Honest Tea & GT’s Kombucha.
See you soon!
Trend Alert! We all know that history tends to repeat itself and that is definitely true when it comes to fashion. There are a ton of noticeably 90s inspired street style trends happening in the world right now. See below for our roundup of what's in so you can get the look!
Your plans are made, your outfit is on point, now it's time bring the best burgers, salads, and frozen star-spangled treats to your July 4th bbq or picnic. See below for our roundup of the of quick, easy and festive recipes.
Summer is here and we are ready! Make the most of the next few months by checking out suggestions from The Unique Team!
Go Forth! Visit 3 places you've never been before. Maybe you plan a road-trip to a city or town (Sonja is planning to plot-out a day of antique shopping in nearby small towns, and also plan to go to an area she's never been to in Mexico.). Perhaps you visit a local museum or restaurant that you've never been to. Wherever you go, adventure and new experiences await!
Dance Your Ass Off! Join the Unique team along with our friends at Cocktail Academy & Smilebooth SATURDAYS ALL SUMMER at EL CHAVO DJs will be playing all the Hip Hop, Soul and Top 40 Pop Jams from 10pm-2am
Give Back! I know, I know, summer is for relaxing not volunteering. Wrong! It's the perfect time to dedicate some of your time and expertise to others. Whether you commit a full day to volunteer at a local charity or start volunteering regularly, there are organizations in every city and town that could use your help.
Get Outside! Take advantage of warm weather and longer nights by taking your usual activities outside. Picnic in the park, attend outdoor movie screenings or concerts and head to the beach to watch the sunset.
Take a Dip! Just because you might not live near the beach doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to cool off. Investigate hotels in your area with amazing pools and dive in.
#Staycation! Traveling to a tropical destination isn't your only vacation option. This summer, plan a “staycation” and relax unwind within your neighborhood or just within your own four walls.
Get the Popcorn Ready! Summer is a time for Hollywood blockbuster hits and the perfect time to cool off inside a dark air conditioned movie theater. (Bonus if you can find a drive-in!)
With the official start of summer right around the corner we looking for new ways to refresh our homes and wardrobes for the warmer months ahead. Discover new makers and check out the list below for our roundup of 10 Summer Indie Markets!
Renegade Craft Fair: Austin, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York City, Portland and San Francisco
Parachute Market: Los Angeles, CA
Indie Craft Experience: Atlanta, G
Market Collective: Calgary, AB
Bust Craftacular: London, Los Angeles, Boston, New York
Urban Craft Uprising: Seattle, WA
Firefly Handmade: Boulder, CO
Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles: Los Angeles, CA
Smorgasburg: Brooklyn, NY and Los Angeles, CA
Craft Lake City: Salt Lake City, UT
When congratulations are in order, share your best wishes to the grads in your life with one of these unique picks from our Unique Market vendors.
Still trying to figure out what to get Dad this year? We've got you've covered! Remind him why you're his favorite with these rad finds from Unique makers.
You may remember some of our rad desktop wallpapers from a few years ago, we loved them so much we've decided to bring them back! Here is our very first round of images...your desktops and phone screens have never been so unique! Enjoy...
Happy May y’all! Spring is here and even though we’ve have been experiencing some pretty gray weather here in LA we are ready for picnics, bbq’s and outdoor entertaining. With Memorial Day around the corner we have rounded up some of our favorites DIYs and recipes for you to check out!
We can't wait for The 7th Annual Unique LA Spring Market this weekend! Save the date for April 30th and May 1st! Aside from shopping our curated selection of over 250 vendors, we've lined up some pretty rad perks for shoppers who attend over the weekend, including free mini mani's, watercolor DIY's, Oh! Snap portraits and gift wrapping - plus free drinks and snacks from GT's Kombucha, Pop Chips and Luna.
You can buy your pre-sale tickets here or buy tickets at the door (cash only). More event details can be found here. Make sure to follow @uniquemarkets on Instagram and Snapchat for the latest news and behind the scene photos.
We are also launching our exclusive Snapchat filters for you to use at the event...try them all!
See you soon!