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LA's Original Flower Market

LA's Original Flower Market

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Hidden within the bustling concrete jungle of Downtown blooms a rainbow-bright urban oasis — the Original LA Flower Market. Though founded nearly a century ago, the Market, tucked away on Wall Street between 7th and 8th Streets, can often be overlooked. But with dozens of vendors and hundreds of varieties of flowers, LA’s Original Flower Market is not to be missed. Whether you’re searching for a date night bouquet of roses, the perfect flower arrangement for Sunday brunch, the Market offers a freshly-picked plethora of hydrangeas, carnations, sunflowers and much more at virtually wholesale prices.

“What’s unique about the flower market is that you have all types of flowers in one spot, from all over the world,” said Rosa Kang, who has worked at the Flower Market for eight years as a vendor. “Even stuff that you might not be able to find in season, you’ll find it here because somebody’s importing it from the other side of the hemisphere. We have flowers here that normal people would never see because they only grow in the tropics.”

With shipments delivered each Monday and Friday, Rosa’s busiest shopping days are Wednesdays and Fridays, with Thursdays being the slimmest in terms of selection.

“Saturday is the day to get deals,” said Kang. “A lot of people have Saturday specials so that people who are looking for something for that day or next day party can fill that request.”

The Market is especially favored among those looking to plan weddings on a budget, as its vendors offer not only economically priced flowers, but also vases, candles and a variety of other decor, as well as a close proximity to the fashion district.

“It’s a lot more affordable here, and there’s a bigger selection,” said bride-to-be Jenny Vo, who traveled with her fiancé from S.F. to compare flower prices for their wedding. “It’s a good area to check out if you’re a DIY bride, and even if you’re not from here it’s definitely worth the visit.”

Whether you’re event planning or just browsing the Market, come for the flowers, and stay for the friendly vendors and touch of nature in the heart of the city that will brighten any day.

To find out more, go to: originallaflowermarket.com

Written by:
Olivia Niland
Photographed by:
Justin Huft

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