Our Neighborhood. Call it what you wish, our neighborhood, the Fashion District, aka the “Fashion District,” or the “Fashion Center,” has been known since the early 20th century as the center for fashion design and manufacturing in the United States.
Fashion Center of the World. Many say the Fashion District is the fashion center of New York City. We say the World! Approximately one square mile in area, the district is bordered by the Javits Convention Center at the extreme west, the James Farley General Post Office, Penn Station and Madison Square Garden in the center, and the Empire State Building in the east. The neighborhood has long been home to the warehouses and workshops of the fashion industry.
Industry. The fashion industry is the largest single contributor to the city's manufacturing sector. The Fashion District is at the center of this billion dollar clothing industry. One third of all clothing manufactured in the US is designed and produced in this neighborhood. Many of the clothing manufacturers maintain outlet stores open to the public.
Our Neighbors. New York is home to America's world renowned fashion talent. From the industry's most famous designers to its most promising entrepreneurs, fashion makers locate their businesses here, taking advantage of the city's unlimited creative resources. Anna Sui, Oscar de la Renta, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Liz Claiborne and Nicole Miller, to name a few, are located in the Fashion District. While New York's days as the textile-manufacturing capital of America may be over, it remains the fashion capital for designers, couture houses and showrooms.