LA Speedy is poised to go national. Based in Los Angeles, LA Speedy manufactures wholesale sports apparel. All of its products are made the USA—which is rare for any apparel company—and are primarily sold in California and the West Coast. However, according to account manager Peter Lee, LA Speedy offers a distinct advantage to retailers outside of its traditional sales area: novelty.
“We have some East Coast accounts, but our products are mostly sold in California,” Lee states. “That’s an advantage for people who want to carry us outside of California. They’ll be unique.”
LA Speedy’s line of sports apparel includes jerseys, sweat pants and shirts, hoodies, moisture wicking polo shirts, tank tops, and other items. “Our fleece products, like the sweats and hoodies, are big,” Lee said. “One of our up-and-coming products is the moisture-wicking polo shirts. Those have been doing really good so far.”
LA Speedy is a family owned company that is celebrating its 14th year in business. The company decided to manufacture all of its products in the United States and still remains competitive, Lee said, because many people underestimate the issues involved in dealing with overseas wholesalers. “You go offshore you have to deal with taxes, shipping time, and other issues,” Lee noted.
LA Speedy fulfills most orders the same day they arrive. The company can also work with customers on custom-designed pieces, although it doesn’t custom-print apparel. All products are sold under the LA Speedy label.
Retailers can generally expect a 100% mark-up on LA Speedy products. There is no minimum order, but wholesale customers have to be qualified before placing orders. Qualification is simple and requires a company or tax ID.
4156 S. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90037