“Sample Sale Season” is Approaching

October 25th, 2013

In the fashion savvy shopping world, we are amping up (and saving up) because sample sale season is right around the corner! From mid November to December, New York City feautres the sample sales we wait for all year long. A chance to purchase couture and designer pieces that you could never afford- the ultimate designer deals and shopping mania are worth waiting for. Last years highlights inclue: Alexander Wang, Armani, Anna Sui, Rebecca Minkoff, Theory, Noir, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Yumi Kim, Botkier, Rag & Bone, Derek Lam, Lela Rose. Join us on a Garment Center Tour and celebrate Sample Sale Season with us; you will shop our private showrooms at wholesale prices & the best sample sales of the year!

Halloween Shopping in NYC-the 411

October 17th, 2013

Halloween is that lovely time of year when you can dress up and be whomever or whatever you want for the day without a second glance. Shopping for a costume, carving pumpkins, trick or treating and haunted houses are all fun ways to enjoy the fall holiday. As for us, we live for the shopping!

Like always, NYC has the ultimate shopping for your Halloween costume and decor this season. Here’s our “go-to” list:

The Village Party Store on 13 E 8th St has more than 2,000 getups to offer!

Halloween Adventure on 104 4th Ave is close to Union Square and open all year round. They also stay open til midnight as part of their “October Extended Hours”, for you late night shoppers.

Ricky’s is a great option in a multitude of neighborhoods-45 Halloween “super stores” throughout Manhattan.

Abracadabra Superstore on 19 w 21st St is a three level ‘haunted house vibe’ shop that sells costumes and has makeup artists on hand that detail in body painting as well. The best part- they have and rent an extensive costume and prop selection (both outrageous and hysterical).

Sprit has 14 locations in Manhattan, sells everything you will need to celebrate the holiday from home decor to costumes and accessories. Unique finds here include group costumes, theatrical contact lenses, and an extensive mask selection.

NYC Merchandisers on a Private Tour

October 7th, 2013

Shop Gotham hosts corporate group shopping tours in addition to our other shopping services. In the fashion world (and several others), it is vital to progress with what is new and interesting in retail in order to succeed. Our private industry tours allow corporate members to do precisely that. Just last week, we hosted a group from a high end fashion company (whom we must keep annonymous). Merchandisers from this worldwide corporation spent the afternoon alongside our knowledgable guides and had an educational shopping experience tailored specifically to their companies business needs. This is a fun and educational alternative for entertaining corporate groups that are visiting NYC.

The Full Figured Fashionista’s Shopping Guide

October 1st, 2013

For curvy and full figured women who want to shop while visiting New York City, Shop Gotham has made this daunting challenge a bit more manageable.
Shop Gotham is pleased to now offer a comprehensive and easy to follow Self-Directed Plus Size Shopping Itinerary. If it exists in NYC, it will be here. This emailable guide accompanied by a simple map, identifies approximately 25 shops in Manhattan, Harlem and Brooklyn. Store types range from those which carry staple pieces to luxury boutiques. Lingerie, swimwear and specialty sized shoes are included as well.
Both chain stores and “only in NYC” options are here, with address, hours, phone number, size ranges and brief summary of items and best sellers. Shoppers can pick and choose their destinations or for the ambitious, the entire itinerary can be accomplished in 2 days time, at one’s own pace.
The fee is $32 and can be ordered via email at: info@shopgotham.com with the subject line: Self-Directed Plus Size Shopping Itinerary.