“Low-season” Rates: Garment Center Tours

December 18th, 2013
Shopping wholesale in the Garment Center is an exclusive chance to purchase handmade designer pieces at 50-80% off of the price you’d normally find in retail stores. Save on your tour booking and your shopping during the next two months on a Shop Gotham shopping tour!

Shop Gotham is offering lowered rates for Garment Center tours as the winter months ensue. For the months of January and February, enjoy the tour of New York’s Garment District for only $60.
In addition, booking with us directly will save you the “booking fee”
Inquiries to 917.599.6650 or info@shopgotham.com

What to Wear for Your NYC Holiday Celebrations

December 17th, 2013

Is New York City ever more beautiful than it is during the holidays? From the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree to Nutcracker at the New York City Ballet; from dancing Rockettes at the Radio City Christmas Spectacular to the famous Times Square New Year’s Eve party, New York is full of seasonal celebration.
It’s also, as always, full of fashion. We know that you wouldn’t want to be caught dead spending your holidays in the city while looking like a tourist. On the other hand, making the right fashion choices means staying comfortable in what is otherwise a winter wonderland.
What should you wear to your NYC holiday celebrations? Here are a few ideas:
THE WINTER CAPE
Ditch the boring puffy tourist coat and show off your sense of style in a beautiful winter cape. These capes are warm, help keep you bundled up, and work as well over a great pair of jeans as they do over a over a little black dress.Want to compare cape styles? Start with Marie Claire’s list of the 30 best winter capes for 2013 and use it as inspiration.
THE BOOT
The ideal boot for a NYC holiday vacation has to fulfill multiple functions:
Comfortable enough to wear all day
Sturdy enough to navigate the city streets
Stylish enough to look great with the rest of your outfit

If you’re planning to party with the Times Square revelers on New Year’s Eve, for example, you need a boot that will keep your toes comfortable and warm for close to 10 hours; people begin gathering in Times Square in the early afternoon and do not leave until well after midnight.

To get this perfect boot, expect to do a lot of shopping. Once you think you have your candidate, make sure to give it a test run by seeing if you can wear it all day long without any foot pain. You don’t want your feet to start hurting at 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, with the ball drop still six long hours away.

THE JEANS

If you’re trying to travel light, a really great pair of jeans will get you from ice skating at Rockefeller Center to listening to the Messiah at the New York Philharmonic, and everywhere in between. Yes, jeans are perfectly fine to wear into formal concert venues, especially if they’re trendy and fashion-forward. Find that great pair of jeans, and get ready to wear them everywhere.

THE ACCESSORIES

When you’re bundled up in hat, scarf, and gloves, where can you truly let your sense of style shine? With the accessories, of course. Look for a pair of sparkling earrings from Front Jewelers that can peek out from underneath your snuggly winter hat, or search for that perfect jeweled bracelet to slide on over your chic black leather glove. If you’ve got a special someone in your life, remember that the holidays are a time for giving; go ahead and drop that hint that a beautiful new earring and necklace set would make the perfect accompaniment to your winter style statement.
THE HANDBAG
Like your boots, you need a handbag that serves three main purposes:
Looks great
Holds everything you need
Can be worn all day long
Our suggestion? Look for a cross-body bag that you can wear across your chest, instead of a traditional handbag that dangles from one shoulder. You’ll be able to keep your hands free for photos and handholding, and you’ll be able to carry more without feeling tired. LuckyMag has a great selection of winter cross-body bags for you to admire.
If you still need outfit inspiration for your NYC holiday wardrobe, check out the rest of this site and look at the pictures in your favorite fashion magazines. Pick the pieces that most catch your eye and use them to make a truly outstanding holiday fashion statement.

Shop at your own pace: Self Directed Shopping Tours

December 11th, 2013

Shop Gotham now offers two (updated) Self Directed Shopping Tours! For the shopper who likes to “do it on their own”.

  • Plus size women (sizes 16+)

Women who want to buy fashionable items in NYC but can never find their size.

  • Families visiting NYC with teens

Shop the downtown neighborhoods of SoHo/NoLita like a pro, or any neighborhood of choice with the whole family.

For families that want to take their teen shopping in NYC, but would like to do so one their own clock-this is perfect for you. As for our full figured and curvy fashionista’s, this itinerary allows you to explore all of the stores within NYC that carry sizes for you without having to worry, do research and inquire over the phone.

We make shopping New York City easy for  you. Spend the day shopping at your own pace with an exclusive list of NYC’s choice stores tailored to your taste. We also provide a map that outlines store locations, descriptions and price ranges. And, as always, we know the best places to send you!

Inquiries to: info@shopgotham.com

Fashion Bloggers in Our Showrooms

December 6th, 2013

This week we hosted a group of fashion and beauty bloggers from the local New York area on a Garment Center tour. As it happens, we are in the height of sample sale season. Not only did the bloggers love our wholesale showrooms, but the sample sales we chose for the shopping itinerary that day were also booming! Custom group tours are one of our primary services and we especially love to create itineraries for the fashion savvy! #shopgotham