Business Retail Exploration Trips – NYC

January 19th, 2014

Several hundred thousand people from around the world to come to NYC each January for the National Retailers Federation show. Naturally it’s also an opportunity to look around New York City for what is trending or commencing here.

Shop Gotham is called upon each year to host several business groups attending this show. As a NYC business, we work in tandem with each company to create itineraries that feature innovative retailers in all categories. In 2014, there was heavy interest in such elements as Digital Signage, Mobile Check-out,  in-store social media and guest interactive tools.

For information on NYC Retail Exploration programs or NYC Shopping tours, please visit: www.shopgotham.com

Some photos from 2014 Expeditions:

Don’t Skip the Bloomingdales Visitor Center – 59th Street

January 15th, 2014

“Like no other store in the world” and we at Shop Gotham agree. If you are from anywhere other than NYC proper, don’t skip the Visitor Center. Here you will be treated to a variety of goodies and comforts to make your day at Bloomies more enjoyable. Lets start with a Coat check (manned by lovely people no less); nothing is more annoying than browsing racks while burrowed in your 5 pound puffy coat. Next, a One Day 15% discount pass. Surely you dont want to miss this. Maps of the store in all languages, Size Conversion charts for all countries and finally, a docking station for your battery empty cell phone. They have thought of everything and for this, we love you Bloomingdales, even more.

Superbowl Weekend Celebrations: Some Great things to do in NY & NJ

January 15th, 2014

http://www.concordmonitor.com/home/10142601-95/nyc-attractions-beckon-super-bowl-visitors

Want to shop Designer Discounts after you have taken a photo with your favorite player  on 42nd street and had a ride on the toboggan? Book a Garment Center Shopping Tour.

Chelsea Art Night

January 13th, 2014

If you are visiting NYC soon and looking for inexpensive and fun activities, clear your Thursday schedule! Chelsea art galleries open their doors to the general public every Thursday night from 6-8pm. Not only is this FREE admission (most museums charge about 20$), but the majority of the galleries involved offer a cocktail or wine of some sort “on the house”. Converse with the interesting array of guests and see whats new and emerging in the New York art world.


Venues are between 22nd and 27th Streets, West of 10th Ave.
Find the schedule here: http://artcards.cc

Dressing for Record-Low Temperatures

January 7th, 2014

Record low temperatures fall upon us this week and while most of us would prefer to snuggle up on the couch with a blanket, the majority of us New Yorkers are still out and about like usual. Dressing warm is essential to survival here since the city requires so much walking and time outdoors. Using your best fur vest, scarf, jacket or even earmuffs can help ward off the frigid air on days like today. Don’t own fur? Take a Garment Center tour and purchase at wholesale-50-80% off retail price! We even offer lowered rates in the months of Jan/Feb so you keep more money in your pocket for shopping.

Here at Shop Gotham, we aim to dress you for success no matter what season it is!