Why You Need to Take a Garment Center Tour in May/June

April 30th, 2014

This is the best time to get Spring and Summer clothes & accessories at a huge discount! The best sample sales of the season are about to start for designers like Botkier, Yumi Kim, Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin and Rebecca Minkoff to name a few.

Our partner designer showrooms are also selling their Spring and Summer collections now so this is a wonderful chance to spend the day prepping wardrobes for the months to come. Purchasing designer merchandise at 70-80% off of retail price in private NYC showrooms is an exclusive opportunity provided to you by Shop Gotham.

Join a Garment Center tour in May or June and be a part of the discounted fashion frenzy that is about to impart.

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Behind the curtain: Broadway and Theater Costume

April 29th, 2014

For Broadway and Film, costumes are integral to the story line and overall excitement of the production. Where does the process begin? What elements are needed? Could a detailed pocket really matter? Shop Gotham has put together a unique “behind the curtain” NYC theater experience, exploring the Steps of Creation in Broadway & Theater Costume Design!

This program showcases the wardrobing process, taking guests both behind- the-scenes to a renowned design studio and to private industry-only shops for an enlightening costume and production overview that can only be found in NYC.  Step into this world non-thespians rarely enter.

Tour includes visits to a Costume Design Studio, a Theater & Costume Jewelry Showroom, a Theatrical Stage and Dance Shoe Supplier as well as visits and discussions of other integral hubs of the New York Broadway and Theater Community. We invite students and adult groups both to explore this program, for more information please email us: info@shopgotham.com or call us: (917) 599-6650

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Easter Weekend 2014 in New York City

April 18th, 2014

Things to do over Easter Weekend in New York:

  • Easter egg hunt, Saturday April 19 from 12-4

Children can hunt for eggs throughout the afternoon, meet a human-sized bunny, play games, visit farm animals, and take a hayride at the Barnyard Easter Egg Hunt at Queens County Farm Museum.

  • Easter Sunday Restaurant Specials

OpenTable has a list of restaurants offering special menus for Easter.

  • Easter Sunday Parade, from 10-4

Wear an extravagant hat or festive costume and join the people strolling on Fifth Avenue from 49th to 57th Streets in the Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival. The official street closure is from 47th to 57th. Free.

  • Tribeca Film Festival, April 16-27

The Tribeca Film program will feature films of all stripes: crowd-pleasing blockbusters-to-be, provocative documentaries, foreign films, shorts and free outdoor screenings, plus a cornucopia of panel discussions and lectures.

  • New York International Auto Show, April 18-27

This high-octane NYC Auto Show is North America’s oldest (it was first held in 1900) and most-attended auto show, featuring just about every new model under the sun—from Acura to Volvo—along with the most innovative automotive technology, the hottest exotics, the latest in green technology and more.

Chic NYC Prom Dress Boutiques & Shops for Teens

April 9th, 2014

If you are coming to NYC to shop for prom, or another notable occasion that requires a special dress, we can direct you. Shop Gotham recommends the following teen boutiques and shops-for the girl who wants to shop  for a unique and gorgeous dress in New York City.

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Prom 2014: Your NYC Shopping Guide

  • Century 21 ***Zac Posen dresses spotted over the weekend. Inventory comes in continually!

Lincoln Center: 1972 Broadway (btwn 66th & 67th St)

212-518-2121

  • BCBG ***Herve Leger sold at this location!!

461 Fifth Ave (btwn 40th & 41st St)

212-991-9777

  • RK Bridal

318 West 39th Street (btwn 8th & 9th Ave)

212-947-1155

Email: info@rkbridal.com

  • Dress Empire

224 w 35th St (btwn 8th & 9th)

212-292-8888

  • Gramercy Project

240 Third Ave (btwn 19th & 20th St)

212-533-4017

  • Limpasse Inc. ***Design your own dress, bring your own design or ideas and they will work with you

29 W 8th St (btwn 5th Ave & Mac Dougal St) 

212-533-3255

  • Yumi Kim

105 Stanton St (btwn Ludlow & Essex St)

212-420-5919

  • Reformation

156 Ludlow St (btwn Rivington & Stanton St)

646-448-4925

  • Prom Outfitters

1001 Flatbush Ave (btwn Albemarle Rd & Regent Pl), Brooklyn

718-412-1968

Chic NYC Prom Dress Boutiques & Shops for Teens

April 9th, 2014

If you are coming to NYC to shop for prom, or another notable occasion that requires a special dress, we can direct you. Shop Gotham recommends the following teen boutiques and shops-for the girl who wants to shop  for a unique and gorgeous dress in New York City.

#shopgotham


Prom 2014: Your NYC Shopping Guide

  • Century 21 ***Zac Posen dresses spotted over the weekend. Inventory comes in continually!

Lincoln Center: 1972 Broadway (btwn 66th & 67th St)

212-518-2121

  • BCBG ***Herve Leger sold at this location!!

461 Fifth Ave (btwn 40th & 41st St)

212-991-9777

  • RK Bridal

318 West 39th Street (btwn 8th & 9th Ave)

212-947-1155

Email: info@rkbridal.com

  • Dress Empire

224 w 35th St (btwn 8th & 9th)

212-292-8888

  • Gramercy Project

240 Third Ave (btwn 19th & 20th St)

212-533-4017

  • Limpasse Inc. ***Design your own dress, bring your own design or ideas and they will work with you

29 W 8th St (btwn 5th Ave & Mac Dougal St) 

212-533-3255

  • Yumi Kim

105 Stanton St (btwn Ludlow & Essex St)

212-420-5919

  • Reformation

156 Ludlow St (btwn Rivington & Stanton St)

646-448-4925

  • Prom Outfitters

1001 Flatbush Ave (btwn Albemarle Rd & Regent Pl), Brooklyn

718-412-1968

Unique new things to do in NYC 2014 when visiting

April 6th, 2014

Ah NY, a new activity a minute, no way for us locals to keep up. How is a visitor to choose what to do on their short stay in the big city! It’s tough, but here are a couple of new ideas:

  • DRAG singers to entertain you at lunch. On the far fat west side of midtown, stands the new OUT hotel, 510 West 42nd street. Sunday at their restaurant Kitchn is a real treat, with a duo of sumptuous drag singers who will make you thing Lady Gaga is actually in the room. The menu offers unlimited mimosas and American cuisine.
  • Any of our Shop Gotham shopping tours. Specifically, our newest tour, Costume Design and the Performance World, takes you on a journey throughout the exciting and elusive industry of wardrobing for Broadway and Film.

Shop Gotham was named a TOP 10 tour by the New York City Convention Bureau (http://www.nycgo.com/slideshows/10-top-tours-2014.03.05/10) and ranks #23 of all 465 Activities in NYC on TripAdvisor.

Sweet 16 Celebration: Shopping NYC

April 4th, 2014

Your teen loves fashion and shopping and hanging out with her friends. Her favorite thing to do is read fashion magazines and browse the internet for the latest and most chic trends and styles. Her birthday is coming up, she is about to be 16 and you want to give her the ultimate birthday gift and celebration on her special day. Look no further, Shop Gotham has you covered and will take care of all the planning!

For the fashionista whose ideal birthday celebration is to shop in NYC with her friends! Each Sweet 16 shopping tour is personally customized to suit the style, budget and fashion desires of the Sweet 16 birthday girl.

#shopgotham #shopgothamfashion #sweet16 #nycshoppingtours

A recent Sweet 16 Testimonial from TripAdvisor

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2014

Fabulous!! Spectacular!! Fun!! Appropriate!! My husband and I booked my daughter’s Sweet 16 Party with ShopGotham and Puglia’s Restaurant in Little Italy. We traveled by limousine to and fro the event from Central NJ. What a blast they had, including my self!!! I contacted Marla, the owner, who made all the arrangements. She was wonderful – answering all my questions, including recommending restaurants for after the shopping. She booked us with Tour Guide Melinda who was delightful, charming and quite knowledgeable of the SOHO/NOLITA area that we toured and shopped. My daughter and her friends had so much fun shopping, eating cupcakes at Georgetown Cupcakes, learning some history of the area and talking celebrity gossip. I would definitely recommend ShopGotham. I may even tour again soon with my lady friends!!!

Visited March 2014