Stilettos to the Wayside, Hello Comfort!

June 16th, 2014
Ladies, we are loving the trend of comfortable footwear more than ever right now. Seriously, it is the best thing that could have happened within the cycle of recent fashion. From pointy flats and high top sneaks to oxfords, slip ons and printed espadrilles..it’s all about the FLATS! Effortlessly chic, simple and easy to wear.
This is good news to those aiming to look stylish on their visit to New York, because as we all know, New York=lots of walking. Join any of our Shop Gotham tours- whether it be 3 hours of shopping in private designer wholesale showrooms in the Garment District or 2 1/2 hours of shopping in Soho/Nolita within downtown Manhattan-we deliver the ultimate shopping “experience” to all of our clients and tours are conducted entirely on foot! Looking fashionable doesn’t have to kill your feet; dress comfortable and fashion forward for your trip to NYC. Summertime tip- slip on a printed dress and sneakers-you’re good to go!

Summertime looks, runway shots, inspiration and styling ideas:




Our Favorite Time, Sample Sale Season!

June 11th, 2014

If you are coming to New York City soon there is something very important you should know: there are already 43 sample sales to shop this month, and it’s only the second week of June!! Sample Sale High Season is upon us and we always recommend to strike while the sales are hot!

This Spring designers are jumping on the ‘sample sale’ trend and amping up our shopping experience with more sales than we’ve ever seen at this time of year before. Some major designer sales for the upcoming month include: Helmut Lang, Alice + Olivia, Tory Burch, Nanette Lepore & La Perla

Sample sales offer more for your money and designer pieces that are one of a kind. Discounts tend to range between 50-85% off retail prices you would find in a store and they are first come first serve so get there early!


Join a Garment Center Shopping Tour this month and be a part of the best showroom and sample sale shopping in New York City. Have the chance to meet a local NYC designer and shop with exclusive Shop Gotham partner designers that sell to Neimans, Bloomingdales and Saks. Garment Center Wholesale Shopping Tours run weekly on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. See the tour schedule here: http://www.zerve.com/ShopGotham/Public/calendar

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Shop Gotham Garment Center Tour Review

June 4th, 2014

Event Date/Time:   Friday, May 30, 2014 at 10:00am
Rating:            5 stars
A great time for a non-fashionista!
For my best friend’s first visit to NYC, she recommended we do the Soho/Nolita shopping tour.  Though I am not really a fashion kind of girl (more of a clean clothes & do they fit kind of girl)…I am a shopper so I was all in!  Unfortunately the Soho/Nolita tour was cancelled, however we were offered the Garment Centre Insider tour.  Somewhat leery upon arrival in my running shoes, yoga pants and t-shirt…the most under-dressed of all participants…thought my hard-earned cash would stay in my wallet!
Turned out to be a good thing that we were moved to the Garment Centre tour, as both my friend and I were able to find things we liked…and bought!  The deals were amazing!!  Our guide, Melanie was simply fantastic!  She was fun, attentive and interesting.  It was a great way to spend the morning and see a side of NYC that I am sure most people never see!  I would ABSOLUTELY recommend this tour to any one who is interested in shopping, saving money, or having a great time.

Summer Scarves, Boho Chic

June 4th, 2014

The weather is starting to warm up…finally!!…and summer is on it’s way. One of our favorite trends, year-round, but especially in the summer, are scarves. There are so many fabulous ways to rock a scarf besides around your neck. For an ultra chic boho look, try tying a bright scarf around your head and tying it underneath. Like this! Big shades also encouraged. It’s an effortless look and when used as a hair wrap you don’t even have to do your hair that morning.

A scarf can also double as a beach wrap in the summertime. Throw one in your tote and use as a cover up at the beach or wrap it around you when the sun sets. Summer scarf fabrics that work best are: silk, linen, cotton or a very thin cashmere. Try accenting bright prints over neutral tops-keep it simple.

Although the summer temps tend to sky rocket during summer in the city, the nights can always get cool..and so can the air conditioners!! If you are coming to New York City to visit make sure to pack a summer scarf. It is small enough to throw in your bag and you never know when you will need it. If you do not already own this summer essential, purchase a few on one our weekly wholesale shopping programs!


One of the most popular showroom visits on the Garment Center tour is to a designer showroom which creates gorgeous custom dyed scarves and wraps. Not only do Shop Gotham Garment Center tours grant you access into the private world of designer fashion but they also offer the most remarkable deals on current fashion that exists in NYC. View our tour schedule and plan a girls day out today.


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