The First Annual New York Festival of Light

October 27th, 2014

If you are coming to New York City next week, this is not to miss! The first annual New York Festival of Light (NYFOL) will come alive next week on November 6, 7, and 8 in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Local and international lighting designers and technologists that work with the medium of light will be enhancing NYC’s architecture through interactive, static and  projected lighting installations.

Last year, artists tested their ideas in a small preview at Elizabeth Street Garden in order to prepare for this years festival. This preview was a small teaser building nothing but anticipation over the past year for the cities first Light Festival. The festival will also featuring food trucks and a DJ-what’s not to enjoy!

This cultural and unique presentation will take place after dark in DUMBO, Brooklyn, New York, in the Archway under the Manhattan Bridge at the Pearl Street Triangle (Pearl & Water St). What a breathtaking way to spend a fall evening in New York City. Support your local artists simply by attending, as the event is free to all.

Thursday November 6th: 7pm-11pm
Friday November 7th: 5pm – 11pm
Saturday November 8th: 5pm – 11pm

For more information visit #NYFOL or the website, New York Festival of Light.

Garment Center-shopping NY locals even enjoy!

October 20th, 2014

TripAdvisor posted a recent review that we would like to share with potential shoppers! This came from a women who recently moved to New York and attended our Garment Center Wholesale Shopping Tour. Not only are our shopping experiences intended for tourists and visitors, but we also love to host tri-state women and native New Yorkers. Every women enjoys VIP wholesale shopping, try us!

“Garment Center tour Recommended”

“I am a newly transplanted New Yorker, with the goal of doing everything that looks interesting to me before I begin my all consuming new career. I took this shopping tour just this week, with no great intention of buying much but rather for the experience of seeing this part of town and inside of some showroom.. Fortunately or not, I managed to drop some money in 4 of the 6 showrooms. First of all, it’s fun. There were 9 people women and 1 man tagging along in our group. We represented 3 countries and every age, myself being the youngest in the group. Everyone was in such a good mood, that it was enjoyable just spending time with all these strangers, something one never does in their daily life. The showrooms were extremely diverse, clearly chosen to suit diverse groups like ours, and I felt the prices were terrific. Will be recommending to my visiting friends and relatives.”

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 10, 2014

 

The famed Plaza Hotel Tea Room re-opens today

October 17th, 2014

Want to feel transported for a couple hours? The Plaza Hotel tea hour in the Palm Court reopens today after a a full renovation. In addition to the typical tea fare of scones and mini crustless cucumber sandwhiches, lobster rolls and other delightful items have been added. $50- $65 for the service, but this is a treat worth trying.

A Shop Gotham shopping tour will most certainly cap off this most decadently delightful day
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Palm Court at the Plaza Hotel

 

Sweater Weather

October 14th, 2014

Sweaters are a huge trend this season, major score!

All pros, no cons:
1. They are the most comfortable thing on the planet
2. Fashionable item that will actually keep you warm
3. Easy to layer-stick to basic colors and neutral shades

Not even close to a sweater dress, this fitted long length number with side slits is a must have from Zara’s fall collection! Throw it over anything and call it a day.

Layering inspiration-keep it simple and stick to similar hues/colors within your layers. Always remember to balance a big sweater with a slim bottom silhouettes (like a skinny jean).

Turtleneck sweater-we give it the go ahead as long is it has some variation from the ones you used to wear skiing. For example, the cowl neckline adds a chic element in addition to layering over a floral dress.

Oversized knits-the cardigan with bulk, the thick sweater that subs as a jacket. This look is totally in right now, and totally doable on all women. Give your leather jacket a day of rest and enjoy the fall weather while you can in a chunky knit!

Save on Holiday Shopping with Shop Gotham

October 8th, 2014

Christmas Season/Hanukkah season sample sales will be in the works by mid October/early November. This years sample sale “season” (the prime time for Holiday shopping) commences with designers such as: Elizabeth and James, Loro Piana, DKNY, Phillip Lim, Escada, Scoop, Alexander McQueen and the ever famous Hanky Panky yearly sale. In other words, the Garment District is about to be in full bloom!

Designers sales for November are still pending but we will be sure to update you as soon as we hear what is coming up!

In addition to the well known designer realm of sample sales offered on our Garment Center Tours, all of our partner designer showrooms that are visited on a tour are the real highlight. Currently selling their Fall/Winter 2014 collections exclusively to our shoppers at wholesale price now!

Purchase tailored fashion apparel, dresses and outerwear, fabulous furs (real and FO), accessories and jewelry that is made for private label brands (shh we can’t tell you who!) and quality leather handbags entirely on trend (totes and purses for every style). All for less than a third of what you would find in a department or retail store.

Another perk-you won’t have to wait in lines or deal with any chaos of traditional Holiday Shopping! Our tours max at 12 guests and our tour guides are extremely personable and accommodating. Get the chance to talk one on one with designers and showroom sales reps that can teach you about the collections, make personal recommendations and help you to select the “perfect gift”.

Find out why all the ladies love us and can’t wait to shop wholesale with us each time they visit NYC! Join a shopping tour this Fall 2014 and shop with Shop Gotham, exclusively wholesale.

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