Black Friday: What to Pack

November 24th, 2014


Coming to the city this weekend? Trying to plan your outfits but don’t know where to begin? We agree, the weather has been a bit nutty, but by Wednesday temperatures will drop again, drastically, so plan to dress warm! Snow showers are expected for Thanksgiving Day, but if you’ve ever visited New York during winter time, you know the snow never sticks!

You might as well skip the snow boots this weekend and save the room in your suitcase.


Dress in style for your visit to NYC for Thanksgiving weekend and Black Friday. Oversized bathrobe inspired wool jackets, chunky knits, everything GREY, over the knee boots, a wide brim fedora, retro shades..the list goes on and on. These key pieces are in right now and if you can incorporate one or 2 of them into your outfits you will surely fit the part of chic New Yorker this weekend!

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Stores for holiday gifts NYC 2014

November 22nd, 2014

Coming to NYC to do some gift shopping for the holidays? Where to Start, as the choices are endless. Here is a helping hand for Hostess and other assumdry gifts, courtesy of Shop Gotham, defined by neighborhood:

ps: if you want to check out those legendary NYC Sample Sales, Shop Gotham is your source. information and bookings can be made at: www.shopgotham.com

HOSTESS and OTHER GIFTS

SOHO/NOLITA & BOWERY

C. Wonder, 72 Spring Street, btw Crosby & Lafayette Streets, 10:00am – 7:00pm

Charming colorful tabletop items (and apparel) – MODERATE

John Derian, 10 East 2nd Street btwn 2nd and Bowery, 12pm-7pm,

French inspired tabletop items, specialist in Decoupage

Pearl River 477 Broadway, btw Broome and Grand, 10am- 7pm

3-floors of fun hodgepodge Asian style home goods, clothing & random trinkets. Hundreds of sushi sets, takeout-container-shaped lamps, kimonos, and souvenirs starting at $5 – INEXPENSIVE

Love Adorned, 269 Elizabeth St btw Houston and Prince, Noon -7pm
Cool industrial small emporium selling unusual fine jewelry, home and bath – HIGHER END

MIN, 117 Crosby btwn Houston & Prince, 10am – 7pm

Apothecary primarily for Men. Lovely shaving items, fragrances and creams – MODERATE

Santa Maria Novella, 285 Lafayette St, btw Houston and Prince, 11am – 7pm

Italian apothecary for elegant options in bath, body and fragrance – MIDLEVEL

Sur la Table, 75 Spring @ Crosby, 10am – 7pm

Table top and such items as Shocking blue meat thermometer for $10 – MODERATE

The Market NYC, Bleeker between Thompson and Sullivan, Noon – 7pm

50 local designers selling apparel, accessories, kitsch – MODERATE

The Impossible Project, 425 Broadway, btw Canal and Howard Sts, fifth floor, 11am – 6pm

Find a Polaroid camera (defunct) and film here. Also for grabs: Groovy old Polaroid jackets ($74) – MODERATE

Vosges, 132 Spring Street, btw Wooster and Greene, 11am – 7pm – HIGHER END

Fine French chocolatier

FIFTH AVENUE/MIDTOWN

Henri Bendel, 512 Fifth Avenue btw 55th and 56th sts, 10am – 7pm

Luscious 3 floor of glamour for women. Fun jewelry, designer handbags, travel accessories, fragrance and more. Lots of independent designer items- MODERATE/HIGHER END

MoMA Design Store, 4 W 53rd St btw Fifth and Sixth Ave, 10am – 7pm

Impressive array of contemporary furnishings and gifts: sculptural vases, clocks, kitchenware- MODERATE

UPPER EAST SIDE

Bloomingdales, Lexington btw 59th and 60th, 10am – 8pm

The flagship for the country, this store has 8 floors of eye candy- ALL PRICE LEVELS

Dylan’s Candy Bar, 1011 Third Ave @ 60th, 10am – 9pm

The original candy emporium

Serendipity, 225 East 60th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues, 11:30am to midnight

Take home some famed iced hot chocolate

MEAT PACKING CHELSEA

Story, 144 Tenth Ave @ 19th Street, 10am – 7pm

Spacious boutique housing rotating collection of unique wares from local companies and well-known brands. From JAMBOX wireless speakers to gold hoop earrings – MODERATE/HIGHER END.

Chelsea market, 75 9th Ave, between 5th Ave & 15th St, 7am – 9pm

Assorted specialty food shops

Flight 001, 96 Greenwich Avenue between West 12th and Jane, 11am-8:30pm-

Modern and Innovative Travel Products – MODERATE

UNION SQUARE/FLAT IRON

Union Square market, 14th – 16th Streets @ Park Avenue South, 8am  – 8pm

Outdoor tented market offering 70 shops with assorted gifts, apparel, and holiday wares

Max Brenner, 841 Broadway ntw 13th & 14th, 9am – 2pm

Chocolate restaurant and gift shop. All things chocolate

Eataly, 200 Fifth Ave, between 23rd & 24th, 8am – 9pm

Enormous Italian food market from famed chef Mario Batali

Holiday Windows in NYC

November 18th, 2014

Holiday Windows are popping up at our favorite retailers throughout the city-the best time of year. It’s like visiting an outdoor fashion museum, but for free! Join the fun and excitement this holiday season, grab a coffee, take a stroll & enjoy the Holiday Windows along Fifth Avenue.

An ideal afternoon: Start with us, Shop Gotham, in the historical Garment District. Our fashionable and chic tour guides will navigate you through the city’s ultimate shopping mecca: private wholesale designer showrooms and plentiful designer sample sales. Since you will be in the “holiday shopping spirit” after all of your fab purchases on our tour, pop over to Bryant Park for a quick lunch break. Check out the Winter Village shops at Bryant Park and ice skating rink as well, it’s quite the social scene! Pop over towards 5th Avenue and walk (slowly) uptown towards Central Park @59th St and “window shop” into the sunset!!

4 New Partner Showrooms

November 10th, 2014

Just in time for holidays 2014, we have added 4 new showrooms for our dedicated shopping fashionista’s. Whether you are in your 20’s, 70’s or somewhere between, you will get to shop for gorgeous quality apparel and accessories at wholesale and then can proudly say you bought them in NYC, in the heart of the legendary Garment Center. Shop Gotham wholesale “insider” shopping tours will run until December 19th this year.

And don’t forget, sample sale season is finally here! The only time us girls can get the chance to purchase one of a kind main stream designer apparel and accessories at 80-90% off of the retail price that you would find in a store. We make 1-2 sample sale stops in addition to our private showroom stops on each Garment District tours, depending on the day/location of current sales. A few big designer sales to look for this month:

Alexis Bittar, Tibi, Vivienne Tam, Botkier, Helmut Lang, Haute Hippie, Rebecca Minkoff, Shoshanna, Lulu Frost


Chic Boohoo Pop-Up in Soho

November 3rd, 2014

Check out this new amazing SoHo Pop-up @boohoo !! Boohoo.com opened their pop-up shop (462 W Broadway between Prince and Houston Sts) in SoHo until Nov 14. The sale consists of 2 floors, both men’s and women’s apparel and accessories, prices ranging between $20 – $60. Super chic items & extremely affordable prices-exactly what SoHo is lacking.

Boohoo will be hosting a number of music events & blogger meet-and-greets over the next few weeks as well! (you can see the schedule here).

Open 11-7 every day until Nov 14 @ 462 W Broadway, New York NY
Find out more information here: BooHoo Pop Up!