VIP Shopping: Group Activities in NYC

January 27th, 2015
What does every woman dream of? Besides the “perfect” man, a closet full of Chanel and beautiful children? Private designer shopping in New York City, hello! A dream we are guilty of having on a weekly basis, just saying.
This dream is a reality with Shop Gotham’s VIP group shopping parties. A fashionable young lady, containing all of the shopping knowledge and connections feasible within Manhattan, will escort you and friends to exclusive “SG-only” designer showrooms, sample sales and fashion factories where you will have the opportunity to purchase every single item at wholesale! Thought only a buyer would ever get a special chance like this to to peruse private designer showrooms and shop wholesale handbags, dresses, separates, jackets, jewelry, scarves, accessories and more? YOU CAN TOO!

Expect nothing but top of the line trends, heavenly prices and a special VIP day in New York.
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Not To Miss This Weekend in NYC

January 20th, 2015

New York’s ultimate Snow Day is this weekend, are you ready? Snow is being pumped as we speak to prep the “slopes” of Central Park for Winter Jam NYC. The best part about this lovely little afternoon of snow or shine? It’s FREE! Just bring your snow gear and a smile. Jan 24th 11-3, enter at 72nd and Fifth.

If you are visiting New York this weekend, a little sample sale to brighten up your day and get you ready for Spring fashion: Yumi Kim at Chelsea Market. Purchase delicate and colorful silk dresses, rompers, tops, bottoms, jewelry and other accessories for under $75.

New York City Broadway Week starts today and runs through Feb 5, offering select shows and performances at buy one get one FREE prices! We wait for this sale every year because these shows are never on sale and Broadway Week offers the least expensive tickets that are offered year-round. Take advantage and purchase tickets to a show you’ve always wanted to see and save your cash for shopping.

A homespun hidden gem of a NYC restaurant at the end of a hidden alley way on Rivington St, Freeman’s offers specialty cocktails, delicious classic American/Anglo brunch, a unique ambiance all at an extremely affordable price. Reservations are also available for groups of 6 or more!

Made possible by Cartier, The Metropolitan Museum of Art hosts Treasures from India: Jewels from the Al-Thani Collection. The decadent and luxurious jewel collection of Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al-Thani is on display in the MET Islamic art galleries. Both glamorous and fascinating, these adornments offer a peek into jewelry styles in India dating all the way from the Mughal period until the early 20th century. This exhibit ends on Sunday the 25th so catch it this weekend before it’s gone, at Fifth Ave & 82nd St.

NYC Parks are now offering free daily fitness classes offered within all of the 5 boroughs. Shape up and take advantage of these free fitness training classes which are taught by expert fitness trainers!

Treat yourself to a hot spa, bath house, sauna, or you know, what we like to call the “anti-freeze”. Take a mini (spa) type vacation this weekend and book yourself a defrosting sesh! Take a look at the 11 best NYC spa options recommended for 2015.

What to wear when visiting NYC this January

January 14th, 2015
If you are visiting NYC this month and are wondering what to pack-keep it simple! Trends this winter are easy to wear and simple to pair together, lot’s of solid basic colors and loose silhouettes. Our outfit “go to’s” for spot on chic city fashion that is easy to wear in the city, listed from head to toe:

  • Hats are huge this winter! Whether you prefer a long black beanie, colorful knit hat with a fur pompom (our personal fav), extravagant fur aviator, fedora, felt floppy, etc-this trend will keep you just as cozy as it will chic.
  • Sunglasses-we promise, you will want to shield your precious eyeballs from the whipping winds of NYC.
  • Long, camel colored coat styles. Mirroring a slight “bathrobe effect” coats are oversized and loose hanging.
  • Sweaters are either cropped or long in styles, such as cape styles or old school “sweater dress” looks (just make sure the sweater is not form fitting if it is on the longer side-longer sweaters require movement of ease: slits, zippers, elbow holes, etc!) Soft cashmere & wool blends will be sure to keep you warm and fashionable!
  • Cropped denim-whether the bottoms are rolled or slim fitting and showing a little bit of ankle-these are a must! Slightly high waist (just under belly button) are in; in either leather black, denim black, light faded blue, dark wash or ox blood colors! Pull out your 90’s denim, it’s perfect.
  • With freezing weather on the docket, and the expectation that you must walk everywhere in the city, a solid comfortable boot is a must! Knee, over the knee, calf, ankle-any of the above are a stylish addition to top off your look. Skip the snow boots, we’ve only had 2 snow storms so far, both of which turned to rain and washed away within 24 hours.

If you have any questions or need fashion advice, tweet at us! @shopgotham

Bloomingdales 59th Street NYC Flagship is it’s Own City

January 14th, 2015

To keep a store like the fabulous and mammoth Bloomingdales 59th street flaship operating smoothly and staying current with the times – including new technology –  it takes an army of skilled people.

On a business trade visit yesterday, our guests who were in town from overseas for the NRF show, enjoyed learning some of their secrets. While we really can’t reveal them, here is one mind blowing tidbit: There are 1.4 million light bulbs! Another highlight, when shopping for lingerie, it’s nice to know there is a telephone in each dressing room, preventing the shopper from having to exit in their “unmentionables.”

The Visitor Center is a well known secret but certainly more people can take advantage of this wonderful resource. Located on the Mezzanine level, if offers complimentary coatcheck, docking stations for your cellphones, ipads for checking emails and even a nice sitting area to watch CNN for a few minutes, while plotting your shopping itinerary. And for those visitors from out of the country, make sure to take advantage of your 10% discount!

Bloomingdales, ” Like no other store in the world”, and we agree.

Shop Gotham has programs for a variety of business trade visits to NYC. Reach us at info@shopgotham.com if you would like to explore on behalf of your corporation.

Bloomingdales 59th Street NYC Flagship is it's Own City

January 14th, 2015

To keep a store like the fabulous and mammoth Bloomingdales 59th street flaship operating smoothly and staying current with the times – including new technology –  it takes an army of skilled people.

On a business trade visit yesterday, our guests who were in town from overseas for the NRF show, enjoyed learning some of their secrets. While we really can’t reveal them, here is one mind blowing tidbit: There are 1.4 million light bulbs! Another highlight, when shopping for lingerie, it’s nice to know there is a telephone in each dressing room, preventing the shopper from having to exit in their “unmentionables.”

The Visitor Center is a well known secret but certainly more people can take advantage of this wonderful resource. Located on the Mezzanine level, if offers complimentary coatcheck, docking stations for your cellphones, ipads for checking emails and even a nice sitting area to watch CNN for a few minutes, while plotting your shopping itinerary. And for those visitors from out of the country, make sure to take advantage of your 10% discount!

Bloomingdales, ” Like no other store in the world”, and we agree.

Shop Gotham has programs for a variety of business trade visits to NYC. Reach us at info@shopgotham.com if you would like to explore on behalf of your corporation.

Teen Activities in NYC

January 7th, 2015

Coming to the city soon with teens or a group of teens and looking for something fun to do? We have a plethora of options that are perfect for teenagers, both girls and boys:

  • Educational Student Shopping Tours are both fun & educational for teen girls and boys. A guaranteed afternoon well spent exploring NYC by students and chaperones alike. Shop Gotham host student groups year-round (from 4-100+) and we create custom tours for each and every group.

Examples of educational shopping paired themes in the past: History of the Garment District, Music in the West Village, Street Art/Graffiti, Costume Design and the Performance World.

  • Private SoHo/NoLita Shopping Tours offer the most unique, trendy and fashionable boutiques within the gorgeous and chic neighborhoods of Soho and Nolita. For teen boys and girls alike, these charming side-by-side neighborhoods yield the ultimate shopping area in the city. Your teens are led by our expert guides, both fashion and “shopping scene” savvy, shopping exclusive discounts (available only to our guests) at 15+ partner shops.
  • Sweet 16 Shopping Parties are a dream come true for the girl who loves fashion, the excitement of New York City and shopping with her friends. Our private Sweet 16 shopping tours are a unique, once in a lifetime experience for the birthday girl and her friends to explore the city in a fun and totally chic, totally VIP way, on her birthday. Give the party that she will never forget!
  • Self Directed NYC Teen Dress Shopping Itineraries are perfect for those teens that want to shop at their own pace! Shop Gotham now offers a “self directed” aka non-guided tours of New York City that makes it easy for you! Whether you are looking for formal occasions (such as prom, homecoming, wedding) or casual (LBD, party, weekend) SG has the ultimate store list of ‘NYC Musts’; including store hours, location, price range and what to expect.

Low Season Rates for Tours

January 5th, 2015

Happy New Year everyone! As a token of our appreciation, we are happy to announce that low season Jan/Feb shopping tour rates have begun for all of our shopping tours throughout the city. Winter in NYC post holiday is great for lower hotel rates, quieter streets, less crowded restaurants and of course, low season rates for shopping tours!

The money you will save on your tour tickets can be used to buy yourself something that is well deserved. Join a shopping tour for less and shop NYC fashion at wholesale, designer discounts straight from the showroom. Shop amazing deals on winter apparel and accessories and enjoy an afternoon well spent in New York City with family and friends.

Bring your best snuggly winter boots and long coat to stay warm!

Garment Center 2015 tours commence on Wednesday Jan 7, 2015.

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