Share Your Favorite Summer Fashion Trends

May 28th, 2015

What are the current go-to’s in your closet? Are you a dress/romper kind of girl or more of a cutoff short and t shirt kind of girl in the Spring and Summer in NYC? Do you rock low top sneakers or slip on sporty sandals this season? Prefer to carry your essentials around in an oversized leather handbag or a chic backpack? Now is your opportunity to tell us all about it!

Share your favorite fashion forward ensembles for summer 2015 with Shop Gotham bloggers. Send us a photo in your favorite Spring/Summer outfit and include your first name, city and one line about why you selected this look to be considered! We will post it and blog about the photos that we receive. Submit all fab photos to: info@shopgotham.com

Looking forward to hearing from you, fashionistas! xoxo #shopgotham

Travel In Style

May 25th, 2015

Shop Gotham has long been about providing eager shoppers with ‘Insider’ information – just check out our Garment Center Tours. We wanted to take that one step further for all of our visitors out there, so we are introducing to you *drumroll please* our new Guest Blogger series. We’ve delved deep into the world of fashion to find you New York’s top bloggers who are armed with travel and style advice for you as you plan ahead your trip to the fashion capital of the world. This week we speak to the wonderful Brittni Joy Shalit, a style savvy New Yorker who runs her own fashion company, In All Honesty. She’ll have you ready for your travels in no time!

SG: Hi, tell us a little bit about In All Honesty?

BJS: In All Honesty is a women’s fashion brand derived on having versatile and easy pieces that can be worn a million different ways, dressed up or down – with a slight edge to it. After a few months of having the online shop open, I decided to take it a step further and make In All Honesty a blog as well to help show all the different ways in which the pieces can be worn. An inspiration of sorts. From there the blog kind of took off and I started to add in Personal Style as well.

SG: What are your Top 5 recommended ‘must have pieces’ right now, for fashionistas preparing to pack for their NYC trip?

BJS:

1. Layers – it changes from hot to cold and gets chilly in-between the buildings

2. A cute backpack – whether it be a fjallraven or a vintage designer one you stole for your mom, it’s perfect to run around the city with and works for day to night.

3. Suede. Really into suede skirts, tops, jackets & bags too! REALLY into suede bags. (suede backpack – DUH!)

4. Fashion sweatshirt. My favorite look hands down is an oversized cute sweatshirt with vintage cutoff denim shorts.

5. Comfortable shoes. You will be walking a lot, and if you’re not, you didn’t do NYC justice. Converse hi tops are always my go-to’s, or my black ankle boots.

SG: Biggest trend this season?

BJS: Truthfully this is a tougher question than “tell me about yourself.” I don’t really follow trends, I kind of just think of things I want to wear and then the hunt begins to find them. Some key things I’m looking forward to wearing this summer are: Co-ords, denim cut-offs with sheer tops or bodysuits (one-piece swimsuits work too), sneakers (think stan smith or Converse), flatforms, and leather. ALWAYS leather.

SG: What is your secret NYC hotspot?

BJS: Whether it’s a secret or not, my favorite place that I drag all my friends to is Macondo in the LES. THE best sangria, tacos, and guacamole, EVER.

SG: Best travel advice given?

BJS: Plan your outfits (versatility is key) and pack light, you can always go shopping for what you didn’t bring.

Free Summer Concerts

May 19th, 2015

2015 marks the 7th anniversary of New York Cities “Good Morning America” Free Friday Summer Concert Series at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park (entrance at 71st & Fifth Ave). Concert doors open each weekly Friday at 6am, but make sure to arrive beforehand and wait in line because there is a limit of attendees allowed inside for each show. Concerts air live that same day on the #GMA show between 7-9am, so you could be a part of the morning news! Check out the lineup below, for which we are beyond psyched about!
May 22 – Jessie J
May 29 – Ed Sheeran
June 5 – Florence + the Machine
June 12 – Jason Derulo
June 19 – Adam Lambert
June 26 – Dierks Bentley
July 3 – Mika
July 10 – Walk the Moon
July 17 – TBA
July 24 – Nicki Minaj
July 31 – Hozier
Aug. 7 – Luke Bryan
Aug. 14 – TBA
Aug. 21 – 5 Seconds of Summer
Aug. 28 – TBA
Sept. 4 – Florida Georgia Line

See you there! xoxo #shopgotham
#freeinnyc #freeconcert #centralpark #goodmorningamerica #thingstodoinnyc #summer

Not To Miss! Free outdoor art this week in NYC

May 12th, 2015

Starting this Friday, a FREE outdoor art exhibit begins in Central Park called Drifting in Daylight, described as “a dreamy springtime pathway of art winding through the world’s most iconic park”. For 6 weeks on Fridays & Saturdays from 12-6, enjoy the beautiful Spring weather and walk throughout a scenic trail of sensory experiences and artwork!

Featured designers and collaborations include: Alicia Framis, Nina Katchadourian, Ragnar Kjartansson, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, David Levine, Karyn Olivier, Lauri Stallings/glo. Among the incredibly diverse works is Spencer Finch’s “Sunset (Central Park),” which offers visitors free soft-serve ice-cream cones in colors reminiscent of the sky at sunset.

May 15 – June 20, 2015
Fridays and Saturdays
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Central Park’s North End

Free entry

More information

Shopping for Prom in NYC

May 6th, 2015

Shopping​ for #prom with your teens? Shop Gotham now offers NYC self-directed shopping tours.

Our Prom shopping experts pin-point the hottest and most recent shops within the city that offer unique one-of-a-kind gorgeous prom dresses for girls, such as trending two piece dresses and sheer embellished gowns. Other perks of the self guided Prom Dress Shopping Tour include: a city map, 25 stores within the city, store hours, price range, offerings description and select SG shopping discounts; all for only $40! Let Shop Gotham relieve your dress shopping stress and outline a guaranteed shopping itinerary for Prom 2015. Come with friends and make a day of it in the city!