Discount B’Way Tix and Free Things to Do! December NYC 2016

November 22nd, 2016

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Discount B’Way Tix and Free Things to Do!  December NYC 2016

New York’s newest place for cheap Broadway tickets isn’t a place at all.  In fact, you’re probably holding it right now—or at least it’s within easy reach!  That’s right, it’s your cell phone.  The app TodayTix has picked up where TDF left off.  No one wants to stand in long lines in the middle of Times Square, especially when temperatures go south and the snow starts to fall.  Instead, the younger generation downloads the TodayTix app for free!   It lists cheap tickets available that day (hence the term “TODAY” Tix), and on certain shows, for performances in the near future.   TodayTix also offers lottery options for a selection of other productions.   (Note:  only one or two lottery tickets to each show might be available, compared to the hundreds of people who may have entered.  So if you are desperate to see a certain show, you might want to make plans other than the lottery.)

As of Thanksgiving week in New York City,  the Rockette Christmas Spectacular had tickets on sale for $39, and Cirque du Soleil’s  Paramour was on sale for $55, along with a $35 lottery option.  TodayTix subscribers could enter the lottery to see Sutton Foster in Sweet Charity for $35.  Chicago and Cats were listed at $50 and $59, respectively.  Tickets could be purchased for all of these shows throughout the week.  Many, many more shows were available:  School of Rock, Matilda, Fiddler on the Roof, The Cherry Orchard, Kinky Boots, and more.  Some off-Broadway companies are on there as well, such as the dance company Pilobolus, Othello:  the Remix, Sleep No More, and the Keen Company’s Tick, Tick… Boom!

So next time you come to New York, do what the locals do!  Download TodayTix for free, purchase a ticket, and then meet a TodayTix concierge at the theatre.  He or she will be clearly identifiable.  You provide ID, they hand you a ticket, and you go straight to your seat.  It couldn’t be easier!  Don’t pay through the nose for a Broadway show.  And no more standing in line for hours to pay cash at the TDF booth!

If you’re looking for something to do that is completely scot free, check out the links below!

Bryant Park Winter Village 2016

The skating rink is free, free, free!  (The skates, however, aren’t.)  Check out the adorable holiday shops that have popped up on the perimeter.  This often overlooked park is adored by city dwellers who work in the skyscrapers surrounding the park.

Free Holiday Lights Tour!

Midtown Manhattan lights up like no other place in the world this time of year!   Click on the link to find out about the New York Holiday Lights Tour, a festive two-hour pay-what-you-like walking tour.  (There’s also a bus version.)

Free Juilliard Chamber Music

On Wednesdays at 1:00, Juilliard students share their talents with the general public throughout the season.

 

New York City Sample Sales are Blazing Hot in November & December 2016!

November 22nd, 2016

Sample Sale Season is here!
We have our eye on 12 Hot sales the
week of November 28th.

Do the names DKNY, Armani and Bulgari make you salivate? how about Tory Burch Randall Loefller and Vince?

Forget the Department Stores.

We will take you the where the real deals are.  See Shop Gotham’s  Garment Center “insider Tours

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Plan to Shop NYC November or December? here is what you need to know

November 15th, 2016

Sample Sale Season :
Commences November 14th and continues though December 16th.

One can expect a minimum of 20 exceptional sales each day (most open Mon- Friday)

How are these different than store sales?
1) They will be for one Designer brand and will often include an array of current season overstock, some previous seasons and sample goods.
2)Prices are highly slashed and far better than any store sale (think 50- 80% off retail)

Successful day on NYC Garment Center tour
Successful day on NYC Garment Center tour

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How to Find out location and details on the Sample Sales
1)Various online sites will post a few or many
2)Shop Gotham will provide a list of ALL the worthwhile sample sales to all customers on any Shop Gotham program in the next month

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT IS A SAMPLE SALE

November 1st, 2016

WHAT IS A SAMPLE SALE? you ask.

All fashion designers create more items than they will sell each season(overstock). They also create individual pieces each season for the buyers to look at (samples)

At the end of the season, they like to sell off these items at a deep discount (Sample Sales!)sample-sale-sign

While once upon a time, these items were just in sample slzes (typically something small), now one can find all range of sizes.

Holiday time in NYC is simply a bonanza of Sample Sales with a dozen to 2 dozen each day from mid-november to mid-december. Not only can one score from exciting brands you know. but its a great opportunity to uncover new ones. And the prices! EXPECT far better than the Department Store sales.

Sample Sale Season in NYC is Upon us!

November 1st, 2016

Yep, holiday season is soon here and shopping in NYC can be exhilerating.

But if you are aching to try something other than the department stores with their caffeine heavy perfume sprayers, we suggest you flock to the Sample Sales, where Designer apparel and accessories can be found at ALL levels and at DEEP Discounts.

From mid- November to mid – December, you can count on at least a dozen worthwhile ones each day. And Shop Gotham knows what’s what and what is where.

While Gift Buying is necessary, Personal Shopping is more FUN! Come join us

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