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Shopping in New York City

March 4th, 2015
TripAdvisor’s new category, “Shopping in New York City“, recently launched and Shop Gotham is the leader within this new category! Take it from our shoppers, SG shopping tours take you behind the scenes of the fashion industry and yield the best shopping that NYC has to offer.

A review recommending our Garment Center Shopping Tour and guide Keve, from a recent Australian visitor, Kerrie W:
“New York Garment Centre Shopping Tour”
5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
If you love fashion and your are holidaying in NYC then book this tour. I did it today and it was great, great shopping opportunities away from street shopping. Great tour guide Keve. Thank you shop Gotham


Exploring SoHo & NoLita

February 15th, 2015
Good news! Winter is almost over which means the Shop Gotham Soho Nolita Shopping Tours will begin again! Starting March 6th, our explorative downtown shopping tours commence each week on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings. Looking for an activity to do with mom and teens in NYC or groups of women in NYC? This tour is the fun and easy solution!
Here is a small sneak peak into a few new stores in the area that have opened up this winter:
Classic basics, Men’s and women’s clothes with a Gap/Joe fresh feel. The best part? The sale section in the back of the store
H&M sister brand opened their first US location this October in Soho. European style merchandise: apparel between $50-100, accessories ($10-50), bath/home products and features a HUGE shoe bar in the back of the store.

Small gem stone/mixed metals shop that opened up in January. The store originated in Park Slope and still have store there, but this is first NYC location. The sell a variety of men’s and women’s jewelry/gifts: “finer” jewelry (bridal collection) towards the back, less expensive bracelets, charms, keychains, temp tattoos, rings and gifts towards the front.
Very friendly, welcoming and educating staff. They are ecstatic to tell you a story for each stone-regarding it’s origin or it’s historical uses. Turf floor, books with gemstone info are scattered about and the shop girls hand out cards that describe each stone you are interested in. Floor to ceiling hand made gem stone jewelry-most pieces raining between $150-250 but there are some less expensive pieces/small gifts.


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

September 15th, 2014

A recent, glowing review on our Garment Center Shopping Tour with a personal recognition for one of our guides, Jacque.

“Fun and fashionable!”
Reviewed August 17, 2014
Loved this trip: one of the highlights of a week n NYC. Jacque was a bubbly tour guide and knew the showrooms well. It was interesting and informative to see the designer’s rooms and learn a little about the process. Our first stop was the best: what woman doesn’t want a beautiful bag at well under the wholesale cost? Great deals, met some lovely ladies…had a fun time!
Visited August 2014

Thank you to all of our shoppers for your continual feedback on TripAdvisor, it is always appreciated!

#shopgotham

Behind the curtain: Broadway and Theater Costume

April 29th, 2014

For Broadway and Film, costumes are integral to the story line and overall excitement of the production. Where does the process begin? What elements are needed? Could a detailed pocket really matter? Shop Gotham has put together a unique “behind the curtain” NYC theater experience, exploring the Steps of Creation in Broadway & Theater Costume Design!

This program showcases the wardrobing process, taking guests both behind- the-scenes to a renowned design studio and to private industry-only shops for an enlightening costume and production overview that can only be found in NYC.  Step into this world non-thespians rarely enter.

Tour includes visits to a Costume Design Studio, a Theater & Costume Jewelry Showroom, a Theatrical Stage and Dance Shoe Supplier as well as visits and discussions of other integral hubs of the New York Broadway and Theater Community. We invite students and adult groups both to explore this program, for more information please email us: info@shopgotham.com or call us: (917) 599-6650

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