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How to Dress in November New York City 2017

October 25th, 2017


 

 


Visiting  NYC in November? here is what to wear

October has been unseasonably warm. Butthat could turn at any time. New York City is ALWAYS casual chic, so pack your Best and Newest Pieces for Broadway, Dinner  and  Day Excursions.

What’s in: Jackets Jackets Jackets. Velvet and Kimono Jackets of all Lengths and Styles. Pair these with Jeans and Cool platform, hightop or embellished sneakers for all Day activities.

DAYTIME:  Jeans, Trendy Sneakers, Leather, Kimono or Velvet Jacket

EVENING: Jeans, Cold Shoulder top (yes they are still in!) Heels and your Velvet or Kimono Jacket

Need one of these Essential pieces? join us on a Shop Gotham shopping tour and we will help you find one!

 

 

 

 

Why You Must Go to Central Park when in NYC

April 23rd, 2017

You may live in a lovely city chock full of parks and wonder why bother visiting This park on your precious vacation to New York.

Yes, this expansive 2.5 mile long famous place has a Zoo, Broadway Baseball leagues, lovely restaurants, a carousel and skating rink, running paths galore and a million nooks and crannies to read a book, meditate or take a nap. All good reasons, but that is not the most important one.

We, who have been living in and observing New York and its inhabitants for 3 decades know that if you want to see real New Yorkers, this is the place to go. Our Oasis.

On a Sunday, especially in Spring and Fall, the park is doused with thousands of .. wait for it.. New Yorkers RELAXING! Away from our lightless apartments or stress filled office cubicles, the inhabitants of this city are actually kind and gentle people, who will caress and guide visitors with generosity of spirit as unknown on a Tuesday in Midtown.

Do not come to NYC and miss Central Park. It is worth the visit.

For more local tips, visit our blog: https://shopgotham.com/blog/

Top 7 Fashion Trends You Need To Know For Spring 2017

March 24th, 2017

Well, we all know it’s a mainly upbeat season. And of course, who else is excited to find out what’s in for fashion? We’re not exactly mind readers, but thanks to the designers of the New York Fashion Week’s Spring 2017 runway show, we’ve got a pretty clear picture of what we’ll be wearing this season.

These designs set the style for this year, and it’s going to look a bit different from the ones we’ve known so far. There’s a lot of exciting new fashion trends to try, and you can check some clothing online for inspiration. Of course, the ‘80s inspired fashion still continues, there are more washes of canary yellow and fuchsia pink to new takes on sheer and ruffled textures.

Prepare for bolder prints, more ruffles, and some major wardrobe disruption.

Spring 2017 is going to bring some huge change to our closets. Here are the top seven spring trends that emerged in the New York Fashion Week: stripes, floral, modernized oxfords, neons, ruffles, shades of blue, and bralette tops. Surely, shopping for these trends can be overwhelming. That’s why Shop Gotham has got your back and will escort you to just the right stores targeting these ontrend pieces. Coming to NYC? Check out our shopping tours.

Just remember though, these are only guides. After all, it is still the season where YOU can make the rules

Private NYC Shopping Tours for the Whole Family. Teens and Moms

March 16th, 2017
Spring break in NYC. Family shopping affair

 

NYC Shopping is exhilerating and a spectacular way to spend some family time.   This family celebrating Spring Break in March 2017 conquered SoHo & NoLita with the help of their fashionable guide.

For information on our 3 Hour Private Custom Shopping Tours,
Private 3 Hour Shopping Tours.  

Need Gluten Free Dining in NYC?

March 15th, 2017

Gluten Free Dining NYC

 At Shop Gotham, we are often asked for gluten free dining suggestions. New delicious options seem to open daily. From pastries to fine dining, here are some suggestions to help you have a healthy  stay in New York City. #celiacdiningnyc #glutenfreerestaurantsnyc #thingstodonyc

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.

 

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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Our Top NYC Picks of the Month: June

June 7th, 2016

Our Top NYC Picks of the Month:
Things to Do
If you are Visiting NYC in JUNE

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We’re a week into June and if you’re visiting New York City this summer then rest assured that you are not short on things to do. It’s perfect that the city that never sleeps has activities to suit everyone’s tastes—it’s why we love it so much. So while the sun is out and well and truly shining over the city, here are our Top Picks for the month of June:

Cassa Hotel

Shop until you drop—literally! Visiting New York City this summer or even in the Fall? Then this is the package for you. We’ve teamed up with Cassa Hotel (in the center of the city) to bring you the ultimate ‘See New York, Shop New York’ package. Book five days stay with the hotel and arrange an exclusive shopping tour with us. You can choose the historic Garment District or Chic boutiques downtown —both end with a complimentary cocktail at the city’s notoriously chic Butter restaurant. After all, you deserve it after a hard day shopping.

Book now: http://www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/en/cassa/shop

 

Summer Stage Concerts

Did someone say FREE? Every year we get excited for Good Morning America’s FREE Friday Summer Concert Series in Central Park and this year is no different! The star-studded lineup is in full swing, don’t miss out on one of New York City’s truly hidden gems.

2016 Concert Schedule: http://www.centralpark.com/guide/activities/concerts/gma-concerts.html

Jazz Age Lawn Party

Loved The Great Gatsby? Live out your fantasy at the infamous Jazz Age Lawn Party, starting this Saturday June 11th. Fully embrace summer in the city at this original prohibition inspired gathering. Hosted by Michael Arenella. It’s your turn to dress up to the nines!

Book now: http://jazzagelawnparty.com/

Everyone’s Wearing: Overall’s

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We cannot get enough of overalls this summer! Seems like the trend has made a strong comeback as we see everyone rocking their own style. Keep it comfortable for days spent walking around the city, especially on one of our shopping tours!

Read more over on Fashionista: http://fashionista.com/2015/09/spring-2016-trends-overalls

Sample Sales

A shopping tour with us means super stylish, wholesale finds but even we want you to find more gems in the city to complete your wardrobe. See our pick of the best sample sales this month and remember, if you take a tour with us, we also give you a FULL list of sample sales in the city.

Tory Burch – FEW MORE DAYS TO GO. Amazing discounts on women’s clothing, shoes and bags. Running until June 10th. Mon-Fri 11am-7pm. 261 W 36th st.

Full of Grace NY – Hip jewelry brand up to 50% off! Running until June 15th. Mon-Fri 10a-6pm. 611 Broadway, Suite 730.

Micky London – Discover bargains on women’s clothing and accessories for up to 85% off. Running until June 30th. Mon-Fri 10am-5pm. 231 W 39th St, Suite 202

 

Visiting NYC the Week of May 30 to June 3? Here are 3 Things not to Miss

May 30th, 2016

STARS in the ALLEY, Friday, June 3, 12:30pm, Celebrate Broadway with exciting performances by over 30 shows.  Outside on Shubert Alley.  Pre-Tony awards!

Diane von Furstenberg Sample Sale, May 31- June 5, 260 Fifth Avenue (Between 28th & 29th Streets), 10- 6 daily

 Pitbull free in Central Park, June 3

PHOTO: Ariana Grande attends The 58th GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 15, 2016 in Los Angeles | Recording artist Pitbull poses backstage on April 3, 2016 in Houston | Recording artist Jason Derulo at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, Calif.