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What to Expect on a NYC Teen Shopping Program with Shop Gotham

July 1st, 2016

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What to Expect on a NYC Sweet 16 or Teen Shopping Program with Shop Gotham

Teens love to shop.  Indeed they do. On a recent Shop Gotham program in SoHo/Nolita12 teens from Cleveland returned home with bags ablaze with goodies and certainly no one broke the bank or worse, angered their parents!

They commenced their day at an indoor market for young indie designers.  30 designers under one roof offer everything from leather jackets to candles.

Then on to 8 more NYC cool stores which offered selections the girls could not find at home.

Along the way, their fashionable guide regaled them with stories about the area  of Soho and Nolita – once a thriving art community, shared fashion tips, helped select pieces which were just right for the season and pointed out where celebrities live.

The 3 hours concluded with special cupcakes for the honoree from a famous tv bakery

Shop Gotham Sweet 16’s are available all year round for the lucky shopper. For details, see www.shopgotham.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016 Spring/Summer Special Promotion

May 10th, 2016

Flowers. Fashion. Impressionism. 

New York Botanical Garden & Shop Gotham NYC Shopping Tours

We’re thrilled about our Spring/Summer promotion happening right now. We’ve teamed up with the amazing folks at America’s premiere Botanical Garden to bring to you a fantastic package deal!

From May 14 through August 26, we’re offering you 30% off when you book a shopping tour with us AND make a trip to the beautiful botanical gardens. Who doesn’t love a good bargain in New York City?

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This summer when you book with us, you’ll be able to benefit from the following package deals:

PACKAGE OPTIONS: May 14 – August 26, 2016

WEEKDAYS:  $67pp

New York Botanical Garden: Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas (Tuesdays – Fridays)

  • Shop Gotham: Garment Center “Insider” Shopping Tour (FOR WOMEN (Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays)

 

WEEKENDS:   $54pp

  • New York Botanical Gardens: Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas (Fridays – Sundays)
  • Shop Gotham: SoHo & NoLita Chic Boutiques (Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays)

 

Explore the inspiration behind American Impressionism in a display of painting & sculpture and stroll through beautiful evocations of the gardens depicted in their quintessential landscapes at the turn of the 20th century at the Botanical Gardens New York AND find yourself with the latest fashions after one of our amazing, expert-led shopping tours.

Book this amazing offer now:

Weekday: https://www.zerve.com/ShopGotham/GCComb

Weekend: https://www.zerve.com/ShopGotham/SNCombo

Window Shopping at Bergdorf Goodman

February 26th, 2015

Looking for something fun and free to do in NYC this weekend? We highly recommend strolling Fifth Avenue to witness the new and breathtaking Bergdorf Goodman window display, designed in honor of New York Fashion Week. BG commissioned installation artist Eva Petric to create a visionary “Lace Environment” in the windows of the store front.

This immaculate display is called “Personal UNiVERSEs” and consists of thousands of tiny, individual vintage lace pieces that have been combined to create large weblike environments. While the mannequins are dressed in looks from the stores new Spring 2015 collections, Petric’s lace networks serve as the backdrop and surrounding environment. These stunning windows will be on display until March 8th.

According to Petric:
“The assemblages are made out of old, given, or purchased  pieces of lace and hand works. Some I got from family and friends, and many were bought from flea markets around the world. Some were given to me by people who pulled them from storage–even out of cellars. So these pieces really represent for me the trans generational connections that tie us into worldwide webs.”

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Save on Holiday Shopping with Shop Gotham

October 8th, 2014

Christmas Season/Hanukkah season sample sales will be in the works by mid October/early November. This years sample sale “season” (the prime time for Holiday shopping) commences with designers such as: Elizabeth and James, Loro Piana, DKNY, Phillip Lim, Escada, Scoop, Alexander McQueen and the ever famous Hanky Panky yearly sale. In other words, the Garment District is about to be in full bloom!

Designers sales for November are still pending but we will be sure to update you as soon as we hear what is coming up!

In addition to the well known designer realm of sample sales offered on our Garment Center Tours, all of our partner designer showrooms that are visited on a tour are the real highlight. Currently selling their Fall/Winter 2014 collections exclusively to our shoppers at wholesale price now!

Purchase tailored fashion apparel, dresses and outerwear, fabulous furs (real and FO), accessories and jewelry that is made for private label brands (shh we can’t tell you who!) and quality leather handbags entirely on trend (totes and purses for every style). All for less than a third of what you would find in a department or retail store.

Another perk-you won’t have to wait in lines or deal with any chaos of traditional Holiday Shopping! Our tours max at 12 guests and our tour guides are extremely personable and accommodating. Get the chance to talk one on one with designers and showroom sales reps that can teach you about the collections, make personal recommendations and help you to select the “perfect gift”.

Find out why all the ladies love us and can’t wait to shop wholesale with us each time they visit NYC! Join a shopping tour this Fall 2014 and shop with Shop Gotham, exclusively wholesale.

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Memorial Day Deals

May 15th, 2014

Pre-Memorial Day deals are blossoming all over New York starting now. Sample sale season is upon us for the first time this year, as well as multiple retail sales in stores & boutiques throughout the city! This month designers are selling through their spring/summer merchandise at half the price.

Whether you are scoring a unique designer piece at a sample sale for 80% off or getting a retail sale price of 15-50% off in stores, stock up on fashionable pieces for your 2014 Spring and Summer wardrobes. Our fashionable guides will give you the low down on this seasons trends and chic NYC “looks” to help you along the way.

If you are coming to NYC, join a Shop Gotham shopping tour so that you get the most out of your dollar for Memorial Day Shopping. Our shopping tours will entertain family and friends and is a fun activity to share together! Tours will also be running Memorial Day Weekend, so if you are visiting New York City that weekend, make sure to sign up now as tickets do sell out. We look forward to shopping with you.

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Easter Weekend 2014 in New York City

April 18th, 2014

Things to do over Easter Weekend in New York:

  • Easter egg hunt, Saturday April 19 from 12-4

Children can hunt for eggs throughout the afternoon, meet a human-sized bunny, play games, visit farm animals, and take a hayride at the Barnyard Easter Egg Hunt at Queens County Farm Museum.

  • Easter Sunday Restaurant Specials

OpenTable has a list of restaurants offering special menus for Easter.

  • Easter Sunday Parade, from 10-4

Wear an extravagant hat or festive costume and join the people strolling on Fifth Avenue from 49th to 57th Streets in the Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival. The official street closure is from 47th to 57th. Free.

  • Tribeca Film Festival, April 16-27

The Tribeca Film program will feature films of all stripes: crowd-pleasing blockbusters-to-be, provocative documentaries, foreign films, shorts and free outdoor screenings, plus a cornucopia of panel discussions and lectures.

  • New York International Auto Show, April 18-27

This high-octane NYC Auto Show is North America’s oldest (it was first held in 1900) and most-attended auto show, featuring just about every new model under the sun—from Acura to Volvo—along with the most innovative automotive technology, the hottest exotics, the latest in green technology and more.

Halloween Shopping in NYC-the 411

October 17th, 2013

Halloween is that lovely time of year when you can dress up and be whomever or whatever you want for the day without a second glance. Shopping for a costume, carving pumpkins, trick or treating and haunted houses are all fun ways to enjoy the fall holiday. As for us, we live for the shopping!

Like always, NYC has the ultimate shopping for your Halloween costume and decor this season. Here’s our “go-to” list:

The Village Party Store on 13 E 8th St has more than 2,000 getups to offer!

Halloween Adventure on 104 4th Ave is close to Union Square and open all year round. They also stay open til midnight as part of their “October Extended Hours”, for you late night shoppers.

Ricky’s is a great option in a multitude of neighborhoods-45 Halloween “super stores” throughout Manhattan.

Abracadabra Superstore on 19 w 21st St is a three level ‘haunted house vibe’ shop that sells costumes and has makeup artists on hand that detail in body painting as well. The best part- they have and rent an extensive costume and prop selection (both outrageous and hysterical).

Sprit has 14 locations in Manhattan, sells everything you will need to celebrate the holiday from home decor to costumes and accessories. Unique finds here include group costumes, theatrical contact lenses, and an extensive mask selection.

Sample sales during the holiday season

September 23rd, 2013

After working hard all year, it is a major relief to know that you can still save on your holiday shopping in NYC. There are many deals to discover with this holiday season approaching. Our Garment Center shopping tour is not only a great holiday gift in itself, but also a fun and dollar saving way to shop for your loved ones this season! You can access appointment-only designer showrooms and shop at wholesale, and shop the sample sales happening within the area as well. Accompanied by our wonderful fashion savvy guides, holiday shopping in NYC with Shop Gotham is a breeze!

Five Reasons to Love NYC Parks in the Summer!

May 23rd, 2013

New Yorkers earn some serious outdoor time after surviving our long, snowy, wet winters.  So the moment the temperature hits 70, we head to the sidewalk cafes, the waterfront, and especially the parks!  Here are five fantastic reasons to love NYC Parks!

1.  Shakespeare in the Park

From late May to mid August free tickets are available on a first-come, first served basis for these star-studded, only-in-NYC performances.  For once the hottest ticket in town can’t be found on Broadway!  This year the Public Theatre presents Comedy of Errors and a musical version of Love’s Labour’s Lost.  These productions have been known to move to Broadway, so see it this summer (for free) so you can say you saw it first!

2.  Summerstage

City Parks Foundation hosts free concerts in over 750 venues citywide.  But the most popular by far is Summerstage, which brings A-list talent like Adele and the Indigo Girls to Rumsey Playfield, off of West 72nd Street.  These concerts get incredibly crowded, and tickets are almost impossible to get, so check out the Summerstage link and plan your summer accordingly!

3.  HBO Bryant Park Summer Films

The lawn at Bryant Park opens at 5:00 PM, the movies start around 9:00.  Not a space can be found by 6:00 PM, so popular is this NYC summer tradition of free classic movies outdoors.  Pack a picnic, invite good company, and prepare to settle down for a night you won’t forget.  This year’s offerings range from Tootsie to ET.  And it’s all free!

4.  Free Yoga in Bryant Park

Offered twice weekly, this free yoga series provides challenging vinyasa flow to literally hundreds of yogis throughout the City.  For the past ten years, Lululemon Athletica has been sponsoring this event, providing instructors and mats for New Yorkers in need of Zen.  Namaste!

5.  Broadway in Bryant Park

Those reading this blog now see why Bryant Park is quickly becoming the favorite park of the locals!  Every summer Bryant Park hosts hundreds of free events, twice a year they host Fashion Week, and once a year they host a spectacular gift bazaar, complete with a free ice skating rink.  But Broadway in Bryant Park holds a special place for Shop Gotham tour guides, most of whom confess an unadulterated love of musical theatre.  Every Thursday throughout July and August, the most popular Broadway shows perform their biggest hit.  The ONLY way to see Broadway for free!